Legislative Scorecard

By combining votes on civil liberties, non-intervention, personal freedom, government spending, and monetary policy we are able to provide a more accurate measure of who supports the liberty agenda. We can also prevent legislators from claiming support when convenient but voting the other way when they think no one is watching. We are watching and with your help - we will ensure Congress knows it.

Get legislative updates

Mulvaney Amendment to Reduce Funding in the Overseas Contingency Operations Budget

Amendment to: H.R. 2397 - Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2014

LFA Vote

Yea

Result

Yea
215-206

Weight

1x

Bill Description

This amendment, offered by Rep. Mulvaney (R-SC), Rep. Van Hollen (D-MD), Rep. Coffman (R-CO), and Rep. Murphy (D-FL), reduced funds made available in the Overseas Contingency Operations budgets by approximately $3.55 billion to correspond with the amount requested by the President while protecting amounts made available for homeland defense and emergency response.

Liberty for All's Position

Prior to this amendment, the Defense Department Appropriations bill continued to illustrate the excesses of the modern military-industrial complex by providing more funding than had been determined necessary and requested by the executive branch. Liberty For All is opposed to wasting taxpayer dollars in all its forms and it is immoral and disrespectful to the sacrifices made by American military families to dole out bloated contracts and crony gifts to well-connected contractors under the guise of national defense and in their name. By cutting unnecessary funding while still providing for homeland defense and emergency response, this amendment was another small step in the direction towards reducing wasteful defense spending and reeling in the ballooning deficit without jeopardizing the lives of our military or our national defense.

Sort Votes

Displaying:
Republican and Democratic Votes
Loading
Loading
Loading

Name
Rep
Vote
LFA
Vote

Robert Aderholt

Republican Representative - AL 4

Nay
Yea

Justin Amash

Republican Representative - MI 3

Yea
Yea

Mark Amodei

Republican Representative - NV 2

Nay
Yea

Robert Andrews

Democratic Representative - NJ 1

Yea
Yea

Michele Bachmann

Republican Representative - MN 6

Nay
Yea

Spencer Bachus

Republican Representative - AL 6

Nay
Yea

Ron Barber

Democratic Representative - AZ 2

Nay
Yea

Lou Barletta

Republican Representative - PA 11

Not Voting
Yea

Garland Barr

Republican Representative - KY 6

Nay
Yea

John Barrow

Democratic Representative - GA 12

Nay
Yea

Joe Barton

Republican Representative - TX 6

Yea
Yea

Karen Bass

Democratic Representative - CA 37

Yea
Yea

Joyce Beatty

Democratic Representative - OH 3

Yea
Yea

Xavier Becerra

Democratic Representative - CA 34

Yea
Yea

Dan Benishek

Republican Representative - MI 1

Nay
Yea

Kerry Bentivolio

Republican Representative - MI 11

Nay
Yea

Ami Bera

Democratic Representative - CA 7

Yea
Yea

Gus Bilirakis

Republican Representative - FL 12

Nay
Yea

Rob Bishop

Republican Representative - UT 1

Nay
Yea

Sanford Bishop

Democratic Representative - GA 2

Yea
Yea