Today, the U.S. House passed a $3.5 billion budget mainly along party lines: 233-193 with 17 Democrats voting with Republicans. Only 6 members of the Blue Dog coalition voted against the budget. It’s disappointing that more of the Blue Dog coalition’s 51 members didn’t vote against this irresponsible and reckless proposal by the Pelosi-Obama- Reid troika. However, some Democrats are already beginning to feel the pressure for their decisions to support the Stimulus package and the budget. Rep. Mike Acuri recently told constituents at a town hall that he “probably shouldn’t have voted for the Stimulus package.”
For those interested, here’s the list of Democrats that voted against the Budget:
All the italicized Democrats are in districts won by McCain in 2008 according to Swing State Project’s presidential results by congressional district.