Vote Alert: House: Support Bailing Out Puerto Rico

· June 9, 2016  
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CR Liberty Score Update

This vote was to pass a bill to bail out Puerto Rico. This bill passed with more Democrats supporting (158) than Republicans (139). This bill should worry every voter, as it establishes a fiscal oversight board with near-imperial powers over the island’s finances. Equally as troubling, the bill allows the Oversight Board to restructure the island’s debt without the consent of the creditors.  This gives Puerto Rico bankruptcy-like powers that have otherwise been found unconstitutional, and adds up to nothing less than a bailout. The oversight board will be able to implement legally unbounded decisions to force payment cuts upon creditors. Even worse, the bill allows for “transparent” cronyism, because the oversight board receives no funding from Congress, but will be permitted to accept gifts. This presents an opportunity for actors to bribe members of the board for favorable treatment. Ultimately, this bill is a symbolic shift from a fiscal mess on the shoulders of Puerto Rico, to one on taxpayers across the country. The bill passed the House on June 9, 2016 297-127.

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Conservative position: NO


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 AYES—297

Adams
Aguilar
Amodei
Barton
Bass
Beatty
Benishek
Bera
Beyer
Bishop (GA)
Bishop (MI)
Bishop (UT)
Blumenauer
Bonamici
Bost
Brady (TX)
Brooks (IN)
Brown (FL)
Brownley (CA)
Buchanan
Bucshon
Bustos
Butterfield
Byrne
Calvert
Capps
Capuano
Cárdenas
Carney
Carson (IN)
Carter (GA)
Cartwright
Castor (FL)
Castro (TX)
Chabot
Chaffetz
Chu, Judy
Cicilline
Clark (MA)
Clarke (NY)
Clay
Cleaver
Clyburn
Coffman
Cohen
Cole
Collins (GA)
Collins (NY)
Comstock
Conaway
Connolly
Conyers
Cooper
Costa
Costello (PA)
Courtney
Cramer
Crenshaw
Crowley
Cuellar
Culberson
Cummings
Curbelo (FL)
Davis (CA)
DeFazio
DeGette
Delaney
DeLauro
DelBene
Denham
Dent
DeSaulnier
Deutch
Diaz-Balart
Dingell
Doggett
Dold
Donovan
Doyle, Michael F.
Duckworth
Duffy
Duncan (TN)
Edwards
Ellison
Engel
Eshoo
Esty
Fitzpatrick
Fortenberry
Foster
Foxx
Frankel (FL)
Frelinghuysen
Gabbard
Gallego
Garamendi
Garrett
Gibbs
Graham
Granger
Graves (GA)
Graves (LA)
Graves (MO)
Grayson
Green, Al
Green, Gene
Griffith
Grijalva
Grothman
Guthrie
Hahn
Hanna
Harper
Harris
Heck (WA)
Hensarling
Higgins
Hill
Himes
Honda
Hoyer
Huffman
Huizenga (MI)
Hunter
Hurd (TX)
Hurt (VA)
Israel
Jackson Lee
Jeffries
Jenkins (KS)
Johnson (GA)
Johnson (OH)
Johnson, E. B.
Jolly
Kaptur
Katko
Keating
Kelly (IL)
Kennedy
Kildee
Kilmer
Kind
King (NY)
Kinzinger (IL)
Kirkpatrick
Kline
Kuster
Labrador
LaHood
LaMalfa
Langevin
Larsen (WA)
Larson (CT)
Latta
Lawrence
Lee
Levin
Lewis
Lipinski
Loebsack
Lofgren
Loudermilk
Love
Lowenthal
Lowey
Lucas
Lujan Grisham (NM)
Luján, Ben Ray (NM)
Lummis
MacArthur
Maloney, Carolyn
Maloney, Sean
Marchant
Matsui
McCarthy
McCaul
McCollum
McDermott
McGovern
McHenry
McKinley
McNerney
McSally
Meeks
Meng
Moolenaar
Moore
Moulton
Murphy (FL)
Murphy (PA)
Nadler
Napolitano
Neal
Noem
Nugent
Nunes
O’Rourke
Pallone
Pascrell
Paulsen
Pelosi
Perlmutter
Peters
Pingree
Pittenger
Pitts
Pocan
Polis
Posey
Price (NC)
Price, Tom
Quigley
Rangel
Reichert
Ribble
Rice (NY)
Rice (SC)
Roby
Roe (TN)
Rogers (KY)
Rokita
Ros-Lehtinen
Roskam
Ross
Rothfus
Roybal-Allard
Royce
Ruiz
Ruppersberger
Russell
Ryan (WI)
Salmon
Sánchez, Linda T.
Sanchez, Loretta
Sarbanes
Scalise
Schiff
Schrader
Schweikert
Scott (VA)
Scott, Austin
Scott, David
Sensenbrenner
Serrano
Sessions
Sewell (AL)
Sherman
Shimkus
Simpson
Sinema
Slaughter
Smith (NE)
Smith (NJ)
Smith (WA)
Stefanik
Stewart
Stivers
Stutzman
Swalwell (CA)
Takano
Thompson (CA)
Thompson (MS)
Thompson (PA)
Thornberry
Tipton
Titus
Tonko
Trott
Tsongas
Turner
Upton
Valadao
Van Hollen
Veasey
Velázquez
Visclosky
Wagner
Walden
Walker
Walorski
Walters, Mimi
Watson Coleman
Webster (FL)
Welch
Wenstrup
Westerman
Whitfield
Williams
Wilson (FL)
Wilson (SC)
Womack
Woodall
Yarmuth
Young (AK)
Young (IA)
Young (IN)
Zinke

NOES —127

Abraham
Aderholt
Allen
Amash
Ashford
Babin
Barr
Becerra
Bilirakis
Black
Blackburn
Blum
Boustany
Boyle, Brendan F.
Brady (PA)
Brat
Bridenstine
Brooks (AL)
Buck
Burgess
Carter (TX)
Clawson (FL)
Cook
Crawford
Davidson
Davis, Danny
Davis, Rodney
DeSantis
DesJarlais
Duncan (SC)
Ellmers (NC)
Emmer (MN)
Farenthold
Fattah
Fleischmann
Fleming
Flores
Forbes
Franks (AZ)
Fudge
Gibson
Gohmert
Goodlatte
Gosar
Gowdy
Guinta
Gutiérrez
Hartzler
Hastings
Heck (NV)
Hice, Jody B.
Holding
Hudson
Huelskamp
Hultgren
Issa
Jenkins (WV)
Johnson, Sam
Jones
Jordan
Joyce
Kelly (MS)
Kelly (PA)
King (IA)
Knight
Lamborn
Lance
LoBiondo
Long
Lynch
Marino
Massie
McClintock
McMorris Rodgers
Meadows
Meehan
Messer
Mica
Miller (FL)
Miller (MI)
Mooney (WV)
Mullin
Mulvaney
Neugebauer
Newhouse
Nolan
Norcross
Olson
Palazzo
Palmer
Pearce
Perry
Peterson
Poe (TX)
Poliquin
Pompeo
Ratcliffe
Reed
Renacci
Richmond
Rigell
Rogers (AL)
Rohrabacher
Rooney (FL)
Rouzer
Rush
Ryan (OH)
Sanford
Schakowsky
Shuster
Smith (MO)
Smith (TX)
Speier
Tiberi
Torres
Vargas
Vela
Walberg
Walz
Wasserman Schultz
Waters, Maxine
Weber (TX)
Westmoreland
Wittman
Yoder
Yoho
Zeldin

NOT VOTING—11

Barletta
Farr
Fincher
Hardy
Herrera Beutler
Hinojosa
Lieu, Ted
Luetkemeyer
Payne
Sires
Takai

 

Author: CR Staff