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Bipartisan budget deal passes U.S. House, divides NC delegation

Budget cutsHouse Republicans and Democrats voted 332-94 Thursday to pass a two-year bipartisan budget deal that eliminates the threat of a government shutdown.

Representative David Price (D-NC) said while the bill was imperfect, it was a small step in the right direction:

“The plan falls short of the comprehensive budget agreement required to get our economy back to full strength and our fiscal house in order. But it averts sequestration’s mindless, across-the-board cuts and makes room for investments in education and infrastructure that will help boost the economy and strengthen the middle class,” explained Rep. Price in a statement released by his office.

Five members of the NC delegation – two Democrats and three Republicans – voted to reject the budget bill. The Senate is expected to take up the measure next week.

Here’s how North Carolina’s House delegation voted Thursday:

Yea

Rep. G.K. Butterfield – 1st District
Rep. Renee Ellmers – 2nd District
Rep. David Price – 4th District
Rep. Virginia Foxx – 5th District
Rep. Howard Coble – 6th District
Rep. Richard Hudson – 8th District
Rep. Robert Pittenger – 9th District
Rep. Patrick McHenry – 10th District

Nay

Rep. Walter Jones – 3rd District
Rep. Mike McIntyre – 7th District
Rep. Mark Meadows – 11th District
Rep. Mel Watt – 12th District
Rep. George Holding – 13th District

4 Comments

  1. GOP Rules

    December 13, 2013 at 12:59 pm

    good to see my democrat representative actually acted with some fiscal sanity….even though it was probably because the budget did not increase government handouts enough for him at least he voted toward the right result.

  2. Alan

    December 13, 2013 at 6:08 pm

    GOP Rules,

    You do realize the GOP school voucher program is a government hand-out, don’t you?

  3. Alex

    December 14, 2013 at 10:39 am

    That statement makes no sense whatsoever Alan !

  4. Alan

    December 15, 2013 at 9:09 pm

    Alex, the statement makes perfect sense. It’s just you simply don’t want to accept it.