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Six Democrats voted against the $1.2 trillion Bipartisan Infrastructure Plan (BIF) late Friday night, which should have killed the legislation. Instead, 13 Republicans rode to Nancy Pelosi’s rescue and voted yes. The BIF passed the Senate nearly two months ago, so the legislation will head straight to the White House for the President’s signature.
Here are the Republicans for Pelosi:
- Rep. Don Bacon (R–NE)
- Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R–PA)
- Rep. Andrew Garbarino (R–NY)
- Rep. Anthony Gonzalez (R–OH)
- Rep. John Katko (R–NY)
- Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R–IL)
- Rep. Nicole Malliatokis (R–NY)
- Rep. David McKinley (R–WV)
- Rep. Tom Reed (R–NY)
- Rep. Chris Smith (R–NJ)
- Rep. Fred Upton (R–MI)
- Rep. Jeff Van Drew (R–NJ)
- Rep. Don Young (R–AK)
Despite Democrats not having the necessary support, the final vote was 228-206 thanks to these 13 Republicans. Each should be primaried, at least those who aren’t retiring. And it’s time for Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R–CA) to be removed as House Minority Leader since he has demonstrated brutal incompetence.
For the record, here are the six Democrats who voted against the bill:
- Rep. Jamaal Bowman (D–NY)
- Rep. Cori Bush (D–MO)
- Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D–NY)
- Rep. Ilhan Omar (D–MN)
- Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D–MA)
- Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D–MI)