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Republicans are Divided

November 7, 2021

Eight Republicans in the U.S. House, all members of the House “Problem Solvers” caucus, voted in favor of the infrastructure bill —

  1. Don Bacon of Nebraska
  2. Brian Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania
  3. Andrew Garbarino of New York
  4. Anthony Gonzalez of Ohio,
  5. John Katko of New York
  6. Tom Reed of New York
  7. Christopher H. Smith of New Jersey
  8. Fred Upton of Michigan are.

Five other House Republicans joined members of the Problem Solvers Caucus in bucking their party to support the bill. This group included —

  • Adam Kinzinger of Illinois
  • Don Young of Alaska
  • Nicole Malliotakis of New York
  • David B. McKinley of West Virginia
  • Jeff Van Drew of New Jersey.

In the U.S. Senate, 19 Republicans voted in favor. they are:

  1. Roy Blunt of Missouri
  2. Richard Burr of North Carolina
  3. Bill Cassidy of Louisiana
  4. Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia
  5. Susan Collins of Maine
  6. Kevin Cramer of North Dakota
  7. Mike Crapo of Idaho
  8. Deb Fischer of Nebraska
  9. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina
  10. Chuck Grassley of Iowa
  11. John Hoeven of North Dakota
  12. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky
  13. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska
  14. Rob Portman of Ohio
  15. Jim Risch of Idaho
  16. Mitt Romney of Utah
  17. Dan Sullivan of Alaska
  18. Thom Tillis of North Carolina
  19. Roger Wicker of Mississippi

Thirty-two members of the GOP were persuaded that infrastructure was more important than a Republican Party unified against Progressive dominated Democrat Party.

This list contain a number of moderate Republicans (Collins, Burr, Murkowski, Portman, Graham, Romney) and two who will not seek re-election (Blunt, Kinzinger). All told, this suggests that the Republican Party is divided as it faces a Presidential election in 2024.

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