Here Are the Democrats, 36 Senators and 73 in the House, Who Voted Just Against Dreamers

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Here Are the Democrats, 36 Senators and 73 in the House, Who Voted Just Against Dreamers

Democrats have vowed repeatedly to protect immigrant families, but they just gave away the only leverage they had. And, yes, they have names.

Flanked by Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD), Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) addresses reporters following a lunch with Senate Democrats on Capitol Hill, October 24, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Seventy-three Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives and 36 Democratic Senators joined with Republicans in a "dead-of-night vote" to pass a two-year spending bill that does nothing to protect immigrant communities and throws undocumented "Dreamers" under the bus, despite looming threats from President Donald Trump and the GOP to make matters much worse in future legislation.

"Democrats have failed to remain united and use their leverage in budget negotiations to ensure that we are protected," said Antonio Alarcón, a recipient of DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) protections and youth organizer with Make the Road New York, in a statement after the votes. "Congress's failure tonight is astonishing."

"For the second time in three weeks, Democrats refused to fight for Dreamers when it mattered most," Murshed Zaheed, political director for the advocay group CREDO, said in a statement. "Nancy Pelosi said for months she would use her leverage and fight for Dreamers. Instead, she followed Chuck Schumer's lead and gave Trump and congressional Republicans exactly what they wanted. An eight hour floor speech was a heroic tactical gesture but it didn't serve any strategic purpose for the protection Dreamers deserve."

Here are the 36 members of the Senate Democratic caucus, including Sen. Angus King (I-Maine), who voted in favor:

Baldwin (D-WI)
Blumenthal (D-CT)
Brown (D-OH)
Cardin (D-MD)
Carper (D-DE)
Casey (D-PA)
Coons (D-DE)
Cortez Masto (D-NV)
Donnelly (D-IN)
Duckworth (D-IL)
Durbin (D-IL)
Hassan (D-NH)
Peters (D-MI)
Reed (D-RI)
Schatz (D-HI)
Schumer (D-NY)
Shaheen (D-NH)
Smith (D-MN)
Stabenow (D-MI)
Tester (D-MT)
Udall (D-NM)
Van Hollen (D-MD)
Warner (D-VA)
Whitehouse (D-RI)
Heinrich (D-NM)
Heitkamp (D-ND)
Jones (D-AL)
Kaine (D-VA)
King (I-ME)
Klobuchar (D-MN)
Leahy (D-VT)
Manchin (D-WV)
McCaskill (D-MO)
Menendez (D-NJ)
Murphy (D-CT)
Murray (D-WA)
Nelson (D-FL)

And here are the 73 House Democrats who did the same:

Beatty
Bera
Bishop (GA)
Blunt Rochester
Bustos
Butterfield
Carbajal
Castor (FL)
Cohen
Connolly
Costa
Courtney
Crist
Cuellar
DeLauro
DelBene
Deutch
Doyle, Michael F.
Esty (CT)
Evans
Fudge
Garamendi
Gonzalez (TX)
Gottheimer
Green, Al
Green, Gene
Hanabusa
Heck
Higgins (NY)
Himes
Huffman
Jackson Lee
Johnson, E.B.
Kaptur
Keating
Lynch
McCollum
McNerney
Murphy (FL)
Nolan
O'Halleran
O'Rourke
Pascrell
Rice (NY)
Rosen
Ruiz
Ruppersberger
Ryan (OH)
Schneider
Scott (VA)
Scott, David
Sewell (AL)
Shea-Porter
Sinema
Slaughter
Soto
Thompson (CA)
Thompson (MS)
Tonko
Tsongas
Vela
Visclosky
Welch
Yarmuth

 

 

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