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Roll Call: Nearly Half of Congressional Democrats Vote Against Progressive Budget

Today, the U.S. House of Representatives voted on The People’s Budget – a package crafted by the Congressional Progressive Caucus that would lower taxes for working Americans, close loopholes exploited by corporations, increase domestic spending, reduce military waste, and increase federal workers’ wages. The deal was introduced by Representative Keith Ellison on behalf of Raul Grijalva and the rest of the caucus.

It’s expected that the House Republicans would vote against this budget. They want special favors for corporations and financial elites, more cash for war, a low minimum wage, and a bigger economic burden on working Americans.

What I didn’t expect to see in today’s vote was opposition from nearly half of the House Democrats. 47 percent of House Democrats voted against this progressive legislation.

Here’s the roll call of how Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives voted on The People’s Budget:

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Democrats Who Voted For The Progressive Caucus Budget:

Adams
Bass
Beatty
Becerra
Beyer
Blumenauer
Brady (PA)
Brown (FL)
Butterfield
Capuano
Cárdenas
Carson (IN)
Castor (FL)
Chu, Judy
Cicilline
Clark (MA)
Clarke (NY)
Clay
Cleaver
Clyburn
Cohen
Conyers
Crowley
Cummings
Davis, Danny
DeFazio
DeSaulnier
Deutch
Dingell
Doyle, Michael F.
Edwards
Ellison
Engel
Farr
Fattah
Fudge
Gallego
Grayson
Green, Al
Grijalva
Gutiérrez
Hahn
Hastings
Higgins
Honda
Huffman
Jackson Lee
Jeffries
Johnson (GA)
Johnson, E. B.
Kaptur
Kelly (IL)
Lawrence
Lee
Lewis
Lofgren
Lowenthal
Luján, Ben Ray (NM)
Lynch
Matsui
McCollum
McDermott
McGovern
Meeks
Meng
Moore
Nadler
Napolitano
Nolan
Pallone
Pingree
Pocan
Price (NC)
Rangel
Roybal-Allard
Sánchez, Linda T.
Sarbanes
Schakowsky
Scott (VA)
Scott, David
Serrano
Sires
Slaughter
Takano
Thompson (MS)
Tonko
Vargas
Veasey
Vela
Velázquez
Wasserman Schultz
Waters, Maxine
Watson Coleman
Welch
Wilson (FL)
Yarmuth

Democrats Who Joined The GOP To Vote AGAINST The Progressive Caucus Budget:

Aguilar
Ashford
Bera
Bishop (GA)
Bonamici
Boyle, Brendan F.
Brownley (CA)
Bustos
Capps
Carney
Cartwright
Castro (TX)
Connolly
Cooper
Costa
Courtney
Cuellar
Davis (CA)
DeGette
Delaney
DeLauro
DelBene
Doggett
Duckworth
Eshoo
Esty
Foster
Frankel (FL)
Gabbard
Garamendi
Graham
Green, Gene
Heck (WA)
Himes
Hoyer
Israel
Keating
Kennedy
Kildee
Kilmer
Kind
Kirkpatrick
Kuster
Langevin
Larsen (WA)
Larson (CT)
Levin
Lieu, Ted
Lipinski
Loebsack
Lowey
Lujan Grisham (NM)
Maloney, Carolyn
Maloney, Sean
McNerney
Moulton
Murphy (FL)
Neal
Norcross
Pascrell
Pelosi
Perlmutter
Peters
Peterson
Polis
Quigley
Rice (NY)
Richmond
Ruppersberger
Rush
Ryan (OH)
Sanchez, Loretta
Schiff
Schrader
Sherman
Sinema
Speier
Swalwell (CA)
Takai
Thompson (CA)
Titus
Torres
Tsongas
Van Hollen
Visclosky
Walz

(Six other Democrats didn’t even have the guts to vote one way or the other. They were: Hinojosa, O’Rourke, Payne, Ruiz, Sewell (AL), Smith (WA))

One thought on “Roll Call: Nearly Half of Congressional Democrats Vote Against Progressive Budget”

  1. ella says:

    “…increase federal workers’ wages.” Have you noticed that everything that includes increased domestic spending is often accompanied by federal workers getting a raise. How often do Congressmen get raises? With federal legislation bent on lowering the average income, (close tax loopholes so costs go up) why should the federal employees get a raise? Granted, the lowest income earners are getting a boost so they can pay more taxes. How much net income will the minimum wage income earners gain after tax increases?

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