Key Vote Alert – “NO” on Amtrak Reauthorization (HR 749)

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KEY VOTE ALERT

“No” on Amtrak Reauthorization (HR 749)

The Club for Growth urges all House members to vote “NO” on the Passenger Rail Reform and Investment Act of 2015 (HR 749), a bill that reauthorizes Amtrak.  A vote is expected later this week.  This vote will be included in the Club’s 2015 Congressional Scorecard.

In the official 2012 GOP platform, it states, “Amtrak continues to be, for the taxpayers, an extremely expensive railroad.”  Indeed, most Republicans claim they want to end or greatly reform Amtrak.  But this bill doesn’t do that, even though it was drafted and supported by House GOP leaders.  Spending authorization levels go up, not down, between fiscal years 2016 and 2019.  Worse, the bill allows taxpayer-backed debt to be more easily accessed – up to a whopping $35 billion.

Unless serious and substantial reforms are made to this bill, House members should vigorously oppose it.

Our Congressional Scorecard for the 114th Congress provides a comprehensive rating of how well or how poorly each member of Congress supports pro-growth, free-market policies and will be distributed to our members and to the public.

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Vote Results

Club Position

No

Required for Majority

1/2

Vote Results

Passed

Vote Number

112

Vote Date

March 4, 2015

Vote Counts

YEAs:

316

NAYs:

101

Not Voting:

15

Name

State

Party

Vote Position

Ralph Abraham

LA

R

Y

Alma Adams

NC

D

Y

Robert Aderholt

AL

R

Y

Pete Aguilar

CA

D

Y

Rick Allen

GA

R

N

Justin Amash

MI

R

N

Mark Amodei

NV

R

A

Brad Ashford

NE

D

Y

Brian Babin

TX

R

Y

Lou Barletta

PA

R

Y

Andy Barr

KY

R

N

Joe Barton

TX

R

A

Karen Bass

CA

D

Y

Joyce Beatty

OH

D

Y

Xavier Becerra

CA

D

Y

Dan Benishek

MI

R

N

Ami Bera

CA

D

Y

Don Beyer

VA

D

Y

Gus Bilirakis

FL

R

N

Mike Bishop

MI

R

Y

Sanford Bishop

GA

D

Y

Rob Bishop

UT

R

Y

Diane Black

TN

R

A

Marsha Blackburn

TN

R

A

Rod Blum

IA

R

N

Earl Blumenauer

OR

D

Y

Suzanne Bonamici

OR

D

Y

Mike Bost

IL

R

Y

Charles Boustany

LA

R

Y

Brendan Boyle

PA

D

Y

Kevin Brady

TX

R

Y

Robert Brady

PA

D

Y

Dave Brat

VA

R

N

Jim Bridenstine

OK

R

N

Mo Brooks

AL

R

N

Susan Brooks

IN

R

Y

Corrine Brown

FL

D

Y

Julia Brownley

CA

D

Y

Vern Buchanan

FL

R

Y

Ken Buck

CO

R

N

Larry Bucshon

IN

R

Y

Michael Burgess

TX

R

N

Cheri Bustos

IL

D

Y

G.K. Butterfield

NC

D

Y

Bradley Byrne

AL

R

N

Ken Calvert

CA

R

Y

Lois Capps

CA

D

Y

Michael Capuano

MA

D

Y

Tony Cardenas

CA

D

Y

John Carney

DE

D

Y

Andre Carson

IN

D

Y

John Carter

TX

R

N

Buddy Carter

GA

R

N

Matthew Cartwright

PA

D

Y

Kathy Castor

FL

D

Y

Joaquin Castro

TX

D

Y

Steve Chabot

OH

R

N

Jason Chaffetz

UT

R

Y

Judy Chu

CA

D

Y

David Cicilline

RI

D

Y

Katherine Clark

MA

D

Y

Yvette Clarke

NY

D

Y

Curt Clawson

FL

R

N

Lacy Clay

MO

D

Y

Emanuel Cleaver

MO

D

Y

James Clyburn

SC

D

Y

Mike Coffman

CO

R

Y

Steve Cohen

TN

D

Y

Tom Cole

OK

R

Y

Chris Collins

NY

R

Y

Doug Collins

GA

R

N

Barbara Comstock

VA

R

Y

K. Michael Conaway

TX

R

N

Gerald Connolly

VA

D

Y

John Conyers

MI

D

Y

Paul Cook

CA

R

Y

Jim Cooper

TN

D

Y

Jim Costa

CA

D

Y

Ryan Costello

PA

R

Y

Joe Courtney

CT

D

Y

Kevin Cramer

ND

R

Y

Rick Crawford

AR

R

A

Ander Crenshaw

FL

R

Y

Joseph Crowley

NY

D

Y

Henry Cuellar

TX

D

Y

John Culberson

TX

R

N

Elijah Cummings

MD

D

Y

Carlos Curbelo

FL

R

Y

Rodney Davis

IL

R

Y

Danny Davis

IL

D

Y

Susan Davis

CA

D

Y

Peter DeFazio

OR

D

Y

Diana DeGette

CO

D

Y

John Delaney

MD

D

Y

Rosa DeLauro

CT

D

Y

Suzan DelBene

WA

D

Y

Jeff Denham

CA

R

Y

Charles Dent

PA

R

Y

Ron DeSantis

FL

R

N

Mark DeSaulnier

CA

D

Y

Scott DesJarlais

TN

R

N

Ted Deutch

FL

D

Y

Mario Diaz-Balart

FL

R

Y

Debbie Dingell

MI

D

Y

Lloyd Doggett

TX

D

Y

Robert Dold

IL

R

Y

Michael Doyle

PA

D

Y

Tammy Duckworth

IL

D

Y

Sean Duffy

WI

R

N

Jeff Duncan

SC

R

N

John Duncan

TN

R

Y

Donna Edwards

MD

D

Y

Keith Ellison

MN

D

Y

Renee Ellmers

NC

R

Y

Tom Emmer

MN

R

Y

Eliot Engel

NY

D

Y

Anna Eshoo

CA

D

Y

Elizabeth Esty

CT

D

Y

Blake Farenthold

TX

R

Y

Sam Farr

CA

D

Y

Chaka Fattah

PA

D

Y

Stephen Fincher

TN

R

A

Michael Fitzpatrick

PA

R

Y

Chuck Fleischmann

TN

R

N

John Fleming

LA

R

N

Bill Flores

TX

R

N

J. Randy Forbes

VA

R

Y

Jeff Fortenberry

NE

R

Y

Bill Foster

IL

D

Y

Virginia Foxx

NC

R

N

Lois Frankel

FL

D

Y

Trent Franks

AZ

R

N

Rodney Frelinghuysen

NJ

R

Y

Marcia Fudge

OH

D

Y

Tulsi Gabbard

HI

D

Y

Ruben Gallego

AZ

D

Y

John Garamendi

CA

D

Y

Scott Garrett

NJ

R

Y

Bob Gibbs

OH

R

Y

Christopher Gibson

NY

R

Y

Louie Gohmert

TX

R

N

Bob Goodlatte

VA

R

Y

Paul Gosar

AZ

R

N

Trey Gowdy

SC

R

N

Gwen Graham

FL

D

Y

Kay Granger

TX

R

N

Garret Graves

LA

R

Y

Tom Graves

GA

R

N

Sam Graves

MO

R

Y

Alan Grayson

FL

D

Y

Al Green

TX

D

Y

Gene Green

TX

D

Y

H. Morgan Griffith

VA

R

Y

Raul Grijalva

AZ

D

Y

Glenn Grothman

WI

R

N

Frank Guinta

NH

R

Y

Brett Guthrie

KY

R

A

Luis Gutierrez

IL

D

Y

Janice Hahn

CA

D

Y

Richard Hanna

NY

R

Y

Cresent Hardy

NV

R

Y

Gregg Harper

MS

R

Y

Andy Harris

MD

R

N

Vicky Hartzler

MO

R

N

Alcee Hastings

FL

D

Y

Denny Heck

WA

D

Y

Joseph Heck

NV

R

N

Jeb Hensarling

TX

R

N

Jaime Herrera Beutler

WA

R

N

Jody Hice

GA

R

N

Brian Higgins

NY

D

Y

French Hill

AR

R

Y

James Himes

CT

D

Y

Ruben Hinojosa

TX

D

A

George Holding

NC

R

N

Michael Honda

CA

D

Y

Steny Hoyer

MD

D

Y

Richard Hudson

NC

R

N

Tim Huelskamp

KS

R

N

Jared Huffman

CA

D

Y

Bill Huizenga

MI

R

N

Randy Hultgren

IL

R

N

Duncan Hunter

CA

R

N

Will Hurd

TX

R

N

Robert Hurt

VA

R

Y

Steve Israel

NY

D

Y

Darrell Issa

CA

R

Y

Sheila Jackson-Lee

TX

D

Y

Hakeem Jeffries

NY

D

Y

Evan Jenkins

WV

R

Y

Lynn Jenkins

KS

R

N

Henry Johnson

GA

D

Y

Sam Johnson

TX

R

N

Bill Johnson

OH

R

Y

Eddie Johnson

TX

D

Y

David Jolly

FL

R

Y

Walter Jones

NC

R

N

Jim Jordan

OH

R

N

David Joyce

OH

R

Y

Marcy Kaptur

OH

D

Y

John Katko

NY

R

Y

William Keating

MA

D

Y

Robin Kelly

IL

D

Y

Mike Kelly

PA

R

Y

Joseph Kennedy

MA

D

Y

Daniel Kildee

MI

D

Y

Derek Kilmer

WA

D

Y

Ron Kind

WI

D

Y

Peter King

NY

R

Y

Steve King

IA

R

N

Adam Kinzinger

IL

R

Y

Ann Kirkpatrick

AZ

D

Y

John Kline

MN

R

Y

Stephen Knight

CA

R

N

Ann Kuster

NH

D

Y

Raul Labrador

ID

R

N

Doug LaMalfa

CA

R

Y

Doug Lamborn

CO

R

A

Leonard Lance

NJ

R

Y

James Langevin

RI

D

Y

Rick Larsen

WA

D

Y

John Larson

CT

D

Y

Bob Latta

OH

R

N

Brenda Lawrence

MI

D

Y

Barbara Lee

CA

D

Y

Sander Levin

MI

D

Y

John Lewis

GA

D

Y

Ted Lieu

CA

D

Y

Daniel Lipinski

IL

D

Y

Frank LoBiondo

NJ

R

Y

David Loebsack

IA

D

Y

Zoe Lofgren

CA

D

Y

Billy Long

MO

R

A

Barry Loudermilk

GA

R

N

Mia Love

UT

R

N

Alan Lowenthal

CA

D

Y

Nita Lowey

NY

D

Y

Frank Lucas

OK

R

Y

Blaine Luetkemeyer

MO

R

Y

Ben Lujan

NM

D

Y

Michelle Lujan Grisham

NM

D

Y

Cynthia Lummis

WY

R

Y

Stephen Lynch

MA

D

Y

Thomas MacArthur

NJ

R

Y

Sean Maloney

NY

D

Y

Carolyn Maloney

NY

D

Y

Kenny Marchant

TX

R

N

Tom Marino

PA

R

Y

Thomas Massie

KY

R

N

Doris Matsui

CA

D

Y

Kevin McCarthy

CA

R

Y

Michael McCaul

TX

R

N

Tom McClintock

CA

R

Y

Betty McCollum

MN

D

Y

Jim McDermott

WA

D

Y

James McGovern

MA

D

Y

Patrick McHenry

NC

R

N

David McKinley

WV

R

Y

Cathy McMorris Rodgers

WA

R

Y

Jerry McNerney

CA

D

Y

Martha McSally

AZ

R

N

Mark Meadows

NC

R

Y

Patrick Meehan

PA

R

Y

Gregory Meeks

NY

D

Y

Grace Meng

NY

D

Y

Luke Messer

IN

R

N

John Mica

FL

R

Y

Candice Miller

MI

R

Y

Jeff Miller

FL

R

N

John Moolenaar

MI

R

Y

Alex Mooney

WV

R

N

Gwen Moore

WI

D

Y

Seth Moulton

MA

D

Y

Markwayne Mullin

OK

R

Y

Mick Mulvaney

SC

R

N

Tim Murphy

PA

R

Y

Patrick Murphy

FL

D

Y

Jerrold Nadler

NY

D

Y

Grace Napolitano

CA

D

Y

Richard Neal

MA

D

Y

Randy Neugebauer

TX

R

N

Dan Newhouse

WA

R

Y

Kristi Noem

SD

R

N

Richard Nolan

MN

D

Y

Donald Norcross

NJ

D

Y

Richard Nugent

FL

R

N

Devin Nunes

CA

R

Y

Beto O'Rourke

TX

D

Y

Pete Olson

TX

R

N

Steven Palazzo

MS

R

N

Frank Pallone

NJ

D

Y

Gary Palmer

AL

R

N

Bill Pascrell

NJ

D

Y

Erik Paulsen

MN

R

Y

Donald Payne

NJ

D

Y

Stevan Pearce

NM

R

Y

Nancy Pelosi

CA

D

Y

Ed Perlmutter

CO

D

Y

Scott Perry

PA

R

Y

Scott Peters

CA

D

Y

Collin Peterson

MN

D

Y

Chellie Pingree

ME

D

Y

Robert Pittenger

NC

R

Y

Joseph Pitts

PA

R

Y

Mark Pocan

WI

D

Y

Ted Poe

TX

R

N

Bruce Poliquin

ME

R

Y

Jared Polis

CO

D

Y

Mike Pompeo

KS

R

N

Bill Posey

FL

R

N

Tom Price

GA

R

N

David Price

NC

D

Y

Mike Quigley

IL

D

Y

Charles Rangel

NY

D

Y

John Ratcliffe

TX

R

N

Tom Reed

NY

R

Y

David Reichert

WA

R

Y

James Renacci

OH

R

Y

Reid Ribble

WI

R

Y

Kathleen Rice

NY

D

Y

Tom Rice

SC

R

N

Cedric Richmond

LA

D

Y

E. Scott Rigell

VA

R

Y

Martha Roby

AL

R

Y

David Roe

TN

R

A

Mike Rogers

AL

R

N

Hal Rogers

KY

R

Y

Dana Rohrabacher

CA

R

N

Todd Rokita

IN

R

N

Thomas Rooney

FL

R

N

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

FL

R

Y

Peter Roskam

IL

R

Y

Dennis Ross

FL

R

Y

Keith Rothfus

PA

R

N

David Rouzer

NC

R

Y

Lucille Roybal-Allard

CA

D

Y

Edward Royce

CA

R

N

Raul Ruiz

CA

D

Y

C.A. Ruppersberger

MD

D

Y

Bobby Rush

IL

D

A

Steve Russell

OK

R

Y

Tim Ryan

OH

D

Y

Paul Ryan

WI

R

Y

Matt Salmon

AZ

R

N

Loretta Sanchez

CA

D

Y

Linda Sanchez

CA

D

Y

Mark Sanford

SC

R

N

John Sarbanes

MD

D

Y

Steve Scalise

LA

R

Y

Janice Schakowsky

IL

D

Y

Adam Schiff

CA

D

Y

Aaron Schock

IL

R

Y

Kurt Schrader

OR

D

Y

David Schweikert

AZ

R

N

Austin Scott

GA

R

N

David Scott

GA

D

Y

Robert Scott

VA

D

Y

F. James Sensenbrenner

WI

R

N

Jose Serrano

NY

D

Y

Pete Sessions

TX

R

N

Terri Sewell

AL

D

Y

Brad Sherman

CA

D

Y

John Shimkus

IL

R

Y

Bill Shuster

PA

R

Y

Mike Simpson

ID

R

Y

Krysten Sinema

AZ

D

Y

Albio Sires

NJ

D

Y

Louise Slaughter

NY

D

Y

Adam Smith

WA

D

A

Christopher Smith

NJ

R

Y

Jason Smith

MO

R

N

Lamar Smith

TX

R

Y

Adrian Smith

NE

R

N

Jackie Speier

CA

D

A

Elise Stefanik

NY

R

Y

Chris Stewart

UT

R

N

Steve Stivers

OH

R

Y

Marlin Stutzman

IN

R

N

Eric Swalwell

CA

D

Y

Mark Takai

HI

D

Y

Mark Takano

CA

D

Y

Glenn Thompson

PA

R

Y

Mike Thompson

CA

D

Y

Bennie Thompson

MS

D

Y

Mac Thornberry

TX

R

Y

Patrick Tiberi

OH

R

Y

Scott Tipton

CO

R

Y

Dina Titus

NV

D

Y

Paul Tonko

NY

D

Y

Norma Torres

CA

D

Y

David Trott

MI

R

Y

Niki Tsongas

MA

D

Y

Michael Turner

OH

R

Y

Fred Upton

MI

R

Y

David Valadao

CA

R

Y

Chris Van Hollen

MD

D

Y

Juan Vargas

CA

D

Y

Marc Veasey

TX

D

Y

Filemon Vela

TX

D

Y

Nydia Velazquez

NY

D

Y

Peter Visclosky

IN

D

Y

Ann Wagner

MO

R

Y

Tim Walberg

MI

R

Y

Greg Walden

OR

R

Y

Mark Walker

NC

R

Y

Jackie Walorski

IN

R

N

Mimi Walters

CA

R

Y

Timothy Walz

MN

D

Y

Debbie Wasserman Schultz

FL

D

Y

Maxine Waters

CA

D

Y

Bonnie Watson Coleman

NJ

D

Y

Randy Weber

TX

R

N

Daniel Webster

FL

R

Y

Peter Welch

VT

D

Y

Brad Wenstrup

OH

R

N

Bruce Westerman

AR

R

Y

Lynn Westmoreland

GA

R

N

Ed Whitfield

KY

R

Y

Roger Williams

TX

R

Y

Joe Wilson

SC

R

N

Frederica Wilson

FL

D

Y

Robert Wittman

VA

R

Y

Steve Womack

AR

R

Y

Rob Woodall

GA

R

Y

John Yarmuth

KY

D

Y

Kevin Yoder

KS

R

N

Ted Yoho

FL

R

A

David Young

IA

R

N

Don Young

AK

R

Y

Todd Young

IN

R

Y

Lee Zeldin

NY

R

Y

Ryan Zinke

MT

R

Y

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