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07/08/2011

DOMA with a capital 'Doh!': 248 lawmakers 'reaffirm' certain citizens' 2nd class status

by Jeremy Hooper

By a vote of 248-175, the GOP-controlled House of Representatives on Thursday passed a wasteful, completely meaningless, pointedly discriminatory "reaffirmation" of the so-called Defense of Marriage Act:

U.S. House Takes Unnecessary Vote to Reaffirm DOMA [HRC Backstory]

Adding insult to injury: The vote was on an amendment to the Defense Appropriations bill designed to ensure DOD funds "may not be used for activities in contravention of the Defense of Marriage Act." So this is an attempt by conservatives (led by the notoriously anti-equality Rep. Virginia Foxx) to not only defend the discriminatory DOMA, but also to trip up certification of Don't Ask Don't Tell repeal. A twofer!

Which means a few things things: (1) We have an election coming up; (2) Anti-gay political football season didn't end with Coach Bush's retirement; (3) Elected Republicans are still leading this charge, despite all of the press about growing GOP support; (4) Gross.

*The roll call:

(19 Democrats joined the Republicans)
---- AYES 248 ---

Adams
Aderholt
Akin
Alexander
[DEM] Altmire
Amash
Austria
Bachmann
Bachus
Barletta
[DEM] Barrow
Bartlett
Barton (TX)
Bass (NH)
Benishek
Berg
Bilbray
Bilirakis
[DEM} Bishop (GA)
Bishop (UT)
Black
Blackburn
Bonner
[DEM] Boren
Boustany
Brady (TX)
Brooks
Broun (GA)
Buchanan
Bucshon
Buerkle
Burgess
Burton (IN)
Calvert
Camp
Campbell
Canseco
Capito
Carter
Cassidy
Chabot
Chaffetz
[DEM] Chandler
Coble
Coffman (CO)
Cole
Conaway
[DEM] Costello
Cravaack
Crawford
Crenshaw
[DEM] Critz
[DEM] Cuellar
Davis (KY)
Denham
Dent
DesJarlais
Dold
[DEM] Donnelly (IN)
Dreier
Duffy
Duncan (SC)
Duncan (TN)
Ellmers
Emerson
Farenthold
Fincher
Fitzpatrick
Flake
Fleischmann
Fleming
Flores
Forbes
Fortenberry
Foxx
Franks (AZ)
Frelinghuysen
Gallegly
Gardner
Garrett
Gerlach
Gibson
Gingrey (GA)
Gohmert
Goodlatte
Gosar
Gowdy
Granger
Graves (GA)
Graves (MO)
[DEM] Green, Gene
Griffin (AR)
Griffith (VA)
Grimm
Guinta
Guthrie
Hall
Harper
Harris
Hartzler
Hastings (WA)
Heck
Hensarling
Herger
Herrera Beutler
[DEM] Holden
Huelskamp
Huizenga (MI)
Hultgren
Hunter
Hurt
Issa
Jenkins
Johnson (IL)
Johnson (OH)
Johnson, Sam
Jones
Jordan
Kelly
King (IA)
King (NY)
Kingston
Kinzinger (IL)
[DEM] Kissell
Kline
Labrador
Lamborn
Lance
Landry
Lankford
Latham
LaTourette
Latta
Lewis (CA)
[DEM] Lipinski
LoBiondo
Long
Lucas
Luetkemeyer
Lummis
Lungren, Daniel E.
Mack
Manzullo
Marchant
Marino
[DEM] Matheson
McCarthy (CA)
McCaul
McClintock
McCotter
McHenry
[DEM] McIntyre
McKeon
McKinley
McMorris Rodgers
Meehan
Mica
Miller (FL)
Miller (MI)
Miller, Gary
Mulvaney
Murphy (PA)
Myrick
Neugebauer
Noem
Nugent
Nunes
Nunnelee
Olson
Palazzo
Paul
Paulsen
Pearce
Pence
[DEM] Peterson
Petri
Pitts
Platts
Poe (TX)
Pompeo
Posey
Price (GA)
Quayle
[DEM] Rahall
Reed
Rehberg
Reichert
Renacci
Ribble
Rigell
Rivera
Roby
Roe (TN)
Rogers (AL)
Rogers (KY)
Rogers (MI)
Rohrabacher
Rokita
Rooney
Roskam
[DEM] Ross (AR)
Ross (FL)
Royce
Runyan
Ryan (WI)
Scalise
Schilling
Schmidt
Schock
Schweikert
Scott (SC)
Scott, Austin
Sensenbrenner
Sessions
Shimkus
[DEM] Shuler
Shuster
Simpson
Smith (NE)
Smith (NJ)
Smith (TX)
Southerland
Stearns
Stivers
Stutzman
Terry
Thompson (PA)
Thornberry
Tiberi
Tipton
Turner
Upton
Walberg
Walden
Walsh (IL)
Webster
West
Westmoreland
Whitfield
Wilson (SC)
Wittman
Wolf
Womack
Woodall
Yoder
Young (AK)
Young (FL)
Young (IN)

(6 Republicans joined the Democrats)
---- NOES 175 ---

Ackerman
Andrews
Baca
Baldwin
Bass (CA)
Becerra
Berkley
Berman
[GOP] Biggert
Bishop (NY)
Blumenauer
[GOP] Bono Mack
Boswell
Brady (PA)
Braley (IA)
Brown (FL)
Butterfield
Capps
Capuano
Carnahan
Carney
Carson (IN)
Castor (FL)
Chu
Cicilline
Clarke (MI)
Clarke (NY)
Clay
Cleaver
Clyburn
Cohen
Connolly (VA)
Conyers
Cooper
Costa
Courtney
Crowley
Cummings
Davis (CA)
Davis (IL)
DeFazio
DeGette
DeLauro
Deutch
[GOP] Diaz-Balart
Dicks
Dingell
Doggett
Doyle
Edwards
Ellison
Engel
Eshoo
Farr
Fattah
Filner
Frank (MA)
Fudge
Garamendi
Gonzalez
Green, Al
Grijalva
Gutierrez
Hanabusa
[GOP] Hanna
Hastings (FL)
[GOP] Hayworth
Heinrich
Higgins
Himes
Hinchey
Hinojosa
Hirono
Hochul
Holt
Honda
Hoyer
Inslee
Israel
Jackson (IL)
Jackson Lee (TX)
Johnson (GA)
Johnson, E. B.
Kaptur
Keating
Kildee
Kind
Kucinich
Langevin
Larsen (WA)
Larson (CT)
Lee (CA)
Levin
Lewis (GA)
Loebsack
Lofgren, Zoe
Lowey
Luján
Lynch
Maloney
Markey
Matsui
McCarthy (NY)
McCollum
McDermott
McGovern
McNerney
Meeks
Michaud
Miller (NC)
Miller, George
Moore
Moran
Murphy (CT)
Nadler
Napolitano
Neal
Olver
Owens
Pallone
Pascrell
Pastor (AZ)
Pelosi
Perlmutter
Peters
Pingree (ME)
Polis
Price (NC)
Quigley
Rangel
Reyes
Richardson
Richmond
[GOP] Ros-Lehtinen
Rothman (NJ)
Roybal-Allard
Ruppersberger
Rush
Ryan (OH)
Sánchez, Linda T.
Sanchez, Loretta
Sarbanes
Schakowsky
Schiff
Schrader
Schwartz
Scott (VA)
Scott, David
Serrano
Sewell
Sherman
Sires
Slaughter
Smith (WA)
Speier
Stark
Sutton
Thompson (CA)
Thompson (MS)
Tierney
Tonko
Tsongas
Van Hollen
Velázquez
Visclosky
Walz (MN)
Wasserman Schultz
Waters
Watt
Waxman
Welch
Wilson (FL)
Woolsey
Wu
Yarmuth

---- NOT VOTING 8 ---
[GOP] Cantor
[DEM] Cardoza
[GOP] Culberson
[GOP] Gibbs
[DEM] Giffords
[DEM] Payne
[GOP] Sullivan
[DEM] Towns

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