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Yesterday, I reported on Democratic attempts to restore the renewable energy spending in the Energy and Water appropriations bill, which the GOP had slashed by half.  Earlier today, I wrote a diary on the final passage of the bill--and the Democratic votes it received. I noted that I would highlight several other amendments which didn't appear on the House clerk site until after I had written my first roll call piece.

As I have noted in the past, I think it's important to track such votes so that you can name and shame the legislators who vote against progressive bills.  It's easy to see the final vote counts, but it's more important to know how each person voted.

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Rep. Alcee Hastings (FL-20) offered an amendment to increase science research funding by $223 million and reduce weapons funding by an equivalent amount.  It failed 156 to 266.  154 Democrats and 2 Republicans voted for it. 222 Republicans and 42 Democrats voted against it.

The two Republican supporters were Richard Hanna (NY-22) and Tom Latham (IA-03).

Which 42 Democrats liked weapons so much?

Rob Andrews (NJ-01)
Ron Barber (AZ-02)
John Barrow (GA-12)
Sanford Bishop (GA-02)
Cheri Bustos (IL-17)

Tony Cárdenas (CA-29)
Joaquin Castro (TX-20)
Jim Clyburn (SC-06)
Jim Costa (CA-16)
Joe Courtney (CT-02)

Henry Cuellar (TX-28)
John Dingell (MI-12)
Ruben Hinojosa (TX-15)
Steve Israel (NY-03)
Marcy Kaptur (OH-09)

Ann Kirkpatrick (AZ-01)
Jim Langevin (RI-02)
John Lewis (GA-05)
Zoe Lofgren (CA-19)
Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01)

Ben Luján (NM-03)
Dan Maffei (NY-24)
Sean Maloney (NY-18)
Jim Matheson (UT-04)
Betty McCollum (MN-04)

Mike McIntyre (NC-07)
Grace Meng (NY-06)
Bill Owens (NY-21)
Ed Perlmutter (CO-07)
Scott Peters (CA-52)

Gary Peters (MI-14)
Collin Peterson (MN-07)
Nick Rahall (WV-03)
Raul Ruiz (CA-36)
Tim Ryan (OH-13)

Terri Sewell (AL-07)
Krysten Sinema (AZ-09)
Louise Slaughter (NY-25)
Eric Swalwell (CA-15)
Filemon Vela (TX-34)

Peter Visclosky (IN-01)
Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23)

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Rep. Bill Foster (IL-13) offered an amendment to increase science research funding by $500 million and reduce weapons funding by the same amount. It failed 143 to 273. 140 Democrats and 3 Republicans voted for it.  220 Republicans and 53 Democrats voted against it.

The 3 Republican supporters were Richard Hanna (NY-22), Randy Hultgren (IL-04), and Walter Jones (NC-03).

John Lewis and Betty McCollum, who voted against Alcee Hastings’s amendment, voted for Foster’s.  If you opposed transferring $223 million from weapons to science research, why would you support reallocating twice as much money? I'm really not sure of the logic there. The three Arizona Conservadems—Barber, Kirkpatrick, and Sinema—weren’t there for the vote; I assume they would have voted against it.

There were, thus, 16 new Democrats to show their nuke pride:

John Delaney (MD-06)
Mike Doyle (PA-14)
Elizabeth Esty (CT-05)
Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02)
Pete Gallego (TX-23)
Al Green (TX-09)
Gene Green (TX-29)
Colleen Hanabusa (HI-01)
Derek Kilmer (WA-06)
Stephen Lynch (MA-08)
Jerry McNerney (CA-09)
George Miller (CA-11)
Cedric Richmond (LA-02)
Loretta Sanchez (CA-46)
Bennie Thompson (MS-02)
Niki Tsongas (MA-03)

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Rep. John Garamendi (CA-20) offered an amendment to increase funding for the Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARPA-E), which oversees research in green energy, by $329 million and reduce weapons funding by an equivalent amount. It failed 155 to 266. 42 Democrats joined 222 Republicans in opposition.

The vote was similar to the roll call on Alcee Hastings’s amendment ($223m from weapons to science), so I will highlight the changes. 5 Democrats switched from YEA to NAY, and 5 from NAY to YEA.

The 5 Democrats who voted against reallocating funds from weapons to science but for reallocating funds from weapons to ARPA-E were Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Joe Courtney (CT-02), John Lewis (GA-05), Ed Perlmutter (CO-07), and Tim Ryan (OH-13).

The 5 Democrats who voted for reallocating from weapons to science but against reallocating from weapons to ARPA-E were Tammy Duckworth (IL-08), Pete Gallego (TX-23), Gene Green (TX-29), Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), and Derek Kilmer (WA-06).

Again, I'm not sure of the logic behind these vote flips.

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Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (TX-18) offered an amendment to increase departmental administration funding by $1 million and reduce weapons funding by $1.2 million.  It failed 184 to 238.  13 Democrats joined 225 Republicans in opposition.

Ron Barber (AZ-02)
Jim Clyburn (SC-06)
Dan Maffei (NY-24)
Sean Maloney (NY-18)
Jim Matheson (UT-04

Bill Owens (NY-21)
Collin Peterson (MN-07)
Nick Rahall (WV-03)
Kurt Schrader (OR-05)
Krysten Sinema (AZ-09)

Louise Slaughter (NY-25)
Eric Swalwell (CA-15)
Bennie Thompson (MS-02)

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Rep. Mike Quigley (IL-05) offered an amendment to cut $23.7 million in additional funding for the B-61 nuclear bomb.  Steve Andreasen, the director for defense policy and arms control on the National Security Council staff from 1993 to 2001, wrote an op-ed in the LA Times last month ("The nuclear bomb we don't need") to criticize the program for its costliness and uselessness.  Andreasen criticized the expenditure on the program both in terms of "Guns vs. Guns" (It's not effective) and "Guns vs. Butter" (We spend as much on the B-61 bomber as we do on Alzheimer's research).

The amendment failed 196 to 227. 166 Democrats and 30 Republicans supported the bill. 196 Republicans and 31 Democrats opposed it.

Which 31 Democrats opposed it?

Ron Barber (AZ-02)
John Barrow (GA-12)
Karen Bass (CA-37)
Sanford Bishop (GA-02)
Corrine Brown (FL-05)

Emanuel Cleaver (MO-05)
Jim Clyburn (SC-06)
Gerald Connolly (VA-11)
Joe Courtney (CT-02)
Danny Davis (IL-11)

Pete Gallego (TX-23)
Luis Gutiérrez (IL-04)
Steny Hoyer (MD-05)
Eddie Johnson (TX-30)
Zoe Lofgren (CA-19)

Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01)
Ben Luján (NM-03)
Dan Maffei (NY-24)
Sean Maloney (NY-18)
Jim Matheson (UT-04)

Betty McCollum (MN-04)
Mike McIntyre (NC-07)
Jim Moran (VA-08)
Collin Peterson (MN-07)
Charlie Rangel (NY-13)

Cedric Richmond (LA-02)
Tim Ryan (OH-13)
David Scott (GA-13)
Eric Swalwell (CA-15)
Bennie Thompson (MS-02)
Filemon Vela (TX-34)

Does anyone know why Charlie Rangel is so supportive of nukes?  His name stood out to me on the list.

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Rep. Jared Polis (CO-02) offered an amendment to reduce weapons spending by $13,072,000. It failed 182 to 243. 164 Democrats and 18 Republicans supported the amendment. 211 Republicans and 32 Democrats opposed it.

Which 32 Democrats opposed it?

Ron Barber (AZ-02)
John Barrow (GA-12)
Sanford Bishop (GA-02)
Corrine Brown (FL-05)
G. K. Butterfield (NC-01)

André Carson (IN-07)
Jim Clyburn (SC-06)
Joe Courtney (CT-02)
Henry Cuellar (TX-28)
Pete Gallego (TX-23)

Steny Hoyer (MD-05)
Hank Johnson (GA-04)
Jim Langevin (RI-02)
Rick Larsen (WA-02)
Dan Lipinski (IL-03)

Zoe Lofgren (CA-19)
Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01)
Ben Luján (NM-03)
Dan Maffei (NY-24)
Sean Maloney (NY-18)

Jim Matheson (UT-04)
Betty McCollum (MN-04)
Mike McIntyre (NC-07)
Collin Peterson (MN-07)
Cedric Richmond (LA-02)

Dutch Ruppersberger (MD-02)
Tim Ryan (OH-13)
Bobby Scott (VA-03)
David Scott (GA-13)
Adam Smith (WA-09)

Eric Swalwell (CA-15)
Bennie Thompson (MS-02)

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Rep. John Garamendi (CA-20) offered an amendment to increase funding for Army Corps of Engineers levee projects by $100 million and reduce weapons funding by an equivalent amount. It failed 170 to 253.

165 Democrats and 5 Republicans voted for it.  222 Republicans and 31 Democrats voted against it.

The five Republican supporters were Paul Broun (GA-10), Chris Gibson (NY-19), Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03), Walter Jones (NC-03), and David McKinley (WV-01).

The 31 Democratic opponents were the following:

Rob Andrews (NJ-01)
Ron Barber (AZ-02)
John Barrow (GA-12)
Sanford Bishop (GA-02)
Lacy Clay (MO-01)

Emanuel Cleaver (MO-05)
Jim Clyburn (SC-06)
Jim Costa (CA-16)
Henry Cuellar (TX-28)
John Dingell (MI-12)

Steny Hoyer (MD-05)
Marcy Kaptur (OH-09)
Jim Langevin (RI-02)
Zoe Lofgren (CA-19)
Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01)

Ben Luján (NM-03)
Dan Maffei (NY-24)
Sean Maloney (NY-18)
Jim Matheson (UT-04)
Bill Owens (NY-21)

Charlie Rangel (NY-13)
Cedric Richmond (LA-02)
Tim Ryan (OH-13)
David Scott (GA-13)
Terri Sewell (AL-07)

Krysten Sinema (AZ-09)
Louise Slaughter (NY-25)
Eric Swalwell (CA-15)
Bennie Thompson (MS-02)
Peter Visclosky (IN-01)
Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23)

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Rep. Jackie Speier (CA-14) offered an amendment to reduce the fossil fuel R&D allocation for the DOE by $30 million. It failed 174 to 250.

136 Democrats and 38 Democrats voted for the amendment. 189 Republicans and 61 Democrats voted against it.

Which 61 Democrats love oil, coal, and natural gas so much that they couldn’t bear to take such money away?

Ron Barber (AZ-02)
John Barrow (GA-12)
Sanford Bishop (GA-02)
Tim Bishop (NY-01)
Suzanne Bonamici (OR-01)

Bob Brady (PA-01)
Corrine Brown (FL-05)
Cheri Bustos (IL-17)
G. K. Butterfield (NC-01)
André Carson (IN-07)

Joaquin Castro (TX-20)
Emanuel Cleaver (MO-05)
Jim Cooper (TN-05)
Jim Costa (CA-16)
Joe Courtney (CT-02)

Henry Cuellar (TX-28)
Rosa DeLauro (CT-03)
John Dingell (MI-12)
Mike Doyle (PA-14)
Tammy Duckworth (IL-08)

Eliot Engel (NY-16)
Bill Enyart (IL-12)
Elizabeth Esty (CT-05)
Chaka Fattah (PA-02)
Bill Foster (IL-11)

Pete Gallego (TX-23)
Joe Garcia (FL-26)
Al Green (TX-09)
Gene Green (TX-29)
Jim Himes (CT-04)

Rubén Hinojosa (TX-15)
Sheila Jackson Lee (TX-18)
Eddie Johnson (TX-30)
Ron Kind (WI-03)
John Larson (CT-01)

Dan Lipinski (IL-03)
Dave Loebsack (IA-02)
Ben Luján (NM-03)
Sean Maloney (NY-18)
Jim Matheson (UT-04)

Betty McCollum (MN-04)
Mike McIntyre (NC-07)
Jerry McNerney (CA-09)
Mike Michaud (ME-02)
Jim Moran (VA-08)

Bill Owens (NY-21)
Ed Pastor (AZ-07)
Ed Perlmutter (CO-07)
Scott Peters (CA-52)
Gary Peters (MI-14)

Collin Peterson (MN-07)
Nick Rahall (WV-03)
Cedric Richmond (LA-02)
Allyson Schwartz (PA-13)
Bobby Scott (VA-03)

Terri Sewell (AL-07)
Marc Veasey (TX-33)
Filemon Vela (TX-34)
Peter Visclosky (IN-01)
Mel Watt (NC-12)
Frederica Wilson (FL-24)

I found it strange that all of the representatives from Philadelphia---Brady, Fattah, and Schwartz—voted against Speier’s amendment.  I know Brady and Fatah have voted for the Keystone XL pipeline in the past—although they’ve since flipped their vote.  I may call Brady’s office tomorrow since I live in his district.

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