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Congressional Scorecards

Congressional Scorecards

PAAIA’s Congressional Scorecards rate votes, sponsorships, and statements by members of Congress that affect and are of importance to the Iranian American community. Published biennially, the primary purpose of the scorecards is to ensure that Iranian Americans are informed of the voting records and performances of their members of Congress. In addition, the scorecard aims to hold members of Congress accountable for their votes and positions on issues of concern to the Iranian American community. The scorecard is an informational tool used by PAAIA and its affiliated organizations and does not indicate approval or disapproval of specific members of Congress.

116th Congressional Scorecard - Senate

In this scorecard, PAAIA focuses on legislation and congressional actions regarding US-Iran relations, civil rights, immigration issues, and international COVID-19 relief efforts. The designation “S.” refers to a bill in the Senate, while “S.Res.” refers to a resolution in the Senate. “S.J.Res” refers to a joint resolution that originated in the Senate and must be voted on in both chambers of Congress.

KEY:
Senators who sponsor or vote for a bill that PAAIA supports or make a statement in line with those values receive a “YEA“.  Senators who oppose a bill that PAAIA supports or make a statement supporting issues PAAIA opposes receive a “NAY“. If a Senator did not vote on the bill, the Senator received a “Not Voting” designation. If a Senator was not in the Senate at the time of the bill’s introduction or vote, they received an “N/A” designation.

 

116th Scorecard Senate

StateSenatorPartyS.Res.626S.505S.3159S.J.Res.68S.Res.539S.1123S.246S.3669Letters to Admin on Humanitarian Exemptions for Iran during COVID-19
AlabamaShelby, RichardRNay
Jones, DougDYea
AlaskaMurkowski, LisaRYea
Sullivan, DanRNay
ArizonaMcSally, MarthaRNay
Sinema, KyrstenDYea
ArkansasBoozman, JohnRNay
Cotton, TomRNay
CaliforniaFeinstein, DianneDYeaYeaYeaYea
Harris, KamalaDYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
ColoradoBennet, MichaelDYeaYeaYeaYea
Gardner, CoryRNay
ConnecticutBlumenthal, RichardDYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
Murphy, ChrisDYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
DelawareCarper, TomDYeaYeaYeaYea
Coons, ChrisDYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
FloridaScott, RickRNay
Rubio, MarcoRNay
GeorgiaLoeffler, KellyRNay
Perdue, DavidRNay
HawaiiSchatz, BrianDYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
Hirono, MazieDYeaYeaYeaYea
IdahoCrapo, MikeRNay
Risch, JimRNay
IllinoisDurbin, DickDYeaYeaYeaYea
Duckworth, TammyDYeaYeaYeaYea
IndianaYoung, ToddRYea
Braun, MikeRNay
IowaGrassley, ChuckRNay
Ernst, JoniRNay
KansasRoberts, PatRNay
Moran, JerryRYea
KentuckyMcConnell, MitchRNay
Paul, RandRYea
LouisianaKennedy, JohnRNay
Cassidy, BillRYea
MaineCollins, SusanRYea
King, AngusIYeaYea
MarylandVan Hollen, ChrisDYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
Cardin, BenDYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
MassachusettsWarren, ElizabethDYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
Markey, EdDYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
MichiganStabenow, DebbieDYeaYeaYea
Peters, GaryDYeaYeaYeaYea
MinnesotaKlobuchar, AmyDYeaYea
Smith, TinaD
MississippiHyde-Smith, CindyRNay
Wicker, RogerRNay
MissouriHawley, JoshRNay
Blunt, RoyRNay
MontanaTester, JonDYea
Daines, SteveRNay
NebraskaFischer, DebRNay
Sasse, BenRNay
NevadaCortez Masto, CatherineDYeaYeaYea
Rosen, JackyDYeaYeaYeaYea
New HampshireHassan, MaggieDYeaYeaYea
Shaheen, JeanneDYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
New JerseyMenendez, BobDYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
Booker, CoryDYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
New MexicoUdall, TomDYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
Heinrich, MartinDYea
New YorkSchumer, ChuckDYeaYeaYea
Gillibrand, KirstenDYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
North CarolinaBurr, RichardRNay
Tillis, ThomRNay
North DakotaHoeven, JohnRNay
Cramer, KevinRNay
OhioBrown, SherrodDYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
Portman, RobRNay
OklahomaInhofe, JimRNay
Lankford, JamesRNay
OregonWyden, RonDYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
Merkley, JeffDYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
PennsylvaniaCasey Jr., BobDYeaYea
Toomey, PatRNay
Rhode IslandReed, JackDYeaYeaYea
Whitehouse, SheldonDYeaYeaYea
South CarolinaGraham, LindseyRNay
Scott, TimRNay
South DakotaThune, JohnRNay
Rounds, MikeRNay
TennesseeAlexander, LamarRYea
Blackburn, MarshaRNay
TexasCornyn, JohnRNay
Cruz, TedRNay
UtahRomney, MitchRNay
Lee, MikeRYeaYea
VermontLeahy, PatrickDYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
Sanders, BernieIYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
VirginiaWarner, MarkDYea
Kaine, TimDYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
WashingtonMurray, PattyDYeaYeaYeaYea
Cantwell, MariaDYeaYeaYeaYea
West VirginiaManchin, JoeDYea
Moore Capito, ShelleyRNay
WisconsinJohnson, RonRNay
Baldwin, TammyDYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
WyomingEnzi, MikeRNay
Barrasso, JohnRNay

S.Res.626 – A resolution upholding the civil liberties and civil rights of Iranian Americans and condemning bigotry, violence, and discrimination. This resolution is one of two resolutions introduced in both chambers of Congress that condemns bigotry and acts of violence or discrimination against Iranian Americans and others, in addition to upholding the civil liberties and civil rights of Iranian Americans. The resolution acknowledges the diversity of the Iranian American community and their contributions to the socio-economic fabric of America. It recognizes that Iranian Americans serve as government officials, and in the military and law enforcement, working to uphold the constitution of the United States and to protect all Americans. It also outlines serious concerns over the CBP border incident by the Department of Homeland Security Office of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties and encourages a thorough and timely investigation into these detentions at the border. PAAIA worked closely with the sponsors to introduce these resolutions in the House and Senate following the prolonged and unlawful border detentions of Iranian Americans at the Washington Peace Arch Border Crossing earlier this year. Primary Sponsor: Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) Co-Sponsors: 2 Status: Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary
S.505 – The Korematsu-Takai Civil Liberties Protection Act of 2019 The Korematsu-Takai Civil Liberties Protection Act of 2019 protects the civil liberties of American citizens and prohibits imprisonment or detainment of citizens solely on the basis of race, religion, nationality, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity or disability. The legislation ensures that American citizens will not be arbitrarily detained without due process. Primary Sponsors: Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) Co-Sponsors: 29 Status: In the Committee on Foreign Relations
S.3159 – No War Against Iran Act

This bill prohibits the use of federal funds for any use of military force against Iran without prior congressional approval. The legislation makes an exception for when there is a national emergency created by an attack upon the US. The legislation also reinforces and clarifies that no prior authorizations of military force (such as the 2001 AUMF) may be used to authorize the use of military force against Iran. The bill was introduced as a result of rising tensions between the U.S. and Iran that occurred in the beginning of 2020.

Primary Sponsors: Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Co-Sponsors:
13
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations



S.J.Res.68– A joint resolution to direct the removal of United States Armed Forces from hostilities against the Islamic Republic of Iran that have not been authorized by Congress.

This joint resolution reasserts Congress’s constitutional authority in declaring war, sending a message to the Administration to seek congressional approval before escalating into a conflict with Iran. The resolution mandates that, if no further congressional action is taken, the Administration cease all military activity with regard to Iran in the next 30 days. The resolution was introduced as a result of rising tensions between the U.S. and Iran that occurred in the beginning of 2020.

Primary Sponsors: Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA)
Co-Sponsors: 31
Status: Passed in the Senate 55-45. Passed in the House 227-186. Failed passage into law over presidential veto by Yea-Nay Vote of 49 – 44 in the Senate.



S.Res.539 – A resolution supporting the rights of the people of Iran to determine their future, condemning the Iranian regime for its crackdown on legitimate protests, and for other purposes.

This resolution expresses the Senate’s support for the rights of the people of Iran to peacefully assemble and engage in legitimate protest. It calls on all democratic governments and institutions to clearly support the Iranian people’s right to live in a free society. The resolution also “encourages the United States Government to do everything in its power to ensure the Iranian people have free and uninterrupted access to the internet,” which is one of PAAIA’s legislative priorities. This resolution was introduced in the wake of the Iranian government’s intense crackdown of protests and country-wide shutdown of the internet in the fall of 2019.

Primary Sponsor: Sen. Benjamin Cardin (D-MD)
Co-Sponsors: 6
Status: Referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations
S.1123- National Origin-Based Antidiscrimination for Nonimmigrants Act or NO BAN Act

This bill repeals all iterations of the Travel, Asylum, and Refugee Bans, creates more mechanisms for any administration to undergo before enacting similar policies, and prevents religious-based discrimination of anyone seeking entry to the US. By incorporating substantive criteria and accountability, the NO BAN Act safeguards against the abuse of presidential powers and ensures that the exclusion of entry is maintained for those who pose a real threat to the US. The NO BAN Act is a meaningful and practical step forward for the Iranian American community and others that have been negatively impacted by the Travel Ban. The legislation is the most comprehensive legislation introduced to repeal the Travel Ban. PAAIA has actively opposed the Travel Ban and worked with coalition partners to draft and introduce this legislation.

Primary Sponsor: Sen. Christopher Coons (D-DE)
Co-Sponsors: 40
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.



S.246 – A bill to block the implementation of certain presidential actions that restrict individuals from certain countries from entering the United States.

This bill prohibits the use of governmental resources, monetary or otherwise, to implement or enforce the third iteration of the Travel Ban.

Primary Sponsor: Sen. Christopher Murphy (D-CT)
Co-Sponsors: 32
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
S.3669- COVID-19 International Response and Recovery Act of 2020 (CIRRA)

This legislation aims to provide $9 billion in funding to help support existing international efforts to combat the global pandemic. It also calls for specific actions from both the U.S. and Iranian governments. For the U.S. government, the legislation calls on the clarification of what is permitted and prohibited under U.S. law and the expansion of humanitarian exemptions under General License E, as well as the issuance of guidelines on delivering medical supplies to Iran. For the Iranian government, the legislation requests the release of all politically held dual nationals from Iranian prisons and acceptance of U.S. offers of assistance to the Iranian people. The legislation reflects recommendations PAAIA laid out in its letter to the administration in March on steps the U.S. government can take to help enhance humanitarian assistance for the people of Iran in response to COVID-19 pandemic.

Primary Sponsor: Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ)
Co-Sponsors: 10
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations



Senate Statements and Letters to the Administration on Humanitarian Exemptions for Iran during the COVID-19 Pandemic

As Iran was ravaged by the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic back in March, several Senators took the initiative to address the humanitarian crisis in Iran due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The proposals call for the expansion of humanitarian assistance to Iran, more clarity from the administration on the current regulations, and ensure that U.S. sanctions do not exacerbate the domestic health crises arising from COVID-19 in sanctioned countries. The statements and letters reflect some of PAAIA’s recommendations to expand humanitarian assistance under General License E (sanctions exemptions) as well as the issuance of guidelines on permitted activities.

116th Congressional Scorecard - House of Representatives

In this scorecard, PAAIA focuses on legislation and congressional actions regarding US-Iran relations, civil rights, immigration, and international COVID-19 relief efforts. We have also included a “Nowruz” section for the resolution introduced in the House of Representatives that celebrates and brings awareness to Nowruz. “H.R.” refers to a bill in the House of Representatives, while “H.Res.” refers to a resolution in the House of Representatives. “S.J.Res” refers to a joint resolution that originated in the Senate and must be voted on in both chambers of Congress.

KEY:
House Representatives who sponsor or vote for a bill that PAAIA supports or make a statement in line with those values receive a “YEA”. House Representatives who oppose a bill that PAAIA supports or make a statement supporting issues PAAIA opposes receive a “NAY”. If a member did not vote on the bill, the member received a “Not Voting” designation. If a member was not in the House of Representatives at the time of the bill’s introduction or vote or were unable to vote given their status as a delegate, they received a “N/A” designation.

116th Congressional Scorecard House

StateDistrictRepresentativePartyH.R.5543H.Res. 752 H.R.2500 –Amendment 554S.J.Res.68Letter on Americans Detained in IranH.Res.238H.R.2214H.R.810H.Res.1008 H.R.1288Letter on Border Discrimination  
Alabama
1stByrne, BradleyRNot VotingNayNayNot Voting
2ndRoby, MarthaRNayNayNayNot Voting
3rdRogers, MikeRNot VotingNayNayNay
4thAderholt, Robert B.RNayNayNayNay
5thBrooks, MoRNayNayNayNay
6thPalmer, Gary J.RNayNayNayNay
7thSewell, Terri A.DYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
Alaska
At LargeYoung, DonRNayNayNayNay
American Samoa
DelegateRadewagen, Aumua Amata ColemanRN/ANot VotingN/AN/A
Arizona
1stO’Halleran, TomDYeaNayYeaYea
2ndKirkpatrick, AnnDNot VotingYeaYeaYeaYea
3rdGrijalva, Raúl M.DYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
4thGosar, Paul A.RNayYeaNot VotingNay
5thBiggs, AndyRNayYeaNayNay
6thSchweikert, DavidRNayYeaYeaNay
7thGallego, RubenDYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
8thLesko, DebbieRNayNayNayNay
9thStanton, GregDYeaYeaYeaYea
Arkansas
1stCrawford, Eric A. “Rick”RNayNayNayNay
2ndHill, J. FrenchRNayYeaNayNay
3rdWomack, SteveRNayNayNayNay
4thWesterman, BruceRNayNayNayNay
California
1stLaMalfa, DougRNayNayNayNay
2ndHuffman, JaredDYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
3rdGaramendi, JohnDYeaYeaYeaYea
4thMcClintock, TomRNayNayNayNayYea
5thThompson, MikeDYeaYeaYeaYea
6thMatsui, Doris O.DYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
7thBera, AmiDYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
8thCook, PaulRNayNayNayNot Voting
9thMcNerney, JerryDYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
10thHarder, JoshDYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
11thDeSaulnier, MarkDYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
12thSpeaker of the House Pelosi, NancyD***********
13thLee, BarbaraDYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
14thSpeier, JackieDNot VotingYeaNot VotingYeaYeaYeaYea
15thSwalwell, EricDYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
16thCosta, JimDYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
17thKhanna, RoDYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
18thEshoo, Anna G.DYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
19thLofgren, ZoeDYeaYeaYeaHead SponsorYeaYea
20thPanetta, JimmyDYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
21stCox, TJDYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
22ndNunes, DevinRNayNayNayNay
23rdMcCarthy, KevinRNayNayNayNay
24thCarbajal, Salud O.DYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
25thGarcia, MikeRN/AN/AN/ANay
25thHill, Katie (Resigned)DN/ANayN/AN/AYea
26thBrownley, JuliaDYeaYeaNot VotingYeaYea
27thChu, JudyDYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaHead SponsorYeaYeaYea
28thSchiff, Adam B.DYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
29thCárdenas, TonyDYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
30thSherman, BradDYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
31stAguilar, PeteDYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
32ndNapolitano, Grace F.DYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
33rdLieu, TedDYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
34thGomez, JimmyDYeaYeaYeaYea
35thTorres, Norma J.DYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
36thRuiz, RaulDYeaYeaYeaYea
37thBass, KarenDYeaYeaYeaYea
38thSánchez, Linda T.DYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
39thCisneros, Gilbert Ray Jr.DYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
40thRoybal-Allard, LucilleDYeaYeaYeaYea
41stTakano, MarkDYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaHead SponsorYea
42ndCalvert, KenRNayNayNayNay
43rdWaters, MaxineDYeaYeaYeaYea
44thBarragán, Nanette DiazDYeaYeaYeaYea
45thPorter, KatieDYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
46thCorrea, J. LuisDYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
47thLowenthal, Alan S.DYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
48thRouda, HarleyDYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
49thLevin, MikeDYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
51stVargas, JuanDYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
52ndPeters, Scott H.DYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
53rdDavis, Susan A.DYeaNayNayNay
Colorado
1stDeGette, DianaDYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
2ndNeguse, JoeDYeaYeaYeaYea
3rdTipton, Scott R.RNayNayNayNay
4thBuck, KenRNot VotingYeaYeaNay
5thLamborn, DougRNayNayNayNay
6thCrow, JasonDYeaYeaYeaYea
7thPerlmutter, EdDYeaNot VotingYeaYeaYea
Connecticut
1stLarson, John B.DYeaYeaYeaYea
2ndCourtney, JoeDYeaYeaYeaYea
3rdDeLauro, Rosa L.DYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
4thHimes, James A.DYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
5thHayes, JahanaDYeaYeaYeaYea
Delaware
At LargeBlunt Rochester, LisaDYeaYeaYeaYea
District of Columbia
DelegateNorton, Eleanor HolmesDN/ANot VotingN/AYeaN/AYeaYeaYea
Florida
1stGaetz, MattRYeaYeaNot VotingNay
2ndDunn, Neal P.RNayNayNayNay
3rdYoho, Ted S.RNayYeaNayNay
4thRutherford, John H.RNayNayNayNay
5thLawson, Al Jr.DYeaYeaYeaYea
6thWaltz, MichaelRNayNayNayYeaNayYea
7thMurphy, Stephanie N.DYeaNayNayYea
8thPosey, BillRNayNayNayNay
9thSoto, DarrenDYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
10thDemings, Val ButlerDYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
11thWebster, DanielRNayNayNayNay
12thBilirakis, Gus M.RNayNayNayNay
13thCrist, CharlieDYeaYeaYeaYea
14thCastor, KathyDYeaYeaYeaYea
15thSpano, RossRNayNayNayNay
16thBuchanan, VernRNayNayNayNay
17thSteube, W. GregoryRNayNayNayNay
18thMast, Brian J.RNayNayNayNay
19thRooney, FrancisRNot VotingYeaYeaNot VotingNot VotingYea
20thHastings, Alcee L.DYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
21stFrankel, LoisDYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
22ndDeutch, Theodore E.DYeaHead SponsorYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
23rdWasserman Schultz, DebbieDYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
24thWilson, Frederica S.DYeaYeaYeaYea
25thDiaz-Balart, MarioRNayNayNayNay
26thMucarsel-Powell, DebbieDYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
27thShalala, Donna E.DYeaYeaYeaYea
Georgia
1stCarter, Earl L. “Buddy”RNayNayNayNay
2ndBishop, Sanford D. Jr.DYeaYeaYeaYea
3rdFerguson, A. Drew IVRNayNayNayNay
4thJohnson, Henry C. “Hank” Jr.DYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
5thLewis, John (Deceased)DYeaYeaNot VotingN/AYea
6thMcBath, LucyDYeaYeaYeaYea
7thWoodall, RobRNayNayNayNay
8thScott, AustinRNayNayNayNay
9thCollins, DougRNayNayNot VotingNay
10thHice, Jody B.RNayYeaNayNay
11thLoudermilk, BarryRNot VotingNayNayNot Voting
12thAllen, Rick W.RNayNayNayNay
13thScott, DavidDYeaYeaYeaYea
14thGraves, TomRNayNayNot VotingNay
Guam
DelegateSan Nicolas, Michael F. Q.DN/AYeaN/AN/A
Hawaii
1stCase, EdDYeaYeaYeaYea
2ndGabbard, TulsiDYeaNot VotingYeaYea
Idaho
1stFulcher, RussRNayNayNayNay
2ndSimpson, Michael K.RNayNayNayNay
Illinois
1stRush, Bobby L.DYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
2ndKelly, Robin L.DYeaYeaYeaYea
3rdLipinski, DanielDYeaYeaNot VotingYea
4thGarcía, Jesús G. “Chuy”DYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
5thQuigley, MikeDYeaYeaYeaYea
6thCasten, SeanDYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
7thDavis, Danny K.DYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
8thKrishnamoorthi, RajaDYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
9thSchakowsky, Janice D.DYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
10thSchneider, Bradley ScottDYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
11thFoster, BillDYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
12thBost, MikeRNayNayNayNay
13thDavis, RodneyRNayYeaYeaYea
14thUnderwood, LaurenDYeaYeaYeaYea
15thShimkus, JohnRNayNayNayNay
16thKinzinger, AdamRNot VotingNayNayNay
17thBustos, CheriDYeaYeaYeaYea
18thLaHood, DarinRNayNayNayNay
Indiana
1stVisclosky, Peter J.DYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
2ndWalorski, JackieRNayNayNayNay
3rdBanks, JimRNayNayNayNay
4thBaird, James R.RNayNayNayNay
5thBrooks, Susan W.RNayNayNayNay
6thPence, GregRNayNayNayNay
7thCarson, AndréDYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
8thBucshon, LarryRNayNayNayNay
9thHollingsworth, TreyRYeaYeaNayNay
Iowa
1stFinkenauer, AbbyDYeaYeaYeaYea
2ndLoebsack, DavidDYeaYeaYeaYea
3rdAxne, CynthiaDYeaYeaYeaYea
4thKing, SteveRNot VotingNayNayNot Voting
Kansas
1stMarshall, Roger W.RNayNayNayNay
2ndWatkins, SteveRNayNayNayNay
3rdDavids, ShariceDYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
4thEstes, RonRNayNayNayNay
Kentucky
1stComer, JamesRNayYeaNayNay
2ndGuthrie, BrettRNayNayNayNay
3rdYarmuth, John A.DYeaYeaYeaYea
4thMassie, ThomasRYeaYeaYeaNay
5thRogers, HaroldRNayNayNayNay
6thBarr, AndyRNayNayNayNay
Louisiana
1stScalise, SteveRNayNayNayNay
2ndRichmond, Cedric L.DYeaYeaYeaYea
3rdHiggins, ClayRNot VotingNot VotingNayNay
4thJohnson, MikeRNayNayNayNay
5thAbraham, Ralph LeeRNayNayNayNot Voting
6thGraves, GarretRNayNayNayNay
Maine
1stPingree, ChellieDYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
2ndGolden, Jared F.DYeaYeaYeaYea
Maryland
1stHarris, AndyRNayNayNayNay
2ndRuppersberger, C. A. DutchDYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
3rdSarbanes, John P.DYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
4thBrown, Anthony G.DYeaYeaYeaYea
5thHoyer, Steny H.DYeaYeaYeaYea
6thTrone, David J.DYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
7thCummings, Elijah (Deceased)DN/AYeaN/AN/AYea
7thMfume, KweisiDN/AN/AN/AYea
8thRaskin, JamieDYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
Massachusetts
1stNeal, Richard E.DYeaYeaYeaYea
2ndMcGovern, James P.DYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
3rdTrahan, LoriDYeaYeaYeaYea
4thKennedy, Joseph P. IIIDYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
5thClark, Katherine M.DYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
6thMoulton, SethDYeaYeaYeaYea
7thPressley, AyannaDYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
8thLynch, Stephen F.DYeaNayYeaYea
9thKeating, William R.DYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
Michigan
1stBergman, JackRNot VotingNayNayNay
2ndHuizenga, BillRNot VotingNayNayNay
3rdAmash, JustinLibertarianYeaYeaYeaNay
4thMoolenaar, John R.RNot VotingNayNayNay
5thKildee, Daniel T.DYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
6thUpton, FredRNayYeaYeaNay
7thWalberg, TimRNot VotingNayNayNay
8thSlotkin, ElissaDYeaYeaYeaYea
9thLevin, AndyDYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
10thMitchell, PaulRNot VotingNayNayNay
11thStevens, Haley M.DYeaYeaYeaYea
12thDingell, DebbieDYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
13thTlaib, RashidaDYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
14thLawrence, Brenda L.DYeaNot VotingYeaYeaYea
Minnesota
1stHagedorn, JimRNayNayNayNay
2ndCraig, AngieDYeaYeaYeaYea
3rdPhillips, DeanDYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
4thMcCollum, BettyDYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
5thOmar, IlhanDYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
6thEmmer, TomRNayNayNayNay
7thPeterson, Collin C.DYeaYeaYeaYea
8thStauber, PeteRNayNayNayNay
Mississippi
1stKelly, TrentRNot VotingNayNayNay
2ndThompson, Bennie G.DYeaYeaYeaYea
3rdGuest, MichaelRNayNayNayNay
4thPalazzo, Steven M.RNayNayNot VotingNay
Missouri
1stClay, Wm. LacyDYeaYeaYeaYea
2ndWagner, AnnRNayNayNayNay
3rdLuetkemeyer, BlaineRNayNayNayNay
4thHartzler, VickyRNayNayNayNay
5thCleaver, EmanuelDYeaYeaYeaYea
6thGraves, SamRNayNot VotingNayNay
7thLong, BillyRNayNayNayNay
8thSmith, JasonRNayNayNayNay
Montana
At LargeGianforte, GregRNayNayNayNay
Nebraska
1stFortenberry, JeffRNayNayNot VotingNay
2ndBacon, DonRNayNayNayNay
3rdSmith, AdrianRNayNayNayNay
Nevada
1stTitus, DinaDYeaYeaYeaYea
2ndAmodei, Mark E.RNayNayNayNay
3rdLee, SusieDYeaYeaYeaYea
4thHorsford, StevenDYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
New Hampshire
1stPappas, ChrisDYeaYeaYeaYea
2ndKuster, Ann M.DYeaYeaYeaYea
New Jersey
1stNorcross, DonaldDYeaYeaYeaYea
2ndVan Drew, JeffersonRNayNayNayNay
3rdKim, AndyDYeaYeaYeaYea
4thSmith, Christopher H.RNayNayNayYeaNay
5thGottheimer, JoshDYeaNayYeaYea
6thPallone, Frank Jr.DYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
7thMalinowski, TomDYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
8thSires, AlbioDYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
9thPascrell, Bill Jr.DYeaYeaYeaYea
10thPayne, Donald M. Jr.DYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
11thSherrill, MikieDYeaYeaYeaYea
12thWatson Coleman, BonnieDYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
New Mexico
1stHaaland, Debra A.DYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
2ndTorres Small, XochitlDYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
3rdLuján, Ben RayDYeaYeaYeaYea
New York
1stZeldin, Lee M.RNayYeaNayNayNay
2ndKing, Peter T.RNayNayNayNay
3rdSuozzi, Thomas R.DYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
4thRice, Kathleen M.DYeaNayYeaYeaYea
5thMeeks, Gregory W.DYeaNot VotingYeaYeaYea
6thMeng, GraceDYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
7thVelázquez, Nydia M.DYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
8thJeffries, Hakeem S.DYeaYeaYeaYea
9thClarke, Yvette D.DYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
10thNadler, JerroldDYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
11thRose, MaxDYeaYeaNayYeaYea
12thMaloney, Carolyn B.DYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
13thEspaillat, AdrianoDYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
14thOcasio-Cortez, AlexandriaDYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
15thSerrano, José E.DYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
16thEngel, Eliot L.DYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
17thLowey, Nita M.DYeaYeaYeaYea
18thMaloney, Sean PatrickDYeaYeaYeaYea
19thDelgado, AntonioDYeaYeaYeaYea
20thTonko, PaulDYeaYeaYeaYea
21stStefanik, Elise M.RNayNayNayNay
22ndBrindisi, AnthonyDYeaYeaNayYea
23rdReed, TomRNayYeaYeaNay
24thKatko, JohnRNayNayNayNay
25thMorelle, Joseph D.DYeaYeaYeaYea
26thHiggins, BrianDYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
27thCollins, Chris (Resigned)RN/ANayN/AN/A
27thJacobs, ChrisRN/AYeaN/ANay
North Carolina
1stButterfield, G. K.DYeaYeaYeaYea
2ndHolding, GeorgeRNayNayNayNot Voting
3rdMurphy, Gregory F.RNot VotingN/ANayNay
4thPrice, David E.DYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
5thFoxx, VirginiaRNayNayNayNayYea
6thWalker, MarkRNot VotingNayNayNay
7thRouzer, DavidRNayNayNayNay
8thHudson, RichardRNayNayNayNot Voting
9thBishop, DanRNayN/ANayNay
10thMcHenry, Patrick T.RNayNayNayNay
11thMeadows, Mark (Appointed)RNayYeaNot VotingN/A
12thAdams, Alma S.DYeaYeaYeaYea
13thBudd, TedRNayNayNayNay
North Dakota
At LargeArmstrong, KellyRNayNayNayNay
Northern Mariana Islands
DelegateSablan, Gregorio Kilili CamachoDN/ANot VotingN/AN/AYea
Ohio
1stChabot, SteveRNayYeaNayNayNay
2ndWenstrup, Brad R.RNayNayNayNay
3rdBeatty, JoyceDYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
4thJordan, JimRNayYeaNayNay
5thLatta, Robert E.RNayNayNayNay
6thJohnson, BillRNayNayNayNay
7thGibbs, BobRNayNayNayNay
8thDavidson, WarrenRYeaYeaNayNay
9thKaptur, MarcyDYeaYeaYeaYea
10thTurner, Michael R.RNayNayNayNay
11thFudge, Marcia L.DYeaNot VotingYeaYea
12thBalderson, TroyRNayNayNayNay
13thRyan, TimDYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
14thJoyce, David P.RNayNayNayNay
15thStivers, SteveRNot VotingNayNayNay
16thGonzalez, AnthonyRNayYeaNayNay
Oklahoma
1stHern, KevinRNayNayNayNay
2ndMullin, MarkwayneRNot VotingNayNot VotingNot Voting
3rdLucas, Frank D.RNayNayNayNay
4thCole, TomRNayYeaNayNayYea
5thHorn, Kendra S.DYeaYeaNayYea
Oregon
1stBonamici, SuzanneDYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
2ndWalden, GregRNayNayNayNay
3rdBlumenauer, EarlDYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
4thDeFazio, Peter A.DYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
5thSchrader, KurtDNayYeaYeaYea
Pennsylvania
1stFitzpatrick, Brian K.RNayYeaYeaNayYea
2ndBoyle, Brendan F.DNot VotingYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
3rdEvans, DwightDYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
4thDean, MadeleineDYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
5thScanlon, Mary GayDYeaYeaYeaYea
6thHoulahan, ChrissyDYeaYeaYeaYea
7thWild, SusanDYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
8thCartwright, MattDYeaYeaYeaYea
9thMeuser, DanielRNayNayNayNay
10thPerry, ScottRNayNayNayNay
11thSmucker, LloydRNayNayNayNay
12thKeller, FredRNayNayNayNay
13thJoyce, JohnRNayNayNayNay
14thReschenthaler, GuyRNayYeaNayNayNay
15thThompson, GlennRNayNayNayNay
16thKelly, MikeRNayNayNayNay
17thLamb, ConorDNayYeaYeaYea
18thDoyle, Michael F.DYeaYeaYeaYea
Puerto Rico
DelegateGonzález-Colón, JennifferRN/AYeaNot VotingN/AN/A
Rhode Island
1stCicilline, David N.DYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
2ndLangevin, James R.DYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
South Carolina
1stCunningham, JoeDYeaYeaYeaYea
2ndWilson, JoeRNayYeaNayNayYeaNay
3rdDuncan, JeffRNayNayNayNay
4thTimmons, William R. IVRNayNayNayNot Voting
5thNorman, RalphRNayNayNayNay
6thClyburn, James E.DYeaYeaYeaYea
7thRice, TomRNayNot VotingNayNay
South Dakota
At LargeJohnson, DustyRNayNayNayNay
Tennessee
1stRoe, David P.RNot VotingNayNayNay
2ndBurchett, TimRNayYeaNayNay
3rdFleischmann, Charles J. “Chuck”RNayNayNayNay
4thDesJarlais, ScottRNayNayNayNay
5thCooper, JimDYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
6thRose, John W.RNayNayNayNay
7thGreen, Mark E.RNayNayNayNay
8thKustoff, DavidRNayNayNayNay
9thCohen, SteveDYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
Texas
1stGohmert, LouieRNayNayNayNay
2ndCrenshaw, DanRNayYeaNayNayNay
3rdTaylor, VanRNayNayNayNay
4thRatcliffe, John (Appointed to Director of National Intelligence)RNayNayNot VotingN/A
5thGooden, LanceRNayNayNayNay
6thWright, RonRNayYeaNot VotingNayNay
7thFletcher, LizzieDYeaYeaYeaYea
8thBrady, KevinRNayNot VotingNayNay
9thGreen, AlDYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
10thMcCaul, Michael T.RNayYeaNayNayYeaNay
11thConaway, K. MichaelRNayNayNayNay
12thGranger, KayRNot VotingNayNayNay
13thThornberry, MacRNayNayNayNay
14thWeber, Randy K. Sr.RNayYeaNayNayNay
15thGonzalez, VicenteDYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
16thEscobar, VeronicaDYeaYeaYeaYea
17thFlores, BillRNayNayNayNay
18thJackson Lee, SheilaDYeaNayYeaYeaYeaYea
19thArrington, Jodey C.RNayNayNayNay
20thCastro, JoaquinDYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
21stRoy, ChipRNayYeaNayNay
22ndOlson, PeteRNot VotingNayNayNay
23rdHurd, WillRNayYeaNayNayYea
24thMarchant, KennyRNayNayNayNay
25thWilliams, RogerRNayYeaNayNay
26thBurgess, Michael C.RNayYeaNayNay
27thCloud, MichaelRNayYeaNayNay
28thCuellar, HenryDYeaNayYeaYea
29thGarcia, Sylvia R.DYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
30thJohnson, Eddie BerniceDYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
31stCarter, John R.RNayNayNayNay
32ndAllred, Colin Z.DYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
33rdVeasey, Marc A.DYeaYeaYeaYea
34thVela, FilemonDYeaYeaYeaYea
35thDoggett, LloydDYeaYeaYeaYea
36thBabin, BrianRNayNayNayNay
Utah
1stBishop, RobRNayNayNayNay
2ndStewart, ChrisRNayNayNayNay
3rdCurtis, John R.RNayNayNayNay
4thMcAdams, BenDNayYeaNayYea
vermont
At LargeWelch, PeterDYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
Virgin Islands
DelegatePlaskett, Stacey E.DN//ANot VotingN/AN/A
Virginia
1stWittman, Robert J.RNayNayNayNay
2ndLuria, Elaine G.DNot VotingYeaNayYea
3rdScott, Robert C. “Bobby”DYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
4thMcEachin, A. DonaldDYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
5thRiggleman, DenverRNayNayNayNot Voting
6thCline, BenRNayYeaNayNay
7thSpanberger, Abigail DavisDYeaYeaYeaYea
8thBeyer, Donald S. Jr.DYeaYeaNot VotingYeaYea
9thGriffith, H. MorganRNayYeaYeaNot Voting
10thWexton, JenniferDYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
11thConnolly, Gerald E.DYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaHead Sponsor
Washington
1stDelBene, Suzan K.DYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
2ndLarsen, RickDYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
3rdHerrera Beutler, JaimeRNayNayNayNay
4thNewhouse, DanRNayNayNayNay
5thRodgers, Cathy McMorrisRNayNayNayNay
6thKilmer, DerekDYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
7thJayapal, PramilaDYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
8thSchrier, KimDYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
9thSmith, AdamDYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
10thHeck, DennyDNot VotingYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
West Virginia
1stMcKinley, David B.RNayNayNayNay
2ndMooney, Alexander X.RNayYeaNayNay
3rdMiller, Carol D.RNayNayNot VotingNay
Wisconsin
1stSteil, BryanRNayNayNayNay
2ndPocan, MarkDYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
3rdKind, RonDYeaYeaYeaYea
4thMoore, GwenDYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
5thSensenbrenner, F. James Jr.RNayNayNayNot Voting
6thGrothman, GlennRNayNot VotingNayNay
7thTiffany, Thomas P.RN/AN/AN/ANay
8thGallagher, MikeRNayNayNayNay
Wyoming
At LargeCheney, LizRNayNayNayNay

H.Res.1008 – A resolution upholding the civil liberties and civil rights of Iranian Americans and condemning bigotry, violence, and discrimination. This resolution is one of two resolutions introduced in both chambers of Congress that condemns bigotry and acts of violence or discrimination against Iranian Americans and others, in addition to upholding the civil liberties and civil rights of Iranian Americans. The resolution acknowledges the diversity of the Iranian American community and their contributions to the socio-economic fabric of America. It recognizes that Iranian Americans serve as government officials, and in the military and law enforcement, working to uphold the constitution of the United States and to protect all Americans. It also outlines serious concerns over the CBP border incident by the Department of Homeland Security Office of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties and encourages a thorough and timely investigation into these detentions at the border. PAAIA worked closely with the sponsors to introduce these resolutions in the House and Senate following the prolonged and unlawful border detentions of Iranian Americans at the Washington Peace Arch Border Crossing earlier this year. Primary Sponsor: Rep. Gerald E. Connolly (D-VA-11) Co-Sponsors: 18 Status: Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary and to the Committee on Homeland Security  
  H.R.1288 – The Korematsu-Takai Civil Liberties Protection Act of 2019 The Korematsu-Takai Civil Liberties Protection Act of 2019 protects the civil liberties of American citizens and prohibits imprisonment or detainment of citizens solely on the basis of race, religion, nationality, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity or disability. The legislation ensures that American citizens will not be arbitrarily detained without due process. Primary Sponsor: Rep. Mark Takano (D-CA-41) Co-Sponsors: 6 Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties.  
  House of Representatives Letter on Discrimination Against Iranian Americans at Peace Arch Border Following the unlawful border detentions of Iranian Americans and green card holders at the Peace Arch Border Crossing last January, Representatives Suzan DelBene and Pramila Jayapal led efforts in Congress demanding answers from the administration. As part of these efforts, Representative DelBene authored a letter, which was signed on by 70 members of Congress, asking the Department of Homeland Security to explain why “Americans of Iranian descent” were held for secondary screenings with wait time of up to 12 hours and answer to whether the department had issues a directive to detain people of Iranian descent at the border. In a separate letter, Representative Jayapal asks the DHS and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to produce any “directives, orders, guidance, instructions, musters, whether verbal or in writing,” issued to CBP regarding the screening of individuals of Iranian descent at the border. You can read the letter here.
H.R.5543- No War Against Iran Act

This bill prohibits the use of federal funds for any use of military force against Iran without prior congressional approval. The legislation makes an exception for when there is a national emergency created by an attack upon the US. The legislation also reinforces and clarifies that no prior authorizations of military force (such as the AUMF) may be used to authorize the use of military force against Iran. The bill came as a result of rising tensions between the U.S. and Iran that occurred in the beginning of 2020.

Primary Sponsor: Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA-17)
Co-Sponsors: 105
Status: Passed the House by a Yea-Nay vote of 228-175



H.Res.752 – Supporting the rights of the people of Iran to free expression, condemning the Iranian regime for its crackdown on legitimate protests, and for other purposes.

This resolution expresses the Senate’s support for the rights of the people of Iran to peacefully assemble and engage in legitimate protest. It calls on all democratic governments and institutions to clearly support the Iranian people’s right to live in a free society. The resolution also “encourages the United States Government to do everything in its power to ensure the Iranian people have free and uninterrupted access to the internet,” which is one of PAAIA’s legislative priorities. This resolution was introduced in the wake of the Iranian government’s intense crackdown of protests and country-wide shutdown of the internet in the fall of 2019.

Primary Sponsor: Rep. Ted Deutch (D-FL-22)
Co-Sponsors: 31
Status: Agreed to in the House by a voice vote with at least two-thirds of representatives voting in the affirmative.



H.R.2500 –Amendment 554: No Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iran in National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) of 2020

This amendment aims to prevent unauthorized war with Iran by reaffirming Congress has the sole power to declare war and clarifying that no funds from the 2020 NDAA can be used to conduct hostilities against the Iranian government without prior congressional authorization. The amendment was ultimately not included in the 2020 NDAA that passed into law despite its passage in the House.

Primary Sponsor: Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA-17)
Co-Sponsors: 87
Status: Agreed to by recorded vote in the House of 251 – 170.



House of Representatives Letter on Americans Detained in Iran

A bipartisan letter led by Representative Michael McCaul (R-TX-10) commends the administration for its efforts in the release of Xiyue Wang from Iranian detention. The letter also calls for continued efforts by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien to bring back American prisoners detained in Iran, including Siamak Namazi, Baquer Namazi, Michael White, and Robert Levinson.
H.Res.238- Recognizing the cultural and historical significance of Nowruz.

This resolution recognizes the cultural and historical significance of Nowruz and wishes Iranian Americans, the people of Iran, and all those who celebrate the holiday a prosperous new year. In addition to commemorating the Nowruz holiday, the resolution acknowledges the “lasting contributions” of Persian civilization to the world and the “noteworthy” impact Iranian Americans have had on the social and economic fabric of America. The resolution also underscores the importance of human rights and religious tolerance for not only the people of Iran, but for people everywhere, and supports the democratic aspirations of the Iranian people. It recognizes that all people are deserving of human rights and religious tolerance and have the right to “exercise freedom of assembly, freedom of expression, and freedom of speech.” PAAIA urged the introduction of the Nowruz resolution as part of broader efforts to foster greater understanding of Iranian culture, as well as project a positive image of Iranian Americans. PAAIA has actively opposed the Travel Ban and endorses this legislation.

Primary Sponsor: Zoe Lofgren (D-CA-19)
Co-Sponsors: 14
Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Middle East, North Africa and International Terrorism
H.R.2214- National Origin-Based Antidiscrimination for Nonimmigrants Act or the NO BAN Act

This bill repeals all iterations of the Travel, Asylum, and Refugee Bans, creates more mechanisms for any administration to undergo before enacting similar policies, and prevents religious-based discrimination of anyone seeking entry to the US. By incorporating substantive criteria and accountability, the NO BAN Act safeguards against the abuse of presidential powers and ensures that the exclusion of entry is maintained for those who pose a real threat to the US. The NO BAN Act is a meaningful and practical step forward for the Iranian American community and others that have been negatively impacted by the Travel Ban. The legislation is the most comprehensive legislation introduced to repeal the Travel Ban. PAAIA has actively opposed the Travel Ban and worked with coalition partners to draft, introduce, and pass this legislation.

Primary Sponsor: Rep. Judy Chu (D-CA-27)
Co-Sponsors: 219
Status: Passed the House with a Yea-Nay vote of 233-183



H.R.810 – To block the implementation of certain presidential actions that restrict individuals from certain countries from entering the United States.

This bill prohibits the use of governmental resources, monetary or otherwise, to implement or enforce the third iteration of the Travel Ban.

Primary Sponsor: Judy Chu (D-CA-27)
Co-Sponsors: 113
Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship

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