Vote Alert: Advance a massive $1.3 trillion omnibus that funds Democrat priorities

· March 23, 2018  
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CR Liberty Score Update

Conservative voters are right to be furious. With the passage of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018, the Republicans in Congress have yet again behaved like Democrats, betraying core campaign promises. Before this omnibus bill was passed, lawmakers in both chambers of Congress had an opportunity to block the bill by voting against procedural measures. They failed.

How your representatives in the House voted on this procedural rule matters because it passed by a much narrower margin than the vote on final passage of the bill. If just a few more Republicans had stood up against profligate spending at this procedural stage, the omnibus bill would have been blocked.

In the Senate, a vote on the cloture motion is the 60-vote threshold to end debate before a bill can be passed with a simple majority. If eight Republican senators had voted against cloture, the bill would have been blocked. Three Republicans did not vote.

In 2016, voters sent a clear message to Washington D.C. They wanted Obamacare fully repealed. They wanted the southern border secured with a wall and sanctuary cities defunded. They wanted to stop the unconscionable taxpayer subsidization of Planned Parenthood. They voted to stop the wasteful, profligate spending of the Obama years. They voted for leaders who promised an end to passing massive bills without reading them.

Congressional Republicans are not delivering on these promises. The 2,232-page, $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill passed by Congress will increase the deficit by $1 trillion. It does not fully fund President Trump’s proposal for a border wall. It funds sanctuary cities. It funds Planned Parenthood. It includes controversial “Fix NICS” legislation that critics say would deprive Americans of their Second Amendment rights, potentially without due process. It spends $2.8 billion on “opioid addiction prevention and treatment” without addressing the flow of illicit drugs across the southern border and into sanctuary cities. It offers $350 million in additional student loan forgiveness, but only for graduates who take “lower-paid” government jobs or work for select nonprofit organizations.

The House of Representatives cast a procedural vote to advance the bill on March 22, 2018 at 10:52 a.m. in a roll call vote of 211 — 207.

The Senate voted on a cloture motion to end debate and advance the bill on March 23, 2018 at 12:01 a.m. in a roll call vote of 67 — 30.

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Conservative position: NO

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House of Representatives*

*Minority party (Democrats) in italics

YEAs — 211

Abraham
Aderholt
Allen
Amodei
Arrington
Babin
Bacon
Banks (IN)
Barletta
Barr
Barton
Bergman
Bilirakis
Bishop (MI)
Bishop (UT)
Black
Blackburn
Bost
Brady (TX)
Brat
Brooks (IN)
Buchanan
Buck
Bucshon
Budd
Burgess
Byrne
Calvert
Carter (GA)
Carter (TX)
Chabot
Cheney
Coffman
Cole
Collins (GA)
Collins (NY)
Comer
Comstock
Conaway
Cook
Costello (PA)
Crawford
Culberson
Curbelo (FL)
Curtis
Davis, Rodney
Denham
Dent
DeSantis
DesJarlais
Diaz-Balart
Donovan
Duffy
Duncan (SC)
Dunn
Emmer
Estes (KS)
Farenthold
Faso
Ferguson
Fitzpatrick
Fleischmann
Flores
Fortenberry
Foxx
Frelinghuysen
Gaetz
Gallagher
Gianforte
Gibbs
Goodlatte
Gowdy
Granger
Graves (GA)
Graves (LA)
Graves (MO)
Grothman
Guthrie
Handel
Harper
Hartzler
Hensarling
Herrera Beutler
Higgins (LA)
Hill
Holding
Hollingsworth
Hudson
Huizenga
Hultgren
Hunter
Hurd
Issa
Jenkins (KS)
Jenkins (WV)
Johnson (LA)
Johnson (OH)
Johnson, Sam
Joyce (OH)
Katko
Kelly (MS)
Kelly (PA)
King (IA)
King (NY)
Kinzinger
Knight
Kustoff (TN)
LaHood
LaMalfa
Lamborn
Lance
Latta
Lewis (MN)
LoBiondo
Long
Loudermilk
Love
Lucas
Luetkemeyer
MacArthur
Marchant
Marino
Marshall
Mast
McCarthy
McCaul
McClintock
McHenry
McKinley
McMorris Rodgers
McSally
Meehan
Messer
Mitchell
Moolenaar
Mullin
Newhouse
Noem
Nunes
Olson
Palazzo
Palmer
Paulsen
Pittenger
Poe (TX)
Poliquin
Ratcliffe
Reed
Reichert
Renacci
Rice (SC)
Roby
Roe (TN)
Rogers (AL)
Rogers (KY)
Rohrabacher
Rokita
Rooney, Francis
Rooney, Thomas J.
Ros-Lehtinen
Roskam
Ross
Rothfus
Rouzer
Royce (CA)
Russell
Rutherford
Ryan (WI)
Scalise
Schweikert
Scott, Austin
Sensenbrenner
Sessions
Shimkus
Shuster
Simpson
Sinema
Smith (MO)
Smith (NE)
Smith (NJ)
Smith (TX)
Smucker
Stefanik
Stewart
Stivers
Taylor
Tenney
Thompson (PA)
Thornberry
Tipton
Trott
Turner
Upton
Valadao
Wagner
Walberg
Walden
Walker
Walorski
Walters, Mimi
Wenstrup
Westerman
Williams
Wilson (SC)
Wittman
Womack
Woodall
Yoder
Young (AK)
Young (IA)
Zeldin

NAYs — 207

Adams
Aguilar
Amash
Barragán
Bass
Beatty
Bera
Beyer
Biggs
Bishop (GA)
Blum
Blunt Rochester
Bonamici
Boyle, Brendan F.
Brady (PA)
Brooks (AL)
Brown (MD)
Brownley (CA)
Bustos
Butterfield
Capuano
Carbajal
Cárdenas
Carson (IN)
Cartwright
Castor (FL)
Castro (TX)
Chu, Judy
Cicilline
Clark (MA)
Clarke (NY)
Clay
Cleaver
Clyburn
Cohen
Connolly
Cooper
Correa
Costa
Courtney
Crist
Crowley
Cuellar
Davidson
Davis (CA)
DeFazio
DeGette
Delaney
DeLauro
DelBene
Demings
DeSaulnier
Deutch
Dingell
Doggett
Doyle, Michael F.
Duncan (TN)
Ellison
Engel
Eshoo
Espaillat
Esty (CT)
Evans
Foster
Frankel (FL)
Fudge
Gabbard
Gallego
Garamendi
Garrett
Gohmert
Gomez
Gonzalez (TX)
Gosar
Green, Al
Green, Gene
Griffith
Grijalva
Gutiérrez
Hanabusa
Harris
Hastings
Heck
Hice, Jody B.
Higgins (NY)
Himes
Hoyer
Huffman
Jackson Lee
Jayapal
Jeffries
Johnson, E. B.
Jordan
Kaptur
Keating
Kelly (IL)
Kennedy
Khanna
Kihuen
Kildee
Kilmer
Kind
Krishnamoorthi
Kuster (NH)
Labrador
Langevin
Larsen (WA)
Larson (CT)
Lawrence
Lawson (FL)
Lee
Levin
Lewis (GA)
Lieu, Ted
Lipinski
Loebsack
Lofgren
Lowenthal
Lowey
Lujan Grisham, M.
Luján, Ben Ray
Lynch
Maloney, Carolyn B.
Maloney, Sean
Massie
Matsui
McCollum
McEachin
McGovern
McNerney
Meadows
Meeks
Meng
Mooney (WV)
Moore
Moulton
Nadler
Napolitano
Neal
Nolan
Norcross
Norman
O’Halleran
O’Rourke
Pallone
Panetta
Pascrell
Payne
Pearce
Pelosi
Perlmutter
Perry
Peters
Peterson
Pocan
Polis
Posey
Price (NC)
Quigley
Raskin
Rice (NY)
Richmond
Rosen
Roybal-Allard
Ruiz
Ruppersberger
Rush
Ryan (OH)
Sánchez
Sanford
Sarbanes
Schakowsky
Schiff
Schneider
Scott (VA)
Scott, David
Serrano
Sewell (AL)
Shea-Porter
Sherman
Sires
Smith (WA)
Soto
Speier
Suozzi
Swalwell (CA)
Takano
Thompson (CA)
Thompson (MS)
Titus
Tonko
Torres
Tsongas
Vargas
Veasey
Vela
Velázquez
Visclosky
Wasserman Schultz
Waters, Maxine
Watson Coleman
Weber (TX)
Webster (FL)
Welch
Wilson (FL)
Yarmuth
Yoho

 Not Voting — 12

Blumenauer
Bridenstine
Cramer
Cummings
Davis, Danny
Gottheimer
Johnson (GA)
JonesMurphy (FL)
Pingree
Schrader
Walz

*Minority party (Democrats) in italics

U.S. Senate

YEAs — 67

Alexander (R-TN)
Baldwin (D-WI)
Bennet (D-CO)
Blumenthal (D-CT)
Blunt (R-MO)
Boozman (R-AR)
Brown (D-OH)
Cantwell (D-WA)
Capito (R-WV)
Cardin (D-MD)
Carper (D-DE)
Casey (D-PA)
Cochran (R-MS)
Collins (R-ME)
Coons (D-DE)
Cornyn (R-TX)
Cortez Masto (D-NV)
Donnelly (D-IN)
Duckworth (D-IL)
Ernst (R-IA)
Graham (R-SC)
Hassan (D-NH)
Hatch (R-UT)
Heinrich (D-NM)
Heitkamp (D-ND)
Heller (R-NV)
Hirono (D-HI)
Hoeven (R-ND)
Inhofe (R-OK)
Isakson (R-GA)
Jones (D-AL)
Kaine (D-VA)
King (I-ME)
Klobuchar (D-MN)
Lankford (R-OK)
Leahy (D-VT)
Manchin (D-WV)
Markey (D-MA)
McConnell (R-KY)
Menendez (D-NJ)
Moran (R-KS)
Murkowski (R-AK)
Murphy (D-CT)
Murray (D-WA)
Nelson (D-FL)
Peters (D-MI)
Portman (R-OH)
Reed (D-RI)
Roberts (R-KS)
Rounds (R-SD)
Rubio (R-FL)
Schatz (D-HI)
Schumer (D-NY)
Scott (R-SC)
Shaheen (D-NH)
Shelby (R-AL)
Smith (D-MN)
Stabenow (D-MI)
Tester (D-MT)
Thune (R-SD)
Tillis (R-NC)
Udall (D-NM)
Van Hollen (D-MD)
Warner (D-VA)
Whitehouse (D-RI)
Wyden (D-OR)
Young (R-IN)

NAYs — 30

Barrasso (R-WY)
Booker (D-NJ)
Cassidy (R-LA)
Corker (R-TN)
Cotton (R-AR)
Crapo (R-ID)
Cruz (R-TX)
Daines (R-MT)
Durbin (D-IL)
Enzi (R-WY)
Feinstein (D-CA)
Fischer (R-NE)
Flake (R-AZ)
Gardner (R-CO)
Gillibrand (D-NY)
Grassley (R-IA)
Harris (D-CA)
Johnson (R-WI)
Kennedy (R-LA)
Lee (R-UT)
McCaskill (D-MO)
Merkley (D-OR)
Paul (R-KY)
Perdue (R-GA)
Risch (R-ID)
Sanders (I-VT)
Sasse (R-NE)
Sullivan (R-AK)
Warren (D-MA)
Wicker (R-MS)

Not Voting — 3

Burr (R-NC)
McCain (R-AZ)
Toomey (R-PA)

Author: CR Staff