Kansas' four congressional leaders split in half on House farm bill
By The News staff
Republicans Tim Huelskamp, R-Hutchinson; and Mike Pompeo, R-Wichita voted no on the House's version of the farm bill,splitting the vote with Kevin Yoder, R-Overland Park ; and Lynn Jenkins, R-Holton, both voted yes.
The Federal Agriculture and Reform and Risk Management Act failed 234-195 Thursday.
Pompeo said in a statement that he was concerned with the "out-of-control food stamp program that swallows up 80 percent of this trillion-dollar bill before we even get to agriculture policy."
He also was concerned about the energy title, saying it provided millions to politically favored industries like "green energy" and a "Soviet-style milk program that raises the cost of dairy staples for every Kansas consumer."
Huelskamp, the Big First leader who was ousted from the House Agriculture Committee last winter, also said he was against the amount dedicated to food stamp spending and couldn't vote for something that only authorized areform of $20 billion, which he stated was only 15 percent of the reduction House Republican leadership had promised.
"I could not vote for a bill that locks in the massive expansion of the food stamp program and spends nearly 80 cents fo every dollar on food stamps," he said. "Food stamp spending has nearly tripled since 2002."
Huelskamp also said more people voted for his amendment to reform food stamps than voted in favor of the farm bill. He was the lead sponsor of an amendment that would have created additional work requirements for food stamps recipients.
According to the Associated Press, voting yes were 24 Democrats and 171 Republicans.
Voting no were 172 Democrats and 62 Republicans.
X denotes those not voting.
Democrats - Sewell, N.
Republicans - Aderholt, Y; Bachus, Y; Bonner, Y; Brooks, Y; Roby, Y; Rogers, Y.
Republicans - Young, Y.
Democrats - Barber, Y; Grijalva, N; Kirkpatrick, N; Pastor, N; Sinema, Y.
Republicans - Franks, N; Gosar, Y; Salmon, N; Schweikert, N.
Republicans - Cotton, N; Crawford, Y; Griffin, Y; Womack, Y.
Democrats - Bass, N; Becerra, N; Bera, Y; Brownley, Y; Capps, N; Cardenas, N; Chu, N; Costa, Y; Davis, N; Eshoo, N; Farr, Y; Garamendi, Y; Hahn, N; Honda, X; Huffman, N; Lee, N; Lofgren, N; Lowenthal, N; Matsui, N; McNerney, Y; Miller, George, N; Napolitano, N; Negrete McLeod, N; Pelosi, N; Peters, N; Roybal-Allard, N; Ruiz, N; Sanchez, Linda T., N; Sanchez, Loretta, N; Schiff, N; Sherman, N; Speier, N; Swalwell, N; Takano, N; Thompson, N; Vargas, N; Waters, N; Waxman, N.
Republicans - Calvert, Y; Campbell, Y; Cook, N; Denham, Y; Hunter, Y; Issa, Y; LaMalfa, Y; McCarthy, Y; McClintock, N; McKeon, Y; Miller, Gary, X; Nunes, Y; Rohrabacher, N; Royce, N; Valadao, Y.
Democrats - DeGette, N; Perlmutter, N; Polis, N.
Republicans - Coffman, N; Gardner, Y; Lamborn, N; Tipton, Y.
Democrats - Courtney, N; DeLauro, N; Esty, N; Himes, N; Larson, N.
Democrats - Carney, N.
Democrats - Brown, N; Castor, N; Deutch, N; Frankel, N; Garcia, Y; Grayson, N; Hastings, N; Murphy, Y; Wasserman Schultz, N; Wilson, N.
Republicans - Bilirakis, N; Buchanan, Y; Crenshaw, Y; DeSantis, N; Diaz-Balart, Y; Mica, Y; Miller, N; Nugent, Y; Posey, N; Radel, N; Rooney, Y; Ros-Lehtinen, Y; Ross, Y; Southerland, Y; Webster, Y; Yoho, Y; Young, N.
Democrats - Barrow, Y; Bishop, N; Johnson, N; Lewis, N; Scott, David, N.
Republicans - Broun, N; Collins, N; Gingrey, N; Graves, N; Kingston, Y; Price, N; Scott, Austin, Y; Westmoreland, Y; Woodall, Y.
Democrats - Gabbard, N; Hanabusa, N.
Republicans - Labrador, N; Simpson, Y.
Democrats - Bustos, Y; Davis, Danny, N; Duckworth, N; Enyart, Y; Foster, N; Gutierrez, N; Kelly, N; Lipinski, N; Quigley, N; Rush, N; Schakowsky, N; Schneider, N.
Republicans - Davis, Rodney, Y; Hultgren, Y; Kinzinger, Y; Roskam, Y; Schock, Y; Shimkus, Y.
Democrats - Carson, N; Visclosky, N.
Republicans - Brooks, Y; Bucshon, Y; Messer, Y; Rokita, Y; Stutzman, N; Walorski, Y; Young, Y.
Democrats - Braley, Y; Loebsack, Y.
Republicans - King, Y; Latham, Y.
Republicans - Huelskamp, N; Jenkins, Y; Pompeo, N; Yoder, Y.
Democrats - Yarmuth, N.
Republicans - Barr, Y; Guthrie, Y; Massie, N; Rogers, Y; Whitfield, Y.
Democrats - Richmond, N.
Republicans - Alexander, Y; Boustany, Y; Cassidy, Y; Fleming, N; Scalise, N.
Democrats - Michaud, N; Pingree, N.
Democrats - Cummings, N; Delaney, N; Edwards, N; Hoyer, N; Ruppersberger, N; Sarbanes, N; Van Hollen, N.
Republicans - Harris, Y.
Democrats - Capuano, N; Keating, N; Kennedy, N; Lynch, N; Markey, X; McGovern, N; Neal, N; Tierney, N; Tsongas, N.
Democrats - Conyers, N; Dingell, N; Kildee, N; Levin, N; Peters, Y.
Republicans - Amash, N; Benishek, Y; Bentivolio, Y; Camp, Y; Huizenga, Y; Miller, Y; Rogers, Y; Upton, Y; Walberg, Y.
Democrats - Ellison, N; McCollum, N; Nolan, N; Peterson, Y; Walz, Y.
Republicans - Bachmann, N; Kline, Y; Paulsen, Y.
Democrats - Thompson, N.
Republicans - Harper, Y; Nunnelee, Y; Palazzo, Y.
Democrats - Clay, N; Cleaver, N.
Republicans - Graves, Y; Hartzler, Y; Long, Y; Luetkemeyer, Y; Smith, Y; Wagner, Y.
Republicans - Daines, Y.
Republicans - Fortenberry, Y; Smith, Y; Terry, Y.
Democrats - Horsford, N; Titus, N.
Republicans - Amodei, Y; Heck, N.
Democrats - Kuster, N; Shea-Porter, N.
Democrats - Andrews, N; Holt, N; Pallone, N; Pascrell, N; Payne, N; Sires, N.
Republicans - Frelinghuysen, Y; Garrett, N; Lance, N; LoBiondo, N; Runyan, Y; Smith, N.
Democrats - Lujan Grisham, N; Lujan, Ben Ray, N.
Republicans - Pearce, Y.
Democrats - Bishop, N; Clarke, N; Crowley, N; Engel, N; Higgins, N; Israel, N; Jeffries, N; Lowey, N; Maffei, N; Maloney, Carolyn, N; Maloney, Sean, N; McCarthy, X; Meeks, N; Meng, N; Nadler, N; Owens, Y; Rangel, N; Serrano, N; Slaughter, X; Tonko, N; Velazquez, N.
Republicans - Collins, Y; Gibson, Y; Grimm, Y; Hanna, Y; King, Y; Reed, Y.
Democrats - Butterfield, N; McIntyre, Y; Price, N; Watt, N.
Republicans - Coble, Y; Ellmers, Y; Foxx, Y; Holding, Y; Hudson, Y; Jones, N; McHenry, Y; Meadows, Y; Pittenger, N.
Republicans - Cramer, Y.
Democrats - Beatty, N; Fudge, N; Kaptur, N; Ryan, N.
Republicans - Boehner, Y; Chabot, N; Gibbs, Y; Johnson, Y; Jordan, N; Joyce, Y; Latta, Y; Renacci, Y; Stivers, Y; Tiberi, Y; Turner, Y; Wenstrup, N.
Republicans - Bridenstine, N; Cole, Y; Lankford, Y; Lucas, Y; Mullin, Y.
Democrats - Blumenauer, N; Bonamici, N; DeFazio, N; Schrader, Y.
Republicans - Walden, Y.
Democrats - Brady, N; Cartwright, N; Doyle, N; Fattah, N; Schwartz, N.
Republicans - Barletta, Y; Dent, Y; Fitzpatrick, Y; Gerlach, Y; Kelly, Y; Marino, Y; Meehan, N; Murphy, Y; Perry, N; Pitts, N; Rothfus, N; Shuster, N; Thompson, Y.
Democrats - Cicilline, N; Langevin, N.
Democrats - Clyburn, N.
Republicans - Duncan, N; Gowdy, N; Mulvaney, N; Rice, Y; Sanford, N; Wilson, Y.
Republicans - Noem, Y.
Democrats - Cohen, N; Cooper, N.
Republicans - Black, Y; Blackburn, Y; DesJarlais, Y; Duncan, N; Fincher, Y; Fleischmann, Y; Roe, Y.
Democrats - Castro, N; Cuellar, Y; Doggett, N; Gallego, N; Green, Al, N; Green, Gene, N; Hinojosa, N; Jackson Lee, N; Johnson, E. B., N; O'Rourke, N; Veasey, N; Vela, Y.
Republicans - Barton, Y; Brady, N; Burgess, Y; Carter, Y; Conaway, Y; Culberson, N; Farenthold, Y; Flores, Y; Gohmert, N; Granger, Y; Hall, Y; Hensarling, N; Johnson, Sam, Y; Marchant, Y; McCaul, Y; Neugebauer, Y; Olson, Y; Poe, Y; Sessions, Y; Smith, Y; Stockman, N; Thornberry, Y; Weber, Y; Williams, Y.
Democrats - Matheson, N.
Republicans - Bishop, Y; Chaffetz, Y; Stewart, Y.
Democrats - Welch, N.
Democrats - Connolly, N; Moran, N; Scott, N.
Republicans - Cantor, Y; Forbes, Y; Goodlatte, N; Griffith, Y; Hurt, N; Rigell, N; Wittman, Y; Wolf, N.
Democrats - DelBene, N; Heck, N; Kilmer, N; Larsen, X; McDermott, N; Smith, N.
Republicans - Hastings, Y; Herrera Beutler, Y; McMorris Rodgers, Y; Reichert, Y.
Democrats - Rahall, Y.
Republicans - Capito, Y; McKinley, Y.
Democrats - Kind, N; Moore, N; Pocan, N.
Republicans - Duffy, Y; Petri, Y; Ribble, Y; Ryan, N; Sensenbrenner, N.
Republicans - Lummis, Y.