TWELVE CONGRESSMEN WHO DESERVE OUR THANKS AND RECOGNITION
Justin AMASH, Representative from Michigan, 3rd District
Representative Amash was a Member of the House Budget Committee with a 100% FreedomWorks Lifetime Rating. He was one of the four fiscal conservatives purged by John Boehner on December 3rd. He posted on his Facebook wall recently that he was proud to vote for Congressman Raul R. Labrador (who abstained from voting for Speaker of the House of Representatives), citing that Raúl would defend liberty and work honestly with Democrats on debt reduction. "We must act now for the sake of our next generation." He gets it. It's about Sacrifice.
Here are his Facebook and Twitter links (I have already thanked him): https://www.facebook.com/repjustinamash?ref=ts&fref=ts&req=2v http://twitter.com/repjustinamash
Jim BRIDENSTEIN, Representative from Tulsa, Oklahoma, 1st District
Jim Bridenstine said he voted against speaker John Boehner and for Eric Cantor because he believed the party needed new leaders.
Lieutenant Commander Jim Bridenstine was recently sworn in as a new member of the 113th Congress. He is a veteran combat pilot who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. He promised when he ran his campaign that he would stand-up to the Washington elite, and he did on January 3rd! That is to be admired.. a politician who keeps their word!
His Facebook, Twitter and Contact links: http://www.jimbridenstine.com/html/contact.php ~ http://jimbridenstine.com/ ~ http://twitter.com/Bridenstine4OK
Paul BROUN, Representative of Georgia, 10th District
Representative Broun has been a member of Congress since 2007. He recently voted against the Fiscal Cliff Deal, citing: "We need a dramatic new direction if we hope to ever get our fiscal house in order." He was the only one out of the Georgia house members who not only voted against the fiscal deal, but Boehner as well.
If you are an Allen West fan, you will also be pleased to know that Paul Broun voted for former Rep. Allen West for Speaker. Broun explained: “After careful consideration, I opted to cast my vote for a new Speaker of the House... but under his leadership, this Congress has failed to address the root of our nation’s fiscal crisis — the out-of-control spending in Washington." Broun is serious about cutting spending and restoring prosperity to our economy and the American people.
Please like and share his Facebook page if you agree: https://www.facebook.com/brounforcongress?fref=ts
Louis GOHMERT, Representative of Texas, 1st District
Congressman Gohmert is serving his fourth term in the United States House of Representatives. He was first sworn in on January 4, 2005. Everything you need to know regarding his vote against Speaker Boehner is in my previous post. He goes on record saying that John Boehner probably won votes at the last minute by bribing politicians who were on the fence with special favors and committee appointments or bills to be looked at.
"We don’t do earmarks anymore. That use to be the way you would get people on board." It is admirable to see such honesty and courage amidst so much corruption and spinelessness. Oh, did I forget? Louis Gohmert vote for ALLEN WEST for Speaker. Rep GOHMERT rocks!
Facebook and Contact Information: https://www.facebook.com/brounforcongress?fref=ts#!/pages/Louie-Gohmert/50375006903 http://gohmert.house.gov/
Tim HUELSKAMP, Representative of Kansas, "the Big First" District
He added, "voting against a sitting speaker of the House was a great risk. They will punish me. They will attack my family. But America is too important to be lost to overspending, high taxes, and big government. I refuse to stand by and allow our country to be destroyed." What country are we living in? This reminds me of Fidelian-style tactics of political persecution! I am not exaggerating.
Contact information: http://huelskamp.house.gov https://www.facebook.com/congressmanhuelskamp.
He is serving on two committees which he would like for you to "like" to get updates on: House Committee on Small Business and House Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Please LIKE these pages so you can stay-up-to-date on the latest activity of each and to show him your support, of course. I already did.
Walter JONES, Representative of North Carolina, 3rd DistrictWalter Jones voted against the Fiscal Cliff Deal, saying: "Last night I voted against the fiscal cliff deal that passed both the House and Senate ... It is well passed time that Washington puts our nation's fiscal house in order and this bill simply fell short." Needless to say, what he did was heroic considering he was also one of the four fiscal conservatives purged from the House Financial Services Committee by John Boehner, who punishes Representatives for doing their job!
This is interesting: Congressman Walter B. Jones voted to replace current Speaker of the House John Boehner with David Walker, President Ronald Reagan’s Assistant Secretary of Labor, and Comptroller General of the United States and head of the Government Accountability Office (GAO).
You will see this comment on his facebook page: “America cannot afford to continue down the path we’re on. The debt is strangling this nation. Speaker Boehner has done the best he could, but this House of Representatives was elected to stop the spending, and time and again, opportunities have been missed."
A big Kudos to Walker who has dedicated his life to actually walking the walk and not just talking. So easy, and yet, so difficult for the rest to understand.
His Facebook Page is https://www.facebook.com/pages/Walter-Jones/15083070102?ref=ts&fref=ts&__req=2x#!/pages/Walter-Jones/15083070102?fref=ts
***These six representatives did WHAT was right. They are probably not seeking approval or pats on the back because they have a moral compass that guides their decisions. It would still be nice to let them know we are aware of their sacrifice. The fact that they will face challenges and adversity because they chose to do what is right is CRIMINAL! Remember, the GOP and John Boehner are against We-the-People, so anyone representing our interests will be punished. Shame on OUR Speaker who does NOT stand up or speak for us, and SHAME on all who voted for John Boehner's renewal! There is no excuse for having done so.
Thomas MASSIE, Representative of Kentucky, 4th District
Representative Massie speaks his mind without political strings attached. His portfolio includes a Bachelor and Master of Science in Electrical and Mechanical Engineering, both respectively from MIT, 24 patents, and the endorsements of FreedomWorks, Young Americans for Liberty, and the official Tea Party of Kentucky. He has campaigned on behalf of Rand Paul, Senator from Kentucky, which I will not hold against him on this day. He voted for Lipinski instead of Boehner, so he gets my Kudos!His Contact Me Page is https://massie.house.gov/contact-me and Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/#!/RepThomasMassie?fref=ts
Steve PEARCE, Representative of New Mexico, 2nd District
He served in the Vietnam War as a C-130 pilot in the United States Air Force
Congressman Pearce explains why he voted for Eric Cantor for Speaker and not John Boehner in this 1:41 clip. He wants to change directions, in a nutshell.
Ted Yoho, Representative of (North Central) Florida, 3rd District
Congressman Yoho is from Florida. He was sworn in this January 2013. He was endorsed by Sarah Palin, so he has a special status in my book, and a high calling. Here is his statement in an interview with a CNN "Journalist", Erin Burnett. RIGHT ON, Mr. Yoho! Thank you for your voting FOR and not AGAINST the People!
Steven Ernest STOCKMAN, Representative of Texas, 36th District
"Steve" Stockman was just sworn in as U.S. Representative for Texas's 36th district. He previously served for Texas's 9th district from 1995-97. Congressman Stockman voted PRESENT on January 3rd. This was his statement prior to the vote: “I will not vote for or support Congressman Boehner’s bid to remain Speaker of the House. This is not something I do lightly, but out of bedrock conservative principle and a dire need to save this nation from its current course. We cannot tolerate betrayal of conservative principle and economic reality." He kept his word and should be commended for it!
Now the best part: "I have sharp disagreements with the manner in which he has handled President Obama and House conservatives. While he is all too eager to favorably negotiate with a liberal White House that has outmaneuvered him at every turn, he has been harsh and punitive in dealing with conservatives." Is there more you can ask of a true Republican? I don't think so! This Congressman is telling the truth.
To "meet" Steve: http://congressmanstevestockman.com/meet-steve/
Abstained: Raúl Rafael LABRADOR, Representative of Idaho, 1st District
Representative Labrador won an upset victory in the Republican primary in November, defeating Vaughn Ward, DC's GOP establishment candidate of choice. Congressman Labrador wrote an article on how big business loves big government. In it he writes:
"As a conservative, I believe in small government and in the individual. I did not become a conservative to defend the rich. I became a conservative because I believe that my party has a message that resonates with the American people." I love it! What can I add except a slogan that comes to mind: small business loves small government! Thank you, Sir! You are doing awesome work on our behalf! By the way, Justin Amash voted for him instead of John Boehner.
Here is his article in full: http://labrador.congressnewsletter.net/common/mailings/index.cfm?id=71 and two links you can click on to support him: http://labrador.house.gov/#dialog (official) and https://www.facebook.com/raul.r.labrador? fref=ts#!/raul.r.labrador?fref=ts (Facebook)
Mick MULVANEY, Representative of South Carolina, 5th District
Congressman Mulvaney won his first election in 2010 serving the 16th District of South Carolina. He has recently been sworn in to represent the 5th District.
I thought I was satisfied with everyone so far, I may have left the best for last. This Congressman did what I was hoping everyone else would do: Abstain, but I cannot ask for more from the rest who also voted their conscious (at least they have one!). Here is a highlight from his official Congressional page: "Mulvaney Returns More Than $160K, Requests Speaker Boehner Pay Down National Debt!" He is approachable as evidenced by the comments on his wall. Like Justin Amash he also posts all his votes on his pages, for everyon to see. That is called transparency and accountability. It is just right. I wish the rest would understand that. Please take the time to thank him if you can. I just did.
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/188649667827713/posts/588805207812155#!/MulvaneySC5 Contact Information: http://mulvaneyforms.house.gov/