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14_HRes701 on Jul 31, 2014

Bill Sponsorship: Ebola Relief Resolution
Source: H.Res.701
Congressional Summary:

The current outbreak of Ebola in Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia is an international health crisis and is the most widespread outbreak of the disease ever recorded.

  • RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives--
  • calls on the international community to immediately provide additional resources to develop the capacity of affected nations to address current and future public health crises;
  • requests that the US work in a coordinated capacity to develop a unified global health security plan to adequately respond to disease outbreaks globally;
  • calls upon the US to work with international health authorities to assist endemic nations in the fielding of medical countermeasures.
Reporting pro & con by Washington Times, Sept. 16, 2014:

Amid dire warnings from medical professionals and frantic calls from Congress for greater US intervention, Pres. Obama said he'll deploy 3,000 American troops to combat an African Ebola outbreak that he says is "spiraling out of control."

The announcement comes as the Ebola death toll officially has reached 2,400, though specialists say underreporting in affected nations means the true numbers likely are much higher.

The US effort will be funded by $500 million in overseas contingency funding that the Pentagon wants to redirect to humanitarian missions. Specifically, the mission will include the training of as many as 500 new doctors and health care workers each week; the construction of at least 17 health care facilities in the region; the establishment of a joint command center in Monrovia, Liberia; and the distribution of home health-care kits in affected areas.

Others blasted the administration for taking a bite out of the Pentagon budget. "You can't have it both ways. You can't slash our defense budget on one hand, while expecting our military to do it on the other," said Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK), the ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Committee.

    Participating counts on VoteMatch question 14. Question 14: Support American Exceptionalism Scores: -2=Strongly oppose; -1=Oppose; 0=neutral; 1=Support; 2=Strongly support.
  • Topic: Foreign Policy
  • Headline: $500M and 3,000 troops to Africa to fight Ebola (Score: -1)
  • Headline 2: $500M and 3,000 troops to Africa to fight Ebola (Score: -2)

    Participating counts on AmericansElect question 5.
  • Headline: $500M and 3,000 troops to Africa to fight Ebola (Answer: C)
  • Headline 2: $500M and 3,000 troops to Africa to fight Ebola (Answer: D)
  • AmericansElect Quiz Question 5 on Foreign Policy: When you think about the US pursuing its interests abroad, which of the following is closest to your opinion?
    • A: The US should always act in its own interest regardless of what other countries think
    • B: The US should rarely listen to other countries
    • C: The US should listen to other countries more often than not
    • D: The US should always listen to other countries before pursuing its own interests
    • E: Unsure

  • 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_HRes701

Karen Bass s2pCalifornia Democrat 
Joyce Beatty s1sOhio DemocratAug 1, 2014
Timothy Bishop s1sNew York DemocratAug 1, 2014
Suzanne Bonamici s1sOregon DemocratAug 1, 2014
Corrine Brown s1sFlorida DemocratJul 31, 2014
Julia Brownley s1sCalifornia DemocratJul 31, 2014
Lois Capps s1sCalifornia Democrat (retiring 2016)Aug 1, 2014
John Carney s1sDE Democratic candidate for GovernorAug 1, 2014
Andre Carson s1sIndiana DemocratJul 31, 2014
David Cicilline s1sRhode Island DemocratJul 31, 2014
Yvette Clarke s1sNew York DemocratJul 31, 2014
Emmanuel Cleaver s1sMissouri DemocratAug 1, 2014
James Clyburn s1sSouth Carolina DemocratJul 31, 2014
Gerry Connolly s1sVirginia DemocratJul 31, 2014
John Conyers s1sMichigan DemocratJul 31, 2014
Joe Courtney s1sConnecticut DemocratAug 1, 2014
Joseph Crowley s1sNew York DemocratJul 31, 2014
Danny Davis s1sIllinois DemocratJul 31, 2014
Susan Davis s1sCalifornia DemocratJul 31, 2014
John Delaney s1sMaryland DemocratAug 1, 2014
Suzan DelBene s1sWashington DemocratAug 1, 2014
Ted Deutch s1sFlorida DemocratJul 31, 2014
Lloyd Doggett s1sTexas DemocratAug 1, 2014
Donna Edwards s1sMaryland Democrat (retiring 2016)Aug 1, 2014
Keith Ellison s1sMinnesota DemocratJul 31, 2014
Eliot Engel s1sNew York Democrat/LiberalJul 31, 2014
Bill Enyart s1sIllinois DemocratAug 1, 2014
Anna Eshoo s1sCalifornia DemocratAug 1, 2014
Chaka Fattah s1sPennsylvania DemocratJul 31, 2014
Lois Frankel s1sFlorida DemocratJul 31, 2014
Marcia Fudge s1sOhio DemocratAug 1, 2014
Tulsi Gabbard s1sHawaii DemocratJul 31, 2014
Joe Garcia s1sFlorida DemocratAug 1, 2014
Al Green s1sTexas DemocratJul 31, 2014
Raul Grijalva s1sArizona DemocratAug 1, 2014
Janice Hahn s1sCalifornia Democrat (retiring 2016)Aug 1, 2014
Alcee Hastings s1sFlorida DemocratJul 31, 2014
Denny Heck s1sWashington DemocratAug 1, 2014
Mike Honda s1sCalifornia DemocratJul 31, 2014
Jared Huffman s1sCalifornia DemocratAug 1, 2014
Sheila Jackson Lee s1sTexas DemocratJul 31, 2014
Hakeem Jeffries s1sNew York DemocratAug 1, 2014
Eddie Bernice Johnson s1sTexas DemocratJul 31, 2014
Bill Keating s1sMassachusetts DemocratJul 31, 2014
Robin Kelly s1sIllinois DemocratJul 31, 2014
Joe Kennedy III s1sMassachusetts DemocratAug 1, 2014
Derek Kilmer s1sWashington DemocratAug 1, 2014
Annie Kuster s1sNew Hampshire DemocratJul 31, 2014
James Langevin s1oRhode Island DemocratSep 8, 2014
Barbara Lee s1sCalifornia DemocratJul 31, 2014
Sander Levin s1sMichigan DemocratJul 31, 2014
John Lewis s1sGeorgia DemocratJul 31, 2014
Alan Lowenthal s1sCalifornia DemocratJul 31, 2014
Carolyn Maloney s1sNew York Democrat/LiberalAug 1, 2014
Jim Matheson s1sUtah Democrat (retiring 2014)Aug 1, 2014
Doris Matsui s1sCalifornia DemocratAug 1, 2014
Betty McCollum s1sMinnesota DemocratJul 31, 2014
Jim McDermott s1sWashington DemocratJul 31, 2014
Jim McGovern s1sMassachusetts DemocratJul 31, 2014
Gloria Negrete McLeod s1sCalifornia Democrat (County run 2014)Jul 31, 2014
Jerry McNerney s1sCalifornia DemocratAug 1, 2014
Gregory Meeks s1sNew York Dem./Working-FamiliesJul 31, 2014
Grace Meng s1sNew York DemocratAug 1, 2014
Gwen Moore s1sWisconsin DemocratJul 31, 2014
Patrick Murphy s1sFL Democratic Senate candidateAug 1, 2014
Rick Nolan s1sMinnesota DemocratAug 1, 2014
Eleanor Holmes Norton s1sDistrict of Columbia DemocratJul 31, 2014
Donald Payne s1sNew Jersey Former Democrat(Deceased 2012)Jul 31, 2014
Mark Pocan s1sWisconsin DemocratAug 1, 2014
David Eugene Price s1sNorth Carolina DemocratJul 31, 2014
Cedric Richmond s1sLouisiana DemocratJul 31, 2014
Lucille Roybal-Allard s1sCalifornia DemocratJul 31, 2014
Bobby Rush s1sIllinois DemocratJul 31, 2014
Linda Sanchez s1sCalifornia DemocratAug 1, 2014
Brad Schneider s1sIllinois DemocratJul 31, 2014
Allyson Schwartz s1sPA Democratic ChallengerAug 1, 2014
David Scott s1sGeorgia DemocratJul 31, 2014
Terri Sewell s1sAlabama DemocratJul 31, 2014
Brad Sherman s1oCalifornia DemocratNov 14, 2014
Albio Sires s1sNew Jersey DemocratJul 31, 2014
Eric Swalwell s1sCalifornia DemocratAug 1, 2014
Bennie Thompson s1sMississippi DemocratJul 31, 2014
Mike Thompson s1sCalifornia DemocratAug 1, 2014
John Tierney s1sMassachusetts DemocratAug 1, 2014
Niki Tsongas s1sMassachusetts DemocratAug 1, 2014
Juan Vargas s1sCalifornia DemocratJul 31, 2014
Filemon Vela s1sTexas DemocratAug 1, 2014
Debbie Wasserman Schultz s1sFlorida DemocratAug 1, 2014
Maxine Waters s1sCalifornia DemocratAug 1, 2014
Peter Welch s1sVermont DemocratAug 1, 2014
Frederica Wilson s1sFlorida DemocratJul 31, 2014
John Yarmuth s1sKentucky DemocratAug 1, 2014

Republicans participating in 14_HRes701

Steve Chabot s1sOhio RepublicanJul 31, 2014
Tom Marino s1sPennsylvania RepublicanJul 31, 2014
Ted Poe s1sTexas RepublicanJul 31, 2014
Dana Rohrabacher s1sCalifornia RepublicanJul 31, 2014
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen s1sFlorida RepublicanJul 31, 2014
Matt Salmon s1sArizona RepublicanJul 31, 2014
Frank Wolf s1sVirginia Republican (retiring 2014)Jul 31, 2014

Independents participating in 14_HRes701

Donna Christensen s1sVirgin Islands Governor candidate 2014Jul 31, 2014

Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 92
Republicans: 7
Independents: 1

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