Vote Alert: Stop Subsidizing Airline Tickets

· September 6, 2017  
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CR Liberty Score Update

This vote was on cutting $150 million in taxpayer dollars from the Essential Air Service (EAS), a government program that subsidizes airline ticket prices to small rural airports. Subsidizing airline ticket prices is not an essential role of the government and only serves to distort the marketplace. Other methods of transportation, such as automobile, bus, or train are valid options in rural communities. In some cases, EAS airports are within only a few hours’ drive from a major hub.

With over $20 trillion in debt, nonessential programs like the EAS must be cut by Congress if our nation is serious about tackling our spending problem.

The House of Representatives rejected the amendment on September 6, 2017, with a roll call vote of 140-280.

To see how your elected officials stack up or other votes that compose the Liberty Score, view our full scorecard here.

Conservative position: YES


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Minority party (Democrats) in italics

 YEAs  —  140

Allen
Amash
Arrington
Babin
Banks (IN)
Barton
Biggs
Bilirakis
Bishop (MI)
Black
Blackburn
Brady (TX)
Brat
Brooks (AL)
Brooks (IN)
Buchanan
Buck
Budd
Burgess
Byrne
Calvert
Carter (GA)
Carter (TX)
Castor (FL)
Chabot
Coffman
Collins (GA)
Collins (NY)
Conaway
Cooper
Costello (PA)
Culberson
Davidson
Denham
DeSantis
DesJarlais
Duncan (SC)
Duncan (TN)
Dunn
Emmer
Farenthold
Ferguson
Flores
Foxx
Gaetz
Gallagher
Gohmert
Goodlatte
Gowdy
Granger
Graves (GA)
Graves (LA)
Griffith
Grothman
Handel
Harris
Hensarling
Herrera Beutler
Hice, Jody B.
Higgins (LA)
Himes
Holding
Hollingsworth
Hudson
Huizenga
Hultgren
Hunter
Issa
Johnson (LA)
Johnson, Sam
Jones
Jordan
Labrador
Lamborn
Lance
Latta
Lewis (MN)
Loudermilk
Love
Marchant
Massie
McCaul
McClintock
McHenry
McMorris Rodgers
McSally
Meadows
Messer
Newhouse
Norman
Nunes
Olson
Palmer
Paulsen
Perry
Pittenger
Poe (TX)
Polis
Posey
Ratcliffe
Reed
Renacci
Rice (SC)
Roby
Roe (TN)
Rogers (AL)
Rohrabacher
Rokita
Rooney, Francis
Rooney, Thomas J.
Roskam
Rouzer
Royce (CA)
Russell
Sanford
Schweikert
Scott, Austin
Sensenbrenner
Sessions
Smith (TX)
Stewart
Thornberry
Tiberi
Trott
Wagner
Walberg
Walker
Walorski
Walters, Mimi
Weber (TX)
Webster (FL)
Wenstrup
Williams
Wilson (SC)
Wittman
Woodall
Yoder
Yoho
Young (IA)
Zeldin

NAYS — 280

Abraham
Adams
Aderholt
Aguilar
Amodei
Bacon
Barletta
Barr
Barragán
Bass
Beatty
Bera
Bergman
Beyer
Bishop (GA)
Bishop (UT)
Blum
Blumenauer
Blunt Rochester
Bonamici
Bost
Boyle, Brendan F.
Brady (PA)
Brown (MD)
Brownley (CA)
Bucshon
Bustos
Butterfield
Capuano
Carbajal
Cárdenas
Carson (IN)
Cartwright
Castro (TX)
Cheney
Chu, Judy
Cicilline
Clark (MA)
Clarke (NY)
Clay
Cleaver
Clyburn
Cohen
Cole
Comer
Comstock
Connolly
Conyers
Cook
Correa
Courtney
Cramer
Crawford
Crist
Crowley
Cuellar
Davis (CA)
Davis, Danny
Davis, Rodney
DeFazio
Delaney
DeLauro
DelBene
Demings
Dent
DeSaulnier
Deutch
Diaz-Balart
Dingell
Doggett
Donovan
Doyle, Michael F.
Duffy
Ellison
Engel
Eshoo
Espaillat
Estes (KS)
Esty (CT)
Evans
Faso
Fitzpatrick
Fleischmann
Fortenberry
Foster
Frankel (FL)
Frelinghuysen
Fudge
Gabbard
Gallego
Garamendi
Gianforte
Gibbs
Gomez
Gonzalez (TX)
Gosar
Gottheimer
Graves (MO)
Green, Al
Green, Gene
Grijalva
Guthrie
Gutiérrez
Hanabusa
Harper
Hartzler
Hastings
Heck
Higgins (NY)
Hill
Hoyer
Hurd
Jackson Lee
Jayapal
Jeffries
Jenkins (KS)
Jenkins (WV)
Johnson (GA)
Johnson (OH)
Johnson, E. B.
Joyce (OH)
Kaptur
Katko
Keating
Kelly (IL)
Kelly (MS)
Kelly (PA)
Kennedy
Khanna
Kihuen
Kildee
Kilmer
Kind
King (IA)
King (NY)
Kinzinger
Knight
Krishnamoorthi
Kuster (NH)
Kustoff (TN)
LaHood
LaMalfa
Langevin
Larsen (WA)
Larson (CT)
Lawrence
Lawson (FL)
Lee
Levin
Lewis (GA)
Lipinski
LoBiondo
Loebsack
Lofgren
Long
Lowenthal
Lowey
Lucas
Luetkemeyer
Lujan Grisham, M.
Luján, Ben Ray
Lynch
MacArthur
Maloney, Carolyn B.
Maloney, Sean
Marino
Marshall
Mast
Matsui
McCarthy
McCollum
McEachin
McGovern
McKinley
McNerney
Meehan
Meeks
Meng
Mitchell
Moolenaar
Mooney (WV)
Moore
Moulton
Mullin
Murphy (FL)
Murphy (PA)
Nadler
Napolitano
Neal
Noem
Nolan
Norcross
O’Halleran
O’Rourke
Palazzo
Pallone
Panetta
Pascrell
Payne
Pearce
Pelosi
Perlmutter
Peters
Peterson
Pingree
Pocan
Poliquin
Price (NC)
Quigley
Raskin
Reichert
Rice (NY)
Richmond
Rogers (KY)
Rosen
Rothfus
Roybal-Allard
Ruiz
Ruppersberger
Rush
Rutherford
Ryan (OH)
Sánchez
Sarbanes
Schakowsky
Schiff
Schneider
Schrader
Scott (VA)
Scott, David
Serrano
Sewell (AL)
Shea-Porter
Sherman
Shimkus
Shuster
Simpson
Sinema
Sires
Slaughter
Smith (MO)
Smith (NE)
Smith (NJ)
Smith (WA)
Smucker
Soto
Speier
Stefanik
Stivers
Suozzi
Swalwell (CA)
Takano
Taylor
Tenney
Thompson (CA)
Thompson (MS)
Thompson (PA)
Tipton
Titus
Tonko
Torres
Tsongas
Turner
Upton
Valadao
Vargas
Veasey
Vela
Velázquez
Visclosky
Walden
Walz
Waters, Maxine
Watson Coleman
Welch
Westerman
Wilson (FL)
Womack
Yarmuth
Young (AK)

 NOT VOTING —13

Bridenstine
Costa
Cummings
Curbelo (FL)
DeGette
Franks (AZ)
Garrett
Huffman
Lieu, Ted
Ros-Lehtinen
Ross
Scalise
Wasserman Schultz

Minority party (Democrats) in italics

Author: CR Staff