Key Vote Alert – “YES” on Sanford Amdt to H.R. 5293

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KEY VOTE ALERT

“YES” on Sanford Amdt to HR 5293

The Club for Growth urges all House members to support the Sanford amendment to the Department of Defense Appropriations Act of 2017 (H.R. 5293).  A vote on this amendment is expected later this week.  This vote will be included in the Club for Growth’s 2016 Congressional Scorecard.

Rep. Sanford’s bipartisan amendment would bar funds for a de facto earmark benefitting the shoe company, New Balance.  Under current law, troops can be given a cash allowance to purchase apparel, including shoes.  The earmark would disallow this – just for footwear – forcing  the Pentagon to provide shoes directly to military personnel.  As such, current law also requires that any direct-purchase items be 100% American-made.  In the near term, this would exclusively benefit New Balance as the sole provider of footwear.

Also, it shouldn’t be overlooked that, according to the Boston Globe, New Balance said the White House promised to consider the shoe maker for a similar Defense contract if the company would stop bad-mouthing Obama’s Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement.  The merits of the trade deal notwithstanding, this type of cronyism is horrendous, and this de facto earmark should be vigorously rejected.

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Vote Results

Club Position

Yes

Required for Majority

1/2

Vote Results

Failed

Vote Number

313

Vote Date

June 16, 2016

Vote Counts

YEAs:

0

NAYs:

0

Not Voting:

414

Name

State

Party

Vote Position

Neil Abercrombie

HI

D

N

Ralph Abraham

LA

R

N

Alma Adams

NC

D

N

Robert Aderholt

AL

R

N

Pete Aguilar

CA

D

Y

Rick Allen

GA

R

Y

Justin Amash

MI

I

Y

Mark Amodei

NV

R

N

Brad Ashford

NE

D

N

Brian Babin

TX

R

Y

Lou Barletta

PA

R

N

Andy Barr

KY

R

Y

Joe Barton

TX

R

N

Joyce Beatty

OH

D

N

Xavier Becerra

CA

D

N

Dan Benishek

MI

R

N

Kerry Bentivolio

MI

R

N

Ami Bera

CA

D

N

Don Beyer

VA

D

Y

Gus Bilirakis

FL

R

Y

Sanford Bishop

GA

D

N

Rob Bishop

UT

R

N

Mike Bishop

MI

R

N

Diane Black

TN

R

Y

Marsha Blackburn

TN

R

Y

Rod Blum

IA

R

Y

Suzanne Bonamici

OR

D

Y

Cory Booker

NJ

D

Y

Mike Bost

IL

R

N

Barbara Boxer

CA

D

N

Brendan Boyle

PA

D

N

Robert Brady

PA

D

N

Jim Bridenstine

OK

R

Y

Mo Brooks

AL

R

N

Susan Brooks

IN

R

Y

Henry Brown

SC

R

Y

Ginny Brown-Waite

FL

R

Y

Julia Brownley

CA

D

N

Vern Buchanan

FL

R

N

Ken Buck

CO

R

Y

Larry Bucshon

IN

R

N

Michael Burgess

TX

R

Y

Cheri Bustos

IL

D

N

G.K. Butterfield

NC

D

N

Bradley Byrne

AL

R

N

Ken Calvert

CA

R

Y

Lois Capps

CA

D

N

Michael Capuano

MA

D

N

John Carney

DE

D

N

Buddy Carter

GA

R

N

John Carter

TX

R

Y

Matthew Cartwright

PA

D

N

Kathy Castor

FL

D

N

Steve Chabot

OH

R

Y

Jason Chaffetz

UT

R

Y

David Cicilline

RI

D

N

Yvette Clarke

NY

D

N

Curt Clawson

FL

R

N

Lacy Clay

MO

D

Y

Emanuel Cleaver

MO

D

N

James Clyburn

SC

D

N

Mike Coffman

CO

R

N

Steve Cohen

TN

D

N

Tom Cole

OK

R

N

Bonnie Coleman

NJ

D

Y

Doug Collins

GA

R

Y

Chris Collins

NY

R

N

Barbara Comstock

VA

R

N

K. Michael Conaway

TX

R

N

Gerald Connolly

VA

D

N

John Conyers

MI

D

N

Paul Cook

CA

R

N

Jim Cooper

TN

D

N

Jim Costa

CA

D

Y

Ryan Costello

PA

R

N

Joe Courtney

CT

D

N

Kevin Cramer

ND

R

N

Rick Crawford

AR

R

N

Ander Crenshaw

FL

R

N

Carlos Curbelo

FL

R

N

Kathleen Dahlkemper

PA

D

Y

Warren Davidson

OH

R

Y

Artur Davis

AL

D

N

Danny Davis

IL

D

N

Lincoln Davis

TN

D

Y

Rodney Davis

IL

R

Y

Susan Davis

CA

D

N

Peter DeFazio

OR

D

N

Diana DeGette

CO

D

N

William Delahunt

MA

D

N

Bill Delahunt

MA

D

Y

John Delaney

MD

D

Y

Rosa DeLauro

CT

D

N

Suzan DelBene

WA

D

N

Jeff Denham

CA

R

N

Charles Dent

PA

R

N

Ron DeSantis

FL

R

Y

Mark DeSaulnier

CA

D

N

Scott DesJarlais

TN

R

Y

Debbie Dingell

MI

D

N

Lloyd Doggett

TX

D

N

Robert Dold

IL

R

N

Steve Driehaus

OH

D

N

Tammy Duckworth

IL

D

N

Sean Duffy

WI

R

N

Jeff Duncan

SC

R

N

John Duncan

TN

R

Y

Donna Edwards

MD

D

N

Vernon Ehlers

MI

R

N

Keith Ellison

MN

D

N

Renee Ellmers

NC

R

N

Tom Emmer

MN

R

Y

Eliot Engel

NY

D

N

Anna Eshoo

CA

D

N

Elizabeth Esty

CT

D

N

Blake Farenthold

TX

R

Y

Sam Farr

CA

D

Y

Michael Fitzpatrick

PA

R

N

Chuck Fleischmann

TN

R

N

John Fleming

LA

R

Y

Bill Flores

TX

R

Y

Jeff Fortenberry

NE

R

N

Bill Foster

IL

D

Y

Virginia Foxx

NC

R

N

Lois Frankel

FL

D

N

Rodney Frelinghuysen

NJ

R

Y

Marcia Fudge

OH

D

N

Tulsi Gabbard

HI

D

N

Pete Gallego

TX

D

N

Ruben Gallego

AZ

D

N

John Garamendi

CA

D

N

Joe Garcia

FL

D

Y

Scott Garrett

NJ

R

Y

Bob Gibbs

OH

R

Y

Christopher Gibson

NY

R

N

Bob Goodlatte

VA

R

Y

Carte Goodwin

WV

D

Y

Paul Gosar

AZ

R

Y

Trey Gowdy

SC

R

N

Gwen Graham

FL

D

Y

Kay Granger

TX

R

Y

Garret Graves

LA

R

Y

Sam Graves

MO

R

N

Alan Grayson

FL

D

N

Gene Green

TX

D

Y

Al Green

TX

D

N

H. Morgan Griffith

VA

R

Y

Raul Grijalva

AZ

D

N

Glenn Grothman

WI

R

Y

Frank Guinta

NH

R

N

Janice Hahn

CA

D

N

Cresent Hardy

NV

R

N

Phil Hare

IL

D

N

Gregg Harper

MS

R

Y

Andy Harris

MD

R

Y

Vicky Hartzler

MO

R

N

Alcee Hastings

FL

D

Y

Denny Heck

WA

D

N

Stephanie Herseth Sandlin

SD

D

Y

Jody Hice

GA

R

Y

Brian Higgins

NY

D

N

French Hill

AR

R

N

James Himes

CT

D

N

Ruben Hinojosa

TX

D

N

Peter Hoekstra

MI

R

Y

George Holding

NC

R

Y

Michael Honda

CA

D

N

Steny Hoyer

MD

D

N

Richard Hudson

NC

R

Y

Tim Huelskamp

KS

R

Y

Jared Huffman

CA

D

N

Bill Huizenga

MI

R

N

Randy Hultgren

IL

R

Y

Duncan Hunter

CA

R

N

Will Hurd

TX

R

N

Robert Hurt

VA

R

N

Steve Israel

NY

D

N

Darrell Issa

CA

R

N

Sheila Jackson-Lee

TX

D

N

Lynn Jenkins

KS

R

Y

Evan Jenkins

WV

R

N

Bill Johnson

OH

R

N

Eddie Johnson

TX

D

N

David Jolly

FL

R

Y

Walter Jones

NC

R

N

Jim Jordan

OH

R

Y

David Joyce

OH

R

Y

Paul Kanjorski

PA

D

N

John Katko

NY

R

N

William Keating

MA

D

N

Robin Kelly

IL

D

N

Trent Kelly

MS

R

Y

Mike Kelly

PA

R

Y

Joseph Kennedy

MA

D

N

Patrick Kennedy

RI

D

N

Daniel Kildee

MI

D

N

Derek Kilmer

WA

D

N

Carolyn Kilpatrick

MI

D

N

Mary Kilroy

OH

D

Y

Ron Kind

WI

D

Y

Steve King

IA

R

N

Peter King

NY

R

N

Adam Kinzinger

IL

R

Y

Ann Kirkpatrick

AZ

D

N

Ron Klein

FL

D

N

Stephen Knight

CA

R

N

Suzanne Kosmas

FL

D

Y

Frank Kratovil

MD

D

N

Ann Kuster

NH

D

N

Raul Labrador

ID

R

Y

Darin LaHood

IL

R

Y

Doug LaMalfa

CA

R

N

Leonard Lance

NJ

R

Y

James Langevin

RI

D

N

Rick Larsen

WA

D

N

John Larson

CT

D

N

Bob Latta

OH

R

Y

Brenda Lawrence

MI

D

N

Barbara Lee

CA

D

N

Sander Levin

MI

D

N

John Lewis

GA

D

N

Ted Lieu

CA

D

Y

John Linder

GA

R

Y

Daniel Lipinski

IL

D

N

Frank LoBiondo

NJ

R

N

David Loebsack

IA

D

N

Zoe Lofgren

CA

D

N

Billy Long

MO

R

Y

Barry Loudermilk

GA

R

Y

Mia Love

UT

R

Y

Alan Lowenthal

CA

D

N

Nita Lowey

NY

D

N

Frank Lucas

OK

R

Y

Blaine Luetkemeyer

MO

R

Y

Michelle Lujan Grisham

NM

D

N

Cynthia Lummis

WY

R

N

Stephen Lynch

MA

D

N

Thomas MacArthur

NJ

R

N

Daniel Maffei

NY

D

N

Sean Maloney

NY

D

N

Kenny Marchant

TX

R

Y

Tom Marino

PA

R

N

Jim Marshall

GA

D

Y

Thomas Massie

KY

R

Y

Kevin McCarthy

CA

R

N

Michael McCaul

TX

R

N

Tom McClintock

CA

R

Y

Betty McCollum

MN

D

N

James McGovern

MA

D

N

Patrick McHenry

NC

R

N

John McHugh

NY

R

N

David McKinley

WV

R

N

Michael McMahon

NY

D

N

Cathy McMorris Rodgers

WA

R

N

Jerry McNerney

CA

D

N

Martha McSally

AZ

R

N

Mark Meadows

NC

R

Y

Patrick Meehan

PA

R

N

Kendrick Meek

FL

D

N

Gregory Meeks

NY

D

Y

John Mica

FL

R

N

Jeff Miller

FL

R

N

Alan Mollohan

WV

D

N

John Moolenaar

MI

R

N

Alex Mooney

WV

R

Y

Gwen Moore

WI

D

N

Seth Moulton

MA

D

N

Markwayne Mullin

OK

R

Y

Mick Mulvaney

SC

R

Y

Tim Murphy

PA

R

N

Patrick Murphy

FL

D

Y

Jerrold Nadler

NY

D

N

Grace Napolitano

CA

D

N

Richard Neal

MA

D

N

Gloria Negrete McLeod

CA

D

Y

Randy Neugebauer

TX

R

Y

Dan Newhouse

WA

R

N

Kristi Noem

SD

R

N

Richard Nolan

MN

D

N

Donald Norcross

NJ

D

N

Richard Nugent

FL

R

N

Devin Nunes

CA

R

N

Beto O'Rourke

TX

D

N

David Obey

WI

D

Y

Pete Olson

TX

R

N

Steven Palazzo

MS

R

N

Gary Palmer

AL

R

Y

Bill Pascrell

NJ

D

N

Erik Paulsen

MN

R

Y

Donald Payne

NJ

D

N

Stevan Pearce

NM

R

Y

Nancy Pelosi

CA

D

N

Ed Perlmutter

CO

D

N

Scott Peters

CA

D

Y

Collin Peterson

MN

D

N

Chellie Pingree

ME

D

N

Robert Pittenger

NC

R

Y

Joseph Pitts

PA

R

N

Mark Pocan

WI

D

N

Ted Poe

TX

R

Y

Bruce Poliquin

ME

R

N

Earl Pomeroy

ND

D

Y

Mike Pompeo

KS

R

Y

David Price

NC

D

N

Adam Putnam

FL

R

Y

Mike Quigley

IL

D

N

George Radanovich

CA

R

Y

Trey Radel

FL

R

N

John Ratcliffe

TX

R

Y

Tom Reed

NY

R

N

David Reichert

WA

R

Y

James Renacci

OH

R

N

Reid Ribble

WI

R

Y

Tom Rice

SC

R

Y

Kathleen Rice

NY

D

Y

Cedric Richmond

LA

D

Y

E. Scott Rigell

VA

R

N

Martha Roby

AL

R

N

David Roe

TN

R

Y

Hal Rogers

KY

R

Y

Dana Rohrabacher

CA

R

Y

Todd Rokita

IN

R

N

Thomas Rooney

FL

R

Y

Peter Roskam

IL

R

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Dennis Ross

FL

R

N

Keith Rothfus

PA

R

Y

David Rouzer

NC

R

N

Lucille Roybal-Allard

CA

D

N

Raul Ruiz

CA

D

Y

C.A. Ruppersberger

MD

D

Y

Steve Russell

OK

R

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Tim Ryan

OH

D

Y

Matt Salmon

AZ

R

Y

Linda Sanchez

CA

D

N

Loretta Sanchez

CA

D

N

John Sarbanes

MD

D

Y

Steve Scalise

LA

R

N

Adam Schiff

CA

D

Y

Kurt Schrader

OR

D

Y

David Schweikert

AZ

R

Y

Robert Scott

VA

D

N

Austin Scott

GA

R

Y

F. James Sensenbrenner

WI

R

N

Pete Sessions

TX

R

Y

Joe Sestak

PA

D

N

Terri Sewell

AL

D

N

John Shadegg

AZ

R

N

John Shimkus

IL

R

N

Bill Shuster

PA

R

N

Mike Simpson

ID

R

Y

Krysten Sinema

AZ

D

N

Ike Skelton

MO

D

N

Louise Slaughter

NY

D

N

Lamar Smith

TX

R

N

Jason Smith

MO

R

Y

Adam Smith

WA

D

N

Zachary Space

OH

D

N

John Spratt

SC

D

N

Elise Stefanik

NY

R

N

Chris Stewart

UT

R

Y

Steve Stivers

OH

R

N

Steve Stockman

TX

R

N

Eric Swalwell

CA

D

Y

Mark Takano

CA

D

N

John Tanner

TN

D

Y

Gene Taylor

MS

D

N

Harry Teague

NM

D

N

Mike Thompson

CA

D

N

Glenn Thompson

PA

R

N

Bennie Thompson

MS

D

N

Todd Tiahrt

KS

R

N

Scott Tipton

CO

R

Y

Dina Titus

NV

D

N

Paul Tonko

NY

D

N

Norma Torres

CA

D

N

David Trott

MI

R

N

Niki Tsongas

MA

D

N

Michael Turner

OH

R

N

Fred Upton

MI

R

N

David Valadao

CA

R

N

Chris Van Hollen

MD

D

Y

Juan Vargas

CA

D

N

Marc Veasey

TX

D

Y

Filemon Vela

TX

D

Y

Nydia Velazquez

NY

D

N

Peter Visclosky

IN

D

N

Ann Wagner

MO

R

Y

Tim Walberg

MI

R

N

Mark Walker

NC

R

Y

Jackie Walorski

IN

R

N

John Walsh

MT

D

N

Mimi Walters

CA

R

Y

Timothy Walz

MN

D

Y

Debbie Wasserman Schultz

FL

D

N

Diane Watson

CA

D

N

Randy Weber

TX

R

Y

Daniel Webster

FL

R

Y

Peter Welch

VT

D

N

Brad Wenstrup

OH

R

Y

Bruce Westerman

AR

R

Y

Lynn Westmoreland

GA

R

N

Ed Whitfield

KY

R

Y

Roger Williams

TX

R

N

Joe Wilson

SC

R

N

Charles Wilson

OH

D

Y

Steve Womack

AR

R

Y

Rob Woodall

GA

R

N

John Yarmuth

KY

D

N

Kevin Yoder

KS

R

Y

Ted Yoho

FL

R

N

Todd Young

IN

R

Y

David Young

IA

R

N

Lee Zeldin

NY

R

Y

Ryan Zinke

MT

R

N

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