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12-HRes814 on Nov 16, 2012

Bill Sponsorship: Resolution Against Arms Trade Treaty
Source: H.Res.814
RESOLUTION: Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding the conditions for the US becoming a signatory to the UN Arms Trade Treaty, or to any similar agreement on the arms trade.
  • Whereas in July 2012, the UN Conference on the Arms Trade Treaty convened to negotiate the text of the Arms Trade Treaty;
  • Whereas the Arms Trade Treaty poses significant risks to the national security, foreign policy, and economic interests of the US as well as to the constitutional rights of US citizens and US sovereignty;
  • Whereas the Arms Trade Treaty fails to expressly recognize the fundamental, individual right to keep and to bear arms and the individual right of personal self-defense, and thus risks infringing on freedoms protected by the Second Amendment;
  • Whereas the Arms Trade Treaty places free democracies and totalitarian regimes on a basis of equality, recognizing their equal right to transfer arms, and is thereby dangerous to the security of the US;
  • Whereas the Arms Trade Treaty will create opportunities to engage in 'lawfare' against the US via the misuse of the treaty's criteria in foreign tribunals;
  • Whereas the Arms Trade Treaty could hinder the US from fulfilling its strategic, legal, and moral commitments to provide arms to allies such as the Republic of China (Taiwan) and the State of Israel;
  • Whereas the Arms Trade Treaty risks imposing costly regulatory burdens on US businesses, for example, by creating onerous reporting requirements that could damage the domestic defense manufacturing base and related firms;
    Now, therefore, be it Resolved, That it is the sense of the House of Representatives that:
  1. the President should not sign the Arms Trade Treaty, and that, if he transmits the treaty with his signature to the Senate, the Senate should not ratify the Arms Trade Treaty; and
  2. no Federal funds should be appropriated or authorized to implement the Arms Trade Treaty, or any similar agreement.


    Participating counts on VoteMatch question 15. Question 15: Expand the military Scores: -2=Strongly oppose; -1=Oppose; 0=neutral; 1=Support; 2=Strongly support.
  • Topic: Foreign Policy
  • Headline: Sponsored opposing Arms Treaty that limits gun trade abroad (Score: 2)
  • Headline 2: Oppose Arms Treaty that limits gun trade to Israel & Taiwan (Score: 2)

  • Key for participation codes:
  • Sponsorships: p=sponsored; o=co-sponsored; s=signed
  • Memberships: c=chair; m=member; e=endorsed; f=profiled; s=scored
  • Resolutions: i=introduced; w=wrote; a=adopted
  • Cases: w=wrote; j=joined; d=dissented; c=concurred
  • Surveys: '+' supports; '-' opposes.



Democrats participating in 12-HRes814

Jason Altmire s2oPennsylvania Democrat (Lost 2012 Primary)Nov 16, 2012
Larry Kissell s2oNorth Carolina DemocratNov 16, 2012
Michael Michaud s2oMaine Democratic Governor ChallengerNov 16, 2012
Bill Owens s2oNew York DemocratNov 16, 2012
Nick Rahall s2oWest Virginia DemocratNov 27, 2012



Republicans participating in 12-HRes814

Robert Aderholt s2oAlabama RepublicanNov 16, 2012
Mark Amodei s2oNevada RepublicanNov 28, 2012
Michele Bachmann s2oMinnesota RepublicanNov 16, 2012
Lou Barletta s2oPennsylvania RepublicanNov 16, 2012
Joe Linus Barton s2oTexas RepublicanNov 16, 2012
Gus Bilirakis s2oFlorida RepublicanNov 16, 2012
Rob Bishop s2oUtah RepublicanNov 16, 2012
Marsha Blackburn s2oTennessee RepublicanNov 16, 2012
Charles Boustany s2oLouisiana RepublicanNov 16, 2012
Mo Brooks s2oAlabama RepublicanNov 16, 2012
Paul Broun s2oGA Republican ChallengerNov 16, 2012
Ann Marie Buerkle s2oNew York RepublicanNov 16, 2012
Michael Burgess s2oTexas RepublicanNov 16, 2012
Dan Burton s2oIndiana Republican (Retiring 2012)Nov 16, 2012
Ken Calvert s2oCalifornia RepublicanNov 27, 2012
Quico Canseco s2oTexas RepublicanNov 16, 2012
Shelley Moore Capito s2oWest Virginia RepublicanNov 27, 2012
Steve Chabot s2oOhio RepublicanNov 16, 2012
Mike Conaway s2oTexas RepublicanNov 16, 2012
John Culberson s2oTexas RepublicanNov 27, 2012
Jeff Denham s2oCalifornia RepublicanNov 16, 2012
Jeff Duncan s2oSouth Carolina RepublicanNov 16, 2012
Jimmy Duncan s2oTennessee RepublicanNov 16, 2012
Renee Ellmers s2oNorth Carolina RepublicanNov 16, 2012
Bill Flores s2oTexas RepublicanNov 16, 2012
Randy Forbes s2oVirginia RepublicanNov 16, 2012
Trent Franks s2oArizona RepublicanNov 16, 2012
Cory Gardner s2oColorado RepublicanNov 16, 2012
Scott Garrett s2oNew Jersey RepublicanNov 16, 2012
Bob Gibbs s2oOhio RepublicanNov 16, 2012
Phil Gingrey s2oGA Republican ChallengerNov 16, 2012
Louie Gohmert s2oTexas RepublicanNov 16, 2012
Paul Gosar s2oArizona RepublicanNov 16, 2012
Samuel Graves s2oMissouri RepublicanNov 16, 2012
Tom Graves s2oGeorgia RepublicanNov 16, 2012
Tim Griffin s2oArkansas RepublicanNov 16, 2012
Morgan Griffith s2oVirginia RepublicanNov 16, 2012
Brett Guthrie s2oKentucky RepublicanNov 16, 2012
Andy Harris s2oMaryland RepublicanNov 16, 2012
Vicky Hartzler s2oMissouri RepublicanNov 16, 2012
Nan Hayworth s2oNew York RepublicanNov 16, 2012
Tim Huelskamp s2oKansas RepublicanNov 16, 2012
Bill Huizenga s2oMichigan RepublicanNov 16, 2012
Randy Hultgren s2oIllinois RepublicanNov 16, 2012
Robert Hurt s2oVirginia RepublicanNov 16, 2012
Lynn Jenkins s2oKansas RepublicanNov 16, 2012
Bill Johnson s2oOhio RepublicanNov 16, 2012
Walter Beaman Jones s2oNorth Carolina RepublicanNov 16, 2012
Jim Jordan s2oOhio RepublicanNov 16, 2012
Mike Kelly s1pPennsylvania Republican 
Adam Kinzinger s2oIllinois RepublicanNov 28, 2012
Doug Lamborn s2oColorado RepublicanNov 16, 2012
Jeff Landry s2oLouisiana RepublicanNov 16, 2012
Frank LoBiondo s2oNew Jersey RepublicanNov 16, 2012
Blaine Luetkemeyer s2oMissouri RepublicanNov 28, 2012
Donald Manzullo s2oIllinois Republican (Lost 2012 Primary)Nov 16, 2012
Tom Marino s2oPennsylvania RepublicanNov 16, 2012
Michael McCaul s2oTexas RepublicanNov 16, 2012
Patrick McHenry s2oNorth Carolina RepublicanNov 16, 2012
David McKinley s2oWest Virginia RepublicanNov 16, 2012
Jeff Miller s2oFlorida RepublicanNov 16, 2012
Mick Mulvaney s2oSouth Carolina RepublicanNov 16, 2012
Alan Nunnelee s2oMississippi RepublicanNov 16, 2012
Pete Olson s2oTexas RepublicanNov 16, 2012
Ted Poe s2oTexas RepublicanNov 16, 2012
Mike Pompeo s2oKansas RepublicanNov 16, 2012
Tom Reed s2oNew York RepublicanNov 16, 2012
David Rivera s2oFlorida RepublicanNov 16, 2012
Mike Rogers s2oMichigan RepublicanNov 16, 2012
Dennis Ross s2oFlorida RepublicanNov 16, 2012
David Schweikert s2oArizona RepublicanNov 16, 2012
Pete Sessions s2oTexas RepublicanNov 16, 2012
Adrian Smith s2oNebraska RepublicanNov 16, 2012
Lamar Smith s2oTexas RepublicanNov 16, 2012
Steve Southerland s2oFlorida RepublicanNov 16, 2012
Steve Stivers s2oOhio RepublicanNov 27, 2012
Glenn Thompson s2oPennsylvania RepublicanNov 16, 2012
Scott Tipton s2oColorado RepublicanNov 16, 2012
Fred Upton s2oMichigan RepublicanNov 16, 2012
Lynn Westmoreland s2oGeorgia RepublicanNov 16, 2012
Don Young s2oAlaska RepublicanNov 16, 2012



Independents participating in 12-HRes814



Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 5
Republicans: 81
Independents: 0


















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