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Darrell Vermilion 5 months
I put this in a reply to another comment but figured others might also find it useful: Passed 402-12 with 19 abstentions. Of the 12 "nay" votes, 11 were Republican and 1 was Independent: Nay AL 5th  R  Brooks, Mo Nay AZ 4th  R  Gosar, Paul Nay AZ 5th  R  Biggs, Andy Nay CO 4th  R  Buck, Ken Nay GA 10th  R  Hice, Jody Nay KY 4th  R  Massie, Thomas Nay MD 1st  R  Harris, Andy Nay MI 3rd  I  Amash, Justin Nay SC 5th  R  Norman, Ralph Nay TN 6th  R  Rose, John Nay TX 19th  R  Arrington, Jodey Nay TX 27th  R  Cloud, Michael Source: https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/116-2019/h474 It's worth noting that people oftentimes vote against bills for all sorts of reasons. I would look into their personal justifications as to why they voted the way they did on a particular bill (in my experience, a representative's website is usually a good place to find this type of information).
Petri Fide 5 months
@Darrell - Agree... too often an R or D will propose a reasonable bill only ro have an opposing R or D contaminate the bill with frivolous earmarks. Then when Congressional representatives oppose the bill because of the frivolous earmarks, they will get accused of opposing the original bill with no mention of the earmarks. This happens all the time with Appropriation Bills that have earmark funding for strange things like a half million dollars for a Sparta Teapot Museum or over the past two years, legislators have added an average of 257 earmarks costing $15 billion. There are many reasons reasonable sounding bills get voted against.
Nika D 5 months
Agree—when I see people like Amash or Massie or Rand Paul oppose a bill, it’s almost always on the grounds that pork has been thrown in or government is given undue power.