The U.S. House of Representatives has voted to end the government shutdown, or as Senator Marco Rubio called it, a “government slowdown,” by approving a short-term bill that President Obama has just signed.
As expected, establishment Republicans caved.
Members of the House passed the bill on a vote of 285-144, with 87 Republicans crossing over and supporting ‘all’ of the House Democrats, who also voted in favor of the Obama-friendly piece of legislation.
The Senate bill, which the House approved, passed by a 81-18 margin in the Senate.
“We fought the good fight. We just didn’t win” -House Speaker John Boehner
It is obvious that the infighting within the Republican-led house continues, as Speaker Boehner and other establishment Republicans, once again, clash with conservative-minded legislators that have been standing on principle.
2nt US suffered horrible defeat. Gov’t spending continues w/no solution 4 economic growth. You vote 4 this 2nt u owe some explaining
— Allen West (@AllenWest) October 17, 2013
The govt will open tonight but the real crisis remains. Congress did nothing to address our real problems. http://t.co/wOGN07d7NF
— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) October 16, 2013
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) October 17, 2013
Here is how the Republicans voted in Senate voted:
|Coburn (R-OK), Nay||Graham (R-SC), Yea|
|Cornyn (R-TX), Nay||Hatch (R-UT), Yea|
|Crapo (R-ID), Nay||Hoeven (R-ND), Yea|
|Cruz (R-TX), Nay||Isakson (R-GA), Yea|
|Enzi (R-WY), Nay||Johanns (R-NE), Yea|
|Grassley (R-IA), Nay||King (I-ME), Yea|
|Heller (R-NV), Nay||Kirk (R-IL), Yea|
|Johnson (R-WI), Nay||McCain (R-AZ), Yea|
|Lee (R-UT), Nay||McConnell (R-KY), Yea|
|Paul (R-KY), Nay||Moran (R-KS), Yea|
|Risch (R-ID), Nay||Murkowski (R-AK), Yea|
|Roberts (R-KS), Nay||Portman (R-OH), Yea|
|Rubio (R-FL), Nay||Wicker (R-MS), Yea|
|Scott (R-SC), Nay||Alexander (R-TN), Yea|
|Shelby (R-AL), Nay||Ayotte (R-NH), Yea|
|Sessions (R-AL), Nay||Barrasso (R-WY), Yea|
|Toomey (R-PA), Nay||Blunt (R-MO), Yea|
|Vitter (R-LA), Nay||Boozman (R-AR), Yea|
|Burr (R-NC), Yea|
|Chambliss (R-GA), Yea|
|Inhofe (R-OK), Not Voting||Chiesa (R-NJ), Yea|
|Coats (R-IN), Yea|
|Cochran (R-MS), Yea|
|Collins (R-ME), Yea|
|Corker (R-TN), Yea|
|Fischer (R-NE), Yea|
|Flake (R-AZ), Yea|
Bachmann, Sessions, Southerland, Yoho, Amash, Radel, DeSantis are just several of the 144 Republicans in the House that voted against the budget. Click here to see how ‘all’ of the members of the House voted.
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