LoBiondo Was Only NJ Republican Who Voted Against Government Shutdown

Rep. Frank LoBiondo

Rep. Frank LoBiondo

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Rep. Frank LoBiondo was the only New Jersey Republican — and one of only nine GOP members of Congress — who voted to stop the government shutdown.

Shortly after 1 a.m., the House took its final vote of the night, voting 228-199 to pass its most reason version of the government funding bill and request to go to conference with the Senate.

LoBiondo joined New Jersey Democrats Rob Andrews, Frank Pallone, Albio Sires, Bill Pascrell, Donald Payne Jr. and Rush Holt in voting against the shutdown. Republicans Jon Runyan, Chris Smith, Scott Garrett, Leonard Lance and Rodney Frelinghuysen voted for it.

The nine Republicans who voted ‘no’ are: Michigan Rep. Kerry Bentivolio, Georgia Rep. Paul Broun, Pennsylvania Rep. Charlie Dent, New York Rep. Michael Grimm, North Carolina Rep. Walter Jones, New York Rep. Peter King, New Jersey Rep. Frank LoBiondo, Kentucky Rep. Thomas Massie, and Virginia Rep. Frank Wolf.

Seven Democrats voted in favor of the shutdown bill: Rep. Ron Barber of Arizona, Georgia Rep. John Barrow, New York Rep. Dan Maffei, New York Rep. Sean Maloney, Utah Rep. Jim Matheson, North Carolina Rep. Mike McIntyre, and Minnesota Rep. Collin Peterson.

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