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18-HR2851 on Jun 8, 2017

Decided Jun 15, 2018

Source: SITSA Act
GovTrack.us Summary: (SITSA): There are more than 400 known types of synthetic--or "artificial"--drugs, which mimic the effects of substances including cocaine and ecstasy. They've largely begun to flood the market in recent years. The bill outlaws 13 different synthetic drugs of the most pernicious varieties. There are more than 400 known types of synthetic--or "artificial"--drugs, which mimic the effects of substances including cocaine and ecstasy. They've largely begun to flood the market in recent years.

GovTrack Pro/Con: Supporters argue the legislation will tackle a growing scourge in a far more timely and immediate manner than what the lagging DEA is usually able to accomplish. Opponents argue the bill would too greatly expand Attorney General Jeff Sessions' ability to criminalize drugs and impose unnecessarily punitive mandatory sentences, according to a letter signed by dozens of organizations including the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Human Rights Watch, and NAACP.Opponent's argument to vote NO Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY): The bill would explicitly impose mandatory minimum terms of supervised release which undermines the discretion of judges who are in the best position to make such determinations based on the facts and circumstances of each case.

Legislative outcome: House Bill Passed 239-142-46, Roll Number 268 on June 15, 2018


    Participating counts on VoteMatch question 19. Question 19: Marijuana is a gateway drug Scores: -2=Strongly oppose; -1=Oppose; 0=neutral; 1=Support; 2=Strongly support.
  • Topic: Drugs
  • Headline: Voted YES on combatting epidemic of synthetic drugs (Score: 1)
  • Headline 2: Voted NO on additional Drug War funding for synthetic drugs (Score: -2)
  • Headline 3: Sponsored bill for combatting epidemic of synthetic drugs (Score: 2)

  • Key for participation codes:
  • Sponsorships: p=sponsored; o=co-sponsored; s=signed
  • Memberships: c=chair; m=member; e=endorsed; f=profiled; s=scored
  • Resolutions: i=introduced; w=wrote; a=adopted
  • Cases: w=wrote; j=joined; d=dissented; c=concurred
  • Surveys: '+' supports; '-' opposes.



Democrats participating in 18-HR2851

Alma Adams v2nNorth Carolina Democratic House Member 
Pete Aguilar v2nCalifornia Democratic House Member 
Nanette Barragan v2nCalifornia Democrat 
Ami Bera v1yCalifornia Democrat 
Don Beyer v2nVirginia Democratic House Member 
Sanford Bishop v2nGeorgia Democrat 
Earl Blumenauer v2nOregon Democrat 
Suzanne Bonamici v2nOregon Democrat 
Brendan Boyle v2nPennsylvania Democratic House Member 
Robert Brady v2nPennsylvania Democrat 
Anthony Brown v2nMaryland Democrat 
Julia Brownley v1yCalifornia Democrat 
Cheri Bustos v1yIllinois Democrat 
G.K. Butterfield v2nNorth Carolina Democrat 
Michael Capuano v2nMA Former Democratic Primary Senate Challenger (2009) 
Salud Carbajal v1yCalifornia Democrat 
Tony Cardenas v2nCalifornia Democrat 
Andre Carson v2nIndiana Democrat 
Matt Cartwright v2nPennsylvania Democrat 
Kathy Castor v2nFlorida Democrat 
Joaquin Castro v2nTexas Democrat 
Judy Chu v2nCalifornia Democrat 
David Cicilline v1yRhode Island Democrat 
Katherine Clark v2nMassachusetts Democrat 
Yvette Clarke v2nNew York Democrat 
William Lacy Clay v2nMissouri Democrat 
James Clyburn v2nSouth Carolina Democrat 
Steve Cohen v2nTennessee Democrat 
Bonnie Watson Coleman v2nNew Jersey Democratic House Member 
Gerry Connolly v2nVirginia Democrat 
Jim Cooper v1yTennessee Democrat 
Lou Correa v1yCalifornia Democrat 
Jim Costa v1yCalifornia Democrat 
Joe Courtney v2nConnecticut Democrat 
Charlie Crist v1yFL Democratic Governor Challenger 
Joseph Crowley v2nNew York Democrat 
Henry Cuellar v1yTexas Democrat 
Elijah Cummings v2nMaryland Democrat 
Susan Davis v2nCalifornia Democrat 
Diana DeGette v2nColorado Democrat 
John Delaney v1yMaryland Democrat 
Rosa DeLauro v2nConnecticut Democrat 
Suzan DelBene v2nWashington Democrat 
Val Demings v2nFlorida Democrat 
Mark DeSaulnier v2nCalifornia Democratic House Member 
Ted Deutch v2nFlorida Democrat 
Debbie Dingell v2nMichigan Democratic House Member 
Lloyd Doggett v2nTexas Democrat 
Mike Doyle v2nPennsylvania Democrat 
Eliot Engel v2nNew York Democrat/Liberal 
Anna Eshoo v2nCalifornia Democrat 
Adriano Espaillat v2nNew York Democrat 
Elizabeth Esty v2nConnecticut Democrat 
Dwight Evans v2nPennsylvania Democrat 
Bill Foster v2nIllinois Democrat 
Lois Frankel v2nFlorida Democrat 
Tulsi Gabbard v2nHawaii Democrat 
Ruben Gallego v2nArizona Democratic House Member 
John Garamendi v1yCalifornia Democrat 
Jimmy Gomez v2nCalifornia Democrat 
Vicente Gonzalez v3yTexas Democrat 
Josh Gottheimer v3yNew Jersey Democrat 
Al Green v2nTexas Democrat 
Raul Grijalva v2nArizona Democrat 
Alcee Hastings v2nFlorida Democrat 
Denny Heck v2nWashington Democrat 
Brian Higgins v2nNew York Democrat 
Jim Himes v1yConnecticut Democrat 
Steny Hoyer v2nMaryland Democrat 
Sheila Jackson Lee v2nTexas Democrat 
Pramila Jayapal v2nWashington Democrat 
Hakeem Jeffries v2nNew York Democrat 
Eddie Bernice Johnson v2nTexas Democrat 
Hank Johnson v2nGeorgia Democrat 
Marcy Kaptur v1yOhio Democrat 
Bill Keating v1yMassachusetts Democrat 
Robin Kelly v2nIllinois Democrat 
Joe Kennedy III v2nMA Democratic Senate challenger 
Ro Khanna v2nCalifornia Democrat 
Ruben Kihuen v2nNevada Democrat 
Dan Kildee v2nMichigan Democrat 
Derek Kilmer v1yWashington Democrat 
Ron Kind v1yWI Former Democratic challenger (2012) 
Raja Krishnamoorthi v2nIllinois Democrat 
Annie Kuster v1yNew Hampshire Democrat 
James Langevin v1yRhode Island Democrat 
Rick Larsen v2nWashington Democrat 
Brenda Lawrence v2nMichigan Democratic House Member 
Al Lawson v2nFlorida Democrat 
Barbara Lee v2nCalifornia Democrat 
Sander Levin v2nMichigan Democrat 
Ted Lieu v2nCalifornia Democratic House Member 
David Loebsack v1yIowa Democrat 
Zoe Lofgren v2nCalifornia Democrat 
Alan Lowenthal v2nCalifornia Democrat 
Nita Lowey v2nNew York Democrat 
Ben Ray Lujan v2nNew Mexico Democrat 
Carolyn Maloney v2nNew York Democrat/Liberal 
Sean Maloney v1yNew York Democrat 
Doris Matsui v2nCalifornia Democrat 
Betty McCollum v2nMinnesota Democrat 
Jim McGovern v2nMassachusetts Democrat 
Jerry McNerney v2nCalifornia Democrat 
Gregory Meeks v2nNew York Dem./Working-Families 
Grace Meng v2nNew York Democrat 
Gwen Moore v2nWisconsin Democrat 
Seth Moulton v2nMA Democratic candidate for President; U.S. Rep from MA-6 
Stephanie Murphy v1yFlorida Democrat 
Jerrold Nadler v2nNew York Dem./Lib./Working-Families 
Grace Napolitano v3yCalifornia Democrat 
Richard Neal v3yMassachusetts DemocratJun 8, 2017
Sponsored bill but did not vote
Rick Nolan v2nMinnesota Democrat 
Donald Norcross v2nNew Jersey Democratic House Member 
Tom O`Halleran v1yArizona Democrat 
Frank Pallone v2nNew Jersey Democrat 
Jimmy Panetta v1yCalifornia Democrat 
Bill Pascrell v2nNew Jersey Democrat 
Nancy Pelosi v2nCalifornia Democrat 
Ed Perlmutter v2nCO Democratic candidate for Governor 
Scott Peters v1yCalifornia Democrat 
Collin Peterson v1yMinnesota Democrat/Farmer/Labor 
Chellie Pingree v2nMaine Democrat 
Mark Pocan v2nWisconsin Democrat 
Jared Polis v2nCO Democratic candidate for Colorado Governor 
David Eugene Price v2nNorth Carolina Democrat 
Jamie Raskin v2nMaryland Democrat 
Kathleen Rice v3yNew York Democratic House Member 
Lucille Roybal-Allard v2nCalifornia Democrat 
Raul Ruiz v2nCalifornia Democrat 
Dutch Ruppersberger v1yMaryland Democrat 
Bobby Rush v2nIllinois Democrat 
Tim Ryan v2nOH Democratic candidate for President; U.S. Rep from OH-13 
John Sarbanes v2nMaryland Democrat 
Jan Schakowsky v2nIllinois Democrat 
Adam Schiff v2nCalifornia Democrat 
Brad Schneider v1yIllinois Democrat 
Bobby Scott v2nVirginia Democrat 
David Scott v2nGeorgia Democrat 
Jose Serrano v2nNew York Democrat/Liberal 
Terri Sewell v2nAlabama Democrat 
Carol Shea-Porter v2nNew Hampshire Democrat 
Brad Sherman v2nCalifornia Democrat 
Kyrsten Sinema v3yArizona Democrat 
Albio Sires v2nNew Jersey Democrat 
Darren Soto v1yFlorida Democrat 
Mark Takano v2nCalifornia Democrat 
Bennie Thompson v2nMississippi Democrat 
Mike Thompson v2nCalifornia Democrat 
Dina Titus v2nNevada Democrat 
Norma Torres v1yCalifornia Democratic House Member 
Juan Vargas v2nCalifornia Democrat 
Marc Veasey v2nTexas Democrat 
Filemon Vela v3yTexas DemocratJun 8, 2017
Sponsored original \bill but voted no
Nydia Velazquez v2nNew York Democrat/Working-Families 
Peter Visclosky v1yIndiana Democrat 
Debbie Wasserman Schultz v2nFlorida Democrat 
Maxine Waters v2nCalifornia Democrat 
Peter Welch v2nVermont Democrat 
Frederica Wilson v2nFlorida Democrat 
John Yarmuth v2nKentucky Democrat 



Republicans participating in 18-HR2851

Ralph Abraham v1yLA Republican challenger for Governor 
Robert Aderholt v1yAlabama Republican 
Rick Allen v1yGeorgia Republican House Member 
Mark Amodei v1yNevada Republican 
Jodey Arrington v1yTexas Republican 
Brian Babin v1yTexas Republican House Member 
Don Bacon v1yNebraska Republican 
Jim Banks v1yIndiana Republican 
Andy Barr v1yKentucky Republican 
Jack Bergman v1yMichigan Republican 
Andy Biggs v2nArizona Republican 
Gus Bilirakis v1yFlorida Republican 
Mike Bishop v3yMichigan Republican House Member 
Diane Black v3yTennessee RepublicanJun 8, 2017
Sponsored bill but did not vote
Marsha Blackburn v3yTennessee Republican 
Rod Blum v1yIowa Republican House Member 
Mike Bost v3yIllinois Republican House Member 
Kevin Brady v1yTexas Republican 
Mo Brooks v2nAlabama Republican 
Susan Brooks v3yIndiana Republican 
Vern Buchanan v3yFlorida Republican 
Ken Buck v1yCO Republican Challenger (withdrawn) 
Larry Bucshon v1yIndiana Republican 
Ted Budd v3yNorth Carolina Republican 
Michael Burgess v1yTexas Republican 
Bradley Byrne v3yAL Republican 2020 Senate Challenger 
Ken Calvert v1yCalifornia Republican 
Buddy Carter v1yGeorgia Republican House Member 
Steve Chabot v3yOhio Republican 
Liz Cheney v1yWY Republican Challenger 
Tom Cole v1yOklahoma Republican 
Chris Collins v3yNew York Republican 
Doug Collins v1yGA Republican challenger for 2-year special election 
Barbara Comstock v3yVirginia Republican House Member 
Mike Conaway v1yTexas Republican 
Paul Cook v1yCalifornia Republican 
Ryan Costello v3yPennsylvania Republican House Member 
Kevin Cramer v3yND Republican candidate for North Dakota U.S. Senator 
Rick Crawford v1yArkansas Republican 
Carlos Curbelo v3yFlorida Republican House MemberJun 8, 2017
Sponsored bill but did not vote
John Curtis v3yUtah Republican 
Warren Davidson v1yOhio Republican 
Rodney Davis v1yIllinois Republican 
Jeff Denham v1yCalifornia Republican 
Ron DeSantis v1yFL Republican candidate for governor 
Scott DesJarlais v3yTennessee Republican 
Mario Diaz-Balart v3yFlorida Republican 
Dan Donovan v3yNew York Republican 
Sean Duffy v1yWisconsin Republican 
Jeff Duncan v1ySouth Carolina Republican 
Jimmy Duncan v1yTennessee Republican 
Neal Dunn v1yFlorida Republican 
Tom Emmer v1yMinnesota Republican House Member 
John Faso v3yNew York Republican 
Drew Ferguson v1yGeorgia Republican 
Brian Fitzpatrick v3yPennsylvania Republican 
Chuck Fleischmann v3yTennessee Republican 
Bill Flores v1yTexas Republican 
Jeff Fortenberry v1yNebraska Republican 
Virginia Foxx v1yNorth Carolina Republican 
Rodney Frelinghuysen v1yNew Jersey Republican 
Matt Gaetz v2nFlorida Republican 
Mike Gallagher v3yWisconsin Republican 
Tom Garrett v2nVirginia Republican 
Greg Gianforte v1yMontana Republican 
Bob Gibbs v1yOhio Republican 
Trey Gowdy v3ySouth Carolina Republican 
Kay Granger v1yTexas Republican 
Garret Graves v1yLouisiana Republican Runoff Nominee 
Samuel Graves v1yMissouri Republican 
Tom Graves v1yGeorgia Republican 
Morgan Griffith v1yVirginia Republican 
Glenn Grothman v1yWisconsin Republican House Member 
Brett Guthrie v1yKentucky Republican 
Karen Handel v3yGA Republican Challenger 
Gregg Harper v1yMississippi Republican 
Andy Harris v3yMaryland Republican 
Vicky Hartzler v3yMissouri Republican 
Jeb Hensarling v1yTexas Republican 
Jody Hice v2nGeorgia Republican House Member 
Clay Higgins v1yLouisiana Republican 
French Hill v1yArkansas Republican House Member 
George Holding v1yNorth Carolina Republican 
Trey Hollingsworth v1yIndiana Republican 
Richard Hudson v1yNorth Carolina Republican 
Bill Huizenga v1yMichigan Republican 
Duncan Hunter v1yCalifornia Republican (Retiring 2008) 
Will Hurd v1yTexas Republican House Member 
Evan Jenkins v3yWest Virginia Republican House Member 
Lynn Jenkins v1yKansas Republican 
Bill Johnson v1yOhio Republican 
Jim Jordan v1yOhio Republican 
Dave Joyce v3yOhio Republican 
John Katko v3yNew York Republican House Member 
Mike Kelly v3yPennsylvania Republican 
Peter King v1yNew York Rep./Ind./Cons./Right-To-Life 
Steve King v1yIowa Republican 
Adam Kinzinger v1yIllinois Republican 
David Kustoff v1yTennessee Republican 
Darin LaHood v1yIllinois Republican House Member 
Doug LaMalfa v1yCalifornia Republican 
Doug Lamborn v1yColorado Republican 
Leonard Lance v1yNew Jersey Republican 
Bob Latta v1yOhio Republican 
Debbie Lesko v1yArizona Republican 
Jason Lewis v2nMinnesota Republican 
Frank LoBiondo v3yNew Jersey Republican 
Billy Long v1yMissouri Republican 
Barry Loudermilk v1yGeorgia Republican House Member 
Mia Love v1yUtah Republican House Member 
Blaine Luetkemeyer v1yMissouri Republican 
Tom Marino v3yPennsylvania Republican 
Roger Marshall v1yKansas Republican 
Thomas Massie v2nKentucky Republican 
Brian Mast v3yFlorida Republican 
Kevin McCarthy v1yCalifornia Republican 
Michael McCaul v3yTexas Republican 
Tom McClintock v2nCA03 Former Republican Challenger (2003) 
Patrick McHenry v1yNorth Carolina Republican 
David McKinley v3yWest Virginia Republican 
Martha McSally v3yArizona Republican House Member 
Mark Meadows v1yNorth Carolina Republican 
Paul Mitchell v3yMichigan Republican 
John Moolenaar v1yMichigan Republican House Member 
Alex Mooney v3yWest Virginia Republican House Member 
Dan Newhouse v1yWashington Republican House Member 
Kristi Noem v1ySD Republican 
Ralph Norman v3ySouth Carolina Republican 
Devin Nunes v1yCalifornia Republican 
Pete Olson v3yTexas Republican 
Steven Palazzo v1yMississippi Republican 
Gary Palmer v1yAlabama Republican House Member 
Erik Paulsen v1yMinnesota Republican 
Scott Perry v3yPennsylvania Republican 
Robert Pittenger v1yNorth Carolina Republican 
Ted Poe v1yTexas Republican 
Bruce Poliquin v1yMaine Republican House Member 
Bill Posey v1yFlorida Republican 
John Ratcliffe v1yTexas Republican House Member 
Tom Reed v3yNew York Republican 
Jim Renacci v1yOH Republican candidate for Governor (switched to Senate race) 
Tom Rice v1ySouth Carolina Republican 
Martha Roby v1yAlabama Republican 
Phil Roe v3yTennessee Republican 
Hal Rogers v1yKentucky Republican 
Michael Rogers v1yAlabama Republican 
Dana Rohrabacher v2nCalifornia Republican 
Todd Rokita v1yIN Republican candidate for Indiana U.S. Senator 
Francis Rooney v1yFlorida Republican 
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen v1yFlorida Republican 
Peter Roskam v1yIllinois Republican 
Dennis Ross v1yFlorida Republican 
Keith Rothfus v3yPennsylvania Republican 
David Rouzer v3yNorth Carolina Republican House Member 
Steve Russell v1yOklahoma Republican House Member 
John Rutherford v3yFlorida Republican 
Mark Sanford v2nSC Republican Presidential contender 
David Schweikert v1yArizona Republican 
Bill Shuster v3yPennsylvania Republican 
Mike Simpson v1yIdaho Republican 
Adrian Smith v1yNebraska Republican 
Christopher Smith v1yNew Jersey Republican 
Jason Smith v1yMissouri Republican 
Lamar Smith v3yTexas Republican 
Lloyd Smucker v3yPennsylvania Republican 
Elise Stefanik v3yNew York Republican House Member 
Chris Stewart v1yUtah Republican 
Steve Stivers v3yOhio Republican 
Scott Taylor v1yVA Republican 2020 Senate Challenger 
Claudia Tenney v3yNew York Republican 
Mac Thornberry v1yTexas Republican 
Mike Turner v3yOhio Republican 
Fred Upton v3yMichigan Republican 
David Valadao v1yCalifornia Republican 
Ann Wagner v1yMissouri Republican 
Tim Walberg v1yMichigan Republican 
Greg Walden v3yOregon Republican 
Jackie Walorski v1yIndiana Republican 
Mimi Walters v1yCalifornia Republican House Member 
Randy Weber v1yTexas Republican 
Brad Wenstrup v1yOhio Republican 
Bruce Westerman v1yArkansas Republican House Member 
Roger Williams v2nTexas Republican 
Joe Wilson v1ySouth Carolina Republican 
Steve Womack v1yArkansas Republican 
Rob Woodall v1yGeorgia Republican 
Kevin Yoder v1yKansas Republican 
Ted Yoho v3yFlorida RepublicanJun 8, 2017
Sponsored bill but did not vote
David Young v1yIowa Republican House Member 
Don Young v1yAlaska Republican 
Lee Zeldin v3yNew York Republican House Member 



Independents participating in 18-HR2851

Justin Amash v2nMI Libertarian Presidential Challenger  
Marcia Fudge v2nOH Nominee for HUD Secretary 
Darrell Issa v1yCA03 Former Initiator of Gubernatorial Recall (2003) 
Cedric Richmond v2nLA Nominee for Public Liaison 
Eric Swalwell v2nCA Presidential candidate (withdrawn); U.S. Rep from CA-15 



Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 160
Republicans: 191
Independents: 5


















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