The following Congressmen and Congresswomen have scored very well in the Cuba issue scorecard released today by the Latin American Working Group:
Thomas Allen, Brian Bird, Tammy Baldwin, Xavier Becerra, Howard Berman, Marion Berry, Sanford Bishop, Timothy Bishop, Earl Blumenauer, Leonard Boswell, Rick Boucher, Robert Brady, Lois Capps, Michael Capuano, Julia Carson, Donna Christensen, William Clay, Stephen Cohen, John Conyers, Jerry Costello, Elijah Cummings, Danny Davis, Lincoln Davis, Susan Davis, Peter DeFazio, Dianna DeGette, William Delahunt, Rosa DeLauro, Mike Doyle, Keith Ellison, Jo Ann Emerson, Bob Etheridge, Sam Farr, Chaka Fattah, Bob Filner, Jeff Flake, Charles Gonzalez, Bart Gordon, Raul Grijalva, Jane Harman, Maurice Hinchey, Michael Honda, Steve Israel, Jesse Jackson, Sheila Jackson-Lee, Eddie Bernice Johnson, Timothy Johnson, Marcy Kaptur, Dale Kildee, Carolyn Kilpatrick, Ron Kind, Barbara Lee, John Lewis, Nita Lowey, Stephen Lynch, Carolyn Maloney, Jim Matheson, Doris Matsui, Betty McCollum, Jim McDermott, James McGovern, Michael McNulty, Gregory Meeks, Michael Michaud, George Miller, Dennis Moore, Gwen Moore, James Moran, Jerry Moran, Jerold Nadler, Eleanor Holmes Norton, James Oberstar, John Olver, Ed Pastor, Ron Paul, Colin Peterson, Earl Pomeroy, David Price, Lucille Roybal-Allard, Bobby Rush, Linda Sanchez, Janice Schakowsky, Allison Schwartz, Jose Serrano, Adam Smith, Vic Snyder, Hilda Solis, Pete Stark, John Tanner, Ellen Tauscher, Mike Thompson, John Tierney, Edolphus, Towns, Tom Udall, Nydia Velazquez, Tim Walz, Maxine Waters, Diane Watson, Anthony Weiner, Peter Welch, Lynn Woolsey.
But of course, every group has its ‘black sheep’ and the 110th Congress is not any different. The LAWG has not bestowed that label on anyone. It is a title that I, Jorge Gonzalez, am placing on the following Representatives, because they consistently vote and lead those who are anti-Cuba: Lincoln Diaz-Balart, Mario Diaz-Balart, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Albio Sires, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, James Clyburn, David Wu. There are more, but I am only going to list the top seven leaders of the anti-Cuba crowd. If you truly want to reform our failed Cuba policies of the last 49 years, do not vote to re-elect any of those seven.