How They Voted on the Deal

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Aug. 2 2011 8:13 AM

How They Voted on the Deal

The House's roll call vote on the debt compromise reveals... well, I almost don't know what it reveals. Sixty-six Republicans and 95 Democrats voted no, so as expected, the bill would have failed if the minority party hadn't buckled. And the Democrats buckled after Nancy Pelosi and Steny Hoyer, who had spent every second leading up to the vote decrying the process, both announced their "ayes."

So who were the GOP's irreconcilable noes? These guys. Members of thr 89-member freshman class are in bold. Members of the Tea Party Caucus -- which has 60 members -- are asterisked.


Todd Akin, R-Mo.*
Justin Amash, R-Mich.
Michele Bachmann, R-Minn.*
Rob Bishop, R-Utah*
Mo Brooks, R-Ala.
Paul Broun, R-Ga.*
Ann-Marie Buerkle, R-NY
Dan Burton, R-Ind.*
Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah
Geoff Davis, R-Ken.
Scott DesJarlais, R-Tenn.
Jeff Duncan, R-S.C.
Jeff Flake, R-Ariz.
Chuck Fleischmann, R-Tenn.
John Fleming, R-La.*
Randy Forbes, R-Va.
Trent Franks, R-Ariz.*
Scott Garrett, R-NJ
Phil Gingrey, R-Ga.*
Louie Gohmert, R-Tex.*
Trey Gowdy, R-S.C.
Tom Graves, R-Ga.*
Morgan Griffith, R-Va.

Ralph Hall, R-Tex.*
Andy Harris, R-Md.
Vicky Hartzler, R-Mo.*
Tim Huelskamp, R-Kan.*
Randy Hultgren, R-Ill.

Duncan Hunter, R-Ca.
Tim Johnson, R-Ill.
Walter Jones, R-NC
Jim Jordan, R-Ohio
Steve King, R-Iowa*
Jack Kingston, R-Ga.
Raul Labrador, R-Idaho
Doug Lamborn, R-Co.*
Jeff Landry, R-La.
Tom Latham, R-Iowa
Connie Mack, R-Fla.
Tom McClintock, R-Ca.*
Mick Mulvaney, R-S.C.*
Randy Neugebauer, R-Tex.*
Devin Nunes, R-Ca.
Ron Paul, R-Tex.
Steve Pearce, R-NM*
Ted Poe, R-Tex.*
Bill Posey, R-Fla.
Ben Quayle, R-Ariz.
Denny Rehberg, R-Mon.*
Martha Roby, R-Ala.
Todd Rokita, R-Ind.
Dennis Ross, R-Fla.
Steve Scalise, R-La.*
David Schweikert, R-Ariz.
Austin Scott, R-Ga.
Steve Southerland, R-Fla.

Cliff Stearns, R-Fla.*
Marlin Stutzman, R-Ind.
Scott Tipton, R-Col.

Mike Turner, R-Ohio
Joe Walsh, R-Ill.*
Lynn Westmoreland, R-Ga.*
Joe Wilson, R-SC*
Kevin Yoder, R-Kan.

As you can see, only a minority of freshmen or Tea Party caucus members opposed the bill. The pressure having worked, the GOP having won huge concessions, that myth about irrational Tea Partiers who were ready to bring the temple down looked even sillier.

David Weigel, a former Slate politics reporter, is a reporter for Bloomberg Politics


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