In Favour of passing the bill:

  • 172 Democrats
  • 85 Republicans

Against passing the bill:

  • 16 Democrats
  • 151 Republicans

There were 8 “Did not votes” (3 Dems, 5 R).

Call me a pessimist (or anything else you like :-)), but I don’t see how, on the basis of this vote, a ‘debate’ is going to be avoided on the debt ceiling over the coming weeks … Looks like another big fight in the works.

ps. House pulls plug on Sandy aid bill