The map shows the percentage, by State, of votes in favour of the TPA within the House of Representatives as well as the votes of each senator. The map also shows the party that holds the majority of the States’ seats in the House of Representatives as well as information on the party of each Senator. It highlights the States with greatest and least support for the 2015 TPA among their representatives in Congress. The map shows particularly low support for the TPA from north-eastern States (in particular Massachusetts, Maine, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Vermont, New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland and West Virginia). Democrat support is generally low. Only about 30% of Democrat Senators voted in favour, and an average of 22.4% of members of the House of Representatives from States with a Democrat majority voted ‘yes’. The only exception is support from House Representatives from Oregon (80% of members from that State voted in favour) and the State of Washington (70% of members from that State voted in favour). Stronger support in the House of Representative came from members from Arkansas, North and South Dakota, Utah, Montana, Nebraska and Kansas (100% of the House Representatives from these States voted in favour. However, these States have fewer members in the House).
Congressional votes in favour of the 2015 TPA
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