How did the FL Congressional Delegation vote on the $1.1 Trillion Omnibus Spending Bill?
It seems Congress just can’t cut spending or the debt these days. Of course, it is an election year and you would think with all the Florida Congressional delegation members up for reelection in 2014 they would be just a little bit fiscally conservative. If you believe that I have a bridge from Miami to Cuba to sell to you.
The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2014 (H.R.3547), better known as the omnibus appropriations package, increases base discretionary spending by $24 billion in FY 2014. Heritage Action states, “The omnibus takes the country in the wrong direction, both in terms of policy and overall spending levels.”
This omnibus bill funds a Tamiami Trail Project (subject to availability of funds) and acquiring lands for Everglades restoration. The word “abortion” appears twenty-seven times in the bill. The word “sterilization” appears six times and the words “subsidy and “healthcare” eleven times each.
Sorry no tax refunds are in the bill for us Floridians.
“On top of increasing overall spending the $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill irresponsibly increases funding for failing programs like Head Start, funds flood insurance subsidies, and pays for ineffective green energy projects. Additionally, an Obamacare funding loophole could provide subsidies to health plans that cover abortion,” notes Heritage Action.
Heritage Action reports, “Lawmakers and their constituents had less than 48 hours to read the 1,582-page bill before the House voted. On Wednesday, the House passed the $1.1 trillion spending bill, 359 to 67 (with three liberals voting no). Now the spending bill moves to the Senate, where a vote is expected this week. The omnibus takes the country in the wrong direction, both in terms of policy and overall spending levels.”
So how did the Florida Congressional delegation vote? Here are who voted YES, NO and DNV:
Voted YES on Omnibus Spending Bill:
FL 19 REP. TREY RADEL (R)
FL 1 REP. JEFF MILLER (R)
FL 15 REP. DENNIS ROSS (R)
FL 7 REP. JOHN MICA (R)
FL 3 REP. TED YOHO (R)
FL 12 REP. GUS BILIRAKIS (R)
FL 2 REP. STEVE SOUTHERLAND (R)
FL 17 REP. TOM ROONEY (R)
FL 10 REP. DANIEL WEBSTER (R)
FL 4 REP. ANDER CRENSHAW (R)
FL 25 REP. MARIO DIAZ-BALART (R)
FL 27 REP. ILEANA ROS-LEHTINEN (R)
FL 9 REP. ALAN GRAYSON (D)
FL 5 REP. CORRINE BROWN (D)
FL 14 REP. KATHY CASTOR (D)
FL 22 REP. LOIS FRANKEL (D)
FL 23 REP. DEBBIE WASSERMAN SCHULTZ (D)
FL 21 REP. TED DEUTCH (D)
FL 18 REP. PATRICK MURPHY (D)
FL 24 REP. FREDERICA WILSON (D)
FL 20 REP. ALCEE HASTINGS (D)
FL 26 REP. JOE GARCIA (D)
Voted NO on Omnibus Spending Bill:
FL 6 REP. RON DESANTIS (R)
FL 11 REP. RICHARD NUGENT (R)
FL 8 REP. BILL POSEY (R)
Did not vote (DNV) on Omnibus Spending Bill:
FL 16 REP. VERN BUCHANAN (R)
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