More than half the Democratic caucus split with President Obama and voted against the 2011 spending deal Thursday.
In the 260-167 vote, 108 of the no votes came from House Democrats, including Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).
The bipartisan agreement, brokered by Obama, Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry Mason ReidHarry Reid calls on Democrats to plow forward on immigration Democrats brace for tough election year in Nevada The Memo: Biden's horizon is clouded by doubt MORE (D-Nev.) and House Speaker John BoehnerJohn Andrew BoehnerRift widens between business groups and House GOP Juan Williams: Pelosi shows her power Debt ceiling games endanger US fiscal credibility — again MORE (R-Ohio), was never fully embraced by House Democrats wary of the $39.9 billion in spending cuts it contains.
The Democrats voted against a deal that Obama had praised for preventing a government shutdown.
"In the final hours before our government would be forced to shut down, leaders in both parties reached an agreement that will allow our small businesses to get the loans they need, our families to get the mortgages they applied for and hundreds of Americans to show up at work and take home their paychecks on time, including our brave men and women in uniform,” Obama said Saturday after the deal was finalized.
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (Md.), who is closer with centrist Democrats, voted for the deal, providing political cover for some of the 81 members of his caucus who voted "yes."
A full list of "yeas and nays" can be found here.