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Vote number 2006-080 $84 million in grants for Black and Hispanic colleges
on Mar 30, 2006 regarding bill HR 609 Amendment 772 Reverse the Raid on Student Aid Act
Results: Amendment rejected: 200-220

This vote is on a substitute bill (which means an amendment which replaces the entire text of the original bill). Voting YES means support for the key differences from the original bill: lowering student loan interest rates; $59 million for a new Predominantly Black Serving Institution program; $25 million for a new graduate Hispanic Serving Institution program; provide for year- round Pell grants; and repeal the Single Lender rule. The substitute's proponents say:
  • The original bill has some critical shortcomings. First and foremost, this substitute will cut the new Pell Grant fixed interest rate in half from 6.8% to 3.4%, to reduce college costs to those students most in need.
  • It would also establish a new predominantly black-serving institutions programs to boost college participation rates for low-income black students, and a new graduate Hispanic-serving institution program.
  • As we saw from 1995 to 2000, the questions employers were asking was not your race, not your ethnicity, not your
  • Categorized under Education

    Voting Y counts for 2 points on VoteMatch question 2: Education.



    Democrats voting on 2006-080

    Neil Abercrombie YESHawaii Democrat (Resigned 2010)
    Gary Ackerman YESNew York Dem./Ind./Lib./Working-Fam.
    Tom Allen YESMaine Democrat (Retiring 2008)
    Rob Andrews YESNew Jersey Democrat
    Joe Baca YESCalifornia Democrat
    Brian Baird YESWashington Democrat (until 2010)
    Tammy Baldwin YESWisconsin Democrat
    John Barrow YESGeorgia Democrat
    Melissa Bean YESIllinois Democrat (Unseated 2010)
    Xavier Becerra YESCalifornia Democrat
    Shelley Berkley YESNevada Democrat (Senate run 2012)
    Howard Berman YESCalifornia Democrat
    Timothy Bishop YESNew York Democrat
    Earl Blumenauer YESOregon Democrat
    Dan Boren YESOklahoma Democrat (Retiring 2012)
    Leonard Boswell YESIowa Democrat
    Rick Boucher YESVirginia Democrat (until 2010)
    Robert Brady YESPennsylvania Democrat
    Corrine Brown YESFlorida Democrat
    Sherrod Brown YESOhio Democrat
    G.K. Butterfield YESNorth Carolina Democrat
    Lois Capps YESCalifornia Democrat
    Michael Capuano YESMassachusetts Democrat
    Benjamin Cardin YESMaryland Democrat
    Dennis Cardoza YESCalifornia Democrat
    Russ Carnahan YESMissouri Democrat
    Julia Carson YESIndiana Democrat (Deceased 2008)
    Ed Case YESHawaii Democrat
    Ben Chandler YESKentucky Democrat
    Emmanuel Cleaver YESMissouri Democrat
    James Clyburn YESSouth Carolina Democrat
    John Conyers YESMichigan Democrat
    Jim Cooper YESTennessee Democrat
    Jim Costa YESCalifornia Democrat
    Bud Cramer YESAlabama Democrat (Retiring 2008)
    Joseph Crowley YESNew York Democrat
    Henry Cuellar YESTexas Democrat
    Elijah Cummings YESMaryland Democrat
    Danny Davis YESIllinois Democrat
    Lincoln Davis YESTennessee Democrat (until 2010)
    Peter Defazio YESOregon Democrat
    Diana DeGette YESColorado Democrat
    Bill Delahunt YESMassachusetts Democrat (until 2010)
    Rosa DeLauro YESConnecticut Democrat
    Norm Dicks YESWashington Democrat
    John Dingell YESMichigan Democrat
    Lloyd Doggett YESTexas Democrat
    Mike Doyle YESPennsylvania Democrat
    Chet Edwards YESTexas Democrat (until 2010)
    Eliot Engel YESNew York Democrat/Liberal
    Anna Eshoo YESCalifornia Democrat
    Bob Etheridge YESNorth Carolina Democrat (Unseated 2010)
    Sam Farr YESCalifornia Democrat
    Chaka Fattah YESPennsylvania Democrat
    Bob Filner YESCalifornia Democrat (Mayoral run 2011)
    Harold Ford YESTennessee Democrat
    Barney Frank YESMassachusetts Democrat
    Bart Gordon NOTennessee Democrat (until 2010)
    Al Green YESTexas Democrat
    Gene Green YESTexas Democrat
    Raul Grijalva YESArizona Democrat
    Luis Gutierrez YESIllinois Democrat
    Jane Harman YESCalifornia Democrat (Resigned 2011)
    Alcee Hastings YESFlorida Democrat
    Stephanie Herseth YESSouth Dakota Democratic (until 2010)
    Brian Higgins YESNew York Democrat
    Maurice Hinchey YESNew York Dem./Ind./Lib./Working-Fam.
    Ruben Hinojosa YESTexas Democrat
    Tim Holden YESPennsylvania Democrat
    Rush Holt YESNew Jersey Democrat
    Mike Honda YESCalifornia Democrat
    Darlene Hooley YESOregon Democrat (Retiring 2008)
    Steny Hoyer YESMaryland Democrat
    Jay Inslee YESWashington Democrat
    Steve Israel YESNew York Democrat
    Jesse Louis Jackson YESIllinois Democrat
    William Jefferson YESLouisiana Democrat
    Eddie Bernice Johnson YESTexas Democrat
    Stephanie Tubbs Jones YESOhio Democrat (Deceased, 2008)
    Paul Kanjorski YESPennsylvania Democrat (until 2010)
    Marcy Kaptur YESOhio Democrat
    Patrick Kennedy YESRhode Island Democrat (until 2010)
    Dale Kildee YESMichigan Democrat
    Carolyn Kilpatrick YESMichigan Democrat (until 2010)
    Ron Kind YESWisconsin Democrat
    Dennis Kucinich YESOhio Democrat
    James Langevin YESRhode Island Democrat
    Rick Larsen YESWashington Democrat
    John Larson YESConnecticut Democrat
    Barbara Lee YESCalifornia Democrat
    Sander Levin YESMichigan Democrat
    John Lewis YESGeorgia Democrat
    Dan Lipinski YESIllinois Democrat
    Zoe Lofgren YESCalifornia Democrat
    Nita Lowey YESNew York Democrat
    Steve Lynch YESMassachusetts Democrat
    Carolyn Maloney YESNew York Democrat/Liberal
    Ed Markey YESMassachusetts Democrat
    Jim Matheson YESUtah Democrat
    Doris Matsui YESCalifornia Democrat
    Carolyn McCarthy YESNew York Dem./Ind./Working-Families
    Betty McCollum YESMinnesota Democrat
    Jim McDermott YESWashington Democrat
    Jim McGovern YESMassachusetts Democrat
    Mike McIntyre YESNorth Carolina Democrat
    Cynthia McKinney YESGeorgia Democrat
    Michael McNulty YESNew York Dem./Cons. (Retiring 2008)
    Marty Meehan YESMassachusetts Democrat (Retired 2007)
    Michael Michaud YESMaine Democrat
    Juanita Millender-McDonald NOCalifornia Democrat
    Brad Miller YESNorth Carolina Democrat
    George Miller YESCalifornia Democrat
    Alan Mollohan YESWest Virginia Democrat
    Dennis Moore YESKansas Democrat (until 2010)
    Gwen Moore YESWisconsin Democrat
    James Moran YESVirginia Democrat
    John Murtha YESPennsylvania Democrat (Deceased Feb. 2010)
    Jerrold Nadler YESNew York Dem./Lib./Working-Families
    Grace Napolitano YESCalifornia Democrat
    Richard Neal YESMassachusetts Democrat
    James Oberstar YESMinnesota Dem./Farmer/Labor (until 2010)
    David Obey YESWisconsin Democrat (until 2010)
    John Olver YESMassachusetts Democrat
    Solomon Ortiz YESTexas Democrat (Unseated 2010)
    Major Owens YESNew York Democrat (until 2007)
    Frank Pallone YESNew Jersey Democrat
    Bill Pascrell YESNew Jersey Democrat
    Ed Pastor YESArizona Democrat
    Donald Payne YESNew Jersey Democrat
    Nancy Pelosi YESCalifornia Democrat
    Collin Peterson YESMinnesota Democrat/Farmer/Labor
    Earl Pomeroy YESNorth Dakota Democrat (until 2010)
    David Eugene Price YESNorth Carolina Democrat
    Nick Rahall YESWest Virginia Democrat
    Silvestre Reyes YESTexas Democrat
    Steven Rothman YESNew Jersey Democrat
    Lucille Roybal-Allard YESCalifornia Democrat
    Tim Ryan YESOhio Democrat
    Martin Sabo YESMinnesota Democrat/Farmer/Labor
    John Salazar YESColorado Democrat (Unseated 2010)
    Linda Sanchez YESCalifornia Democrat
    Loretta Sanchez YESCalifornia Democrat
    Jan Schakowsky YESIllinois Democrat
    Adam Schiff YESCalifornia Democrat
    Allyson Schwartz YESPennsylvania Democrat
    Bobby Scott YESVirginia Democrat
    David Scott YESGeorgia Democrat
    Jose Serrano YESNew York Democrat/Liberal
    Brad Sherman YESCalifornia Democrat
    Ike Skelton YESMissouri Democrat (until 2010)
    Louise Slaughter YESNew York Democrat
    John Spratt YESSouth Carolina Democrat (until 2010)
    Pete Stark YESCalifornia Democrat
    Ted Strickland YESOhio Democrat
    Bart Stupak YESMichigan Democrat (until 2010)
    John Tanner YESTennessee Democrat (until 2010)
    Gene Taylor YESMississippi Democrat (until 2010)
    Bennie Thompson YESMississippi Democrat
    Mike Thompson YESCalifornia Democrat
    John Tierney YESMassachusetts Democrat
    Ed Towns YESNew York Democrat/Liberal
    Mark Udall YESColorado Democrat (Senate 2008)
    Tom Udall YESNew Mexico Democrat (Senate 2008)
    Chris Van Hollen YESMaryland Democrat
    Nydia Velazquez YESNew York Democrat/Working-Families
    Peter Visclosky YESIndiana Democrat
    Debbie Wasserman Schultz YESFlorida Democrat
    Maxine Waters YESCalifornia Democrat
    Mel Watt YESNorth Carolina Democrat
    Henry Waxman YESCalifornia Democrat
    Anthony Weiner YESNew York Democrat (Resigned 2011)
    Robert Wexler YESFlorida Democrat (resigned Jan. 2010)
    Lynn Woolsey YESCalifornia Democrat (Retiring 2012)
    David Wu YESOregon Democrat
    Albert Wynn YESMaryland Democrat (Unseated 2008)



    Republicans voting on 2006-080

    Robert Aderholt NOAlabama Republican
    Todd Akin NOMissouri Republican (Senate run 2012)
    Rodney Alexander NOLouisiana Republican
    Spencer Bachus NOAlabama Republican
    Richard Hugh Baker NOLouisiana Republican (Resigned 2008)
    Gresham Barrett NOSouth Carolina Republican (until 2010)
    Roscoe Bartlett NOMaryland Republican
    Joe Linus Barton NOTexas Republican
    Charlie Bass NONew Hampshire Republican
    Bob Beauprez NOColorado Republican
    Judy Biggert NOIllinois Republican
    Michael Bilirakis NOFlorida Republican
    Rob Bishop NOUtah Republican
    Marsha Blackburn NOTennessee Republican
    Roy Blunt NOMissouri Republican (until 2010)
    Sherry Boehlert NONew York Republican/Independence
    John Boehner NOOhio Republican
    Henry Bonilla NOTexas Republican
    Jo Bonner NOAlabama Republican
    Mary Bono NOCalifornia Republican
    Charles Boustany NOLouisiana Republican
    Jeb Bradley NONew Hampshire Republican
    Kevin Brady NOTexas Republican
    Henry Brown NOSouth Carolina Republican (until 2010)
    Michael Burgess NOTexas Republican
    Dan Burton NOIndiana Republican
    Steve Buyer NOIndiana Republican (until 2010)
    Ken Calvert NOCalifornia Republican
    Dave Camp NOMichigan Republican
    John Campbell NOCalifornia Republican
    Chris Cannon NOUtah Republican
    Eric Cantor NOVirginia Republican
    Shelley Moore Capito NOWest Virginia Republican
    John Carter NOTexas Republican
    Steve Chabot NOOhio Republican
    Chris Chocola NOIndiana Republican
    John Howard Coble NONorth Carolina Republican
    Mike Conaway NOTexas Republican
    Ander Crenshaw NOFlorida Republican
    Barbara Cubin NOWyoming Republican (Retiring 2008)
    John Culberson NOTexas Republican
    Geoff Davis NOKentucky Republican
    Jo Ann Davis NOVirginia Republican
    Tom Davis NOVirginia Republican (Retiring 2008)
    Nathan Deal NOGeorgia Republican (Resigned 2010)
    Tom DeLay NOTexas Republican
    Mario Diaz-Balart NOFlorida Republican
    John Doolittle NOCalifornia Republican (Retiring 2008)
    Thelma Drake NOVirginia Republican (Unseated 2008)
    David Dreier NOCalifornia Republican
    Jimmy Duncan NOTennessee Republican
    Vernon Ehlers NOMichigan Republican (until 2010)
    Jo Ann Emerson NOMissouri Republican
    Phil English NOPennsylvania Republican (Unseated 2008)
    Terry Everett NOAlabama Republican (Retiring 2008)
    Mike Ferguson NONew Jersey Republican (Retiring 2008)
    Mike Fitzpatrick NOPennsylvania Republican
    Jeff Flake NOArizona Republican (Senate run 2012)
    Mark Foley NOFlorida Republican
    Randy Forbes NOVirginia Republican
    Jeff Fortenberry NONebraska Republican
    Vito Fossella NONew York Rep./Cons. (Unseated 2008)
    Virginia Foxx NONorth Carolina Republican
    Trent Franks NOArizona Republican
    Rodney Frelinghuysen NONew Jersey Republican
    Elton Gallegly NOCalifornia Republican
    Scott Garrett NONew Jersey Republican
    Jim Gerlach NOPennsylvania Republican
    Jim Gibbons NONevada Republican
    Paul Gillmor NOOhio Republican (Deceased 2007)
    Phil Gingrey NOGeorgia Republican
    Louie Gohmert NOTexas Republican
    Virgil Goode NOVirginia Republican (Unseated 2008)
    Bob Goodlatte NOVirginia Republican
    Kay Granger NOTexas Republican
    Samuel Graves NOMissouri Republican
    Mark Green NOWisconsin Republican
    Gil Gutknecht NOMinnesota Republican
    Katherine Harris NOFlorida Republican (until 2007)
    Melissa Hart NOPennsylvania Republican
    Doc Hastings NOWashington Republican
    Robin Hayes NONorth Carolina Republican (Unseated 2008)
    J.D. Hayworth NOArizona Republican (until 2007)
    Joel Hefley NOColorado Republican
    Jeb Hensarling NOTexas Republican
    Wally Herger NOCalifornia Republican
    Dave Hobson NOOhio Republican (Retiring 2008)
    Peter Hoekstra NOMichigan Republican (until 2010)
    John Hostettler NOIndiana Republican
    Kenny Hulshof NOMissouri Republican (Governor 2008)
    Duncan Hunter NOCalifornia Republican (Retiring 2008)
    Henry Hyde NOIllinois Republican
    Bob Inglis NOSouth Carolina Republican (until 2010)
    Ernest Istook NOOklahoma Republican
    Bill Jenkins NOTennessee Republican (Retired 2006)
    Bobby Jindal NOLouisiana Republican (Governor 2008)
    Nancy Lee Johnson YESConnecticut Republican
    Sam Johnson NOTexas Republican
    Timothy Johnson YESIllinois Republican
    Walter Beaman Jones NONorth Carolina Republican
    Ric Keller NOFlorida Republican (Unseated 2008)
    Sue Kelly NONew York Republican (until 2007)
    Mark Kennedy NOMinnesota Republican
    Peter King NONew York Rep./Ind./Cons./Right-To-Life
    Steve King NOIowa Republican
    Jack Kingston NOGeorgia Republican
    Mark Kirk NOIllinois Republican (until 2010)
    John Kline NOMinnesota Republican
    Joe Knollenberg NOMichigan Republican (Unseated 2008)
    Jim Kolbe NOArizona Republican
    Randy Kuhl NONew York Republican (Unseated 2008)
    Ray LaHood NOIllinois Republican (Retiring 2008)
    Tom Latham NOIowa Republican
    Steven LaTourette NOOhio Republican
    Jim Leach YESIowa Republican
    Jerry Lewis NOCalifornia Republican
    Ron Lewis NOKentucky Republican (Retiring 2008)
    Frank LoBiondo YESNew Jersey Republican
    Frank Dean Lucas NOOklahoma Republican
    Dan Lungren NOCalifornia Republican
    Connie Mack IV NOFlorida Republican
    Donald Manzullo NOIllinois Republican
    Kenny Marchant NOTexas Republican
    Michael McCaul NOTexas Republican
    Thad McCotter NOMichigan Republican
    Jim McCrery NOLouisiana Republican (Retiring 2008)
    Patrick McHenry NONorth Carolina Republican
    John McHugh NONew York Republican/Conservative
    Buck McKeon NOCalifornia Republican
    John Mica NOFlorida Republican
    Candice Miller NOMichigan Republican
    Gary Miller NOCalifornia Republican
    Jerry Moran NOKansas Republican (until 2010)
    Tim Murphy NOPennsylvania Republican
    Marilyn Musgrave NOColorado Republican (Unseated 2008)
    Sue Myrick NONorth Carolina Republican
    Randy Neugebauer NOTexas Republican
    Bob Ney NOOhio Republican
    Anne Meagher Northup NOKentucky Republican
    Charlie Norwood NOGeorgia Republican
    Devin Nunes NOCalifornia Republican
    Jim Nussle NOIowa Republican
    Tom Osborne NONebraska Republican
    Butch Otter NOIdaho Republican
    Michael Oxley NOOhio Republican
    Ron Paul NOTexas Republican
    Steve Pearce NONew Mexico Republican
    Mike Pence NOIndiana Republican (Gov. run 2012)
    John Peterson NOPennsylvania Republican (Retired 2008)
    Tom Petri NOWisconsin Republican
    Joseph Pitts NOPennsylvania Republican
    Todd Platts YESPennsylvania Republican
    Ted Poe NOTexas Republican
    Richard Pombo NOCalifornia Republican
    Jon Porter NONevada Republican (Unseated 2008)
    Tom Price NOGeorgia Republican
    Deborah Pryce NOOhio Republican
    Jim Ramstad NOMinnesota Republican (Retiring 2008)
    Ralph Regula NOOhio Republican (Retiring 2008)
    Dennis Rehberg NOMontana Republican (Senate run 2012)
    Dave Reichert YESWashington Republican (Governor run 2012)
    Rick Renzi NOArizona Republican (Retiring 2008)
    Thomas Reynolds NONew York Republican (Retiring 2008)
    Hal Rogers NOKentucky Republican
    Michael Rogers NOAlabama Republican
    Mike Rogers NOMichigan Republican
    Dana Rohrabacher NOCalifornia Republican
    Ileana Ros-Lehtinen NOFlorida Republican
    Ed Royce NOCalifornia Republican
    Paul Ryan NOWisconsin Republican
    Jim Ryun NOKansas Republican
    Jim Saxton NONew Jersey Republican (Retiring 2008)
    Jean Schmidt NOOhio Republican
    Joe Schwarz NOMichigan Republican
    James Sensenbrenner NOWisconsin Republican
    Pete Sessions NOTexas Republican
    John Shadegg NOArizona Republican
    Clay Shaw NOFlorida Republican
    Christopher Shays YESConnecticut Republican (Unseated 2008)
    Don Sherwood NOPennsylvania Republican
    John Shimkus NOIllinois Republican
    Bill Shuster NOPennsylvania Republican
    Rob Simmons YESConnecticut Republican
    Mike Simpson NOIdaho Republican
    Christopher Smith NONew Jersey Republican
    Lamar Smith NOTexas Republican
    Linda Smith YESWashington Republican Former (1994-)
    Mike Sodrel NOIndiana Republican
    Mark Souder NOIndiana Republican (until 2010)
    Cliff Stearns NOFlorida Republican
    John Sullivan NOOklahoma Republican
    John Sweeney NONew York Republican/Conservative
    Tom Tancredo NOColorado Republican
    Charles Taylor NONorth Carolina Republican
    Lee Terry NONebraska Republican
    Bill Thomas NOCalifornia Republican
    Mac Thornberry NOTexas Republican
    Todd Tiahrt NOKansas Republican (until 2010)
    Pat Tiberi NOOhio Republican
    Fred Upton NOMichigan Republican
    Greg Walden NOOregon Republican
    Jim Walsh NONew York Rep./Ind. (Retiring 2008)
    Zach Wamp NOTennessee Republican (until 2010)
    Curt Weldon NOPennsylvania Republican
    Dave Weldon NOFlorida Republican (Retiring 2008)
    Jerry Weller NOIllinois Republican (Retiring 2008)
    Lynn Westmoreland NOGeorgia Republican
    Ed Whitfield NOKentucky Republican
    Roger Wicker NOMississippi Republican (Senate 2008)
    Heather Wilson NONew Mexico Republican (Senate 2008)
    Joe Wilson NOSouth Carolina Republican
    Bill Young NOFlorida Republican
    Don Young NOAlaska Republican



    Independents voting on 2006-080

    Marion Berry YESArkansas Former Democrat (until 2010)
    Sanford Bishop YESGeorgia Former Democrat (until 2010)
    John Boozman NOArkansas Former GOP (until 2010)
    Allen Boyd YESFlorida Former Democrat (until 2010)
    Ginny Brown-Waite NOFlorida Former GOP (until 2010)
    Michael Castle NODelaware Former GOP (until 2010)
    Artur Davis YESAlabama Former Democrat (until 2010)
    Lincoln Diaz-Balart NOFlorida Former GOP (until 2010)
    Rahm Emanuel YESIllinois Former Democrat (until 2009)
    Tom Feeney NOFlorida Former GOP
    Tom Lantos YESCalifornia Former Democrat (until 2008)
    John Linder NOGeorgia Former GOP (until 2010)
    Jim Marshall YESGeorgia Former Democrat (until 2010)
    Kendrick Meek YESFlorida Former Democrat (until 2010)
    Adam Putnam NOFlorida Former GOP (until 2010)
    George Radanovich NOCalifornia Former GOP (until 2010)
    Bernie Sanders YESVermont Independent
    Vic Snyder YESArkansas Former Democrat (until 2010)
    Hilda Solis YESCalifornia Former Democrat (until 2009)
    Ellen Tauscher YESCalifornia Former Democrat (until 2009)