How they Voted: Debt Ceiling and PAYGO

The House of Representatives yesterday passed legislation raising the debt ceiling above $14 trillion and establishing “pay as you go” rules that mandate that Congress find ways to pay for an additional spending. Here’s where our members came down:

YES
NO
Andrews
Holt
Pallone
Pascrell
Payne
Rothman
Sires

Adler
Garrett
Frelinghuysen
Lance
Lobiondo
Smitht

YES NO
Adler
Andrews

Holt
Payne
Pallone
Pascrell
Rothman
Sires
Garrett
Frelinghuysen
Lance
LoBiondo

Smith

Democrats are in blue, and Republicans are in red.

Over at MSNBC.com, they pointed out that Adler was one of twenty four Democrats who voted against raising the debt ceiling and for PAYGO:

Democrats broke up the debt ceiling vote to give vulnerable members a chance to say they were against the raising of the debt ceiling but later to say they were in favor of PAYGO. This legislation has already passed the Senate and will go to the desk of President Obama.

It’s amazing that the Republicans, who would want you to believe they are the party of fiscal conservatism and talk about living within budgets just like our families, would oppose a bill to actually pay for the things as you go. At the same time, they’ll blame the Democrats for the deficit and debt.

Comment (1)

  1. Reality Jax

    this pay-go bill has so many exemptions/loopholes that its disingenious. Additionally, the GOP isn’t voting for a bill that would at least minimumally begin fiscal responsibility. It’s purely political posturing on both sides.

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