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Vote Alert: Pass Kate’s Law

The tragic, preventable death of Kate Steinle at the hands of an illegal immigrant who had previously been deported five times and was released from detainment by San Francisco’s sanctuary city policies ignited a wave of outrage that became the impetus for Kate’s Law. Named for Steinle, this proposed law would increase penalties for those who attempt to re-enter the United States after deportation.

Under Kate’s Law, “any [non-criminal] alien who has been denied admission, excluded, deported, or removed, or who has departed the United States while an order of exclusion, deportation, or removal is outstanding, and subsequently enters, attempts to enter, crosses the border to, attempts to cross the border to, or is at any time found in the United States” would be subject to up to two years in prison. Criminal aliens would serve longer prison sentences.

The sanctuary city policies that lead to the release of illegal aliens held by authorities have led to an epidemic of preventable crimes. In a 2014 analysis of sanctuary cities, ICE found that 8,145 illegal aliens were released over a nine-month period and 1,867 were subsequently re-arrested a total of 4,298 times on nearly 7,500 criminal charges. That’s 7,500 crimes that would have been prevented if these illegal aliens had remained detained.

The Constitution vests the federal government with broad power over immigration in order to protect our sovereignty as a nation and prevent individual states from endangering the rest of the country with invidious open border policies. It is high time for Congress to assert its authority to ensure criminal illegal aliens detained by police are kept off American streets.

The House voted on and passed this bill on June 29, 2017, in a roll call vote of 257-167.

To see how your elected officials stack up or other votes that compose the Liberty Score, view our full scorecard here.

Conservative position: YES

Minority party (Democrats) in italics

 YEAs  —  257

Abraham

Aderholt

Allen

Amodei

Arrington

Babin

Bacon

Banks (IN)

Barletta

Barr

Barton

Bergman

Biggs

Bilirakis

Bishop (MI)

Bishop (UT)

Black

Blackburn

Blum

Bost

Brady (TX)

Brat

Bridenstine

Brooks (AL)

Brooks (IN)

Buchanan

Buck

Bucshon

Budd

Burgess

Byrne

Calvert

Carter (GA)

Carter (TX)

Cartwright

Chabot

Cheney

Coffman

Cole

Collins (GA)

Collins (NY)

Comer

Comstock

Conaway

Cook

Cooper

Costello (PA)

Courtney

Cramer

Crawford

Crist

Cuellar

Culberson

Curbelo (FL)

Davidson

Davis, Rodney

DeFazio

Demings

Denham

Dent

DeSantis

DesJarlais

Diaz-Balart

Donovan

Duffy

Duncan (SC)

Duncan (TN)

Dunn

Emmer

Estes (KS)

Esty (CT)

Farenthold

Faso

Ferguson

Fitzpatrick

Fleischmann

Flores

Fortenberry

Foxx

Franks (AZ)

Frelinghuysen

Gaetz

Gallagher

Garrett

Gianforte

Gibbs

Gohmert

Goodlatte

Gottheimer

Gowdy

Granger

Graves (GA)

Graves (LA)

Graves (MO)

Griffith

Grothman

Guthrie

Handel

Harper

Harris

Hartzler

Hensarling

Herrera Beutler

Hice, Jody B.

Higgins (LA)

Higgins (NY)

Hill

Holding

Hollingsworth

Hudson

Huizenga

Hultgren

Hunter

Hurd

Issa

Jenkins (KS)

Jenkins (WV)

Johnson (LA)

Johnson (OH)

Johnson, Sam

Jones

Jordan

Joyce (OH)

Katko

Keating

Kelly (MS)

Kelly (PA)

Kind

King (IA)

King (NY)

Kinzinger

Knight

Kuster (NH)

Kustoff (TN)

Labrador

LaHood

LaMalfa

Lamborn

Lance

Langevin

Larson (CT)

Latta

Lewis (MN)

Lipinski

LoBiondo

Loudermilk

Love

Lucas

Luetkemeyer

Lynch

MacArthur

Marchant

Marino

Marshall

Massie

Mast

McCarthy

McCaul

McClintock

McHenry

McKinley

McMorris Rodgers

McSally

Meadows

Meehan

Messer

Mitchell

Moolenaar

Mooney (WV)

Mullin

Murphy (FL)

Murphy (PA)

Newhouse

Noem

Norman

O'Halleran

Olson

Palazzo

Palmer

Paulsen

Pearce

Perry

Peterson

Pittenger

Poe (TX)

Poliquin

Posey

Ratcliffe

Reed

Reichert

Renacci

Rice (SC)

Roby

Roe (TN)

Rogers (AL)

Rogers (KY)

Rohrabacher

Rokita

Rooney, Francis

Rooney, Thomas J.

Ros-Lehtinen

Roskam

Ross

Rothfus

Rouzer

Royce (CA)

Ruppersberger

Russell

Rutherford

Sanford

Schweikert

Scott, Austin

Sensenbrenner

Sessions

Shimkus

Shuster

Simpson

Sinema

Smith (MO)

Smith (NE)

Smith (NJ)

Smith (TX)

Smucker

Speier

Stefanik

Stewart

Swalwell (CA)

Taylor

Tenney

Thompson (PA)

Thornberry

Tiberi

Tipton

Trott

Turner

Upton

Valadao

Wagner

Walberg

Walden

Walker

Walorski

Walters, Mimi

Weber (TX)

Webster (FL)

Wenstrup

Westerman

Williams

Wilson (SC)

Wittman

Womack

Woodall

Yoder

Yoho

Young (AK)

Young (IA)

Zeldin

 NAYS  — 167

Adams

Aguilar

Amash

Barragán

Bass

Beatty

Bera

Beyer

Bishop (GA)

Blumenauer

Blunt Rochester

Bonamici

Boyle, Brendan F.

Brady (PA)

Brown (MD)

Brownley (CA)

Bustos

Butterfield

Capuano

Carbajal

Cárdenas

Carson (IN)

Castor (FL)

Castro (TX)

Chu, Judy

Cicilline

Clark (MA)

Clarke (NY)

Clay

Cleaver

Clyburn

Cohen

Connolly

Conyers

Correa

Costa

Crowley

Davis (CA)

Davis, Danny

DeGette

Delaney

DeLauro

DelBene

DeSaulnier

Deutch

Dingell

Doggett

Doyle, Michael F.

Ellison

Engel

Eshoo

Espaillat

Evans

Foster

Frankel (FL)

Fudge

Gabbard

Gallego

Garamendi

Gonzalez (TX)

Green, Al

Green, Gene

Grijalva

Gutiérrez

Hanabusa

Hastings

Heck

Himes

Hoyer

Huffman

Jackson Lee

Jayapal

Jeffries

Johnson (GA)

Johnson, E. B.

Kaptur

Kelly (IL)

Kennedy

Khanna

Kihuen

Kildee

Kilmer

Krishnamoorthi

Larsen (WA)

Lawrence

Lawson (FL)

Lee

Levin

Lewis (GA)

Lieu, Ted

Loebsack

Lofgren

Lowenthal

Lowey

Lujan Grisham, M.

Luján, Ben Ray

Maloney, Carolyn B.

Maloney, Sean

Matsui

McCollum

McGovern

McNerney

Meeks

Meng

Moore

Moulton

Nadler

Neal

Nolan

Norcross

O'Rourke

Pallone

Panetta

Pascrell

Payne

Pelosi

Perlmutter

Peters

Pingree

Pocan

Polis

Price (NC)

Quigley

Raskin

Rice (NY)

Richmond

Rosen

Roybal-Allard

Ruiz

Rush

Ryan (OH)

Sánchez

Sarbanes

Schakowsky

Schiff

Schneider

Schrader

Scott (VA)

Scott, David

Serrano

Sewell (AL)

Shea-Porter

Sherman

Sires

Slaughter

Smith (WA)

Soto

Suozzi

Takano

Thompson (CA)

Thompson (MS)

Titus

Tonko

Torres

Tsongas

Vargas

Veasey

Vela

Velázquez

Visclosky

Walz

Wasserman Schultz

Waters, Maxine

Watson Coleman

Welch

Wilson (FL)

Yarmuth

NOT VOTING  —  9

Chaffetz

Cummings

Gosar

Long

McEachin

Napolitano

Nunes

Scalise

Stivers

Minority party (Democrats) in italics

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