South Carolina’s six congressmen voted 5-1 to extend the debt-ceiling deadline, a motion that passed 285-144, powered by 199 Republican votes.
Voting for the extension were U.S. Reps. Joe Wilson, R-Springdale; Jeff Duncan, R-Laurens; Trey Gowdy, R-Spartanburg; Mick Mulvaney, R-Indian Land; and Tom Rice, R-Myrtle Beach.
Voting against the extension was U.S. Rep. Jim Clyburn, D-Columbia.
All six congressmen, including Clyburn, voted to allow Wednesday’s vote, helping defeat – 255-151 – a proposal to table the extension. Of the 151 votes to table the extension, 150 were cast by Democrats.
(The state has seven congressional seats but one is vacant because former U.S. Rep. Tim Scott, R-North Charleston, has been appointed to the U.S. Senate.)
From Staff Reports