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    How Freshman Congressmen are Voting

    It has been three months since the newly elected Members of Congress have been in Washington, and there are three votes on fiscal issues that have distinctly divided the freshman Republican class.

    The first vote was on the Blackburn (#104) Amendment to H.R.1, which would have returned FY 2011 non-security discretionary spending to FY 2008 levels, producing $100 billion in cuts for the year. FreedomWorks issued a Key Vote notice on this amendment and considers a ‘Yes’ vote as taking the toughest line on spending.

    The second vote was on H.R.1473: the Department of Defense and Full-Year Continuing Appropriation Act (the Obama/Reid/Boehner Compromise). This bill provided a net spending reduction of $39.8 billion for FY2011 from FY 2010 spending levels. A number of Republican freshmen voted against this bill because they did not think it cut enough spending. 

    The third vote was on the RSC/Garrett Substitute Amendment (#4) to H.CON.RES.34, which provided a budget for FY2012 and outlined a budget for the next decade. The plan would have balanced the budget in less than 10 years, cut federal spending by $9.1 trillion in the first decade, returned spending to FY 2005 levels, brought spending down to 18 percent of GDP, and completely paid off the national debt by 2050. FreedomWorks issued a Key Vote notice on the Garrett substitute amendment and considers a ‘Yes’ vote as taking the toughest line on spending.

    The following list shows a breakdown of how freshmen Republican members of the House of Representatives have voted on these three issues:


    Blackburn #104  


    Garrett #4  

    3 of 3   
    Amash, Justin A. (R-MI, 3rd)YESNOYES
    Chabot, Steve (R-OH, 1st)YESNOYES
    Duncan, Jeff (R-SC, 3rd)YESNOYES
    Gowdy, Trey (R-SC, 4th)YESNOYES
    Griffith, Morgan (R-VA, 9th)YESNOYES
    Harris, Andy (R-MD, 1st)YESNOYES
    Huelskamp, Tim (R-KS, 1st)YESNOYES
    Huizenga, Bill (R-MI, 2nd)YESNOYES
    Labrador, Raúl (R-ID, 1st)YESNOYES
    Rigell, Scott (R-VA, 2nd)YESNOYES
    Mulvaney, Mick (R-SC, 5th)YESNOYES
    Ross, Dennis A. (R-FL, 12th)YESNOYES
    Schweikert, David (R-AZ, 5th)YESNOYES
    Southerland, Steve (R-FL, 2nd)YESNOYES
    Walsh, Joe (R-IL, 8th)YESNOYES
    2 of 3   
    Brooks, Mo (R-AL, 5th)YESYESYES
    Buerkle, Ann Marie (R-NY, 25th)YESYESYES
    Fleischmann, Chuck (R-TN, 3rd)
    Flores, Bill (R-TX, 17th)YESYESYES
    Gardner, Cory (R-CO, 4th)YESNONO
    Gosar, Paul (R-AZ, 1st)YESYESYES
    Guinta, Frank C. (R-NH, 1st)YESYESYES
    Hartzler, Vicky (R-MO, 4th)YESYESYES
    Hurt, Robert (R-VA, 5th)YESNONO
    Kelly, Mike (R-PA, 3rd)YESYESYES
    Landry, Jeff (R-LA, 3rd)YESYESYES
    Lankford, James (R-OK, 5th)YESYESYES
    Long, Billy (R-MO, 7th)YESYESYES
    Pearce, Steve (R-NM, 2nd)YESNONO
    Pompeo, Mike (R-KS, 4th)YESYESYES
    Quayle, Ben (R-AZ, 3rd)*Did not voteNOYES
    Ribble, Reid (R-WI, 8th)YESYESYES
    Rokita, Todd (R-IN, 4th)YESYESYES
    Scott, Austin (R-GA, 8th)YESYESYES
    Scott, Tim (R-SC, 1st)YESNONO
    Walberg, Tim (R-MI, 7th)YESYESYES
    West, Allen B. (R-FL, 22th)NONOYES
    Woodall, Rob (R-GA, 7th)YESYESYES
    Yoder, Kevin W. (R-KS, 3rd)YESNONO
    1 of 3   
    Adams, Sandy (R-FL, 24th)NONONO
    Benishek, Dan (R-MI, 1st)YESYESNO
    Black, Diane (R-TN, 6th)YESYESNO
    Bucshon, Larry (R-IN, 8th)YESYESNO
    Canseco, Quico (R-TX, 23th)YESYESNO
    Cravaack, Chip (R-MN, 8th)NONONO
    Denham, Jeff (R-CA, 19th)NOYESYES
    DesJarlais, Scott (R-TN, 4th)YESYESNO
    Ellmers, Renee (R-NC, 2nd)YESYESNO
    Farenthold, Blake (R-TX, 27th)YESYESNO
    Fincher, Stephen (R-TN, 8th)YESYESNO
    Fitzpatrick, Mike (R-PA, 8th)YESYESNO
    Gibbs, Bob (R-OH, 18th)YESYESNO
    Griffin, Tim (R-AR, 2nd)YESYESNO
    Hayworth, Nan (R-NY, 19th)YESYESNO
    Hultgren, Randy (R-IL, 14th)YESYESNO
    Johnson, Bill (R-OH, 6th)YESYESNO
    Marino, Tom (R-PA, 10th)YESYESNO
    Nugent, Rich (R-FL, 5th)YESYESNO
    Nunnelee, Alan (R-MS, 1st)NOYESYES
    Palazzo, Steven (R-MS, 4th)NOYESYES
    Reed, Tom (R-NY, 29th)YESYESNO
    Renacci, Jim (R-OH, 16th)YESYESNO
    Tipton, Scott R. (R-CO, 3rd)NONONO
    Webster, Daniel A. (R-FL, 8th)YESYESNO
    Young, Todd (R-IN, 9th)YESYESNO
    0 of 3   
    Barletta Lou (R-PA, 11th)
    Bass, Charlie (R-NH, 2nd)
    Berg, Rick (R-ND, At large)
    Crawford, Rick (R-AR, 1st)NOYESNO
    Dold, Bob (R-IL, 10th)NOYESNO
    Duffy, Sean (R-WI, 7th)NOYESNO
    Gibson, Chris (R-NY, 20th)NOYESNO
    Grimm, Michael (R-NY, 13th)NOYESNO
    Hanna, Richard L. (R-NY, 24th)NOYESNO
    Heck, Joe (R-NV, 3rd)NOYESNO
    Herrera Beutler, Jaime (R-WA, 3rd)NOYESNO
    Kinzinger, Adam (R-IL, 11th)NOYESNO
    McKinley, David B. (R-WV, 1st)NOYESNO
    Meehan, Pat (R-PA, 7th)NOYESNO
    Noem, Kristi (R-SD, At Large)NOYESNO
    Rivera, David (R-FL, 25th)NOYESNO
    Roby, Martha (R-AL, 2nd)NOYESNO
    Schilling, Bobby (R-IL, 17th)NOYESNO
    Stivers, Steve (R-OH, 15th)NOYESNO
    Womack, Steve (R-AR, 3rd)NOYESNO