How NC’s delegation voted on the Ryan budget plan

The U.S. House approved Rep.Paul Ryan’s (R-Wis.) budget plan largely along party lines (228-191) Thursday. The $3.5 trillion plan would block tax increases for the wealthiest Americans while making deep cuts to food stamps, Pell grants  and transportation programs. The proposal would also reshape Medicare to reduce deficits.

Rep. Walter Jones (R-NC) was among a group of ten Republicans to reject Ryan’s budget blueprint. The Pitt County Republican also bucked his party last year in voting against the Ryan plan, which is not expected to advance in the Democrat-controlled Senate.

Here’s how the rest of NC’s delegation voted:

Rep. Renee Ellmers – 2nd District
Rep. Virginia Foxx – 5th District
Rep. Howard Coble – 6th District
Rep. Sue Myrick – 9th District
Rep. Patrick McHenry – 10th District

Rep. G.K. Butterfield – 1st District
Rep. Walter Jones – 3rd District
Rep. Mike McIntyre – 7th District
Rep. David Price – 4th District
Rep. Larry Kissell – 8th District
Rep. Heath Shuler – 11th District
Rep. Brad Miller – 13th District

Not Voting
Rep. Mel Watt – 12th District


  1. Frank Burns

    March 30, 2012 at 8:36 am

    It appears at least there is more support for this budget compared to the budget submitted by President Obama. His budget received no votes in the House of Representatives. Repeat zero votes.

  2. gregflynn

    March 30, 2012 at 9:18 am

    And then the GOP budget will die in the Senate. After all the ritual head-butting, compromise begins.

    Democrats note the tactic was a stunt designed to embarrass Democrats.

    Washington Post

    Democrats said Republicans had forced a vote on a version of Obama’s budget that contained only its numbers, not the policies he would use to achieve them.

  3. Frank Burns

    March 30, 2012 at 10:29 am

    Interesting comments Greg. I do think it odd that Democrats would be embarrased by the budget of a president who is a Democrat. The Democrats in the Senate don’t do budgets anymore. It’s been a few years since we’ve seen a budget come out of the Demoratic controlled Senate. That to me is the disgrace.

  4. gregflynn

    March 30, 2012 at 10:39 am

    Frank, most things that you think are odd, and a disgrace.

  5. Frank Burns

    March 30, 2012 at 10:43 am

    Greg, I do feel the need to congratulate President Obama on this being his greatest non bipartisan achievement.

  6. david esmay

    March 30, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    The Ryan budget, as described by Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz, ” Of the 1%, for the 1%, by the 1%.” Once again the same old GOP bovine scatology. The President, by law, submits a budget annually, it is up to congress to create and pass a budget resolution. The gist of the Ryan plan is to lavish large tax breaks to wealthy job cremators and cut medicare. Dumbass plan.

  7. Dee Ford

    March 31, 2012 at 10:34 am

    Ryan is quite clear. Just like his Medicare proposal is very clear in its agenda to shift the costs of the program to the elderly and disabled while funneling taxpayer dollars directly into the pockets of wealthy insurance companies who continue to give but a meager share of their revenues to the actual provision of healthcare services. Ryan knows that sucking up to the mega rich will buy him a bright future .

  8. Doug

    April 2, 2012 at 8:14 am

    If you look at the demographic numbers Dee, you can easily see that Ryan is correct in saying we have to take a different approach to solve the problem. Starting this year, 10,000 baby boomers retiring each day for the next 18 years with an estimated liability of $ 900,000 each for Medicare and Social Security. There is no choice but to reform the programs and reduce some benefits.

  9. david esmay

    April 2, 2012 at 12:05 pm

    We could eliminate subsidies to corporations and big oil and funnel that money into medicare. Cut the defense budget and put that into medicare. When the Bush tax cuts end, put the new revenue into medicare. Ryan is wrong on all accounts, especially his accounting, he fails mention one single tax loop hole that would be eliminated, he claims it will save 700 billion a year, all the claims made in his budget are unsupported. Ryan’s plan will actually increase deficits by reducing revenue. It’s a great plan if you’re an oil company, corporation, or a hedge fund billionaire, for the rest of us, not so much.

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