Republican Rep. Ralph Norman offered a few amendments to reduce the salaries of certain officials Thursday during debate on the 2024 Homeland Security Spending appropriation bill.
Norman’s amendments were attempting to reduce the salaries of three officials to $1. The officials are:
Kristie Canegallo, Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security;
Kimberly O’Connor, Executive Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security;
Blas Nunez-Neto, Assistant Secretary for Border and Immigration Policy
The amendment to drop Canegallo’s salary to $1 failed 169-261. All 212 recorded Democrats voted no, as did 49 Republicans — including Iowa Representatives Ashley Hinson, Mariannette Miller-Meeks and Zach Nunn.
The amendment to drop O’Connor’s salary to $1 failed 165-263, with all 212 recorded Democrats again voting no along with 51 Republicans, which again included Hinson, Miller-Meeks and Nunn.
The amendment to drop Nunez-Neto’s salary to $1 failed 170-260 with all 212 recorded Democrats voting no along with 48 Republicans, including Hinson, Miller-Meeks and Nunn.
Representative Randy Feenstra voted yes on all three amendments.
Congressman Matt Rosendale filed an amendment to reduce the total amount appropriated by $8.722 billion, but it failed 75-347. Eight Democrats joined 67 Republicans in supporting the amendment. All of Iowa’s representatives voted no.
While that vote wasn’t close, many of the House conservatives supported Rosendale’s amendment, including:
Rep. Andy Biggs
Rep. Dan Bishop
Rep. Lauren Boebert
Rep. Ken Buck
Rep. James Comer
Rep. Eli Crane
Rep. Byron Donalds
Rep. Thomas Massie
Rep. Matt Gaetz
Rep. Bob Good
Rep. Paul Gosar
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene
Rep. Jim Jordan
Rep. Ralph Norman
Rep. Scott Perry
Rep. Bill Posey
Rep. Chip Roy