Seventy-nine House Republicans — and three Democrats — voted Wednesday to disapprove of their own recent votes to raise the debt limit.
The symbolic “resolution to disapprove” of the borrowing limit increase passed the House on a 222-191 vote. All Democrats voted against it. It was required by a provision inserted by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), seemingly aimed at giving lawmakers cover to say they opposed raising the debt limit.
The Senate rejected a similar measure 45-54 on Tuesday, with all 27 Republican senators who backed the original bill voting to disapprove. Even if the resolution had passed Congress, the president could veto it and Congress would need a two-thirds majority to override the veto and stop the debt limit hike.
Four House Republicans voted not to disapprove of their own votes: Reps. Dent (PA), Heck (NV), Issa (CA) and King (NY). Three Republicans who voted to raise the debt limit didn’t vote Wednesday: Reps. Hanna (NY), Herrera Beutler (WA) and Speaker Boehner (OH). One Republican did not vote on the original debt limit deal: Rep. Young (FL).
Three Democrats voted for the debt limit hike as well as resolution to disapprove on Wednesday: Reps. Barrow (GA), Matheson (UT) and McIntyre (NC).
Below is the list of the 79 House Republicans who voted Wednesday to disapprove of their own Oct. 16 vote to raise the debt limit.