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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
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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
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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