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15_H401 on Jan 16, 2015

Bill Sponsorship: H.R.401 & S.165
Source: Detaining Terrorists to Protect America Act
Congressional Summary: To extend and enhance limitations on the transfer or release of individuals detained at Guantanamo Bay. No amounts appropriated for any agency of the US Government may be used, for two years, to construct or modify any facility in the US, to house an individual detained at Guantanamo.

Proponents reasons for voting YEA: Rep. WALORSKI: 21 terrorists have been released just in November alone to foreign countries. This measure would repeal current law that has allowed the administration to transfer prisoners to foreign countries and reduce the population at GTMO down to 127. Detainees at GTMO pose a real threat to our national security. HR 401 would prohibit any detainee transfers to Yemen. Yemen's branch of al Qaeda was founded by former GTMO detainees. We cannot risk trusting the world's most dangerous terrorists to its most dangerous places, nor should we simply cut them loose in rich, stable countries with no security safeguards in place.

Opponents reasons for voting NAY: (CloseGuantanamo.org article, Jan. 2015): The prison at Guantanamo Bay has been open for 13 years. In 2009, President Obama pledged to close Guantanamo within a year. Yet it remains open, undermining America's values and national security. Almost half of the remaining 122 prisoners--55 men in total--were cleared for release in 2010 through 2013. Some of these men were previously cleared by the Bush Administration--some as long ago as 2004. It is unacceptable that the U.S. government continues to hold men that its own national security experts have recommended for release or transfer, and that Congress has intervened to maintain this deplorable state of affairs. We call for the immediate closure of Guantanamo. Guantanamo harms our nation every day it stays open, and it continues to serve as a potent symbol for terrorist recruitment. Also see equivalent Senate bill S.165

    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: Homeland Security
  • Headline: No transfers of Gitmo prisoners to US or abroad (Score: 2)
  • Headline 2: No transfers of Gitmo prisoners to US or abroad (Score: 2)

    Participating counts on AmericansElect question 5.
  • Headline: No transfers of Gitmo prisoners to US or abroad (Answer: A)
  • Headline 2: No transfers of Gitmo prisoners to US or abroad (Answer: A)
  • 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 15_H401

Republicans participating in 15_H401

Brian Babin s1oTexas Republican House MemberFeb 13, 2015
Andy Barr s1oKentucky RepublicanFeb 5, 2015
Mo Brooks s1oAlabama RepublicanFeb 27, 2015
Susan Brooks s1oIndiana RepublicanJan 27, 2015
Larry Bucshon s1oIndiana RepublicanFeb 27, 2015
Bradley Byrne s1oAlabama Republican NomineeJan 21, 2015
Mike Coffman s1oColorado RepublicanJan 27, 2015
Paul Cook s1oCalifornia RepublicanJan 21, 2015
Ander Crenshaw s1oFlorida RepublicanJan 30, 2015
Randy Forbes s1oVirginia RepublicanMar 10, 2015
Trent Franks s1oArizona RepublicanJan 21, 2015
Andy Harris s1oMaryland RepublicanFeb 5, 2015
Jaime Herrera s1oWashington RepublicanFeb 5, 2015
Jody Hice s1oGeorgia Republican House MemberFeb 13, 2015
French Hill s1oArkansas Republican House MemberFeb 13, 2015
Duncan Hunter s1oCalifornia Republican (Retiring 2008)Jan 21, 2015
Sam Johnson s1oTexas RepublicanJan 27, 2015
Doug Lamborn s1oColorado RepublicanJan 21, 2015
Luke Messer s1oIndiana RepublicanJan 27, 2015
John Moolenaar s1oMichigan Republican House MemberFeb 13, 2015
Robert Pittenger s1oNorth Carolina RepublicanJan 21, 2015
Ted Poe s1oTexas RepublicanJan 30, 2015
Mike Pompeo s1oKansas RepublicanJan 27, 2015
Todd Rokita s1oIndiana RepublicanJan 27, 2015
Keith Rothfus s1oPennsylvania RepublicanFeb 27, 2015
Aaron Schock s1oIllinois Republican (resigned 2015)Jan 27, 2015
Austin Scott s1oGeorgia RepublicanFeb 5, 2015
Christopher Smith s1oNew Jersey RepublicanFeb 5, 2015
Jackie Walorski s2pIndiana Republican
Brad Wenstrup s1oOhio RepublicanJan 16, 2015
Joe Wilson s1oSouth Carolina RepublicanJan 21, 2015
Rob Wittman s1oVA Republican 2017 Gubernatorial candidateJan 27, 2015
Ryan Zinke s1oMontana Republican House MemberJan 27, 2015

Independents participating in 15_H401

Darrell Issa s1oCA03 Former Initiator of Gubernatorial Recall (2003)Feb 10, 2015
Mick Mulvaney s1oSC Budget DirectorFeb 5, 2015

Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 0
Republicans: 33
Independents: 2

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