Archive for October, 2013

Compromise at the expense of liberty?

October 18, 2013

The Republicans, including Boehner and Cantor, who voted to reopen government and hike the debt ceiling.

Spencer Bachus
Lou Barletta
Dan Benishek
Gus Bilirakis
John Boehner
Charles Boustany
Susan Brooks
Vern Buchanan
Ken Calvert
Dave Camp
Eric Cantor
Shelley Moore Capito
Howard Coble
Mike Coffman
Tom Cole
Paul Cook
Tom Cotton
Kevin Cramer
Rick Crawford
Ander Crenshaw
Steve Daines
Charlie Dent
Mario Diaz-Balart
Mike Fitzpatrick
Jeff Fortenberry
Rodney Frelinghuysen
Cory Gardner
Jim Gerlach
Chris Gibson
Tim Griffin
Michael Grimm
Brett Guthrie
Richard Hanna
Gregg Harper
Doc Hastings
Joe Heck
Jaime Herrera Beutler
Darrell Issa
Lynn Jenkins
David Joyce
Mike Kelly
Peter King
Adam Kinzinger
John Kline
Leonard Lance
Tom Latham
Frank LoBiondo
Kevin McCarthy
Patrick McHenry
Buck McKeon
David McKinley
Cathy McMorris Rodgers
Pat Meehan
Gary Miller
Tim Murphy
Devin Nunes
Erik Paulsen
Robert Pittenger
Dave Reichert
Reid Ribble
Scott Rigell
Hal Rogers
Mike Rogers
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen
Peter Roskam
Jon Runyan
Aaron Schock
John Shimkus
Bill Shuster
Mike Simpson
Adrian Smith
Chris Smith
Steve Stivers
Lee Terry
Glenn Thompson
Pat Tiberi
Scott Tipton
Fred Upton
David Valadao
Daniel Webster
Ed Whitfield
Rob Wittman
Frank Wolf
Steve Womack
Don Young
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25 Republicans Back Obamacare

October 18, 2013



More than two dozen Senate Republicans deserted the grassroots of their party Friday in a vote that paved the way to fund Obamacare.


Only 19 of the 46 Senate Republicans voted against ending debate on the House-passed continuing resolution to fund the federal government past September 30 and defund Obamacare. Two Republicans – Jeff Flake and Orin Hatch – did not vote.


A vote to end debate – supported by 25 Republicans – was tantamount to stripping the Obama care defunding measure from the continuing resolution.


Following is a list of the 19 Republicans who voted against cloture in support of defunding Obamacare:


NAYs —19

Crapo (R-ID)
Cruz (R-TX)
Enzi (R-WY)
Fischer (R-NE)
Grassley (R-IA)
Heller (R-NV)
Inhofe (R-OK)
Lee (R-UT)
Moran (R-KS)
Paul (R-KY)
Portman (R-OH)
Risch (R-ID)
Roberts (R-KS)
Rubio (R-FL)
Scott (R-SC)
Sessions (R-AL)
Shelby (R-AL)
Toomey (R-PA)
Vitter (R-LA)




Not Voting – 2

Flake (R-AZ) Hatch (R-UT)  




And now, the unfortunate yeas:


Johnson (WI)


Following the 79 to 19 vote to end debate on the House-passed, the Senate voted 54 to 44 to strip the Obamacare defunding from the resolution. The Senate then passed the resolution by the same margin.


The unanimous Republican opposition to the amendment removing the Obamacare defunding measure was a cosmetic and meaningless vote. Some Republicans will now say they opposed funding Obamacare, but their vote to end debate opened the door to Democrats to save Obamacare funding with a simple majority.


The 25 Republicans who voted to end debate and fund Obamacare included the entire Republican leadership – Mitch McConnell, John Cornyn, John Thune, Roy Blunt, and John Barrasso.


Now the targets of Republican opposition in 2014 are the vulnerable Democratic incumbents who continued to support


Obamacare – Pryor of Arkansas, Landrieu of Louisiana, Hagan of North Carolina, and Begich of Alaska.


There will be consequences Republicans as well. The 25 Republicans who voted for cloture and Obamacare funding defied a growing grassroots movement determined to defund or delay Obamacare. They defied the work of Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, Marco Rubio and others who have worked for months to block Obamacare funding.