Who supports a ‘clean’ bill
An increasing number of House Republicans have said that they will support a clean continuing resolution, or CR. This “clean” bill is free of any amendments attempting to delay or change President Obama’s health-care law. Here is a look at what may be fueling some of that sudden bipartisanship, whether they represent a competitive district (2012 vote %) or a high percentage of the district’s workforce is employed by the federal government (% of federal workers). Some members of Congress are also donating or otherwise rejecting their pay during the shutdown.
Correction: An earlier version of this graphic listed incorrect possible vote information for many representatives.
SOURCE: Census Bureau, 2012 election results.