Vote Alert: Pass a promise-breaking cromnibus before the election

· September 26, 2018  
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Under cover of a media firestorm surrounding Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings for the Supreme Court, Congress sent an $855 billion spending package funding Democrat priorities to President Donald Trump’s desk, where it was signed into law.

This “Cromnibus” bill, so named because it was one part continuing resolution (CR) and one-part omnibus spending bill, gave congressional Republicans their final opportunity before the midterm elections attach conservative policy riders to a must-pass bill to fund the government. Republicans punted on the opportunity. Instead, the House of Representatives combined Department of Defense funding with Labor/Health and Human Services/Education funding, rolling it all together with a continuing resolution to fund the rest of the government.

The HHS-Labor-Education component appropriated $178 billion for fiscal year 2019, $10.7 billion more than President Trump requested in his budget proposal. The bill also contained $286 million for Title X abortion funding, as well as $100 million for the Obama-era “teen pregnancy prevention program.” A bipartisan conservative amendment to protect faith-based adoption agencies from government discrimination, the Conscience Protection Act, was stripped from the bill. Planned Parenthood was also fully funded, again.

With Defense funding attached to these liberal policies, the military was held hostage by congressional leadership to force conservative lawmakers to vote for these progressive policies. Republicans could have used the threat of a government shutdown to corner the Democrats and force them to choose between their progressive ideology and funding the government weeks before an election. Instead, conservatives were the ones who were squeezed. The Cromnibus represented the worst of how the Washington D.C. establishment works to undermine the conservative agenda.

The Senate passed the conference report on the Cromnibus on September 18, 2018, at 12:45 p.m. in a vote of 93 – 7.

The House of Representatives passed the conference report on the Cromnibus on September 26, 2018, at 5:26 p.m. in a roll call vote of 361 – 61.

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Conservative position: NO


U.S. Senate

YEAs — 93

Alexander (R-TN)
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)
Capito (R-WV)
Cardin (D-MD)
Carper (D-DE)
Casey (D-PA)
Cassidy (R-LA)
Collins (R-ME)
Coons (D-DE)
Corker (R-TN)
Cornyn (R-TX)
Cortez Masto (D-NV)
Cotton (R-AR)
Crapo (R-ID)
Cruz (R-TX)
Daines (R-MT)
Donnelly (D-IN)
Duckworth (D-IL)
Durbin (D-IL)
Enzi (R-WY)
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)
Hatch (R-UT)
Heinrich (D-NM)
Heitkamp (D-ND)
Heller (R-NV)
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)
Kyl (R-AZ)
Lankford (R-OK)
Leahy (D-VT)
Manchin (D-WV)
Markey (D-MA)
McCaskill (D-MO)
McConnell (R-KY)
Menendez (D-NJ)
Merkley (D-OR)
Moran (R-KS)
Murkowski (R-AK)
Murphy (D-CT)
Murray (D-WA)
Nelson (D-FL)
Peters (D-MI)
Portman (R-OH)
Reed (D-RI)
Risch (R-ID)
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)
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 — 7

Flake (R-AZ)
Lee (R-UT)
Paul (R-KY)
Perdue (R-GA)
Sanders (I-VT)
Sasse (R-NE)
Toomey (R-PA)


House of Representatives*

*Minority party (Democrats) in italics

YEAs — 361

Adams
Aderholt
Aguilar
Allen
Amodei
Arrington
Babin
Bacon
Balderson
Barletta
Barr
Barragán
Bass
Beatty
Bera
Bergman
Beyer
Bilirakis
Bishop (GA)
Bishop (MI)
Bishop (UT)
Black
Blum
Blumenauer
Blunt Rochester
Bonamici
Bost
Boyle, Brendan F.
Brady (PA)
Brady (TX)
Brooks (AL)
Brooks (IN)
Brown (MD)
Brownley (CA)
Buchanan
Bucshon
Burgess
Bustos
Butterfield
Byrne
Calvert
Capuano
Carbajal
Cárdenas
Carson (IN)
Carter (GA)
Carter (TX)
Cartwright
Castor (FL)
Castro (TX)
Cheney
Chu, Judy
Cicilline
Clark (MA)
Clarke (NY)
Clay
Cleaver
Clyburn
Coffman
Cohen
Cole
Collins (GA)
Collins (NY)
Comer
Comstock
Conaway
Connolly
Cook
Cooper
Correa
Costa
Costello (PA)
Courtney
Cramer
Crawford
Crist
Crowley
Cuellar
Culberson
Cummings
Curbelo (FL)
Davis (CA)
Davis, Danny
Davis, Rodney
DeFazio
DeGette
Delaney
DeLauro
DelBene
Demings
Denham
Deutch
Diaz-Balart
Dingell
Doggett
Donovan
Doyle, Michael F.
Dunn
Ellison
Engel
Espaillat
Estes (KS)
Esty (CT)
Evans
Faso
Ferguson
Fitzpatrick
Fleischmann
Flores
Fortenberry
Foster
Foxx
Frankel (FL)
Frelinghuysen
Fudge
Gabbard
Gaetz
Gallagher
Gallego
Garamendi
Gibbs
Gomez
Gonzalez (TX)
Goodlatte
Gottheimer
Gowdy
Granger
Graves (GA)
Graves (LA)
Graves (MO)
Green, Al
Green, Gene
Griffith
Grijalva
Grothman
Guthrie
Gutiérrez
Hanabusa
Handel
Harper
Hartzler
Hastings
Heck
Herrera Beutler
Higgins (NY)
Hill
Himes
Holding
Hoyer
Hudson
Huffman
Huizenga
Hultgren
Hunter
Hurd
Issa
Jackson Lee
Jeffries
Jenkins (KS)
Johnson (GA)
Johnson (OH)
Johnson, E. B.
Johnson, Sam
Joyce (OH)
Kaptur
Katko
Keating
Kelly (IL)
Kennedy
Kihuen
Kildee
Kilmer
Kind
King (NY)
Kinzinger
Knight
Krishnamoorthi
Kuster (NH)
Kustoff (TN)
LaHood
LaMalfa
Lamb
Lance
Langevin
Larsen (WA)
Larson (CT)
Latta
Lawrence
Lawson (FL)
Lee
Lesko
Levin
Lewis (GA)
Lewis (MN)
Lieu, Ted
Lipinski
LoBiondo
Loebsack
Lofgren
Long
Loudermilk
Lowenthal
Lowey
Lucas
Luetkemeyer
Luján, Ben Ray
Lynch
MacArthur
Maloney, Carolyn B.
Maloney, Sean
Marino
Marshall
Mast
Matsui
McCarthy
McCaul
McCollum
McEachin
McGovern
McHenry
McKinley
McMorris Rodgers
McNerney
McSally
Meeks
Meng
Messer
Mitchell
Moolenaar
Moulton
Murphy (FL)
Nadler
Napolitano
Neal
Newhouse
Noem
Norcross
Nunes
O’Halleran
O’Rourke
Olson
Palazzo
Pallone
Panetta
Pascrell
Paulsen
Payne
Pearce
Pelosi
Perlmutter
Peters
Peterson
Pingree
Pittenger
Pocan
Poe (TX)
Poliquin
Polis
Posey
Price (NC)
Quigley
Raskin
Reed
Reichert
Rice (NY)
Rice (SC)
Richmond
Roby
Roe (TN)
Rogers (AL)
Rogers (KY)
Rohrabacher
Rooney, Thomas J.
Ros-Lehtinen
Rosen
Roskam
Ross
Rouzer
Roybal-Allard
Royce (CA)
Ruiz
Ruppersberger
Rush
Russell
Rutherford
Ryan (OH)
Sánchez
Sarbanes
Scalise
Schakowsky
Schiff
Schneider
Schrader
Schweikert
Scott (VA)
Scott, Austin
Scott, David
Serrano
Sessions
Sewell (AL)
Shea-Porter
Sherman
Shimkus
Shuster
Simpson
Sinema
Sires
Smith (NJ)
Smith (TX)
Smith (WA)
Soto
Speier
Stefanik
Stewart
Stivers
Swalwell (CA)
Takano
Taylor
Tenney
Thompson (CA)
Thompson (MS)
Thompson (PA)
Thornberry
Tipton
Titus
Tonko
Torres
Trott
Tsongas
Turner
Upton
Valadao
Vargas
Veasey
Vela
Velázquez
Visclosky
Wagner
Walberg
Walden
Walorski
Walters, Mimi
Walz
Wasserman Schultz
Waters, Maxine
Watson Coleman
Weber (TX)
Welch
Wenstrup
Westerman
Williams
Wilson (FL)
Wilson (SC)
Wittman
Womack
Woodall
Yarmuth
Yoder
Young (AK)
Young (IA)
Zeldin

NAYS — 61

Abraham
Amash
Banks (IN)
Barton
Biggs
Blackburn
Brat
Buck
Budd
Chabot
Cloud
Curtis
Davidson
DeSaulnier
DesJarlais
Duffy
Duncan (SC)
Duncan (TN)
Emmer
Garrett
Gianforte
Gohmert
Gosar
Harris
Hensarling
Hice, Jody B.
Higgins (LA)
Hollingsworth
Jayapal
Johnson (LA)
Jones
Jordan
Kelly (MS)
Kelly (PA)
Khanna
King (IA)
Lamborn
Love
Marchant
Massie
McClintock
Meadows
Mooney (WV)
Moore
Mullin
Norman
Palmer
Perry
Ratcliffe
Renacci
Rooney, Francis
Rothfus
Sanford
Sensenbrenner
Smith (MO)
Smith (NE)
Smucker
Suozzi
Walker
Webster (FL)
Yoho

NOT VOTING — 6

Eshoo
Jenkins (WV)
Labrador
Lujan Grisham, M.
Nolan
Rokita

*Minority party (Democrats) in italics

Author: CR Staff