The House voted 210-209 today to adjourn without voting on the extension of the Bush tax cuts. John Boehner called a vote to adjourn a vote to raise taxes. Only two North Carolina Democrats voted against adjournment, Democrats Mike McIntyre and Heath Shuler, two so-called Blue Dogs Democrats trying to survive in conservative districts.
Presumably, the rest of North Carolina’s Democrats voted to adjourn, or maybe the just voted “present” on this one. As soon as I find the full voting list I’ll update this post. Hard to believe Larry Kissell would be dumb enough to vote for adjournment.
Forty-seven Democrats had sided with Republicans earlier in calling for the extension of the tax cuts, but only 39 eventually voted against adjournment. What happened to the other eight?
UPDATE: Yes, Kissell WAS dumb enough. Here’s how the entire delegation voted:
D-1st: G.K.Butterfield, not voting
R-6th: Coble, No
D-2nd: Etheridge, Yes
R-5th: Foxx, No
R-3rd: Jones, No
D-8th: Kissell, Yes
R-10th: McHenry, No
D-7th: McIntyre, No
D-13th: Miller, Yes
R-9th: Myrick, No
D-4th: Price, Yes
D-11th: Shuler, No
D-12th: Watt, Yes
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