On January 7th, 2021, the Vermont House of Representatives approved a joint resolution with tri-partisan and independent support, condemning the attack on the U.S. Capitol one day before and calling for the resignation or removal of President Donald Trump for his role in instigating the violence that resulted in the death of 5 people.

No roll call was taken on the vote, but according to the electronic “voice vote” tally, 130 representatives voted in favor of the resolution, 16 voted against, and 4 members did not vote. Prior to the vote, 121 representatives had cosponsored the resolution, indicating that they also voted for it. Due to the way the vote was conducted, the identities and positions of the remaining 29 representatives was not clear.

In an effort to provide our members and the public with the best possible information about how each legislator voted on the measure, VPIRG staff reached out to the 29 representatives who did not cosponsor the bill, asking each of them how they voted. Thirteen responded to us, and of those, six voted Yes and seven voted No. One additional representative voted in such a way that he could be identified as voting against the measure.

We also listened to a discussion of the resolution in the House Republican caucus before the vote. A number of representatives raised concerns and objections to the resolution while others spoke in favor. Based on their comments in caucus, we characterized the position of some legislators as “Likely No”. Again, though we attempted to verify their positions, not all representatives responded to us.     

For legislators who did not cosponsor the resolution you may find more information on their position by clicking the Written Statement link to the right of their name, if they sent us an explanation. Or, if they spoke out in the Republican caucus, you can use the hyperlink directly to their comments.

In total, we believe we’ve identified 129 of the 130 representatives who voted for the resolution and at least 10 of the 16 who voted against it (while identifying an additional 3 more who raised concerns or objections to it in caucus).  

VPIRG’s position is strongly in favor of the resolution, but we appreciate the responses provided by all legislators. Transparency on matters like this is critically important.

A note about the Senate’s vote on this resolution: 29 of the 30 senators voted in favor of the resolution. The one senator to vote against it was newly elected Sen. Russ Ingalls, R-Essex-Orleans.

Below we provide the information we have on the representatives’ positions on J.R.H. 1:

RepresentiveDistrictPartyStandingStatement on Position
Representative Sally AcheyRutland-BenningonRepublicanUNKNOWN
Representative Janet AncelWashington-6DemocratCOSPONSOR
Representative Peter AnthonyWashington-3DemocratCOSPONSOR
Representative John ArrisonWindsor-2DemocratCOSPONSOR
Representative Sarah "Sarita" Austin Chittenden-9-2DemocratCOSPONSOR
Representative John L. BartholomewWindsor-1DemocratCOSPONSOR
Representative Lynn BatchelorOrleans-1RepublicanNOJan 7th Republican Caucus (23:13-23:45)
Representative Scott BeckCaledonia-3RepublicanCOSPONSOR
Representative Matthew Birong Jr.Addison-3DemocratCOSPONSOR
Representative Alyssa BlackChittenden-8-3DemocratCOSPONSOR
Representative Tiffany BluemleChittenden-6-5DemocratCOSPONSOR
Representative Thomas BockWindsor-3-1DemocratCOSPONSOR
Representative Seth BongartzBennington-4DemocratCOSPONSOR
Representative Michelle Bos-LunWindham-4DemocratCOSPONSOR
Representative Erin BradyChittenden-2DemocratCOSPONSOR
Representative Patrick BrennanChittenden-9-2RepublicanLIKELY NOJan 7th Republican Caucus (15:32-17:43)
Representative Timothy BriglinWindsor-Orange-2DemocratCOSPONSOR
Representative Jana BrownChittenden-1DemocratCOSPONSOR
Representative Nelson BrownellBennington-1DemocratCOSPONSOR
Representative Jessica BrumstedChittenden-5-2DemocratCOSPONSOR
Representative Thomas BurdittRutland-2RepublicanCOSPONSOR
Representative Mollie S. BurkeWindham-2-2ProgressiveCOSPONSOR
Representative Elizabeth BurrowsWindsor-1Democrat/ProgressiveCOSPONSOR
Representative R. Scott CampbellCaledonia-3DemocratCOSPONSOR
Representative Willaim CanfieldRutland-3RepublicanUNKNOWN
Representative Seth ChaseChittenden-9-1DemocratCOSPONSOR
Representative Kevin "Coach" Christie Windsor-4-2DemocratCOSPONSOR
Representative Brian CinaChittenden-6-4Progressive/DemocratSPONSOR
Representative Sara CoffeyWindham-1DemocratCOSPONSOR
Representative Selene ColburnChittenden-6-4ProgressiveCOSPONSOR
Representative Harold "Hal" Colston Chittenden-6-7DemocratCOSPONSOR
Representative Peter ConlonAddison-2DemocratCOSPONSOR
Representative Sarah Copeland HanzasOrange-2DemocratCOSPONSOR
Representative Timothy R. Corcoran IIBennington-2-1DemocratCOSPONSOR
Representative Mari CordesAddison-4DemocratCOSPONSOR
Representative Lawrence CupoliRutland-5-2RepublicanCOSPONSOR
Representative Eileen DickinsonFranklin-3-2RepublicanCOSPONSOR
Representative Karen DolanChittenden-8-2DemocratCOSPONSOR
Representative Anne B. DonahueWashington-1RepublicanCOSPONSOR
Representative Kate DonnallyLamoille-2DemocratCOSPONSOR
Representative David DurfeeBennington-3DemocratCOSPONSOR
Representative Caleb ElderAddison-4DemocratCOSPONSOR
Representative Alice M. EmmonsWindsor-3-2DemocratCOSPONSOR
Representative Peter J. FaganRutland-5-1RepublicanCOSPONSOR
Representative Martha FeltusCaledonia-4RepublicanCOSPONSOR
Representative John GannonWindham-6DemocratCOSPONSOR
Representative Leslie GoldmanWindham-3DemocratCOSPONSOR
Representative Kenneth GoslantWashington-1RepublicanCOSPONSOR
Representative Maxine GradWashington-7DemocratCOSPONSOR
Representative Rodney GrahamOrange-1RepublicanLIKELY NOJan 7th Republican Caucus (27:18-27:53)
Representative James GregoireFranklin-6RepublicanYES
Representative Lisa HangoFrankling-5RepublicanNOJan 7th Republican Caucus (6:09-6:53),
Written Statement
Representative James HarrisonRutland-Windsor-1RepublicanCOSPONSOR
Representative Robert HelmRutland-3RepublicanNOJan 7th Republican Caucus (4:46-5:30)
Representative Mark HigleyOrleans-LamoilleRepublicanNOWritten Statement
Representative Mary S. HooperWashington-4DemocratCOSPONSOR
Representative Philip Jay HooperOrange-Washington-AddisonDemocratCOSPONSOR
Representative Robert HooperChittenden-6-1DemocratCOSPONSOR
Representative Lori HoughtonChittenden-8-2DemocratCOSPONSOR
Representative Mary E. HowardRutland-5-3DemocratCOSPONSOR
Representative Kathleen JamesBennington-4DemocratCOSPONSOR
Representative Stephanie JeromeRutland-6DemocratCOSPONSOR
Representative Kimberly JessupWashington-5DemocratCOSPONSOR
Representative Katherine "Kari" Dolan Washington-7DemocratCOSPONSOR
Representative John KillackyChittenden-7-3DemocratCOSPONSOR
Representative Charles KimbellWindsor-5DemocratCOSPONSOR
Representative Warren F. KitzmillerWashington-4DemocratCOSPONSOR
Representative Emilie KornheiserWindham-2-1DemocratCOSPONSOR
Representative Jill KrowinskiChittenden-6-3DemocratCOSPONSOR
Representative Robert LaClairWashington-2RepublicanCOSPONSOR
Representative Martin LaLondeChittenden-7-1DemocratCOSPONSOR
Representative Diane LanpherAddison-3DemocratCOSPONSOR
Representative Paul LefebvreEssex-Caledonia-OrleansRepublicanYES
Representative Samantha LefebvreOrange-1RepublicanUNKNOWN
Representative Felisha LefflerFranklin-7RepublicanCOSPONSORJan 7th Republican Caucus (3:24-4:43)
Representative William J. Lippert Jr.Chittenden-4-2DemocratCOSPONSOR
Representative Emily LongWindham-5DemocratCOSPONSOR
Representative Michael MarcotteOrleans-2RepublicanCOSPONSOR
Representative Marcia MartelCaledonia-1RepublicanYES
Representative Paul MartinFranklin-5RepublicanYESWritten Statement
Representative James MaslandWindsor-Orange-2DemocratCOSPONSOR
Representative Christopher MattosChittenden-10RepublicanCOSPONSOR
Representative Michael McCarthyFranklin-3-1DemocratCOSPONSOR
Representative Curt McCormackChittenden-6-3DemocratCOSPONSOR
Representative Patricia McCoyRutland-1RepublicanCOSPONSOR
Representative James McCulloughChittenden-2DemocratCOSPONSOR
Representative Francis McFaunWashington-2RepublicanCOSPONSOR
Representative Leland MorganGrand Isle-ChittendenRepublicanUNKNOWN
Representative Micheal MorganGrand Isle-ChittendenRepublicanNO
Representative Kristi MorrisD-Windsor-3-2DemocratNOWritten Statement
Representative Mary A. MorrisseyBennington-2-2RepublicanCOSPONSOR
Representative Michael MrowickiWindham-4DemocratCOSPONSOR
Representative Emma Mulvaney-StanakChittenden-6-2Progressive/DemocratCOSPONSOR
Representative Barbara MurphyFranklin-2IndependentCOSPONSOR
Representative Logan NicollRutland-Windsor-2DemocratCOSPONSOR
Representative Michael NigroBennington-2-2DemocratCOSPONSOR
Representative Robert NorrisR-Franklin-4RepublicanYES
Representative Terry NorrisI-Addison-RutlandIndependentUNKNOWN
Representative William NotteRutland-5-4DemocratCOSPONSOR
Representative Daniel NoyesLamoille-2DemocratCOSPONSOR
Representative John O'BrienWindsor-Orange-1DemocratCOSPONSOR
Representative Carol OdeChittenden-6-1DemocratCOSPONSOR
Representative Woodman PageOrleans-2RepublicanCOSPONSOR
Representative Kelly PajalaWindham-Bennington-WindsorIndependentCOSPONSOR
Representative John PalasikR-Chittenden-10RepublicanUNKNOWN
Representative Jospeh ParsonsR-Orange-CaledoniaRepublicanUNKNOWN
Representative Carolyn W. PartridgeWindham-3DemocratCOSPONSOR
Representative Avram PattLamoille-WashingtonDemocratCOSPONSOR
Representative Henry PearlCaledonia-WashingtonDemocratCOSPONSOR
Representative Arthur PetersonR-Rutland-2RepublicanNO
Representative Ann PughChittenden-7-2DemocratCOSPONSOR
Representative Barbara RachelsonChittenden-6-6DemocratCOSPONSOR
Representative Marybeth RedmondChittenden-8-1DemocratCOSPONSOR
Representative Lucy RogersLamoille-3DemocratCOSPONSOR
Representative Carl RosenquistR-Franklin-1RepublicanLIKELY NOJan 7th Republican Caucus (18:34-1905)
Representative Larry SatcowitzOrange-Washington-AddisonDemocratCOSPONSOR
Representative Brian K. SavageR-Franklin-4RepublicanUNKNOWN
Representative Robin ScheuAddison-1DemocratCOSPONSOR
Representative Heidi E. ScheuermannLamoille-1RepublicanSPONSORJan 7th Republican Caucus (1:10-3:14)
Representative Patrick SeymourCaledonia-4RepublicanCOSPONSOR
Representative Charles "Butch" Shaw Rutland-6RepublicanCOSPONSOR
Representative Amy SheldonAddison-1DemocratCOSPONSOR
Representative Laura SibiliaWindham-BenningtonIndependentSPONSOR
Representative Katherine SimsOrleans-CaledoniaDemocratSPONSOR
Representative Taylor SmallChittenden-6-7Progressive/DemocratCOSPONSOR
Representative Brian SmithR-Orleans-1RepublicanNOJan 7th Republican Caucus (19:10-19:54)
Representative Harvey SmithR-Addison-5RepublicanYES
Representative Trevor SquirrellChittenden-3DemocratCOSPONSOR
Representative Gabrielle StebbinsChittenden-6-5DemocratCOSPONSOR
Representative Thomas StevensWashington-ChittendenDemocratCOSPONSOR
Representative Vicki StrongR-Orleans-CaledoniaRepublicanYES
Representative Linda Joy SullivanBennington-RutlandDemocratCOSPONSOR
Representative Heather SurprenantWindsor-4-1Progressive/DemocratCOSPONSOR
Representative Curt TaylorChittenden-9-1DemocratCOSPONSOR
Representative Thomas TerenziniR-Rutland-4RepublicanNO
Representative George W. TillChittenden-3DemocratCOSPONSOR
Representative Tristan TolenoWindham-2-3DemocratCOSPONSOR
Representative Casey ToofR-Franklin-3-1RepublicanYES
Representative Maida TownsendChittenden-7-4DemocratCOSPONSOR
Representative Joseph "Chip" Troiano Caledonia-2DemocratCOSPONSOR
Representative Tanya VyhovskyChittenden-8-1Progressive/DemocratCOSPONSOR
Representative Tommy WalzWashington-3DemocratCOSPONSOR
Representative Kathryn WebbChittenden-5-1DemocratCOSPONSOR
Representative Kirk WhiteWindsor-RutlandDemocrat/ProgressiveCOSPONSOR
Representative Rebecca WhiteWindsor-4-2DemocratCOSPONSOR
Representative Dane WhitmanBennington-2-1DemocratCOSPONSOR
Representative Terri Lynn WilliamsR-Essex-CaledoniaRepublicanNOWritten Statement
Representative Theresa WoodWashington-ChittendenDemocratCOSPONSOR
Representative David YacovoneLamoille-WashingtonDemocratCOSPONSOR
Representative Michael YantachkaChittenden-4-1DemocratCOSPONSOR