The House passed the budget resolution this morning by a vote of 216 to 212.
Twenty Republicans voted no. They had very different reasons. Here's a handy guide to understanding those votes. Call it "What Sort of Vote Against the Budget Are You?"
Conservatives opposed to the overspending (7)
The House Liberty Caucus opposed the budget because it doesn't balance.
- Justin Amash
- Jimmy Duncan
- Thomas Massie
- Walter Jones
- Mark Sanford
These Liberty types were joined by two other conservatives
- Rep. Ken Buck (Colo.)
- Rep. Matt Gaetz (Fla.) who called it the "liberal Senate budget"
Moderates from high-tax New York and New Jersey (11)
Many of the Republican Nays were Republicans who are less interested in tax cuts in general. They also come from states with very high state income tax rates, meaning their constituents benefit the most from the State & Local Tax deduction, which the GOP tax reform could scrap.
- Dan Donovan (NY)
- John Faso (NY)
- John Katko (NY)
- Peter King (NY)
- Leonard Lance (NJ)
- Frank LoBiondo (NJ)
- Tom MacArthur (NJ)
- Chris Smith (NJ)
- Elise Stefanik (NY)
- Claudia Tenney (NY)
- Lee Zeldin (NY)
Guy who is just kind of liberal (1)
Some people just ideologically opposed this budget from the Left. Well, one guy.
- Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (Pa., with a lifetime Club for Growth score of 42 percent).
Centrist budget hawk (1)
- Rep. Lynn Jenkins (Kansas): "We should be passing a budget that reforms mandatory spending and balances over time."
Timothy P. Carney, the Washington Examiner's commentary editor, can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org. His column appears Tuesday nights on washingtonexaminer.com.