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:

150

NAYs:

260

Not Voting:

0

Name

State

Party

Vote Position

Neil Abercrombie

HI

D

N

Alma Adams

NC

D

N

Pete Aguilar

CA

D

Y

Brad Ashford

NE

D

N

Joyce Beatty

OH

D

N

Xavier Becerra

CA

D

N

Ami Bera

CA

D

N

Don Beyer

VA

D

Y

Sanford Bishop

GA

D

N

Suzanne Bonamici

OR

D

Y

Brendan Boyle

PA

D

N

Robert Brady

PA

D

N

Julia Brownley

CA

D

N

Cheri Bustos

IL

D

N

G.K. Butterfield

NC

D

N

Lois Capps

CA

D

N

Michael Capuano

MA

D

N

John Carney

DE

D

N

Matthew Cartwright

PA

D

N

Kathy Castor

FL

D

N

David Cicilline

RI

D

N

Yvette Clarke

NY

D

N

Lacy Clay

MO

D

Y

Emanuel Cleaver

MO

D

N

James Clyburn

SC

D

N

Steve Cohen

TN

D

N

Gerald Connolly

VA

D

N

John Conyers

MI

D

N

Jim Cooper

TN

D

N

Jim Costa

CA

D

Y

Joe Courtney

CT

D

N

Kathleen Dahlkemper

PA

D

Y

Danny Davis

IL

D

N

Lincoln Davis

TN

D

Y

Susan Davis

CA

D

N

Artur Davis

AL

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

Mark DeSaulnier

CA

D

N

Debbie Dingell

MI

D

N

Lloyd Doggett

TX

D

N

Steve Driehaus

OH

D

N

Tammy Duckworth

IL

D

N

Donna Edwards

MD

D

N

Keith Ellison

MN

D

N

Eliot Engel

NY

D

N

Anna Eshoo

CA

D

N

Elizabeth Esty

CT

D

N

Sam Farr

CA

D

Y

Bill Foster

IL

D

Y

Lois Frankel

FL

D

N

Marcia Fudge

OH

D

N

Tulsi Gabbard

HI

D

N

Ruben Gallego

AZ

D

N

Pete Gallego

TX

D

N

John Garamendi

CA

D

N

Joe Garcia

FL

D

Y

Gwen Graham

FL

D

Y

Alan Grayson

FL

D

N

Gene Green

TX

D

Y

Al Green

TX

D

N

Raul Grijalva

AZ

D

N

Janice Hahn

CA

D

N

Phil Hare

IL

D

N

Alcee Hastings

FL

D

Y

Denny Heck

WA

D

N

Stephanie Herseth Sandlin

SD

D

Y

Brian Higgins

NY

D

N

James Himes

CT

D

N

Ruben Hinojosa

TX

D

N

Michael Honda

CA

D

N

Steny Hoyer

MD

D

N

Jared Huffman

CA

D

N

Steve Israel

NY

D

N

Sheila Jackson-Lee

TX

D

N

Eddie Johnson

TX

D

N

Paul Kanjorski

PA

D

N

William Keating

MA

D

N

Robin Kelly

IL

D

N

Patrick Kennedy

RI

D

N

Joseph Kennedy

MA

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

Ann Kirkpatrick

AZ

D

N

Ron Klein

FL

D

N

Suzanne Kosmas

FL

D

Y

Frank Kratovil

MD

D

N

Ann Kuster

NH

D

N

James Langevin

RI

D

N

Rick Larsen

WA

D

N

John Larson

CT

D

N

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

Daniel Lipinski

IL

D

N

David Loebsack

IA

D

N

Zoe Lofgren

CA

D

N

Alan Lowenthal

CA

D

N

Nita Lowey

NY

D

N

Michelle Lujan Grisham

NM

D

N

Stephen Lynch

MA

D

N

Daniel Maffei

NY

D

N

Sean Maloney

NY

D

N

Jim Marshall

GA

D

Y

Betty McCollum

MN

D

N

James McGovern

MA

D

N

Michael McMahon

NY

D

N

Jerry McNerney

CA

D

N

Kendrick Meek

FL

D

N

Gregory Meeks

NY

D

Y

Alan Mollohan

WV

D

N

Gwen Moore

WI

D

N

Seth Moulton

MA

D

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

Richard Nolan

MN

D

N

Donald Norcross

NJ

D

N

Beto O'Rourke

TX

D

N

David Obey

WI

D

Y

Bill Pascrell

NJ

D

N

Donald Payne

NJ

D

N

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

Mark Pocan

WI

D

N

Earl Pomeroy

ND

D

Y

David Price

NC

D

N

Mike Quigley

IL

D

N

Kathleen Rice

NY

D

Y

Cedric Richmond

LA

D

Y

Lucille Roybal-Allard

CA

D

N

Raul Ruiz

CA

D

Y

C.A. Ruppersberger

MD

D

Y

Tim Ryan

OH

D

Y

Linda Sanchez

CA

D

N

Loretta Sanchez

CA

D

N

John Sarbanes

MD

D

Y

Adam Schiff

CA

D

Y

Kurt Schrader

OR

D

Y

Robert Scott

VA

D

N

Joe Sestak

PA

D

N

Terri Sewell

AL

D

N

Krysten Sinema

AZ

D

N

Ike Skelton

MO

D

N

Louise Slaughter

NY

D

N

Adam Smith

WA

D

N

Zachary Space

OH

D

N

John Spratt

SC

D

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

Bennie Thompson

MS

D

N

Dina Titus

NV

D

N

Paul Tonko

NY

D

N

Norma Torres

CA

D

N

Niki Tsongas

MA

D

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

Timothy Walz

MN

D

Y

Debbie Wasserman Schultz

FL

D

N

Diane Watson

CA

D

N

Bonnie Watson Coleman

NJ

D

Y

Peter Welch

VT

D

N

Charles Wilson

OH

D

Y

John Yarmuth

KY

D

N

Justin Amash

MI

I

Y

Ralph Abraham

LA

R

N

Robert Aderholt

AL

R

N

Rick Allen

GA

R

Y

Mark Amodei

NV

R

N

Brian Babin

TX

R

Y

Lou Barletta

PA

R

N

Andy Barr

KY

R

Y

Joe Barton

TX

R

N

Dan Benishek

MI

R

N

Kerry Bentivolio

MI

R

N

Gus Bilirakis

FL

R

Y

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

Mike Bost

IL

R

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

Vern Buchanan

FL

R

N

Ken Buck

CO

R

Y

Larry Bucshon

IN

R

N

Michael Burgess

TX

R

Y

Bradley Byrne

AL

R

N

Ken Calvert

CA

R

Y

Buddy Carter

GA

R

N

John Carter

TX

R

Y

Steve Chabot

OH

R

Y

Jason Chaffetz

UT

R

Y

Curt Clawson

FL

R

N

Mike Coffman

CO

R

N

Tom Cole

OK

R

N

Doug Collins

GA

R

Y

Chris Collins

NY

R

N

Barbara Comstock

VA

R

N

K. Michael Conaway

TX

R

N

Paul Cook

CA

R

N

Ryan Costello

PA

R

N

Kevin Cramer

ND

R

N

Rick Crawford

AR

R

N

Ander Crenshaw

FL

R

N

Carlos Curbelo

FL

R

N

Warren Davidson

OH

R

Y

Rodney Davis

IL

R

Y

Jeff Denham

CA

R

N

Charles Dent

PA

R

N

Ron DeSantis

FL

R

Y

Scott DesJarlais

TN

R

Y

Robert Dold

IL

R

N

Sean Duffy

WI

R

N

Jeff Duncan

SC

R

N

John Duncan

TN

R

Y

Vernon Ehlers

MI

R

N

Renee Ellmers

NC

R

N

Tom Emmer

MN

R

Y

Blake Farenthold

TX

R

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

Virginia Foxx

NC

R

N

Rodney Frelinghuysen

NJ

R

Y

Scott Garrett

NJ

R

Y

Bob Gibbs

OH

R

Y

Christopher Gibson

NY

R

N

Bob Goodlatte

VA

R

Y

Paul Gosar

AZ

R

Y

Trey Gowdy

SC

R

N

Kay Granger

TX

R

Y

Sam Graves

MO

R

N

Garret Graves

LA

R

Y

H. Morgan Griffith

VA

R

Y

Glenn Grothman

WI

R

Y

Frank Guinta

NH

R

N

Cresent Hardy

NV

R

N

Gregg Harper

MS

R

Y

Andy Harris

MD

R

Y

Vicky Hartzler

MO

R

N

Jody Hice

GA

R

Y

French Hill

AR

R

N

Peter Hoekstra

MI

R

Y

George Holding

NC

R

Y

Richard Hudson

NC

R

Y

Tim Huelskamp

KS

R

Y

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

Darrell Issa

CA

R

N

Lynn Jenkins

KS

R

Y

Evan Jenkins

WV

R

N

Bill Johnson

OH

R

N

David Jolly

FL

R

Y

Walter Jones

NC

R

N

Jim Jordan

OH

R

Y

David Joyce

OH

R

Y

John Katko

NY

R

N

Mike Kelly

PA

R

Y

Trent Kelly

MS

R

Y

Steve King

IA

R

N

Peter King

NY

R

N

Adam Kinzinger

IL

R

Y

Stephen Knight

CA

R

N

Raul Labrador

ID

R

Y

Darin LaHood

IL

R

Y

Doug LaMalfa

CA

R

N

Leonard Lance

NJ

R

Y

Bob Latta

OH

R

Y

John Linder

GA

R

Y

Frank LoBiondo

NJ

R

N

Billy Long

MO

R

Y

Barry Loudermilk

GA

R

Y

Mia Love

UT

R

Y

Frank Lucas

OK

R

Y

Blaine Luetkemeyer

MO

R

Y

Cynthia Lummis

WY

R

N

Thomas MacArthur

NJ

R

N

Kenny Marchant

TX

R

Y

Tom Marino

PA

R

N

Thomas Massie

KY

R

Y

Kevin McCarthy

CA

R

N

Michael McCaul

TX

R

N

Tom McClintock

CA

R

Y

Patrick McHenry

NC

R

N

John McHugh

NY

R

N

David McKinley

WV

R

N

Cathy McMorris Rodgers

WA

R

N

Martha McSally

AZ

R

N

Mark Meadows

NC

R

Y

Patrick Meehan

PA

R

N

John Mica

FL

R

N

Jeff Miller

FL

R

N

John Moolenaar

MI

R

N

Alex Mooney

WV

R

Y

Markwayne Mullin

OK

R

Y

Mick Mulvaney

SC

R

Y

Tim Murphy

PA

R

N

Randy Neugebauer

TX

R

Y

Dan Newhouse

WA

R

N

Kristi Noem

SD

R

N

Richard Nugent

FL

R

N

Devin Nunes

CA

R

N

Pete Olson

TX

R

N

Steven Palazzo

MS

R

N

Gary Palmer

AL

R

Y

Erik Paulsen

MN

R

Y

Stevan Pearce

NM

R

Y

Robert Pittenger

NC

R

Y

Joseph Pitts

PA

R

N

Ted Poe

TX

R

Y

Bruce Poliquin

ME

R

N

Mike Pompeo

KS

R

Y

Adam Putnam

FL

R

Y

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

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

Tom Rooney

FL

R

Y

Peter Roskam

IL

R

N

Dennis Ross

FL

R

N

Keith Rothfus

PA

R

Y

David Rouzer

NC

R

N

Steve Russell

OK

R

N

Matt Salmon

AZ

R

Y

Steve Scalise

LA

R

N

David Schweikert

AZ

R

Y

Austin Scott

GA

R

Y

F. James Sensenbrenner

WI

R

N

Pete Sessions

TX

R

Y

John Shadegg

AZ

R

N

John Shimkus

IL

R

N

Bill Shuster

PA

R

N

Mike Simpson

ID

R

Y

Lamar Smith

TX

R

N

Jason Smith

MO

R

Y

Elise Stefanik

NY

R

N

Chris Stewart

UT

R

Y

Steve Stivers

OH

R

N

Steve Stockman

TX

R

N

Glenn Thompson

PA

R

N

Todd Tiahrt

KS

R

N

Scott Tipton

CO

R

Y

David Trott

MI

R

N

Michael Turner

OH

R

N

Fred Upton

MI

R

N

David Valadao

CA

R

N

Ann Wagner

MO

R

Y

Tim Walberg

MI

R

N

Mark Walker

NC

R

Y

Jackie Walorski

IN

R

N

Mimi Walters

CA

R

Y

Randy Weber

TX

R

Y

Daniel Webster

FL

R

Y

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

Steve Womack

AR

R

Y

Rob Woodall

GA

R

N

Kevin Yoder

KS

R

Y

Ted Yoho

FL

R

N

David Young

IA

R

N

Todd Young

IN

R

Y

Lee Zeldin

NY

R

Y

Ryan Zinke

MT

R

N

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