Thomas MASSIE, Representative of Kentucky, 4th District
Representative Massie speaks his mind without political strings attached. His portfolio includes a Bachelor and Master of Science in Electrical and Mechanical Engineering, both respectively from MIT, 24 patents, and the endorsements of FreedomWorks, Young Americans for Liberty, and the official Tea Party of Kentucky. He has campaigned on behalf of Rand Paul, Senator from Kentucky, which I will not hold against him on this day. He voted for Lipinski instead of Boehner, so he gets my Kudos!
His Contact Me Page is https://massie.house.gov/contact-me and Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/#!/RepThomasMassie?fref=ts
Steve PEARCE, Representative of New Mexico, 2nd District
He served in the Vietnam War as a C-130 pilot in the United States Air Force
Congressman Pearce explains why he voted for Eric Cantor for Speaker and not John Boehner in this 1:41 clip. He wants to change directions, in a nutshell.
Ted Yoho, Representative of (North Central) Florida, 3rd District
Congressman Yoho is from Florida. He was sworn in this January 2013. He was endorsed by Sarah Palin, so he has a special status in my book, and a high calling. Here is his statement in an interview with a CNN “Journalist”, Erin Burnett. RIGHT ON, Mr. Yoho! Thank you for your voting FOR and not AGAINST the People!
Steven Ernest STOCKMAN, Representative of Texas, 36th District
“Steve” Stockman was just sworn in as U.S. Representative for Texas’s 36th district. He previously served for Texas’s 9th district from 1995-97. Congressman Stockman voted PRESENT on January 3rd. This was his statement prior to the vote: “I will not vote for or support Congressman Boehner’s bid to remain Speaker of the House. This is not something I do lightly, but out of bedrock conservative principle and a dire need to save this nation from its current course. We cannot tolerate betrayal of conservative principle and economic reality.” He kept his word and should be commended for it!
Now the best part: “I have sharp disagreements with the manner in which he has handled President Obama and House conservatives. While he is all too eager to favorably negotiate with a liberal White House that has outmaneuvered him at every turn, he has been harsh and punitive in dealing with conservatives.” Is there more you can ask of a true Republican? I don’t think so! This Congressman is telling the truth.
To “meet” Steve: http://congressmanstevestockman.com/meet-steve/
Abstained: Raúl Rafael LABRADOR, Representative of Idaho, 1st District
Representative Labrador won an upset victory in the Republican primary in November, defeating Vaughn Ward, DC’s GOP establishment candidate of choice. Congressman Labrador wrote an article on how big business loves big government. In it he writes: ”As a conservative, I believe in small government and in the individual. I did not become a conservative to defend the rich. I became a conservative because I believe that my party has a message that resonates with the American people.” I love it! What can I add except a slogan that comes to mind: small business loves small government! Thank you, Sir! You are doing awesome work on our behalf! By the way, Justin Amash voted for him instead of John Boehner.
Here is his article in full: http://labrador.congressnewsletter.net/common/mailings/index.cfm?id=71 and two links you can click on to support him: http://labrador.house.gov/#dialog (official) and https://www.facebook.com/raul.r.labrador? fref=ts#!/raul.r.labrador?fref=ts (Facebook)
Mick MULVANEY, Representative of South Carolina, 5th District
Congressman Mulvaney won his first election in 2010 serving the 16th District of South Carolina. He has recently been sworn in to represent the 5th District.
I thought I was satisfied with everyone so far, I may have left the best for last. This Congressman did what I was hoping everyone else would do: Abstain, but I cannot ask for more from the rest who also voted their conscious (at least they have one!). Here is a highlight from his official Congressional page: “Mulvaney Returns More Than $160K, Requests Speaker Boehner Pay Down National Debt!” He is approachable as evidenced by the comments on his wall. Like Justin Amash he also posts all his votes on his pages, for everyon to see. That is called transparency and accountability. It is just right. I wish the rest would understand that. Please take the time to thank him if you can. I just did.
On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/188649667827713/posts/588805207812155#!/MulvaneySC5 Contact Information: http://mulvaneyforms.house.gov/