Congressman Daniel Webster bucked the new House speaker on Tuesday by voting against his stopgap bill to keep the government open.
The House voted 336-95 to support Speaker Mike Johnson’s proposal to provide funding until after the first of the year to avoid a government shutdown. The Louisiana lawmaker who recently ascended to the speakership enlisted numerous Democrats to push through a measure that would be more palatable to the U.S. Senate.
However, Webster, a Republican who represents The Villages, was one of 95 House members voting against the bill. A total of two Democrats and 93 Republicans opposed the measure.