“Nearly every member” of the DCCC’s Frontline Program “for vulnerable members voted Thursday for a Republican bill that would add bureaucratic security checks for Syrians and Iraqis hoping to enter the U.S. as refugees. … Of the 14 Frontline members, just one,” Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick (D-AZ 01), voted against it. Forty-seven Democrats supported the bill overall. (Roll Call)
Some of the most vulnerable Democrats who voted in favor of the measure include Reps. Pete Aguilar (D-CA 31), Brad Ashford (D-NE 02), Ami Bera (D-CA 07), Julia Brownley (D-CA 26), Jim Costa (D-CA 16), John Delaney (D-MD 06), John Garamendi (D-CA 03), Gwen Graham (D-FL 02), Steve Israel (D-NY 03), Ann Kuster (D-NH 02), Sean Patrick Maloney (D-NY 18), Rick Nolan (D-MN 08), Scott Peters (D-CA 52), Colin Peterson (D-MN 07), Raul Ruiz (D-CA 36), Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ 09), Louise Slaughter (D-NY 25), and Tim Walz (D-MN 01). Rep. Patrick Murphy (D-FL 18), who is running for Senate, also supported it.
HOYER: WINNING HOUSE NOT IMPOSSIBLE. House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD 05) told reporters he still isn’t ruling out a wave election that allows Democrats to pick up the 30 seats necessary to win back the House. “I’m not predicting at this point in time we’ll take the 30 seats we need, but I do not believe that is impossible either,” he said. “I think it would be very possible that we could well do that.” (RealClearPolitics)