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

Ralph Abraham

LA

R

N

Alma Adams

NC

D

N

Robert Aderholt

AL

R

N

Mark Amodei

NV

R

N

Brad Ashford

NE

D

N

Lou Barletta

PA

R

N

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

Sanford Bishop

GA

D

N

Rob Bishop

UT

R

N

Mike Bishop

MI

R

N

Mike Bost

IL

R

N

Brendan Boyle

PA

D

N

Robert Brady

PA

D

N

Mo Brooks

AL

R

N

Julia Brownley

CA

D

N

Vern Buchanan

FL

R

N

Larry Bucshon

IN

R

N

Cheri Bustos

IL

D

N

G.K. Butterfield

NC

D

N

Bradley Byrne

AL

R

N

Lois Capps

CA

D

N

Michael Capuano

MA

D

N

John Carney

DE

D

N

Buddy Carter

GA

R

N

Matthew Cartwright

PA

D

N

Kathy Castor

FL

D

N

David Cicilline

RI

D

N

Yvette Clarke

NY

D

N

Curt Clawson

FL

R

N

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

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

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

Artur Davis

AL

D

N

Danny Davis

IL

D

N

Susan Davis

CA

D

N

Peter DeFazio

OR

D

N

Diana DeGette

CO

D

N

William Delahunt

MA

D

N

Rosa DeLauro

CT

D

N

Suzan DelBene

WA

D

N

Jeff Denham

CA

R

N

Charles Dent

PA

R

N

Mark DeSaulnier

CA

D

N

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

Donna Edwards

MD

D

N

Vernon Ehlers

MI

R

N

Keith Ellison

MN

D

N

Renee Ellmers

NC

R

N

Eliot Engel

NY

D

N

Anna Eshoo

CA

D

N

Elizabeth Esty

CT

D

N

Michael Fitzpatrick

PA

R

N

Chuck Fleischmann

TN

R

N

Jeff Fortenberry

NE

R

N

Virginia Foxx

NC

R

N

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

Christopher Gibson

NY

R

N

Trey Gowdy

SC

R

N

Sam Graves

MO

R

N

Alan Grayson

FL

D

N

Al Green

TX

D

N

Raul Grijalva

AZ

D

N

Frank Guinta

NH

R

N

Janice Hahn

CA

D

N

Cresent Hardy

NV

R

N

Phil Hare

IL

D

N

Vicky Hartzler

MO

R

N

Denny Heck

WA

D

N

Brian Higgins

NY

D

N

French Hill

AR

R

N

James Himes

CT

D

N

Ruben Hinojosa

TX

D

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Michael Honda

CA

D

N

Steny Hoyer

MD

D

N

Jared Huffman

CA

D

N

Bill Huizenga

MI

R

N

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

Evan Jenkins

WV

R

N

Eddie Johnson

TX

D

N

Bill Johnson

OH

R

N

Walter Jones

NC

R

N

Paul Kanjorski

PA

D

N

John Katko

NY

R

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

Steve King

IA

R

N

Peter King

NY

R

N

Ann Kirkpatrick

AZ

D

N

Ron Klein

FL

D

N

Stephen Knight

CA

R

N

Frank Kratovil

MD

D

N

Ann Kuster

NH

D

N

Doug LaMalfa

CA

R

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

Daniel Lipinski

IL

D

N

Frank LoBiondo

NJ

R

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

Cynthia Lummis

WY

R

N

Stephen Lynch

MA

D

N

Thomas MacArthur

NJ

R

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Daniel Maffei

NY

D

N

Sean Maloney

NY

D

N

Tom Marino

PA

R

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Kevin McCarthy

CA

R

N

Michael McCaul

TX

R

N

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

Patrick Meehan

PA

R

N

Kendrick Meek

FL

D

N

John Mica

FL

R

N

Jeff Miller

FL

R

N

Alan Mollohan

WV

D

N

John Moolenaar

MI

R

N

Gwen Moore

WI

D

N

Seth Moulton

MA

D

N

Tim Murphy

PA

R

N

Jerrold Nadler

NY

D

N

Grace Napolitano

CA

D

N

Richard Neal

MA

D

N

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

Pete Olson

TX

R

N

Steven Palazzo

MS

R

N

Bill Pascrell

NJ

D

N

Donald Payne

NJ

D

N

Nancy Pelosi

CA

D

N

Ed Perlmutter

CO

D

N

Collin Peterson

MN

D

N

Chellie Pingree

ME

D

N

Joseph Pitts

PA

R

N

Mark Pocan

WI

D

N

Bruce Poliquin

ME

R

N

David Price

NC

D

N

Mike Quigley

IL

D

N

Trey Radel

FL

R

N

Tom Reed

NY

R

N

James Renacci

OH

R

N

E. Scott Rigell

VA

R

N

Martha Roby

AL

R

N

Todd Rokita

IN

R

N

Peter Roskam

IL

R

N

Dennis Ross

FL

R

N

David Rouzer

NC

R

N

Lucille Roybal-Allard

CA

D

N

Steve Russell

OK

R

N

Linda Sanchez

CA

D

N

Loretta Sanchez

CA

D

N

Steve Scalise

LA

R

N

Robert Scott

VA

D

N

F. James Sensenbrenner

WI

R

N

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

Krysten Sinema

AZ

D

N

Ike Skelton

MO

D

N

Louise Slaughter

NY

D

N

Lamar Smith

TX

R

N

Adam Smith

WA

D

N

Zachary Space

OH

D

N

John Spratt

SC

D

N

Elise Stefanik

NY

R

N

Steve Stivers

OH

R

N

Steve Stockman

TX

R

N

Mark Takano

CA

D

N

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

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

Juan Vargas

CA

D

N

Nydia Velazquez

NY

D

N

Peter Visclosky

IN

D

N

Tim Walberg

MI

R

N

Jackie Walorski

IN

R

N

Debbie Wasserman Schultz

FL

D

N

Diane Watson

CA

D

N

Peter Welch

VT

D

N

Lynn Westmoreland

GA

R

N

Roger Williams

TX

R

N

Joe Wilson

SC

R

N

Rob Woodall

GA

R

N

John Yarmuth

KY

D

N

Ted Yoho

FL

R

N

David Young

IA

R

N

Ryan Zinke

MT

R

N

Pete Aguilar

CA

D

Y

Rick Allen

GA

R

Y

Justin Amash

MI

I

Y

Brian Babin

TX

R

Y

Andy Barr

KY

R

Y

Don Beyer

VA

D

Y

Gus Bilirakis

FL

R

Y

Diane Black

TN

R

Y

Marsha Blackburn

TN

R

Y

Rod Blum

IA

R

Y

Suzanne Bonamici

OR

D

Y

Jim Bridenstine

OK

R

Y

Susan Brooks

IN

R

Y

Henry Brown

SC

R

Y

Ginny Brown-Waite

FL

R

Y

Ken Buck

CO

R

Y

Michael Burgess

TX

R

Y

Ken Calvert

CA

R

Y

John Carter

TX

R

Y

Steve Chabot

OH

R

Y

Jason Chaffetz

UT

R

Y

Lacy Clay

MO

D

Y

Doug Collins

GA

R

Y

Jim Costa

CA

D

Y

Kathleen Dahlkemper

PA

D

Y

Warren Davidson

OH

R

Y

Lincoln Davis

TN

D

Y

Rodney Davis

IL

R

Y

Bill Delahunt

MA

D

Y

John Delaney

MD

D

Y

Ron DeSantis

FL

R

Y

Scott DesJarlais

TN

R

Y

John Duncan

TN

R

Y

Tom Emmer

MN

R

Y

Blake Farenthold

TX

R

Y

Sam Farr

CA

D

Y

John Fleming

LA

R

Y

Bill Flores

TX

R

Y

Bill Foster

IL

D

Y

Rodney Frelinghuysen

NJ

R

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Joe Garcia

FL

D

Y

Scott Garrett

NJ

R

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Bob Gibbs

OH

R

Y

Bob Goodlatte

VA

R

Y

Paul Gosar

AZ

R

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Gwen Graham

FL

D

Y

Kay Granger

TX

R

Y

Garret Graves

LA

R

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Gene Green

TX

D

Y

H. Morgan Griffith

VA

R

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Glenn Grothman

WI

R

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Gregg Harper

MS

R

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Andy Harris

MD

R

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Alcee Hastings

FL

D

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Stephanie Herseth Sandlin

SD

D

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Jody Hice

GA

R

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Peter Hoekstra

MI

R

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George Holding

NC

R

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Richard Hudson

NC

R

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Tim Huelskamp

KS

R

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Randy Hultgren

IL

R

Y

Lynn Jenkins

KS

R

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David Jolly

FL

R

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Jim Jordan

OH

R

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David Joyce

OH

R

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Mike Kelly

PA

R

Y

Trent Kelly

MS

R

Y

Mary Kilroy

OH

D

Y

Ron Kind

WI

D

Y

Adam Kinzinger

IL

R

Y

Suzanne Kosmas

FL

D

Y

Raul Labrador

ID

R

Y

Darin LaHood

IL

R

Y

Leonard Lance

NJ

R

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Bob Latta

OH

R

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Ted Lieu

CA

D

Y

John Linder

GA

R

Y

Billy Long

MO

R

Y

Barry Loudermilk

GA

R

Y

Mia Love

UT

R

Y

Frank Lucas

OK

R

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Blaine Luetkemeyer

MO

R

Y

Kenny Marchant

TX

R

Y

Jim Marshall

GA

D

Y

Thomas Massie

KY

R

Y

Tom McClintock

CA

R

Y

Mark Meadows

NC

R

Y

Gregory Meeks

NY

D

Y

Alex Mooney

WV

R

Y

Markwayne Mullin

OK

R

Y

Mick Mulvaney

SC

R

Y

Patrick Murphy

FL

D

Y

Gloria Negrete McLeod

CA

D

Y

Randy Neugebauer

TX

R

Y

David Obey

WI

D

Y

Gary Palmer

AL

R

Y

Erik Paulsen

MN

R

Y

Stevan Pearce

NM

R

Y

Scott Peters

CA

D

Y

Robert Pittenger

NC

R

Y

Ted Poe

TX

R

Y

Earl Pomeroy

ND

D

Y

Mike Pompeo

KS

R

Y

Adam Putnam

FL

R

Y

George Radanovich

CA

R

Y

John Ratcliffe

TX

R

Y

David Reichert

WA

R

Y

Reid Ribble

WI

R

Y

Kathleen Rice

NY

D

Y

Tom Rice

SC

R

Y

Cedric Richmond

LA

D

Y

David Roe

TN

R

Y

Hal Rogers

KY

R

Y

Dana Rohrabacher

CA

R

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Tom Rooney

FL

R

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Keith Rothfus

PA

R

Y

Raul Ruiz

CA

D

Y

C.A. Ruppersberger

MD

D

Y

Tim Ryan

OH

D

Y

Matt Salmon

AZ

R

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John Sarbanes

MD

D

Y

Adam Schiff

CA

D

Y

Kurt Schrader

OR

D

Y

David Schweikert

AZ

R

Y

Austin Scott

GA

R

Y

Pete Sessions

TX

R

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Mike Simpson

ID

R

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Jason Smith

MO

R

Y

Chris Stewart

UT

R

Y

Eric Swalwell

CA

D

Y

John Tanner

TN

D

Y

Scott Tipton

CO

R

Y

Chris Van Hollen

MD

D

Y

Marc Veasey

TX

D

Y

Filemon Vela

TX

D

Y

Ann Wagner

MO

R

Y

Mark Walker

NC

R

Y

Mimi Walters

CA

R

Y

Timothy Walz

MN

D

Y

Bonnie Watson Coleman

NJ

D

Y

Randy Weber

TX

R

Y

Daniel Webster

FL

R

Y

Brad Wenstrup

OH

R

Y

Bruce Westerman

AR

R

Y

Ed Whitfield

KY

R

Y

Charles Wilson

OH

D

Y

Steve Womack

AR

R

Y

Kevin Yoder

KS

R

Y

Todd Young

IN

R

Y

Lee Zeldin

NY

R

Y

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