The Veterans Equal Access amendment would lift the "gag order" that currently prevent V.A. doctors from discussing the benefits of medical cannabis therapy with their veteran patients. It would prevent the V.A. from punishing its doctors who write medical cannabis recommendations in accordance with state law. By prohibiting the punishment of V.A. doctors, the amendment would allow veterans living in medical cannabis states to obtain a medical cannabis recommendation from their doctor. Like all appropriations amendments, the protection would last one year and would have to be renewed the end of each fiscal year.

Vote Breakdown

Name Party State District Vote
Young, Don Check mark icon Republican AK AYE
Byrne, Bradley Republican AL 1 NO
Roby, Martha Republican AL 2 NO
Rogers, Mike Republican AL 3 NO
Aderholt, Robert Republican AL 4 NO
Brooks, Mo Republican AL 5 NO
Palmer, Gary Republican AL 6 NO
Sewell, Terri Democrat AL 7 NO
Crawford, Rick Republican AR 1 NO
Hill, French Republican AR 2 NO
Womack, Steve Republican AR 3 NO
Westerman, Bruce Republican AR 4 NO
Kirkpatrick, Ann Democrat AZ 1 AYE
McSally, Martha Republican AZ 2 NO
Grijalva, Raul Check mark icon Democrat AZ 3 AYE
Gosar, Paul Republican AZ 4 NO
Salmon, Matt Republican AZ 5 NO
Schweikert, David Republican AZ 6 AYE
Gallego, Ruben Democrat AZ 7 AYE
Franks, Trent Republican AZ 8 NO
Sinema, Kyrsten Democrat AZ 9 AYE
La Malfa, Doug Republican CA 1 NO
Huffman, Jared Democrat CA 2 AYE
Garamendi, John Democrat CA 3 NO
McClintock, Tom Check mark icon Republican CA 4 AYE
Thompson, Mike Democrat CA 5 AYE
Matsui, Doris Democrat CA 6 AYE
Bera, Ami Democrat CA 7 AYE
Cook, Paul Republican CA 8 NO
McNerney, Jerry Democrat CA 9 AYE
Denham, Jeff Republican CA 10 NO
DeSaulnier, Mark Democrat CA 11 AYE
Pelosi, Nancy Democrat CA 12 AYE
Lee, Barbara Check mark icon Democrat CA 13 AYE
Speier, Jackie Democrat CA 14 AYE
Swalwell, Eric Check mark icon Democrat CA 15 AYE
Costa, Jim Democrat CA 16 AYE
Honda, Mike Democrat CA 17 AYE
Eshoo, Anna Democrat CA 18 AYE
Lofgren, Zoe Check mark icon Democrat CA 19 AYE
Farr, Sam Check mark icon Democrat CA 20 AYE
Valadao, David Republican CA 21 NO
Nunes, Devin Republican CA 22 NO
McCarthy, Kevin Republican CA 23 NO
Capps, Lois Democrat CA 24 AYE
Knight, Stephen Republican CA 25 NO
Brownley, Julia Check mark icon Democrat CA 26 AYE
Chu, Judy Democrat CA 27 AYE
Schiff, Adam Democrat CA 28 AYE
Cardenas, Tony Democrat CA 29 AYE
Sherman, Brad Check mark icon Democrat CA 30 AYE
Aguilar, Pete Democrat CA 31 AYE
Napolitano, Grace Democrat CA 32 AYE
Lieu, Ted Check mark icon Democrat CA 33 AYE
Becerra, Xavier Democrat CA 34 AYE
Torres, Norma Democrat CA 35 AYE
Ruiz, Raul Democrat CA 36 AYE
Bass, Karen Democrat CA 37 AYE
Sanchez, Linda Democrat CA 38 AYE
Royce, Ed Republican CA 39 NO
Roybal-Allard, Lucille Democrat CA 40 AYE
Takano, Mark Democrat CA 41 AYE
Calvert, Ken Republican CA 42 NO
Waters, Maxine Democrat CA 43 AYE
Hahn, Janice Democrat CA 44 AYE
Walters, Mimi Republican CA 45 NO
Sanchez, Loretta Democrat CA 46 AYE
Lowenthal, Alan Democrat CA 47 AYE
Rohrabacher, Dana Check mark icon Republican CA 48 AYE
Issa, Darrell Republican CA 49 NO
Hunter, Duncan Check mark icon Republican CA 50 AYE
Vargas, Juan Democrat CA 51 AYE
Peters, Scott Democrat CA 52 AYE
Davis, Susan Democrat CA 53 AYE
DeGette, Diana Democrat CO 1 AYE
Polis, Jared Check mark icon Democrat CO 2 AYE
Tipton, Scott Republican CO 3 NO
Buck, Ken Republican CO 4 Not Voting
Lamborn, Doug Republican CO 5 NO
Coffman, Mike Check mark icon Republican CO 6 AYE
Perlmutter, Ed Check mark icon Democrat CO 7 AYE
Larson, John Democrat CT 1 AYE
Courtney, Joe Democrat CT 2 AYE
DeLauro, Rosa Democrat CT 3 AYE
Himes, Jim Democrat CT 4 AYE
Esty, Elizabeth Democrat CT 5 AYE
Norton, Eleanor Holmes Check mark icon Democrat DC Not Voting
Carney, Jr., John Democrat DE AYE
Miller, Jeff Republican FL 1 NO
Graham, Gwen Democrat FL 2 AYE
Yoho, Ted Republican FL 3 NO
Crenshaw, Ander Republican FL 4 NO
Brown, Corinne Democrat FL 5 AYE
DeSantis, Ron Republican FL 6 NO
Mica, John Republican FL 7 NO
Posey, Bill Republican FL 8 NO
Grayson, Alan Democrat FL 9 AYE
Webster, Daniel Republican FL 10 NO
Nugent, Richard Republican FL 11 NO
Bilirakis, Gus Republican FL 12 NO
Jolly, David Republican FL 13 NO
Castor, Kathy Democrat FL 14 AYE
Ross, Dennis Republican FL 15 NO
Buchanan, Vern Republican FL 16 NO
Rooney, Tom Republican FL 17 AYE
Murphy, Patrick Democrat FL 18 AYE
Clawson, Curt Republican FL 19 NO
Hastings, Alcee Democrat FL 20 AYE
Deutch, Ted Check mark icon Democrat FL 21 AYE
Frankel, Lois Check mark icon Democrat FL 22 AYE
Wasserman Schultz, Debbie Democrat FL 23 Not Voting
Wilson, Frederica Democrat FL 24 AYE
Diaz-Balart, Mario Republican FL 25 NO
Curbelo, Carlos Republican FL 26 AYE
Ros-Lehtinen, Ileana Republican FL 27 NO
Carter, Earl Republican GA 1 NO
Bishop, Jr., Sanford Check mark icon Democrat GA 2 AYE
Westmoreland, Lynn Republican GA 3 NO
Johnson, Hank Check mark icon Democrat GA 4 AYE
Lewis, John Democrat GA 5 Not Voting
Price, Tom Republican GA 6 NO
Woodall, Rob Republican GA 7 NO
Scott, Austin Republican GA 8 NO
Collins, Doug Republican GA 9 NO
Hice, Jody Republican GA 10 NO
Loudermilk, Barry Republican GA 11 NO
Allen, Rick Republican GA 12 NO
Scott, David Democrat GA 13 AYE
Graves, Tom Republican GA 14 NO
Takai, Mark Democrat HI 1 AYE
Gabbard, Tulsi Check mark icon Democrat HI 2 AYE
Blum, Rod Republican IA 1 AYE
Loebsack, Dave Democrat IA 2 AYE
Young, David Republican IA 3 NO
King, Steve Republican IA 4 NO
Labrador, Raul Republican ID 1 NO
Simpson, Michael Republican ID 2 NO
Rush, Bobby Democrat IL 1 AYE
Kelly, Robin Democrat IL 2 AYE
Lipinski, Daniel Democrat IL 3 NO
Gutierrez, Luis Democrat IL 4 AYE
Quigley, Mike Democrat IL 5 AYE
Roskam, Peter Republican IL 6 NO
Davis, Danny Democrat IL 7 AYE
Duckworth, Tammy Democrat IL 8 AYE
Schakowsky, Janice Check mark icon Democrat IL 9 AYE
Dold, Robert Republican IL 10 NO
Foster, Bill Democrat IL 11 AYE
Bost, Mike Republican IL 12 NO
Davis, Rodney Republican IL 13 AYE
Hultgren, Randy Republican IL 14 NO
Shimkus, John Republican IL 15 NO
Kinzinger, Adam Republican IL 16 AYE
Bustos, Cheri Democrat IL 17 AYE
LaHood, Darin Republican IL 18 Not in Congress
Visclocky, Peter Democrat IN 1 AYE
Walorski, Jackie Republican IN 2 NO
Stutzman, Marlin Republican IN 3 NO
Rokita, Todd Republican IN 4 NO
Brooks, Susan Republican IN 5 NO
Messer, Luke Republican IN 6 NO
Carson, Andre Democrat IN 7 AYE
Bucshon, Larry Republican IN 8 NO
Young, Todd Republican IN 9 NO
Huelskamp, Tim Republican KS 1 NO
Jenkins, Lynn Republican KS 2 NO
Yoder, Kevin Republican KS 3 NO
Pompeo, Mike Republican KS 4 NO
Whitfield, Ed Republican KY 1 NO
Guthrie, Brett Republican KY 2 NO
Yarmuth, John Democrat KY 3 AYE
Massie, Thomas Check mark icon Republican KY 4 AYE
Rogers, Hal Republican KY 5 NO
Barr, Andy Republican KY 6 NO
Scalise, Steve Republican LA 1 NO
Richmond, Cedric Democrat LA 2 AYE
Boustany, Charles Republican LA 3 NO
Fleming, John Republican LA 4 NO
Abraham, Ralph Republican LA 5 NO
Graves, Garret Republican LA 6 NO
Neal, Richard Democrat MA 1 AYE
McGovern, Jim Democrat MA 2 AYE
Tsongas, Niki Democrat MA 3 AYE
Kennedy, III, Joseph Democrat MA 4 NO
Clark, Katherine Democrat MA 5 AYE
Moulton, Seth Democrat MA 6 AYE
Capuano, Michael Democrat MA 7 AYE
Lynch, Stephen Democrat MA 8 AYE
Keating, William Democrat MA 9 NO
Harris, Andy Republican MD 1 NO
Ruppersberger, Dutch Democrat MD 2 AYE
Sarbanes, John Democrat MD 3 AYE
Edwards, Donna Democrat MD 4 AYE
Hoyer, Steny Democrat MD 5 AYE
Delaney, John Democrat MD 6 AYE
Cummings, Elijah Democrat MD 7 AYE
Van Hollen, Chris Check mark icon Democrat MD 8 AYE
Pingree, Chellie Check mark icon Democrat ME 1 AYE
Poliquin, Bruce Republican ME 2 AYE
Benishek, Dan Republican MI 1 AYE
Huizenga, Bill Republican MI 2 NO
Amash, Justin Republican MI 3 AYE
Moolenaar, John Republican MI 4 NO
Kildee, Dan Democrat MI 5 AYE
Upton, Fred Republican MI 6 AYE
Walberg, Tim Republican MI 7 NO
Bishop, Mike Republican MI 8 NO
Levin, Sander Democrat MI 9 NO
Miller, Candice Republican MI 10 NO
Trott, David Republican MI 11 NO
Dingell, Debbie Democrat MI 12 AYE
Conyers, John Check mark icon Democrat MI 13 AYE
Lawrence, Brenda Democrat MI 14 AYE
Walz, Tim Democrat MN 1 AYE
Kline, John Republican MN 2 NO
Paulsen, Erik Republican MN 3 NO
McCollum, Betty Democrat MN 4 AYE
Ellison, Keith Democrat MN 5 AYE
Emmer, Tom Republican MN 6 NO
Peterson, Collin Democrat MN 7 NO
Nolan, Rick Democrat MN 8 AYE
Clay, William Lacy Democrat MO 1 AYE
Wagner, Ann Republican MO 2 Not Voting
Leutkemeyer, Blaine Republican MO 3 NO
Hartzler, Vicki Republican MO 4 NO
Cleaver, Emanuel Democrat MO 5 AYE
Graves, Sam Republican MO 6 NO
Long, Billy Republican MO 7 NO
Smith, Jason Republican MO 8 NO
Kelly, Trent Republican MS 1 Not in Congress
Thompson, Bennie Democrat MS 2 AYE
Harper, Gregg Republican MS 3 NO
Palazzo, Steven Republican MS 4 NO
Zinke, Ryan Republican MT AYE
Butterfield, G.K. Democrat NC 1 AYE
Ellmers, Renee Republican NC 2 NO
Jones, Walter Check mark icon Republican NC 3 AYE
Price, David Democrat NC 4 AYE
Foxx, Virginia Republican NC 5 NO
Walker, Mark Republican NC 6 NO
Rouzer, David Republican NC 7 NO
Hudson, Richard Republican NC 8 NO
Pittenger, Robert Republican NC 9 NO
McHenry, Patrick Republican NC 10 NO
Meadows, Mark Republican NC 11 NO
Adams, Alma Democrat NC 12 AYE
Holding, George Republican NC 13 NO
Cramer, Kevin Republican ND NO
Fortenberry, Jeff Republican NE 1 NO
Ashford, Brad Democrat NE 2 AYE
Smith, Adrian Republican NE 3 NO
Guinta, Frank Republican NH 1 NO
Kuster, Annie Democrat NH 2 AYE
Norcross, Donald Democrat NJ 1 AYE
LoBiondo, Frank Republican NJ 2 AYE
MacArthur, Tom Republican NJ 3 NO
Smith, Chris Republican NJ 4 NO
Garrett, Scott Republican NJ 5 NO
Pallone, Frank Democrat NJ 6 AYE
Lance, Leonard Republican NJ 7 NO
Sires, Albio Democrat NJ 8 AYE
Pascrell, Bill Democrat NJ 9 AYE
Payne, Jr., Donald Democrat NJ 10 Not Voting
Frelinghuysen, Rodney Republican NJ 11 NO
Coleman, Bonnie Democrat NJ 12 AYE
Lujan Grisham, Michelle Check mark icon Democrat NM 1 AYE
Pearce, Steve Republican NM 2 NO
Lujan, Ben Ray Democrat NM 3 AYE
Titus, Dina Check mark icon Democrat NV 1 AYE
Amodei, Mark Republican NV 2 NO
Heck, Joe Check mark icon Republican NV 3 AYE
Hardy, Cresent Republican NV 4 NO
Zeldin, Lee Republican NY 1 AYE
King, Peter Republican NY 2 NO
Israel, Steve Democrat NY 3 AYE
Rice, Kathleen Democrat NY 4 AYE
Meeks, Gregory Democrat NY 5 AYE
Meng, Grace Democrat NY 6 AYE
Velazquez, Nydia Democrat NY 7 AYE
Jeffries, Hakeem Check mark icon Democrat NY 8 AYE
Clarke, Yvette Democrat NY 9 AYE
Nadler, Jerrold Check mark icon Democrat NY 10 AYE
Donovan , Daniel Republican NY 11 Not in Congress
Maloney, Carolyn Democrat NY 12 Aye
Rangel, Charles Democrat NY 13 AYE
Crowley, Joseph Democrat NY 14 AYE
Serrano, Jose Democrat NY 15 AYE
Engel, Eliot Democrat NY 16 AYE
Lowey, Nita Democrat NY 17 AYE
Maloney, Sean Check mark icon Democrat NY 18 AYE
Gibson, Chris Republican NY 19 AYE
Tonko, Paul Democrat NY 20 AYE
Stefanik, Elise Republican NY 21 NO
Hanna, Richard Check mark icon Republican NY 22 AYE
Reed, Tom Republican NY 23 AYE
Katko, John Republican NY 24 NO
Slaughter, Louise Democrat NY 25 AYE
Higgins, Brian Democrat NY 26 AYE
Collins, Chris Republican NY 27 AYE
Chabot, Steve Republican OH 1 NO
Wenstrup, Brad Republican OH 2 NO
Beatty, Joyce Democrat OH 3 AYE
Jordan, Jim Republican OH 4 NO
Latta, Bob Republican OH 5 NO
Johnson, Bill Republican OH 6 NO
Gibbs, Bob Republican OH 7 NO
Davidson, Warren Republican OH 8 Not in Congress
Kaptur, Marcy Democrat OH 9 AYE
Turner, Mike Republican OH 10 NO
Fudge, Marcia Democrat OH 11 AYE
Tiberi, Pat Republican OH 12 NO
Ryan, Tim Democrat OH 13 AYE
Joyce, David Republican OH 14 NO
Stivers, Steve Republican OH 15 AYE
Renacci, Jim Republican OH 16 NO
Bridenstine, Jim Republican OK 1 NO
Mullin, Markwayne Republican OK 2 NO
Lucas, Frank Republican OK 3 NO
Cole, Tom Republican OK 4 NO
Russell, Steve Republican OK 5 NO
Bonamici, Suzanne Democrat OR 1 AYE
Walden, Greg Republican OR 2 NO
Blumenauer, Earl Check mark icon Democrat OR 3 AYE
DeFazio, Peter Check mark icon Democrat OR 4 AYE
Schrader, Kurt Democrat OR 5 AYE
Brady, Robert Democrat PA 1 AYE
Fattah, Chaka Democrat PA 2 AYE
Kelly, Mike Republican PA 3 NO
Perry, Scott Republican PA 4 AYE
Thompson, Glenn Republican PA 5 NO
Costello, Ryan Republican PA 6 AYE
Meehan, Patrick Republican PA 7 NO
Fitzpatrick, Michael Republican PA 8 NO
Shuster, Bill Republican PA 9 NO
Marino, Tom Republican PA 10 NO
Barletta, Lou Republican PA 11 NO
Rothfus, Keith Republican PA 12 NO
Boyle, Brendan Democrat PA 13 AYE
Doyle, Michael Democrat PA 14 AYE
Dent, Charlie Republican PA 15 NO
Pitts, Joseph Republican PA 16 NO
Cartwright, Matt Democrat PA 17 AYE
Murphy, Tim Republican PA 18 NO
Cicilline, David Democrat RI 1 AYE
Langevin, James Democrat RI 2 AYE
Sanford, Mark Check mark icon Republican SC 1 AYE
Wilson, Joe Republican SC 2 NO
Duncan, Jeff Republican SC 3 NO
Gowdy, Trey Republican SC 4 NO
Mulvaney, Mick Check mark icon Republican SC 5 AYE
Clyburn, James Democrat SC 6 AYE
Rice, Tom Check mark icon Republican SC 7 AYE
Noem, Kristi Republican SD NO
Roe, Phil Republican TN 1 NO
Duncan, Jr., John Republican TN 2 NO
Fleischmann, Charles Republican TN 3 NO
DesJarlais, Scott Republican TN 4 NO
Cooper, Jim Democrat TN 5 AYE
Black, Diane Republican TN 6 NO
Blackburn, Marsha Republican TN 7 NO
Fincher, Stephen Lee Republican TN 8 NO
Cohen, Steve Check mark icon Democrat TN 9 AYE
Gohmert, Louie Republican TX 1 NO
Poe, Ted Republican TX 2 NO
Johnson, Sam Republican TX 3 NO
Ratcliffe, John Republican TX 4 NO
Hensarling, Jeb Republican TX 5 NO
Barton, Joe Republican TX 6 NO
Culberson, John Republican TX 7 NO
Brady, Kevin Republican TX 8 NO
Green, Al Democrat TX 9 AYE
McCaul, Michael Republican TX 10 NO
Conaway, Mike Republican TX 11 NO
Granger, Kay Republican TX 12 NO
Thornberry, Mac Republican TX 13 NO
Weber, Randy Republican TX 14 NO
Hinojosa, Ruben Democrat TX 15 Not Voting
O'Rourke, Beto Check mark icon Democrat TX 16 AYE
Flores, Bill Republican TX 17 NO
Jackson Lee, Sheila Democrat TX 18 AYE
Neugebauer, Randy Republican TX 19 NO
Castro, Joaquin Democrat TX 20 AYE
Smith, Lamar Republican TX 21 NO
Olson, Pete Republican TX 22 NO
Hurd, Will Republican TX 23 NO
Marchant, Kenny Republican TX 24 NO
Williams, Roger Republican TX 25 NO
Burgess, Michael Republican TX 26 NO
Farenthold, Blake Republican TX 27 NO
Cuellar, Henry Democrat TX 28 NO
Green, Gene Democrat TX 29 AYE
Johnson, Eddie Bernice Democrat TX 30 AYE
Carter, John Republican TX 31 NO
Sessions, Pete Republican TX 32 NO
Veasey, Marc Democrat TX 33 AYE
Vela, Filemon Democrat TX 34 AYE
Doggett, Lloyd Democrat TX 35 AYE
Babin, Brian Republican TX 36 NO
Bishop, Rob Republican UT 1 NO
Stewart, Chris Republican UT 2 NO
Chaffetz, Jason Republican UT 3 AYE
Love, Mia Republican UT 4 AYE
Wittman, Rob Republican VA 1 NO
Rigell, Scott Republican VA 2 NO
Scott, Robert Democrat VA 3 AYE
Forbes, Randy Republican VA 4 NO
Hurt, Robert Republican VA 5 NO
Goodlatte, Bob Republican VA 6 NO
Brat, David Republican VA 7 NO
Beyer, Don Check mark icon Democrat VA 8 AYE
Griffith, Morgan Republican VA 9 NO
Comstock, Barbara Republican VA 10 NO
Connolly, Gerald Check mark icon Democrat VA 11 AYE
Welch, Peter Democrat VT AYE
DelBene, Suzan Check mark icon Democrat WA 1 AYE
Larsen, Rick Democrat WA 2 AYE
Herrera Beutler, Jaime Republican WA 3 Not Voting
Newhouse, Dan Republican WA 4 AYE
McMorris Rodgers, Cathy Republican WA 5 NO
Kilmer, Derek Democrat WA 6 AYE
McDermott, Jim Democrat WA 7 AYE
Reichert, Dave Republican WA 8 NO
Smith, Adam Democrat WA 9 Not Voting
Heck, Denny Democrat WA 10 AYE
Ryan, Paul Republican WI 1 NO
Pocan, Mark Democrat WI 2 AYE
Kind, Ron Democrat WI 3 AYE
Moore, Gwen Democrat WI 4 AYE
Sensenbrenner, Jim Republican WI 5 NO
Grothman, Glenn Republican WI 6 NO
Duffy, Sean Republican WI 7 NO
Ribble, Reid Republican WI 8 NO
McKinley, David Republican WV 1 NO
Mooney, Alex Republican WV 2 AYE
Jenkins, Evan Republican WV 3 NO
Lummis, Cynthia Republican WY NO