How Your Congressional Reps Voted On the Debt Ceiling
Matt | On 03, Aug 2011
The vote surrounding the debt ceiling compromise capped a long and drawn-out debate that, frankly, many people were sick of.
One thing I noticed though was how all over the place the vote was within each party. The “compromise” that was reached pissed off Democrats and Republicans alike, while earning the support of many of their colleagues.
For instance, in the House the vote was split evenly 95-95 among Dems for and against the plan. The Republicans were 174 in favor and 66 against the plan. That’s strange because usually the parties tend to vote along partisan lines. I think it’s telling about the dissatisfaction with the final deal.
See how your representatives and senators voted by clicking the following links to the Washington Post’s U.S. Congress Votes Database:
**I want you to discuss this in the comment section below.**
What do you think of how your representatives voted on the debt ceiling legislation? Be honest.