Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Arizona Delegation Votes "Nay" As U.S. House Overwhelmingly Passes $1.1T Spending Plan

(UPDATE, 1/16, 9:55am: Rep. Grijalva explains to Arizona's Politics that he voted "nay" because he believes the plan "reaffirms bad policy...(that) does more harm than good."  For the rest of his response, and explanations from two other Arizona Reps, please visit this update article.)

The U.S. House of Representatives may have just voted 359-67 to pass a bi-partisan $1.1 Trillion spending plan, but Arizona's Congressional delegation voted "nay" - in a bi-partisan fashion.

Democratic Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-CD3) joined all four of Arizona's Republican Reps in opposing it;  Grijalva was one of only three Democrats to vote against it.  (The GOP split 166-64.)

The plan now goes to the Senate.  Per Politico, lawmakers are scrambling to meet a Saturday deadline to prevent another government shutdown.

We have not yet seen any vote explanations from Arizona's Representatives, but will attempt to update with them.  (Please forward if you have one.)

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