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

Robert Aderholt

AL

R

N

Mo Brooks

AL

R

N

Bradley Byrne

AL

R

N

Artur Davis

AL

D

N

Gary Palmer

AL

R

Y

Martha Roby

AL

R

N

Terri Sewell

AL

D

N

Rick Crawford

AR

R

N

French Hill

AR

R

N

Bruce Westerman

AR

R

Y

Steve Womack

AR

R

Y

Ruben Gallego

AZ

D

N

Paul Gosar

AZ

R

Y

Raul Grijalva

AZ

D

N

Ann Kirkpatrick

AZ

D

N

Martha McSally

AZ

R

N

Matt Salmon

AZ

R

Y

David Schweikert

AZ

R

Y

John Shadegg

AZ

R

N

Krysten Sinema

AZ

D

N

Pete Aguilar

CA

D

Y

Xavier Becerra

CA

D

N

Ami Bera

CA

D

N

Julia Brownley

CA

D

N

Ken Calvert

CA

R

Y

Lois Capps

CA

D

N

Paul Cook

CA

R

N

Jim Costa

CA

D

Y

Susan Davis

CA

D

N

Jeff Denham

CA

R

N

Mark DeSaulnier

CA

D

N

Anna Eshoo

CA

D

N

Sam Farr

CA

D

Y

John Garamendi

CA

D

N

Janice Hahn

CA

D

N

Michael Honda

CA

D

N

Jared Huffman

CA

D

N

Duncan Hunter

CA

R

N

Darrell Issa

CA

R

N

Stephen Knight

CA

R

N

Doug LaMalfa

CA

R

N

Barbara Lee

CA

D

N

Ted Lieu

CA

D

Y

Zoe Lofgren

CA

D

N

Alan Lowenthal

CA

D

N

Kevin McCarthy

CA

R

N

Tom McClintock

CA

R

Y

Jerry McNerney

CA

D

N

Grace Napolitano

CA

D

N

Gloria Negrete McLeod

CA

D

Y

Devin Nunes

CA

R

N

Nancy Pelosi

CA

D

N

Scott Peters

CA

D

Y

George Radanovich

CA

R

Y

Dana Rohrabacher

CA

R

Y

Lucille Roybal-Allard

CA

D

N

Raul Ruiz

CA

D

Y

Linda Sanchez

CA

D

N

Loretta Sanchez

CA

D

N

Adam Schiff

CA

D

Y

Eric Swalwell

CA

D

Y

Mark Takano

CA

D

N

Mike Thompson

CA

D

N

Norma Torres

CA

D

N

David Valadao

CA

R

N

Juan Vargas

CA

D

N

Mimi Walters

CA

R

Y

Diane Watson

CA

D

N

Ken Buck

CO

R

Y

Mike Coffman

CO

R

N

Diana DeGette

CO

D

N

Ed Perlmutter

CO

D

N

Scott Tipton

CO

R

Y

Joe Courtney

CT

D

N

Rosa DeLauro

CT

D

N

Elizabeth Esty

CT

D

N

James Himes

CT

D

N

John Larson

CT

D

N

John Carney

DE

D

N

Gus Bilirakis

FL

R

Y

Ginny Brown-Waite

FL

R

Y

Vern Buchanan

FL

R

N

Kathy Castor

FL

D

N

Curt Clawson

FL

R

N

Ander Crenshaw

FL

R

N

Carlos Curbelo

FL

R

N

Ron DeSantis

FL

R

Y

Lois Frankel

FL

D

N

Joe Garcia

FL

D

Y

Gwen Graham

FL

D

Y

Alan Grayson

FL

D

N

Alcee Hastings

FL

D

Y

David Jolly

FL

R

Y

Ron Klein

FL

D

N

Suzanne Kosmas

FL

D

Y

Kendrick Meek

FL

D

N

John Mica

FL

R

N

Jeff Miller

FL

R

N

Patrick Murphy

FL

D

Y

Richard Nugent

FL

R

N

Adam Putnam

FL

R

Y

Trey Radel

FL

R

N

Tom Rooney

FL

R

Y

Dennis Ross

FL

R

N

Debbie Wasserman Schultz

FL

D

N

Daniel Webster

FL

R

Y

Ted Yoho

FL

R

N

Rick Allen

GA

R

Y

Sanford Bishop

GA

D

N

Buddy Carter

GA

R

N

Doug Collins

GA

R

Y

Jody Hice

GA

R

Y

John Lewis

GA

D

N

John Linder

GA

R

Y

Barry Loudermilk

GA

R

Y

Jim Marshall

GA

D

Y

Austin Scott

GA

R

Y

Lynn Westmoreland

GA

R

N

Rob Woodall

GA

R

N

Neil Abercrombie

HI

D

N

Tulsi Gabbard

HI

D

N

Rod Blum

IA

R

Y

Steve King

IA

R

N

David Loebsack

IA

D

N

David Young

IA

R

N

Raul Labrador

ID

R

Y

Mike Simpson

ID

R

Y

Mike Bost

IL

R

N

Cheri Bustos

IL

D

N

Danny Davis

IL

D

N

Rodney Davis

IL

R

Y

Robert Dold

IL

R

N

Tammy Duckworth

IL

D

N

Bill Foster

IL

D

Y

Phil Hare

IL

D

N

Randy Hultgren

IL

R

Y

Robin Kelly

IL

D

N

Adam Kinzinger

IL

R

Y

Darin LaHood

IL

R

Y

Daniel Lipinski

IL

D

N

Mike Quigley

IL

D

N

Peter Roskam

IL

R

N

John Shimkus

IL

R

N

Susan Brooks

IN

R

Y

Larry Bucshon

IN

R

N

Todd Rokita

IN

R

N

Peter Visclosky

IN

D

N

Jackie Walorski

IN

R

N

Todd Young

IN

R

Y

Tim Huelskamp

KS

R

Y

Lynn Jenkins

KS

R

Y

Mike Pompeo

KS

R

Y

Todd Tiahrt

KS

R

N

Kevin Yoder

KS

R

Y

Andy Barr

KY

R

Y

Thomas Massie

KY

R

Y

Hal Rogers

KY

R

Y

Ed Whitfield

KY

R

Y

John Yarmuth

KY

D

N

Ralph Abraham

LA

R

N

John Fleming

LA

R

Y

Garret Graves

LA

R

Y

Cedric Richmond

LA

D

Y

Steve Scalise

LA

R

N

Michael Capuano

MA

D

N

Bill Delahunt

MA

D

Y

William Delahunt

MA

D

N

William Keating

MA

D

N

Joseph Kennedy

MA

D

N

Stephen Lynch

MA

D

N

James McGovern

MA

D

N

Seth Moulton

MA

D

N

Richard Neal

MA

D

N

Niki Tsongas

MA

D

N

John Delaney

MD

D

Y

Donna Edwards

MD

D

N

Andy Harris

MD

R

Y

Steny Hoyer

MD

D

N

Frank Kratovil

MD

D

N

C.A. Ruppersberger

MD

D

Y

John Sarbanes

MD

D

Y

Chris Van Hollen

MD

D

Y

Chellie Pingree

ME

D

N

Bruce Poliquin

ME

R

N

Justin Amash

MI

I

Y

Dan Benishek

MI

R

N

Kerry Bentivolio

MI

R

N

Mike Bishop

MI

R

N

John Conyers

MI

D

N

Debbie Dingell

MI

D

N

Vernon Ehlers

MI

R

N

Peter Hoekstra

MI

R

Y

Bill Huizenga

MI

R

N

Daniel Kildee

MI

D

N

Carolyn Kilpatrick

MI

D

N

Brenda Lawrence

MI

D

N

Sander Levin

MI

D

N

John Moolenaar

MI

R

N

David Trott

MI

R

N

Fred Upton

MI

R

N

Tim Walberg

MI

R

N

Keith Ellison

MN

D

N

Tom Emmer

MN

R

Y

Betty McCollum

MN

D

N

Richard Nolan

MN

D

N

Erik Paulsen

MN

R

Y

Collin Peterson

MN

D

N

Timothy Walz

MN

D

Y

Lacy Clay

MO

D

Y

Emanuel Cleaver

MO

D

N

Sam Graves

MO

R

N

Vicky Hartzler

MO

R

N

Billy Long

MO

R

Y

Blaine Luetkemeyer

MO

R

Y

Ike Skelton

MO

D

N

Jason Smith

MO

R

Y

Ann Wagner

MO

R

Y

Gregg Harper

MS

R

Y

Trent Kelly

MS

R

Y

Steven Palazzo

MS

R

N

Gene Taylor

MS

D

N

Bennie Thompson

MS

D

N

Ryan Zinke

MT

R

N

Alma Adams

NC

D

N

G.K. Butterfield

NC

D

N

Renee Ellmers

NC

R

N

Virginia Foxx

NC

R

N

George Holding

NC

R

Y

Richard Hudson

NC

R

Y

Walter Jones

NC

R

N

Patrick McHenry

NC

R

N

Mark Meadows

NC

R

Y

Robert Pittenger

NC

R

Y

David Price

NC

D

N

David Rouzer

NC

R

N

Mark Walker

NC

R

Y

Kevin Cramer

ND

R

N

Earl Pomeroy

ND

D

Y

Brad Ashford

NE

D

N

Jeff Fortenberry

NE

R

N

Frank Guinta

NH

R

N

Ann Kuster

NH

D

N

Rodney Frelinghuysen

NJ

R

Y

Scott Garrett

NJ

R

Y

Leonard Lance

NJ

R

Y

Frank LoBiondo

NJ

R

N

Thomas MacArthur

NJ

R

N

Donald Norcross

NJ

D

N

Bill Pascrell

NJ

D

N

Donald Payne

NJ

D

N

Bonnie Watson Coleman

NJ

D

Y

Michelle Lujan Grisham

NM

D

N

Stevan Pearce

NM

R

Y

Harry Teague

NM

D

N

Mark Amodei

NV

R

N

Cresent Hardy

NV

R

N

Dina Titus

NV

D

N

Yvette Clarke

NY

D

N

Chris Collins

NY

R

N

Eliot Engel

NY

D

N

Christopher Gibson

NY

R

N

Brian Higgins

NY

D

N

Steve Israel

NY

D

N

John Katko

NY

R

N

Peter King

NY

R

N

Nita Lowey

NY

D

N

Daniel Maffei

NY

D

N

Sean Maloney

NY

D

N

John McHugh

NY

R

N

Michael McMahon

NY

D

N

Gregory Meeks

NY

D

Y

Jerrold Nadler

NY

D

N

Tom Reed

NY

R

N

Kathleen Rice

NY

D

Y

Louise Slaughter

NY

D

N

Elise Stefanik

NY

R

N

Paul Tonko

NY

D

N

Nydia Velazquez

NY

D

N

Lee Zeldin

NY

R

Y

Joyce Beatty

OH

D

N

Steve Chabot

OH

R

Y

Warren Davidson

OH

R

Y

Steve Driehaus

OH

D

N

Marcia Fudge

OH

D

N

Bob Gibbs

OH

R

Y

Bill Johnson

OH

R

N

Jim Jordan

OH

R

Y

David Joyce

OH

R

Y

Mary Kilroy

OH

D

Y

Bob Latta

OH

R

Y

James Renacci

OH

R

N

Tim Ryan

OH

D

Y

Zachary Space

OH

D

N

Steve Stivers

OH

R

N

Michael Turner

OH

R

N

Brad Wenstrup

OH

R

Y

Charles Wilson

OH

D

Y

Jim Bridenstine

OK

R

Y

Tom Cole

OK

R

N

Frank Lucas

OK

R

Y

Markwayne Mullin

OK

R

Y

Steve Russell

OK

R

N

Suzanne Bonamici

OR

D

Y

Peter DeFazio

OR

D

N

Kurt Schrader

OR

D

Y

Lou Barletta

PA

R

N

Brendan Boyle

PA

D

N

Robert Brady

PA

D

N

Matthew Cartwright

PA

D

N

Ryan Costello

PA

R

N

Kathleen Dahlkemper

PA

D

Y

Charles Dent

PA

R

N

Michael Fitzpatrick

PA

R

N

Paul Kanjorski

PA

D

N

Mike Kelly

PA

R

Y

Tom Marino

PA

R

N

Patrick Meehan

PA

R

N

Tim Murphy

PA

R

N

Joseph Pitts

PA

R

N

Keith Rothfus

PA

R

Y

Joe Sestak

PA

D

N

Bill Shuster

PA

R

N

Glenn Thompson

PA

R

N

David Cicilline

RI

D

N

Patrick Kennedy

RI

D

N

James Langevin

RI

D

N

Henry Brown

SC

R

Y

James Clyburn

SC

D

N

Jeff Duncan

SC

R

N

Trey Gowdy

SC

R

N

Mick Mulvaney

SC

R

Y

Tom Rice

SC

R

Y

John Spratt

SC

D

N

Joe Wilson

SC

R

N

Stephanie Herseth Sandlin

SD

D

Y

Kristi Noem

SD

R

N

Diane Black

TN

R

Y

Marsha Blackburn

TN

R

Y

Steve Cohen

TN

D

N

Jim Cooper

TN

D

N

Lincoln Davis

TN

D

Y

Scott DesJarlais

TN

R

Y

John Duncan

TN

R

Y

Chuck Fleischmann

TN

R

N

David Roe

TN

R

Y

John Tanner

TN

D

Y

Brian Babin

TX

R

Y

Joe Barton

TX

R

N

Michael Burgess

TX

R

Y

John Carter

TX

R

Y

K. Michael Conaway

TX

R

N

Lloyd Doggett

TX

D

N

Blake Farenthold

TX

R

Y

Bill Flores

TX

R

Y

Pete Gallego

TX

D

N

Kay Granger

TX

R

Y

Al Green

TX

D

N

Gene Green

TX

D

Y

Ruben Hinojosa

TX

D

N

Will Hurd

TX

R

N

Sheila Jackson-Lee

TX

D

N

Eddie Johnson

TX

D

N

Kenny Marchant

TX

R

Y

Michael McCaul

TX

R

N

Randy Neugebauer

TX

R

Y

Beto O'Rourke

TX

D

N

Pete Olson

TX

R

N

Ted Poe

TX

R

Y

John Ratcliffe

TX

R

Y

Pete Sessions

TX

R

Y

Lamar Smith

TX

R

N

Steve Stockman

TX

R

N

Marc Veasey

TX

D

Y

Filemon Vela

TX

D

Y

Randy Weber

TX

R

Y

Roger Williams

TX

R

N

Rob Bishop

UT

R

N

Jason Chaffetz

UT

R

Y

Mia Love

UT

R

Y

Chris Stewart

UT

R

Y

Don Beyer

VA

D

Y

Barbara Comstock

VA

R

N

Gerald Connolly

VA

D

N

Bob Goodlatte

VA

R

Y

H. Morgan Griffith

VA

R

Y

Robert Hurt

VA

R

N

E. Scott Rigell

VA

R

N

Robert Scott

VA

D

N

Peter Welch

VT

D

N

Suzan DelBene

WA

D

N

Denny Heck

WA

D

N

Derek Kilmer

WA

D

N

Rick Larsen

WA

D

N

Cathy McMorris Rodgers

WA

R

N

Dan Newhouse

WA

R

N

David Reichert

WA

R

Y

Adam Smith

WA

D

N

Sean Duffy

WI

R

N

Glenn Grothman

WI

R

Y

Ron Kind

WI

D

Y

Gwen Moore

WI

D

N

David Obey

WI

D

Y

Mark Pocan

WI

D

N

Reid Ribble

WI

R

Y

F. James Sensenbrenner

WI

R

N

Evan Jenkins

WV

R

N

David McKinley

WV

R

N

Alan Mollohan

WV

D

N

Alex Mooney

WV

R

Y

Cynthia Lummis

WY

R

N

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