LoBiondo casts sole N.J. GOP “No” vote on House Budget

LoBiondo casts sole N.J. GOP “No” vote on House Budget

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

If there’s ever a sole dissent vote on the GOP side of the aisle from New Jersey, Save Jerseyans, it’s usually Scott Garrett

Not on Wednesday.

Do you recognize a name from this list of 17 Republicans, an eclectic mix of conservatives and not-so-conservatives?

1. Justin Amash (MI)
2. Ken Buck (CO)
3. Barbara Comstock (VA)
4. Rick Crawford (AK)
5. Chris Gibson (NY)
6. Tim Huelskamp (KS)
7. David Jolly (FL)
8. Walter Jones (NC)
9. John Katko (NY)
10. Raul Labrador (ID)
11. Frank LoBiondo (NJ)
12. Thomas Massie (KY)
13. David McKinley (WV)
14. Martha McSally (AZ)
15. Mick Mulvaney (SC)
16. David Schweikert (AZ)
17. Jim Sensenbrenner (WI)

LoBiondo (R, NJ-02) has yet to offer a public statement pinpointing his opposition to the final budget.

Frank LoBiondo (R-NJ2)
Frank LoBiondo (R-NJ2)

Our other South Jersey GOP Congressman, Tom MacArthur (R, NJ-03), joined his four other Republican Garden State House colleagues in offering vocal support for the budget.

“Because the budget covers more than just the military, I was pleased to see that this blueprint took a whole host of other steps to strengthen and grow our economy,” MacArthur explained. “It balances the budget in less than ten years without raising taxes, reforms our outdated tax code to be simpler and fairer, and cuts $5.5 trillion in spending to put us on the right path to paying off our debt. We need responsible legislation like this to help get New Jerseyans back to work, and I was glad to see it pass with such strong support.”

Garrett (R, NJ-05), for his part, was among 26 Republicans who voted against a $2 billion Pentagon war fund increase amendment but he ultimately voted for the budget’s final passage and even spoke in its favor from the House’s floor.

One thought on “LoBiondo casts sole N.J. GOP “No” vote on House Budget

  1. So, from whose pocket is the $ 5,500, 000,000,000.00 coming from? No new taxes? Who is paying more and who is paying less?

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