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

Mark Amodei

NV

R

A

Joe Barton

TX

R

A

Diane Black

TN

R

A

Marsha Blackburn

TN

R

A

Rick Crawford

AR

R

A

Stephen Fincher

TN

R

A

Brett Guthrie

KY

R

A

Ruben Hinojosa

TX

D

A

Doug Lamborn

CO

R

A

Billy Long

MO

R

A

David Roe

TN

R

A

Bobby Rush

IL

D

A

Adam Smith

WA

D

A

Jackie Speier

CA

D

A

Ted Yoho

FL

R

A

Rick Allen

GA

R

N

Justin Amash

MI

R

N

Andy Barr

KY

R

N

Dan Benishek

MI

R

N

Gus Bilirakis

FL

R

N

Rod Blum

IA

R

N

Dave Brat

VA

R

N

Jim Bridenstine

OK

R

N

Mo Brooks

AL

R

N

Ken Buck

CO

R

N

Michael Burgess

TX

R

N

Bradley Byrne

AL

R

N

Buddy Carter

GA

R

N

John Carter

TX

R

N

Steve Chabot

OH

R

N

Curt Clawson

FL

R

N

Doug Collins

GA

R

N

K. Michael Conaway

TX

R

N

John Culberson

TX

R

N

Ron DeSantis

FL

R

N

Scott DesJarlais

TN

R

N

Sean Duffy

WI

R

N

Jeff Duncan

SC

R

N

Chuck Fleischmann

TN

R

N

John Fleming

LA

R

N

Bill Flores

TX

R

N

Virginia Foxx

NC

R

N

Trent Franks

AZ

R

N

Louie Gohmert

TX

R

N

Paul Gosar

AZ

R

N

Trey Gowdy

SC

R

N

Kay Granger

TX

R

N

Tom Graves

GA

R

N

Glenn Grothman

WI

R

N

Andy Harris

MD

R

N

Vicky Hartzler

MO

R

N

Joseph Heck

NV

R

N

Jeb Hensarling

TX

R

N

Jaime Herrera Beutler

WA

R

N

Jody Hice

GA

R

N

George Holding

NC

R

N

Richard Hudson

NC

R

N

Tim Huelskamp

KS

R

N

Bill Huizenga

MI

R

N

Randy Hultgren

IL

R

N

Duncan Hunter

CA

R

N

Will Hurd

TX

R

N

Lynn Jenkins

KS

R

N

Sam Johnson

TX

R

N

Walter Jones

NC

R

N

Jim Jordan

OH

R

N

Steve King

IA

R

N

Stephen Knight

CA

R

N

Raul Labrador

ID

R

N

Bob Latta

OH

R

N

Barry Loudermilk

GA

R

N

Mia Love

UT

R

N

Kenny Marchant

TX

R

N

Thomas Massie

KY

R

N

Michael McCaul

TX

R

N

Patrick McHenry

NC

R

N

Martha McSally

AZ

R

N

Luke Messer

IN

R

N

Jeff Miller

FL

R

N

Alex Mooney

WV

R

N

Mick Mulvaney

SC

R

N

Randy Neugebauer

TX

R

N

Kristi Noem

SD

R

N

Richard Nugent

FL

R

N

Pete Olson

TX

R

N

Steven Palazzo

MS

R

N

Gary Palmer

AL

R

N

Ted Poe

TX

R

N

Mike Pompeo

KS

R

N

Bill Posey

FL

R

N

Tom Price

GA

R

N

John Ratcliffe

TX

R

N

Tom Rice

SC

R

N

Mike Rogers

AL

R

N

Dana Rohrabacher

CA

R

N

Todd Rokita

IN

R

N

Tom Rooney

FL

R

N

Keith Rothfus

PA

R

N

Edward Royce

CA

R

N

Matt Salmon

AZ

R

N

Mark Sanford

SC

R

N

David Schweikert

AZ

R

N

Austin Scott

GA

R

N

F. James Sensenbrenner

WI

R

N

Pete Sessions

TX

R

N

Adrian Smith

NE

R

N

Jason Smith

MO

R

N

Chris Stewart

UT

R

N

Marlin Stutzman

IN

R

N

Jackie Walorski

IN

R

N

Randy Weber

TX

R

N

Brad Wenstrup

OH

R

N

Lynn Westmoreland

GA

R

N

Joe Wilson

SC

R

N

Kevin Yoder

KS

R

N

David Young

IA

R

N

Ralph Abraham

LA

R

Y

Alma Adams

NC

D

Y

Robert Aderholt

AL

R

Y

Pete Aguilar

CA

D

Y

Brad Ashford

NE

D

Y

Brian Babin

TX

R

Y

Lou Barletta

PA

R

Y

Karen Bass

CA

D

Y

Joyce Beatty

OH

D

Y

Xavier Becerra

CA

D

Y

Ami Bera

CA

D

Y

Don Beyer

VA

D

Y

Sanford Bishop

GA

D

Y

Rob Bishop

UT

R

Y

Mike Bishop

MI

R

Y

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

Robert Brady

PA

D

Y

Kevin Brady

TX

R

Y

Susan Brooks

IN

R

Y

Corrine Brown

FL

D

Y

Julia Brownley

CA

D

Y

Vern Buchanan

FL

R

Y

Larry Bucshon

IN

R

Y

Cheri Bustos

IL

D

Y

G.K. Butterfield

NC

D

Y

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

Matthew Cartwright

PA

D

Y

Kathy Castor

FL

D

Y

Joaquin Castro

TX

D

Y

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

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

Barbara Comstock

VA

R

Y

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

Ander Crenshaw

FL

R

Y

Joseph Crowley

NY

D

Y

Henry Cuellar

TX

D

Y

Elijah Cummings

MD

D

Y

Carlos Curbelo

FL

R

Y

Danny Davis

IL

D

Y

Susan Davis

CA

D

Y

Rodney Davis

IL

R

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

Mark DeSaulnier

CA

D

Y

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

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

Michael Fitzpatrick

PA

R

Y

J. Randy Forbes

VA

R

Y

Jeff Fortenberry

NE

R

Y

Bill Foster

IL

D

Y

Lois Frankel

FL

D

Y

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

Bob Goodlatte

VA

R

Y

Gwen Graham

FL

D

Y

Sam Graves

MO

R

Y

Garret Graves

LA

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

Frank Guinta

NH

R

Y

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

Alcee Hastings

FL

D

Y

Denny Heck

WA

D

Y

Brian Higgins

NY

D

Y

French Hill

AR

R

Y

James Himes

CT

D

Y

Michael Honda

CA

D

Y

Steny Hoyer

MD

D

Y

Jared Huffman

CA

D

Y

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

Bill Johnson

OH

R

Y

Eddie Johnson

TX

D

Y

Henry Johnson

GA

D

Y

David Jolly

FL

R

Y

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

Adam Kinzinger

IL

R

Y

Ann Kirkpatrick

AZ

D

Y

John Kline

MN

R

Y

Ann Kuster

NH

D

Y

Doug LaMalfa

CA

R

Y

Leonard Lance

NJ

R

Y

James Langevin

RI

D

Y

Rick Larsen

WA

D

Y

John Larson

CT

D

Y

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

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

Carolyn Maloney

NY

D

Y

Sean Maloney

NY

D

Y

Tom Marino

PA

R

Y

Doris Matsui

CA

D

Y

Kevin McCarthy

CA

R

Y

Tom McClintock

CA

R

Y

Betty McCollum

MN

D

Y

Jim McDermott

WA

D

Y

James McGovern

MA

D

Y

David McKinley

WV

R

Y

Cathy McMorris Rodgers

WA

R

Y

Jerry McNerney

CA

D

Y

Mark Meadows

NC

R

Y

Patrick Meehan

PA

R

Y

Gregory Meeks

NY

D

Y

Grace Meng

NY

D

Y

John Mica

FL

R

Y

Candice Miller

MI

R

Y

John Moolenaar

MI

R

Y

Gwen Moore

WI

D

Y

Seth Moulton

MA

D

Y

Markwayne Mullin

OK

R

Y

Patrick Murphy

FL

D

Y

Tim Murphy

PA

R

Y

Jerrold Nadler

NY

D

Y

Grace Napolitano

CA

D

Y

Richard Neal

MA

D

Y

Dan Newhouse

WA

R

Y

Richard Nolan

MN

D

Y

Donald Norcross

NJ

D

Y

Devin Nunes

CA

R

Y

Beto O'Rourke

TX

D

Y

Frank Pallone

NJ

D

Y

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

Bruce Poliquin

ME

R

Y

Jared Polis

CO

D

Y

David Price

NC

D

Y

Mike Quigley

IL

D

Y

Charles Rangel

NY

D

Y

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

Cedric Richmond

LA

D

Y

E. Scott Rigell

VA

R

Y

Martha Roby

AL

R

Y

Hal Rogers

KY

R

Y

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

FL

R

Y

Peter Roskam

IL

R

Y

Dennis Ross

FL

R

Y

David Rouzer

NC

R

Y

Lucille Roybal-Allard

CA

D

Y

Raul Ruiz

CA

D

Y

C.A. Ruppersberger

MD

D

Y

Steve Russell

OK

R

Y

Paul Ryan

WI

R

Y

Tim Ryan

OH

D

Y

Linda Sanchez

CA

D

Y

Loretta Sanchez

CA

D

Y

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 Scott

GA

D

Y

Robert Scott

VA

D

Y

José Serrano

NY

D

Y

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

Lamar Smith

TX

R

Y

Christopher Smith

NJ

R

Y

Elise Stefanik

NY

R

Y

Steve Stivers

OH

R

Y

Eric Swalwell

CA

D

Y

Mark Takai

HI

D

Y

Mark Takano

CA

D

Y

Bennie Thompson

MS

D

Y

Glenn Thompson

PA

R

Y

Mike Thompson

CA

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

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

Daniel Webster

FL

R

Y

Peter Welch

VT

D

Y

Bruce Westerman

AR

R

Y

Ed Whitfield

KY

R

Y

Roger Williams

TX

R

Y

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

Don Young

AK

R

Y

Todd Young

IN

R

Y

Lee Zeldin

NY

R

Y

Ryan Zinke

MT

R

Y

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