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How NC representatives voted on debt-limit deal

Posted October 16, 2013
Updated October 17, 2013

A look at how members of North Carolina's congressional delegation voted Oct. 16, 2013, on a deal to end the partial government shutdown and raise the nation's debt limit.



U.S. Sen. Richard Burr (small)

Richard Burr

U.S. Senate

Phone: 202-224-3154

Vote: For

"It is time we move on from this episode, begin the reforms needed in our entitlement programs and the tax code, address the rampant waste, fraud, and abuse in government spending, and get back to creating an environment that allows for economic expansion and job creation."

U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan

Kay Hagan

U.S. Senate

Phone: 202-224-6342

Vote: For

"I wasn't elected to shut down the government or play political games, and it's time for Congress to stop manufacturing crises and get to work on a long-term, bipartisan and balanced plan to get our fiscal house in order, grow our economy and give certainty to families and business owners."

Congresswoman Renee Ellmers (official portrait)

Renee Ellmers

N.C. 2nd Congressional District

Phone: 202-225-4531

Vote: Against

G.K. Butterfield (small)

G.K. Butterfield

N.C. 1st Congressional District

Phone: 202-225-3101

Vote: For

"This bill’s passage ends the standoff that brought Washington and the nation to a halt. I sincerely hope Republicans have learned that jeopardizing the prosperity of this nation is both extremely irresponsible and an unacceptable way to govern. Americans and North Carolinians deserve better and will be watching closely when we revisit these issues early next year."

Walter Jones (small)

Walter Jones

N.C. 3rd Congressional District

Phone: 202-225-3415

Vote: Against

"I cannot, in good conscience, support a piece of legislation that does absolutely nothing to address the most pressing issue facing our country – out of control spending. While I support the effort to reopen the government, the last thing Washington needs is permission to continue its reckless spending habits when the national debt is an astonishing $17 trillion. Borrowing another roughly $230 billion from the Chinese and other foreign governments – only to funnel much of it back overseas to the war in Afghanistan and other foreign aid projects – is the wrong choice for our country."

Congressman David Price

David Price

N.C. 4th Congressional District

Phone: 202-225-1784

Vote: For

U.S. Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-District 5

Virginia Foxx

N.C. 5th Congressional District

Phone: 202-225-2071

Vote: Against

Rep. Mike McIntyre

Mike McIntyre

N.C. 7th Congressional District

Phone: 202-225-2731

Vote: For

Howard Coble (small)

Howard Coble

N.C. 6th Congressional District

Phone: 202-225-3065

Vote: For

"We will continue to looks for ways to reform or repeal Obamacare through congressional oversight and legislation. This vote tonight to reopen the government and extend the debt ceiling is the right way to go for right now."

Mel Watt

Mel Watt

N.C. 12th Congressional District

Phone: 202-225-1510

Vote: For

Richard Hudson (small)

Richard Hudson

N.C. 8th Congressional District

Phone: 202-225-3715

Vote: Against

"Today’s measure would reopen the government, but it would irresponsibly raise the debt ceiling without any corresponding or proportional spending cuts, negligently ignoring the critical spending issue facing America."


Robert Pittenger (small)

Robert Pittenger

N.C. 9th Congressional District

Phone: 202-225-1976

Vote: For


Patrick McHenry (small)

Patrick McHenry

N.C. 10th Congressional District

Phone: 202-225-2576

Vote: For


Mark Meadows (small)

Mark Meadows

N.C. 11th Congressional District

Phone: 202-225-6401

Vote: Against


George Holding (small)

George Holding

N.C. 13th Congressional District

Phone: 202-225-3032

Vote: Against

"If anyone had any doubt Washington politics are broken, look at what happened tonight: After 10 months of deliberation, Congress voted to borrow more, not to cut spending, and to repeat the same debt ceiling and continuing resolution process, we've just been through in a few months. That is the culmination of broken politics."