While 12 Republican Senators voted with Senate Democrats to proceed to a vote of final passage on the budget deal from House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Senate Budget Committee Chairwoman Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA), 33 Senate Republicans stood up to the deal and voted against cloture.
The 12 Republicans who helped Senate Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) get the bill past the procedural hurdle are: Sens. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN), Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-GA), Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH), Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO), Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME), Sen. John Hoeven (R-ND), Saxby Chambliss (R-GA), Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ), Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI), Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT), and Sen. John McCain (R-AZ).
In contrast, the majority of Senate Republicans, including all of the Senate GOP leadership, voted against the procedural hurdle to advance the plan to a final vote. Even Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), who argued Ryan’s work on this deal makes him presidential material, voted against cloture on the deal.
Senate Minority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Minority Whip Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX), GOP conference chairman Sen. John Thune (R-SD), and Republican policy committee chairman Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY) all voted against cloture.