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Florida Congressional Delegation votes to defund our Veterans and fund Illegals

Heritage Action for America reports, “The budget agreement crafted by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) would lift the discretionary spending caps to $1.012 trillion in 2014 and $1.014 trillion in 2015 and increase revenues through an assortment of tax increases (which are labeled fees) in exchange for promises of future spending reductions.”

The deal represents an immediate increase in federal spending — $63 billion over the next two years. This is a significant achievement for President Obama, who believes that government spending is a panacea to America’s economic woes.The deal also relies upon promises of future cuts to offset the immediate spending increases. Amazingly, negotiators moved roughly a third of the deficit reduction ($28 billion in cuts) to 2022. By increasing spending, increasing fees and offering up another round of promises waiting to be broken, the deal represents a step backwards.

Newsmax reports, “Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., is urging both parties to work through Christmas if necessary to keep the bipartisan budget deal from harming disabled veterans. Ayotte has filed two amendments she says would pay for the $6 billion lost by restoring cuts to veterans’ retirement benefits, but she said Tuesday on CNN’s ‘The Lead with Jake Tapper’ that her amendments will not be taken up by the Democrat-controlled Senate.” These amendments failed.

The Florida Congressional Delegation is co-Chaired by Rep. Vern Buchanan (R FL-16) and Alcee Hastings (D FL-20). The following is how members of the Florida Congressional Delegation voted for the Ryan-Murray Budget:

Republican members voting YES:

FL 1 REP. JEFF MILLER
FL 15 REP. DENNIS ROSS
FL 7 REP. JOHN MICA
FL 3 REP. TED YOHO
FL 12 REP. GUS BILIRAKIS
FL 2 REP. STEVE SOUTHERLAND
FL 17 REP. TOM ROONEY
FL 16 REP. VERN BUCHANAN
FL 4 REP. ANDER CRENSHAW
FL 27 REP. ILEANA ROS-LEHTINEN

Democrat members voting YES:

FL 9 REP. ALAN GRAYSON
FL 14 REP. KATHY CASTOR
FL 23 REP. DEBBIE WASSERMAN SCHULTZ
FL 21 REP. TED DEUTCH
FL 18 REP. PATRICK MURPHY
FL 24 REP. FREDERICA WILSON
FL 20 REP. ALCEE HASTINGS
FL 26 REP. JOE GARCIA

The following Florida Delegation members voted NO:

FL 6 REP. RON DESANTIS (R)
FL 11 REP. RICHARD NUGENT (R)
FL 8 REP. BILL POSEY (R)
FL 10 REP. DANIEL WEBSTER (R)
FL 22 REP. LOIS FRANKEL (D)

The following Florida Delegation members DID NOT VOTE:

FL 19 REP. TREY RADEL
FL 5 REP. CORRINE BROWN