The Rachel Maddow Show, 8/26/14, 11:18 PM ET

Maddow: 'Imperative' Congress debate ISIS policy

Senator Tim Kaine, member of the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees, talks with Rachel Maddow about why he hopes Congress takes up the debate over whether to authorize President Obama to use military force in pursuit of ISIS.

Whip Count: Congressional Calls for a Vote on Fighting ISIS

Updated

The Rachel Maddow Show has decided to start a running whip-count for members of Congress who have signed letters, or said publicly, that Congress must vote on authorization for the use of military force in Iraq or more recently for potential U.S. military action in Syria. Below is our running tally so far.

We hope that you can help us keep our running tally up-to-date. If your member of Congress joins or drops off this list, please let us know. We hope this can be an authoritative source of members of Congress who are not wussing-out of their constitutional responsibilities to take a vote on these matters. Keep us posted!

Alabama
Rep. Bradley Byrne (R-AL)
Rep. Robert Aderholt (R-AL)

Alaska

Arizona
Sen. John McCain (R-AZ)
Rep. Ed Pastor (D-AZ)
Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-AZ)
Rep. Matt Salmon (R-AZ)
Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ)

Arkansas

California
Rep. Eric Swalwell (D - CA)
Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA)
Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA)
Rep. Ed Royce (D-CA)
Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA)
Rep. John Garamendi (D-CA)
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA)
Rep. Buck McKeon (R-CA)
Rep. Sam Farr (D-CA)
Rep. Janice Hahn (D-CA)
Rep. Michael Honda (D-CA)
Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA)
Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA)
Rep. George Miller (D-CA)
Rep. Judy Chu (D-CA)
Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-CA)
Rep Julia Brownley (D-CA)
Rep. Jared Huffman (D-CA)
Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA)
Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA)
Rep. Gloria McLeod (D-CA)
Rep. Lois Capps (D-CA)
Rep. Grace Napolitano (D-CA)
Rep. Mark Takano (D-CA)
Rep. Alan Lowenthal (D-CA)

Colorado

Connecticut
Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT)
Rep. James Himes (D-CT)
Rep. John Larson (D-CT)
Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT)

Delaware

Florida
Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL)
Rep. Dennis Ross (R-FL)
Rep. David Jolly (R-FL)
Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL)
Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-FL)
Rep. Lois Frankel (D-FL)
Rep. Kathy Castor (D-FL)

Georgia
Rep. Jack Kingston (R-GA)
Rep. Paul C. Broun (R-GA)
Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA)
Rep. John Lewis (D-GA)

Hawaii
Rep. Colleen Hanabusa (D-HI)

Idaho

Illinois
Rep. Bobby Rush (D-IL)

Indiana
Rep. Andre Carson (D-IN)

Iowa

Kansas

Kentucky
Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY)

Louisiana

Maine
Sen. Angus King (I-Maine)
Rep. Chellie Pingree (D-ME)
Rep. Michael Michaud (D-ME)

Maryland
Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD)
Rep. John Sarbanes (D-MD)

Massachusetts
Rep. James McGovern (D-MA)
Rep. Katherine Clark (D-MA)
Rep. Richard Neal (D-MA)
Rep. Joseph Kennedy (D-MA)
Rep. William Keating (D-MA)
Rep. Niki Tsongas (D-MA)

Michigan
Rep. Kerry Bentivolio (R-MI)
Rep. Tim Walberg (R-MI)
Rep. John Conyers (D-MI)
Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI)

Minnesota
Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN)
Rep. Betty McCollum (D-MN)
Rep. Richard Nolan (D-MN)
Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN)
Rep. Collin Peterson (D-MN)

Mississippi
Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS)

Missouri
Rep. Billy Long (R-MO)
Rep. Emmanuel Cleaver (D-MO)

Montana

Nebraska

Nevada

New Hampshire

New Jersey
Rep. Frank Pallone (D-NJ)
Rep. Donald Payne (D-NJ)
Rep. Rush Holt (D-NJ)

New Mexico
Rep. Stevan Pearce (R-NM)

New York
Rep. Eliot Engel, (D-NY)
Rep. Yvette Clarke (D-NY)
Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY)
Rep. Charles Rangel (D-NY)
Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-NY)
Rep. Nydia Velazquez (D-NY)
Rep. Jose Serrano (D-NY)
Rep. Chris Gibson (R-NY)
Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY)
North Carolina
Rep. Walter Jones (R-NC)

North Dakota

Ohio

Oklahoma
Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK)
Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK)

Oregon
Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR)
Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR)
Rep. Kurt Schrader (D-OR)

Pennsylvania

Rhode Island

South Carolina
Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC)

South Dakota

Tennessee
Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN)
Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN)
Rep. John Duncan (R-TN)

Texas
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)
Rep. Sam Johnson (R-TX)
Rep. Roger Williams (R-TX)
Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-TX)
Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-TX)

Utah

Vermont
Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT)

Virginia
Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA)
Rep. Morgan Griffith (R-VA)
Rep. Frank Wolf (R-VA)
Rep. Scott Rigell (R-VA)
Rep. James Moran (D-VA)
Rep. Robert Scott (D-VA)

Washington
Rep. Adam Smith (D-WA)
Rep. Jim McDermott (D-WA)

West Virginia

Wisconsin
Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI)
Rep. Reid Ribble (R-WI)

Wyoming

Washington, D.C.
Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC)

The Rachel Maddow Show, 8/28/14, 10:44 PM ET

Taking names to hold Congress accountable on authorizing force

Rachel Maddow announces a crowdsourcing effort to keep a tally of legislators who publicly call for Congress to fulfill their duty and formally take up the question of authorizing military force in Iraq in prosecuting a war on ISIS militants.

ISIS

Whip Count: Congressional Calls for a Vote on Fighting ISIS

Updated