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How did Catholics vote for the Protect Life Act…

10-17-11 Posted by Admin in Abortion, Blog, Congress 2 Comments

On Thursday, October 13, 2011, the House of Representatives passed the Protect Life Act. H.R. 358 amends the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to modify special rules relating to coverage of abortion services.

The bill received bipartisan support with 15 Democrats and 236 Republicans voting for the Protect Life Act.  Two Republicans and 170 Democrats voted no. Three Republicans and seven Democrats did not vote. Continue reading to see how your Member of Congress voted.

  • 59 Catholic Republicans voted YES.
  • 1 Catholic Republican voted NO (Hanna, NY-24th).
  • 6 Catholic Democrats voted YES.
  • 56 Catholic Democrats voted NO.

Four Catholic members did not vote:

  • Boehner (R, Ohio-8th) Note: Speaker does not normally vote
  • Camp (R, Michigan-4th)
  • Gonzalez (D, Texas-20th)
  • Reyes (D, Texas-16th)

The full vote list included below (click here to see the official vote tally):

Member State District Party H.R. 358 Vote
Ackerman, Gary L. NY 5th D No
Adams, Sandy FL 24th R Yes
Aderholt, Robert B. AL 4th R Yes
Akin, W. Todd MO 2nd R Yes
Alexander, Rodney LA 5th R Yes
Altmire, Jason PA 4th D Yes Catholic
Amash, Justin MI 3rd R Yes
Amodei, Mark NV 2nd R Yes
Andrews, Robert E. NJ 1st D No
Austria, Steve OH 7th R Yes Catholic
Baca, Joe CA 43rd D No Catholic
Bachmann, Michele MN 6th R Did Not Vote
Bachus, Spencer AL 6th R Yes
Baldwin, Tammy WI 2nd D No
Barletta, Lou PA 11th R Yes Catholic
Barrow, John GA 12th D No
Bartlett, Roscoe G. MD 6th R Yes
Barton, Joe TX 6th R Yes
Bass, Charles F. NH 2nd R Yes
Bass, Karen CA 33rd D No
Becerra, Xavier CA 31st D No Catholic
Benishek, Dan MI 1st R Yes Catholic
Berg, Rick ND At Large R Yes
Berkley, Shelley NV 1st D No
Berman, Howard L. CA 28th D No
Biggert, Judy IL 13th R No
Bilbray, Brian P. CA 50th R Yes Catholic
Bilirakis, Gus M. FL 9th R Yes
Bishop, Rob UT 1st R Yes
Bishop, Sanford D. Jr. GA 2nd D Yes
Bishop, Timothy H. NY 1st D No Catholic
Black, Diane TN 6th R Yes
Blackburn, Marsha TN 7th R Yes
Blumenauer, Earl OR 3rd D No
Boehner, John A. OH 8th R Speaker Catholic
Bonner, Jo AL 1st R Yes
Bono Mack, Mary CA 45th R Yes
Boren, Dan OK 2nd D Yes
Boswell, Leonard L. IA 3rd D No
Boustany, Charles W. Jr. LA 7th R Yes
Brady, Kevin TX 8th R Yes Catholic
Brady, Robert A. PA 1st D No Catholic
Braley, Bruce L. IA 1st D No
Brooks, Mo AL 5th R Yes
Broun, Paul C. GA 10th R Yes
Brown, Corrine FL 3rd D Did Not Vote
Buchanan, Vern FL 13th R Yes
Bucshon, Larry IN 8th R Yes
Buerkle, Ann Marie NY 25th R Yes Catholic
Burgess, Michael C. TX 26th R Yes
Burton, Dan IN 5th R Yes
Butterfield, G. K. NC 1st D No
Calvert, Ken CA 44th R Yes
Camp, Dave MI 4th R Did Not Vote Catholic
Campbell, John CA 48th R Yes
Canseco, Francisco “Quico” TX 23rd R Yes Catholic
Cantor, Eric VA 7th R Yes
Capito, Shelley Moore WV 2nd R Yes
Capps, Lois CA 23rd D No
Capuano, Michael E. MA 8th D No Catholic
Cardoza, Dennis A. CA 18th D No Catholic
Carnahan, Russ MO 3rd D No
Carney, John C. Jr. DE At Large D No Catholic
Carson, André IN 7th D No
Carter, John R. TX 31st R Yes
Cassidy, Bill LA 6th R Yes
Castor, Kathy FL 11th D No
Chabot, Steve OH 1st R Yes Catholic
Chaffetz, Jason UT 3rd R Yes
Chandler, Ben KY 6th D No
Chu, Judy CA 32nd D No
Cicilline, David N. RI 1st D No
Clarke, Hansen MI 13th D No Catholic
Clarke, Yvette D. NY 11th D No
Clay, Wm. Lacy MO 1st D No
Cleaver, Emanuel MO 5th D No
Clyburn, James E. SC 6th D No
Coble, Howard NC 6th R Yes
Coffman, Mike CO 6th R Yes
Cohen, Steve TN 9th D No
Cole, Tom OK 4th R Yes
Conaway, K. Michael TX 11th R Yes
Connolly, Gerald E. VA 11th D No Catholic
Conyers, John Jr. MI 14th D No
Cooper, Jim TN 5th D No
Costa, Jim CA 20th D No Catholic
Costello, Jerry F. IL 12th D Yes Catholic
Courtney, Joe CT 2nd D No Catholic
Cravaack, Chip MN 8th R Yes Catholic
Crawford, Eric A. “Rick” AR 1st R Yes
Crenshaw, Ander FL 4th R Yes
Critz, Mark S. PA 12th D Yes
Crowley, Joseph NY 7th D No Catholic
Cuellar, Henry TX 28th D Yes Catholic
Culberson, John Abney TX 7th R Yes
Cummings, Elijah E. MD 7th D No
Davis, Danny K. IL 7th D No
Davis, Geoff KY 4th R Yes
Davis, Susan A. CA 53rd D No
DeFazio, Peter A. OR 4th D No Catholic
DeGette, Diana CO 1st D No
DeLauro, Rosa L. CT 3rd D No Catholic
Denham, Jeff CA 19th R Yes
Dent, Charles W. PA 15th R Yes
DesJarlais, Scott TN 4th R Yes
Deutch, Theodore E. FL 19th D No
Diaz-Balart, Mario FL 21st R Yes Catholic
Dicks, Norman D. WA 6th D No
Dingell, John D. MI 15th D No Catholic
Doggett, Lloyd TX 25th D No
Dold, Robert J. IL 10th R Yes
Donnelly, Joe IN 2nd D Yes Catholic
Doyle, Michael F. PA 14th D No Catholic
Dreier, David CA 26th R Yes
Duffy, Sean P. WI 7th R Yes Catholic
Duncan, Jeff SC 3rd R Yes
Duncan, John J. Jr. TN 2nd R Yes
Edwards, Donna F. MD 4th D No
Ellison, Keith MN 5th D No
Ellmers, Renee L. NC 2nd R Yes
Emerson, Jo Ann MO 8th R Yes
Engel, Eliot L. NY 17th D No
Eshoo, Anna G. CA 14th D No Catholic
Farenthold, Blake TX 27th R Yes
Farr, Sam CA 17th D No
Fattah, Chaka PA 2nd D No
Filner, Bob CA 51st D No
Fincher, Stephen Lee TN 8th R Yes
Fitzpatrick, Michael G. PA 8th R Yes Catholic
Flake, Jeff AZ 6th R Yes
Fleischmann, Charles J. “Chuck” TN 3rd R Yes Catholic
Fleming, John LA 4th R Yes
Flores, Bill TX 17th R Yes
Forbes, J. Randy VA 4th R Yes
Fortenberry, Jeff NE 1st R Yes Catholic
Foxx, Virginia NC 5th R Yes Catholic
Frank, Barney MA 4th D No
Franks, Trent AZ 2nd R Yes
Frelinghuysen, Rodney P. NJ 11th R Yes
Fudge, Marcia L. OH 11th D No
Gallegly, Elton CA 24th R Yes
Garamendi, John CA 10th D No
Gardner, Cory CO 4th R Yes
Garrett, Scott NJ 5th R Yes
Gerlach, Jim PA 6th R Yes
Gibbs, Bob OH 18th R Yes
Gibson, Christopher P. NY 20th R Yes
Giffords, Gabrielle AZ 8th D Did Not Vote
Gingrey, Phil GA 11th R Yes Catholic
Gohmert, Louie TX 1st R Yes
Gonzalez, Charles A. TX 20th D Did Not Vote Catholic
Goodlatte, Bob VA 6th R Yes
Gosar, Paul A. AZ 1st R Yes Catholic
Gowdy, Trey SC 4th R Yes
Granger, Kay TX 12th R Yes
Graves, Sam MO 6th R Yes
Graves, Tom GA 9th R Yes
Green, Al TX 9th D No
Green, Gene TX 29th D No
Griffin, Tim AR 2nd R Yes
Griffith, H. Morgan VA 9th R Yes
Grijalva, Raúl M. AZ 7th D No Catholic
Grimm, Michael G. NY 13th R Yes Catholic
Guinta, Frank C. NH 1st R Yes Catholic
Guthrie, Brett KY 2nd R Yes
Gutierrez, Luis V. IL 4th D No Catholic
Hahn, Janice CA 36th D No
Hall, Ralph M. TX 4th R Yes
Hanabusa, Colleen W. HI 1st D No
Hanna, Richard L. NY 24th R No Catholic
Harper, Gregg MS 3rd R Yes
Harris, Andy MD 1st R Yes Catholic
Hartzler, Vicky MO 4th R Yes
Hastings, Alcee L. FL 23rd D No
Hastings, Doc WA 4th R Yes
Hayworth, Nan A. S. NY 19th R Yes
Heck, Joseph J. NV 3rd R Yes Catholic
Heinrich, Martin NM 1st D No
Hensarling, Jeb TX 5th R Yes
Herger, Wally CA 2nd R Yes
Herrera Beutler, Jaime WA 3rd R Yes
Higgins, Brian NY 27th D No Catholic
Himes, James A. CT 4th D No
Hinchey, Maurice D. NY 22nd D No Catholic
Hinojosa, Rubén TX 15th D No Catholic
Hirono, Mazie K. HI 2nd D No
Hochul, Kathy NY 26th D No Catholic
Holden, Tim PA 17th D Yes Catholic
Holt, Rush D. NJ 12th D No
Honda, Michael M. CA 15th D No
Hoyer, Steny H. MD 5th D No
Huelskamp, Tim KS 1st R Yes Catholic
Huizenga, Bill MI 2nd R Yes
Hultgren, Randy IL 14th R Yes
Hunter, Duncan CA 52nd R Yes
Hurt, Robert VA 5th R Yes
Inslee, Jay WA 1st D No
Israel, Steve NY 2nd D No
Issa, Darrell E. CA 49th R Yes
Jackson, Jesse L. Jr. IL 2nd D No
Jackson Lee, Sheila TX 18th D No
Jenkins, Lynn KS 2nd R Yes
Johnson, Bill OH 6th R Yes
Johnson, Eddie Bernice TX 30th D No
Johnson, Henry C. “Hank” Jr. GA 4th D No
Johnson, Sam TX 3rd R Yes
Johnson, Timothy V. IL 15th R Yes
Jones, Walter B. NC 3rd R Yes Catholic
Jordan, Jim OH 4th R Yes
Kaptur, Marcy OH 9th D No Catholic
Keating, William R. MA 10th D No Catholic
Kelly, Mike PA 3rd R Yes Catholic
Kildee, Dale E. MI 5th D No Catholic
Kind, Ron WI 3rd D No
King, Peter T. NY 3rd R Yes Catholic
King, Steve IA 5th R Yes Catholic
Kingston, Jack GA 1st R Yes
Kinzinger, Adam IL 11th R Yes
Kissell, Larry NC 8th D No
Kline, John MN 2nd R Yes
Kucinich, Dennis J. OH 10th D No Catholic
Labrador, Raúl R. ID 1st R Yes
Lamborn, Doug CO 5th R Yes
Lance, Leonard NJ 7th R Yes Catholic
Landry, Jeffrey M. LA 3rd R Yes Catholic
Langevin, James R. RI 2nd D No Catholic
Lankford, James OK 5th R Yes
Larsen, Rick WA 2nd D No
Larson, John B. CT 1st D No Catholic
Latham, Tom IA 4th R Yes
LaTourette, Steven C. OH 14th R Yes
Latta, Robert E. OH 5th R Yes Catholic
Lee, Barbara CA 9th D No
Levin, Sander M. MI 12th D No
Lewis, Jerry CA 41st R Yes
Lewis, John GA 5th D No
Lipinski, Daniel IL 3rd D Yes Catholic
LoBiondo, Frank A. NJ 2nd R Yes Catholic
Loebsack, David IA 2nd D No
Lofgren, Zoe CA 16th D No
Long, Billy MO 7th R Yes
Lowey, Nita M. NY 18th D No
Lucas, Frank D. OK 3rd R Yes
Luetkemeyer, Blaine MO 9th R Yes Catholic
Luján, Ben Ray NM 3rd D No Catholic
Lummis, Cynthia M. WY At Large R Yes
Lungren, Daniel E. CA 3rd R Yes Catholic
Lynch, Stephen F. MA 9th D No Catholic
Mack, Connie FL 14th R Yes Catholic
Maloney, Carolyn B. NY 14th D No
Manzullo, Donald A. IL 16th R Yes
Marchant, Kenny TX 24th R Yes
Marino, Tom PA 10th R Yes Catholic
Markey, Edward J. MA 7th D No Catholic
Matheson, Jim UT 2nd D Yes
Matsui, Doris O. CA 5th D No
McCarthy, Carolyn NY 4th D No Catholic
McCarthy, Kevin CA 22nd R Yes
McCaul, Michael T. TX 10th R Yes Catholic
McClintock, Tom CA 4th R Yes
McCollum, Betty MN 4th D No Catholic
McCotter, Thaddeus G. MI 11th R Yes Catholic
McDermott, Jim WA 7th D No
McGovern, James P. MA 3rd D No Catholic
McHenry, Patrick T. NC 10th R Yes Catholic
McIntyre, Mike NC 7th D Yes
McKeon, Howard P. “Buck” CA 25th R Yes
McKinley, David B. WV 1st R Yes
McMorris Rodgers, Cathy WA 5th R Yes
McNerney, Jerry CA 11th D No Catholic
Meehan, Patrick PA 7th R Yes Catholic
Meeks, Gregory W. NY 6th D No
Mica, John L. FL 7th R Yes
Michaud, Michael H. ME 2nd D No Catholic
Miller, Brad NC 13th D No
Miller, Candice S. MI 10th R Yes
Miller, Gary G. CA 42nd R Yes
Miller, George CA 7th D No Catholic
Miller, Jeff FL 1st R Yes
Moore, Gwen WI 4th D No
Moran, James P. VA 8th D No Catholic
Mulvaney, Mick SC 5th R Yes Catholic
Murphy, Christopher S. CT 5th D No
Murphy, Tim PA 18th R Yes Catholic
Myrick, Sue Wilkins NC 9th R Yes
Nadler, Jerrold NY 8th D No
Napolitano, Grace F. CA 38th D No Catholic
Neal, Richard E. MA 2nd D No Catholic
Neugebauer, Randy TX 19th R Yes
Noem, Kristi L. SD At Large R Yes
Nugent, Richard B. FL 5th R Yes
Nunes, Devin CA 21st R Yes Catholic
Nunnelee, Alan MS 1st R Yes
Olson, Pete TX 22nd R Yes
Olver, John W. MA 1st D No
Owens, William L. NY 23rd D No
Palazzo, Steven M. MS 4th R Yes Catholic
Pallone, Frank Jr. NJ 6th D No Catholic
Pascrell, Bill Jr. NJ 8th D No Catholic
Pastor, Ed AZ 4th D No Catholic
Paul, Ron TX 14th R Did Not Vote
Paulsen, Erik MN 3rd R Yes
Payne, Donald M. NJ 10th D No
Pearce, Stevan NM 2nd R Yes
Pelosi, Nancy CA 8th D No Catholic
Pence, Mike IN 6th R Yes
Perlmutter, Ed CO 7th D No
Peters, Gary C. MI 9th D No
Peterson, Collin C. MN 7th D Yes
Petri, Thomas E. WI 6th R Yes
Pingree, Chellie ME 1st D No
Pitts, Joseph R. PA 16th R Yes
Platts, Todd Russell PA 19th R Yes
Poe, Ted TX 2nd R Yes
Polis, Jared CO 2nd D Did Not Vote
Pompeo, Mike KS 4th R Yes
Posey, Bill FL 15th R Yes
Price, David E. NC 4th D No
Price, Tom GA 6th R Yes
Quayle, Benjamin AZ 3rd R Yes
Quigley, Mike IL 5th D No
Rahall, Nick J. II WV 3rd D Yes
Rangel, Charles B. NY 15th D No Catholic
Reed, Tom NY 29th R Yes Catholic
Rehberg, Denny MT At Large R Yes
Reichert, David G. WA 8th R Yes
Renacci, James B. OH 16th R Yes Catholic
Reyes, Silvestre TX 16th D Did Not Vote Catholic
Ribble, Reid J. WI 8th R Yes
Richardson, Laura CA 37th D No
Richmond, Cedric L. LA 2nd D No
Rigell, E. Scott VA 2nd R Yes
Rivera, David FL 25th R Yes Catholic
Roby, Martha AL 2nd R Yes
Roe, David P. TN 1st R Yes
Rogers, Harold KY 5th R Yes
Rogers, Mike AL 3rd R Yes
Rogers, Mike MI 8th R Yes
Rohrabacher, Dana CA 46th R Yes
Rokita, Todd IN 4th R Yes Catholic
Rooney, Thomas J. FL 16th R Yes Catholic
Roskam, Peter J. IL 6th R Yes
Ros-Lehtinen, Ileana FL 18th R Yes Catholic
Ross, Dennis A. FL 12th R Yes
Ross, Mike AR 4th D Yes
Rothman, Steven R. NJ 9th D No
Roybal-Allard, Lucille CA 34th D No Catholic
Royce, Edward R. CA 40th R Yes Catholic
Runyan, Jon NJ 3rd R Yes Catholic
Ruppersberger, C. A. Dutch MD 2nd D No
Rush, Bobby L. IL 1st D No
Ryan, Paul WI 1st R Yes Catholic
Ryan, Tim OH 17th D No Catholic
Sanchez, Loretta CA 47th D No Catholic
Sánchez, Linda T. CA 39th D No Catholic
Sarbanes, John P. MD 3rd D No
Scalise, Steve LA 1st R Yes Catholic
Schakowsky, Janice D. IL 9th D No
Schiff, Adam B. CA 29th D No
Schilling, Robert T. IL 17th R Yes Catholic
Schmidt, Jean OH 2nd R Yes Catholic
Schock, Aaron IL 18th R Yes
Schrader, Kurt OR 5th D No
Schwartz, Allyson Y. PA 13th D No
Schweikert, David AZ 5th R Yes Catholic
Scott, Austin GA 8th R Yes
Scott, David GA 13th D No
Scott, Robert C. “Bobby” VA 3rd D No
Scott, Tim SC 1st R Yes
Sensenbrenner, F. James Jr. WI 5th R Yes
Serrano, José E. NY 16th D No Catholic
Sessions, Pete TX 32nd R Yes
Sewell, Terri A. AL 7th D No
Sherman, Brad CA 27th D No
Shimkus, John IL 19th R Yes
Shuler, Heath NC 11th D Yes
Shuster, Bill PA 9th R Yes
Simpson, Michael K. ID 2nd R Yes
Sires, Albio NJ 13th D No Catholic
Slaughter, Louise McIntosh NY 28th D Did Not Vote
Smith, Adam WA 9th D No
Smith, Adrian NE 3rd R Yes
Smith, Christopher H. NJ 4th R Yes Catholic
Smith, Lamar TX 21st R Yes
Southerland, Steve II FL 2nd R Yes
Speier, Jackie CA 12th D No
Stark, Fortney Pete CA 13th D No
Stearns, Cliff FL 6th R Yes
Stivers, Steve OH 15th R Yes
Stutzman, Marlin A. IN 3rd R Yes
Sullivan, John OK 1st R Yes Catholic
Sutton, Betty OH 13th D No
Terry, Lee NE 2nd R Yes
Thompson, Bennie G. MS 2nd D No
Thompson, Glenn PA 5th R Yes
Thompson, Mike CA 1st D No Catholic
Thornberry, Mac TX 13th R Yes
Tiberi, Patrick J. OH 12th R Yes Catholic
Tierney, John F. MA 6th D No
Tipton, Scott R. CO 3rd R Yes
Tonko, Paul NY 21st D No Catholic
Towns, Edolphus NY 10th D No
Tsongas, Niki MA 5th D No
Turner, Michael R. OH 3rd R Yes
Turner, Robert NY 9th R Yes Catholic
Upton, Fred MI 6th R Yes
Van Hollen, Chris MD 8th D No
Velázquez, Nydia M. NY 12th D No Catholic
Visclosky, Peter J. IN 1st D No Catholic
Walberg, Tim MI 7th R Yes
Walden, Greg OR 2nd R Yes
Walsh, Joe IL 8th R Yes
Walz, Timothy J. MN 1st D No
Wasserman Schultz, Debbie FL 20th D No
Waters, Maxine CA 35th D No
Watt, Melvin L. NC 12th D No
Waxman, Henry A. CA 30th D No
Webster, Daniel FL 8th R Yes
Welch, Peter VT At Large D No Catholic
West, Allen B. FL 22nd R Yes
Westmoreland, Lynn A. GA 3rd R Yes
Whitfield, Ed KY 1st R Yes
Wilson, Frederica S. FL 17th D Did Not Vote
Wilson, Joe SC 2nd R Yes
Wittman, Robert J. VA 1st R Yes
Wolf, Frank R. VA 10th R Yes
Womack, Steve AR 3rd R Yes
Woodall, Rob GA 7th R Yes
Woolsey, Lynn C. CA 6th D No
Vacant OR 1st D Vacant
Yarmuth, John A. KY 3rd D No
Yoder, Kevin KS 3rd R Yes
Young, C. W. Bill FL 10th R Yes
Young, Don AK At Large R Yes
Young, Todd C. IN 9th R Yes


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2 Responses to How did Catholics vote for the Protect Life Act…

  1. Vincent says:

    Perhaps this list can be titled “Party trumps theology.”

    Very useful reference guide, thank you.

  2. Daniel J. O'Brien says:

    I am truly sorry that I cannot be as succinct and polite as Vincent, however, when I see a Cadillac with bumper stickers (one of which says “Obama ’08” and the other that says ‘protect life’) parked in the Catholic Church parking lot, I must guess that that is the person that sends lots of money to the Democrat party AND the Bishops Appeal. As long as our Bishops’ continue to support organizations such as “ACORN” (Obama’s communist client that is dedicated to voter fraud for whatever purpose) through the ‘Campaign for Human Development’ (THE FACTS AND CHARTS SHOWING HOW MUCH WAS GIVEN TO EACH LOCAL ACORN ‘cell’ HAVE BEEN CONVENIENTLY REMOVED FROM THE USCCB’s website withing the last several months), our Church cannot stand up against evil when the hierarchy embraces the evil as it’s partner! Pray for A/B Dolan & Benedict XVI. Jesus, be merciful to me a sinner!

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