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Continuing Appropriations Act - The Second Debt Ceiling Deal

H.R. 2775 - Roll Call 550

LFA Vote

Nay

Result

Yea
285-144

Weight

2x

Bill Description

This bill continued to fund the federal government in lieu of passing a budget while also raising the debt ceiling for a second time in 2013 and ended the government shutdown. In many ways a combination of two previous bills, this bill allows for further government borrowing and additional spending. By raising the debt ceiling and failing to include spending cuts the second debt ceiling deal continued to grow the national debt.

Liberty for All's Position

As was the case with the first debt ceiling deal, Liberty For All strongly opposes suspending or raising the federal debt ceiling limit. This "compromise" was very much the worst of both worlds as it allowed for additional federal borrowing and permitted Congress to continue with its failures to pass a budget. The bill did not include any reforms to the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) even though the projected costs of the program will continue to grow nor did it include meaningful and necessary spending cuts. This bill is a prime example of short-sighted governance and federal mismanagement of taxpayer funds. It fails to address our future funding crisis and helps ensure that later generations will pay for our present day mistakes.

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Rep
Vote
LFA
Vote

Robert Aderholt

Republican Representative - AL 4

Nay
Nay

Justin Amash

Republican Representative - MI 3

Nay
Nay

Mark Amodei

Republican Representative - NV 2

Nay
Nay

Robert Andrews

Democratic Representative - NJ 1

Yea
Nay

Michele Bachmann

Republican Representative - MN 6

Nay
Nay

Spencer Bachus

Republican Representative - AL 6

Yea
Nay

Ron Barber

Democratic Representative - AZ 2

Yea
Nay

Lou Barletta

Republican Representative - PA 11

Yea
Nay

Garland Barr

Republican Representative - KY 6

Nay
Nay

John Barrow

Democratic Representative - GA 12

Yea
Nay

Joe Barton

Republican Representative - TX 6

Nay
Nay

Karen Bass

Democratic Representative - CA 37

Yea
Nay

Joyce Beatty

Democratic Representative - OH 3

Yea
Nay

Xavier Becerra

Democratic Representative - CA 34

Yea
Nay

Dan Benishek

Republican Representative - MI 1

Yea
Nay

Kerry Bentivolio

Republican Representative - MI 11

Nay
Nay

Ami Bera

Democratic Representative - CA 7

Yea
Nay

Gus Bilirakis

Republican Representative - FL 12

Yea
Nay

Rob Bishop

Republican Representative - UT 1

Nay
Nay

Sanford Bishop

Democratic Representative - GA 2

Yea
Nay