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. SenatePhone: 202-224-3154Vote: 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. SenatePhone: 202-224-6342Vote: 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."
N.C. 2nd Congressional DistrictPhone: 202-225-4531Vote: Against
N.C. 1st Congressional DistrictPhone: 202-225-3101Vote: 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."
N.C. 3rd Congressional DistrictPhone: 202-225-3415Vote: 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."
N.C. 4th Congressional DistrictPhone: 202-225-1784Vote: For
N.C. 5th Congressional DistrictPhone: 202-225-2071Vote: Against
N.C. 7th Congressional DistrictPhone: 202-225-2731Vote: For
N.C. 6th Congressional DistrictPhone: 202-225-3065Vote: 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."
N.C. 12th Congressional DistrictPhone: 202-225-1510Vote: For
N.C. 8th Congressional DistrictPhone: 202-225-3715Vote: 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."
N.C. 9th Congressional DistrictPhone: 202-225-1976Vote: For
N.C. 10th Congressional DistrictPhone: 202-225-2576Vote: For
N.C. 11th Congressional DistrictPhone: 202-225-6401Vote: Against
N.C. 13th Congressional DistrictPhone: 202-225-3032Vote: 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."