Thursday, June 4, 2015

Which House Democrats Voted against Improving Relations with Cuba?

During the amendment voting for the "Commerce and Justice, Science, and Related Agencies" appropriations bill yesterday, the House cast two votes that relate to US relations with Cuba.
The first was on Gitmo. Closing Gitmo would be a positive step forward in US-Cuba relations.

Personally, I think the US should return the land stolen for the naval base, but I don't expect it to happen.

Jerry Nadler (NY-10) offered an amendment to strike section 527 from the bill which prohibits use of funds to transfer, release, or assist in the transfer or release to or within the U.S., its territories, or possessions Khalid Sheikh Mohammed or any other detainee who is not a U.S. citizen or a member of the Armed Forces of the U.S. and is or was held on or after June 24, 2009, at the U.S. Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, by the Department of Defense.

It failed 170 to 256.

165 Democrats and 5 Republicans voted for it. 238 Republicans and 18 Democrats voted against it.

Here are the 5 Republicans:

Justin Amash (MI-03)
Jimmy Duncan (TN-02)
Chris Gibson (NY-19)
Tom Rice (SC-07)
Mark Sanford (SC-01)

Here are the 18 Democrats:

Pete Aguilar (CA-31)
Brad Ashford (NE-02)
Julia Brownley (CA-26)
Lois Capps (CA-24)
Jim Costa (CA-16)
Henry Cuellar (TX-28)
Gwen Graham (FL-02)
Gene Green (TX-29)
Ann Kirkpatrick (AZ-01)
Dan Lipinski (IL-03)
Sean Maloney (NY-18)
Patrick Murphy (FL-18)
Raul Ruiz (CA-36)
Dutch Ruppersberger (MD-02)
Loretta Sanchez (CA-46)
Kyrsten Sinema (AZ-09)
Albio Sires (NJ-08)
Filemon Vela (TX-34)

Sam Farr (CA-20) offered an amendment to strike section 540 from the bill which prohibits use of funds to facilitate, permit, license, or promote exports to the Cuban military or intelligence service or to any officer of the Cuban military or intelligence service, or an immediate family member thereof.

It failed 153 to 273.

151 Democrats and 2 Republicans voted for it. 241 Republicans and 32 Democrats voted against it.

The two Republicans were Kevin Cramer (ND-AL) Jim Sensenbrenner (WI-05).

And here were the 32 Democrats:

Brad Ashford (NE-02)
Ami Bera (CA-07)
Corrine Brown (FL-05)
Julia Brownley (CA-26)
Tony Cardenas (CA-29)
Gerry Connolly (VA-11)
Henry Cuellar (TX-28)
Ted Deutch (FL-21)
Eliot Engel (NY-16)
Lois Frankel (FL-22)
Gwen Graham (FL-02)
Gene Green (TX-29)
Alcee Hastings (FL-20)
Denny Heck (WA-10)
Steny Hoyer (MD-05)
Bill Keating (MA-09)
Annie Kuster (NH-02)
Dan Lipinski (IL-03)
Stephen Lynch (MA-08)
Sean Maloney (NY-18)
Patrick Murphy (FL-18)
Donald Norcross (NJ-01)
Frank Pallone (NJ-06)
Bill Pascrell (NJ-09)
Mike Quigley (IL-05)
Dutch Ruppersberger (MD-02)
Kurt Schrader (OR-05)
Brad Sherman (CA-30)
Albio Sires (NJ-08)
Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23)
Bonnie Watson Coleman (NJ-12)
Frederica Wilson (FL-24)

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