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212 Members of Congress Who Voted No on Healthcare Reform to Vote Out of Office
-by Tommy News
House Passes Healthcare Reform Measure By Narrow 219-212 Tally
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Today begins a new campaign. 212
A Campaign to Vote The 212 Members of Congress who voted against Health Care Reform out of office!
The final tally, which adhered almost entirely along party lines, was 219 "yes" votes and 212 "no" votes. Not one Republican voted for thebill. Not One!
The House has passed health-care reform, but 212 Obstructionist members of Congress voted No!

Here's how the 219-212 vote broke down:

"˘ 219 Democrats voted for the legislation. That's the exact same number of Democrats who voted yes on Nov. 7, when the House first took up its version of the bill.

"˘ All 178 Republicans voted no. Back in November, only 176 Republicans voted no. On Sunday, Rep. Joseph Cao (R-La.), who previously cast the lone GOP vote in either chamber for any version of the legislation, opposed the bill. The GOP also added to its no tally because, since the November vote, Rep. Parker Griffith (Ala.) switched parties to become a Republican. He initially voted against the bill as a Democrat in November.

"˘ 34 Democrats voted no, a drop from the 39 who opposed the first vote.

"˘ Three Democrats who voted yes on Nov. 7 are no longer in office, one having died and two others having retired since that vote. That left just 216 Democrats in office who voted yes Nov. 7.

"˘ Eight Democrats switched from no to yes: Reps. Brian Baird (Wash.), John Boccieri (Ohio), Allen Boyd (Fla.), Bart Gordon (Tenn.), Suzanne Kosmas (Fla.), Dennis Kucinich (Ohio), Betsy Markey (Colo.), and Scott Murphy (N.Y.).

"˘ Of those switchers, four were freshman lawmakers facing likely tough re-elections: Boccieri, Kosmas, Markey and Murphy.

"˘ Five Democrats switched from yes to no: Michael Arcuri (N.Y.), Marion Berry (Ark.), Daniel Lipinski (Ill.), Stephen Lynch (Mass.) and Zack Space (Ohio).

"˘ Of those switchers, two -- Arcuri and Space -- are from the class of 2006, facing tough reelections.

"˘ Had the other four Democrats who are no longer in office been here Sunday, and had they voted the same as on Nov. 7, the final tally would have been 222-213.

House Vote 165 - H.R.3590: On Motion to Concur in Senate Amendments Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

On Motion to Concur in Senate Amendments

An act entitled The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
Full text of the bill

  • Result: Passed by 7 votes
  • Date of Vote: March 21, 2010
  • Roll Call Number: 165
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No Votes (212) Member Party Dist.Robert B. Aderholt R Ala.-4John Adler D N.J.-3Todd Akin R Mo.-2Rodney Alexander R La.-5Jason Altmire D Pa.-4Michael Arcuri D N.Y.-24Steve Austria R Ohio-7Michele Bachmann R Minn.-6Spencer Bachus R Ala.-6J. Gresham Barrett R S.C.-3John Barrow D Ga.-12Roscoe G. Bartlett R Md.-6Joe L. Barton R Tex.-6Marion Berry D Ark.-1Judy Biggert R Ill.-13Brian P. Bilbray R Calif.-50Gus Bilirakis R Fla.-9Rob Bishop R Utah-1Marsha Blackburn R Tenn.-7Roy Blunt R Mo.-7John A. Boehner R Ohio-8Jo Bonner R Ala.-1Mary Bono Mack R Calif.-45 John Boozman R Ark.-3Dan Boren D Okla.-2Rick Boucher D Va.-9Charles Boustany Jr. R La.-7Kevin Brady R Tex.-8Bobby Bright D Ala.-2Paul Broun R Ga.-10Henry E. Brown Jr. R S.C.-1Ginny Brown-Waite R Fla.-5Vern Buchanan R Fla.-13Michael C. Burgess R Tex.-26Dan Burton R Ind.-5Steve Buyer R Ind.-4Ken Calvert R Calif.-44Dave Camp R Mich.-4John Campbell R Calif.-48Eric Cantor R Va.-7Anh Cao R La.-2Shelley Moore Capito R W.Va.-2John Carter R Tex.-31Bill Cassidy R La.-6Michael N. Castle R Del.-1Jason Chaffetz R Utah-3Ben Chandler D Ky.-6Travis Childers D Miss.-1Howard Coble R N.C.-6Mike Coffman R Colo.-6Tom Cole R Okla.-4K. Michael Conaway R Tex.-11Ander Crenshaw R Fla.-4John Culberson R Tex.-7Artur Davis D Ala.-7Geoff Davis R Ky.-4Lincoln Davis D Tenn.-4Charlie Dent R Pa.-15Lincoln Diaz-Balart R Fla.-21Mario Diaz-Balart R Fla.-25David Dreier R Calif.-26John J. Duncan Jr. R Tenn.-2Chet Edwards D Tex.-17Vernon J. Ehlers R Mich.-3Jo Ann Emerson R Mo.-8Mary Fallin R Okla.-5Jeff Flake R Ariz.-6John Fleming R La.-4J. Randy Forbes R Va.-4Jeff Fortenberry R Neb.-1Virginia Foxx R N.C.-5Trent Franks R Ariz.-2Rodney Frelinghuysen R N.J.-11Elton Gallegly R Calif.-24Scott Garrett R N.J.-5Jim Gerlach R Pa.-6Phil Gingrey R Ga.-11Louie Gohmert R Tex.-1Robert W. Goodlatte R Va.-6Kay Granger R Tex.-12Sam Graves R Mo.-6Parker Griffith R Ala.-5Brett Guthrie R Ky.-2Ralph M. Hall R Tex.-4Gregg Harper R Miss.-3Doc Hastings R Wash.-4Dean Heller R Nev.-2Jeb Hensarling R Tex.-5Wally Herger R Calif.-2Stephanie Herseth Sandlin D S.D.-1Peter Hoekstra R Mich.-2Tim Holden D Pa.-17Duncan D. Hunter R Calif.-52Bob Inglis R S.C.-4Darrell Issa R Calif.-49Lynn Jenkins R Kan.-2Sam Johnson R Tex.-3Timothy V. Johnson R Ill.-15Walter B. Jones R N.C.-3Jim Jordan R Ohio-4Peter T. King R N.Y.-3Steve King R Iowa-5Jack Kingston R Ga.-1Mark Steven Kirk R Ill.-10Larry Kissell D N.C.-8John Kline R Minn.-2Frank Kratovil Jr. D Md.-1Doug Lamborn R Colo.-5Leonard Lance R N.J.-7Tom Latham R Iowa-4Steven C. LaTourette R Ohio-14Robert E. Latta R Ohio-5Christopher Lee R N.Y.-26Jerry Lewis R Calif.-41John Linder R Ga.-7Daniel Lipinski D Ill.-3Frank A. LoBiondo R N.J.-2Frank D. Lucas R Okla.-3Blaine Luetkemeyer R Mo.-9Cynthia M. Lummis R Wyo.-1Dan Lungren R Calif.-3Stephen F. Lynch D Mass.-9Connie Mack R Fla.-14Donald Manzullo R Ill.-16Kenny Marchant R Tex.-24Jim Marshall D Ga.-8Jim Matheson D Utah-2Kevin McCarthy R Calif.-22Michael McCaul R Tex.-10Tom McClintock R Calif.-4Thaddeus McCotter R Mich.-11Patrick T. McHenry R N.C.-10Mike McIntyre D N.C.-7Howard P. McKeon R Calif.-25Michael E. McMahon D N.Y.-13Cathy McMorris Rodgers R Wash.-5Charlie Melancon D La.-3John L. Mica R Fla.-7Candice S. Miller R Mich.-10Gary G. Miller R Calif.-42Jeff Miller R Fla.-1Walt Minnick D Idaho-1Jerry Moran R Kan.-1Tim Murphy R Pa.-18Sue Myrick R N.C.-9Randy Neugebauer R Tex.-19Devin Nunes R Calif.-21Glenn Nye D Va.-2Pete Olson R Tex.-22Ron Paul R Tex.-14Erik Paulsen R Minn.-3Mike Pence R Ind.-6Collin C. Peterson D Minn.-7Tom Petri R Wis.-6Joe Pitts R Pa.-16Todd R. Platts R Pa.-19Ted Poe R Tex.-2Bill Posey R Fla.-15Tom Price R Ga.-6Adam H. Putnam R Fla.-12George P. Radanovich R Calif.-19Denny Rehberg R Mont.-1Dave Reichert R Wash.-8Phil Roe R Tenn.-1Harold Rogers R Ky.-5Mike Rogers R Mich.-8Mike D. Rogers R Ala.-3Dana Rohrabacher R Calif.-46Tom Rooney R Fla.-16Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R Fla.-18Peter Roskam R Ill.-6Mike Ross D Ark.-4Ed Royce R Calif.-40Paul D. Ryan R Wis.-1Steve Scalise R La.-1Jean Schmidt R Ohio-2Aaron Schock R Ill.-18F. James Sensenbrenner R Wis.-5Pete Sessions R Tex.-32John Shadegg R Ariz.-3John Shimkus R Ill.-19Heath Shuler D N.C.-11Bill Shuster R Pa.-9Mike Simpson R Idaho-2Ike Skelton D Mo.-4Adrian Smith R Neb.-3Christopher H. Smith R N.J.-4Lamar Smith R Tex.-21Mark Souder R Ind.-3Zack Space D Ohio-18Cliff Stearns R Fla.-6John Sullivan R Okla.-1John Tanner D Tenn.-8Gene Taylor D Miss.-4Harry Teague D N.M.-2Lee Terry R Neb.-2Glenn Thompson R Pa.-5William M. Thornberry R Tex.-13Todd Tiahrt R Kan.-4Pat Tiberi R Ohio-12Michael R. Turner R Ohio-3Fred Upton R Mich.-6Greg Walden R Ore.-2Zach Wamp R Tenn.-3Lynn Westmoreland R Ga.-3Edward Whitfield R Ky.-1Joe Wilson R S.C.-2Robert J. Wittman R Va.-1Frank R. Wolf R Va.-10C. W. Bill Young R Fla.-10Don Young R Alaska-1
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