The Eight Senators Who Voted “Nay”

Eight senators, from both sides of the aisle, voted no on the bipartisan fiscal cliff deal that passed 89-8. The members that did vote no are usually ranked as either the most liberal or most conservative members of the Senate.

  • Sen. Michael Bennet (D-CO)
  • Sen. Tom Carper (D-DE)
  • Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA)
  • Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA)
  • Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT)
  • Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY)
  • Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)
  • Sen. Richard Shelby (R-AL)

Five were Republicans, while the other three were Democrats. While Iowa has the distinction of having both senators vote against the bill.

About Tyler

Tyler is the chief media reporter for TKNN, with the news organization since its founding in November of 2010. He has previously served as chief political reporter and chief political anchor for TKNN.

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