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Which House members voted against their leadership on the budget deal

Lindsey McPherson, CQ-Roll Call on

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Also notable is that three committee leaders -- Small Business Chairman Steve Chabot of Ohio, Education and the Workforce Chairwoman Virginia Foxx of North Carolina and Hensarling, chairman of Financial Services -- voted against the deal. Members with committee posts or other prime positions in the conference are typically expected to align with leadership.

Freshmen lawmakers also made up a significant contingent of those who took a stand against their leaders.

In the GOP, 11 freshman voted against the bill: Reps. Ted Budd of North Carolina, John Curtis of Utah, James Comer of Kentucky, Warren Davidson of Ohio, Greg Gianforte of Montana, Tom Garrett of Virginia, Trey Hollingsworth of Indiana, Mike Johnson of Louisiana, Ralph Norman of South Carolina, and Lloyd K. Smucker of Pennsylvania.

On the flip side, eight Democratic freshmen voted in support: Reps. Lisa Blunt Rochester of Delaware, Salud Carbajal of California, Charlie Crist of Florida, Dwight Evans of Pennsylvania, Josh Gottheimer of New Jersey, Al Lawson of Florida, Tom O'Halleran of Arizona and Jacky Rosen of Nevada.

A handful of Republicans' more vulnerable members, as well as some of Democrats' targets in their more expanded battlefield, voted against the deal.

The most vulnerable among them is likely Minnesota Rep. Jason Lewis. Inside Elections with Nathan L. Gonzales rates his likely rematch with Democrat Angie Craig a Tossup. Rohrabacher is another top Democratic target who voted "no." His race is rated Tilt Republican.

Others, like Smucker and Kansas Rep. Kevin Yoder, face Leans Republican races. New York Rep. Lee Zeldin's race is rated Solid Republican, but he's another top Democratic target who voted "no."

Democrats are also targeting some more conservative Republicans, whose no votes were more predictable. Virginia Reps. Dave Brat and Tom Garrett, for example, face several Democratic challengers.

Budd, their Freedom Caucus colleague, also voted no. He was narrowly outraised last quarter by his Democratic challenger, who had more cash on hand at the end of the year.

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Most of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee's Frontline members, which represent their most vulnerable incumbents, supported the deal. They included California Reps. Ami Bera, Raul Ruiz and Carbajal, Illinois Reps. Cheri Bustos and Brad Schneider, Pennsylvania Rep. Matt Cartwright, Florida Reps. Stephanie Murphy and Crist, Connecticut Rep. Elizabeth Esty, New Hampshire Rep. Ann McLane Kuster, Iowa Rep. Dave Loebsack, Gottheimer and O'Halleran.

But four Frontline members sided with the majority of their caucus in opposing the deal. California Rep. Julia Brownley, New York Reps. Sean Patrick Maloney and Tom Suozzi, and California Rep. Scott Peters all voted no. Republicans would like to target conservative Democrat Collin C. Peterson of Minnesota. He also voted against it.

Three House Democrats who are running for Senate -- Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke, Arizona Rep. Kyrsten Sinema and Nevada's Rosen -- all backed the deal.

(Simone Pathe and Bridget Bowman contributed to this report.)

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