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14-HJR124 on Sep 16, 2014

Decided Sep 17, 2014

Source: H Amdt 1141
Congressional Summary: H Amdt 1141 authorizes training and equipping appropriately vetted elements of the Syrian opposition; requires detailed reports (including progress reports) on the plan, vetting process, and procedures for monitoring unauthorized end-use of provided training and equipment; and permits the Secretary of Defense to accept foreign contributions.

Statement in support by Rep. Buck McKeon (R-CA-25): I offer an amendment to HJ.124 to provide authority to train and equip elements of the Syrian opposition in order to defend the Syrian people from attacks by ISIL and to protect the US and our friends and allies. ISIL is a clear and present threat to our allies across the Middle East and to the US. The President has requested the authority to train and equip nongovernmental entities fighting in the non-U.S.-led operation in Syria. There is no doubt that any strategy to defeat ISIL must contain a Syrian component. I believe that there are options to defeat ISIL in Syria short of a major U.S.-led combat operation. But the window of opportunity is closing.

Statement in opposition by Rep. Charles Rangel (D-NY-13): I don't see where the President needs authority to do what we are about to allow him to do because of a threat to the US. I haven't come close, in convincing [myself or my constituents] that training people overseas, that we don't know, to fight ISIS is in their best national interest. Already we have lost trillions of dollars and over 6,000 lives in this area, and I don't think we have yet to declare war. This honorable body [should] determine whether or not any enemy is a threat to the US and that we are going to go to war with them, that we should force every American to evaluate whether or not they believe that they are prepared to make sacrifices.

Legislative outcome: Amendment passed House 273-156-9 on 17-Sep-2014.

    Participating counts on VoteMatch question 17. Question 17: Avoid foreign entanglements Scores: -2=Strongly oppose; -1=Oppose; 0=neutral; 1=Support; 2=Strongly support.
  • Topic: War & Peace
  • Headline: Aid the Syrian opposition with training & equipment (Score: -1)
  • Headline 2: Voted NO on net neutrality: don't regulate the internet (Score: 1)
  • Headline 3: Sponsored bill to aid Syrian opposition (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 14-HJR124

Ron Barber v1yArizona Democrat 
Karen Bass v1yCalifornia Democrat 
Joyce Beatty v1yOhio Democrat 
Ami Bera v1yCalifornia Democrat 
Sanford Bishop v1yGeorgia Democrat 
Earl Blumenauer v1yOregon Democrat 
Suzanne Bonamici v1yOregon Democrat 
Robert Brady v1yPennsylvania Democrat 
Bruce Braley v1yIA Democratic Challenger 
Corrine Brown v1yFlorida Democrat 
Julia Brownley v1yCalifornia Democrat 
Cheri Bustos v1yIllinois Democrat 
G.K. Butterfield v1yNorth Carolina Democrat 
Lois Capps v2nCalifornia Democrat (retiring 2016) 
Michael Capuano v2nMA Former Democratic Primary Senate Challenger (2009) 
Tony Cardenas v1yCalifornia Democrat 
Andre Carson v1yIndiana Democrat 
Matt Cartwright v1yPennsylvania Democrat 
Kathy Castor v1yFlorida Democrat 
Joaquin Castro v1yTexas Democrat 
Judy Chu v1yCalifornia Democrat 
David Cicilline v2nRhode Island Democrat 
Katherine Clark v2nMassachusetts Democrat 
Yvette Clarke v2nNew York Democrat 
William Lacy Clay v1yMissouri Democrat 
James Clyburn v1ySouth Carolina Democrat 
Steve Cohen v1yTennessee Democrat 
Gerry Connolly v1yVirginia Democrat 
John Conyers v1yMichigan Democrat 
Jim Cooper v2nTennessee Democrat 
Jim Costa v1yCalifornia Democrat 
Joe Courtney v1yConnecticut Democrat 
Joseph Crowley v1yNew York Democrat 
Henry Cuellar v1yTexas Democrat 
Elijah Cummings v2nMaryland Democrat 
Danny Davis v2nIllinois Democrat 
Susan Davis v1yCalifornia Democrat 
Peter Defazio v2nOregon Democrat 
Diana DeGette v1yColorado Democrat 
John Delaney v1yMaryland Democrat 
Rosa DeLauro v2nConnecticut Democrat 
Suzan DelBene v1yWashington Democrat 
Ted Deutch v1yFlorida Democrat 
Lloyd Doggett v2nTexas Democrat 
Mike Doyle v2nPennsylvania Democrat 
Tammy Duckworth v2nIL Democratic Senate candidate 
Keith Ellison v1yMinnesota Democrat 
Eliot Engel v1yNew York Democrat/Liberal 
Anna Eshoo v2nCalifornia Democrat 
Elizabeth Esty v2nConnecticut Democrat 
Sam Farr v2nCalifornia Democrat 
Chaka Fattah v1yPennsylvania Democrat 
Bill Foster v1yIllinois Democrat 
Lois Frankel v2nFlorida Democrat 
Tulsi Gabbard v2nHawaii Democrat 
John Garamendi v2nCalifornia Democrat 
Joe Garcia v1yFlorida Democrat 
Alan Grayson v2nFL Democratic Senate candidate 
Al Green v1yTexas Democrat 
Raul Grijalva v2nArizona Democrat 
Luis Gutierrez v2nIllinois Democrat 
Janice Hahn v2nCalifornia Democrat (retiring 2016) 
Ralph Moody Hall v1yTexas Democrat until 2004; now GOP 
Colleen Hanabusa v2nHawaii Democrat (Senate run 2014) 
Alcee Hastings v2nFlorida Democrat 
Denny Heck v1yWashington Democrat 
Brian Higgins v1yNew York Democrat 
Ruben Hinojosa v1yTexas Democrat 
Rush Holt v2nNew Jersey Democrat (retiring 2014) 
Mike Honda v2nCalifornia Democrat 
Steven Horsford v1yNevada Democrat 
Steny Hoyer v1yMaryland Democrat 
Jared Huffman v2nCalifornia Democrat 
Sheila Jackson Lee v1yTexas Democrat 
Hakeem Jeffries v2nNew York Democrat 
Eddie Bernice Johnson v2nTexas Democrat 
Hank Johnson v1yGeorgia Democrat 
Marcy Kaptur v1yOhio Democrat 
Bill Keating v2nMassachusetts Democrat 
Robin Kelly v2nIllinois Democrat 
Joe Kennedy III v2nMA Democratic Senate challenger 
Dan Kildee v1yMichigan Democrat 
Derek Kilmer v1yWashington Democrat 
Ron Kind v1yWI Former Democratic challenger (2012) 
Ann Kirkpatrick v1yArizona Democrat 
Annie Kuster v1yNew Hampshire Democrat 
James Langevin v1yRhode Island Democrat 
Rick Larsen v1yWashington Democrat 
John Larson v2nConnecticut Democrat 
Barbara Lee v2nCalifornia Democrat 
Sander Levin v1yMichigan Democrat 
John Lewis v2nGeorgia Democrat 
David Loebsack v1yIowa Democrat 
Zoe Lofgren v2nCalifornia Democrat 
Alan Lowenthal v2nCalifornia Democrat 
Nita Lowey v1yNew York Democrat 
Ben Ray Lujan v2nNew Mexico Democrat 
Dan Maffei v2nNew York Democrat 
Carolyn Maloney v2nNew York Democrat/Liberal 
Sean Maloney v2nNew York Democrat 
Doris Matsui v2nCalifornia Democrat 
Carolyn McCarthy v1yNew York Dem. (retiring 2014) 
Betty McCollum v2nMinnesota Democrat 
Jim McDermott v2nWashington Democrat 
Jim McGovern v2nMassachusetts Democrat 
Mike McIntyre v1yNorth Carolina Democrat (retiring 2014) 
Gloria Negrete McLeod v2nCalifornia Democrat (County run 2014) 
Jerry McNerney v1yCalifornia Democrat 
Gregory Meeks v1yNew York Dem./Working-Families 
Grace Meng v2nNew York Democrat 
George Miller v2nCalifornia Democrat (retiring 2014) 
Gwen Moore v2nWisconsin Democrat 
Patrick Murphy v1yFL Democratic Senate candidate 
Jerrold Nadler v2nNew York Dem./Lib./Working-Families 
Grace Napolitano v2nCalifornia Democrat 
Richard Neal v1yMassachusetts Democrat 
Rick Nolan v2nMinnesota Democrat 
Frank Pallone v2nNew Jersey Democrat 
Bill Pascrell v1yNew Jersey Democrat 
Nancy Pelosi v1yCalifornia Democrat 
Ed Perlmutter v1yCO Democratic candidate for Governor 
Scott Peters v1yCalifornia Democrat 
Collin Peterson v1yMinnesota Democrat/Farmer/Labor 
Chellie Pingree v2nMaine Democrat 
Mark Pocan v2nWisconsin Democrat 
Jared Polis v2nCO Democratic candidate for Colorado Governor 
David Eugene Price v1yNorth Carolina Democrat 
Mike Quigley v1yIllinois Democrat 
Charles Rangel v2nNew York Dem./Lib. (retiring 2016) 
Lucille Roybal-Allard v1yCalifornia Democrat 
Raul Ruiz v1yCalifornia Democrat 
Dutch Ruppersberger v1yMaryland Democrat 
Bobby Rush v2nIllinois Democrat 
Tim Ryan v1yOH Democratic candidate for President; U.S. Rep from OH-13 
Linda Sanchez v1yCalifornia Democrat 
John Sarbanes v1yMaryland Democrat 
Jan Schakowsky v1yIllinois Democrat 
Adam Schiff v1yCalifornia Democrat 
Brad Schneider v1yIllinois Democrat 
Bobby Scott v1yVirginia Democrat 
David Scott v1yGeorgia Democrat 
Jose Serrano v2nNew York Democrat/Liberal 
Terri Sewell v1yAlabama Democrat 
Carol Shea-Porter v2nNew Hampshire Democrat 
Brad Sherman v1yCalifornia Democrat 
Kyrsten Sinema v1yArizona Democrat 
Albio Sires v2nNew Jersey Democrat 
Louise Slaughter v2nNew York Democrat 
Jackie Speier v2nCalifornia Democrat 
Mark Takano v2nCalifornia Democrat 
Bennie Thompson v2nMississippi Democrat 
Mike Thompson v2nCalifornia Democrat 
John Tierney v2nMassachusetts Democrat 
Dina Titus v2nNevada Democrat 
Paul Tonko v2nNew York Democrat 
Chris Van Hollen v2nMaryland Democrat (retiring 2016) 
Juan Vargas v1yCalifornia Democrat 
Marc Veasey v1yTexas Democrat 
Filemon Vela v1yTexas Democrat 
Nydia Velazquez v2nNew York Democrat/Working-Families 
Peter Visclosky v2nIndiana Democrat 
Debbie Wasserman Schultz v1yFlorida Democrat 
Maxine Waters v1yCalifornia Democrat 
Peter Welch v2nVermont Democrat 
Frederica Wilson v1yFlorida Democrat 
John Yarmuth v1yKentucky Democrat 

Republicans participating in 14-HJR124

Robert Aderholt v2nAlabama Republican 
Mark Amodei v2nNevada Republican 
Michele Bachmann v2nMinnesota Republican (retiring 2014) 
Andy Barr v1yKentucky Republican 
Dan Benishek v1yMichigan Republican 
Kerry Bentivolio v2nMichigan Republican 
Gus Bilirakis v1yFlorida Republican 
Rob Bishop v1yUtah Republican 
Diane Black v1yTennessee Republican 
Marsha Blackburn v1yTennessee Republican 
Kevin Brady v1yTexas Republican 
Mo Brooks v2nAlabama Republican 
Susan Brooks v1yIndiana Republican 
Vern Buchanan v1yFlorida Republican 
Larry Bucshon v1yIndiana Republican 
Michael Burgess v2nTexas Republican 
Bradley Byrne v1yAL Republican 2020 Senate Challenger 
Ken Calvert v1yCalifornia Republican 
Shelley Moore Capito v1yWest Virginia Republican (Senate run 2014) 
John Carter v1yTexas Republican 
Steve Chabot v1yOhio Republican 
Jason Chaffetz v1yUT Former Republican Challenger (2011) 
Curt Clawson v2nFlorida Republican 
John Howard Coble v1yNorth Carolina Republican (retiring 2014) 
Tom Cole v1yOklahoma Republican 
Chris Collins v1yNew York Republican 
Doug Collins v1yGA Republican challenger for 2-year special election 
Mike Conaway v1yTexas Republican 
Paul Cook v1yCalifornia Republican 
Tom Cotton v1yAR Republican Senator 
Kevin Cramer v1yND Republican candidate for North Dakota U.S. Senator 
Rick Crawford v1yArkansas Republican 
Ander Crenshaw v1yFlorida Republican 
John Culberson v1yTexas Republican 
Steve Daines v1yMontana Republican (Senate run 2014) 
Rodney Davis v1yIllinois Republican 
Jeff Denham v1yCalifornia Republican 
Charles Dent v2nPennsylvania Republican 
Ron DeSantis v2nFL Republican candidate for governor 
Mario Diaz-Balart v1yFlorida Republican 
Sean Duffy v2nWisconsin Republican 
Jeff Duncan v2nSouth Carolina Republican 
Jimmy Duncan v2nTennessee Republican 
Renee Ellmers v1yNorth Carolina Republican 
Blake Farenthold v1yTexas Republican 
Mike Fitzpatrick v1yPennsylvania Republican (retiring 2016) 
Chuck Fleischmann v1yTennessee Republican 
John Fleming v2nLA Republican Senate candidate 
Bill Flores v1yTexas Republican 
Jeff Fortenberry v1yNebraska Republican 
Virginia Foxx v1yNorth Carolina Republican 
Trent Franks v1yArizona Republican 
Rodney Frelinghuysen v1yNew Jersey Republican 
Cory Gardner v1yCO Republican Senator 
Scott Garrett v2nNew Jersey Republican 
Jim Gerlach v1yPennsylvania Republican (retiring 2014) 
Bob Gibbs v1yOhio Republican 
Chris Gibson v2nNew York Republican (retiring 2016) 
Phil Gingrey v2nGA Republican Challenger 
Louie Gohmert v2nTexas Republican 
Paul Gosar v2nArizona Republican 
Trey Gowdy v2nSouth Carolina Republican 
Kay Granger v1yTexas Republican 
Samuel Graves v1yMissouri Republican 
Tom Graves v1yGeorgia Republican 
Morgan Griffith v1yVirginia Republican 
Michael Grimm v1yNew York Republican (resigned 2015) 
Brett Guthrie v1yKentucky Republican 
Gregg Harper v1yMississippi Republican 
Andy Harris v2nMaryland Republican 
Vicky Hartzler v1yMissouri Republican 
Joe Heck v2nNevada Republican 
Jeb Hensarling v1yTexas Republican 
George Holding v1yNorth Carolina Republican 
Richard Hudson v1yNorth Carolina Republican 
Tim Huelskamp v2nKansas Republican 
Bill Huizenga v2nMichigan Republican 
Duncan Hunter v2nCalifornia Republican (Retiring 2008) 
Robert Hurt v2nVirginia Republican 
Lynn Jenkins v1yKansas Republican 
Bill Johnson v1yOhio Republican 
David Jolly v2nFL Republican Senate Challenger 
Walter Beaman Jones v2nNorth Carolina Republican 
Jim Jordan v2nOhio Republican 
Dave Joyce v1yOhio Republican 
Mike Kelly v1yPennsylvania Republican 
Peter King v1yNew York Rep./Ind./Cons./Right-To-Life 
Steve King v1yIowa Republican 
Jack Kingston v1yGA Republican Challenger 
Adam Kinzinger v1yIllinois Republican 
Raul Labrador v2nID Republican candidate for Idaho Governor 
Doug LaMalfa v1yCalifornia Republican 
Doug Lamborn v1yColorado Republican 
Leonard Lance v1yNew Jersey Republican 
James Lankford v1yOK Republican Senate challenger 
Tom Latham v1yIowa Republican (retiring 2014) 
Bob Latta v1yOhio Republican 
Frank LoBiondo v1yNew Jersey Republican 
Billy Long v1yMissouri Republican 
Blaine Luetkemeyer v1yMissouri Republican 
Cynthia Lummis v2nWY Republican 2020 Senate Challenger 
Kenny Marchant v1yTexas Republican 
Tom Marino v1yPennsylvania Republican 
Thomas Massie v2nKentucky Republican 
Kevin McCarthy v1yCalifornia Republican 
Michael McCaul v1yTexas Republican 
Tom McClintock v2nCA03 Former Republican Challenger (2003) 
Patrick McHenry v1yNorth Carolina Republican 
David McKinley v1yWest Virginia Republican 
Mark Meadows v2nNorth Carolina Republican 
Patrick Meehan v1yPennsylvania Republican 
Jeff Miller v2nFlorida Republican 
Markwayne Mullin v1yOklahoma Republican 
Tim Murphy v1yPennsylvania Republican 
Randy Neugebauer v2nTexas Republican 
Kristi Noem v1ySD Republican 
Rich Nugent v2nFlorida Republican 
Devin Nunes v1yCalifornia Republican 
Pete Olson v1yTexas Republican 
Steven Palazzo v2nMississippi Republican 
Erik Paulsen v1yMinnesota Republican 
Scott Perry v2nPennsylvania Republican 
Tom Petri v2nWisconsin Republican 
Robert Pittenger v1yNorth Carolina Republican 
Ted Poe v2nTexas Republican 
Mike Pompeo v1yKansas Republican 
Bill Posey v2nFlorida Republican 
Tom Price v2nGA Republican challenger for 2-year special election 
Tom Reed v1yNew York Republican 
Jim Renacci v1yOH Republican candidate for Governor (switched to Senate race) 
Tom Rice v1ySouth Carolina Republican 
Scott Rigell v1yVirginia Republican 
Martha Roby v1yAlabama Republican 
Phil Roe v1yTennessee Republican 
Hal Rogers v1yKentucky Republican 
Michael Rogers v1yAlabama Republican 
Mike Rogers v1yMichigan Republican 
Dana Rohrabacher v2nCalifornia Republican 
Todd Rokita v1yIN Republican candidate for Indiana U.S. Senator 
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen v1yFlorida Republican 
Peter Roskam v1yIllinois Republican 
Dennis Ross v1yFlorida Republican 
Keith Rothfus v2nPennsylvania Republican 
Paul Ryan v1yPOTUS Republican 
Matt Salmon v2nArizona Republican 
Mark Sanford v2nSC Republican Presidential contender 
Steve Scalise v1yLA Republican challenger 
Aaron Schock v1yIllinois Republican (resigned 2015) 
David Schweikert v1yArizona Republican 
John Shimkus v1yIllinois Republican 
Bill Shuster v1yPennsylvania Republican 
Mike Simpson v2nIdaho Republican 
Adrian Smith v1yNebraska Republican 
Christopher Smith v2nNew Jersey Republican 
Jason Smith v1yMissouri Republican 
Lamar Smith v1yTexas Republican 
Chris Stewart v1yUtah Republican 
Steve Stivers v1yOhio Republican 
Steve Stockman v2nTexas Republican (Senate run 2014) 
Mac Thornberry v1yTexas Republican 
Scott Tipton v2nColorado Republican 
Mike Turner v1yOhio Republican 
Fred Upton v1yMichigan Republican 
David Valadao v1yCalifornia Republican 
Ann Wagner v1yMissouri Republican 
Tim Walberg v1yMichigan Republican 
Greg Walden v1yOregon Republican 
Jackie Walorski v1yIndiana Republican 
Randy Weber v2nTexas Republican 
Brad Wenstrup v1yOhio Republican 
Lynn Westmoreland v2nGeorgia Republican 
Ed Whitfield v2nKentucky Republican 
Roger Williams v2nTexas Republican 
Joe Wilson v1ySouth Carolina Republican 
Steve Womack v1yArkansas Republican 
Rob Woodall v1yGeorgia Republican 
Kevin Yoder v1yKansas Republican 
Ted Yoho v2nFlorida Republican 
Don Young v1yAlaska Republican 

Independents participating in 14-HJR124

Justin Amash v2nMI Libertarian Presidential Challenger  
Xavier Becerra v1yCA Nominee for Attorney General 
Charles Boustany v1yLA U.S. Rep and Republican Senate Challenger 
Marcia Fudge v2nOH Nominee for HUD Secretary 
Tim Griffin v1yAR GOP Lt.Gov Challenger 
Darrell Issa v1yCA03 Former Initiator of Gubernatorial Recall (2003) 
Mick Mulvaney v2nSC Budget Director/Chief of Staff 
Cedric Richmond v1yLA Nominee for Public Liaison 
Eric Swalwell v2nCA Presidential candidate (withdrawn); U.S. Rep from CA-15 

Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 166
Republicans: 179
Independents: 9

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