iCaucus-Endorsees Voting Against the Continuing Resolution

In my previous post, I discussed the South Carolina delegation to D.C., and how they voted on the 3-week continuing resolution (H. J. Res. 48).  I noticed that two of five votes against the resolution were endorsed by the Independence Caucus, or iCaucus, when they were candidates.  This got me curious so I checked a list of iCaucus endorsees against the roll call votes (here and here), and found that seven iCaucus-endorsed representatives and senators broke with Republican leadership and voted “no” on the latest CR.  Those seven are:

  • Sen. Jim DeMint (SC)
  • Sen. Mike Lee (UT)
  • Rep. Scott Tipton (CO)
  • Rep. Dennis Ross (FL)
  • Rep. Justin Amash (MI)
  • Rep. Tim Wahlberg (MI)
  • Rep. Jeff Duncan (SC)

Good job, gentlemen!


To Continue or Not to Continue . . . That Is the Question.

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This past week another continuing resolution was passed, providing funds for the (non-essential functions of the) federal government to keep operating for three more weeks.  The Republican leadership is proud of the fact that it included $6 billion in budget cuts.  Granted, if you extend this over a 52 week period, it would be more than the $100 billion they promised to cut in the first year’s budget.  A hundred billion dollars sounds great, but there is reality to consider. Continue reading “To Continue or Not to Continue . . . That Is the Question.”