Freshman Rep. Sean Maloney of Cold Spring, was among 86 House Democrats who joined 199 Republicans Wednesday in approving a temporary suspension of the national debt limit through May 18.
“The bill also would provide an incentive for action on a concurrent resolution on the budget,” according to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office. “If a version of such a resolution has not been passed by a House of the Congress by April 15, 2013, the salaries of members of that chamber would be put in an escrow account. The escrow account for a given house would remain in place until a concurrent resolution on the budget was passed for fiscal year 2014 by that chamber, or until the last day of the 113th Congress, whichever was earlier.”
Democratic Reps. Nita Lowey and Eliot Engel were among the 111 Democrats who opposed the measure. Thirty three Republicans also voted no.