Liz Cheney On The Record

House of Representatives (R) Wyoming

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- Liz Cheney voted NO on HR256 [bad vote] - Iraq AUMF Repeal - Under the Constitution, Congress, not the president, possesses the power to declare war. By adopting the 2002 Iraq AUMF, Congress unconstitutionally abdicated this power. Also, the U.S. military should not be used by the president to enforce UN resolutions or to engage in nation building, and Iraq does not threaten the United States.

- Liz Cheney voted YES on HR1158 [bad vote] - Omnibus Appropriations I - Many programs within this defense-related minibus are unconstitutional. This bill also is fiscally irresponsible, considering the $26 trillion national debt and projected $3.8 trillion budget deficit.

- Liz Cheney voted YES on HR5430 [bad vote] - USMCA - Congress is not authorized by the Constitution to surrender our national sovereignty to any transnational regional government, including the nascent North American Union.

- Liz Cheney voted YES on HR6172 [bad vote] - FISA - While many of the proposed FISA modifications positive from a freedom and privacy standpoint, Congress should have instead voted to not reauthorize the FISA and let it expire. Despite the program’s title, the act permits surveillance of Americans who are not charged with any crime.

- Liz Cheney voted NO on SJRes68 [bad vote] - War Powers - According to the U.S. Constitution, only Congress may declare war. It is unfortunate that Congress has to pass a resolution enforcing this, but doing so puts a check on the war powers assumed by recent presidents.

- Liz Cheney voted YES on HR266 [bad vote] - Fourth Coronavirus Package (Replenishment for Small Business Loans) - Nowhere in the Constitution is the federal government authorized to disburse loans to small businesses or cover the salaries of laid-off employees. It is not the responsibility of the federal government to bail out businesses or the unemployed.

- Liz Cheney voted NO on HR2500 [bad vote] - Indefinite Military Detention - We support Representative Amash’s amendment. Indefinite detention without trial is a serious violation of the right to habeas corpus, the issuance of a warrant based on probable cause (Fourth Amendment), and the right to a “speedy and public” trial (Sixth Amendment).

- Liz Cheney voted YES on HR3877 [bad vote] - Budget Deal - Spending must be brought under control, and deficits must be eliminated to avoid fiscal disaster — not “down the road,” but now. Additionally, much of the bill’s spending is unconstitutional.

- Liz Cheney voted YES on S139 [bad vote] - Warrantless Surveillance - During consideration of the bill (S. 139) reauthorizing the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), Representative Justin Amash (R-Mich.) introduced an amendment to end NSA collection of communications data that is neither to nor from an approved foreign target, but rather communications “about” a foreign target entirely between American citizens. It would prohibit the FBI and intelligence agencies from searching the NSA database for information on U.S. citizens without first obtaining a warrant.

- Liz Cheney voted YES on HR3326 [bad vote] - H R 3326: World Bank Accountability Act of 2017 - The World Bank Accountability Act (H.R. 3326) would authorize $3.29 billion in U.S. contributions to the World Bank’s International Development Association, which discharges concessional loans known as “credits” and economic grants to the world’s poorest and most underdeveloped countries.

- Liz Cheney voted YES on HR4909 [bad vote] - School Violence - The STOP School Violence Act of 2018 (H.R. 4909) would authorize $75 million a year through fiscal year 2028 for the Justice Department’s Secure Our Schools grant program. SOS is a grant program of the Justice Department’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, which has been instrumental in laying the foundations for nationalizing local police by providing federal “assistance” in the form of funds, equipment, training, and development of guidelines to local law-enforcement agencies.

- Liz Cheney voted YES on HR1625 [bad vote] - Omnibus Appropriations - This bill (H.R. 1625) would provide $1.3 trillion in discretionary appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2018 for federal government operations and services. This represents an overall increase in discretionary spending of 12 percent over the 2017 level. The big winner was the Department of Defense, with an increase of 10 percent over last year’s appropriations.

- Liz Cheney voted YES on HR3249 [bad vote] - Law Enforcement Partnership Grants - This bill (H.R. 3249) would establish a Project Safe Neighbor-hoods Block Grant Program within the Of-fice of Justice Programs at the Department of Justice to foster and improve existing partnerships between local, state, and fed-eral law-enforcement agencies to create safer neighborhoods through sustained reductions in violent crimes. It would authorize $50 million a year in each of the fiscal years from 2019 through 2021.

- Liz Cheney voted YES on HR1238 [bad vote] - Homeland Security Defense of Agriculture - The Securing Our Agriculture and Food Act (H.R. 1238) would expand the War on Terror to the farm and dairy front in order to "share information and quickly respond to agro-terrorism threats," according to the bill's lead sponsor, Representative David Young (R-Iowa). Congressman Young cited the 2015 avian influenza that "wiped out millions of layer hens, turkeys, and backyard flocks" in Iowa to justify the need for his bill, despite the fact that the bird flu was not caused by terrorists.

- Liz Cheney voted YES on HR1616 [bad vote] - National Computer Forensics Institute Authorization - The Strengthening State and Local Cyber Crime Fighting Act of 2017 (H.R. 1616) would, according to the bill, authorize "within the United States Secret Service a National Computer Forensics Institute" for fiscal years 2017 through 2022. According to the bill The Institute shall disseminate information related to the investigation and prevention of cyber and electronic crime and related threats, and educate, train, and equip State, local, tribal, and territorial law enforcement officers.

- Liz Cheney voted YES on HRes397 [bad vote] - NATO - This legislation (H. Res. 397) “solemnly reaffirms the commitment of the United States to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s principle of collective defense as enumerated in Article 5 of the North Atlantic Treaty.” Under Article 5, the member nations of the NATO military alliance “agree that an armed attack against one or more of them ... shall be considered an attack against them all.”

- Liz Cheney voted YES on HR3180 [bad vote] - Intelligence Authorization - This bill (H.R. 3180) would authorize classified amounts of funding through fiscal 2018 for 16 U.S. intelligence agencies and intelligence-related activities, including the Office of the National Intelligence Director, the CIA, and the National Security Agency.


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