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    This page contains bill sponsorships in the Senate and House. Bill sponsorships indicate the topics that legislators are most interested in, and spend the most time on.

15-HR4031 on Nov 17, 2015

Bill Sponsorship: H.R.4031 & H.R.4025
Source: Defund the Syrian Refugee Resettlement Program Act
Congressional Summary: This bill prohibits federal funds from being obligated for the U.S. refugee admission of any alien who is a national of Syria or whose last habitual residence was in Syria during the period that the civil war in Syria is ongoing, as determined by the Department of Homeland Security.

Supporters reasons for voting YEA:Rep. Ross: "ISIS carried out a series of violent attacks in Paris, and reports have indicated at least one of the terrorists who committed these atrocities entered Europe by posing as a refugee fleeing Syria. These horrific attacks provide a warning of what can happen on American soil if we do not take appropriate and immediate action. Reliable intelligence about refugees from countries like Syria attempting to enter the United States is clearly unavailable. More than half of our country's governors have taken immediate action to prevent Syrian refugees from settling in their states. Our own intelligence community has expressed concerns about our capabilities to identify threats. The federal government has no greater responsibility than keeping Americans safe."

Opponents reasons for voting NAY: (Opposing legislation S.Res.268): The Congress recognizes:

  • the scale and complexity of the Syrian refugee crisis and the need for the international community to work together to provide resources and capacity to aid refugees;
  • the humanitarian commitment of Syria's neighbors who have worked to absorb the vast majority of refugees, as well as the European nations who have made commitments to share in the refugee resettlement effort; and
  • that the refugee crisis is a symptom of the broader conflict in Syria, the persecution of persons based on identity groups, including Christians, Yezidis, Turkmen, and Kurds, and instability in the Middle East and North Africa, and that efforts to resolve those challenges are a necessary component of any plan to address the refugee crisis.
Also see opposing viewpoint in Senate Resolution S.R.268


    Participating counts on VoteMatch question 14. Question 14: Support American Exceptionalism Scores: -2=Strongly oppose; -1=Oppose; 0=neutral; 1=Support; 2=Strongly support.
  • Topic: Immigration
  • Headline: Ban admission of Syrian refugees & any Syrian residents (Score: 2)
  • Headline 2: Ban admission of Syrian refugees & any Syrian residents (Score: 2)

    Participating counts on AmericansElect question 5.
  • Headline: Ban admission of Syrian refugees & any Syrian residents (Answer: A)
  • Headline 2: Ban admission of Syrian refugees & any Syrian residents (Answer: A)
  • AmericansElect Quiz Question 5 on Foreign Policy: When you think about the US pursuing its interests abroad, which of the following is closest to your opinion?
    • A: The US should always act in its own interest regardless of what other countries think
    • B: The US should rarely listen to other countries
    • C: The US should listen to other countries more often than not
    • D: The US should always listen to other countries before pursuing its own interests
    • E: Unsure


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  • Surveys: '+' supports; '-' opposes.



Democrats participating in 15-HR4031



Republicans participating in 15-HR4031

Bradley Byrne s2pAlabama Republican Nominee
Chris Collins s1oNew York RepublicanNov 17, 2015
Kevin Cramer s1oNorth Dakota RepublicanNov 18, 2015
Trey Gowdy s1oSouth Carolina RepublicanNov 18, 2015
Glenn Grothman s1oWisconsin Republican House MemberNov 18, 2015
Walter Beaman Jones s1oNorth Carolina RepublicanNov 18, 2015
John Mica s1oFlorida RepublicanNov 18, 2015
Jeff Miller s1oFlorida RepublicanNov 19, 2015
Bill Posey s1oFlorida RepublicanNov 17, 2015
Michael Rogers s1oAlabama RepublicanNov 18, 2015
Dennis Ross s2pFlorida Republican
David Rouzer s1oNorth Carolina Republican House MemberNov 18, 2015
Lamar Smith s1oTexas RepublicanNov 18, 2015
Scott Tipton s1oColorado RepublicanNov 17, 2015
Lee Zeldin s1oNew York Republican House MemberNov 18, 2015



Independents participating in 15-HR4031



Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 0
Republicans: 15
Independents: 0


















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