December 14, 2013

ROLL CALL: Most Blue Dogs Voted for Budget Deal — But Not a Key Leader.

The Blue Dog Coalition fired out a press release on Friday afternoon, boasting that its members “overwhelmingly supported” the bipartisan budget agreement the House passed on Thursday night.

It declined to mention that Rep. Kurt Schrader, a co-chairman of the contingent of fiscally conservative Democrats, voted “no.”

The press release went on to frame the Blue Dogs’ support for the budget deal as part of the coalition’s commitment to working across the aisle to solve the country’s economic woes. It referenced a letter reflecting that sentiment, which the three Blue Dog co-chairmen and three GOP moderates sent to the chief budget negotiators earlier this week.

Schrader was one of the signers of that letter.