The majority of Missouri’s congressional delegation has supported passage of the compromise budget bill approved by the U. S. House last night. Retiring Congresswoman Jo Ann Emerson and northeast Missouri Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer were among 85 Republicans supporting the bill. Democrats Clay, Carnahan, and Cleaver were aning 172 Democrats voting in favor. Republicans Akin, Harzler, and Long were among 151 Republicans who voted “no.” Northwest Missouri congressman Sam Graves did not vote. The measure went to the President on a House vote of 257-167.
Both of Missouri’s Senators voted for the bill in the Senate, which approved it earlier 89-8.