Boehner and the GANG OF 28 voted WITH Nancy Pelosi and Barack Obama and against 199 Republicans in passing a debt ceiling increase with no strings attached!
- Boehner’s GANG OF 28 made no effort to attach reasonable spending cuts to the debt-ceiling increase.
- Boehner’s GANG OF 28 didn’t demand a concession on the Keystone XL pipeline or any other pressing issue.
- Boehner’s gang voted in opposition to their own party (nearly nine in ten Republicans voted against the debt-ceiling increase).
Ultimately, Boehner and his lieutenants found 28 Republicans willing to back the plan. Boehner voted yes (as speaker, he rarely votes). So did House Majority Leader Eric I. Cantor (R-Va.) and House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.). Rep. Peter Roskam (R-Ill.), the lead deputy whip also was on board. Ditto John Shimkus (R-Ill.) and Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), two reliable leadership allies.
Several committee chairmen also voted yes, including Hal Rogers (R-Ky.), Dave Camp (R-Mich.), Howard “Buck McKeon (R-Calif.), Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) and Ed Royce (R-Calif.). Three retiring members, Reps. Howard Coble (R-N.C.), Jon Runyan (R-N.J.) and Frank Wolf (R-Va.), joined the group.
All the other GOP “yes” votes came from the East and West coasts: Reps. Ken Calvert (R-Calif.), Chris Collins (R-N.Y.), Charlie Dent (R-Pa.), Mike Fitzpatrick (R-Pa.), Michael Grimm (R-N.Y.), Richard Hanna (R-N.Y.), Doc Hastings (R-Wash.), Peter King (R-N.Y.), Frank LoBiondo (R-N.J.), Pat Meehan (R-Pa.), Gary Miller (R-Calif.), Dave Reichert (R-Wash.), Christopher Smith (R-N.J.) and David Valadao (R-Calif.).
HERE ARE THEIR FAX NUMBERS
Republicans Who Voted “Yes” On The Clean Debt Ceiling Increase
John Boehner (OH) 202-225-0704
Ken Calvert (CA) 202-225-2004
Dave Camp (MI) 202-225-9679
Eric Cantor (VA) 202-225-0011
Howard Coble (NC) 202-225-8611
Chris Collins (NY) 202-225-5910
Charles Dent (PA) 202-226-0778
Michael Fitzpatrick (PA) 202-225-9511
Michael Grimm (NY) 202-226-1272
Richard Hanna (NY) 202-225-1891
Doc Hastings (WA) 202-225-3251
Darrell Issa (CA) 202-225-3303
Peter King (NY) 202-226-2279
Kevin McCarthy (CA) 202-225-2908
Buck McKeon (CA) 202-226-0683
Patrick Meehan (PA) 202-226-0280
Gary Miller (CA) 202-226-6962
Devin Nunes (CA) 202-225-3404
David Reichert (WA) 202-225-4282
Hal Rogers (KY) 202-225-0940
Peter Roskam (IL) 202-225-1166
Ed Royce (CA) 202-226-0335
Jon Runyan (NJ) 202-225-0778
John Shimkus (IL) 202-225-5880
Chris Smith (NJ) 202-225-7768
David Valadao (CA) 202-225-3196
Frank Wolf (VA) 202-225-0437
Frank LoBiondo (NJ) 202-225-3318