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Republicans Vote Against Debt Limit Bill That Would Pay For Budget They Supported

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WASHINGTON -- A large number of House Republicans voted against raising the nation's borrowing cap Tuesday, even though they supported a budget in December that required a debt ceiling increase. And an even larger number voted exactly a month ago for the omnibus bill that actually made that spending law.

A total of 201 lawmakers cast votes against allowing the U.S. Treasury Department to borrow more money to pay for the bills that Congress had voted to incur. Of those, 139 had previously voted for the budget bill authored by Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) that set spending levels at $1.012 trillion in 2014 and $1.014 trillion in 2015. And 143 of them voted for the spending bill that appropriated the funds laid out in that budget.

While a debt ceiling hike with no strings attached was always going to be unpopular among Republicans, by voting against it, many members contradicted their support for the Murray-Ryan budget. The names of those members, including Ryan himself, are below. Reps. John Barrow (D-Ga.) and Jim Matheson (D-Utah), the only two Democrats who opposed the debt limit bill, also voted for the budget and the appropriations.

  1. Spencer Bachus (Ala.)
  2. Lou Barletta (Pa.)
  3. Andy Barr (Ky.)
  4. Dan Benishek (Mich.)
  5. Gus Bilirakis (Fla.)
  6. Rob Bishop (Utah)
  7. Diane Black (Tenn.)
  8. Marsha Blackburn (Tenn.)
  9. Charles Boustany (La.)
  10. Kevin Brady (Texas)
  11. Susan Brooks (Ind.)
  12. Vern Buchanan (Fla.)
  13. Larry Bucshon (Ind.)
  14. Shelley Moore Capito (W.Va.)
  15. John Carter (Texas)
  16. Bill Cassidy (La.)
  17. Jason Chaffetz (Utah)
  18. Tom Cole (Okla.)
  19. Doug Collins (Ga.)
  20. Mike Conaway (Texas)
  21. Paul Cook (Calif.)
  22. Kevin Cramer (N.D.)
  23. Ander Crenshaw (Fla.)
  24. John Culberson (Texas)
  25. Rodney Davis (Ill.)
  26. Jeff Denham (Calif.)
  27. Mario Diaz-Balart (Fla.)
  28. Sean Duffy (Wis.)
  29. Renee Ellmers (N.C.)
  30. Blake Farenthold (Texas)
  31. Stephen Fincher (Tenn.)
  32. Chuck Fleischmann (Tenn.)
  33. John Fleming (La.)
  34. Bill Flores (Texas)
  35. Randy Forbes (Va.)
  36. Jeff Fortenberry (Neb.)
  37. Virginia Foxx (N.C.)
  38. Rodney Frelinghuysen (N.J.)
  39. Jim Gerlach (Pa.)
  40. Bob Gibbs (Ohio)
  41. Chris Gibson (N.Y.)
  42. Bob Goodlatte (Va.)
  43. Kay Granger (Texas)
  44. Tom Graves (Ga.)
  45. Sam Graves (Mo.)
  46. Tim Griffin (Ark.)
  47. Morgan Griffith (Va.)
  48. Brett Guthrie (Ky.)
  49. Gregg Harper (Miss.)
  50. Vicky Hartzler (Mo.)
  51. Jeb Hensarling (Texas)
  52. Jaime Herrera Beutler (Wash.)
  53. Richard Hudson (N.C.)
  54. Bill Huizenga (Mich.)
  55. Randy Hultgren (Ill.)
  56. Duncan Hunter (Calif.)
  57. Robert Hurt (Va.)
  58. Lynn Jenkins (Kansas)
  59. Bill Johnson (Ohio)
  60. David Joyce (Ohio)
  61. Mike Kelly (Pa.)
  62. Adam Kinzinger (Ill.)
  63. John Kline (Minn.)
  64. Doug LaMalfa (Calif.)
  65. Doug Lamborn (Colo.)
  66. Leonard Lance (N.J.)
  67. James Lankford (Okla.)
  68. Bob Latta (Ohio)
  69. Frank Lucas (Okla.)
  70. Blaine Luetkemeyer (Mo.)
  71. Tom Marino (Pa.)
  72. Vance McAllister (La.)
  73. Michael McCaul (Texas)
  74. Patrick McHenry (N.C.)
  75. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (Wash.)
  76. Luke Messer (Ind.)
  77. John Mica (Fla.)
  78. Jeff Miller (Fla.)
  79. Candice Miller (Mich.)
  80. Tim Murphy (Pa.)
  81. Kristi Noem (S.D.)
  82. Alan Nunnelee (Miss.)
  83. Steven Palazzo (Miss.)
  84. Erik Paulsen (Minn.)
  85. Scott Perry (Pa.)
  86. Thomas Petri (Wis.)
  87. Robert Pittenger (N.C.)
  88. Joe Pitts (Pa.)
  89. Tom Price (Ga.)
  90. Tom Reed (N.Y.)
  91. Jim Renacci (Ohio)
  92. Reid Ribble (Wis.)
  93. Tom Rice (SC)
  94. Scott Rigell (Va.)
  95. Martha Roby (Ala.)
  96. Phil Roe (Tenn.)
  97. Mike Rogers (Ala.)
  98. Mike Rogers (Mich.)
  99. Todd Rokita (Ind.)
  100. Tom Rooney (Fla.)
  101. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (Fla.)
  102. Dennis Ross (Fla.)
  103. Keith Rothfus (Pa.)
  104. Paul Ryan (Wis.)
  105. Aaron Schock (Ill.)
  106. Austin Scott (Ga.)
  107. James Sensenbrenner (Wis.)
  108. Pete Sessions (Texas)
  109. Bill Shuster (Pa.)
  110. Mike Simpson (Idaho)
  111. Lamar Smith (Texas)
  112. Steve Southerland (Fla.)
  113. Chris Stewart (Utah)
  114. Steve Stivers (Ohio)
  115. Marlin Stutzman (Ind.)
  116. Lee Terry (Neb.)
  117. Glenn Thompson (Pa.)
  118. Mac Thornberry (Texas)
  119. Pat Tiberi (Ohio)
  120. Scott Tipton (Colo.)
  121. Michael Turner (Ohio)
  122. Fred Upton (Mich.)
  123. Ann Wagner (Mo.)
  124. Tim Walberg (Mich.)
  125. Greg Walden (Ore.)
  126. Jackie Walorski (Ind.)
  127. Lynn Westmoreland (Ga.)
  128. Ed Whitfield (Ky.)
  129. Roger Williams (Texas)
  130. Joe Wilson (S.C.)
  131. Rob Wittman (Va.)
  132. Steve Womack (Ark.)
  133. Rob Woodall (Ga.)
  134. Kevin Yoder (Kansas)
  135. Ted Yoho (Fla.)
  136. Don Young (Alaska)
  137. Todd Young (Ind.)

The 10 additional Republicans who voted for the spending bill but did not vote to raise the debt ceiling are: Reps. Phil Gingrey (Ga.), Trey Gowdy (S.C.), Ralph Hall (Texas), Andy Harris (Md.), Joe Heck (Nev.), George Holding (N.C.), Walter Jones (N.C.), Tom McClintock (Calif.), David McKinley (W.Va.), Markwayne Mullin (Okla.), Mick Mulvaney (S.C.), Pete Olson (Texas), Steve Stockman (Texas) and Daniel Webster (Fla.).

Sam Stein contributed reporting.

This article previously misidentified Don Young as a representative from Arkansas. He represents Alaska. It also erroneously listed four congressmen as having voted for the Murray-Ryan budget bill, when in fact they didn't cast votes on the legislation.

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