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House "Kill Amtrak" Bill Defeated; How Did Your Representative Vote?

05 Mar 2015 6:28 PM | Jackson McQuigg (Administrator)

Here is how your Florida Member of the U.S. House of Representatives voted on HR 749, the "kill Amtrak" amendment. A "yes" vote is a vote to kill the trains:

Miller (R) yes
Graham (D) no
Yoho (R) did not vote
Crenshaw (R) yes
Brown (D) no
DeSantis (R) yes
Mica (R) yes---he is a leading critic of Amtrak
Posey (R) yes
Grayson (D) no
Webster (R) yes
Nugent (R) yes
Bilirakis (R) yes
Jolly (R) yes
Castor (D) no
Ross (R) yes
Buchanan (R) no - supportive Republican
Rooney (R) yes
Murphy (D) no
Clawson (R) yes
Hastings (D) no
Deutch (D) no
Frankel (D) no
Wasserman-Shultz (D) no
Wilson (D) no
Diaz-Balart (R) no - supportive Republican
Curbelo (R) no - supportive Republican
Ros-Lehtinen (R) no - supportive Republican

11 Republicans voted YES
11 Democrats (all) and 4 Republicans voted NO

Be sure to thank your Representative if they voted NO, especially the Republicans. If your rep voted yes, get in touch with them and express your displeasure.

To find and contact your Member of Congress, see this page on the U.S. House website:

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