What’s the Deal With a Government Shutdown in 2013?

Hello All,

sorry museum-goers, the smithsonian's closed

sorry museum-goers, the smithsonian’s closed

If you’re reading this, you’re probably a federal government employee who has some extra time today because you were temporarily furloughed from your job.

More sympathetic to those federal workers, their families, and anyone who wanted to visit a national park or building today, I could not be. Therefore, I have compiled the following list for any American who wishes to discuss or display their anger over the government shutdown:

A list of every single House of Representatives member who voted yea for passing the House budget funding bill that they knew had no chance of passing the Senate or being signed by President Obama. Please feel free to contact your representative and express your heartfelt thanks, thoughts, or really just anything that could be on your mind. I have included their phone numbers for your convenience.

So without further ado, here are the 229 Republicans and 2 Democrats who voted for HJ Resolution 59 for Making Continuing Appropriations for FY 2014:

R.Aderholt(AL) 202.225.4876J.Amash(MI) 202.225.3831M. Amodei(NV)  202 225-6155

M.Bachmann(MN)  202 225-2331

S. Bachus (AL)   202 224-3121

L.Barletta(PA)    202 225-6511

A.Barr(KY)       202-225-4706

J. Barton (TX)    202 225-2002

D.Benishek(MI)  202 225-4735

K.Bentivolio (MI)  202-225-8171

G.Bilirakis(FL)   202-225-5755

R.Bishop(UT)    202-225-0453

D.Black(TN)       202 225-4231

M.Blackburn(TN)  202-225-2811

C.Boustany(LA)  202-225-2811

K.Brady(TX)       202 225-4901

J.Bridenstine(OK)  202-225-2211

M.Brooks(AL)     202 225-4801

S.Brooks(IN)    202-225-2276

P.Broun(GA)      202 225-4101

V.Buchanan(FL)  202 225-5015

L.Bucshon(IN)    202 225-4636

M.Burgess(TX)   202 225-7772

K.Calvert(CA)    202 225-1986

D.Camp(MI)     202-225-3561

J.Campbell(CA)  202 225-5611

E.Cantor(VA)     202 225-2815

S.Capito(WV)  202.225.2711

J.Carter(TX)       202 225-3864

B.Cassidy(LA)    202 225-3901

S.Chabot(OH)  (202) 225-2216

J.Chaffetz(UT)   202 225-7751

H.Coble(NC)      202 225-3065 

M.Coffman(CO)  202-225-7882

T.Cole(OK)        202 225-6165

D.Collins(GA)     202 225-9893

C.Collins(NY)    202-225-5265

M.Conaway(TX)  (202) 225-3605

P.Cook(CA)  202.225.5861

T.Cotton(AR)    202-225-3772

K.Cramer(ND)   202-225-2611

R.Crawford(AR)  (202) 225-4076

A.Crenshaw(Fl)  202-225-2501

J.Culberson(TX)  (202) 225-2571

S.Daines(MT)    202-225-3211

Rodney Davis (IL) 202.225.2371

J.Denham(CA)    202 225-4540

C.Dent(PA)       202-225-6411

R.DeSantis(FL)  202-225-2706

S.DesJarlais(TN)  (202) 225-6831

M.Diaz-Balart(FL)(202) 225-4211

S.Duffy(WI)    (202) 225-3365 

J.Duncan(SC)   (202) 225-5301

J.Duncan(TN)  (202) 225-5435

R.Ellmers(NC)  (202) 225-4531

B.Farenthold(TX)  (202) 225-7742

S.Fincher(TN)  (202) 225-4714

M.Fitzpatrick(PA)  (202) 225-4276

C.Fleischmann(TN)  (202) 225-3271

J.Fleming(LA)  (202) 225-2777

B.Flores(TX)    (202) 225-6105

J.R.Forbes(VA)  (202) 225 – 6365

J.Fortenberry(NE)  (202) 225-4806

V.Foxx(NC)     (202) 225-2071

T.Franks(AZ)   (202) 225-4576

R.Frelinghuysen(NJ)  (202) 225-5034

C.Gardner(CO)  (202) 225-4676

S.Garrett(NJ)    202-225-4465

J.Gerlach(PA)  202.225.4315

B.Gibbs(OH)    (202) 225-6265

P.Gingrey(GA)  (202) 225-2931

L.Gohmert(TX)  (202) 225-3035

B.Goodlatte(VA)  (202) 225-5431

P.Gosar(AZ)    (202) 225-2315

T.Gowdy(SC)   (202) 225-6030

K.Granger(TX)  (202) 225-5071

T.Graves(GA)  (202) 225-5211

S.Graves(MO)  (202) 225-7041T.Griffin(AR)    (202) 225-2506M.Griffith(VA)  (202) 225-3861

M.Grimm(NY)   (202) 225-3371

B.Guthrie(KY)  (202) 225-3501

R.Hall(TX)        202-225-6673

G.Harper(MI)   (202) 225-5031

A.Harris(MD)     202-225-5311

V.Hartzler(MO)  (202) 225-2876

D.Hastings(WA) (202) 225-5816

J.Heck(NV)      (202) 225-3252

J.Hensarling(TX)  202-225-3484

J.Herrera-Beutler (WA) (202) 225-3536 

G.Holding(NC)  202-225-3032

R.Hudson(NC)      202-225-3715

T.Huelskamp(KS)  (202) 225-2715 

B.Huizenga(MI)  (202) 225-4401

R.Hultgren(IL)  (202) 225-2976

D.Hunter(CA)   (202) 225-5672

R.Hurt(VA)       202) 225-4711

D.Issa(CA)       202-225-3906

L.Jenkins(KS)  (202) 225-6601

B.Johnson(OH)  (202) 225-5705

S.Johnson(TX)  (202) 225-4201

W.Jones(NC)    202-225-3415

J.Jordan(OH)   (202) 225-2676

D.Joyce(OH)     202-225-5731

M.Kelly(PA)     (202) 225-5406

S.King(IA)  202.225.4426

P.King(NY)      (202) 225-7896

J.Kingston(GA)  202-225-5831

A.Kinzinger(IL)  (202) 225-3635

J.Kline(MN)     (202) 225-2271

R.Labrador(ID)  (202) 225-6611

D.LaMalfa(CA)  202-225-3076

D.Lamborn(CO)  (202) 225-4422

L.Lance(NJ)     (202) 225-5361

J.Lankford(OK)  (202) 225-2132

T.Latham(IA)   (202) 225-5476

B.Latta(OH)    (202) 225-6405

F.LoBiondo(NJ)  (202) 225-6572

B.Long(MO)     (202) 225-6536

F.Lucas(OK)    (202) 225-5565

B.Luetkemeyer(MO)  (202) 225-2956

C.Lummis(WY)  (202) 225-2311

K.Marchant(TX)  202.225.6605

T.Marino(PA)    202-225-3731

T.Massie(KY)   (202) 225-3465

J.Matheson(UT)  (202) 225-3011

K.McCarthy(CA)  (202) 225-2915

M.McCaul(TX)   202-225-2401

T.McClintock(CA)  (202) 225-2511

P.McHenry(NC)  202.225.2576

M.McIntyre(NC)  (202) 225-2731

B.McKeon(CA)  (202) 225-1956

D.McKinley(WV)  (202) 225-4172

C.McMorris Rodgers(WA)    202-225-2006

M.Meadows(NC)  202-225-6401

P.Meehan(PA)   202-225-2011

L.Messer(IN)    202-225-3021

J.Mica(FL)       (202) 225-4035

J.Miller(FL)      (202) 225-4136

C.Miller(MI)     (202) 225-2106

G.Miller(CA)    (202) 225-3201

M.Mullin(OK)    202-225-2701

M.Mulvaney(SC)  (202) 225-5501

T.Murphy(PA)   (202) 225-2301

R.Neugebauer(TX)  (202) 225-4005

K.Noem(SD)    (202) 225-2801

R.Nugent(FL)   (202) 225-1002

D.Nunes(CA)202-225-2523

A.Nunnelee(MS)   (202) 225-4306

P.Olson(TX)    (202) 225-5951

S.Palazzo(MS)  (202) 225-5772

E.Paulsen(MN)  (202) 225-2871

S.Pearce(NM)   (202) 225-2365

S.Perry(PA)       202-225-5836

T.Petri(WI)       (202) 225-2476R.Pittenger(NC)  (202) 225-1976J.Pitts(PA)      (202) 225-2411

T.Poe(TX)       (202) 225-6565

M.Pompeo(KS)  (202) 225-6216

B.Posey(FL)     (202) 225-3671

T.Price(GA)       202-225-4501

T.Radel(FL)     (202) 225-2536

T.Reed(NY)     (202) 225-3161

D.Reichert(WA)  (202) 225-7761

J.Renacci(OH)  (202) 225-3876

R.Ribble(WI)   (202) 225-5665

T.Rice(SC)       (202) 225-9895

S.Rigell(VA)    (202) 225-4215

M.Roby(AL)     (202) 225-2901

P.Roe(TN)       (202) 225-6356

M.Rogers(AL)   (202) 225-3261

H.Rogers(KY) (202)225-4601

M.Rogers(MI)   (202) 225-4872

D.Rohrabacher(CA)  (202) 225-2415

T.Rokita(IN)    (202) 225-5037

T.Rooney(Fl)   (202) 225-5792

I.Ros-Lehtinen(FL)  (202) 225-3931

P.Roskam(IL)  (202) 225-4561

Ross(FL)         (202) 225-1252

K.Rothfus(PA)   202-225-2065

E.Royce(CA)    (202) 225-4111

J.Runyan(PA)   (202) 225-4765

P.Ryan(WI)     (202) 225-3031

M.Salmon(AZ)   202-225-2635

M.Sanford(SC)  (202) 225-3176

S.Scalise(LA)   (202) 225-3015

A.Schock(IL)  202.225.6201

D.Schweikert(AZ)  (202) 225-2190

Au.Scott(GA)   (202) 225-6531

J.Sensenbrenner(WI)  (202) 225-5101

P.Sessions(TX)  (202) 225-2231

J.Shimkus(IL)   (202) 225-5271

B.Shuster(PA)  202.225.2431

M.Simpson(ID)   202-225-5531

J.Smith(MO)      202-225-4404

A.Smith(NE)     (202) 225-6435

C.Smith(NJ)       202-225-3765

L.Smith(TX)       202-225-4236

S.Southerland(FL)  (202) 225-5235

C.Stewart(UT)    202-225-9730

S.Stivers(OH)     202) 225-2015

S.Stockman(TX)   202-225-1555

M.Stutzman(IN)  (202) 225-4436

L.Terry(NE)       (202) 225-4155

G.Thompson(PA)  (202) 225-5121

M.Thornberry(TX)  (202) 225-3706

P.Tiberi(OH)     (202) 225-5355

S.Tipton(CO)    (202) 225-4761

M.Turner(OH)    (202) 225-6465

F.Upton(MI)      (202) 225-3761

D.Valadao(CA)   202-225-4695

A.Wagner(MO)    202-225-1621

T.Walberg(MI)  (202) 225-6276

G.Walden(OR)   202-225-6730

J.Walorski(IN)  (202) 225-3915

R.Weber(TX)      202-225-2831

D.Webster(FL)  (202) 225-2176

B.Wenstrup(OH)  (202) 225-3164

L.Westmoreland(GA)  (202) 225-5901

E.Whitfield(KY)  (202) 225-3115

R.Williams(TX)  (202) 225-9896

J.Wilson(SC)     (202) 225-2452

R.Wittman(VA)       (202) 225-4261

F.Wolf(VA)       (202) 225-5136

S.Womack(AR)  202.225.4301

R.Woodall(GA)  (202) 225-4272

K.Yoder(KS)     (202) 225-2865

T.Yoho(FL)        202-225-5744

D.Young(AK)    (202) 225-5765

B.Young(FL)      (202) 225-5961

T.Young(IN)     (202) 225-5315

What a group huh?

What makes HJ Resolution 59 unworkable and un-passable is that the House members who voted to pass it insisted on including a one year delay in implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Here’s an excerpt from the bill:

“One-year Delay in Implementation of ACA- Notwithstanding any other provision of law (including section 106 of this joint resolution), to the extent that a provision of ACA (or a change in law attributable to such a provision) is scheduled to and would otherwise take effect on a date during the period beginning on October 1, 2013, and ending on December 31, 2014, such provision (or change) shall not be effective during the 1-year period beginning on such date.”

So it basically straight up delays the start of the entire law and its financial backing by one year. In addition, the resolution nixes the medical device tax, a funding provision of the ACA. Obviously, as a dry mouthed Ted Cruz noted last week, a budget that defunded the ACA was not going to be signed by the President, one of the biggest proponents.

So go ahead and pat these guys on the back, or better yet, give em a call and let em know how much you appreciate their efforts to stop the government from providing basic services for the first time in 17 years.

too late to the negotiating table for Newt

too late to the negotiating table for Newt

I seem to recall this one political party losing a great deal of support back in 1995-1996 for initiating the shutdown…

I wonder what will happen this time around. I think it’s safe to assume that sensible policy making won’t be at the forefront.

Until the next closed museum door,

Your Faithful Historian,

Eric G. Prileson

Sources:

http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll498.xml

http://www.politico.com/story/2013/09/house-gop-budget-strategy-government-shutdown-97496.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/01/us/politics/congress-shutdown-debate.html?hp&_r=0

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/fact-checker/2011/02/lessons_from_the_great_governm.html

http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/113/hjres59/text

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About eprileson

I am a historian and writer who wants to bring to light current events through a historical perspective. It is difficult to understand today's current events without having a grasp of what has occurred before. This is a running thread to help keep people informed about the present and remind everyone to not forget their past. Enjoy and please comment!
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3 Responses to What’s the Deal With a Government Shutdown in 2013?

  1. Susan Barsy says:

    Eric–Thank you; this is valuable. I will provide a link to it in my own recent post on Republican Fire-Eaters. Best wishes, SB

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