Vote Alert: Pass a $19 billion spending bill without funding for the border crisis

· June 4, 2019  
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CR Liberty Score Update

This vote was to pass a $19 billion disaster aid bill, including a bailout for Puerto Rico, without appropriating funds to address the border crisis.

The national debt is over $22 trillion and rising. Recognizing this fact, President Trump proposed a budget to Congress that called for lower levels of spending. Also acknowledging that there is an unprecedented humanitarian and national security crisis at the country’s southern border, the White House requested an additional $4.3 billion from Congress to make the border safe and save lives. Congress ignored these requests.

Despite passing $117.5 billion in disaster spending in 2017, and after already bailing out Puerto Rico once, Democrats demanded even more pork spending and a new bailout, and Republicans in Congress agreed. This new spending comes as the relevant federal agencies and departments funded under this  bill have record high budgets. Spending is now 13.7 percent higher than under President Obama’s final year in office. Under the guise of “disaster relief,” this bill spends money on the wasteful Community Development Block Grant program, a program President Trump previously asked Congress to eliminate. The bill also throws another $3 billion in handouts to farmers after Congress passed a $900 billion farm bill last December. There are no reforms for long-term spending in the legislative text of this fiscally irresponsible disaster of a bill.

The Senate voted to pass the disaster bill on May 23, 2019, at 4:15 p.m. in a roll call vote of 85 – 8.

The House of Representatives agreed to the Senate version of the bill on June 3, 2019, at 7:01 p.m. in a roll call vote of 354 – 85.

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CR position: NO


U.S. Senate

YEAs — 85

Baldwin (D-WI)
Barrasso (R-WY)
Bennet (D-CO)
Blumenthal (D-CT)
Blunt (R-MO)
Booker (D-NJ)
Boozman (R-AR)
Brown (D-OH)
Burr (R-NC)
Cantwell (D-WA)
Cardin (D-MD)
Carper (D-DE)
Casey (D-PA)
Cassidy (R-LA)
Collins (R-ME)
Coons (D-DE)
Cornyn (R-TX)
Cortez Masto (D-NV)
Cotton (R-AR)
Cramer (R-ND)
Cruz (R-TX)
Daines (R-MT)
Duckworth (D-IL)
Ernst (R-IA)
Feinstein (D-CA)
Fischer (R-NE)
Gardner (R-CO)
Gillibrand (D-NY)
Graham (R-SC)
Grassley (R-IA)
Harris (D-CA)
Hassan (D-NH)
Hawley (R-MO)
Heinrich (D-NM)
Hirono (D-HI)
Hoeven (R-ND)
Hyde-Smith (R-MS)
Inhofe (R-OK)
Isakson (R-GA)
Johnson (R-WI)
Jones (D-AL)
Kaine (D-VA)
Kennedy (R-LA)
King (I-ME)
Klobuchar (D-MN)
Lankford (R-OK)
Leahy (D-VT)
Manchin (D-WV)
Markey (D-MA)
McConnell (R-KY)
Menendez (D-NJ)
Merkley (D-OR)
Murkowski (R-AK)
Murphy (D-CT)
Murray (D-WA)
Perdue (R-GA)
Peters (D-MI)
Portman (R-OH)
Reed (D-RI)
Roberts (R-KS)
Rosen (D-NV)
Rubio (R-FL)
Sanders (I-VT)
Sasse (R-NE)
Schatz (D-HI)
Schumer (D-NY)
Scott (R-FL)
Scott (R-SC)
Shaheen (D-NH)
Shelby (R-AL)
Sinema (D-AZ)
Smith (D-MN)
Stabenow (D-MI)
Sullivan (R-AK)
Tester (D-MT)
Thune (R-SD)
Tillis (R-NC)
Udall (D-NM)
Van Hollen (D-MD)
Warner (D-VA)
Warren (D-MA)
Whitehouse (D-RI)
Wicker (R-MS)
Wyden (D-OR)
Young (R-IN)

NAYs — 8

Blackburn (R-TN)
Braun (R-IN)
Crapo (R-ID)
Lee (R-UT)
McSally (R-AZ)
Paul (R-KY)
Risch (R-ID)
Romney (R-UT)

Not Voting — 7

Alexander (R-TN)
Capito (R-WV)
Durbin (D-IL)
Enzi (R-WY)
Moran (R-KS)
Rounds (R-SD)
Toomey (R-PA)


U.S. House of Representatives*

*Minority party (Republicans) in italics.

YEAs — 354

Adams
Aderholt
Aguilar
Allen
Allred
Amodei
Armstrong
Arrington
Axne
Babin
Bacon
Baird
Balderson
Barragán
Bass
Bera
Bilirakis
Bishop (GA)
Bishop (UT)
Blumenauer
Blunt Rochester
Bonamici
Bost
Boyle, Brendan F.
Brady
Brindisi
Brooks (IN)
Brown (MD)
Brownley (CA)
Buchanan
Bucshon
Burgess
Bustos
Butterfield
Byrne
Calvert
Carbajal
Carson (IN)
Carter (GA)
Carter (TX)
Cartwright
Case
Casten (IL)
Castor (FL)
Castro (TX)
Cheney
Chu, Judy
Cicilline
Cisneros
Clark (MA)
Clarke (NY)
Clay
Cleaver
Clyburn
Cohen
Cole
Collins (GA)
Collins (NY)
Conaway
Connolly
Cook
Cooper
Correa
Costa
Courtney
Cox (CA)
Craig
Crawford
Crenshaw
Crist
Crow
Cuellar
Cummings
Cunningham
Davids (KS)
Davis (CA)
Davis, Danny K.
Davis, Rodney
Dean
DeFazio
DeGette
DeLauro
DelBene
Delgado
Demings
DeSaulnier
Deutch
Diaz-Balart
Dingell
Doggett
Doyle, Michael F.
Duffy
Dunn
Engel
Escobar
Eshoo
Espaillat
Evans
Ferguson
Finkenauer
Fitzpatrick
Fleischmann
Fletcher
Flores
Fortenberry
Foster
Frankel
Fudge
Gabbard
Gaetz
Gallego
Garamendi
García (IL)
Garcia (TX)
Gibbs
Gohmert
Golden
Gomez
Gonzalez (OH)
Gonzalez (TX)
Gottheimer
Granger
Graves (GA)
Graves (LA)
Graves (MO)
Green (TX)
Griffith
Grijalva
Guthrie
Haaland
Hagedorn
Harder (CA)
Hartzler
Hayes
Heck
Hern, Kevin
Hice (GA)
Higgins (NY)
Hill (AR)
Hill (CA)
Himes
Holding
Horn, Kendra S.
Horsford
Houlahan
Hoyer
Hudson
Huffman
Hurd (TX)
Jackson Lee
Jayapal
Jeffries
Johnson (GA)
Johnson (SD)
Johnson (TX)
Joyce (OH)
Kaptur
Katko
Keating
Kelly (IL)
Kelly (MS)
Kelly (PA)
Kennedy
Khanna
Kildee
Kilmer
Kim
Kind
King (IA)
King (NY)
Kinzinger
Kirkpatrick
Krishnamoorthi
Kuster (NH)
Kustoff (TN)
LaMalfa
Lamb
Langevin
Larsen (WA)
Larson (CT)
Latta
Lawrence
Lawson (FL)
Lee (CA)
Lee (NV)
Levin (CA)
Levin (MI)
Lewis
Lieu, Ted
Lipinski
Loebsack
Lofgren
Long
Loudermilk
Lowenthal
Lowey
Lucas
Luetkemeyer
Luján
Luria
Lynch
Malinowski
Maloney, Carolyn B.
Maloney, Sean
Marshall
Mast
McAdams
McBath
McCarthy
McCaul
McCollum
McEachin
McGovern
McHenry
McKinley
McNerney
Meeks
Meng
Meuser
Miller
Mitchell
Moolenaar
Moore
Morelle
Moulton
Mucarsel-Powell
Mullin
Murphy
Nadler
Napolitano
Neal
Neguse
Newhouse
Norcross
Nunes
O’Halleran
Ocasio-Cortez
Olson
Palazzo
Pallone
Panetta
Pappas
Pascrell
Payne
Pence
Perlmutter
Peters
Peterson
Phillips
Pingree
Porter
Posey
Pressley
Price (NC)
Quigley
Raskin
Reed
Reschenthaler
Rice (NY)
Rice (SC)
Richmond
Riggleman
Roby
Rodgers (WA)
Roe, David P.
Rogers (AL)
Rogers (KY)
Rose (NY)
Rose, John W.
Rouda
Rouzer
Roybal-Allard
Ruiz
Ruppersberger
Rush
Rutherford
Ryan
Sánchez
Sarbanes
Scalise
Scanlon
Schakowsky
Schiff
Schrader
Schrier
Scott (VA)
Scott, Austin
Scott, David
Serrano
Sewell (AL)
Shalala
Sherrill
Shimkus
Simpson
Sires
Slotkin
Smith (MO)
Smith (NE)
Smith (NJ)
Smith (WA)
Smucker
Soto
Spanberger
Spano
Stanton
Stauber
Stefanik
Stevens
Suozzi
Takano
Thompson (CA)
Thompson (MS)
Thompson (PA)
Thornberry
Tipton
Titus
Tlaib
Tonko
Torres (CA)
Torres Small (NM)
Trahan
Trone
Turner
Underwood
Upton
Van Drew
Vargas
Veasey
Vela
Velázquez
Visclosky
Wagner
Walberg
Walden
Walorski
Waltz
Wasserman Schultz
Waters
Watkins
Watson Coleman
Weber (TX)
Webster (FL)
Welch
Westerman
Wexton
Wild
Williams
Wilson (SC)
Womack
Woodall
Yarmuth
Yoho
Young
Zeldin

 NAYs — 58

Amash
Banks
Barr
Bergman
Biggs
Brooks (AL)
Buck
Budd
Burchett
Chabot
Cline
Cloud
Comer
Curtis
Davidson (OH)
DesJarlais
Duncan
Emmer
Estes
Foxx (NC)
Fulcher
Gallagher
Gianforte
Gooden
Gosar
Grothman
Harris
Higgins (LA)
Hollingsworth
Huizenga
Hunter
Johnson (LA)
Jordan
Joyce (PA)
LaHood
Lamborn
Lesko
Massie
McClintock
Meadows
Mooney (WV)
Norman
Palmer
Perry
Ratcliffe
Rooney (FL)
Roy
Schweikert
Sensenbrenner
Steil
Steube
Stewart
Taylor
Timmons
Walker
Wenstrup
Wittman
Wright

Not Voting — 19

Abraham
Beatty
Beyer
Cárdenas
Green (TN)
Guest
Hastings
Herrera Beutler
Johnson (OH)
Marchant
Matsui
Omar
Pocan
Schneider
Sherman
Speier
Stivers
Swalwell (CA)
Wilson (FL)

Author: CR Staff