77% of Democrats and one Republican voted AGAINST Rules Of Engagement that would protect our troops

No surprise, Ron Paul voted AGAINST this amendment that would save lives.

H.Amdt. 318: An amendment numbered 38 printed in House… to H.R. 1540: National Defense Authorization Act… (Vote On Amendment)

Amendment requires that the rules of engagement [ROE] allow any military service personnel assigned to duty in a designated hostile fire area to have rules of engagement that fully protect their right to proactively defend themselves from hostile actions.

The results? (tallied here):

143 out of 185 Democrats present — 77% — voted against this amendment; 217 out of 235 Republicans present — 92% — voted for it. As for the two Republicans in Congress running who are Presidential candidates, Michele Bachmann voted for the amendment; Ron Paul against it. How did your representative vote?

American Thinker  H/T Sheik Yermani

Vote Overview

Totals Democrats Republicans Independents All Votes
Needed To Win
Aye: 260 (60%)
43 217 0
No: 160 (37%) 142 18 0
Present: 0 (0%) 0 0 0
Not Voting: 11 (3%) 7 4 0
Required: Simple Majority of 420 votes (=211 votes)

(Vacancies in Congress will affect vote totals.)

More information: Aye versus Yea Explained

Vote Details


Standard Projection

Cartograms give an equal area in an image to an equal number of votes by distorting the image. Senate vote cartograms are shown with each state stretched or shrunk so that the states each take up an equal area because each state has two votes. For House votes, it is each congressional district which is stretched or shrunk.




Aye AL-1 Bonner, Jo [R]
Aye AL-2 Roby, Martha [R]
Aye AL-3 Rogers, Michael [R]
Aye AL-4 Aderholt, Robert [R]
Aye AL-5 Brooks, Mo [R]
Aye AL-6 Bachus, Spencer [R]
No AL-7 Sewell, Terri [D]
Aye AK-0 Young, Donald [R]
Aye AZ-1 Gosar, Paul [R]
Aye AZ-2 Franks, Trent [R]
Aye AZ-3 Quayle, Ben [R]
No AZ-4 Pastor, Edward [D]
Aye AZ-5 Schweikert, David [R]
Not Voting AZ-6 Flake, Jeff [R]
No AZ-7 Grijalva, Raul [D]
Not Voting AZ-8 Giffords, Gabrielle [D]
Aye AR-1 Crawford, Rick [R]
Aye AR-2 Griffin, Tim [R]
Aye AR-3 Womack, Steve [R]
Aye AR-4 Ross, Mike [D]
No CA-1 Thompson, C. [D]
Aye CA-2 Herger, Walter [R]
Aye CA-3 Lungren, Daniel [R]
Aye CA-4 McClintock, Tom [R]
No CA-5 Matsui, Doris [D]
No CA-6 Woolsey, Lynn [D]
No CA-7 Miller, George [D]
No CA-8 Pelosi, Nancy [D]
No CA-9 Lee, Barbara [D]
No CA-10 Garamendi, John [D]
No CA-11 McNerney, Jerry [D]
No CA-12 Speier, Jackie [D]
No CA-13 Stark, Fortney [D]
No CA-14 Eshoo, Anna [D]
No CA-15 Honda, Michael [D]
No CA-16 Lofgren, Zoe [D]
No CA-17 Farr, Sam [D]
No CA-18 Cardoza, Dennis [D]
Aye CA-19 Denham, Jeff [R]
Aye CA-20 Costa, Jim [D]
Aye CA-21 Nunes, Devin [R]
Aye CA-22 McCarthy, Kevin [R]
No CA-23 Capps, Lois [D]
Aye CA-24 Gallegly, Elton [R]
No CA-25 McKeon, Howard [R]
Aye CA-26 Dreier, David [R]
No CA-27 Sherman, Brad [D]
No CA-28 Berman, Howard [D]
No CA-29 Schiff, Adam [D]
No CA-30 Waxman, Henry [D]
No CA-31 Becerra, Xavier [D]
No CA-32 Chu, Judy [D]
No CA-33 Bass, Karen [D]
No CA-34 Roybal-Allard, Lucille [D]
No CA-35 Waters, Maxine [D]
No CA-37 Richardson, Laura [D]
No CA-38 Napolitano, Grace [D]
No CA-39 Sanchez, Linda [D]
Aye CA-40 Royce, Edward [R]
Aye CA-41 Lewis, Jerry [R]
Aye CA-42 Miller, Gary [R]
No CA-43 Baca, Joe [D]
Aye CA-44 Calvert, Ken [R]
Aye CA-45 Bono Mack, Mary [R]
Aye CA-46 Rohrabacher, Dana [R]
No CA-47 Sanchez, Loretta [D]
Aye CA-48 Campbell, John [R]
Aye CA-49 Issa, Darrell [R]
Aye CA-50 Bilbray, Brian [R]
Not Voting CA-51 Filner, Bob [D]
Aye CA-52 Hunter, Duncan [R]
No CA-53 Davis, Susan [D]
No CO-1 DeGette, Diana [D]
No CO-2 Polis, Jared [D]
Aye CO-3 Tipton, Scott [R]
Aye CO-4 Gardner, Cory [R]
Aye CO-5 Lamborn, Doug [R]
Aye CO-6 Coffman, Mike [R]
No CO-7 Perlmutter, Ed [D]
No CT-1 Larson, John [D]
No CT-2 Courtney, Joe [D]
No CT-3 DeLauro, Rosa [D]
No CT-4 Himes, James [D]
No CT-5 Murphy, Christopher [D]
No DE-0 Carney, John [D]
Aye FL-1 Miller, Jeff [R]
Aye FL-2 Southerland, Steve [R]
No FL-3 Brown, Corrine [D]
No FL-4 Crenshaw, Ander [R]
Aye FL-5 Nugent, Richard [R]
Aye FL-6 Stearns, Clifford [R]
Aye FL-7 Mica, John [R]
No FL-8 Webster, Daniel [R]
Aye FL-9 Bilirakis, Gus [R]
Aye FL-10 Young, C. W. [R]
No FL-11 Castor, Kathy [D]
Aye FL-12 Ross, Dennis [R]
Aye FL-13 Buchanan, Vern [R]
Aye FL-14 Mack, Connie [R]
Aye FL-15 Posey, Bill [R]
Aye FL-16 Rooney, Thomas [R]
No FL-17 Wilson, Frederica [D]
Aye FL-18 Ros-Lehtinen, Ileana [R]
No FL-19 Deutch, Ted [D]
No FL-20 Wasserman Schultz, Debbie [D]
Aye FL-21 Diaz-Balart, Mario [R]
Aye FL-22 West, Allen [R]
No FL-23 Hastings, Alcee [D]
Aye FL-24 Adams, Sandy [R]
Aye FL-25 Rivera, David [R]
Aye GA-1 Kingston, Jack [R]
Aye GA-2 Bishop, Sanford [D]
Aye GA-3 Westmoreland, Lynn [R]
No GA-4 Johnson, Henry [D]
No GA-5 Lewis, John [D]
Aye GA-6 Price, Tom [R]
Aye GA-7 Woodall, Rob [R]
Aye GA-8 Scott, Austin [R]
Aye GA-9 Graves, Tom [R]
Aye GA-10 Broun, Paul [R]
Aye GA-11 Gingrey, John [R]
Aye GA-12 Barrow, John [D]
No GA-13 Scott, David [D]
No HI-1 Hanabusa, Colleen [D]
No HI-2 Hirono, Mazie [D]
Aye ID-1 Labrador, Raúl [R]
Aye ID-2 Simpson, Michael [R]
No IL-1 Rush, Bobby [D]
Not Voting IL-2 Jackson, Jesse [D]
Aye IL-3 Lipinski, Daniel [D]
No IL-4 Gutierrez, Luis [D]
No IL-5 Quigley, Mike [D]
Aye IL-6 Roskam, Peter [R]
No IL-7 Davis, Danny [D]
Aye IL-8 Walsh, Joe [R]
No IL-9 Schakowsky, Janice [D]
No IL-10 Dold, Bob [R]
No IL-11 Kinzinger, Adam [R]
Aye IL-12 Costello, Jerry [D]
Aye IL-13 Biggert, Judy [R]
Aye IL-14 Hultgren, Randy [R]
Aye IL-15 Johnson, Timothy [R]
Aye IL-16 Manzullo, Donald [R]
Aye IL-17 Schilling, Robert [R]
Aye IL-18 Schock, Aaron [R]
Aye IL-19 Shimkus, John [R]
No IN-1 Visclosky, Peter [D]
Aye IN-2 Donnelly, Joe [D]
Aye IN-3 Stutzman, Marlin [R]
Aye IN-4 Rokita, Todd [R]
Aye IN-5 Burton, Dan [R]
Aye IN-6 Pence, Mike [R]
No IN-7 Carson, André [D]
Aye IN-8 Bucshon, Larry [R]
Aye IN-9 Young, Todd [R]
No IA-1 Braley, Bruce [D]
Aye IA-2 Loebsack, David [D]
Aye IA-3 Boswell, Leonard [D]
Aye IA-4 Latham, Thomas [R]
Aye IA-5 King, Steve [R]
Aye KS-1 Huelskamp, Tim [R]
Aye KS-2 Jenkins, Lynn [R]
Aye KS-3 Yoder, Kevin [R]
Aye KS-4 Pompeo, Mike [R]
Aye KY-1 Whitfield, Edward [R]
Aye KY-2 Guthrie, Brett [R]
No KY-3 Yarmuth, John [D]
Aye KY-4 Davis, Geoff [R]
Aye KY-5 Rogers, Harold [R]
Aye KY-6 Chandler, Ben [D]
Aye LA-1 Scalise, Steve [R]
No LA-2 Richmond, Cedric [D]
Aye LA-3 Landry, Jeff [R]
No LA-4 Fleming, John [R]
Aye LA-5 Alexander, Rodney [R]
Aye LA-6 Cassidy, Bill [R]
Not Voting LA-7 Boustany, Charles [R]
No ME-1 Pingree, Chellie [D]
Aye ME-2 Michaud, Michael [D]
Aye MD-1 Harris, Andy [R]
Aye MD-2 Ruppersberger, C.A. [D]
No MD-3 Sarbanes, John [D]
No MD-4 Edwards, Donna [D]
No MD-5 Hoyer, Steny [D]
Aye MD-6 Bartlett, Roscoe [R]
No MD-7 Cummings, Elijah [D]
No MD-8 Van Hollen, Christopher [D]
Not Voting MA-1 Olver, John [D]
Aye MA-2 Neal, Richard [D]
No MA-3 McGovern, James [D]
No MA-4 Frank, Barney [D]
No MA-5 Tsongas, Niki [D]
Aye MA-6 Tierney, John [D]
No MA-7 Markey, Edward [D]
No MA-8 Capuano, Michael [D]
Aye MA-9 Lynch, Stephen [D]
Aye MA-10 Keating, William [D]
Aye MI-1 Benishek, Dan [R]
Aye MI-2 Huizenga, Bill [R]
Aye MI-3 Amash, Justin [R]
Aye MI-4 Camp, David [R]
No MI-5 Kildee, Dale [D]
Aye MI-6 Upton, Frederick [R]
Aye MI-7 Walberg, Timothy [R]
Aye MI-8 Rogers, Michael [R]
No MI-9 Peters, Gary [D]
Aye MI-10 Miller, Candice [R]
Aye MI-11 McCotter, Thaddeus [R]
No MI-12 Levin, Sander [D]
No MI-13 Clarke, Hansen [D]
No MI-14 Conyers, John [D]
Not Voting MI-15 Dingell, John [D]
No MN-1 Walz, Timothy [D]
Aye MN-2 Kline, John [R]
Aye MN-3 Paulsen, Erik [R]
No MN-4 McCollum, Betty [D]
No MN-5 Ellison, Keith [D]
Aye MN-6 Bachmann, Michele [R]
Aye MN-7 Peterson, Collin [D]
Aye MN-8 Cravaack, Chip [R]
Aye MS-1 Nunnelee, Alan [R]
No MS-2 Thompson, Bennie [D]
Aye MS-3 Harper, Gregg [R]
Aye MS-4 Palazzo, Steven [R]
No MO-1 Clay, William [D]
Aye MO-2 Akin, W. [R]
No MO-3 Carnahan, Russ [D]
Aye MO-4 Hartzler, Vicky [R]
No MO-5 Cleaver, Emanuel [D]
Aye MO-6 Graves, Samuel [R]
Not Voting MO-7 Long, Billy [R]
Aye MO-8 Emerson, Jo Ann [R]
Aye MO-9 Luetkemeyer, Blaine [R]
Aye MT-0 Rehberg, Dennis [R]
Aye NE-1 Fortenberry, Jeffrey [R]
Aye NE-2 Terry, Lee [R]
Aye NE-3 Smith, Adrian [R]
Aye NV-1 Berkley, Shelley [D]
No NV-3 Heck, Joe [R]
New Hampshire
Aye NH-1 Guinta, Frank [R]
Aye NH-2 Bass, Charles [R]
New Jersey
No NJ-1 Andrews, Robert [D]
Aye NJ-2 LoBiondo, Frank [R]
Aye NJ-3 Runyan, Jon [R]
Aye NJ-4 Smith, Christopher [R]
Aye NJ-5 Garrett, Scott [R]
No NJ-6 Pallone, Frank [D]
Aye NJ-7 Lance, Leonard [R]
No NJ-8 Pascrell, William [D]
No NJ-9 Rothman, Steven [D]
Not Voting NJ-10 Payne, Donald [D]
No NJ-11 Frelinghuysen, Rodney [R]
No NJ-12 Holt, Rush [D]
No NJ-13 Sires, Albio [D]
New Mexico
Aye NM-1 Heinrich, Martin [D]
Aye NM-2 Pearce, Steven [R]
No NM-3 Lujan, Ben [D]
New York
No NY-1 Bishop, Timothy [D]
No NY-2 Israel, Steve [D]
Aye NY-3 King, Peter [R]
Not Voting NY-4 McCarthy, Carolyn [D]
No NY-5 Ackerman, Gary [D]
No NY-6 Meeks, Gregory [D]
Aye NY-7 Crowley, Joseph [D]
No NY-8 Nadler, Jerrold [D]
No NY-9 Weiner, Anthony [D]
No NY-10 Towns, Edolphus [D]
No NY-11 Clarke, Yvette [D]
No NY-12 Velazquez, Nydia [D]
Aye NY-13 Grimm, Michael [R]
No NY-14 Maloney, Carolyn [D]
No NY-15 Rangel, Charles [D]
No NY-16 Serrano, José [D]
Aye NY-17 Engel, Eliot [D]
No NY-18 Lowey, Nita [D]
Aye NY-19 Hayworth, Nan [R]
Aye NY-20 Gibson, Chris [R]
No NY-21 Tonko, Paul [D]
No NY-22 Hinchey, Maurice [D]
No NY-23 Owens, William [D]
Aye NY-24 Hanna, Richard [R]
Aye NY-25 Buerkle, Ann Marie [R]
No NY-27 Higgins, Brian [D]
No NY-28 Slaughter, Louise [D]
Aye NY-29 Reed, Tom [R]
North Carolina
No NC-1 Butterfield, George [D]
Aye NC-2 Ellmers, Renee [R]
Aye NC-3 Jones, Walter [R]
No NC-4 Price, David [D]
Aye NC-5 Foxx, Virginia [R]
Aye NC-6 Coble, Howard [R]
Aye NC-7 McIntyre, Mike [D]
Aye NC-8 Kissell, Larry [D]
Aye NC-9 Myrick, Sue [R]
Aye NC-10 McHenry, Patrick [R]
Aye NC-11 Shuler, Heath [D]
No NC-12 Watt, Melvin [D]
No NC-13 Miller, R. [D]
North Dakota
No ND-0 Berg, Rick [R]
Aye OH-1 Chabot, Steven [R]
Aye OH-2 Schmidt, Jean [R]
No OH-3 Turner, Michael [R]
Aye OH-4 Jordan, Jim [R]
Aye OH-5 Latta, Robert [R]
Aye OH-6 Johnson, Bill [R]
Aye OH-7 Austria, Steve [R]
Aye OH-9 Kaptur, Marcy [D]
No OH-10 Kucinich, Dennis [D]
No OH-11 Fudge, Marcia [D]
Aye OH-12 Tiberi, Patrick [R]
No OH-13 Sutton, Betty [D]
Aye OH-14 LaTourette, Steven [R]
Aye OH-15 Stivers, Steve [R]
Aye OH-16 Renacci, Jim [R]
Aye OH-17 Ryan, Timothy [D]
Aye OH-18 Gibbs, Bob [R]
Aye OK-1 Sullivan, John [R]
Aye OK-2 Boren, Dan [D]
Aye OK-3 Lucas, Frank [R]
Aye OK-4 Cole, Tom [R]
Aye OK-5 Lankford, James [R]
Aye OR-1 Wu, David [D]
Aye OR-2 Walden, Greg [R]
No OR-3 Blumenauer, Earl [D]
Aye OR-4 DeFazio, Peter [D]
Aye OR-5 Schrader, Kurt [D]
No PA-1 Brady, Robert [D]
No PA-2 Fattah, Chaka [D]
Aye PA-3 Kelly, Mike [R]
Aye PA-4 Altmire, Jason [D]
Aye PA-5 Thompson, Glenn [R]
Aye PA-6 Gerlach, Jim [R]
Aye PA-7 Meehan, Patrick [R]
Aye PA-8 Fitzpatrick, Michael [R]
Aye PA-9 Shuster, William [R]
Aye PA-10 Marino, Thomas [R]
Aye PA-11 Barletta, Lou [R]
Aye PA-12 Critz, Mark [D]
No PA-13 Schwartz, Allyson [D]
No PA-14 Doyle, Michael [D]
Aye PA-15 Dent, Charles [R]
Aye PA-16 Pitts, Joseph [R]
Aye PA-17 Holden, Tim [D]
Aye PA-18 Murphy, Tim [R]
Aye PA-19 Platts, Todd [R]
Rhode Island
No RI-1 Cicilline, David [D]
Aye RI-2 Langevin, James [D]
South Carolina
Aye SC-1 Scott, Tim [R]
Aye SC-2 Wilson, Addison [R]
Aye SC-3 Duncan, Jeff [R]
Aye SC-4 Gowdy, Trey [R]
Aye SC-5 Mulvaney, Mick [R]
No SC-6 Clyburn, James [D]
South Dakota
Aye SD-0 Noem, Kristi [R]
Aye TN-1 Roe, Phil [R]
Aye TN-2 Duncan, John [R]
Aye TN-3 Fleischmann, Chuck [R]
Aye TN-4 DesJarlais, Scott [R]
Aye TN-5 Cooper, Jim [D]
Aye TN-6 Black, Diane [R]
Aye TN-7 Blackburn, Marsha [R]
Aye TN-8 Fincher, Stephen [R]
No TN-9 Cohen, Steve [D]
Aye TX-1 Gohmert, Louis [R]
Aye TX-2 Poe, Ted [R]
Aye TX-3 Johnson, Samuel [R]
Aye TX-4 Hall, Ralph [R]
Aye TX-5 Hensarling, Jeb [R]
Aye TX-6 Barton, Joe [R]
No TX-7 Culberson, John [R]
Aye TX-8 Brady, Kevin [R]
No TX-9 Green, Al [D]
Aye TX-10 McCaul, Michael [R]
No TX-11 Conaway, K. [R]
Aye TX-12 Granger, Kay [R]
No TX-13 Thornberry, William [R]
No TX-14 Paul, Ronald [R]
No TX-15 Hinojosa, Rubén [D]
No TX-16 Reyes, Silvestre [D]
Aye TX-17 Flores, Bill [R]
No TX-18 Jackson-Lee, Sheila [D]
Aye TX-19 Neugebauer, Randy [R]
No TX-20 Gonzalez, Charles [D]
Aye TX-21 Smith, Lamar [R]
Aye TX-22 Olson, Pete [R]
Aye TX-23 Canseco, Francisco [R]
Aye TX-24 Marchant, Kenny [R]
No TX-25 Doggett, Lloyd [D]
Aye TX-26 Burgess, Michael [R]
Aye TX-27 Farenthold, Blake [R]
Aye TX-28 Cuellar, Henry [D]
Aye TX-29 Green, Raymond [D]
No TX-30 Johnson, Eddie [D]
Aye TX-31 Carter, John [R]
Aye TX-32 Sessions, Peter [R]
Aye UT-1 Bishop, Rob [R]
Aye UT-2 Matheson, Jim [D]
Aye UT-3 Chaffetz, Jason [R]
No VT-0 Welch, Peter [D]
Aye VA-1 Wittman, Rob [R]
Aye VA-2 Rigell, E. [R]
No VA-3 Scott, Robert [D]
Aye VA-4 Forbes, J. [R]
Aye VA-5 Hurt, Robert [R]
Aye VA-6 Goodlatte, Robert [R]
Aye VA-7 Cantor, Eric [R]
No VA-8 Moran, James [D]
Aye VA-9 Griffith, H. [R]
Aye VA-10 Wolf, Frank [R]
Aye VA-11 Connolly, Gerald [D]
Aye WA-1 Inslee, Jay [D]
No WA-2 Larsen, Rick [D]
Aye WA-3 Herrera Beutler, Jaime [R]
Not Voting WA-4 Hastings, Doc [R]
Aye WA-5 McMorris Rodgers, Cathy [R]
Aye WA-6 Dicks, Norman [D]
No WA-7 McDermott, James [D]
Aye WA-8 Reichert, Dave [R]
No WA-9 Smith, Adam [D]
West Virginia
Aye WV-1 McKinley, David [R]
Aye WV-2 Capito, Shelley [R]
Aye WV-3 Rahall, Nick [D]
No WI-1 Ryan, Paul [R]
No WI-2 Baldwin, Tammy [D]
Aye WI-3 Kind, Ronald [D]
No WI-4 Moore, Gwen [D]
No WI-5 Sensenbrenner, F. [R]
No WI-6 Petri, Thomas [R]
No WI-7 Duffy, Sean [R]
Aye WI-8 Ribble, Reid [R]
Aye WY-0 Lummis, Cynthia [R]