UPDATE: Paul Krugman says to vote “no.” You can tell that to your member of Congress when you call.
Steny Hoyer says he’s only got 68 “yes” votes for the Super Congress so far. The Senate is a lost cause — 70 plus have committed to vote “yes, per ABC News.
Who has taken a position:
Connie Mack – Tea Party-friendly Congressman was on Morning Joe and said he would not vote for the bill. Why does the myth persist that the Tea Party is demanding this? They’re whipping against.
Barney Frank — told me the other day he would not vote for a Super Congress. Today he makes fun of Connie Mack for refusing to vote for it, and that he now supports it. Says he doesn’t know if he’ll be on the Super Congress, but it may be a way to get out of Afghanistan. Who is he kidding? 202-225-5931
Emanuel Cleaver - Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus says that the deal appears to be “a sugar-coated Satan sandwich.” Does that mean he won’t vote for it? 202-225-4535
Kurt Schrader (OR) – will vote yes. “While we’re a very diverse Caucus, at the end of the day, we’re not going to put our ideology ahead of the good of the country.” 202-225-5711
Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (FL) – will vote yes. 202-225-7931
Raul Grijalva - Says he will vote “no.” Since they probably don’t need his vote to get what they need anyway, maybe this time he means it. 202-225-2435
Gwen Moore (D-WI) – “Staff doesn’t know how she will vote.” 202-225-4572
John Duncan (R-TN) – “staffer listened politely but did not know how he was going to vote on the Super Congress business. Claimed he was reading the bill.”
Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) – “Staff person who answered phone was almost apologetic when she told me that the Senator told MPR this morning that she was a yes vote. Minnesota will be looking for a new candidate.” 202-224-3244
Kathy Castor (D-FL) – “called my Rep, Kathy Castor and suggested that if she really wanted to be re-elected, she might want to vote against this piece of crap. I pointed out that if the “Super” Congress stuff goes through, then there’s apparently no need for regular members of Congress so what would we be paying them to do? The person taking the info was non-committal and said he would pass it on to the Representative.” 202-225-3376
Diane DeGette (D-CO) – “She and her staff are oblivious to what they have done.” 202-225-4431
Maurice Hinchey (D-NY) – “It’s under review and call back later for a response.” 202-225-6335