Saturday, September 22, 2012

Rubio, Nelson Do Not Vote To End Foreign Aid To Libya, Pakistan, Egypt

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. Senate voted for a stop-gap measure to continue funding the U.S. government into 2013.  


The bill had been held up by a filibuster by Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) who wanted to get the Senators on the record voting in favor or against continued foreign to Egypt, Libya, and Pakistan.


Sen. Paul's bill, S. 3576, called for a prohibition of U.S. aid funds to the governments of Egypt, Libya and Pakistan contingent upon the release to U.S. authorities the aggressors who attacked our embassy and consulate in Egypt and Libya, respectively, and the release of Dr. Shakil Afridi, currently held by the Pakistani government.


"In no way should the United States government be sending money to governments who are not our ally, who blatantly do not respect our country, and who work to compromise the safety of our allies and citizens abroad. I am pleased that the Senate leadership has listened to my pleas for an end to this and have agreed to debate and vote on this pressing issue," Sen. Paul said.


Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL) voted for continued foreign aid to those mid-east countries. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) did not vote to end continued foreign aid.  The total U.S. foreign aid given to Pakistan, Libya and Egypt equals roughly $4 billion per year. 


“This is not an easy issue to confront, but disengaging from the region is not the solution.... In Libya, they are trying to cooperate with us.  They’re allowing us to move forward. We should work with them and strengthen them, not abandon them... I think it is outrageous that doctor is being held there.  I believe every charge against him is trumped up and I think that we should demand, and I think it is right to condition some, if not all, of our foreign aid and cooperation for Pakistan on his status and on his release," Rubio said.  


“I hope Senator Paul and those who support his amendment will consider, at a minimum, restructuring that amendment to recognize that there is a difference between Libya and Egypt, and that we should take different approaches in that regard. We have a right to be outraged.  We have a right to be angry.  But we should never abandon being smart,” Rubio added.





 Senate voting record to stop foreign aid to Egypt, Libya and Pakistan.
 (Nay - to continue foreign aid; Yea - to stop foreign aid)


On the passage of S. 3576: A bill to provide limitations on United States assistance, and for other purposes.


Alphabetical by Senator Name
Akaka (D-HI), Nay
Alexander (R-TN), Nay
Ayotte (R-NH), Nay
Barrasso (R-WY), Nay
Baucus (D-MT), Nay
Begich (D-AK), Nay
Bennet (D-CO), Nay
Bingaman (D-NM), Nay
Blumenthal (D-CT), Nay
Blunt (R-MO), Nay
Boozman (R-AR), Not Voting
Boxer (D-CA), Not Voting
Brown (D-OH), Nay
Brown (R-MA), Nay
Burr (R-NC), Not Voting
Cantwell (D-WA), Nay
Cardin (D-MD), Nay
Carper (D-DE), Nay
Casey (D-PA), Nay
Chambliss (R-GA), Nay
Coats (R-IN), Nay
Coburn (R-OK), Nay
Cochran (R-MS), Nay
Collins (R-ME), Nay
Conrad (D-ND), Nay
Coons (D-DE), Nay
Corker (R-TN), Nay
Cornyn (R-TX), Nay
Crapo (R-ID), Yea
DeMint (R-SC), Yea
Durbin (D-IL), Nay
Enzi (R-WY), Nay
Feinstein (D-CA), Nay
Franken (D-MN), Nay
Gillibrand (D-NY), Nay
Graham (R-SC), Nay
Grassley (R-IA), Yea
Hagan (D-NC), Nay
Harkin (D-IA), Nay
Hatch (R-UT), Nay
Heller (R-NV), Not Voting
Hoeven (R-ND), Nay
Hutchison (R-TX), Nay
Inhofe (R-OK), Not Voting
Inouye (D-HI), Nay
Isakson (R-GA), Nay
Johanns (R-NE), Nay
Johnson (D-SD), Nay
Johnson (R-WI), Nay
Kerry (D-MA), Nay
Kirk (R-IL), Not Voting
Klobuchar (D-MN), Nay
Kohl (D-WI), Nay
Kyl (R-AZ), Nay
Landrieu (D-LA), Nay
Lautenberg (D-NJ), Nay
Leahy (D-VT), Nay
Lee (R-UT), Yea
Levin (D-MI), Nay
Lieberman (ID-CT), Nay
Lugar (R-IN), Nay
Manchin (D-WV), Nay
McCain (R-AZ), Nay
McCaskill (D-MO), Nay
McConnell (R-KY), Nay
Menendez (D-NJ), Nay
Merkley (D-OR), Nay
Mikulski (D-MD), Nay
Moran (R-KS), Yea
Murkowski (R-AK), Nay
Murray (D-WA), Not Voting
Nelson (D-FL), Nay
Nelson (D-NE), Nay
Paul (R-KY), Yea
Portman (R-OH), Nay
Pryor (D-AR), Nay
Reed (D-RI), Nay
Reid (D-NV), Nay
Risch (R-ID), Yea
Roberts (R-KS), Yea
Rockefeller (D-WV), Nay
Rubio (R-FL), Not Voting
Sanders (I-VT), Nay
Schumer (D-NY), Nay
Sessions (R-AL), Nay
Shaheen (D-NH), Nay
Shelby (R-AL), Yea
Snowe (R-ME), Nay
Stabenow (D-MI), Nay
Tester (D-MT), Nay
Thune (R-SD), Nay
Toomey (R-PA), Yea
Udall (D-CO), Nay
Udall (D-NM), Nay
Vitter (R-LA), Not Voting
Warner (D-VA), Nay
Webb (D-VA), Nay
Whitehouse (D-RI), Nay
Wicker (R-MS), Nay
Wyden (D-OR), Nay






Senate voting record for stop-gap funding of U.S. government through 2013.

H.J.Res. 117; A joint resolution making continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2013, and for other purposes.

Alphabetical by Senator Name
Akaka (D-HI), Yea
Alexander (R-TN), Yea
Ayotte (R-NH), Nay
Barrasso (R-WY), Nay
Baucus (D-MT), Yea
Begich (D-AK), Yea
Bennet (D-CO), Yea
Bingaman (D-NM), Yea
Blumenthal (D-CT), Yea
Blunt (R-MO), Yea
Boozman (R-AR), Not Voting
Boxer (D-CA), Not Voting
Brown (D-OH), Yea
Brown (R-MA), Yea
Burr (R-NC), Not Voting
Cantwell (D-WA), Yea
Cardin (D-MD), Yea
Carper (D-DE), Yea
Casey (D-PA), Yea
Chambliss (R-GA), Nay
Coats (R-IN), Nay
Coburn (R-OK), Nay
Cochran (R-MS), Yea
Collins (R-ME), Nay
Conrad (D-ND), Yea
Coons (D-DE), Yea
Corker (R-TN), Nay
Cornyn (R-TX), Nay
Crapo (R-ID), Nay
DeMint (R-SC), Nay
Durbin (D-IL), Yea
Enzi (R-WY), Nay
Feinstein (D-CA), Yea
Franken (D-MN), Yea
Gillibrand (D-NY), Yea
Graham (R-SC), Nay
Grassley (R-IA), Nay
Hagan (D-NC), Yea
Harkin (D-IA), Yea
Hatch (R-UT), Nay
Heller (R-NV), Not Voting
Hoeven (R-ND), Yea
Hutchison (R-TX), Yea
Inhofe (R-OK), Not Voting
Inouye (D-HI), Yea
Isakson (R-GA), Nay
Johanns (R-NE), Yea
Johnson (D-SD), Yea
Johnson (R-WI), Nay
Kerry (D-MA), Yea
Kirk (R-IL), Not Voting
Klobuchar (D-MN), Yea
Kohl (D-WI), Yea
Kyl (R-AZ), Yea
Landrieu (D-LA), Yea
Lautenberg (D-NJ), Yea
Leahy (D-VT), Yea
Lee (R-UT), Nay
Levin (D-MI), Yea
Lieberman (ID-CT), Yea
Lugar (R-IN), Yea
Manchin (D-WV), Nay
McCain (R-AZ), Nay
McCaskill (D-MO), Yea
McConnell (R-KY), Yea
Menendez (D-NJ), Yea
Merkley (D-OR), Yea
Mikulski (D-MD), Yea
Moran (R-KS), Nay
Murkowski (R-AK), Yea
Murray (D-WA), Not Voting
Nelson (D-FL), Yea
Nelson (D-NE), Yea
Paul (R-KY), Nay
Portman (R-OH), Nay
Pryor (D-AR), Yea
Reed (D-RI), Yea
Reid (D-NV), Yea
Risch (R-ID), Nay
Roberts (R-KS), Nay
Rockefeller (D-WV), Yea
Rubio (R-FL), Nay
Sanders (I-VT), Yea
Schumer (D-NY), Yea
Sessions (R-AL), Nay
Shaheen (D-NH), Yea
Shelby (R-AL), Nay
Snowe (R-ME), Nay
Stabenow (D-MI), Yea
Tester (D-MT), Yea
Thune (R-SD), Nay
Toomey (R-PA), Nay
Udall (D-CO), Yea
Udall (D-NM), Yea
Vitter (R-LA), Not Voting
Warner (D-VA), Yea
Webb (D-VA), Yea
Whitehouse (D-RI), Yea
Wicker (R-MS), Yea
Wyden (D-OR), Yea

9 comments:

  1. It's amazing how we just keep going down the same path- for once, Senators please put America first. Stop paying for the whole world, work on focusing more on fixing our Country. The majority of us have given up on you guys- and it's sad to say it doesn't matter if you are a Rep. or Dem. Senator. Do us a favor and vote in term limits.

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  2. How disappointing of our senators. I can only hope that the people who elected these people will remember how they voted on this issue. Our country is in terrible condition because of the decisions that these people make and fund with our tax dollars. They should consider America first and fix the problems here first. If they can't solve the problems in their own country, how can they fix other countries. They don't seem to get the fact that "you can not buy friends." These countries will take every dollar we send them and kill and torture Americans without any remorse. Shame on our senators.

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  3. Check you facts again..... Rubio was recorded as NOT VOTING on the approriations to Egypt, Libya and Pakistan... Your story is wrong.......very wrong.... Nelson voted for assistance and funding 2013..... not Rubio, do you want to retract or stand by your lies?

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  4. The article has been corrected to state that both Nelson and Rubio did not vote to end foreign aid.

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    1. Nelson voted Nay, Rubio did not vote. You correction is incorrect.

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  5. Disgusting. Our government is 16 trillion in debt yet our government takes billions from us and gives it to foreign governments. Let's focus on the USA for a change.

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  6. I do not think we should give money to a country that openly hates us.

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  7. Amazing !!! Just like the educational system, it isn't working the way we want, so let's throw more money in,cause that will fix the problem(eyeroll). While the two issues aren't the same, the outcome is. It constantly amazes me these how these elected officials p*ss away the taxpayer dollars.

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  8. Rubio is a laTINO (Tea Party In Name Only). This should have been a slam dunk vote for him.

    But he is just another weaseling politician who thinks skipping out on the vote some how would make him immune.

    Not voting to end the aid is the same as letting the status quo stay the same.

    Billions to the middle east, trillions to the banks, and screw your Florida constituents!

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