Colorado Fourth District Democratic Rep. Betsy Markey voted with Colorado Republican Reps. Doug Lamborn and Mike Coffman against extending unemployment benefits to jobless constituents Thursday. Markey's nay vote was expected. Markey, a moderate so-called blue dog Democrat who is engaged in a tough re-election battle this year in her conservative district, voted against an earlier version of the bill. Thursday she was one of only ten Democrats to join 142 Republicans in voting against the bill based on concerns it would increase the deficit.
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