46 Democrats Vote Against Bill To Raise Debt Ceiling

The Home voted Wednesday night to elevate the nation’s debt ceiling and start to curb authorities spending with the votes of each Democrats and Republicans.

The vote to move the debt ceiling invoice was 314-117, with a few of the Home’s most conservative Republicans opposing it as not going far sufficient to determine fiscal self-discipline.

A complete of 149 Republicans and 165 Democrats voted for the laws, whereas 71 Republicans and 46 Democrats voted in opposition to it. 4 Home members didn’t vote. 

The next are the 46 Democrats who voted in opposition to the laws:

  1. Nanette Diaz Barragán (Calif.)
  2. Suzanne Bonamici (Ore.)
  3. Jamaal Bowman (N.Y.)
  4. Cori Bush (Mo.)
  5. Greg Casar (Texas)
  6. Joaquin Castro (Texas)
  7. Judy Chu (Calif.)
  8. Yvette Clarke (N.Y.)
  9. Gerald Connolly (Va.)
  10. Jasmine Crockett (Texas)
  11. Rosa DeLauro (Conn.)
  12. Mark DeSaulnier (Calif.)
  13. Adriano Espaillat (N.Y.)
  14. Jesús “Chuy” García (In poor health.)
  15. Sylvia Garcia (Texas)
  16. Daniel Goldman (N.Y.)
  17. Jimmy Gomez (Calif.)
  18. Raúl Grijalva (Ariz.)
  19. Jahana Hayes (Conn.)
  20. Val Hoyle (Ore.)
  21. Jared Huffman (Calif.)
  22. Pramila Jayapal (Wash.)
  23. Sydney Kamlager-Dove (Calif.)
  24. Ro Khanna (Calif.)
  25. John Larson (Conn.)
  26. Barbara Lee (Calif.)
  27. Summer time Lee (Pa.)
  28. James McGovern (Mass.)
  29. Grace Meng (N.Y.)
  30. Gwen Moore (Wis.)
  31. Jerrold Nadler (N.Y.)
  32. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (N.Y.)
  33. Mark Pocan (Wis.)
  34. Katie Porter (Calif.)
  35. Ayanna Pressley (Mass.)
  36. Delia Ramirez (In poor health.)
  37. Janice Schakowsky (In poor health.)
  38. Bobby Scott (Va.)
  39. Melanie Stansbury (N.M.)
  40. Rashida Tlaib (Mich.)
  41. Norma Torres (Calif.)
  42. Ritchie Torres (N.Y.)
  43. Juan Vargas (Calif.)
  44. Nydia Velázquez (N.Y.)
  45. Nikema Williams (Ga.)
  46. Frederica Wilson (Fla.)

“Whereas I commend the president’s work and agree that this deal should move to guard our economic system from Republican ‘hostage’ takers, I voted no on the invoice after it acquired the votes wanted to move,” Nadler mentioned in a statement after the invoice’s passage. “I couldn’t assist a deal that included dangerous spending cuts, unhealthy permitting-reform insurance policies that undermine environmental justice, or work necessities for social security internet packages.”

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“The invoice revokes billions for COVID reduction, snatches meals help from households, & cements the Mountain Valley Pipeline to poison communities for many years to come back,” Bowman mentioned in a Twitter thread forward of the vote. “But it does nothing to rein in protection spending and permits handouts for rich tax cheats and companies.”

“This invoice will make the poor poorer, hungrier, and sicker, whereas additional enriching the wealthy by way of the jail, fossil gasoline, and army industrial advanced,” Bowman added.

Among the 71 Republicans who voted in opposition to the laws have been Reps. Chip Roy of Texas, Nancy Mace of South Carolina, Anna Paulina Luna of Florida, Kevin Hern of Oklahoma, Bob Good of Virginia, Eli Crane of Arizona, and Andrew Clyde of Georgia.

President Joe Biden and Home Speaker Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., reached the deal Saturday. Now, the Senate takes up the laws.

The invoice as handed would droop the present debt restrict of $31.4 trillion till Jan. 1, 2025, about two months after the presidential election of Nov. 5, 2024, when all 435 Home seats and 33 of the 100 Senate seats additionally will probably be on ballots throughout the nation.

The 99-page bill, referred to as the Fiscal Duty Act of 2023, would rescind roughly $30 billion of unspent COVID-19 reduction funds; utterly fund veterans medical care as proposed within the president’s budget for fiscal yr 2024, and finish the COVID-era pause in repaying pupil loans in late August, The Associated Press reported.

The invoice rising from the Biden-McCarthy deal additionally goals to maintain nondefense spending “comparatively flat” in fiscal 2024; will increase nondefense spending by simply 1% in fiscal 2025; and accelerates completion of a pure fuel pipeline in West Virginia referred to as the Mountain Valley Pipeline, CNN reported

Right here’s what one Home Republican tweeted concerning the deal Wednesday night time:

Heritage Motion for America, the grassroots advocacy arm of The Heritage Basis, opposed the brand new laws ensuing from the Biden-McCarthy deal. (The Each day Sign is the information outlet of The Heritage Basis.)

“This deal doesn’t meet the second, and it doesn’t tackle the basis issues which have led to just about $32 trillion in nationwide debt,” Heritage Motion said in a written statement. “As members of Congress proceed the struggle to rein in Washington’s spending habit and forestall the nation’s fiscal smash, we stay dedicated to discovering options to as soon as and for all bend the spending curve down.”

Following the Home vote Wednesday night, the laws heads to the Democrat-controlled Senate, the place Biden has requested senators to vote sure.

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