87 House and 27 Senate Republicans Vote for CR Funding Obamacare
(CNSNews.com) - Eighty-seven Republicans in the House and 27 in the Senate joined with President Barack Obama on Wednesday evening to enact a continuing resolution that funds the government, including the implementation of Obamacare.
No congressional Democrats voted against the CR.
The vote in the House was 285-144, with the 285 in the majority including 87 Republicans and 198 Democrats. All 144 opponents were Republicans. One Republican and two Democrats did not vote on the measure.
In the Senate, the final vote was 81-18. The 81 senators who voted for the CR included all 54 Democrats and 27 Republicans. All 18 opponents were Republicans. Republican Sen. Jim Inhofe of Oklahoma did not vote.
In the House, the majority of Republicans voted against their own party leadership. House Speaker John Boehner (R.-Ohio), Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R.-Va.), Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R.-Calif.) and Republican Conference Chairwoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R.-Wash.) all joined with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.) and 197 other House Democrats to vote for the CR that funded Obamacare. Two House Democrats and one House Republican did not vote on the measure.
House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan voted with the majority of House Republicans in opposition to the CR that funds Obamacare.
In the Senate, Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, a key architect of the CR that funds Obamacare, led the 27 Republicans who joined with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in voting for it.
Sen. John McCain of Arizona, the Republican Party’s 2008 presidential nominee, also voted for the CR that funds Obamacare.
The 27 Senate Republicans who voted for the CR:
The 87 House Republicans who voted for the CR