How Did Your Senators or Representatives Vote on Budget Compromise?


By Ellis Eskew

The bill to reopen the government and raise the debt ceiling was met with opposition from Alabama.
Here's how the Senate and House voted.

The vote in the Senate and House was basically split down party lines.
The Senate approved it 81 to 18, while the House approved it 285 to 144. However, here in Alabama, it was a little different.

Both Senators Richard Shelby and Jeff Sessions voted "no".

As for the House,  Reps. Robert Aderholt, Mo Brooks, Martha Roby, Mike Rogers all voted "no."

And Reps. Terri Sewell and Spencer Bachus were the only ones to vote "yes."

We asked our Facebook fans to give us their thoughts.

Mike Manos says, "I am so agitated by this entire lack of leadership, and responsibility on the part of both parties! It makes me literally sick. Maybe I am alone, but we need to reconsider who we elect to office, and at the way we govern."

Hunter Lee Mills says, "Yes, I agree with my Senator, Jeff Sessions, and my Representative, Martha Roby. We have encouraged them for months to stand strong against the Democrats, in the fight against ObamaCare and raising the debt ceiling. By voting no, they voted for the people."

Carolyn Williams says, "We won't forget how they voted good or bad come election."

Senator Jeff Sessions has been appointed as the lead Republican for the House-Senate Budget Conference Committee.
He says he believes the members of this committee will try to act in the nation's best long term interest... and find common ground.

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