List of 49 Republicans Who Voted Against Food Security Help for Veterans

The House of Representatives passed a bill to establish an Office of Food Security at the Department of Veterans Affairs, with 49 Republicans voting against the proposal.

The Food Security for All Veterans Act was passed by a 376-49 vote, sending the bill to the Senate for approval.

The legislation, introduced by Democratic Rep. Mary Peltola, aims to establish a department to assist veterans facing food insecurity and lack of nutrition, such as providing them with information about food stamps and other programs.

Speaking on the House floor to advocate for what was her fist bill, Peltola said Alaska's high veteran population motivated her to push for the introduction of the department.

49 GOP Food Security Veterans
U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) speaks at a news conference at the Capitol Building on December 07, 2021 in Washington, DC. Gohmert and Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA), Paul Gosar (R-AZ) and Matt Gaetz (R-FL) held the press conference to describe the alleged mistreatment of January 6 defendants in the DC jail. All three were among 49 lawmakers to have voted against establishing an Office of Food Security at the Department of Veterans Affairs. Anna Moneymaker

"There is nothing more important than ensuring our veterans and their families can enjoy a safe and healthy life after their service to our country," Peltola said.

The bill received overwhelming bipartisan support, with 49 Republicans being the only lawmakers who voted against the introduction of an Office of Food Security at the Department of Veterans Affairs, some of whom are military veterans themselves.

Full List of Republicans Who Voted Against Office of Food Security for Veterans

Rick Allen, Georgia
Jodey Arrington, Texas
Jim Baird, Indiana
Dan Bishop, North Carolina
Mo Brooks, Alabama
Ken Buck, Colorado
Tim Burchett, Tennessee
Michael Cloud, Texas
Andrew Clyde, Georgia
James Comer, Kentucky
Dan Crenshaw, Texas
Jeff Duncan, South Carolina
Jake Ellzey, Texas
Pat Fallon, Texas
Drew Ferguson, Georgia
Scott Franklin, Florida
Matt Gaetz, Florida
Louie Gohmert, Texas
Bob Good, Virginia
Lance Gooden, Texas
Paul Gosar, Arizona
Mark Green, Tennessee
Marjorie Taylor Greene, Georgia
Morgan Griffith, Virginia
Glen Grothman, Wisconsin
Andy Harris, Maryland
Diana Harshbarger, Tennessee
Kevin Hern, Oklahoma
Jody Hice, Georgia
Ronny Jackson, Texas
Jim Jordan, Ohio
John Joyce, Pennsylvania
Debbie Lesko, Arizona
Barry Loudermilk, Georgia
Thomas Massie, Kentucky
Mary Miller, Illinois
Barry Moore, Alabama
Ralph Norman, South Carolina
Steven Palazzo, Mississippi
Scott Perry, Pennsylvania
Bill Posey, Florida
Matt Rosendale, Montana
Chip Roy, Texas
Steve Scalise, Louisiana
Greg Steube, Florida
Van Taylor, Texas
Tom Tiffany, Wisconsin
Daniel Webster, Florida

Newsweek has contacted several GOP lawmakers who voted against the bill for comment.


After the bill passed, Georgia Democratic Rep. Carolyn Bourdeaux—together with a number of others aiming to help those who served in military—described Thursday as a "great day for veterans."

"The Food Security for All Veterans Act creates the Office of Food Security within the Department of Veterans Affairs to study food security issues and take steps to address hunger," Bourdeaux tweeted.