How did senators vote on the tax cut bills?


(Seth Perlman/AP)

The Democratic proposal would extend tax cuts in 2013, but denies the reductions to individuals making more than $200,000 and couples earning at least $250,000. The Republican proposal would have extended tax cuts for another year for all income groups.

So how did the Senate vote on the two proposals?

ON THE REPUBLICAN TAX CUT PROPOSAL:

Final vote count: 45 to 54. According to The Washington Post Votes Database, 44 Republicans and one Democrat voted yes; 50 Democrats, two independents and two Republicans voted no.

One Democrat joined Republicans to approve the proposal:

Sen. Mark Pryor (D-Ark.)

Two Republicans joined with Democrats to reject the proposal:

Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.)

Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine)

One Republican didn’t vote:

Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.)

Vote notes: The entire Democratic caucus, except for Pryor, held together in an election year to support a proposal strongly backed by President Obama.

ON THE DEMOCRATIC TAX CUT PROPOSAL:

Final vote count: 51 to 48. According to The Washington Post Votes Database, 50 Democrats voted yes; 46 Republicans, one Democrat and one independent voted no.

One Democrat joined Republicans to oppose the measure:

Sen. James Webb (D-Va.)

One independent joined Republicans to oppose the measure:

Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman (I-Conn.)

One Republican didn’t vote:

Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.)

Vote notes: Pryor voted with Democrats on this bill. Lieberman and Webb’s no votes are more about principle than politics, since both are retiring after this year.

Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

Follow Ed O’Keefe on Twitter: @edatpost

Read more at PostPolitics

Ed O’Keefe is covering the 2016 presidential campaign, with a focus on Jeb Bush and other Republican candidates. He's covered presidential and congressional politics since 2008. Off the trail, he's covered Capitol Hill, federal agencies and the federal workforce, and spent a brief time covering the war in Iraq.

politics

Success! Check your inbox for details. You might also like:

Please enter a valid email address

See all newsletters

Comments
Show Comments
Most Read

politics

Success! Check your inbox for details.

See all newsletters