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How Michigan's Elected Officials Voted

October 18, 2013
How Michigan's Elected Officials Voted

Congressman Dan Benishek (R-Mich), who represents Traverse City, most of northern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula, was one of 285 "yes" votes (against 144 opposed) in the House of Representatives vote Wednesday night that passed federal legislation to reopen the government and raise the debt ceiling.

Across the aisle, Michigan's U..S. Senators Carl Levin (D) and Debbie Stabenow (D) joined 79 other fellow senators in voting in favor of the legislation, with 18 voting it down.

The Congressional vote brought an end to a 16-day government shutdown and funds the government through January 15. It also raised the nation's debt ceiling to avert a financial default through February 7.


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Lynn in TC on October 18, 2013 10:37am

"all but crushed our economic recovery right here at home!"
C'mon Mel... really? How so? Average NYSE value actually increased (1%) during the shutdown; Around here, last Saturday was one of the busiest business October Saturdays in recent years; and I don't recall the TCRE reporting on large numbers of businesses failing in the past 3 weeks. Whatever local "economic recovery" that was underway was certainly not "all but crushed" by the shutdown. When questioning someone’s actions, one is much better served basing their argument on facts, not rhetoric.

Mel Plumstead on October 18, 2013 8:51am

Benisheck, you and your co-horts have done the damage. Voting yes to get the government up and running again was only logical thing you could do!
Your actions and smarmy way of explaining why you chose to shut down the government and support wack-jobs such as Cruz is just off base all but crushed our economic recovery right here at home!

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