Eleven Yo.

Three side with the rule of law. Eleven put a blue ribbon on his prize.

IllegalsWell .. craps.

For those of you getting a little excited about being able to finally be proud of our Michigan delegation?  It’ll have to wait another day, or week, or decade in all likelihood. The vote? Three Michigan Republicans voted to enforce the rule of law through the ONE tool that congress has.

FINAL VOTE RESULTS FOR ROLL CALL 109
      H R 240      YEA-AND-NAY      3-Mar-2015      3:14 PM
QUESTION:  On Motion to Recede and Concur in the Senate Amendment
BILL TITLE: Making appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2015, and for other purposes

U.S. House of Representatives  
 
Representative Justin Amash (R) Voted NO on funding amnesty
3rd District – Cascade Township  
Committee:  
Oversight and Government Reform  
114 Cannon House Office Building  
Washington, D.C. 20515-2204  
(202) 225-3831  
(202) 225-5144 (fax)  
Contact Information: https://amash.house.gov/contact-me/email-me  
Website:http://amash.house.gov/  
 
Representative Dan Benishek (R) Voted Yes to fund amnesty
1st District – Crystal Falls  
Committees:  
Natural Resources;  
Veteran’s Affairs  
514 Cannon House Office Building  
Washington, D.C. 20515-2204  
(202) 225-4735  
(202) 225-4710 (fax)  
Contact Information: https://benishek.house.gov/contact-me/email-me  
Website:http://benishek.house.gov/  

Representative Mike Bishop (R) Voted Yes to fund amnesty
8th District – Rochester  
Committees:  
Education & the Workforce;  
Judiciary  
428 Cannon House Office Building  
Washington, DC 20515  
(202) 225-4872  
(202) 225-5820 (fax)  
Contact Information: https://mikebishop.house.gov/contact  
Website: https://mikebishop.house.gov  
 
Representative John Conyers, Jr. (D) Voted Yes to fund amnesty
13th District – Detroit  
Committee:  
Judiciary, Ranking Minority Member  
2426 Rayburn House Office Building  
Washington, D.C. 20515-2214  
(202) 225-5126  
(202) 225-0072 (fax)  
Contact Information: http://conyers.house.gov/index.cfm/contact  
Website:http://conyers.house.gov/  
 
Representative Debbie Dingell (D) Voted Yes to fund amnesty
12th District – Dearborn  
Committee:  
Budget  
Natural Resources  
116 Cannon House Office Building  
Washington, DC 20515  
(202) 225-4071  
(202) 226-0371 (fax)  
Contact Information: https://debbiedingell.house.gov/contact  
Website: https://debbiedingell.house.gov  
 
Representative Bill Huizenga (R) Voted NO on funding amnesty
2nd District – Zeeland  
Committee:  
Financial Services  
1217 Longworth House Office Building  
Washington, D.C. 20515-2209  
(202) 225-4401  
(202) 225-0779 (fax)  
Contact Information: http://huizenga.house.gov/contact/  
Website:http://huizenga.house.gov/  
 
Representative Dan Kildee (D) Voted Yes to fund amnesty
5th District – Flint  
Committee:  
Financial Services  
227 Cannon House Office Building  
Washington, D.C. 20515-2209  
(202) 225-3611  
Contact Information: http://dankildee.house.gov/contact  
Website:http://dankildee.house.gov/  
 
Representative Brenda Lawrence (D) Voted Yes to fund amnesty
14th District – Southfield  
Committee:  
Oversight and Government  
Small Business  
1237 Longworth House Office Building  
Washington, DC 20515  
(202) 225-5802  
(202) 226-2256 (fax)  
Contact Information: https://lawrence.house.gov/contact  
Website: https://lawrence.house.gov  
 
Representative Sander Levin (D) Voted Yes to fund amnesty
9th District – Royal Oak  
Committee:  
Ways and Means, Ranking Minority Member  
1236 Longworth House Office Building  
Washington, D.C. 20515-2212  
(888) 810-3880  
(202) 226-1033 (fax)  
Contact Information: https://levin.house.gov/contact-me  
Website:  
 
Representative Candice Miller (R) Voted Yes to fund amnesty
10th District – St. Clair Shores  
Committees:  
House Administration, Chair  
Homeland Security;  
Transportation and Infrastructure  
320 Cannon House Office Building  
Washington, D.C. 20515-2213  
(202) 225-2106  
(202) 226-1169(fax)  
Contact Information: http://candicemiller.house.gov/contact  
Website:http://candicemiller.house.gov/  
 
Representative John Moolenaar (R) Voted Yes to fund amnesty
4th District – Midland  
Committees:  
Agriculture  
Budget  
Science, Space, and Technology  
117 Cannon House Office Building  
Washington, DC 20515  
(202) 225-3561  
(202) 225-9679 (fax)  
Contact Information: https://moolenaar.house.gov/contact  
Website: https://moolenaar.house.gov  
 
Representative Dave Trott (R) Voted Yes to fund amnesty
11th District – Birmingham  
Committees:  
Foreign Affairs  
Judiciary  
1722 Longworth House Office Building  
Washington, DC 20515  
(202) 225-8171  
(202) 225-6393 (fax)  
Contact Information: https://trott.house.gov/contact  
Website: https://trott.house.gov/  
 
Representative Fred Upton (R) Voted Yes to fund amnesty
6th District – St. Joseph  
Committee:  
Energy and Commerce, Chair  
2183 Rayburn House Office Building  
Washington, D.C. 20515-2206  
(202) 225-3761  
(202) 225-4986 (fax)  
Contact Information: http://upton.house.gov/contact/  
Website: http://upton.house.gov/  
 
Representative Tim Walberg (R) Voted NO on funding amnesty
7th District – Tipton  
Committees:  
Education and the Workforce;  
Homeland Security;  
Oversight and Government Reform  
2436 Rayburn House Office Building  
Washington, D.C. 20515-2206  
(202) 225-6276  
(202) 225-6281 (fax)  
Contact Information: http://walberg.house.gov/contact/  
Website: http://walberg.house.gov/  

 

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  10 comments for “Eleven Yo.

  1. George Paolacci
    March 4, 2015 at 4:31 am

    Republican voting reflects their view that they are more comfortable being in the minority rather than leading. At that point being blamed for things such as gov't shutdowns doesn't entail the same political consequences. And a pat on the head every now and then for being a good little boy or girl is preferable to being considered uncaring. Especially in the Senate when McConnell could have eliminated the filibuster (isn't that what "Dirty" Harry Reid "invoked" to overcome filibusters relating to judicial nominations?) to allow for a simple majority vote to fund DHS except for the portion which funded "amnesty" instead of enforcement.
    I wonder if we can still find 56 courageous men (and/or women) in the country.

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  2. KG One
    March 4, 2015 at 8:41 am

    So lessee here...

    "The queen of pork" Candice Miller.

    "Proof that enough money can buy anything"...Dave Trott.

    "What was in that Constitution I just read a few weeks ago" John Moolenaar.

    "The man personally responsible for the demise of the incandescent light bulb" Fred Upton.

    "Boy, did Granholm pull a fast one on me with that income tax hike bill" Mike Bishop.

    "Obamacare? You mean this wasn't another CR vote " Dan Benishek.

    Umm, remind me why we are constantly badgered into supporting anyone with a "-r" after their name?

    We get speeches that sound like this cajoling us to vote for "Team R", yet when it comes time for these "conservatives" to take action, we see this.

    I'd really like to have someone explain to me why anyone should waste their vote when this is pretty much what we get once a republican is actually elected?

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  3. Corinthian Scales
    March 4, 2015 at 9:11 am

    Gee, knock me over with a feather.

    I am yet to understand why anyone would be surprised by these votes. For record, Walberg funded amnesty if one reviews linked information above.

    So did this guy who championed a $500,000,000.00 theft of taxpayer's money.

    Is the above not an indicator of who Bill was a staffer for?

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  4. 10x25MM
    March 4, 2015 at 10:32 am

    This is a result of Team R not having any competent legislative strategists, and a dearth of solidarity. They should have regularly extended the DHS appropriation only in weekly increments, to the exclusion of all other legislative business. Eventually, something the Democrats want badly [Medicare reimbursements, Highway Trust Fund, etc.] would come due and become a pressing issue. Then Team R would tell the Democrats that, to get what they want, the Senate has to pass - and Obama has to sign - an 'unclean' DHS appropriation. Extortion can be played two ways.

    The Obama media flacks can be handled too. When questioned about this 'groundhog day' strategy, every Team R player responds that Dear Leader has clearly demonstrated that the legislative branch is superfluous. "I fully expect that President Obama will fix [Insert media flack's pressing issue here] by executive order. There is no reason for the legislative branch take any action. We are now obsolete in today's federal government." Pretty quickly Obama's bitches in the media would get the message, and the lefties in the American public as well.

    But this strategy requires competent leadership and solidarity amongst Team R players. Sorely lacking today.

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    • March 4, 2015 at 11:07 am

      Wish you were plotting the resistance. We are lost with the few from Michigan who have ZERO clue of their constitutional responsibility backing up the weeper.

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    • KG One
      March 4, 2015 at 12:36 pm

      You won't need to wait very long for that.

      After the King v. Burwell decision from SCOTUS, the d's will be kicking and screaming like little children over the millions "dependent" on federal largess.

      Now, here's why your idea won't work 10X25mm: Given their past performance in standing up for actual conservative values (see above for latest example), the r's will unquestionably surrender and give them everything they want (if not more).

      Anyone wanna take bets on how long it'll take them to cave?

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      • 10x25MM
        March 4, 2015 at 2:13 pm

        "Given their past performance in standing up for actual conservative values (see above for latest example), the r's will unquestionably surrender and give them everything they want (if not more)."

        Defeatism. While I fully accept that past history justifies a defeatist attitude, it is our responsibility as the grass roots to challenge defeatism amongst our representatives. If not us, who? If not now, when?

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        • Corinthian Scales
          March 4, 2015 at 2:37 pm

          Well, I reckon a choice needs to be made. Either get on some shoes and pound on a few desks or, open your wallet.

          But Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, co-wrote a Wall Street Journal opinion piece Monday with GOP Reps. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin and John Kline of Minnesota proposing an “off ramp” to the Affordable Care Act if the court strikes down the subsidies. Their plan would kill the mandate to buy health insurance but give consumers more control over alternative tax credits they could choose for coverage.

          “No family should pay for this administration’s overreach,” they wrote in the Monday op-ed.

          MORE

          Yep. The same three bastards who funded RomneyBamaCare and amnesty.

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        • KG One
          March 4, 2015 at 3:16 pm

          I wouldn't go so far as to call it "defeatism", I'd call it experience from past interactions with our non-representing "representatives".

          I have no problems writing e-mails and making calls. Yes, they often get vague non-committal responses (although mostly they get flat-out ignored). But guess who gets solicitation requests for donations promising to fight the next {fill-in-the-blank} generic democrat?

          What I would be curious to read about is anything new to change the overriding mindset of the republican kakistocracy. Since TPTB has no problem infuriating the grassroots base, I'm open to new suggestions.

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          • 10x25MM
            March 4, 2015 at 3:45 pm

            Sarcasm and humor are inexpensive and work best on our unrepresentatives, yet are least used by the base. Passion is great, but generally get you labeled as a crank. Come up with a funny or fun line of attack and you can move mountains.

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