Tuesday, August 2, 2011

La. representatives are split on debt-ceiling vote

Posted By on Tue, Aug 2, 2011 at 11:24 AM

UPDATE, 11:34 a.m.: The Senate has just passed the bill.

Well, this debt-ceiling wrangle is just turning into a win-win for everyone, isn't it? Politico:

The vast majority of Americans say that elected officials in Washington behaved more like “spoiled children” than responsible adults as they worked out an agreement to raise the debt ceiling.

According to a CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey released Tuesday morning, 77 percent of voters believe that leaders in DC behaved mostly like spoiled children, while just 17 percent say that most behavior from the nation’s capital in recent days has resembled that of “responsible adults.”

269 representatives voted for the plan, while 161 members voted against it. Louisiana representatives were largely split: three Republicans voted yes and three voted no. Democrat Cedric Richmond voted yes. Here's how the vote tally went down:

Rep. Charles Fleming (R-Minden): N
Rep. Jeff Landry (R-New Iberia): N
Rep. Steve Scalise (R-Metairie): N

Rep. Rodney Alexander (R-Quitman): Y
Rep. Charles Boustany (R-Lafayette): Y
Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-Baton Rouge): Y
Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-New Orleans): Y

Sen. Mary Landrieu has indicated she will vote for the bill, while her GOP counterpart Sen. David Vitter has been burning up the airwaves with his opposition. Here he is speaking against the measure yesterday on the Senate floor:

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