Amash seemed to indicate that the small level of cuts in the full FY 2011 deal kept him from supporting it. "This extension paves the way for a deal that will reduce the size of the federal government by 1%," he wrote on his Facebook page. "Pray for our country."
Aside from that April 9 vote, Bachmann, King and Amash have voted against spending cuts three other times: an April 7 vote that would have cut $12 billion over one week, a March 15 vote to cut $6 billion over three weeks, and a March 1 vote to cut $4 billion over two weeks.
Bachmann and King so far have only voted for H.R. 1, which would defund Obamacare and cut $61 billion in spending, and a related bill that called for the adoption of H.R. 1 if the Senate refused to accept a spending deal. But Amash voted against this "force of law" spending bill over concerns about its constitutionality.
Other Republicans have been nearly as consistent as Bachmann, King and Amash. Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) voted against three of the four continuing resolutions (CRs) on spending, although he did not vote at all in last week's last-minute vote.
Paul's office said Paul has only offered short explanations for his votes, and a few times has noted there is "unconstitutional spending" in them.
Rep. Louie GohmertLouie GohmertGiffords's husband to GOP rep: Don't 'hide behind' my wife's shooting to avoid town halls Giffords to lawmakers avoiding town halls: 'Have some courage' GOP rep invokes Giffords shooting as reason not to hold town hall MORE (R-Texas) also voted against three of the four temporary spending bills, but ended up voting for the $12 billion spending cut. Rep. Joe Barton (R-Texas) voted against three of the four, and only voted for the first CR on March 1. Barton's staff said Barton believes that "short term CR’s don’t address the long term problem."
Other Republicans who voted against two of the four CRs were Reps. Steve Chabot (Ohio), Jason ChaffetzJason ChaffetzTrump's first dinner out in DC: His own hotel DC residents back Utah rep's primary challenger If Democrats want to take back the White House start now MORE (Utah), Trey GowdyTrey GowdyA guide to the committees: House Congress asserts itself GOP rep says media is 'blurring' fact and opinion MORE (SC), Tom GravesTom GravesA guide to the committees: House Republicans who oppose, support Trump refugee order Republican Study Committee elders back Harris for chairman MORE (Ga.), and Mick Mulvaney (SC).