Bachmann said the bill does not go far enough to fundamentally restructure the way Washington spends money, and in particular does not go after "ObamaCare."
"We must remember that ObamaCare is the largest spending and entitlement program in our nation's history," she said. "That means, at a time when we can least afford it, President Obama added to our spending problem by the trillions. Without its repeal, we cannot have real economic reform."
Other Republican "no" votes were Reps. Paul BrounPaul BrounCalifornia lawmaker's chief of staff resigns after indictment Republican candidates run against ghost of John Boehner The Trail 2016: Let’s have another debate! MORE (Ga.), Francisco "Quico" Canseco (Texas), Scott DeJarlais (Tenn.), Morgan GriffithMorgan GriffithOvernight Regulation: Supreme Court rejects GOP redistricting challenge Supreme Court rejects GOP challenge to Va. redistricting plan Time runs short on House GOP bill tackling mental health, mass shootings MORE (Va.), Walter Jones (N.C.), Connie Mack (Fla.) and Dana Rohrabachder (Calif.).
Only five Democrats voted for the controversial bill: Reps. Dan Boren (Okla.), Jim Cooper (Tenn.), Jim MathesonJim MathesonDems target Mia Love in must-win Utah House race Overnight Energy: Justices reject new challenge to air pollution rule Former Rep. Matheson to take reins of energy group MORE (Utah), Mike McIntyre (NC), and Heath Shuler (N.C.).
The House bill is unlikely to advance in the Senate. Instead, a tentative Senate-based deal to cut $3.7 trillion over 10 years appeared to be gathering bipartisan support, although a transitional agreement could also be needed if that deal can't be organized and passed by the Aug. 2 debt-ceiling deadline.