LANSING (AP) – Michigan’s U.S. House delegation has voted 11-4 in favor of the proposal to settle the impending debt ceiling crisis.
All but one of the state’s nine Republican representatives voted yes Monday, while the six Democrats were evenly split.
No votes came from Republican Justin Amash of Cascade Township and Democrats Hansen Clark of Detroit, John Conyers of Detroit and Gary Peters of Bloomfield Township.
Amash says the deal fails to make big enough cuts in spending to go along with the increase in the debt limit, while Peters says the deal slashes programs affecting middle class families.
Republican Mike Rogers of Howell says it “provides real solutions” to controlling congressional spending, and Democrat John Dingell of Dearborn says sometimes you have to “hold your nose and vote for a compromise.”
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