The GOP is hoping for 216 votes today. That is the number of politicians required to take healthcare away from millions, and limit benefit coverage for most everyone else.
Today’s vote is an attack on the poor and the middle class, it’s an assault on the disabled and the elderly, it’s abuse against women and children, an act of cruelty against the mentally ill and further victimizes those who have suffered sexual assault.
The only objective in today’s vote is to take away from millions in need, in order to give a substantial tax cut to the wealthiest 2% of the population. Mammograms, c-sections, mental health coverage, pre-existing conditions, are just some of what is at risk today.
150 members of the House are planning to vote yes, 45 are undecided, 9 are leaning no, and 33 are planning to vote no. These numbers seem to be changing in favor of the bill as I type, but If the no votes hold ground the bill will garner only 204 votes, 12 shy of passing.
Call your senators in Washington D.C. to voice your opinions on today’s vote—202-224- 3121.
Paul Ryan believes Republicans have the numbers they need to push the bill through. Remember their names— those who vote yes, because they have no place in public service—which is what politics is. This is still a democracy. Our retribution comes at election time.
The following House Republicans support or lean yes on today’s vote:
AL-Bradley Byrne, AL-Martha Roby, AL-Robert B. Aderholt, AL-Gary Palmer, AR-French Hill, AR-Steve Womack, AR-Bruce Westerman, AZ-Martha E. McSally, AZ-David Schweikert, CA-Tom McClintock, CA-Devin Nunes, CA-Kevin McCarthy, CA-Ken Calvert, CA-Mimi Walters, CA-Dana Rohrabacher, CA-Darrell Issa, CA-Duncan Hunter, CO-Mike Coffman, FL-Matt Gaetz, FL-John Rutherford, FL-Gus Bilirakis, FL-Dennis A. Ross, FL-Vern Buchanan, FL-Tom Rooney, FL-Brian Mast, FL-Francis Rooney, GA-Earl L. “Buddy” Carter, GA-Drew Ferguson, GA-Rob Woodall, GA-Doug Collins, GA-Barry Loudermilk, GA-Rick W. Allen, GA-Tom Graves, IA-Steve King, IL-Peter Roskam, IL-Rodney Davis, IL-John Shimkus, IL-Adam Kinzinger, IL–Darin M. LaHood, IN-Jackie Walorski, IN-Jim Banks, IN-Todd Rokita, IN-Susan W. Brooks, IN-Luke Messer, IN-Larry Bucshon, KS-Roger Marshall, KS-Lynn Jenkins, KY-James Comer, KY-Brett Guthrie, KY-Andy Barr, LA-Steve Scalise, LA-Clay Higgins, LA-Ralph Abraham, MI-Jack Bergman, MI-Bill Huizenga, MI-John Moolenaar, MI-Fred Upton, MI-Tim Walberg, MI-Mike Bishop, MI-Paul Mitchell, MI-Dave Trott, MN-Jason Lewis, MN-Erik Paulsen, MO-Ann Wagner, MO-Blaine Luetkemeyer, MO-Vicky Hartzler, MO-Sam Graves, MO-Billy Long, MO-Jason Smith, MS-Gregg Harper, MS-Steven M. Palazzo, NC-George Holding, NC-Virginia Foxx, NC-Mark Walker, NC-David Rouzer, NC–Richard Hudson, NC-Robert Pittenger, NC-Patrick T. McHenry, ND-Kevin Cramer, NE-Don Bacon, NE-Adrian Smith, NJ-Tom MacArthur, NY-Lee Zeldin, NY-John J. Faso, NY-Claudia Tenney, NY-Tom Reed, NY-Chris Collins, OH-Steve Chabot, OH-Bob Latta, OH-Bill Johnson, OH-Bob Gibbs, OH-Pat Tiberi, OH-Steve Stivers, OH-James B. Renacci, OK-Jim Bridenstine, OK-Markwayne Mullin, OK-Frank D. Lucas, OK-Tom Cole, OK-Steve Russell, OR-Greg Walden, PA-Mike Kelly, PA-Bill Shuster, PA-Tom Marino, PA-Lou Barletta, PA-Lloyd K. Smucker, PA-Tim Murphy, SC-Joe Wilson, SC-Trey Gowdy, SC-Tom Rice, SD-Kristi Noem, TN-Phil Roe, TN-John J. Duncan Jr., TN-Chuck Fleischmann, TN-Diane Black, TN-Marsha Blackburn, TN-David Kustoff, TX–Ted Poe, TX-Sam Johnson, TX-John Ratcliffe, TX-Jeb Hensarling, TX-Joe L. Barton, TX-Kevin Brady, TX-Michael McCaul, TX-K. Michael Conaway, TX-Kay Granger, TX-Mac Thornberry, TX-Bill Flores, TX-Jodey Arrington, TX-Lamar Smith, TX-Pete Olson, TX-Kenny Marchant, TX-Roger Williams, TX-Michael C. Burgess, TX-Blake Farenthold, TX-John Carter, TX-Pete Sessions, UT-Rob Bishop, UT-Chris Stewart, UT-Mia Love, VA-Scott Taylor, VA-Robert W. Goodlatte, VA-Morgan Griffith, WA-Dan Newhouse, WA-Cathy McMorris Rodgers, WI-Paul D. Ryan, WI-Jim Sensenbrenner, WI-Glenn Grothman, WI-Sean P. Duffy, WV-David B. McKinley, WY-Liz Cheney
The following members of congress have not disclosed their positions on the bill:
Rick Allen Ga., Justin Amash Mich., Marsha Blackburn Tenn., Rod Blum Iowa, Mike Bost Ill., Ken Calvert Calif., Mike Coffman Colo., Paul Cook Calif., Mario Diaz-Balart Fla., John Faso N.Y., Rodney Frelinghuysen N.J., Bob Gibbs Ohio, Darrell Issa Calif., Bill Johnson Ohio, David Joyce Ohio, Steve King Iowa, Adam Kinzinger Ill., Steve Knight Calif., Doug LaMalfa Calif., Brian Mast Fla., David B. McKinley W.Va., Martha McSally Ariz., Tim Murphy Pa., Erik Paulsen Minn., Bruce Poliquin Maine, Tom Reed N.Y., Dana Rohrabacher Calif., Peter J. Roskam Ill., Edward R. Royce Calif., Elise Stefanik N.Y., Michael R. Turner Ohio, David Valadao Calif., Rob Wittman Va., Kevin Yoder Kan., Don Young Alaska
The above are all members of congress whose primary purpose is to benefit the wealthy. They can be replaced.