How Tennessee lawmakers voted on temporary funding bill

Four Middle Tennessee representatives voted against the bill.
Published: Sep. 30, 2023 at 7:33 PM CDT
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WSMV) - On Saturday, Congress passed a temporary funding bill to keep federal agencies open as the threat of a federal government shutdown looms.

According to the Associated Press, the bill would fund the government until Nov. 17.

A total of 91 representatives voted against the bipartisan deal, including four Tennessee Republicans who represent Middle Tennessee:

  • Mark Green of Clarksville
  • Andy Ogles of Columbia
  • John Rose of Cookeville
  • Scott DesJarlais of Murfreesboro

Other Tennessee representatives who voted include:

  • Tim Burchett (R-Knoxville) voted nay
  • Steve Cohen (D-Memphis) voted yea
  • Charles J. Fleischman (R-Chattanooga) voted yea
  • Diana Harshbarger (R-Kingsport) voted nay
  • David Kustoff (R-Germantown) voted yea

The bill was passed by Congress just after 8 p.m. Central. The bill was then sent to President Joe Biden to become a law.

Both Senator Marsha Blackburn and Senator Bill Hagerty were two out of nine U.S. lawmakers in the Senate who voted against the bill.