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The President’s Budget Decisions Have Consequences for Taxpayers

Ever wish there was more transparency in government?  Care how your taxpayer dollars are being spent and how much you owe on the deficit?

Yesterday the House passed legislation (sub. req’d) that would “require that annual budget submissions of the President to Congress provide an estimate of the cost per taxpayer of the deficit, and for other purposes.”  The bill, H.R. 668, passed 392-28 under suspension of the rules, an expedited procedure that limits debate and amendments and requires a two-thirds majority for passage.  The deficit requirement would apply to all future budgets as well. 

Here’s the vote breakdown:

YEAS (392)
REPUBLICANS (229)
Aderholt, R. (AL-04)
Alexander, R. (LA-05)
Amash (MI-03)
Amodei (NV-02)
Bachmann (MN-06)
Bachus, S. (AL-06)
Barletta (PA-11)
Barr (KY-06)
Barton, J. (TX-06)
Benishek (MI-01)
Bentivolio (MI-11)
Bilirakis, G. (FL-12)
Bishop, R. (UT-01)
Black, D. (TN-06)
Blackburn, M. (TN-07)
Bonner (AL-01)
Boustany (LA-03)
Brady, K. (TX-08)
Bridenstine (OK-01)
Brooks, M. (AL-05)
Brooks, S. (IN-05)
Broun (GA-10)
Buchanan (FL-16)
Bucshon (IN-08)
Burgess (TX-26)
Calvert (CA-42)
Camp, D. (MI-04)
Campbell, J. (CA-45)
Cantor (VA-07)
Capito (WV-02)
Carter (TX-31)
Cassidy (LA-06)
Chabot (OH-01)
Chaffetz (UT-03)
Coffman (CO-06)
Cole (OK-04)
Collins, C. (NY-27)
Collins, D. (GA-09)
Conaway (TX-11)
Cook (CA-08)
Cotton (AR-04)
Cramer (ND-AL)
Crawford (AR-01)
Crenshaw (FL-04)
Culberson (TX-07)
Daines (MT-AL)
Davis, R. (IL-13)
Denham (CA-10)
Dent (PA-15)
DeSantis (FL-06)
DesJarlais (TN-04)
Diaz-Balart (FL-25)
Duffy (WI-07)
Duncan, Jeff (SC-03)
Duncan, John (TN-02)
Ellmers (NC-02)
Farenthold (TX-27)
Fincher (TN-08)
Fitzpatrick (PA-08)
Fleischmann (TN-03)
Fleming (LA-04)
Flores (TX-17)
Forbes (VA-04)
Fortenberry (NE-01)
Foxx (NC-05)
Franks, T. (AZ-08)
Frelinghuysen (NJ-11)
Gardner (CO-04)
Garrett (NJ-05)
Gerlach (PA-06)
Gibbs, B. (OH-07)
Gibson, C. (NY-19)
Gingrey (GA-11)
Gohmert (TX-01)
Goodlatte, R. (VA-06)
Gosar (AZ-04)
Gowdy (SC-04)
Granger (TX-12)
Graves, S. (MO-06)
Graves, T. (GA-14)
Griffin (AR-02)
Griffith (VA-09)
Grimm (NY-11)
Guthrie (KY-02)
Hall, R. (TX-04)
Hanna (NY-22)
Harper (MS-03)
Harris (MD-01)
Hartzler (MO-04)
Hastings, D. (WA-04)
Heck, J. (NV-03)
Hensarling (TX-05)
Herrera Beutler (WA-03)
Holding (NC-13)
Hudson (NC-08)
Huelskamp (KS-01)
Huizenga (MI-02)
Hultgren (IL-14)
Hunter (CA-50)
Hurt (VA-05)
Issa (CA-49)
Jenkins (KS-02)
Johnson, B. (OH-06)
Johnson, S. (TX-03)
Jones (NC-03)
Jordan (OH-04)
Joyce (OH-14)
Kelly (PA-03)
King, P. (NY-02)
King, S. (IA-04)
Kingston, J. (GA-01)
Kinzinger (IL-16)
Kline, J. (MN-02)
Labrador (ID-01)
LaMalfa (CA-01)
Lamborn (CO-05)
Lance (NJ-07)
Lankford (OK-05)
Latham (IA-03)
Latta (OH-05)
LoBiondo (NJ-02)
Long (MO-07)
Lucas, F. (OK-03)
Luetkemeyer (MO-03)
Lummis (WY-AL)
Marchant (TX-24)
Marino (PA-10)
Massie (KY-04)
McCarthy, K. (CA-23)
McCaul (TX-10)
McClintock (CA-04)
McHenry (NC-10)
McKeon (CA-25)
McKinley (WV-01)
McMorris Rodgers (WA-05)
Meadows (NC-11)
Meehan (PA-07)
Messer (IN-06)
Mica (FL-07)
Miller, C. (MI-10)
Miller, Gary (CA-31)
Miller, J. (FL-01)
Mullin (OK-02)
Mulvaney (SC-05)
Murphy, T. (PA-18)
Neugebauer (TX-19)
Noem (SD-AL)
Nugent (FL-11)
Nunes (CA-22)
Nunnelee (MS-01)
Olson (TX-22)
Palazzo (MS-04)
Paulsen (MN-03)
Pearce (NM-02)
Perry (PA-04)
Petri (WI-06)
Pittenger (NC-09)
Pitts (PA-16)
Poe (TX-02)
Pompeo (KS-04)
Posey (FL-08)
Price, T. (GA-06)
Radel (FL-19)
Reed, T. (NY-23)
Reichert (WA-08)
Renacci (OH-16)
Ribble (WI-08)
Rice (SC-07)
Rigell (VA-02)
Roby (AL-02)
Roe (TN-01)
Rogers, H. (KY-05)
Rogers, Mike (MI-08)
Rogers, Mike D. (AL-03)
Rohrabacher (CA-48)
Rokita (IN-04)
Rooney (FL-17)
Ros-Lehtinen (FL-27)
Roskam (IL-06)
Ross, D. (FL-15)
Rothfus (PA-12)
Royce (CA-39)
Runyan (NJ-03)
Ryan, P. (WI-01)
Salmon (AZ-05)
Scalise (LA-01)
Schock (IL-18)
Schweikert (AZ-06)
Scott, A. (GA-08)
Sensenbrenner (WI-05)
Sessions, P. (TX-32)
Shimkus (IL-15)
Shuster, Bill (PA-09)
Simpson, M. (ID-02)
Smith, Adrian (NE-03)
Smith, C. (NJ-04)
Smith, Lamar (TX-21)
Southerland (FL-02)
Stewart (UT-02)
Stivers (OH-15)
Stockman (TX-36)
Stutzman (IN-03)
Terry (NE-02)
Thompson, G. (PA-05)
Thornberry (TX-13)
Tiberi (OH-12)
Tipton (CO-03)
Turner, M. (OH-10)
Upton (MI-06)
Valadao (CA-21)
Wagner (MO-02)
Walberg (MI-07)
Walden, G. (OR-02)
Walorski (IN-02)
Weber (TX-14)
Webster (FL-10)
Wenstrup (OH-02)
Westmoreland, L. (GA-03)
Whitfield (KY-01)
Williams (TX-25)
Wilson, J. (SC-02)
Wittman (VA-01)
Wolf (VA-10)
Womack (AR-03)
Woodall (GA-07)
Yoder (KS-03)
Yoho (FL-03)
Young, C.W. (FL-13)
Young, T. (IN-09)
DEMOCRATS (163)
Andrews, R. (NJ-01)
Barber (AZ-02)
Barrow (GA-12)
Bass, K. (CA-37)
Beatty (OH-03)
Becerra (CA-34)
Bera (CA-07)
Bishop, S. (GA-02)
Bishop, T. (NY-01)
Blumenauer (OR-03)
Bonamici (OR-01)
Brady, R. (PA-01)
Braley (IA-01)
Brown, C. (FL-05)
Brownley (CA-26)
Bustos (IL-17)
Butterfield (NC-01)
Capps (CA-24)
Cardenas (CA-29)
Carney (DE-AL)
Carson (IN-07)
Castor (FL-14)
Castro (TX-20)
Chu (CA-27)
Cicilline (RI-01)
Clarke (NY-09)
Clay (MO-01)
Cleaver (MO-05)
Clyburn (SC-06)
Connolly (VA-11)
Conyers (MI-13)
Cooper (TN-05)
Costa (CA-16)
Courtney (CT-02)
Crowley (NY-14)
Cuellar (TX-28)
Cummings (MD-07)
Davis, D. (IL-07)
DeFazio (OR-04)
DeGette (CO-01)
Delaney (MD-06)
DeLauro (CT-03)
DelBene (WA-01)
Deutch (FL-21)
Dingell (MI-12)
Doggett (TX-35)
Doyle (PA-14)
Duckworth (IL-08)
Edwards (MD-04)
Engel (NY-16)
Enyart (IL-12)
Eshoo (CA-18)
Esty (CT-05)
Fattah (PA-02)
Foster (IL-11)
Frankel (FL-22)
Gabbard (HI-02)
Gallego (TX-23)
Garamendi (CA-03)
Garcia (FL-26)
Grayson (FL-09)
Green, A. (TX-09)
Green, G. (TX-29)
Hahn (CA-44)
Hanabusa (HI-01)
Hastings, A. (FL-20)
Heck, D. (WA-10)
Higgins (NY-26)
Himes (CT-04)
Holt (NJ-12)
Honda (CA-17)
Horsford (NV-04)
Hoyer (MD-05)
Huffman (CA-02)
Israel (NY-03)
Jeffries (NY-08)
Kaptur (OH-09)
Keating (MA-09)
Kennedy (MA-04)
Kildee (MI-05)
Kilmer (WA-06)
Kind, R. (WI-03)
Kirkpatrick (AZ-01)
Kuster (NH-02)
Langevin (RI-02)
Larson, J. (CT-01)
Levin, S. (MI-09)
Lewis, John (GA-05)
Lipinski, D. (IL-03)
Loebsack (IA-02)
Lofgren (CA-19)
Lowenthal (CA-47)
Lowey (NY-17)
Lujan, B. (NM-03)
Lujan Grisham, M. (NM-01)
Maffei (NY-24)
Maloney, S. (NY-18)
Markey (MA-05)
Matheson (UT-04)
Matsui, D. (CA-06)
McCarthy, C. (NY-04)
McCollum, Betty (MN-04)
McNerney (CA-09)
Meng (NY-06)
Michaud (ME-02)
Miller, George (CA-11)
Moore (WI-04)
Moran, James (VA-08)
Murphy, P. (FL-18)
Napolitano (CA-32)
Neal, R. (MA-01)
Nolan (MN-08)
O’Rourke (TX-16)
Owens (NY-21)
Pallone (NJ-06)
Pascrell (NJ-09)
Pastor (AZ-07)
Payne, Jr. (NJ-10)
Pelosi (CA-12)
Perlmutter (CO-07)
Peters, G. (MI-14)
Peters, S. (CA-52)
Peterson, C. (MN-07)
Pingree (ME-01)
Polis (CO-02)
Price, D. (NC-04)
Quigley (IL-05)
Rahall (WV-03)
Rangel (NY-13)
Richmond (LA-02)
Roybal-Allard (CA-40)
Ruiz (CA-36)
Ruppersberger (MD-02)
Ryan, T. (OH-13)
Sanchez, Linda (CA-38)
Sarbanes, J. (MD-03)
Schiff, A. (CA-28)
Schneider (IL-10)
Schrader (OR-05)
Schwartz, A. (PA-13)
Scott, D. (GA-13)
Scott, R. (VA-03)
Sewell (AL-07)
Shea-Porter (NH-01)
Sherman (CA-30)
Sinema (AZ-09)
Slaughter, L. (NY-25)
Smith, Adam (WA-09)
Speier (CA-14)
Thompson, M. (CA-05)
Tierney (MA-06)
Titus (NV-01)
Tonko (NY-20)
Tsongas (MA-03)
Van Hollen (MD-08)
Veasey (TX-33)
Vela (TX-34)
Visclosky (IN-01)
Walz (MN-01)
Wasserman Schultz (FL-23)
Waxman (CA-33)
Welch (VT-AL)
Yarmuth (KY-03)
NAYS (28)
REPUBLICANS (0)
DEMOCRATS (28)
Capuano (MA-07)
Cartwright (PA-17)
Cohen (TN-09)
Ellison (MN-05)
Farr (CA-20)
Fudge (OH-11)
Gutierrez (IL-04)
Jackson Lee, S. (TX-18)
Johnson, E. (TX-30)
Larsen, R. (WA-02)
Lee, B. (CA-13)
McDermott (WA-07)
McGovern (MA-02)
Meeks, G. (NY-05)
Nadler (NY-10)
Negrete McLeod (CA-35)
Pocan (WI-02)
Sanchez, Loretta (CA-46)
Schakowsky (IL-09)
Serrano (NY-15)
Swalwell (CA-15)
Takano (CA-41)
Thompson, B. (MS-02)
Vargas (CA-51)
Velazquez (NY-07)
Waters (CA-43)
Watt (NC-12)
Wilson, F. (FL-24)
NOT VOTING (12)
REPUBLICANS (3)
Boehner (OH-08) S
Coble (NC-06) ?
Young, D. (AK-AL) ?
DEMOCRATS (9)
Davis, S. (CA-53) +
Grijalva (AZ-03) ?
Hinojosa (TX-15) +
Johnson, H. (GA-04) P
Lynch (MA-08) ?
Maloney, C. (NY-12) ?
McIntyre (NC-07) ?
Rush (IL-01) ?

Did your representative vote in favor of this legislation?  If they did, they’re helping us let the President know we’re watching him and that his actions have direct, concrete consequences for us as taxpayers.

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