Senate passes debt bill: How they voted
August 2nd, 2011
02:14 PM ET
3 years ago

Senate passes debt bill: How they voted

Washington (CNN) – The Senate on Tuesday passed Senate bill 365, otherwise known as the bill to extend the debt ceiling, 74-26. President Obama has also signed the bill into law.

Here's how they voted:

"Motion to Concur in the House Amendment to S. 365; An act to provide for budget control."

74 AYE
26 NO

See how each senator voted, after the jump:

Alphabetical by senator name

Akaka (D-HI), Yea
Alexander (R-TN), Yea
Ayotte (R-NH), Nay
Barrasso (R-WY), Yea
Baucus (D-MT), Yea
Begich (D-AK), Yea
Bennet (D-CO), Yea
Bingaman (D-NM), Yea
Blumenthal (D-CT), Yea
Blunt (R-MO), Yea
Boozman (R-AR), Yea
Boxer (D-CA), Yea
Brown (D-OH), Yea
Brown (R-MA), Yea
Burr (R-NC), Yea
Cantwell (D-WA), Yea
Cardin (D-MD), Yea
Carper (D-DE), Yea
Casey (D-PA), Yea
Chambliss (R-GA), Nay
Coats (R-IN), Nay
Coburn (R-OK), Nay
Cochran (R-MS), Yea
Collins (R-ME), Yea
Conrad (D-ND), Yea
Coons (D-DE), Yea
Corker (R-TN), Yea
Cornyn (R-TX), Yea
Crapo (R-ID), Yea
DeMint (R-SC), Nay
Durbin (D-IL), Yea
Enzi (R-WY), Yea
Feinstein (D-CA), Yea
Franken (D-MN), Yea
Gillibrand (D-NY), Nay
Graham (R-SC), Nay
Grassley (R-IA), Nay
Hagan (D-NC), Yea
Harkin (D-IA), Nay
Hatch (R-UT), Nay
Heller (R-NV), Nay
Hoeven (R-ND), Yea
Hutchison (R-TX), Yea
Inhofe (R-OK), Nay
Inouye (D-HI), Yea
Isakson (R-GA), Yea
Johanns (R-NE), Yea
Johnson (D-SD), Yea
Johnson (R-WI), Nay
Kerry (D-MA), Yea
Kirk (R-IL), Yea
Klobuchar (D-MN), Yea
Kohl (D-WI), Yea
Kyl (R-AZ), Yea
Landrieu (D-LA), Yea
Lautenberg (D-NJ), Nay
Leahy (D-VT), Yea
Lee (R-UT), Nay
Levin (D-MI), Yea
Lieberman (ID-CT), Yea
Lugar (R-IN), Yea
Manchin (D-WV), Yea
McCain (R-AZ), Yea
McCaskill (D-MO), Yea
McConnell (R-KY), Yea
Menendez (D-NJ), Nay
Merkley (D-OR), Nay
Mikulski (D-MD), Yea
Moran (R-KS), Nay
Murkowski (R-AK), Yea
Murray (D-WA), Yea
Nelson (D-FL), Yea
Nelson (D-NE), Nay
Paul (R-KY), Nay
Portman (R-OH), Yea
Pryor (D-AR), Yea
Reed (D-RI), Yea
Reid (D-NV), Yea
Risch (R-ID), Yea
Roberts (R-KS), Yea
Rockefeller (D-WV), Yea
Rubio (R-FL), Nay
Sanders (I-VT), Nay
Schumer (D-NY), Yea
Sessions (R-AL), Nay
Shaheen (D-NH), Yea
Shelby (R-AL), Nay
Snowe (R-ME), Yea
Stabenow (D-MI), Yea
Tester (D-MT), Yea
Thune (R-SD), Yea
Toomey (R-PA), Nay
Udall (D-CO), Yea
Udall (D-NM), Yea
Vitter (R-LA), Nay
Warner (D-VA), Yea
Webb (D-VA), Yea
Whitehouse (D-RI), Yea
Wicker (R-MS), Yea
Wyden (D-OR), Yea

SOURCE: Senate.gov


Filed under: Congress • Debt • Deficit • Senate
soundoff (8 Responses)
  1. The Day of Financial Reckoning is HERE - The Great Democrat Welfare Society Ends

    The Senate on Tuesday passed Senate bill 365, otherwise known as the bill to extend the debt ceiling
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    Or more appropriately named, "The Bill to Kick the Can Down the Dead End Road", or maybe "Obama's Blank Check"

    August 2, 2011 02:23 pm at 2:23 pm |
  2. Lisa P

    Senator Sunspot votes against - what a surprise! Not.

    August 2, 2011 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |
  3. GI Joe

    Takin' names and gonna kick some butt. ha ha ha ha ha

    August 2, 2011 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  4. Dean

    Thank you, Marco Rubio.

    August 2, 2011 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  5. Bill

    One thing that will be "Etched in my mind forever,is the "Smurk" on Cantor and Boehners faces,while they tried to destroy the working class,and poor americans!!!! My whole family turned Democrat,when we saw this Total Disrespect! Can,t wait for election day??

    August 2, 2011 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  6. Edward

    "Going forward, we are pleased that Social Security, Medicaid and Medicare benefits are protected if the so-called 'super committee' fails to reach an agreement later this fall, but we will remain vigilant in our efforts to protect the health and retirement security of seniors and future retirees. We are concerned that a fast-track committee process will deny Americans a voice in the discussion about critical tax, health and retirement issues. We also are concerned about the potential use of a trigger that would arbitrarily cut provider payments under Medicare, which could unfairly shift costs to seniors." ~ See the Medicare cuts are provider only and Medicaid and SS benefits are exempt and cannot be touched. Note benefits are exempt. Democrats have wanted to cut provider payments all along and that's what this trigger does. What will happen is probably this, the committee finds spending cuts but not enough to make up the predetermined amount needed to prevent the triggers. Therefore democrats propose revenue increases to make up for it. If republicans agree, which they won't, then defense and Medicare provider cuts take place... Both things that democrats have always wanted. 

    August 2, 2011 03:01 pm at 3:01 pm |
  7. Willowspring

    A lot of hard core dems signed this bill. Makes me wonder. Oh, well. Now "we have to read it to see what's in it." Arghh!

    August 2, 2011 03:08 pm at 3:08 pm |
  8. Leadership Abdictation in Washington....!

    When Leaders are unwilling or unable to solve the countrys' deep malaise...they simply set-up commissions
    to do nothing but kick the can further down the road...! "Tough actions are needed, perhaps with short-term pain
    but with long-term gains" ...The American people understand the dire situation that they and the country is in and are looking
    to Washington for leadership to get the country out of and move forward, however hard the burden might be......!

    August 2, 2011 03:13 pm at 3:13 pm |