UPDATED: House Fails to Adopt $20B in Additional Cuts

Republicans Miss Opportunity to Honor Pledge to America

Washington, D.C. – The House of Representatives voted 147-281 against an amendment offered by RSC Chairman Jim Jordan (R-OH), which would have cut an additional $20 billion in spending from H.R.1, the bill to fund the government for the remainder of fiscal year 2011.  Heritage Action for America was an outspoken proponent of the amendment.

“The failed vote on Jordan’s Amendment is a missed opportunity,” Heritage Action CEO Michael A. Needham said.  “This amendment would have put House Republicans in full compliance with their Pledge to America, which promised to rollback non-security discretionary spending to 2008 levels.”

Currently, H.R.1 cuts non-security discretionary spending to approximately $398 billion, $20 billion shy of the 2008 level.

“We congratulate the 147 Members who voted to uphold their Pledge,” Needham continued.  “And while the underlying bill takes an important first step forward, we know they can and must do more if America is to remain an exceptional nation.”

Today’s vote was just the first of many legislative battles over spending, and the future of our country.  Heritage Action for America will encourage Congress to cut spending to put our country on the path towards prosperity and will hold Members accountable to their Pledge and their constituents.

The following 92 Republicans opposed the amendment, along with every Democrat:

Alabama

Robert Aderholt (AL-04)

Jo Bonner (AL-01)

Mike Rogers (AL-03)

Martha Roby (AL-02)

Alaska

Don Young (AK-AL)

Arkansas

Rick Crawford (AR-01)

Steve Womack (AR-03)

California

Brian Bilbray (CA-50)

Ken Calvert (CA-44)

Jeff Denham (CA-19)

David Dreier (CA-26)

Darrell Issa (CA-49)

Jerry Lewis (CA-41)

Dan Lungren (CA-03)

Kevin McCarthy (CA-22)

Buck McKeon (CA-25)

Devin Nunes (CA-21)

Colorado

Scott Tipton (CO-03)

Florida

Sandy Adams (FL-24)

Ander Crenshaw (FL-04)

Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-21)

Bill Posey (FL-15)

David Rivera (FL-25)

Tom Rooney (FL-16)

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (FL-18)

Allen West (FL-22)

C.W. Bill Young (FL-10)

Georgia

Jack Kingston (GA-01)

Phil Gingrey (GA-11)

Lynn Westmoreland (GA-03)

Idaho

Mike Simpson (ID-02)

Illinois

Judy Biggert (IL-13)

Bob Dold (IL-10)

Timothy Johnson (IL-15)

Adam Kinzinger (IL-11)

Peter Roskam (IL-06)

Bobby Schilling (IL-17)

Aaron Schock (IL-18)

Iowa

Tom Latham (IA-04)

Kentucky

Hal Rogers (KY-05)

Louisiana

Rodney Alexander (LA-05)

Bill Cassidy (LA-06)

Michigan

Dave Camp (MI-04)

Candice Miller (MI-10)

Fred Upton (MI-06)

Minnesota

Chip Cravaack (MN-08)

John Kline (MN-02)

Erik Paulsen (MN-03)

Mississippi

Alan Nunnelee (MS-01)

Steve Palazzo (MS-04)

Gregg Harper (MS-03)

Missouri

Jo Ann Emerson (MO-08)

Nebraska

Jeff Fortenberry (NE-01)

Lee Terry (NE-02)

Nevada

Joe Heck (NV-03)

New Hampshire

Charlie Bass (NH-02)

New Jersey

Rodney Frelinghuysen (NJ-11)

Leonard Lance (NJ-07)

Frank LoBiondo (NJ-02)

Chris Smith (NJ-04)

Jon Runyan (NJ-03)

New York

Chris Gibson (NY-20)

Michael Grimm (NY-13)

Richard Hanna (NY-24)

Peter King (NY-03)

North Carolina

Walter Jones (NC-03)

North Dakota

Rick Berg (ND-AL)

Ohio

Steve Stivers (OH-15)

Oklahoma

Frank Lucas (OK-03)

John Sullivan (OK-01)

Tom Cole (OK-04)

Oregon

Greg Walden (OR-02)

Pennsylvania

Lou Barletta (PA-11)

Charlie Dent (PA-15)

Pat Meehan (PA-07)

Bill Shuster (PA-09)

G.T. Thompson (PA-05)

South Dakota

Kristi Noem (SD-AL)

Texas

John Carter (TX-31)

JohnCulberson (TX-07)

Kay Granger (TX-12)

Pete Olson (TX-22)

Virginia

Eric Cantor (VA-07)

Frank Wolf (VA-10)

Washington

Doc Hastings (WA-04)

Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03)

David Reichert (WA-08)

West Virginia

David McKinley (WV-01)

Shelley Moore Capito (WV-02)

Wisconsin

Sean Duffy (WI-07)

Tom Petri (WI-06)

Jim Sensenbrenner (WI-05)

With more than 710,000 members across the country, The Heritage Foundation and its affiliate, Heritage Action for America, are committed to building an America where freedom, opportunity, prosperity and a civil society flourish.

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194 thoughts on “UPDATED: House Fails to Adopt $20B in Additional Cuts

  1. This is what I feared: The GOP would try to compromise & not have the courage to do the will of the American People!! This is not to be tolerated; and we will vote out those that lack the will to keep their pledges to us.

      • If this keeps up, mark my word, Egypt will be like a slumber party when the American people have had their fill of politicians that will not do the right thing. I hate to see this happen, but it’s coming.

        • i agree with you eddie we don’t want it!! it doesn’t have to be this way!! the only thing we all have in common is that we are americans and i say that because we don’t behave as united we stand we behave like divided we fall so sad that the union members do not see that they are being played like a fine fiddle and are ignorant to the truth if they were told the truth they would act like an american funny what greed does to people huh?

    • business as usual who would have guessed?
      looked like the tea party replublicans are trying but the old party replubicans didn’t get the message.
      THEY WILL IN 2012

    • I plan to write to Bobby Schilling and Aaron Schock and ask them why there names were on this list. Why they voted against what the people as them too.

  2. This is what I feared: The GOP would try to compromise & not have the courage to do the will of the American People!! This is not to be tolerated; and we will vote out those that lack the will to keep their pledges to us.

      • If this keeps up, mark my word, Egypt will be like a slumber party when the American people have had their fill of politicians that will not do the right thing. I hate to see this happen, but it’s coming.

        • i agree with you eddie we don’t want it!! it doesn’t have to be this way!! the only thing we all have in common is that we are americans and i say that because we don’t behave as united we stand we behave like divided we fall so sad that the union members do not see that they are being played like a fine fiddle and are ignorant to the truth if they were told the truth they would act like an american funny what greed does to people huh?

    • business as usual who would have guessed?
      looked like the tea party replublicans are trying but the old party replubicans didn’t get the message.
      THEY WILL IN 2012

    • I plan to write to Bobby Schilling and Aaron Schock and ask them why there names were on this list. Why they voted against what the people as them too.

  3. Jana…I agree 100%…Not being able to cut that $20 Billion in absolutely inane. It is a mere drop in the bucket. They should be talking in the 100’s of billions.

  4. Jana…I agree 100%…Not being able to cut that $20 Billion in absolutely inane. It is a mere drop in the bucket. They should be talking in the 100’s of billions.

  5. 2008 spending levels? That’s sounds real difficult. In fact, it’s almost unobtainable.

    This is similar to what we, The Special Forces, were expected to do on a frequent basis. Right now, they are spread across the middle east, showing they are the best.

    Republicans should be doing the same thing. They should be the best or step aside for a better person to fill the slot.

    2008 spending levels? All we should hear is “and then some, sir”.

    • Jim you are right and I am glad to here it from a fellow warrior. I to am SF retired, De Opresso Libre. These RINOs will not step aside . We will have to root them out kicking and screaming just like our brethern are rooting out the enemy in Afganistan. China Boy 6 out

  6. 2008 spending levels? That’s sounds real difficult. In fact, it’s almost unobtainable.

    This is similar to what we, The Special Forces, were expected to do on a frequent basis. Right now, they are spread across the middle east, showing they are the best.

    Republicans should be doing the same thing. They should be the best or step aside for a better person to fill the slot.

    2008 spending levels? All we should hear is “and then some, sir”.

    • Jim you are right and I am glad to here it from a fellow warrior. I to am SF retired, De Opresso Libre. These RINOs will not step aside . We will have to root them out kicking and screaming just like our brethern are rooting out the enemy in Afganistan. China Boy 6 out

  7. Big bunch of spine-less, over-paid people elected individuals who would throw their grandmother under the bus for the sake of padding their own pockets!
    SHAME ON ALL OF YOU! Your name will be on the “not to be re-elected” list!

  8. Big bunch of spine-less, over-paid people elected individuals who would throw their grandmother under the bus for the sake of padding their own pockets!
    SHAME ON ALL OF YOU! Your name will be on the “not to be re-elected” list!

  9. Call Boehner’s office and complain. I did and so should we all. (202) 225-6205. We will not tolerate this kind of cowardice.

    • I tried calling the Speakers office. After getting someone to answer, I was transferred to the Speakers office. The phone rang several times, before I heard someone pick up, and immediately put the receiver down, thus cutting me off.

      It appears that we the people who have put this congress in, are now getting the run around. Promises unkept, compromising on cutting the spending, and making themselves unavailable to hear complaints.

      MY GOD! What will it take to get the America the way it should be—working for the people.

      • If these idiots don’t figure out that we the people are fed up with getting screw by all the empty suits……well……….maybe they will finally get it when we the people start the second revolution!!!

  10. Call Boehner’s office and complain. I did and so should we all. (202) 225-6205. We will not tolerate this kind of cowardice.

    • I tried calling the Speakers office. After getting someone to answer, I was transferred to the Speakers office. The phone rang several times, before I heard someone pick up, and immediately put the receiver down, thus cutting me off.

      It appears that we the people who have put this congress in, are now getting the run around. Promises unkept, compromising on cutting the spending, and making themselves unavailable to hear complaints.

      MY GOD! What will it take to get the America the way it should be—working for the people.

      • If these idiots don’t figure out that we the people are fed up with getting screw by all the empty suits……well……….maybe they will finally get it when we the people start the second revolution!!!

  11. Business as usual, say the right things months before your election, then fold like a cheap tent in a wind storm when it matters. So we have years to wait again to rid oursilves of these turncoats. Maybe we should have elections yearly??

  12. Business as usual, say the right things months before your election, then fold like a cheap tent in a wind storm when it matters. So we have years to wait again to rid oursilves of these turncoats. Maybe we should have elections yearly??

  13. this is why we need to elect people with intestinal fortitude. These are the ones that the lame stream media and B.Hussein O. attack. When we back off from a great candidate because we have fallen victim to these attacks, we elect someone who does not have the “guts” to vote our principles.
    Stop voting out of fear. Pick the strong candidate.

  14. this is why we need to elect people with intestinal fortitude. These are the ones that the lame stream media and B.Hussein O. attack. When we back off from a great candidate because we have fallen victim to these attacks, we elect someone who does not have the “guts” to vote our principles.
    Stop voting out of fear. Pick the strong candidate.

  15. It will be interesting to see exactly which Rep. Congressmen/women voted against the amendment. Clearly the Republican Party still has some major house cleaning to do. 2012 will be just such a house cleaning. Not soon enough!

  16. It will be interesting to see exactly which Rep. Congressmen/women voted against the amendment. Clearly the Republican Party still has some major house cleaning to do. 2012 will be just such a house cleaning. Not soon enough!

  17. they all need to go and now,isnt it too bad that these people will not stand up and fight.Ill have to hand it to the democrates at least they FIGHT..but alas all we want to do is just get along…pathetic…

  18. they all need to go and now,isnt it too bad that these people will not stand up and fight.Ill have to hand it to the democrates at least they FIGHT..but alas all we want to do is just get along…pathetic…

  19. This is outrageous. Will these guys never get the message. We put them there to cut spending and roll it back to pre2008 levels. What is their problem? This is what’s going to get the Republicans to lose their seats again.

  20. This is outrageous. Will these guys never get the message. We put them there to cut spending and roll it back to pre2008 levels. What is their problem? This is what’s going to get the Republicans to lose their seats again.

  21. REPUBLICANS KEEP BREAKING PROMISES 2012 ELECTIONS ARE REALLY NOT THAT FAR OFF.THEY GET VOTED OUT AS FAST AS THEY GOT VOTED IN.

  22. REPUBLICANS KEEP BREAKING PROMISES 2012 ELECTIONS ARE REALLY NOT THAT FAR OFF.THEY GET VOTED OUT AS FAST AS THEY GOT VOTED IN.

  23. I stand with Heritage Action for America that encourages Congress to cut spending, to put our country on the path towards prosperity and, holding Members accountable to their Pledge and their constituents. At the same time, the House voted to defund Planned Parenthood today. This is an excellent decision for all Pro-life advocates.

  24. It looks like we need to track those elected who do not understand what they were elected for. And we will need to replace them with responsible representation. Otherwise what was the point of last November’s Republican landslide. Irresponsible spending can be accomplished with Democrat majorities. This is even more infuriating when we’re not outnumbered – but only lack the will.

    • It is beyond my comprehension that Republicans could not cut six one thousandth of one per cent of the deficit. They continually thumb their noses at the majority of the American People that know what a terrible situation financial situation America is in and they keep adding to our deficit? I guess they don’t want to be re-elected next time.

  25. I stand with Heritage Action for America that encourages Congress to cut spending, to put our country on the path towards prosperity and, holding Members accountable to their Pledge and their constituents. At the same time, the House voted to defund Planned Parenthood today. This is an excellent decision for all Pro-life advocates.

  26. It looks like we need to track those elected who do not understand what they were elected for. And we will need to replace them with responsible representation. Otherwise what was the point of last November’s Republican landslide. Irresponsible spending can be accomplished with Democrat majorities. This is even more infuriating when we’re not outnumbered – but only lack the will.

    • It is beyond my comprehension that Republicans could not cut six one thousandth of one per cent of the deficit. They continually thumb their noses at the majority of the American People that know what a terrible situation financial situation America is in and they keep adding to our deficit? I guess they don’t want to be re-elected next time.

  27. I’m in California so unfortunately talking to my representatives is not going to change anything, but if I lived in a state with a republican or moderate democrat in the House, I would constantly be on them to stand tough and cut spending.

    Compromise and bipartisanship with the left has brought the incremental destruction of our “republic”. We need principled, constitutional leaders with the ability to take our case to the people, and the guts to stand firm and fight for the right.

  28. I’m in California so unfortunately talking to my representatives is not going to change anything, but if I lived in a state with a republican or moderate democrat in the House, I would constantly be on them to stand tough and cut spending.

    Compromise and bipartisanship with the left has brought the incremental destruction of our “republic”. We need principled, constitutional leaders with the ability to take our case to the people, and the guts to stand firm and fight for the right.

  29. The list of Republicans that voted against it needs to be published. We need to do what we say we are going to and if not, be held to account.

  30. The list of Republicans that voted against it needs to be published. We need to do what we say we are going to and if not, be held to account.

  31. Please let us know the minute the list is out of Republicans that voted against this. They need to hear from us and get ready to pack their bags when the next election rolls around. Right now I have a zero tolerance for this kind to Tom-Foolery.

  32. Please let us know the minute the list is out of Republicans that voted against this. They need to hear from us and get ready to pack their bags when the next election rolls around. Right now I have a zero tolerance for this kind to Tom-Foolery.

  33. I put the BLAME on every individual Congressman/woman who voted against the ADMENDMENT, BUT RESPONSIBILITY for not holding Republicans together falls on the person and shoulders of J. BOEHNER, HOUSE SPEAKER. From the start he began straddling the fence and letting Demo’s know he was WILLING to do BUSINESS AS USUAL AND MAKE DEALS……THAT encouraged other slackers to make their own little deals……..TAKE NAMES AND KICK THEIR BUTT’S OUT IN 2012. Any survivors will get the message loud and clear. Apparently their did not believe we meant business and need another lesson !!!

    • I’m with you, Daisysue. I can’t wait for the list of the yellow bellied slackers to show up. At 71, I never thought I would want time to pass, but COME ON 2012!!!

  34. I put the BLAME on every individual Congressman/woman who voted against the ADMENDMENT, BUT RESPONSIBILITY for not holding Republicans together falls on the person and shoulders of J. BOEHNER, HOUSE SPEAKER. From the start he began straddling the fence and letting Demo’s know he was WILLING to do BUSINESS AS USUAL AND MAKE DEALS……THAT encouraged other slackers to make their own little deals……..TAKE NAMES AND KICK THEIR BUTT’S OUT IN 2012. Any survivors will get the message loud and clear. Apparently their did not believe we meant business and need another lesson !!!

    • I’m with you, Daisysue. I can’t wait for the list of the yellow bellied slackers to show up. At 71, I never thought I would want time to pass, but COME ON 2012!!!

    • A list of the Democrats and Republicans who did not vote for the amendment.This list should be published so the voters can see who needs to be thrown out of office next election.

    • A list of the Democrats and Republicans who did not vote for the amendment.This list should be published so the voters can see who needs to be thrown out of office next election.

  35. We are at WAR! There is no compromise with victory. If you don’t succeed now you betray all who have worked and sacrificed to elect a Republican House; we will lose support we have gained among brave American citizens who count on us to do our job. Shape up, get some b…s and do what you know is right!

  36. We are at WAR! There is no compromise with victory. If you don’t succeed now you betray all who have worked and sacrificed to elect a Republican House; we will lose support we have gained among brave American citizens who count on us to do our job. Shape up, get some b…s and do what you know is right!

  37. Please publish the names of any Democrats who voted for the amendment (so we can thank them) and the Republicans who voted against (so we can share our concerns with them).

  38. Please publish the names of any Democrats who voted for the amendment (so we can thank them) and the Republicans who voted against (so we can share our concerns with them).

  39. I’m sick of republicans who talk the talk but refuse to walk the walk just because the walking gets tough. We must roll back spending further than 2008 levels to level out this down hill rush to the destruction of America.

  40. I’m sick of republicans who talk the talk but refuse to walk the walk just because the walking gets tough. We must roll back spending further than 2008 levels to level out this down hill rush to the destruction of America.

  41. Please let everyone know who (GOP-wise) voted against this rollback. We already know how Dems voted :D)

    These elected folks can pay the price in 2012 for not following through on their promise.

  42. Please let everyone know who (GOP-wise) voted against this rollback. We already know how Dems voted :D)

    These elected folks can pay the price in 2012 for not following through on their promise.

  43. Please post the names of the representatives that vote against our requests. We need to do something in November 2011 about these people.
    Do they not represent the people or do they think they are smarter than those who elected them?

  44. Please post the names of the representatives that vote against our requests. We need to do something in November 2011 about these people.
    Do they not represent the people or do they think they are smarter than those who elected them?

  45. We separate the Bravehearts from the weak knee hearted! We will find out who wimped out soon enough from Heritage Action!

  46. We separate the Bravehearts from the weak knee hearted! We will find out who wimped out soon enough from Heritage Action!

  47. Obama’s 2011 budget will raise the bloated spending on the welfare state to historic levels!

    When I don’t have enough money to cover everything I immediately throw overboard all that is non-essential.

    The federal government being the “savior of all” can’t cut anyone off or reduce anything because it might “hurt” those poor people.

    2012, you’re looking good!

  48. Obama’s 2011 budget will raise the bloated spending on the welfare state to historic levels!

    When I don’t have enough money to cover everything I immediately throw overboard all that is non-essential.

    The federal government being the “savior of all” can’t cut anyone off or reduce anything because it might “hurt” those poor people.

    2012, you’re looking good!

  49. I have called Boehners office also. I put a target of 50 callst o his office and sent out to everyone on my email list we have approx 34 more calls to go.
    People need to keep calling. We can’t show up in Washington, but we can all pick up our phones.

  50. I have called Boehners office also. I put a target of 50 callst o his office and sent out to everyone on my email list we have approx 34 more calls to go.
    People need to keep calling. We can’t show up in Washington, but we can all pick up our phones.

  51. Can someone help me? I’d like to know how my congressman voted on this amendment. Is there a place on Heritage’s website that posts that info? I checked on a different site, but they haven’t posted that amendment as of yet. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

  52. Can someone help me? I’d like to know how my congressman voted on this amendment. Is there a place on Heritage’s website that posts that info? I checked on a different site, but they haven’t posted that amendment as of yet. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

  53. these are the kind of votes that will bring clarity and purpose to primary elections in 2012-every Congressman that voted nay for this amendment should have to face the people in their district…and a conservative oppenent!

  54. these are the kind of votes that will bring clarity and purpose to primary elections in 2012-every Congressman that voted nay for this amendment should have to face the people in their district…and a conservative oppenent!

  55. You should think also aout giving us a form letter to Fax to Congress and House reps, with listings of those individuals you want us to reach. This might be easier on people rather than calling and getting “Mail box filled” or no answer, it’s kind of frustrating and time consuming.. Many Fax’s went out last year and you saw the results on November , 2010. Thank You.

    Peter Del Pesce

  56. You should think also aout giving us a form letter to Fax to Congress and House reps, with listings of those individuals you want us to reach. This might be easier on people rather than calling and getting “Mail box filled” or no answer, it’s kind of frustrating and time consuming.. Many Fax’s went out last year and you saw the results on November , 2010. Thank You.

    Peter Del Pesce

  57. The amendment to defund AMTRACK failed because 60 Republicans voted against the defunding! That would have been just short of half a billion. Those guys need to be targeted (pardon my un-civility) for defeat in 2012.

  58. The amendment to defund AMTRACK failed because 60 Republicans voted against the defunding! That would have been just short of half a billion. Those guys need to be targeted (pardon my un-civility) for defeat in 2012.

  59. It is disconcerting that an article such as this is sent out without a link to see which representatives for and which voted against this issue. However, you certainly did not omit the link to “donate” .

  60. It is disconcerting that an article such as this is sent out without a link to see which representatives for and which voted against this issue. However, you certainly did not omit the link to “donate” .

  61. Who were the 92? if they were from your state vote them out / let them know you watch what they vote for. Take the 92 from the 281 and add 92 to the 147 , guess what …this is what we voted them in for to CUT, Cut, Cut…

  62. Who were the 92? if they were from your state vote them out / let them know you watch what they vote for. Take the 92 from the 281 and add 92 to the 147 , guess what …this is what we voted them in for to CUT, Cut, Cut…

  63. There is no difference between a compromising
    Republican and a liberal Democrat. That or those
    individuals need to be remembered at election time

  64. There is no difference between a compromising
    Republican and a liberal Democrat. That or those
    individuals need to be remembered at election time

  65. Why is there not a visible, easily recognizable link embedded within this story (and the email sent to me advising me of this story) directing me to the actual vote tally?

    Listen… I appreciate what you folks at Heritage are doing here; really I do; but if a congressional vote is worth bringing to our attention, you should direct us to the actual tally so we can immediately identify the “good guys” and the “bad guys.”

    • Thanks, Heritage, for posting the names of the “traitors.” Much appreciated!

      Folks… I’m a New Yorker… let me tell ya, the Republican Party would be much better off if Peter King were to switch parties and become a Democrat.

      It’s not that King is a liberal. No. He’s D’Amato lite. Peter King is about Peter King – period.

      Those of you old enough to remember the Reagan years may recall that former Senator Al D’Amato had the habit of talking like a Reaganite and voting like… er… a Long Islander.

      Peter King is in that mode.

      As always, folks, watch what they DO, not what they say.

      I’m proud to report that my congresswoman – Nan Hayworth (R-NY-19) – voted with “We The People.”

      We need to keep on encouraging the true reformers.

      BILL

  66. Why is there not a visible, easily recognizable link embedded within this story (and the email sent to me advising me of this story) directing me to the actual vote tally?

    Listen… I appreciate what you folks at Heritage are doing here; really I do; but if a congressional vote is worth bringing to our attention, you should direct us to the actual tally so we can immediately identify the “good guys” and the “bad guys.”

    • Thanks, Heritage, for posting the names of the “traitors.” Much appreciated!

      Folks… I’m a New Yorker… let me tell ya, the Republican Party would be much better off if Peter King were to switch parties and become a Democrat.

      It’s not that King is a liberal. No. He’s D’Amato lite. Peter King is about Peter King – period.

      Those of you old enough to remember the Reagan years may recall that former Senator Al D’Amato had the habit of talking like a Reaganite and voting like… er… a Long Islander.

      Peter King is in that mode.

      As always, folks, watch what they DO, not what they say.

      I’m proud to report that my congresswoman – Nan Hayworth (R-NY-19) – voted with “We The People.”

      We need to keep on encouraging the true reformers.

      BILL

  67. I filled out a GOP survey today and basically told them to get a clue and follow what the Tea Party is asking them to do. That is all that will be acceptable to me.

  68. I filled out a GOP survey today and basically told them to get a clue and follow what the Tea Party is asking them to do. That is all that will be acceptable to me.

  69. i remember when a handshake was a man’s word.there pledge means nothing to me as we the people should have written our demands with no backing down or your out of office.if there pledge is to uphold the constitution when there voted in,then we should have written our own doucument for them to sign.if you can’t abide by it,don’t run for office.

  70. i remember when a handshake was a man’s word.there pledge means nothing to me as we the people should have written our demands with no backing down or your out of office.if there pledge is to uphold the constitution when there voted in,then we should have written our own doucument for them to sign.if you can’t abide by it,don’t run for office.

  71. People don`t give up.We knew it wasn`t going to
    be easy.We still have many Republican law makers that still believe we work for them and
    not them for us.We need to find out who they are
    and vote them out in the next primary they run in..
    Sometimes, I don`t believe the Republicans want
    to run our country.They keep shooting themselves in the foot. The majority of people and some
    Republicans still don`t get it. Contact your Congressman and find how he voted,He or she will either tell you the truth or lie to you.. If they lie,
    you work twice as hard to get rid of that person.
    I don`t know about you, but I`m getting tired of
    these people telling me to my face what I want to
    hear and then doing the very oppisite. Boehner
    better lead and quite telling people that he is paying attention to the people.Maybe we need someone like Pelosi to be the Speaker..The Rep.
    are going to lose their party just like the Dems did to the Progressives. They don`t want to listen.
    Believe me America is watching.

  72. People don`t give up.We knew it wasn`t going to
    be easy.We still have many Republican law makers that still believe we work for them and
    not them for us.We need to find out who they are
    and vote them out in the next primary they run in..
    Sometimes, I don`t believe the Republicans want
    to run our country.They keep shooting themselves in the foot. The majority of people and some
    Republicans still don`t get it. Contact your Congressman and find how he voted,He or she will either tell you the truth or lie to you.. If they lie,
    you work twice as hard to get rid of that person.
    I don`t know about you, but I`m getting tired of
    these people telling me to my face what I want to
    hear and then doing the very oppisite. Boehner
    better lead and quite telling people that he is paying attention to the people.Maybe we need someone like Pelosi to be the Speaker..The Rep.
    are going to lose their party just like the Dems did to the Progressives. They don`t want to listen.
    Believe me America is watching.

  73. These guys talk a good game, but whenit comes right down to it-no guts. They are to afraid they might upset some special interest group and lose a vote or two

  74. These guys talk a good game, but whenit comes right down to it-no guts. They are to afraid they might upset some special interest group and lose a vote or two

  75. I tried to access my congressman’s scorecard, and all I can find is Ciro Rodriguez (my FORMER congressman). Francisco “Quico” Canseco knocked off U.S. District 23 Rep. Ciro Rodriguez in the November election. This is February. It’s about time Heritage updated its info for this congressional seat based on the results of the last election.

  76. I tried to access my congressman’s scorecard, and all I can find is Ciro Rodriguez (my FORMER congressman). Francisco “Quico” Canseco knocked off U.S. District 23 Rep. Ciro Rodriguez in the November election. This is February. It’s about time Heritage updated its info for this congressional seat based on the results of the last election.

  77. If we would stop Obama care, illegal immigration and greatly reduced legal immigration we could have a balanced budjet possibly!

  78. If we would stop Obama care, illegal immigration and greatly reduced legal immigration we could have a balanced budjet possibly!

  79. It never changes. You make promises, we believe you and vote for you, then you get to D.C. and start crawdading backward from your promises. Just how long do you expect us, your employers, to put up with this? There are so many who want to bring this country down, we are trying to save our Republic. Are you for us or against us?

  80. It never changes. You make promises, we believe you and vote for you, then you get to D.C. and start crawdading backward from your promises. Just how long do you expect us, your employers, to put up with this? There are so many who want to bring this country down, we are trying to save our Republic. Are you for us or against us?

  81. Do us all a favor, PRINT in very BOLD letters the 92 Republicans who voted against this along with the name of the state they represent. By name, they will be punished by the voters.

  82. Do us all a favor, PRINT in very BOLD letters the 92 Republicans who voted against this along with the name of the state they represent. By name, they will be punished by the voters.

  83. Here we go again. No back bone to do the right thing. I also want the names of the cowards who voted against WE THE PEOPLE.

  84. Here we go again. No back bone to do the right thing. I also want the names of the cowards who voted against WE THE PEOPLE.

  85. What has happened to the conviction of our representatives??If you have a personal agenda it needs to be flushed with your ego and get to the peoples business..

  86. What has happened to the conviction of our representatives??If you have a personal agenda it needs to be flushed with your ego and get to the peoples business..

  87. Please let those 92 RINOS that we will not rest until
    there are defeated at the polls. They do not understand how angry we are and are sick of their LIES. 2012 can’t come soon enough for me. Stay strong WE SHALL OVERCOME.

  88. Please let those 92 RINOS that we will not rest until
    there are defeated at the polls. They do not understand how angry we are and are sick of their LIES. 2012 can’t come soon enough for me. Stay strong WE SHALL OVERCOME.

  89. THIS IS NOT WHAT YOU WERE SENT TO WASHINGTON FOR, IT EASY TO SHOOT YOUR MOUTH OFF, WHEN CAMPAIGNING, BUT WHEN IT’S TIME FOR ACTION, YOUR GUTLESS. I THANK GOD EVERYDAY, THAT OUR MILITARY MEN AND WOMEN, ARE NOT LIKE YOU. IF I WERE YOU, I’D BE LINNING UP ANOTHER CAREER, YOUR DONE IN POLITICS.

  90. THIS IS NOT WHAT YOU WERE SENT TO WASHINGTON FOR, IT EASY TO SHOOT YOUR MOUTH OFF, WHEN CAMPAIGNING, BUT WHEN IT’S TIME FOR ACTION, YOUR GUTLESS. I THANK GOD EVERYDAY, THAT OUR MILITARY MEN AND WOMEN, ARE NOT LIKE YOU. IF I WERE YOU, I’D BE LINNING UP ANOTHER CAREER, YOUR DONE IN POLITICS.

  91. Are you all DEAF or just plain STUPID…..we are tired of Congress and the President trying to ruin the United States of America…..you were elected to REPRESENT THE PEOPLE who elected you not your own polluted political interests. It time to open your big ears….. WE ARE GOING TO PUT YOU OUT OF A JOB!!!!!

  92. Are you all DEAF or just plain STUPID…..we are tired of Congress and the President trying to ruin the United States of America…..you were elected to REPRESENT THE PEOPLE who elected you not your own polluted political interests. It time to open your big ears….. WE ARE GOING TO PUT YOU OUT OF A JOB!!!!!

  93. With 21 months until November 2012, it’s time to start thinking of an alternative to the Republican Party. They have quickly shown us they do not get it. We are looking for massive overhaul and $500+ billion in cuts. Whole departments and programs eliminated.
    I have always thought Libertarians were too far out of the main stream, but we have nothing to lose leaving the Republican Party. This could be the last stop before Egyptian style change. America’s done it before when they got fed up enough.

    Signed, A life long (40 years) Republican.

  94. With 21 months until November 2012, it’s time to start thinking of an alternative to the Republican Party. They have quickly shown us they do not get it. We are looking for massive overhaul and $500+ billion in cuts. Whole departments and programs eliminated.
    I have always thought Libertarians were too far out of the main stream, but we have nothing to lose leaving the Republican Party. This could be the last stop before Egyptian style change. America’s done it before when they got fed up enough.

    Signed, A life long (40 years) Republican.

  95. Well the names of the Republican congressmen,
    92 in all that voted against the bill HR1 are now in print. I would like to congratulate ( all but one
    member, Steve Stivers}, the members of Congress
    in Ohio. I`am glad you listened to the people,Almost 100%. I hope Steve is paying attention.I would also like to congratulate the Republican and Democrats
    through out the country that voted for the bill.The rest of you Republicans should be ashamed of
    yourselves who voted againest it,all 92 of you.
    You don`t think we aren`t watching,but we are.Keep it up and I think you will be looking for jobs like your
    EX Democrat friends are.You don`t want to listen
    to the people that put you there,so be it. We will not forget you. An GOD bless, the few DEMOCRATS
    that voted for it. You are a lot smarter than the 92 Republicans who voted against it.

  96. Well the names of the Republican congressmen,
    92 in all that voted against the bill HR1 are now in print. I would like to congratulate ( all but one
    member, Steve Stivers}, the members of Congress
    in Ohio. I`am glad you listened to the people,Almost 100%. I hope Steve is paying attention.I would also like to congratulate the Republican and Democrats
    through out the country that voted for the bill.The rest of you Republicans should be ashamed of
    yourselves who voted againest it,all 92 of you.
    You don`t think we aren`t watching,but we are.Keep it up and I think you will be looking for jobs like your
    EX Democrat friends are.You don`t want to listen
    to the people that put you there,so be it. We will not forget you. An GOD bless, the few DEMOCRATS
    that voted for it. You are a lot smarter than the 92 Republicans who voted against it.

  97. Mark Ewitt,
    I will vote Republican only because a vote for a party that can`t win is a vote for OBAMA. THINK ABOUT IT, it would be one less vote for the Republicans. We have to defeat Obama if we want to save this country.The republicans that voted
    no to the bill HR1 will have to be taken to task. We can do this in the primaries. Replace them
    with someone that will listen to the people They forget we are watching them, all 92. I don`t know
    how many elections it will take,but we will send these
    men and women to the sidelines that fail to listen.Call your Congressman or E_mail him or her
    to congratulate them if they voted yes for HR1, if they voted no raise holy hell with them.You can find
    out who voted no at the beginingof this article.Get going and let these Congressman know that you are watching..

  98. Mark Ewitt,
    I will vote Republican only because a vote for a party that can`t win is a vote for OBAMA. THINK ABOUT IT, it would be one less vote for the Republicans. We have to defeat Obama if we want to save this country.The republicans that voted
    no to the bill HR1 will have to be taken to task. We can do this in the primaries. Replace them
    with someone that will listen to the people They forget we are watching them, all 92. I don`t know
    how many elections it will take,but we will send these
    men and women to the sidelines that fail to listen.Call your Congressman or E_mail him or her
    to congratulate them if they voted yes for HR1, if they voted no raise holy hell with them.You can find
    out who voted no at the beginingof this article.Get going and let these Congressman know that you are watching..

  99. Yes, we’re watching. The clock is ticking. We vote again in 2012. My husband and I will support across this nation those who honor their pledge. Our support will be our vote and our donations where possible. Our direct donations to candidates where we are not constituents. The others we will target to remove. We have networks of communication which span this great nation. Thank you Heritage Foundation for all you do in this effort to win back America!

  100. Yes, we’re watching. The clock is ticking. We vote again in 2012. My husband and I will support across this nation those who honor their pledge. Our support will be our vote and our donations where possible. Our direct donations to candidates where we are not constituents. The others we will target to remove. We have networks of communication which span this great nation. Thank you Heritage Foundation for all you do in this effort to win back America!

  101. It appears that we still have 92 more traitors/rino’s/liars/crooks to deal with. I believe their stay in congress will soon come to an end. These fools just did not get the memo sent out last Nov. I think they will get the next. We are on to you now. We will be watching for all 92 of you very closely. You will make yourself apparent to us, you can’t help it. You may be lacking any spine.

  102. It appears that we still have 92 more traitors/rino’s/liars/crooks to deal with. I believe their stay in congress will soon come to an end. These fools just did not get the memo sent out last Nov. I think they will get the next. We are on to you now. We will be watching for all 92 of you very closely. You will make yourself apparent to us, you can’t help it. You may be lacking any spine.

  103. While all of the above are a big disappointment to me, the names that stand out and completely stun me are some of the ones who I thought really were sincere about turning this country .
    They are:
    PA (my state) Pat Meehan
    NY Peter King
    VA Eric Cantor
    FL Adam West
    Well we’ve got our work cut out for us both in the House and the Senate. Let’s get rid of the traitors by due process and not reelect them.

    • What happens when these people hit D.C.? They forget all promises made and start feeling the power. They need to unerstand that they are the employees and we the employers and they can be fired. Allen West ran on cutting the budget. Less then two months and he has amnesia. Eric Cantor in my view has been suspect for some time. He talks a good game, but when it comes to action, the silence is deafening.

  104. While all of the above are a big disappointment to me, the names that stand out and completely stun me are some of the ones who I thought really were sincere about turning this country .
    They are:
    PA (my state) Pat Meehan
    NY Peter King
    VA Eric Cantor
    FL Adam West
    Well we’ve got our work cut out for us both in the House and the Senate. Let’s get rid of the traitors by due process and not reelect them.

    • What happens when these people hit D.C.? They forget all promises made and start feeling the power. They need to unerstand that they are the employees and we the employers and they can be fired. Allen West ran on cutting the budget. Less then two months and he has amnesia. Eric Cantor in my view has been suspect for some time. He talks a good game, but when it comes to action, the silence is deafening.

  105. I am stunned that Darrel Issa, Dan Lundgren and Brian Bilbrae voted against this amendment. I thought we California Republicans could count on them to uphold the will of the voters who elected them.

  106. I am stunned that Darrel Issa, Dan Lundgren and Brian Bilbrae voted against this amendment. I thought we California Republicans could count on them to uphold the will of the voters who elected them.

    • To Peter King: “Pete, what’s going on? I thought you were behind us. We want the budget reduced, and you voted against the Jordan amendment? Not good, Pete, not good. You’re not looking out for your constituents

    • To Peter King: “Pete, what’s going on? I thought you were behind us. We want the budget reduced, and you voted against the Jordan amendment? Not good, Pete, not good. You’re not looking out for your constituents

  107. Steve Stivers was the only Ohio Congressman
    to vote no on bil HR1.I hope the people in his disttric
    hold him responsible and if he dosen`t change his ways vote him out. There is allways one bad apple
    in the basket.

  108. Steve Stivers was the only Ohio Congressman
    to vote no on bil HR1.I hope the people in his disttric
    hold him responsible and if he dosen`t change his ways vote him out. There is allways one bad apple
    in the basket.

  109. shame shame shame on them whats next you the repubs i mean now your gonna lose your will to just go along to get along NO MORE I SAY ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!!!!! we have tried that!! that is why we are where we are you elitist, you will be voted out if you don’t all do what you were elected to do com”on you have the support of the majority what are you doing cut the spending its not the revenue it is the spending SO CUT IT AND DON’T WHIMP OUT ON YOUR COUNTRY

  110. shame shame shame on them whats next you the repubs i mean now your gonna lose your will to just go along to get along NO MORE I SAY ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!!!!! we have tried that!! that is why we are where we are you elitist, you will be voted out if you don’t all do what you were elected to do com”on you have the support of the majority what are you doing cut the spending its not the revenue it is the spending SO CUT IT AND DON’T WHIMP OUT ON YOUR COUNTRY

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