House Approves Clean Debt Limit Hike - Only 28 Republicans Vote Yes
I haven’t even looked yet, but I can hear the screams from the Tea Party right already: House Approves Clean Debt Hike.
The House passed a clean debt-ceiling hike of undetermined size on Tuesday — a vote that alienated dozens of Republicans and led one conservative group to call for the removal of Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio) as Speaker.
The bill was approved in a 221-201 vote, largely on the backs of Democrats. Only 28 Republicans voted for it, while 199 voted against.
Among the Republicans who voted “yes:” House Speaker John Boehner, Majority Leader Eric Cantor and Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy. Noted budget wonk Paul Ryan opted to show again that he’s vastly overrated as a budget wonk by voting “no.”