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House Passes Huge, Pork-Laden Highway Bill

Here’s a six-year, $275 billion highway bill for federal highways, highway safety and research programs, mass transit programs, and numerous unrelated projects.

On April 1, by a vote of 357 to 65, the House passed a six-year, $275 billion highway bill for federal highways, highway safety and research programs, mass transit programs, and numerous unrelated projects. The final vote came after the House soundly rejected an amendment to the Surface Transportation bill (HR 3350) sponsored by Rep. Jeff Flake (R.-Ariz.) that was designed to control highway spending by setting a limit on earmarks.

President Bush had previously threatened to veto any bill over $256 billion, but with an election looming, many members doubt he will actually make good on this threat. In addition, the Senate appears poised to pass an even more costly $318-billion bill.

In 1982, there were a total of 10 earmarks in the highway authorization bill. In 1987, President Reagan vetoed the bill because there were 152 earmarks, something he thought was unacceptable. Six years later, there were 500 earmarks in the bill. This most recent bill contains 3,000 earmarks–just for the House.

A “yes” vote was a vote for the highway bill. A “no” vote was a vote against the highway bill.

For the Bill: 357 Against the Bill: 65
REPUBLICANS FOR: 162
Aderholt
Bachus
Baker
Ballenger
Bartlett (MD)
Bass
Beauprez
Bereuter
Biggert
Bishop (UT)
Blackburn
Boehlert
Bonilla
Bonner
Bono
Boozman
Bradley (NH)
Brown (SC)
Burgess
Burr
Burton (IN)
Buyer
Calvert
Camp
Cannon
Capito
Carter
Chabot
Chocola
Coble
Collins
Cox
Crane
Cubin
Cunningham
Davis, Jo Ann
Davis, Tom
DeLay
Doolittle
Dreier
Duncan
Dunn
Ehlers
Emerson
English
Everett
Ferguson
Forbes
Fossella
Frelinghuysen
Gallegly
Garrett (NJ)
Gerlach
Gibbons
Gilchrest
Gillmor
Goode
Goodlatte
Granger
Graves
Greenwood
Hall
Hart
Hastings (WA)
Hayes
Hayworth
Hefley
Herger
Hobson
Hoekstra
Hostettler
Houghton
Hyde
Issa
Jenkins
Johnson (CT)
Johnson (IL)
Kelly
Kennedy (MN)
King (IA)
King (NY)
Kirk
Knollenberg
LaHood
Latham
LaTourette
Leach
Lewis (CA)
Lewis (KY)
LoBiondo
Manzullo
McCotter
McCrery
McHugh
McInnis
McKeon
Mica
Miller, Gary
Miller (MI)
Moran (KS)
Murphy
Musgrave
Nethercutt
Neugebauer
Ney
Northup
Nunes
Nussle
Osborne
Ose
Oxley
Pearce
Peterson (PA)
Petri
Pickering
Pitts
Platts
Pombo
Porter
Portman
Pryce (OH)
Quinn
Radanovich
Ramstad
Regula
Rehberg
Renzi
Reynolds
Rogers (AL)
Rogers (KY)
Rohrabacher
Royce
Ryun (KS)
Schrock
Sessions
Shays
Sherwood
Shimkus
Shuster
Simmons
Smith (NJ)
Smith (TX)
Sweeney
Taylor (NC)
Terry
Thomas
Tiahrt
Tiberi
Turner (OH)
Upton
Vitter
Walden (OR)
Walsh
Wamp
Weldon (PA)
Weller
Whitfield
Wicker
Wilson (NM)
Wilson (SC)
Wolf
Young (AK)

DEMOCRATS FOR: 194
Abercrombie
Ackerman
Alexander
Allen
Andrews
Baca
Baird
Baldwin
Ballance
Becerra
Bell
Berkley
Berman
Berry
Bishop (GA)
Bishop (NY)
Blumenauer
Boswell
Boucher
Brady (PA)
Brown,
Brown (OH)
Capps
Capuano
Cardin
Cardoza
Carson (IN)
Carson (OK)
Case
Chandler
Clay
Clyburn
Conyers
Cooper
Corrine
Costello
Cramer
Crowley
Cummings
Davis (AL)
Davis (CA)
Davis (IL)
Davis (TN)
DeFazio
DeGette
Delahunt
DeLauro
Dicks
Dingell
Doggett
Dooley (CA)
Doyle
Edwards
Emanuel
Engel
Eshoo
Etheridge
Evans
Farr
Fattah
Filner
Ford
Frank (MA)
Frost
Gephardt
Gonzalez
Gordon
Green (TX)
Grijalva
Gutierrez
Harman
Hinchey
Hinojosa
Hoeffel
Holden
Holt
Honda
Hooley (OR)
Hoyer
Inslee
Israel
Jackson (IL)
Jackson-Lee (TX)
Jefferson
John
Johnson, E. B.
Jones (OH)
Kanjorski
Kaptur
Kennedy (RI)
Kildee
Kilpatrick
Kind
Kleczka
Kucinich
Lampson
Langevin
Lantos
Larsen (WA)
Larson (CT)
Lee
Levin
Lewis (GA)
Linda
Lipinski
Lofgren
Lowey
Lucas (KY)
Lynch
Majette
Maloney
Markey
Marshall
Matheson
Matsui
McCarthy (MO)
McCarthy (NY)
McCollum
McDermott
McGovern
McIntyre
McNulty
Meehan
Meek (FL)
Meeks (NY)
Menendez
Michaud
Millender-McDonald
Miller (NC)
Mollohan
Moore
Moran (VA)
Murtha
Nadler
Napolitano
Neal (MA)
Oberstar
Obey
Olver
Ortiz
Owens
Pallone
Pascrell
Pastor
Payne
Pelosi
Peterson (MN)
Pomeroy
Price (NC)
Rahall
Rangel
Rodriguez
Ross
Rothman
Roybal-Allard
Ruppersberger
Rush
Ryan (OH)
Sabo
S√?∆? ¬°nchez,
Sanchez, Loretta
Sandlin
Schakowsky
Schiff
Scott (GA)
Scott (VA)
Serrano
Sherman
Skelton
Slaughter
Smith (WA)
Snyder
Solis
Spratt
Stenholm
Strickland
Stupak
Tauscher
Taylor (MS)
Thompson (CA)
Thompson (MS)
Tierney
Towns
Turner (TX)
Udall (CO)
Udall (NM)
Van Hollen
Vel√?∆? ¬°zquez
Visclosky
Waters
Watson
Watt
Weiner
Woolsey
Wu
Wynn

INDEPENDENT FOR: 1
Sanders

REPUBLICANS AGAINST: 59
Akin
Barrett (SC)
Barton (TX)
Bilirakis
Blunt
Boehner
Brady (TX)
Brown-Waite, Ginny
Burns
Cantor
Castle
Cole
Crenshaw
Deal (GA)
Diaz-Balart, L.
Diaz-Balart, M.
Feeney
Flake
Foley
Franks (AZ)
Gingrey
Goss
Green (WI)
Gutknecht
Harris
Hensarling
Isakson
Istook
Johnson, Sam
Jones (NC)
Keller
Kingston
Kline
Kolbe
Linder
Lucas (OK)
Miller (FL)
Myrick
Norwood
Otter
Paul
Pence
Putnam
Rogers (MI)
Ros-Lehtinen
Ryan (WI)
Sensenbrenner
Shadegg
Shaw
Simpson
Smith (MI)
Souder
Stearns
Sullivan
Tancredo
Thornberry
Toomey
Weldon (FL)
Young (FL)

DEMOCRATS AGAINST: 6
Boyd
Davis (FL)
Deutsch
Hastings (FL)
Hill
Wexler

Not Voting: 11

REPUBLICANS (6): DEMOCRATS (5): INDEPENDENTS (0)
Culberson
DeMint
Hulshof
Hunter
Saxton
Tauzin
Miller, George
Reyes
Stark
Tanner
Waxman
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