LAWMAKERS IN FAVOR OF TRAVEL BAN
House (56 total; 50 Republicans, six Democrats)
Rep. Lou Barletta (R-Pa.) — Barletta said Wednesday that the Obama administration should “enforce a ban on inbound travelers originating in countries affected by the growing Ebola outbreak.”
Rep. Andy Barr (R-Ky.)
Rep. John Barrow (D-Ga.) — Barrow said Thursday a travel ban “is basic, with no real unmanageable consequences, and just makes too much common sense not to do.”
Rep. Joe Barton (R-Texas)
Rep. Charles Boustany Jr. (R-La.) — Boustany said Thursday “all options must be on the table, including short-term limitations on flights into the United States from at-risk countries, until we can get the spread of this disease under control.”
Rep. Susan Brooks (R-Ind.) - Brooks signed an Oct. 15 letter with other lawmakers on the House Homeland Security Committee.
Rep. Michael Burgess (R-Texas) — Burgess said Thursday he supports a floor vote on the issue.
Rep. Bradley Byrne (R-Ala.) — Byrne said Thursday “a travel ban would help to halt new cases of Ebola from entering our country and allow our medical community to focus on stopping the spread based on the current cases.”
Rep. Mike Coffman (R-Colo.)
Rep. Tom Cole (R-Okla.)
Rep. Steve Daines (R-Mont.)
Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.) - Duncan signed an Oct. 15 letter with other lawmakers on the House Homeland Security Committee.
Rep. John Duncan, Jr. (R-Tenn.) - Duncan said Tuesday “the president should immediately ban travelers who originated from countries where there is an Ebola outbreak from entering the United States until this threat has passed.”
Rep. Stephen Fincher (R-Tenn.)
Rep. Randy Forbes (R-Va.) - Forbes said Thursday “the U.S. government needs to immediately implement temporary travel restrictions to and from the West African countries experiencing Ebola outbreaks.”
Rep. Bob Gibbs (R-Ohio)
Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas)
Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.)
Rep. Michael Grimm (R-N.Y.)
Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.)
Rep. Gregg Harper (R-Miss.)
Rep. Andy Harris (R-Md.) - Harris said Thursday “the Administration should impose some level of travel ban pending the creation of protocols that will protect healthcare workers and all Americans.”
Rep. Richard Hudson (R-N.C.) - Hudson signed an Oct. 15 letter with other lawmakers on the House Homeland Security Committee.
Rep. Sam Johnson (R-Texas)
Rep. Walter Jones (R-N.C.) - Jones tweeted Oct. 3 “there needs to be a travel ban on non-citizens coming into the US from Ebola-stricken countries. It’s common sense.”
Rep. David Joyce (R-Ohio)
Rep. Mike Kelly (R-Pa.)
Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) - King signed an Oct. 15 letter with other lawmakers on the House Homeland Security Committee.
Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-Colo.) — Lamborn said Thursday he is in favor of a “temporary civilian travel ban” enforced by “revoking all visas for the countries currently struggling with Ebola.”
Rep. Leonard Lance (R-N.J.)
Rep. Dave Loebsack (D-Iowa)
Rep. Kenny Marchant (R-Texas)
Rep. Tom Marino (R-Pa.)
Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.)
Rep. Mike McCaul (R-Texas) — McCaul is chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee.
Rep. Candice Miller (R-Mich.) — signed an Oct. 15 letter with other lawmakers on the House Homeland Security Committee.
Rep. Tim Murphy (R-Pa.) — Murphy said temperature checks at airports would not be enough to stop Ebola.
Rep. Steven Palazzo (R-Miss.)
Rep. Robert Pittenger (R-N.C.)
Rep. Bill Posey (R-Fla.)
Rep. Nick Rahall (d-w.va.) — Rahall is one of the most endangered Democratic incumbents in the House.
Rep. Ed Royce (R-Calif.) - Royce said Thursday that Secretary of State John Kerry should suspend the issuance of visas to non-U.S. citizens who are attempting to travel from West African countries.
Rep. Tom Rooney (R-Fla.) — Rooney wrote a letter saying temperature checks would not be enough to keep the virus out of the U.S.
Rep. Dennis Ross (R-Fla.) — Ross said Thursday he would file a bill.
Rep. Matt Salmon (R-Ariz.)
Rep. David Scott (D-Ga.) — Scott said flights to West Africa should be banned “until we get our arms around the situation.”
Rep. Pete Sessions (R-Texas)
Rep. Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) — Shuster said a flight ban would be “reasonable and timely” in an Oct. 15 letter.
Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.)
Rep. Adrian Smith (R-Neb.)
Rep. Steve Stivers (R-Ohio)
Rep. Steve Stockman (R-Texas)
Rep. Greg Walden (R-Ore.)
Rep. Lynn Westmoreland (R-Ga.) — Westmoreland said Thursday he joins “many of my colleagues in requesting a travel ban that includes screening of visas from countries where the outbreak is occurring, specifically West Africa.”
Rep. Roger Williams (R-Texas)
Rep. Ted Yoho (R-Fla.)
More: List: Lawmakers Backing Travel Ban
Senate (11 total; 10 Republicans, one Democrat)
Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.)
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) — Cruz said a travel ban is “common sense.”
Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.)
Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.)
Sen. Mike Johanns (R-Neb.)
Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) — McConnell, who is up for reelection, said Wednesday “it would be a good idea to discontinue flights from that part of the world.”
Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) — Nelson wrote a letter to Kerry calling for a temporary flight ban until the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention clears West African travel.
Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) — Roberts called Tuesday for “an immediate travel ban from countries in West Africa currently ravaged by the deadly virus.”
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) — Rubio said Thursday “the State Department should institute a temporary ban on new visas to non-U.S. nationals seeking to travel to the United States from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea.”
Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.)
Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) — Vitter said Thursday that President Obama should fire Centers for Disease Prevention (CDC) Director Tom Frieden, “put someone strong and competent in charge, and impose travel restrictions into the U.S. - all immediately.”