Fiscal Cliff: How Illinois Legislators Voted

Four Republicans voted against the Senate bill.

With the clock ticking, Congress voted 257-167 to pass a Senate bill to stop the country from going over the so-called "fiscal cliff."

On Tuesday, members of the House of Representatives from Illinois voted 14-4 in favor of the bill.

For Republican Judy Biggert, who was defeated in November by Bill Foster, her vote in favor of the bill was her last as a member of the House of Representatives.

Adam Kinzinger, R-Manteno, joined Biggert in voting yes, along with Dan Lipinski, D-Western Springs.

Four House Republicans from Illinois voted no: Randy Hultgren (Winfield), Peter Roskam (Wheaton), Bobby Schilling (Colona) and Joe Walsh (McHenry).

In the Senate, Dick Durbin, D-Springfield, voted to pass the measure. Mark Kirk, R-Highland Park, did not vote — he returned to the Senate on Thursday, a year after suffering a stroke.

Click here to read the full list of Illinois legislators' votes. For the entire roll call, click here.

Ed Arter January 04, 2013 at 04:59 PM
Thanks Shannon --These names need to be remembered when election time comes around again .Good riddence to the 112th Congress. We can only hope that the 113th Congress supports the PEOPLE by making sound and TIMELY decisions/policy.
Olddeegee January 04, 2013 at 08:57 PM
"riddence"? Although....I agree, this was the Tea Party group that was a revolution in 2010. More of them should go back to their soap-boxes and three corner hats.
Ed Arter January 05, 2013 at 04:02 AM
Sorry ODG- I don't spell too good rid·dance /ˈridns/ Noun The action of getting rid of something troublesome


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