Roll Call of 87 House Republicans Voting YES to Open Government: Tom Cole Stands Alone in OK Delegation

Oklahoma Congressman Tom Cole (R-4th) defected from the remainder of the Oklahoma House delegation and voted to end the government shutdown with

Tom Cole

Tom Cole

absolutely nothing achieved to benefit taxpayers. Funny thing about Cole, during the August recess, Cole was siding with Oklahoma Senator Tom Coburn against the fight to defund ObamaCare, a fight now blamed for the the subsequent shutdown, but Coburn voted ‘no’ on passing last night’s continuing resolution. Tom Cole voted yes and stands alone in Oklahoma.

The legislation allowed a $2.9 BILLION kickback to the state of Kentucky, as written by ranking GOPer Kentuckian Mitch McConnell. The deal was done so quickly I doubt many in the House knew about the Kentucky Kickback. America will never thrive under our current system.

Of 231 Republicans available to vote ‘no,’ 144 did so. A total of 215 votes were needed for passage. I ask each of those voting ‘yes,” this question:

Had we continued the fight up to the point that we actually did not have the true ability to pay the debt on our debt, do you believe that Democrats would not have come to the table immediately, regardless of what Obama wanted? 

Carrying on the fight with the will to win, and the Constitutional authority to keep the purse strings drawn tightly, would have saved us for generations, with some assured pain the near future, but not coming close to the future agony your children face. Continuing the fight without wavering is what the Founding Fathers did, and would have done today had they found themselves in at this appalling point in history.

Below is the roll call vote of the 87 U.S. Representatives voting ‘yes’ for passing the continuing resolution and bringing multiple thousands of unneeded government workers back to the trough, is below.

Spencer Bachus R AL-6
Lou Barletta R PA-11
Dan Benishek R MI-1
Gus Bilirakis R FL-12
John A. Boehner R OH-8
Charles Boustany Jr. R LA-3
Susan Brooks R IN-5
Vern Buchanan R FL-16
Ken Calvert R CA-42
Dave Camp R MI-4
Eric Cantor R VA-7
Shelley Moore Capito R WV-2
Howard Coble R NC-6
Mike Coffman R CO-6
Paul Cook R CA-8
Tom Cole R OK-4
Tom Cotton R AR-4
Kevin Cramer R ND-1
Rick Crawford R AR-1
Ander Crenshaw R FL-4
Steve Daines R MT-1
Rodney Davis R IL-13
Charlie Dent R PA-15
Mario Diaz-Balart R FL-25
Michael G. Fitzpatrick R PA-8
Jeff Fortenberry R NE-1
Rodney Frelinghuysen R NJ-11
Cory Gardner R CO-4
Jim Gerlach R PA-6
Chris Gibson R NY-19
Tim Griffin R AR-2
Mike Grimm R NY-11
Brett Guthrie R KY-2
Richard Hanna R NY-22
Gregg Harper R MS-3
Doc Hastings R WA-4
Joe Heck R NV-3
Jaime Herrera Beutler R WA-3
Darrell Issa R CA-49
Lynn Jenkins R KS-2
Dave Joyce R OH-14
Mike Kelly R PA-3
Peter T. King R NY-2
Adam Kinzinger R IL-16
John Kline R MN-2
Leonard Lance R NJ-7
Tom Latham R IA-3
Frank A. LoBiondo R NJ-2
Kevin McCarthy R CA-23
Patrick T. McHenry R NC-10
Howard P. McKeon R CA-25
David McKinley R WV-1
Cathy McMorris Rodgers R WA-5
Pat Meehan R PA-7
Gary G. Miller R CA-31
Tim Murphy R PA-18
Devin Nunes R CA-22
Erik Paulsen R MN-3
Robert Pittenger R NC-9
Dave Reichert R WA-8
Reid Ribble R WI-8
Scott Rigell R VA-2
Harold Rogers R KY-5
Mike Rogers R MI-8
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R FL-27
Peter Roskam R IL-6
Jon Runyan R NJ-3
Aaron Schock R IL-18
John Shimkus R IL-15
Bill Shuster R PA-9
Mike Simpson R ID-2
Adrian Smith R NE-3
Christopher H. Smith R NJ-4
Steve Stivers R OH-15
Lee Terry R NE-2
Glenn Thompson R PA-5
Pat Tiberi R OH-12
Scott Tipton R CO-3
Fred Upton R MI-6
David Valadao R CA-21
Daniel Webster R FL-10
Edward Whitfield R KY-1
Robert J. Wittman R VA-1
Frank R. Wolf R VA-10
Steve Womack R AR-3
Don Young R AK-1
Todd Young R IN-9

During the August 2013 recess, Cole’s Townhall constituent asked if a shutdown happened, would he and the Executive and Judicial branches also lose their salaries, and he replied “absolutely.”

Tom,  let us know how you can assure us you turned down your salary, because ‘no salary’ was not a part of any plan. You’ve signed a pledge to refuse all salary, but really, people can’t give back their Social Security, even when they’re dead, so I doubt you can keep that check from being processed. We want an auditor to prove to us that your 16-day paycheck was donated to charity.

Related and Background:

McConnell Kickback in CR $2.9 BILLION: Betrayal of Hastert Rule – Legislators Retain 72% O-Care Subsidy

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  • poptoy1949

    NO. You really do not want to hear what I REALLY WANT TO SAY. I am well past 60 and I do not think I have ever been this angry in my entire life. So I am going to shut up for now…..just for now.