Last Updated on December 13, 2021.
As people across the world continued to suffer through multiple crises in public health, inequality, climate change, and more, Congress authorized more than three quarters of a trillion dollars for the already-bloated Pentagon budget. They could have acted differently.
Representatives Mark Pocan and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez introduced an amendment to the Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to cut the Pentagon budget by 10%. Representatives Barbara Lee and Sara Jacobs also introduced an amendment that would have limited the Pentagon budget to the president’s suggested level, attempting to reverse an unnecessary $25 billion increase. Both of these amendments sought to limit wasteful Pentagon spending so those funds could be invested in critical human needs.
At the end of the day, the Pocan-AOC amendment received 86 votes and the Lee-Jacobs amendment received 142. With regard to the Lee-Jacobs amendment, getting the majority of the Democratic Caucus’ support is a momentous achievement for our movement — and proof of its growing power. But it wasn’t enough. Now, it’s time to tell your members of Congress how you feel about their votes.
Below, you will find a list of all the members of Congress who voted for at least one amendment (or both!) to cut the Pentagon budget and, instead, invest in our communities. If your member’s name is here, be sure to thank them for their support! If not, it’s time to hold them accountable.
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Did your Representative vote for ONLY the Pocan-AOC amendment?
|Andre Carson (D-IN-7)|
|Lou Correa (D-CA-46)|
|Chellie Pingree (D-ME-1)|
Did your Representative vote for ONLY the Lee-Jacobs amendment?
|Alma Adams (D-NC-12)||Dwight Evans (D-PA-3)||Frank Mrvan (D-IN-1)|
|Pete Aguilar (D-CA-31)||Bill Foster (D-IL-11)||Jimmy Panetta (D-CA-20)|
|Ami Bera (D-CA-7)||Ruben Gallego (D-AZ-7)||Bill Pascrell (D-NJ-9)|
|Don Beyer (D-VA-8)||Sylvia Garcia (D-TX-29)||Dean Phillips (D-MN-3)|
|Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-DE-1)||Al Green (D-TX-9)||David Price (D-NC-4)|
|Brendan Boyle (D-PA-2)||Josh Harder (D-CA-10)||Mike Quigley (D-IL-5)|
|Salud Carbajal (D-CA-24)||Jim Himes (D-CT-4)||Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA-40)|
|Sean Casten (D-IL-6)||Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA-6)||Raul Ruiz (D-CA-36)|
|David Cicilline (D-RI-1)||Steny Hoyer (D-MD-5)||C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD-2)|
|Yvette Clarke (D-NY-9)||Sara Jacobs (D-CA-53)||Kurt Schrader (D-OR-5)|
|Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO-5)||Robin Kelly (D-IL-2)||Terri Sewell (D-AL-7)|
|Jim Clyburn (D-SC-6)||Derek Kilmer (D-WA-6)||Brad Sherman (D-CA-30)|
|Gerry Connolly (D-VA-11)||Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-IL-8)||Adam Smith (D-WA-9)|
|Jim Cooper (D-TN-5)||Annie Kuster (D-NH-2)||Haley Stevens (D-MI-11)|
|Jason Crow (D-CO-6)||Rick Larsen (D-WA-2)||Marilyn Strickland (D-WA-10)|
|Madeleine Dean (D-PA-4)||Al Lawson (D-FL-5)||Mike Thompson (D-CA-5)|
|Diana DeGette (D-CO-1)||Tom Malinowski (D-NJ-7)||Dina Titus (D-NV-1)|
|Rosa DeLauro (D-CT-3)||Betty McCollum (D-MN-4)||Lauren Underwood (D-IL-14)|
|Suzan DelBene (D-WA-1)||Gregory Meeks (D-NY-5)||Nikema Williams (D-GA-5)|
|Ted Deutch (D-FL-22)||Joe Morelle (D-NY-25)|
Did your Representative vote for BOTH the Pocan-AOC and Lee-Jacobs amendments?
|Jake Auchincloss (D-MA-4)||Jahana Hayes (D-CT-5)||Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY-14)|
|Nanette Barragan (D-CA-44)||Jared Huffman (D-CA-2)||Ilhan Omar (D-MN-5)|
|Karen Bass (D-CA-37)||Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX-18)||Frank Pallone (D-NJ-6)|
|Joyce Beatty (D-OH-3)||Pramila Jayapal (D-WA-7)||Donald Payne (D-NJ-10)|
|Earl Blumenauer (D-OR-3)||Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY-8)||Mark Pocan (D-WI-2)|
|Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR-1)||Eddie Johnson (D-TX-30)||Katie Porter (D-CA-45)|
|Jamaal Bowman (D-NY-16)||Hank Johnson (D-GA-4)||Ayanna Pressley (D-MA-7)|
|Cori Bush (D-MO-1)||Mondaire Jones (D-NY-17)||Jamie Raskin (D-MD-8)|
|Tony Cardenas (D-CA-29)||Ro Khanna (D-CA-17)||Bobby Rush (D-IL-1)|
|Kathy Castor (D-FL-14)||Dan Kildee (D-MI-5)||Linda Sanchez (D-CA-38)|
|Joaquin Castro (D-TX-20)||Brenda Lawrence (D-MI-14)||John Sarbanes (D-MD-3)|
|Judy Chu (D-CA-27)||Barbara Lee (D-CA-13)||Jan Schakowsky (D-IL-9)|
|Katherine Clark (D-MA-5)||Teresa Leger Fernandez (D-NM-3)||Adam Schiff (D-CA-28)|
|Steve Cohen (D-TN-9)||Andy Levin (D-MI-9)||Jackie Speier (D-CA-14)|
|Danny Davis (D-IL-7)||Ted Lieu (D-CA-33)||Melanie Stansbury (D-NM-1)|
|Peter DeFazio (D-OR-4)||Zoe Lofgren (D-CA-19)||Mark Takano (D-CA-41)|
|Mark DeSaulnier (D-CA-11)||Alan Lowenthal (D-CA-47)||Rashida Tlaib (D-MI-13)|
|Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-MI-12)||Carolyn Maloney (D-NY-12)||Paul Tonko (D-NY-20)|
|Lloyd Doggett (D-TX-35)||Doris Matsui (D-CA-6)||Ritchie Torres (D-NY-15)|
|Mike Doyle (D-PA-18)||Jim McGovern (D-MA-2)||Lori Trahan (D-MA-3)|
|Veronica Escobar (D-TX-16)||Jerry McNerney (D-CA-9)||Juan Vargas (D-CA-51)|
|Anna Eshoo (D-CA-18)||Grace Meng (D-NY-6)||Nydia Velazquez (D-NY-7)|
|Adriano Espaillat (D-NY-13)||Kweisi Mfume (D-MD-7)||Maxine Waters (D-CA-43)|
|Lois Frankel (D-FL-21)||Gwen Moore (D-WI-4)||Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ-12)|
|John Garamendi (D-CA-3)||Jerry Nadler (D-NY-10)||Peter Welch (D-VT-1)|
|Chuy Garcia (D-IL-4)||Grace Napolitano (D-CA-32)||Frederica Wilson (D-FL-24)|
|Jimmy Gomez (D-CA-34)||Joe Neguse (D-CO-2)||John Yarmuth (D-KY-3)|
|Raul Grijalva (D-AZ-3)||Marie Newman (D-IL-3)|
December 9, 2021