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Today the House of Representatives voted to extend the government's borrowing authority until May 19th - essentially granting a "clean" four-month rise in the debt ceiling. The bill, H.R. 325, passed 285-144, with 33 Republicans and 111 Democrats voting against it. See how your representative voted HERE.
FreedomWorks opposed this bill because it continues Congress' habit of just kicking the can down the road each time we reach a fiscal crisis. Speaker Boehner promises each time that the House will really fight hard on against spending -- next time. Meanwhile, our nation's $16.4 trillion in debt dictates that the time to reform our government's spending habits is not later, but now.
To read FreedomWorks' Key Vote letter in opposition to H.R. 325, click HERE.
The following thirty-three Republicans refused to kick the can down the road on spending and voted NO:
Congress will be in recess next week as representatives head back home. Be sure to contact their district offices and let them know what you think of their vote, good or bad!