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How Illinois Legislators Voted on Fiscal Cliff Bill

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Illinois’ House delegation voted 14-4 Tuesday in favor of the Senate bill that prevented the nation from going over the fiscal cliff. For seven congressmen -- Judy Biggert, Bob Dold, Tim Johnson, Don Manzullo, Bobby Schilling and Joe Walsh -- it was the last vote they cast in the House of Representatives.

    Walsh, a contrarian to the end, voted against the bill.
    “To pass something at 2 o’clock in the morning, when the senators didn’t even get a real good chance to look at it, we’re tired of that,” the soon-to-be ex-congressman told the Washington Post. “I think it’s important to do it right. There’s a lot of us who feel that way. This is what we did with Obamacare — now look what we’re living with. We don’t want to do that again.”

    Here’s the roll call:
    SENATE
    Dick Durbin, D-Springfield YES
    Mark Kirk, R-Highland Park NOT VOTING
    HOUSE
    Judy Biggert, R-Hinsdale YES
    Jerry Costello, D-Belleville YES
    Danny Davis, D-Chicago YES
    Bob Dold, R-Kenilworth YES
    Luis Gutierrez, D-Chicago YES
    Randy Hultgren, R-Winfield NO
    Tim Johnson, R-Urbana YES
    Adam Kinzinger, R-Manteno YES
    Dan Lipinski, D-Western Springs YES
    Don Manzullo, R-Leaf River YES
    Mike Quigley, D-Chicago YES
    Peter Roskam, R-Wheaton NO
    Bobby Rush, D-Chicago YES
    Jan Schakowsky, D-Evanston YES
    Bobby Schilling, R-Colona NO
    Aaron Schock, R-Peoria YES
    John Shimkus, R-Collinsville YES
    Joe Walsh, R-McHenry NO