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Vote number 2008-H393 more funding for Mexico to fight drugs
on Jun 10, 2008 regarding bill HR.6028 Merida Initiative
Results: Passed 311-106

Congressional Summary:Merida Initiative to Combat Illicit Narcotics and Reduce Organized Crime Authorization Act:
    Provide assistance for Mexico for:
  1. counternarcotics and countertrafficking;
  2. port & airport security to assist in controlling the Mexico-US and Mexico-Central America borders;
  3. intelligence gathering operational technology; and
  4. public security and law enforcement, including assistance to the National Council Against Addiction (CONADIC).

Proponent's argument to vote Yes:Rep. HOWARD BERMAN (D, CA-28): The drug crisis facing the US remains a top national security threat. This bill represents a new partnership with Mexico and Central American countries to face the immediate security threat of drug gangs, and help these neighbors build the capacity of their law enforcement agencies.

Opponent's argument to vote No:Rep. MICHAEL McCAUL (R, TX-10): We need a strategy on this side of the border: a two-pronged

Categorized under Drugs

Voting Y counts for 1 points on VoteMatch question 19: Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it.



Democrats voting on 2008-H393

Neil Abercrombie YESHawaii Democrat (Resigned 2010)
Gary Ackerman YESNew York Dem./Ind./Lib./Working-Fam.
Tom Allen YESMaine Democrat (Retiring 2008)
Jason Altmire YESPennsylvania Democrat
Rob Andrews YESNew Jersey Democrat
Michael Arcuri YESNew York Democrat (until 2010)
Joe Baca YESCalifornia Democrat
Brian Baird YESWashington Democrat (until 2010)
Tammy Baldwin NOWisconsin 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)
Nancy Boyda YESKansas Democrat (Unseated 2008)
Robert Brady YESPennsylvania Democrat
Bruce Braley YESIowa Democrat
Corrine Brown YESFlorida Democrat
G.K. Butterfield YESNorth Carolina Democrat
Lois Capps YESCalifornia Democrat
Michael Capuano YESMassachusetts Democrat
Dennis Cardoza YESCalifornia Democrat
Russ Carnahan YESMissouri Democrat
Chris Carney NOPennsylvania Democrat (until 2010)
Andre Carson NOIndiana Democrat
Kathy Castor YESFlorida Democrat
Don Cazayoux YESLouisiana Democrat
Ben Chandler YESKentucky Democrat
Travis Childers YESMississippi Democrat (until 2010)
Yvette Clarke NONew York Democrat
William Lacy Clay YESMissouri Democrat
Emmanuel Cleaver YESMissouri Democrat
James Clyburn YESSouth Carolina Democrat
Steve Cohen YESTennessee Democrat
John Conyers NOMichigan Democrat
Jim Cooper YESTennessee Democrat
Jim Costa YESCalifornia Democrat
Joe Courtney YESConnecticut Democrat
Bud Cramer YESAlabama Democrat (Retiring 2008)
Joseph Crowley YESNew York Democrat
Henry Cuellar YESTexas Democrat
Danny Davis YESIllinois Democrat
Lincoln Davis YESTennessee Democrat (until 2010)
Susan Davis YESCalifornia Democrat
Peter Defazio YESOregon Democrat
Diana DeGette YESColorado Democrat
Bill Delahunt YESMassachusetts Democrat (until 2010)
Rosa DeLauro YESConnecticut Democrat
Norm Dicks YESWashington Democrat
Lloyd Doggett YESTexas Democrat
Joe Donnelly YESIndiana Democrat (Senate run 2012)
Mike Doyle YESPennsylvania Democrat
Keith Ellison NOMinnesota Democrat
Brad Ellsworth NOIndiana 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 NOCalifornia Democrat (Mayoral run 2011)
Bill Foster YESIllinois Democrat (until 2010)
Barney Frank YESMassachusetts Democrat
Gabby Giffords YESArizona Democrat
Charles Gonzalez YESTexas Democrat
Bart Gordon YESTennessee Democrat (until 2010)
Al Green YESTexas Democrat
Gene Green YESTexas Democrat
Raul Grijalva YESArizona Democrat
Luis Gutierrez YESIllinois Democrat
John Hall YESNew York Democrat (until 2010)
Ralph Moody Hall NOTexas Democrat
Phil Hare YESIllinois Democrat (until 2010)
Jane Harman YESCalifornia Democrat (Resigned 2011)
Alcee Hastings YESFlorida Democrat
Stephanie Herseth YESSouth Dakota Democratic (until 2010)
Brian Higgins YESNew York Democrat
Baron Hill YESIndiana Democrat (until 2010)
Maurice Hinchey YESNew York Dem./Ind./Lib./Working-Fam.
Ruben Hinojosa YESTexas Democrat
Mazie Hirono YESHawaii Democrat (Senate run 2012)
Paul Hodes YESNew Hampshire Democrat (until 2010)
Tim Holden YESPennsylvania 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
Sheila Jackson Lee YESTexas Democrat
William Jefferson YESLouisiana Democrat
Eddie Bernice Johnson YESTexas Democrat
Hank Johnson YESGeorgia Democrat
Stephanie Tubbs Jones NOOhio Democrat (Deceased, 2008)
Steve Kagen YESWisconsin Democrat (until 2010)
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 NOOhio Democrat
Nicholas Lampson YESTexas Democrat (Unseated 2008)
James Langevin YESRhode Island Democrat
Rick Larsen YESWashington Democrat
John Larson YESConnecticut Democrat
Barbara Lee NOCalifornia Democrat
Sander Levin YESMichigan Democrat
John Lewis NOGeorgia Democrat
Dan Lipinski YESIllinois Democrat
David Loebsack YESIowa Democrat
Zoe Lofgren YESCalifornia Democrat
Nita Lowey YESNew York Democrat
Steve Lynch YESMassachusetts Democrat
Tim Mahoney YESFlorida Democrat (Unseated 2008)
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 NOWashington Democrat
Jim McGovern NOMassachusetts Democrat
Mike McIntyre NONorth Carolina Democrat
Jerry McNerney YESCalifornia Democrat
Michael McNulty YESNew York Dem./Cons. (Retiring 2008)
Gregory Meeks YESNew York Dem./Working-Families
Charles Melancon YESLouisiana Democrat (until 2010)
Michael Michaud YESMaine Democrat
Brad Miller YESNorth Carolina Democrat
George Miller YESCalifornia Democrat
Alan Mollohan YESWest Virginia Democrat
Dennis Moore YESKansas Democrat (until 2010)
Gwen Moore NOWisconsin Democrat
James Moran YESVirginia Democrat
Chris Murphy YESConnecticut Democrat (Senate run 2012)
Patrick Murphy YESPennsylvania Democrat (until 2010)
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
Frank Pallone YESNew Jersey Democrat
Bill Pascrell YESNew Jersey Democrat
Ed Pastor YESArizona Democrat
Donald Payne NONew Jersey Democrat
Ed Perlmutter YESColorado 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
Charles Rangel YESNew York Dem./Lib./Working-Families
Silvestre Reyes YESTexas Democrat
Laura Richardson YESCalifornia Democrat
Ciro Rodriguez YESTexas Democrat (until 2010)
Mike Ross YESArkansas Democrat
Steven Rothman YESNew Jersey Democrat
Lucille Roybal-Allard YESCalifornia Democrat
Dutch Ruppersberger YESMaryland Democrat
Tim Ryan YESOhio Democrat
John Salazar YESColorado Democrat (Unseated 2010)
Linda Sanchez YESCalifornia Democrat
Loretta Sanchez YESCalifornia Democrat
John Sarbanes YESMaryland Democrat
Jan Schakowsky NOIllinois Democrat
Adam Schiff YESCalifornia Democrat
Allyson Schwartz YESPennsylvania Democrat
Bobby Scott YESVirginia Democrat
David Scott YESGeorgia Democrat
Jose Serrano NONew York Democrat/Liberal
Joe Sestak YESPennsylvania Democrat (until 2010)
Carol Shea-Porter YESNew Hampshire Democrat (until 2010)
Brad Sherman YESCalifornia Democrat
Heath Shuler YESNorth Carolina Democrat
Albio Sires YESNew Jersey Democrat
Ike Skelton YESMissouri Democrat (until 2010)
Louise Slaughter YESNew York Democrat
David Adam Smith YESWashington Democrat
Zack Space YESOhio Democrat (until 2010)
John Spratt YESSouth Carolina Democrat (until 2010)
Pete Stark NOCalifornia Democrat
Bart Stupak YESMichigan Democrat (until 2010)
Betty Sutton YESOhio Democrat
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
Niki Tsongas YESMassachusetts Democrat
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
Tim Walz YESMinnesota 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)
Peter Welch NOVermont Democrat
Robert Wexler YESFlorida Democrat (resigned Jan. 2010)
Charlie Wilson YESOhio Democrat (until 2010)
Lynn Woolsey NOCalifornia Democrat (Retiring 2012)
David Wu YESOregon Democrat
John Yarmuth YESKentucky Democrat



Republicans voting on 2008-H393

Robert Aderholt NOAlabama Republican
Todd Akin NOMissouri Republican (Senate run 2012)
Rodney Alexander YESLouisiana Republican
Michele Bachmann NOMinnesota Republican
Spencer Bachus YESAlabama Republican
Gresham Barrett NOSouth Carolina Republican (until 2010)
Roscoe Bartlett YESMaryland Republican
Joe Linus Barton YESTexas Republican
Judy Biggert YESIllinois Republican
Brian Bilbray YESCalifornia Republican
Gus Bilirakis NOFlorida Republican
Rob Bishop NOUtah Republican
Marsha Blackburn NOTennessee Republican
Roy Blunt YESMissouri Republican (until 2010)
John Boehner YESOhio Republican
Jo Bonner NOAlabama Republican
Mary Bono YESCalifornia Republican
Charles Boustany YESLouisiana Republican
Kevin Brady NOTexas Republican
Paul Broun NOGeorgia Republican
Henry Brown YESSouth Carolina Republican (until 2010)
Vern Buchanan YESFlorida Republican
Michael Burgess NOTexas Republican
Dan Burton NOIndiana Republican
Steve Buyer NOIndiana Republican (until 2010)
Ken Calvert YESCalifornia Republican
Dave Camp YESMichigan Republican
John Campbell NOCalifornia Republican
Chris Cannon YESUtah Republican
Eric Cantor NOVirginia Republican
Shelley Moore Capito YESWest Virginia Republican
John Carter NOTexas Republican
Steve Chabot NOOhio Republican
John Howard Coble NONorth Carolina Republican
Tom Cole NOOklahoma Republican
Mike Conaway YESTexas Republican
Ander Crenshaw YESFlorida Republican
John Culberson NOTexas Republican
David Davis NOTennessee Republican (Unseated 2008)
Geoff Davis YESKentucky Republican
Tom Davis YESVirginia Republican (Retiring 2008)
Nathan Deal NOGeorgia Republican (Resigned 2010)
Charles Dent YESPennsylvania Republican
Mario Diaz-Balart YESFlorida Republican
John Doolittle YESCalifornia Republican (Retiring 2008)
Thelma Drake YESVirginia Republican (Unseated 2008)
David Dreier YESCalifornia Republican
Jimmy Duncan NOTennessee Republican
Vernon Ehlers YESMichigan Republican (until 2010)
Jo Ann Emerson YESMissouri Republican
Phil English YESPennsylvania Republican (Unseated 2008)
Terry Everett NOAlabama Republican (Retiring 2008)
Mary Fallin YESOklahoma Republican (until 2010)
Jeff Flake NOArizona Republican (Senate run 2012)
Randy Forbes NOVirginia Republican
Jeff Fortenberry YESNebraska Republican
Virginia Foxx NONorth Carolina Republican
Trent Franks NOArizona Republican
Rodney Frelinghuysen YESNew Jersey Republican
Elton Gallegly YESCalifornia Republican
Scott Garrett YESNew Jersey Republican
Jim Gerlach YESPennsylvania Republican
Wayne Gilchrest YESMaryland Republican (Unseated 2008)
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
Doc Hastings YESWashington Republican
Robin Hayes YESNorth Carolina Republican (Unseated 2008)
Dean Heller NONevada Republican (Resigned 2011)
Jeb Hensarling NOTexas Republican
Wally Herger YESCalifornia Republican
Dave Hobson YESOhio Republican (Retiring 2008)
Peter Hoekstra NOMichigan Republican (until 2010)
Duncan Hunter NOCalifornia Republican (Retiring 2008)
Bob Inglis YESSouth Carolina Republican (until 2010)
Darrell Issa YESCalifornia Republican
Sam Johnson NOTexas Republican
Timothy Johnson YESIllinois Republican
Walter Beaman Jones NONorth Carolina Republican
Jim Jordan NOOhio Republican
Ric Keller YESFlorida Republican (Unseated 2008)
Peter King YESNew York Rep./Ind./Cons./Right-To-Life
Steve King NOIowa Republican
Jack Kingston NOGeorgia Republican
Mark Kirk YESIllinois Republican (until 2010)
John Kline NOMinnesota Republican
Joe Knollenberg YESMichigan Republican (Unseated 2008)
Randy Kuhl YESNew York Republican (Unseated 2008)
Ray LaHood YESIllinois Republican (Retiring 2008)
Doug Lamborn NOColorado Republican
Tom Latham YESIowa Republican
Steven LaTourette YESOhio Republican
Bob Latta NOOhio Republican
Jerry Lewis YESCalifornia Republican
Ron Lewis YESKentucky Republican (Retiring 2008)
Frank LoBiondo YESNew Jersey Republican
Frank Dean Lucas YESOklahoma Republican
Dan Lungren YESCalifornia Republican
Connie Mack IV YESFlorida Republican
Donald Manzullo NOIllinois Republican
Kenny Marchant NOTexas Republican
Kevin McCarthy YESCalifornia Republican
Michael McCaul NOTexas Republican
Thad McCotter NOMichigan Republican
Patrick McHenry NONorth Carolina Republican
John McHugh YESNew York Republican/Conservative
Buck McKeon YESCalifornia Republican
Cathy McMorris-Rodgers YESWashington Republican
John Mica NOFlorida Republican
Candice Miller YESMichigan Republican
Gary Miller NOCalifornia Republican
Jeff Miller NOFlorida Republican
Jerry Moran YESKansas Republican (until 2010)
Tim Murphy YESPennsylvania Republican
Marilyn Musgrave NOColorado Republican (Unseated 2008)
Sue Myrick YESNorth Carolina Republican
Randy Neugebauer NOTexas Republican
Devin Nunes YESCalifornia Republican
Ron Paul NOTexas Republican
Steve Pearce YESNew Mexico Republican
Mike Pence YESIndiana Republican (Gov. run 2012)
John Peterson YESPennsylvania Republican (Retired 2008)
Tom Petri NOWisconsin Republican
Charles Pickering YESMississippi Republican (Retiring 2008)
Joseph Pitts YESPennsylvania Republican
Todd Platts NOPennsylvania Republican
Ted Poe NOTexas Republican
Jon Porter YESNevada Republican (Unseated 2008)
Tom Price NOGeorgia Republican
Deborah Pryce YESOhio Republican
Jim Ramstad YESMinnesota Republican (Retiring 2008)
Ralph Regula YESOhio Republican (Retiring 2008)
Dennis Rehberg YESMontana Republican (Senate run 2012)
Dave Reichert YESWashington Republican (Governor run 2012)
Rick Renzi YESArizona Republican (Retiring 2008)
Thomas Reynolds YESNew York Republican (Retiring 2008)
Hal Rogers YESKentucky Republican
Michael Rogers NOAlabama Republican
Mike Rogers YESMichigan Republican
Dana Rohrabacher NOCalifornia Republican
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen YESFlorida Republican
Peter Roskam YESIllinois Republican
Ed Royce NOCalifornia Republican
Paul Ryan NOWisconsin Republican
Bill Sali NOIdaho Republican (Unseated 2008)
Jim Saxton YESNew Jersey Republican (Retiring 2008)
Steve Scalise YESLouisiana Republican
Jean Schmidt YESOhio Republican
James Sensenbrenner NOWisconsin Republican
Pete Sessions YESTexas Republican
John Shadegg YESArizona Republican
Christopher Shays YESConnecticut Republican (Unseated 2008)
John Shimkus YESIllinois Republican
Bill Shuster NOPennsylvania Republican
Mike Simpson YESIdaho Republican
Adrian Smith YESNebraska Republican
Christopher Smith YESNew Jersey Republican
Lamar Smith NOTexas Republican
Mark Souder YESIndiana Republican (until 2010)
Cliff Stearns NOFlorida Republican
John Sullivan NOOklahoma Republican
Lee Terry YESNebraska Republican
Mac Thornberry NOTexas Republican
Todd Tiahrt YESKansas Republican (until 2010)
Pat Tiberi YESOhio Republican
Mike Turner YESOhio Republican
Fred Upton YESMichigan Republican
Tim Walberg NOMichigan Republican
Greg Walden YESOregon Republican
Jim Walsh YESNew York Rep./Ind. (Retiring 2008)
Zach Wamp NOTennessee Republican (until 2010)
Dave Weldon NOFlorida Republican (Retiring 2008)
Jerry Weller YESIllinois Republican (Retiring 2008)
Lynn Westmoreland NOGeorgia Republican
Ed Whitfield NOKentucky Republican
Heather Wilson YESNew Mexico Republican (Senate 2008)
Robert Wittman NOVirginia Republican
Frank Wolf YESVirginia Republican
Bill Young YESFlorida Republican
Don Young NOAlaska Republican



Independents voting on 2008-H393

Marion Berry YESArkansas Former Democrat (until 2010)
Sanford Bishop YESGeorgia Former Democrat (until 2010)
John Boozman YESArkansas Former GOP (until 2010)
Allen Boyd YESFlorida Former Democrat (until 2010)
Ginny Brown-Waite NOFlorida Former GOP (until 2010)
Michael Castle YESDelaware Former GOP (until 2010)
Artur Davis YESAlabama Former Democrat (until 2010)
Lincoln Diaz-Balart YESFlorida Former GOP (until 2010)
Rahm Emanuel YESIllinois Former Democrat (until 2009)
Tom Feeney NOFlorida Former GOP
Ron Klein YESFlorida Former Democrat (until 2010)
John Linder NOGeorgia Former GOP (until 2010)
Jim Marshall YESGeorgia Former Democrat (until 2010)
Harry Mitchell YESArizona Former Democrat (until 2010)
Adam Putnam NOFlorida Former GOP (until 2010)
George Radanovich YESCalifornia Former GOP (until 2010)
Vic Snyder YESArkansas Former Democrat (until 2010)
Hilda Solis YESCalifornia Former Democrat (until 2009)
Ellen Tauscher YESCalifornia Former Democrat (until 2009)
Diane Watson YESCalifornia Former Democrat (until 2010)