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Rep. Chris Cox is asking all House GOPers to sign a pledge to support any Bush budget-related veto. We called around to see who's on board.

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Has Your Representative Signed the Veto Pledge?

Rep. Chris Cox is asking all House GOPers to sign a pledge to support any Bush budget-related veto. We called around to see who’s on board.

Rep. Chris Cox (R.-Calif.) is asking Republican House members to sign a pledge to support President Bush on any veto he casts to control government spending. Because it takes a two-thirds vote of both houses to override a veto, it would take the pledges of only 146 House Republicans (out of 228) to insure that no Bush spending-related veto is over-ridden. The Cox Pledge reads:

“Dear Mr. President: To help you control spending during the remainder of the 108th Congress, we will vote to sustain any veto you exercise on the basis that the legislation you veto would result in unnecessary spending.”

One hundred members had signed it. This week, HUMAN EVENTS contacted the offices of the remaining 128 House Republicans and asked whether they planned to sign. Four — Johnny Isakson (Ga.), John Boehner (Ohio), Bob Goodlatte (Va.) and Ralph Hall (Tex.) — said, “Yes.” The remaining 129 either did not respond, were undecided, or said, “No.” The results are below. If you would like to call your representative to urge him to take the pledge, he can be reached through the Capitol switchboard at: (202) 224-3121.

Alabama
Aderholt, Robert —- Undecided
Bachus, Spencer —- Did Not Respond
Bonner, Jo —- Did Not Respond
Everett, Terry —- Did Not Respond
Rogers, Mike —- Signed

Alaska
Young, Don —- Did Not Respond

Arizona
Flake, Jeff —- Signed
Franks, Trent —- Signed
Hayworth, J.D. —- Signed
Kolbe, Jim —- Signed
Renzi, Rick —- Did Not Respond
Shadegg, John —- Signed

Arkansas
Boozman, Jay —- Did Not Respond

California
Bono, Mary —- No
Calvert, Ken —- Undecided
Cox, Chris —- Signed
Cunningham, Duke —- Did Not Respond
Doolittle, John —- Signed
Dreier, David —- Signed
Gallegly, Elton —- Signed
Herger, Wally —- Signed
Hunter, Duncan —- Did Not Respond
Issa, Darrell —- Signed
Lewis, Jerry —- Did Not Respond
McKeon, Buck —- Signed
Miller, Gary —- Signed
Nunes, Devin —- Did Not Respond
Ose, Doug —- Signed
Pombo, Richard —- Signed
Radanovich, George —- Signed
Rohrabacher, Dana —- Signed
Royce, Ed —- Signed
Thomas, Bill —- Did Not Respond

Colorado
Beauprez, Bob —- Signed
Hefley, Joel —- Signed
McInnis, Scott —- Signed
Musgrave, Marilyn —- Signed
Tancredo, Tom —- Signed

Connecticut
Johnson, Nancy —- Did Not Respond
Shays, Chris —- Did Not Respond
Simmons, Mark —- Did Not Respond

Delaware
Castle, Mike —- Did Not Respond

Florida
Bilirakis, Mike —- Did Not Respond
Brown-Waite, Ginny —- Did Not Respond
Crenshaw, Ander —- Did Not Respond
Diaz-Balart, Lincoln —- Signed
Diaz-Balart, Mario —- Signed
Feeney, Tom —- Signed
Foley, Mark —- Did Not Respond
Goss, Porter —- Did Not Respond
Harris, Katherine —- No
Keller, Rick —- Signed
Mica, John —- Did Not Respond
Miller, Jeff —- Signed
Puntam, Adam —- Signed
Ros-Lehtinen, Ileana —- Did Not Respond
Shaw, Clay —- No
Sterns, Cliff —- Signed
Weldon, Dave —- Did Not Respond
Young, Bill —- No

Georgia
Burns, Max —- Did Not Respond
Collins, Mac —- Signed
Deal, Nathan —- Did Not Respond
Gingrey, Phil —- Signed
Isakson, Johnny —- Yes
Kingston, Jack —- Signed
Linder, John —- Signed
Norwood, Charlie —- Signed

Idaho
Otter, Butch —- Signed
Simpson, Mike —- Did Not Respond

Illinois
Biggert, Judy —- Did Not Respond
Crane, Phil —- Signed
Hastert, Dennis —- Did Not Respond
Hyde, Henry —- Signed
Johnson, Tim —- No
Kirk, Steven —- Signed
LaHood, Ray —- Did Not Respond
Manzullo, Donald —- Signed
Shimkus, John —- Signed
Weller, Jerry —- Undecided

Indiana
Burton, Dan —- Signed
Buyer, Steve —- Did Not Respond
Chocola, Chris —- Signed
Hostettler, John —- Signed
Pence, Mike —- Signed
Souder, Mark —- Signed

Iowa
King, Steve —- Signed
Latham, Tom —- Did Not Respond
Leach, Jim —- Did Not Respond
Nussle, Jim —- Did Not Respond

Kansas
Moran, Jerry —- Did Not Respond
Ryun, Jim —- Signed
Tiahrt, Todd —- Signed

Kentucky
Lewis, Ron —- Signed
Northup, Anne —- Did Not Respond
Rogers, Hal —- Did Not Respond
Whitfield, Ed —- Did Not Respond

Louisiana
Baker, Richard —- Did Not Respond
McCrery, Jim —- Did Not Respond
Tauzin, Billy —- Did Not Respond
Vitter, David —- Signed

Maryland
Bartlett, Roscoe —- Signed
Gilchrest, Wayne —- Undecided

Michigan
Camp, Dave —- Signed
Ehlers, Vernon —- No
Hoekstra, Pete —- Signed
Knollenberg, Joe —- Did Not Respond
McCotter, Thaddeus —- Did Not Respond
Miller, Candace —- Did Not Respond
Rogers, Mike —- Did Not Respond
Smith, Nick —- Signed
Upton, Fred —- Did Not Respond

Minnesota
Gutknecht, Gil —- Signed
Kennedy, Mark —- Signed
Kline, John —- Signed
Ramstad, Jim —- Did Not Respond

Mississippi
Pickering, Charles —- No
Wicker, Roger —- Did Not Respond

Missouri
Akin, Todd —- Signed
Blunt, Roy —- Did Not Respond
Emerson, Jo Ann —- Did Not Respond
Graves, Sam —- Signed
Hulshof, Kenny —- Did Not Respond

Montana
Rehberg, Denny —- Did Not Respond

North Carolina
Ballenger, Cass —- No
Burr, Richard —- Signed
Coble, Howard —- Did Not Respond
Hayes, Robin —- Did Not Respond
Jones, Walter —- Signed
Myrick, Sue —- Signed
Taylor, Charles —- Did Not Respond

New Hampshire
Bass, Charlie —- No
Bradley, Jeb —- Did Not Respond

New Jersey
Ferguson, Mike —- No
Frelinghuysen, Rodney —- Did Not Respond
Garrett, Scott —- Signed
LoBiondo, Frank —- Did Not Respond
Saxton, Jim —- Did Not Respond
Smith, Chris —- Did Not Respond

New Mexico
Pearce, Steve —- Did Not Respond
Wilson, Heather —- Did Not Respond

New York
Boehlert, Sherwood —- Did Not Respond
Fossella, Vito —- Did Not Respond
Houghton, Amo —- Did Not Respond
Kelly, Sue —- Did Not Respond
King, Pete —- Did Not Respond
McHugh, John —- Did Not Respond
Quinn, Jack —- No
Reynolds, Tom —- Signed
Sweeney, John —- Did Not Respond
Walsh, James —- Did Not Respond

Nebraska
Bereuter, Doug —- Did Not Respond
Osborne, Tom —- Did Not Respond
Terry, Lee —- Signed

Nevada
Gibbons, Jim —- Signed
Porter, Jon —- Did Not Respond

Ohio
Boehner, John —- Yes
Chabot, Steve —- Signed
Gillmor, Paul —- Did Not Respond
Hobson, David —- Did Not Respond
LaTourette, Steven —- Did Not Respond
Ney, Bob —- Did Not Respond
Oxley, Mike —- Undecided
Portman, Rob —- Did Not Respond
Pryce, Deborah —- No
Regula, Ralph —- No
Tiberi, Patrick —- Signed
Turner, Mike —- Did Not Respond

Oklahoma
Cole, Tom —- Signed
Istook, Ernest —- Signed
Lucas, Frank —- Did Not Respond
Sullivan, John —- Signed

Oregon
Walden, Greg —- Did Not Respond

Pennsylvania
Brady,Kevin —- Signed
English, Phil —- No
Gerlach, Jim —- No
Greenwood, Jim —- Did Not Respond
Hart, Melissa —- Signed
Murphy, Tim —- Did Not Respond
Peterson, John —- No
Pitts, Joseph —- Signed
Platts, Todd —- Did Not Respond
Sherwood, Don —- Did Not Respond
Shuster, Bill —- Did Not Respond
Toomey, Pat —- Signed
Weldon, Curt —- Did Not Respond

South Carolina
Barrett, J.Gresham —- Signed
Brown, Henry —- No
DeMint, Jim —- Signed
Wilson, Joe —- Signed

Tennessee
Blackburn, Marsha —- Signed
Duncan, John —- Undecided
Jenkins, William —- Signed
Wamp, Zach —- Did Not Respond

Texas
Barton, Joe —- Did Not Respond
Bonilla, Henry —- Did Not Respond
Brady,Kevin —- Did Not Respond
Burgess, Mike —- Did Not Respond
Carter,John —- Signed
Culberson, John —- Signed
DeLay,Tom —- Did Not Respond
Granger, Kay —- Did Not Respond
Hall, Ralph —- Yes
Hensarling, Jeb —- Signed
Johnson, Sam —- Signed
Neugebauer, Randy —- Signed
Paul, Ron —- Signed
Sessions, Pete —- Signed
Smith, Lamar —- Did Not Respond
Thornberry, Mac —- Did Not Respond

Utah
Bishop, Bob —- Did Not Respond
Canon,Chris —- Signed

Virginia
Cantor, Eric —- Signed
Davis,Jo Ann —- Signed
Davis,Tom —- Did Not Respond
Forbes, Randy —- Signed
Goode,Virgil —- Signed
Goodlatte, Robert —- Yes
Schrock, Ed —- Signed
Wolf, Frank —- Did Not Respond

West Virginia
Capito, Shelley —- Did Not Respond

Washington
Dunn,Jennifer —- Signed
Hastings, Doc —- No
Nethercutt, George —- Did Not Respond

Wisconsin
Green,Mark —- Signed
Petri, Tom —- No
Ryan, Paul —- Signed
Sensenbrenner, James —- Signed

Wyoming
Cubin, Barbara —- Signed

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