How Each State Voted on PROMESA

PROMESA, the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act, was signed into law by the president last week after receiving resounding votes in both U.S. the House of Representatives and Senate.

The details on the vote show that it truly was a bipartisan vote. PROMESA won by a strong majority, which can be seen in breakdowns by state and by political party, as shown below.

In the Senate, these were the results:

  • Yes votes: 68
  • No votes: 30
  • Abstentions: 2

The roll call below shows the votes in a state by state breakdown.

Alabama: Sessions (R-AL), Yea Shelby (R-AL), Nay
Alaska: Murkowski (R-AK), Nay Sullivan (R-AK), Yea
Arizona: Flake (R-AZ), Yea McCain (R-AZ), Yea
Arkansas: Boozman (R-AR), Nay Cotton (R-AR), Nay
California: Boxer (D-CA), Nay Feinstein (D-CA), Yea
Colorado: Bennet (D-CO), Yea Gardner (R-CO), Yea
Connecticut: Blumenthal (D-CT), Yea Murphy (D-CT), Yea
Delaware: Carper (D-DE), Yea Coons (D-DE), Yea
Florida: Nelson (D-FL), Yea Rubio (R-FL), Yea
Georgia: Isakson (R-GA), Yea Perdue (R-GA), Nay
Hawaii: Hirono (D-HI), Yea Schatz (D-HI), Yea
Idaho: Crapo (R-ID), Yea Risch (R-ID), Yea
Illinois: Durbin (D-IL), Yea Kirk (R-IL), Yea
Indiana: Coats (R-IN), Yea Donnelly (D-IN), Yea
Iowa: Ernst (R-IA), Nay Grassley (R-IA), Nay
Kansas: Moran (R-KS), Nay Roberts (R-KS), Yea
Kentucky: McConnell (R-KY), Yea Paul (R-KY), Yea
Louisiana: Cassidy (R-LA), Yea Vitter (R-LA), Yea
Maine: Collins (R-ME), Yea King (I-ME), Yea
Maryland: Cardin (D-MD), Yea Mikulski (D-MD), Yea
Massachusetts: Markey (D-MA), Nay Warren (D-MA), Nay
Michigan: Peters (D-MI), Yea Stabenow (D-MI), Yea
Minnesota: Franken (D-MN), Yea Klobuchar (D-MN), Yea
Mississippi: Cochran (R-MS), Yea Wicker (R-MS), Nay
Missouri: Blunt (R-MO), Yea McCaskill (D-MO), Yea
Montana: Daines (R-MT), Nay Tester (D-MT), Nay
Nebraska: Fischer (R-NE), Yea Sasse (R-NE), Nay
Nevada: Heller (R-NV), Nay Reid (D-NV), Yea
New Hampshire: Ayotte (R-NH), Yea Shaheen (D-NH), Yea
New Jersey: Booker (D-NJ), Nay Menendez (D-NJ), Nay
New Mexico: Heinrich (D-NM), Yea Udall (D-NM), Yea
New York: Gillibrand (D-NY), Yea Schumer (D-NY), Yea
North Carolina: Burr (R-NC), Yea Tillis (R-NC), Nay
North Dakota: Heitkamp (D-ND), Yea Hoeven (R-ND), Yea
Ohio: Brown (D-OH), Nay Portman (R-OH), Nay
Oklahoma: Inhofe (R-OK), Yea Lankford (R-OK), Yea
Oregon: Merkley (D-OR), Nay Wyden (D-OR), Yea
Pennsylvania: Casey (D-PA), Yea Toomey (R-PA), Yea
Rhode Island: Reed (D-RI), Yea Whitehouse (D-RI), Yea
South Carolina: Graham (R-SC), Yea Scott (R-SC), Nay
South Dakota: Rounds (R-SD), Yea Thune (R-SD), Yea
Tennessee: Alexander (R-TN), Yea Corker (R-TN), Yea
Texas: Cornyn (R-TX), Yea Cruz (R-TX), Nay
Utah: Hatch (R-UT), Yea Lee (R-UT), Nay
Vermont: Leahy (D-VT), Yea Sanders (I-VT), Nay
Virginia: Kaine (D-VA), Yea Warner (D-VA), Not Voting
Washington: Cantwell (D-WA), Nay Murray (D-WA), Nay
West Virginia: Capito (R-WV), Nay Manchin (D-WV), Not Voting
Wisconsin: Baldwin (D-WI), Nay Johnson (R-WI), Yea
Wyoming: Barrasso (R-WY), Yea Enzi (R-WY), Yea

In the House of Representatives, the law passed by the comfortable margin of 297 to 127.

The state by state breakdown below shows the percentage of votes for and against. The first number shows the total percentage of yes votes, followed by the percentage for each of the political parties. So for Alabama, 3 out of 7 or 43% voted yes: 100% of the 1 Democrats and 33.3% of the 6 Republicans voted yes.

  1. Alabama: 3/7 (43%) voted yes
  • 1/1 D (100%)
  • 2/6 R (33.3%)

 

  1. Alaska: 1/1 (100%) voted yes
  • 1/1 R (100%)

 

  1. Arizona: 7/9 (78%) voted yes
  • 4/4 D (100%)
  • 3/5 R (60%)

 

  1. Arkansas: 3/4 (75%) voted yes
  • 3/4 R (75%)

 

  1. California: 41/51 (80%) voted yes
  • 32/37 D (86%)
  • 9/14 R (64%)
  • 2 D members did not vote

 

  1. Colorado: 5/7 (71%) voted yes
  • 3/3 D (100%)
  • 2/4 R (50%)

 

  1. Connecticut: 5/5 (100%) voted yes
  • 5/5 D (100%)

 

  1. Delaware: 1/1 (100%) voted yes
  • 1/1 D (100%)

 

  1. Florida: 18/27 (66.6%) voted yes
  • 8/10 D (80%)
  • 10/ 17 R (59%)

 

  1. Georgia: 11/14 (79%) vote yes
  • 4/4 D (100%)
  • 7/10 R (60%)

 

  1. Hawaii: 1/1 (100%) voted yes
  • 1/1 D (100%)
  • 1 D member did not vote.

 

  1. Idaho: 2/2 (100%) voted yes
  • 2/2 R (100%)

 

  1. Illinois: 12/18 (66.6%) voted yes
  • 6/10 D (60%)
  • 6/8 R (75%)

 

  1. Indiana: 8/9 (89%) voted yes
  • 2/2 D (100%)
  • 6/7 R (85%)

 

  1. Iowa: 2/4 (50%) voted yes
  • 1/1 D (100%)
  • 1/3 R (33.3%)

 

  1. Kansas: 0/4 (0%) voted yes
  • 0/4 R (0%)

 

  1. Kentucky: 4/6 (66.6%) voted yes
  • 1/1 D (100%)
  • 3/5 R (60%)

 

  1. Louisiana: 2/6 (33.3%)voted yes
  • 0/1 D (0%),
  • 2/5 R (40%)

 

  1. Maine: 1/2 (50%) voted yes
  • 1/1 D (100%)
  • 0/1 R (0%)

 

  1. Maryland: 8/8 (100%) voted yes
  • 7/7 D (100%)
  • 1/1 R (100%)

 

  1. Massachusetts: 8/9 (89%) voted yes
  • 8/9 D (89%)

 

  1. Michigan: 11/14(79%) voted yes
  • 5/5 D (100%)
  • 6/9 R (66.6%)

 

  1. Minnesota: 4/8(50%) voted yes
  • 2/5 D (40%)
  • 2/3 R (66.6%)

 

  1. Mississippi: 2/4 (50%) voted yes
  • 1/1 D (100%)
  • 1/3 R (33.3%)

 

  1. Missouri: 4/7 (57%) voted yes
  • 2/2 D (100%)
  • 2/5 R (40%)
  • 1 R member did not vote.

 

  1. Montana: 2/4 (50%) voted yes
  • 0/1 D (0%)
  • 2/3 R (66.6%)

 

  1. Nebraska: 2/3(66.6%) voted yes
  • 0/1 D (0%)
  • 2/2 R (100%)

 

  1. Nevada: 2/3 (66.6%) voted yes
  • 1/1 D (100%)
  • 1/2 R (50%)
  • 1 R member did not vote.

 

  1. New Hampshire: 1/2 (50%) voted yes
  • 1/1 D (100%)
  • 0/1 R (0%)

 

  1. New Jersey: 7/10 (70%) voted yes
  • 3/4 D (75%)
  • 4/6 R (66%)
  • 2 D members did not vote

 

  1. New Mexico: 2/3 (66.6%) voted yes
  • 2/2 D (100%)
  • 0/1 R (0%)

 

  1. New York: 24/27 (89%) voted yes
  • 18/18 D (100%)
  • 6/9 R (66.6%)

 

  1. North Carolina: 7/13 (54%) voted yes
  • 3/3 D (100%)
  • 4/10 R (40%)

 

  1. North Dakota: 1/1 (100%) voted yes
  • 1/1 R (100%)

 

  1. Ohio: 9/16 (56%) voted yes
  • 2/4 D (50%)
  • 7/12 R (70%)

 

  1. Oklahoma: 3/5 (60%) voted yes
  • 3/5 R (60%)

 

  1. Oregon: 5/5(100%) voted yes
  • 4/4 D (100%)
  • 1/1 R (100%)

 

  1. Pennsylvania: 9/17 (47%) voted yes
  • 2/5 D (40%)
  • 7/12 R (58%)
  • 1 R member did not vote.

 

  1. Rhode Island: 2/2 (100%) voted yes
  • 2/2 D (100%)

 

  1. South Carolina: 3/7 (43%) voted yes
  • 1/1 D (100%)
  • 2/6 R (33.3%)

 

  1. South Dakota: 1/1(100%) voted yes
  • 1/1 D (100%)

 

  1. Tennessee: 4/8 (50%) voted yes
  • 2/2 D (100%)
  • 2/6 R (33.3%)
  • 1 R member did not vote.

 

  1. Texas: 21/35 (60%) voted yes
  • 9/10 D (90%)
  • 12/25 R (48%)
  • 1 D member did not vote.

 

  1. Utah: 4/4 (100%) voted yes
  • 4/4 R (100%)

 

  1. Vermont: 1/1 (100%) voted yes
  • 1/1 D (100%)

 

  1. Virginia: 6/11 (54%) voted yes
  • 3/3 D (100%)
  • 3/8 R (38%)

 

  1. Washington: 7/9 (78%) voted yes
  • 6/6 D (100%)
  • 1/3 R (33.3%)
  • 1 R member did not vote.

 

  1. West Virginia: 1/3 (33.3%) voted yes
  • 1/3 R (33.3%)

 

  1. Wisconsin: 8/8 (100%) voted yes
  • 3/3 D (100%)
  • 5/5 R (100%)

 

  1. Wyoming: 1/1(100%) voted yes
  • 1/1 R (100%)

Puerto Rico, as a territory, had no vote in either the House or the Senate.  It’s 3.5 million U.S. citizen residents are bound by the law but did not have a voice in its final passage.

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