The vote came after Long expressed discontent with the bill earlier in the day:
“This would increase spending, not reduce it. And, in my experience, anytime you increase spending, it amounts to a tax increase,” said U.S. Rep. Billy Long, R-Springfield. He said most of the southwest Missouri constituents he heard from urged him to vote no.
Long will be on KZRG at 7:10 a.m. tomorrow to discuss his vote.
Among those voting for the bill were Democrats Lacy Clay, Emanuel Cleaver, and Russ Carnahan and Republicans Jo Ann Emerson and Blaine Leutkemyer.
Republican Sam Graves did not vote.