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Whipping The Budget Compromise

April 14, 2011

Updated 11:10 a.m. with Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) as a no

As Congress zeroes in on a Thursday vote on the budget compromise for the rest of the 2011 fiscal year struck late last week that would cut over $38 billion in spending, some Members in both chambers are beginning to voice their opposition to the measure. Some Republicans feel the cuts don't go far enough, while some Democrats are not happy with the effects of some of the cuts in the package.

Last week, 70 members of the House, including 28 Republicans, voted against the 5-day bridge continuing resolution that kept the federal government running. Here's a list of Members in both Chambers who have committed to voting no on the budget compromise:

House:

Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) (per National Journal's Humberto Sanchez)
Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-Fla.) (Report)
Rep. Dean Heller (Statement)
Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-Ariz.) (MSNBC)
Rep. Judy Chu (D-Calif.) (Report)
Rep. Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.) (Report)
Rep. Jesse Jackson (D-Ill.) (Report)
Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) (Report)
Rep. Lynn Woolsey (D-Calif.) (Report)
Rep. Jim McGovern (D-Mass.) (Told NPR)
Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) (Report)
Rep. Billy Long (R-Mo.) (per National Journal's Ben Terris)
Rep. Jim McGovern (D-Mass.) (Report)
Rep. Dennis Ross (R-Fla.) (Hotline reporting)
Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-N.Y.) (Report)
Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) (Report)
Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas)(Report)
Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) (Report)
Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) (Report)
Rep. Steve Southerland (R-Fla.) (Report)
Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) (Report)
Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-Kan.) (Statement)

Senate:

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) (Statement)
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) (Statement)
Sen. James Risch (R-Idaho) (Report)
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) (Statement)
Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) (Report)

Other Notables:

Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), who says he might vote against the deal, according to The Hill.

Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) discussed the budget deal vote on FNC's "On the Record" on Tuesday. "I don't intend to vote for it," he said. "I'm negotiable, just not on terms that certain people are wanting to negotiate on at this point."

Rep. Mike Pence (R-Ind.) said Sunday, "I think John Boehner got a good deal, but it's probably not good enough for me to support it."

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