114th Congress Keyvotes Senate S157-2016
Last Updated on: 08/03/17  

REVISED 21ST CENTURY CURES ACT (H.R. 34)

Vote# S157-2016

Vote Result on 2016-12-07
YES
94 to 5

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HERITAGE ACTION POSITION: NO

Vote Description

The Senate will vote on an updated version of the 21st Century Cures Act (H.R. 34), sponsored by Rep. Fred Upton. The 21st Century Cures Act was originally a bill that provided additional funds to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for medical research and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for accelerated approval of new treatments. Heritage Action key voted against the original House version of the bill in 2015. Though the original version of Cures ultimately passed the House, it was never considered by the Senate.

Heritage Action Position

Congress has taken this legislation, which was initially a 300 page bill, and turned it into an almost 1,000 page omnibus health care spending bill. The negotiators have added pieces of a mental health bill, makes changes to Medicare Part A and B, another bill making significant changes to the federal foster care system, a “cancer moonshot” requested by Vice President Biden, additional funding for opioid abuse prevention, etc., in addition to the NIH funding and the FDA funding, for a grand total of over $6.3 billion dollars. In Washington terms, backroom negotiators have turned the Cures bill into a Christmas Tree, loaded with handouts for special interests, all at the expense of the taxpayer.


STATE NAME PARTY SCORE
UT Sen. Mike Lee R 100%
TX Sen. Ted Cruz R 94%
NE Sen. Ben Sasse R 94%
KY Sen. Rand Paul R 85%
ID Sen. Michael Crapo R 82%
AL Sen. Richard Shelby R 82%
ID Sen. Jim Risch R 81%
SC Sen. Tim Scott R 78%
AL Sen. Jeff Sessions R 78%
AR Sen. Tom Cotton R 77%
MT Sen. Steve Daines R 77%
OK Sen. James Lankford R 74%
GA Sen. David Perdue R 73%
FL Sen. Marco Rubio R 73%
LA Sen. David Vitter R 68%
AZ Sen. Jeff Flake R 67%
OK Sen. James Inhofe R 66%
AR Sen. John Boozman R 64%
NE Sen. Deb Fischer R 64%
KS Sen. Jerry Moran R 63%
IA Sen. Joni Ernst R 60%
PA Sen. Patrick Toomey R 59%
AK Sen. Dan Sullivan R 58%
WY Sen. Mike Enzi R 57%
CO Sen. Cory Gardner R 56%
NV Sen. Dean Heller R 55%
WY Sen. John Barrasso R 54%
IA Sen. Charles Grassley R 53%
IN Sen. Daniel Coats R 52%
MS Sen. Roger Wicker R 52%
GA Sen. Johnny Isakson R 51%
KS Sen. Pat Roberts R 51%
LA Sen. Bill Cassidy R 50%
TN Sen. Bob Corker R 50%
SD Sen. John Thune R 50%
AZ Sen. John McCain R 49%
MO Sen. Roy Blunt R 47%
TX Sen. John Cornyn R 47%
NC Sen. Thom Tillis R 47%
WI Sen. Ron Johnson R 45%
SD Sen. Mike Rounds R 45%
NC Sen. Richard Burr R 40%
ND Sen. John Hoeven R 40%
KY Sen. Mitch McConnell R 40%
AK Sen. Lisa Murkowski R 35%
UT Sen. Orrin Hatch R 33%
WV Sen. Shelley Capito R 32%
MS Sen. Thad Cochran R 30%
SC Sen. Lindsey Graham R 30%
OH Sen. Rob Portman R 28%
TN Sen. Lamar Alexander R 26%
NH Sen. Kelly Ayotte R 25%
VT Sen. Bernard Sanders I 23%
MA Sen. Elizabeth Warren D 23%
WV Sen. Joe Manchin III D 21%
IN Sen. Joe Donnelly D 18%
MA Sen. Edward Markey D 17%
OR Sen. Jeff Merkley D 17%
NJ Sen. Cory Booker D 16%
ME Sen. Susan Collins R 16%
IL Sen. Mark Kirk R 14%
NV Sen. Harry Reid D 13%
NY Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand D 12%
NM Sen. Martin Heinrich D 12%
MT Sen. Jon Tester D 12%
OR Sen. Ron Wyden D 12%
CT Sen. Richard Blumenthal D 9%
MD Sen. Benjamin Cardin D 9%
PA Sen. Bob Casey D 9%
ND Sen. Heidi Heitkamp D 9%
NJ Sen. Robert Menendez D 9%
CT Sen. Christopher Murphy D 9%
RI Sen. Jack Reed D 9%
NY Sen. Charles Schumer D 9%
NM Sen. Tom Udall D 9%
WI Sen. Tammy Baldwin D 7%
OH Sen. Sherrod Brown D 7%
WA Sen. Maria Cantwell D 7%
DE Sen. Thomas Carper D 7%
MN Sen. Al Franken D 7%
HI Sen. Mazie Hirono D 7%
ME Sen. Angus King I 7%
VT Sen. Patrick Leahy D 7%
WA Sen. Patty Murray D 7%
MI Sen. Gary Peters D 7%
VA Sen. Mark Warner D 7%
RI Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse D 7%
CO Sen. Michael Bennet D 5%
CA Sen. Barbara Boxer D 5%
IL Sen. Richard Durbin D 5%
MN Sen. Amy Klobuchar D 5%
MO Sen. Claire McCaskill D 5%
MD Sen. Barbara Mikulski D 5%
HI Sen. Brian Schatz D 5%
MI Sen. Debbie Stabenow D 5%
DE Sen. Christopher Coons D 2%
CA Sen. Dianne Feinstein D 2%
VA Sen. Tim Kaine D 2%
FL Sen. Bill Nelson D 2%
NH Sen. Jeanne Shaheen D 2%
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