List of Democrats Who Voted For Anti-Refugee Bill in the US House

November 19, 2015 was a sad day in America. Nearly 50 Democrats chose cowardice over leadership in the US House of Representatives by voting in favor of HR 4038 “American Security Against Foreign Enemies Act.” The bill does essentially nothing and Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid said the bill will never get through the Senate. But even if it did get through the Senate, the bill doesn’t do anything to the process of screening refugees from Syria or Iraq or anywhere else.

The Department of Homeland Security refugee screening process is arduous and can take as long as two years to complete. Why these 47 Democrats decided it made sense to come out in favor of a bill designed to prove one’s capacity for bigotry is not yet known.

The reason Republicans voted for it is obvious. Being a bigot for many Republicans is an asset.

Here’s the list of 47 Democrats who failed the leadership test today. The full roll call vote can be found here. Two Republicans voted against this bill.

Pete Aguilar

Pete Aguilar


Pete Aguilar (California’s 31st District)

Brad Ashford

Brad Ashford


Brad Ashford (Nebraska’s 2nd District)

Ami Bera

Ami Bera


Ami Bera (Sacremento County California)

Sanford Bishop

Sanford Bishop


Sanford Bishop (Middle and Southwest Georgia)

Julia Brownley

Julia Brownley


Julia Brownley (California’s 26th District)

Cheri Bustos

Cheri Bustos


Cheri Bustos (Illinois’ 17th District)

John Carney

John Carney


John Carney (Delaware)

Gerry Connolly

Gerry Connolly


Gerry Connolly (Virginia’s 11th District)

Jim Cooper

Jim Cooper


Jim Cooper (Tennessee’s 5th District)

Jim Costa

Jim Costa


Jim Costa (California’s 16th District)

Joe Courtney

Joe Courtney


Joe Courtney (Connecticut’s 2nd District)

Henry Cuellar

Henry Cuellar


Henry Cuellar (Texas’ 28th District)

John Delaney

John Delaney


John Delaney (Maryland’s 6th District)

Lloyd Doggett

Lloyd Doggett


Lloyd Doggett (Texas)

Tulsi Gabbard

Tulsi Gabbard


Tulsi Gabbard (Hawaii’s 2nd District)

John Garamendi

John Garamendi


John Garamendi (California’s 3rd District)

Gwen Graham

Gwen Graham


Gwen Graham (Florida’s 2nd District)

Gene Green

Gene Green


Green, Gene (29th District of Texas)

Janice Hahn

Janice Hahn


Janice Hahn (California’s 44th District)

Jim Himes

Jim Himes


Jim Himes (Connecticut’s 4th District)

Steve Israel

Steve Israel


Steve Israel (New York’s 3rd District)

Marcy Kaptur

Marcy Kaptur


Marcy Kaptur (Ohio)

Bill Keating

Bill Keating


Bill Keating (Massachusetts’ 9th District)

Ron Kind

Ron Kind


Ron Kind (Wisconsin’s 3rd District)

Ann McLane Kuster

Ann McLane Kuster


Ann McLane Kuster (New Hampshire’s 2nd District)

Jim Langevin

Jim Langevin


Jim Langevin (Rhode Island’s 2nd District)

Daniel Lipinski

Daniel Lipinski


Daniel Lipinski (3rd District of Illinois)

Dave Loebsack

Dave Loebsack


Dave Loebsack (Iowa’s 2nd District)

Stephen Lynch

Stephen Lynch


Stephen Lynch (Massachusett’s 8th District)

Sean Maloney

Sean Maloney


Sean Maloney (New York’s 18th District)

Patrick Murphy

Patrick Murphy


Patrick Murphy (Florida’s 18th District)

Rick Nolan

Rick Nolan


Rick Nolan (Minnesota’s 8th District)

Donald Norcross

Donald Norcross


Donald Norcross (New Jersey’s 1st District)

Scott Peters

Scott Peters


Scott Peters (California’s 52nd District)

Collin Peterson

Collin Peterson


Collin Peterson (Minnesota’s 7th District)

Jared Polis

Jared Polis


Jared Polis (Colorado’s 2nd District)

Kathleen Rice

Kathleen Rice


Kathleen Rice (New York’s 4th District)

Raul Ruiz

Raul Ruiz


Raul Ruiz (California’s 36th District)

Tim Ryan

Tim Ryan


Tim Ryan (Ohio’s 13th District)

Kurt Schrader

Kurt Schrader


Kurt Schrader (Oregon’s 5th District)

David Scott

David Scott


David Scott (Georgia’s 13th District)

Terri Sewell

Terri Sewell


Terri Sewell (Alabama’s 7th District)

Kyrsten Sinema

Kyrsten Sinema


Kyrsten Sinema (Arizona’s 9th District)

Louise Slaughter

Louise Slaughter


Louise Slaughter (New York’s 25th District)

Marc Veasey

Marc Veasey


Marc Veasey (33rd District of Texas)

Filemon Vela

Filemon Vela


Filemon Vela (34th District of Texas)

Tim Walz

Tim Walz


Tim Walz (Minnesota’s 1st District)

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One Comment

Sharon Riley

Shame on you ~ shame for caving in to the bigotry and fear-mongering of the cowardly liars on the right.
Refugees are as much the victims as are the dead and wounded of Paris and deserve our assistance, not to be victimized all over again.

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