The House on Wednesday voted to continue funding the government past March 27, a bill that would avert another showdown over a potential government shutdown.
The so-called “continuing resolution” vote had the support of all but 14 Republicans, but only 53 of 190 Democrats.
Those 14 Republicans tended to come from the libertarian and tea party wings of the party. They were: Reps. Justin Amash (Mich.), Jim Bridenstine (Okla.), Paul Broun (Ga.), Ron DeSantis (Fla.), Scott DesJarlais (Tenn.), John Duncan (Tenn.), Phil Gingrich (Ga.), Louie Gohmert (Tex.), Jack Kingston (Ga.), Tom Massie (Ky.), Tom McClintock (Calif.), Bill Posey (Fla.), Matt Salmon (Ariz.) and Steve Stockman (Tex.).
Interestingly, three of the 14 “no” votes came from Republicans who are expected to seek an open Senate seat in Georgia in 2014.
Before the vote, Democrats proposed an amendment to the continuing resolution that would replace the sequester cuts with tax increases and alternative cuts. Their bill was opposed by every Republican and also three Democrats from conservative districts: Reps. John Barrow (Ga.), Jim Matheson (Utah) and Collin Peterson (Minn.).