The Georgetown graduates who voted for and against health care reform

Surprise! There are a lot of Hoyas serving in the House and Senate. By Vox‘s count (OK, Matt Stoller’s (COL ’08) count), 19 Georgetown graduates cast their votes for or against Health Care Reform last night on the Hill. Here’s the breakdown (none of the House members had votes that differed between the Senate bill and the bill with reconciliation fixes):

Voted ‘Yes’ on Health Care Reform:

Senate

Sen. Dick Durbin (D—IL) (SFS ’66, LAW ’69)

Sen. Jim Webb (D—VA) (LAW ’75)

Sen. Patrick Leahy (D—VT) (LAW ’64)

House

Rep. Henry Cuellar (D—TX) (COL ’78)

Rep. John Dingell (D—MI) (COL ’49, LAW ’52)

Rep. Steny Hoyer (D—MD) (LAW ’66)

Rep. Mazie Hirono  (D—HI) (LAW ’78)

Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D—MD) (LAW ’90)

Rep. Peter Visclosky (D—IN) (LAW ’82)

Voted ‘No’ on Health Care Reform:

Senate

Sen. John Barrasso (R—WY) (COL ’74, MED ’78)

Sen. George LeMieux (R—FL) (LAW ’94)

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R—AK) (COL ’80)

House

Rep. Mike Castle (R—DE) (LAW ’64)

Rep. Jeffrey Fortenberry (R—NE) (GRD ’86)

Rep. Stephanie Herseth Sandlin (D-SD) (COL  ’93, GRD ’96, LAW ’97)

Rep. Mark Kirk (R—IL) (LAW ’92)

Rep. Daniel Lungren (R—CA) (LAW ’71)

Rep. Glenn Nye (D—VA) (SFS ’96)

Rep. Frank Wolf (R—VA) (LAW ’65)

Thanks to Eden Schiffmann and Matt Stoller for the idea and much of the legwork

9 Comments on “The Georgetown graduates who voted for and against health care reform

  1.  by  Matt

    Aha, I had counted Steny Hoyer as both as yes and no vote. Was wondering why I kept getting 20 when there were clearly only 19 members. Thanks for the correction!

  2.  by  NOLA

    Fortenberry is from Nebraska, NE, not Louisiana, LA

  3.  by  AL

    Likewise, Murkowski is from Alaska (AK) not Alabama (AL). Also, while it is correct to say the Senators voted on the Senate bill that will be signed into law tomorrow, they still have to take up the reconciliation bill and it is a possibility (specifically with Webb) that there may be a vote change among the Dems.

  4.  by  anamolous

    shocked that 11/19 georgetown grads would vote against health care reform

  5.  by  Hoyastorian

    @Anamolous: Considering 925 out or 1141 Georgetown students or graduates who enlisted in the Civil War ultimately enlisted with the Confederate Army, that fact doesn’t surprise me that much.

  6.  by  Hoyastorian

    @Anamolous: Considering 925 out or 1141 Georgetown students or graduates who enlisted in the Civil War ultimately enlisted with the Confederate Army, that fact doesn’t surprise me that much.

    Oh, also several Georgetown students and alumni were involved in the Lincoln assassination.

    And we supported red-baiting Congressman Joe McCarthy.

    Not supporting health care reform seems kinda small in comparison.

  7.  by  @anamolous

    are you shocked that they are representing constituents and they want to keep their jobs? seeing how 8 are republicans and the others don’t represent strong democrat constituencies. derp..

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