War With Syria: Where Do Your Congressional Representatives Stand?

By: Saturday August 31, 2013 4:00 pm

President Obama has said he will ask for Congressional authorization to attack Syria.

We know that Alan Grayson is firmly against going to war with Syria. Grijalva is also opposed. Justin Amash will lead the opposition from the Republican side.

Eliott Engle has a war boner on, and as head of the Foreign Relations Committee he can do a lot of damage. And the firmly anti-war Nancy Pelosi will undoubtedly whip her caucus in support of the President and his desire to wage an extremely unpopular war.

So where does your member of Congress stand? Let us know in the comments so we can start vote counting.

 

Call Reports: Did Your Member of Congress Sign the ENDA Executive Order Letter to President Obama?

By: Friday May 4, 2012 11:50 am

We had hundreds of people calling their representatives yesterday to ask if they would sign the letter to President Obama, telling him to issue an executive order preventing federal contractors from discriminating against employees based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

LGBT activists lobbying on the Hill report that the DNC is actively discouraging the letter in order to shield the President from the pressure within his own party.

Call Democrats and Ask if They Support Pelosi if She Pushes Obama-GOP Tax Plan

By: Wednesday December 15, 2010 7:00 am

If a majority of Democrats won’t vote for the Obama-GOP tax plan, Speaker Pelosi must not bring it to the floor for a vote. So let’s find out where Democrats stand. We’re organizing an EMERGENCY whip count to call Democratic Members of Congress and find out where they stand on the Obama-GOP tax plan.

Social Security Coalition Whipping Members of Congress on Pledge to Protect Program

By: Monday August 16, 2010 11:45 am

It would be easy to dismiss this bait-and-switch as obvious nonsense, except for one thing: many influential people — including Alan Simpson, co-chairman of the president’s deficit commission — are peddling this nonsense.

Foster Yes, Tanner No: 208-208 UPDATE: Lincoln Davis, No 208-209

By: Sunday March 21, 2010 10:56 am

While we’re waiting on Bart Stupak, the only remaining obstacle, a couple updates:

Health Care to Pass – Stupak’s Backing Makes It Official UPDATE: Not Quite Yet

By: Sunday March 21, 2010 10:41 am

UPDATE: CNN says Stupak’s not quite a Yes yet. I’ll throw the numbers at the bottom including what we know about Brian Baird. Here’s the press release on that. Reuters is now confirming that Bart Stupak will vote for the health care bill. That’s the end of the line here. Stupak will bring along a [...]

Spox: Sanchez Will Make the Vote – Yes 206, No 207

By: Sunday March 21, 2010 9:05 am

That would make the vote count 206-207, with 9 undecideds and 9 possibly in the Stupak bloc. Stupak scheduled another press conference that was postponed; stay tuned.

Kaptur a Yes? UPDATE: Ortiz a Yes – 206 Yes, 209 No

By: Sunday March 21, 2010 7:40 am

UPDATE II: The Kaptur yes is based on her own words to a local news station. So this is confirmed.

Morning Update: Down to the Stupak Bloc

By: Sunday March 21, 2010 7:25 am

Bart Stupak said this morning that he has 8 votes in his coalition. If that’s true there’s almost no path to 218. However, Stupak said he was nearing a deal with the White House on language that would go into an executive order, specifying no public funding for abortion. Obviously, if the Stupak bloc all votes for the bill, victory would be fairly well in hand.

Glenn Nye, Loretta Sanchez to Vote “No” — 204 Yes, 209 No

By: Saturday March 20, 2010 8:25 pm

To the surprise of pretty much no one, Glenn Nye remains a “no” vote on health care. But I admit I didn’t see this one coming. From Roll Call ($):

As their whip efforts narrow to just a handful of Members, House Democratic leaders are facing an unlikely problem vote: Rep. Loretta Sanchez.

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