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Grading the Spending Cutters

By on 2.24.11 | 4:14PM

The Heritage Foundation has put together a helpful list breaking down members of Congress who were supportive of spending cuts, opposed to cuts, or mixed bags. Their categories are based on how members voted on the hundreds of amendments to spending bill, including at least 21 amendments designed to cut spending.

Heritage found 47 Republicans supported every spending cut while 133 Democrats opposed every single one. Here are the Republican spending-cut standouts:

Amash, Bachmann, Broun, Campbell, Chabot, Chaffetz, Coffman, Duncan (TN), Duncan (SC), Flake, Fleming, Franks, Garrett, Gowdy, Graves (GA), Heller, Hensarling, Herger, Huelskamp, Huizenga, Hurt, Jenkins, Jordan, Lamborn, Mack, McClintock, McHenry, Miller (FL), Mulvaney, Myrick, Neugebauer, Paul, Pence, Pompeo, Price (GA), Ribble, Rokita, Royce, Scalise, Schweikert, Scott (GA), Scott (SC), Sessions, Walsh, Wilson, Woodall, and Young (IN)

Here are the Republicans who were most reluctant to cut spending:

Reichert, LaTourette, Biggert, Gerlach, Simpson, Diaz-Balart, Smith (NJ), Bass, Frelinghuysen, Wolf, Wittman, Dent, Dold, Grimm, Kinzinger, Meehan, Stivers, and Young (FL)

And here were the Democrats most willing to vote for spending cuts:

Costa, Peters, Boren, Holden, Peterson, Altmire, Cardoza, Owens, Barrow, Cuellar, Ross, Shuler, Costello, Schrader, McIntyre, Chandler, Donnelly, Himes, and Kissell

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