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How they voted: NC reps on the fiscal cliff

Posted January 2, 2013

Several members of the North Carolina Congressional delegation stepped out of the party line Tuesday night to pass the bill which would raise taxes on individuals with income over $400,000 (and families earning more than $450,000) but which delays required cuts to federal spending.


House Democrats: G.K. Butterfield (Dist. 1); Larry Kissell (Dist. 8), David Price (Dist. 4); Heath Shuler (Dist. 11), Mel Watt (Dist. 12)

House Republicans: Howard Coble (Dist. 6)

Senators: Richard Burr (R) and Kay Hagan (D)


Democrats -- Mike McIntyre (Dist. 7), Brad Miller (Dist. 13)

Republicans -- Renee Ellmers (Dist. 2), Virginia Foxx (Dist. 5), Walter Jones (Dist. 3), Patrick McHenry (Dist. 10), Sue Myrick (Dist. 9).


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  • Hill55 Jan 2, 2013

    The no votes signal the sense that there are not enough spending cuts. $20 trillion in debt is what is projected, you folks are OK with that?

  • EvanRude Jan 2, 2013

    The stock market today says that the "majority of the House majority" don't know what they are talking about.

  • billfranrichardson Jan 2, 2013

    I wonder how many of those Congress members who voted "no" are enjoying the increase in their stock portfolio today! Also, wonder if any of them had been the last vote needed to pass it, would they have done it?

  • monk Jan 2, 2013

    Thanks to the one House republican who crossed party lines and voted yes. To the two democrats who voted no - shame on you.

  • ao2perry Jan 2, 2013

    To the GOP members who stuck to their principles, thank you. To those who are afraid of blame and crossed over, thanks for confirming every negative thing ever said about politicians. I will vote against you.

  • rushbot Jan 2, 2013

    Good for the republicans who crossed the party lines..finally some useful action!!