How Tennessee lawmakers voted on temporary funding bill
Four Middle Tennessee representatives voted against the bill.
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.
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