Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget

Thanks for Your Fiscal Bravery

Mar 29, 2012 | Budgets & Projections

Yesterday, 38 members of the House cast votes for the bipartisan budget resolution that is modeled after Simpson-Bowles. 22 Democrats and 16 Republicans cast a vote that would buck each of their respective parties' orthodoxy on the budget: significant tax increases for Republicans and significant entitlement cuts for Democrats. We'd like to list each of the members who did vote for it and congratulate them for being open to compromise and putting the nation's fiscal interest above their party's interest. They are:

  • Rep. Robert Andrews (D-NJ)
  • Rep. Charles Bass (R-NH)
  • Rep. Dan Boren (D-OK)
  • Rep. Leonard Boswell (D-IA)
  • Rep. Anne Marie Buerkle (R-NY)
  • Rep. John Carney (D-DE)
  • Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC)
  • Rep. Jim Cooper (D-TN)
  • Rep. Jim Costa (D-CA)
  • Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX)
  • Rep. Charles Dent (R-PA)
  • Rep. Robert Dold (R-IL)
  • Rep. Chaka Fattah (D-PA)
  • Rep. Chris Gibson (R-NY)
  • Rep. Jim Himes (D-CT)
  • Rep. Timothy Johnson (R-IL)
  • Rep. Ron Kind (D-WI)
  • Rep. Rick Larsen (D-WA)
  • Rep. Steven LaTourette (R-OH)
  • Rep. Daniel Lipinski (D-IL)
  • Rep. Cynthia Lummis (R-WY)
  • Rep. Pat Meehan (R-PA)
  • Rep. Ed Perlmutter (D-CO)
  • Rep. Collin Peterson (D-MN)
  • Rep. Thomas Petri (R-WI)
  • Rep. Todd Platts (R-PA)
  • Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO)
  • Rep. Mike Quigley (D-IL)
  • Rep. Tom Reed (R-NY)
  • Rep. Kurt Schrader (D-OR)
  • Rep. Allyson Schwartz (D-PA)
  • Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL)
  • Rep. Heath Shuler (D-NC)
  • Rep. Mike Simpson (R-ID)
  • Rep. Peter Visclosky (D-IN)
  • Rep. Mel Watt (D-NC)
  • Rep. Frank Wolf (R-VA)
  • Rep. Don Young (R-AK)