Thursday, June 4, 2015

Which 26 House Dems Voted Against Easing Restrictions on Traveling to Cuba?

Today, the House has been voting on amendments for the appropriations bill covering the Department of Transportation and the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Republicans added a provision to the bill to prevent licensing flights or cruise ships to Cuba if they involved property confiscated by the Castro regime. Basically, this is just a way to block the normalization of relations with Cuba initiated by Obama. Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25), who heads the Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies, is particularly hostile to normalizing relations with Cuba.

Barbara Lee (CA-13) offered an amendment to strike this provision from the bill.

Her amendment failed 176 to 247.

18 Republicans voted with Democrats in favor of the amendment. 26 Democrats voted with Republicans against it. One Democrat--Brendan Boyle (PA-13)--voted present.

Here are the 18 Republicans:

David Schweikert (AZ-06)
Eric Crawford (AR-01)
David Jolly (FL-13)
Rodney Davis (IL-13)
Tim Huelskamp (KS-01)
Tom Massie (KY-04)
Charles Boustany (LA-03)
Ralph Abraham (LA-05)
Justin Amash (MI-03)
Tom Emmer (MN-06)
Jason Smith (MO-08)
Walter Jones (NC-03)
Mark Sanford (SC-01)
Mick Mulvaney (SC-05)
Stephen Fincher (TN-08)
Jason Chaffetz (UT-03)
Reid Ribble (WI-08)
Cynthia Lummis (WY-AL)

Here are the 26 Democrats:

Ann Kirkpatrick (AZ-01)
John Garamendi (CA-03)
Tony Cardenas (CA-29)
Brad Sherman (CA-30)
Gwen Graham (FL-02)
Alan Grayson (Fl-09)
Patrick Murphy (FL-18)
Alcee Hastings (FL-20)
Ted Deutch (FL-21)
Lois Frankel (FL-22)
Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23)
Frederic Wilson (FL-24)
Dan Lipinski (IL-03)
Luis Gutierrez (IL-04)
Mike Quigley (IL-05)
Donald Norcross (NJ-01)
Frank Pallone (NJ-08)
Albio Sires (NJ-08)
Bill Pascrell (NJ-09)
Donald Payne (NJ-10)
Bonnie Watson Coleman (NJ-12)
Sean Maloney (NY-18)
Kurt Schrader (OR-05)
Henry Cuellar (TX-28)
Filemon Vela (TX-34)
Gerry Connolly (VA-11)

Over half of the Democrats hail from either Florida or New Jersey. I assume Bob Menendez must be using his clout within the Jersey delegation.

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