Vote Alert: Increase Spending by $81 Billion

· December 21, 2017  
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CR Liberty Score Update

This vote was to approve an additional $81 billion in “emergency” spending as a response to damage caused by hurricanes and other natural disasters in California, Florida, Puerto Rico, and Texas. Despite the fact that Congress had already passed a $36.5 billion spending bill for emergency aid in October 2017, the House of Representatives has approved this new spending increase without offsetting spending cuts.

By the numbers, the bill is fiscally irresponsible, containing no reductions to spending elsewhere in the federal budget. With over $20 trillion in debt, Congress can ill afford to greenlight additional spending without spending cuts or a plan to address future natural disasters that don’t require breaking the federal budget. The House voted on and passed this bill on December 21, 2017, in a roll call vote of 251-169.

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Conservative position: NO


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Minority party (Democrats) in italics

YEAS — 251

Abraham
Adams
Aderholt
Aguilar
Allen
Amodei
Arrington
Babin
Bacon
Barletta
Barr
Barton
Bera
Bergman
Bilirakis
Bishop (GA)
Bishop (MI)
Bishop (UT)
Black
Blum
Bost
Brady (TX)
Brooks (IN)
Brownley (CA)
Buchanan
Bucshon
Burgess
Bustos
Butterfield
Byrne
Calvert
Carbajal
Carter (GA)
Carter (TX)
Castor (FL)
Castro (TX)
Cheney
Coffman
Cole
Collins (GA)
Collins (NY)
Comstock
Conaway
Connolly
Cook
Cooper
Costa
Costello (PA)
Cramer
Crawford
Crist
Cuellar
Culberson
Curbelo (FL)
Curtis
Davis (CA)
Davis, Rodney
DeFazio
Delaney
DelBene
Demings
Denham
Dent
DeSantis
DeSaulnier
Deutch
Diaz-Balart
Donovan
Duffy
Dunn
Estes (KS)
Farenthold
Faso
Ferguson
Fitzpatrick
Fleischmann
Flores
Fortenberry
Frankel (FL)
Frelinghuysen
Gabbard
Gaetz
Gallagher
Garamendi
Gianforte
Gibbs
Gohmert
Gonzalez (TX)
Gowdy
Graves (LA)
Graves (MO)
Green, Al
Guthrie
Handel
Harper
Hartzler
Hastings
Herrera Beutler
Higgins (LA)
Hill
Himes
Huffman
Huizenga
Hunter
Hurd
Issa
Jackson Lee
Jenkins (KS)
Jenkins (WV)
Johnson (LA)
Johnson (OH)
Johnson, E. B.
Johnson, Sam
Joyce (OH)
Katko
Kelly (MS)
Kelly (PA)
Kilmer
King (IA)
King (NY)
Kinzinger
Knight
Krishnamoorthi
Kuster (NH)
Kustoff (TN)
LaHood
LaMalfa
Lance
Larsen (WA)
Latta
Lawson (FL)
Lieu, Ted
Lipinski
LoBiondo
Loebsack
Long
Love
Lowenthal
Lucas
Luetkemeyer
MacArthur
Marchant
Marino
Marshall
Mast
Matsui
McCarthy
McCaul
McHenry
McKinley
McMorris Rodgers
McNerney
Meehan
Mitchell
Moolenaar
Mullin
Murphy (FL)
Newhouse
Nolan
Norman
Nunes
O’Halleran
O’Rourke
Olson
Palazzo
Panetta
Paulsen
Pearce
Peters
Peterson
Pittenger
Poe (TX)
Poliquin
Posey
Price (NC)
Ratcliffe
Reed
Reichert
Rice (SC)
Roby
Roe (TN)
Rogers (AL)
Rogers (KY)
Rohrabacher
Rooney, Francis
Rooney, Thomas J.
Ros-Lehtinen
Rosen
Roskam
Ross
Rothfus
Rouzer
Royce (CA)
Ruiz
Ruppersberger
Russell
Rutherford
Ryan (WI)
Scalise
Schiff
Schneider
Scott, Austin
Scott, David
Sessions
Sewell (AL)
Sherman
Shimkus
Shuster
Simpson
Sinema
Smith (NE)
Smith (NJ)
Smucker
Soto
Stefanik
Stewart
Stivers
Takano
Taylor
Tenney
Thompson (CA)
Thompson (PA)
Thornberry
Tiberi
Tipton
Trott
Turner
Upton
Valadao
Veasey
Vela
Visclosky
Wagner
Walberg
Walden
Walorski
Walters, Mimi
Wasserman Schultz
Waters, Maxine
Weber (TX)
Webster (FL)
Wenstrup
Westerman
Williams
Wilson (FL)
Wilson (SC)
Womack
Yoder
Yoho
Young (AK)
Zeldin

NAYS   — 169

Amash
Banks (IN)
Barragán
Bass
Beatty
Beyer
Biggs
Blackburn
Blumenauer
Blunt Rochester
Bonamici
Boyle, Brendan F.
Brady (PA)
Brat
Brown (MD)
Buck
Budd
Capuano
Cárdenas
Carson (IN)
Cartwright
Chabot
Chu, Judy
Cicilline
Clark (MA)
Clarke (NY)
Clay
Cleaver
Clyburn
Cohen
Comer
Correa
Courtney
Crowley
Cummings
Davidson
Davis, Danny
DeGette
DeLauro
DesJarlais
Dingell
Doggett
Doyle, Michael F.
Duncan (SC)
Duncan (TN)
Ellison
Emmer
Engel
Eshoo
Espaillat
Esty (CT)
Evans
Foxx
Fudge
Gallego
Garrett
Gomez
Goodlatte
Gosar
Gottheimer
Graves (GA)
Griffith
Grijalva
Grothman
Gutiérrez
Hanabusa
Harris
Heck
Hensarling
Hice, Jody B.
Higgins (NY)
Holding
Hollingsworth
Hoyer
Hudson
Hultgren
Jayapal
Jeffries
Johnson (GA)
Jordan
Kaptur
Keating
Kelly (IL)
Khanna
Kihuen
Kildee
Kind
Labrador
Lamborn
Langevin
Larson (CT)
Lawrence
Lee
Levin
Lewis (GA)
Lewis (MN)
Lofgren
Loudermilk
Lowey
Lujan Grisham, M.
Luján, Ben Ray
Lynch
Maloney, Carolyn B.
Maloney, Sean
Massie
McClintock
McCollum
McEachin
McGovern
McSally
Meadows
Meeks
Meng
Messer
Mooney (WV)
Moore
Moulton
Nadler
Neal
Noem
Norcross
Pallone
Palmer
Pascrell
Payne
Pelosi
Perlmutter
Perry
Pingree
Polis
Quigley
Raskin
Rice (NY)
Richmond
Rokita
Roybal-Allard
Rush
Ryan (OH)
Sánchez
Sanford
Sarbanes
Schakowsky
Schrader
Schweikert
Scott (VA)
Sensenbrenner
Serrano
Shea-Porter
Sires
Slaughter
Smith (MO)
Smith (WA)
Speier
Swalwell (CA)
Thompson (MS)
Titus
Tonko
Torres
Tsongas
Vargas
Velázquez
Walker
Walz
Watson Coleman
Welch
Wittman
Woodall
Yarmuth
Young (IA)

NOT VOTING  —  12

Bridenstine
Brooks (AL)
Foster
Granger
Green, Gene
Jones
Kennedy
Napolitano
Pocan
Renacci
Smith (TX)
Suozzi

Author: CR Staff