The House on Tuesday approved the “Cut, Cap and Balance Act,” a bill that would require that any move to raise the country’s debt ceiling be accompanied by sweeping spending cuts, statutory caps on spending as a share of GDP and congressional passage of a balanced budget amendment.
The measure, which passed the House, 234 to 190, has little chance of passing the Democratic-controlled Senate. Here’s a closer look at how Tuesday night’s vote broke down:
229: The number of Republicans voting “yes” on the measure.
Nine: The number of Republicans voting against the measure. They were Republican Reps. Michele Bachmann (Minn.), Paul Broun (Ga.), Quico Canseco (Texas), Scott DesJarlais (Tenn.), Morgan Griffith (Va.), Walter Jones (N.C.), Connie Mack (Fla.), Ron Paul (Texas) and Dana Rohrabacher (Calif.).
Of the nine, four members – Bachmann, Broun, Mack and Paul – have signed the “cut, cap and balance” pledge.
181: The number of Democrats who voted “no” on the measure.
Five: The number of Democrats who joined most Republicans in supporting the bill. They were Democratic Reps. Dan Boren (Okla.), Jim Cooper (Tenn.), Jim Matheson (Utah), Mike McIntyre (N.C.) and Heath Shuler (N.C.).
All five are members of the conservative Blue Dog Coalition.
Eight: The number of members who did not vote Tuesday; seven Democrats and one Republican were not present.