Ohio's congressional delegation voted with the majority to pass the agreement that avoided the so-called fiscal cliff of middle-class tax increases and spending cuts.
All five House Democrats from Ohio voted in favor as the measure passed 257-167 last night. Ohio's House Republicans split, six voting in favor and seven against. Those voting in favor were Democrats Marcia Fudge, Marcy Kaptur, Dennis Kucinich, Tim Ryan and Betty Sutton, and Republicans John Boehner, Bill Johnson, Steve LaTourette, Bob Latta, Steve Stivers, and Pat Tiberi. Those voting against were Republicans Steve Austria, Steve Chabot, Bob Gibbs, Jim Jordan, Jim Renacci, Jean Schmidt and Michael Turner. The House vote came after the Democratic-led Senate used a pre-dawn roll call to move the bill forward. Both of Ohio's U.S. Senators - Democrat Sherrod Brown and Republican Rob Portman - voted in favor of the measure.