Will These 10 Dems Vote NO on the Black Caucus Budget Again?

Will These 10 Dems Vote NO on the Black Caucus Budget Again?


Would the world end if these members vote YES? For some odd reason no one can clearly explain, liberal Democrats keep voting against the CBC Budget every year.  The question is: WHY? Many of these Democrats agree with the principles in the Black Caucus Budget and/or have a substantial Black vote in their district.

The CBC budget will be voted on on the House floor this week. It will be interesting to see who votes yes and no on the Democratic side.  Will these 10 members vote NO again?

April 1, 2012: RELATED: What Do So Many Dems Have Against the Black Caucus Budget?

01. Rep. George Miller — Miller is leaving.  He had nothing to lose had he voted YES in the past.  He really has nothing to lose now.
02. Rep. Zoe Lofgren — The California Democrat voted NO last year on the CBC Budget.
03. Rep. Allyson Schwartz — Schwartz is running for the Senate but really, what are the chances someone would ask about this vote when it’s in agreement with what she’s been campaigning on?
04. Rep. Eric Swalwell — CA-15 is 30% Latino and Black…
05. Rep. John Carney — Delaware is 20% Black and, once again, what’s in the CBC Budget that Carney would disagree with?
06. Rep. Sander Levin — This consistent NO vote is a mystery.
07. Rep. Jim Himes — Himes represents Bridgeport, Conn.,
08. Rep. Nick Rahall — The Black Caucus budget focuses on assisting the poor. Rahall has many poor people in his district.
09. Rep. Lois Capps — Another mystery NO vote…
10. Rep. Nita Lowey — Lowey has been in Congress for 25 years. Loosen up already. It’s unlikely this budget vote on a policy she agrees on will sink her career at this point in the game.

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Lauren Victoria Burke
Lauren Victoria Burke is a writer, comms strategist and political analyst. She created Crewof42, a blog focused on African American members of Congress, in 2009. Ms. Burke also writes for NBC BLK, The Root, NNPA and is the Managing Editor of Politic365. As part of a diverse career in politics and media, she has served as a congressional staffer for the U.S. Senate Democratic Policy Committee, Communications Director for U.S. Rep. Andre Carson (D-IN) and Director of Communications for Justin Fairfax for Lt. Governor of Virginia. From 2014 to 2017, Ms. Burke appeared each Monday on NewsOneNow with Roland Martin on TVOne. Ms. Burke holds a B.A. in History from The American University. She was born and raised in New York. Email: LBurke007@gmail.com. Twitter: @LVBurke. IG: @laurenvburke. Periscope: @LVBurke