Here are the members of Congress who vote against their party the most

The Washington Post today released its analysis of the members of Congress who have established the most independent voting records in the 114th Congress….After evaluating every vote cast in the current Congress, the Post’s study shows that Rep. Bob Dold [R-IL 10th] is among the top three most independent lawmakers in the entire House of Representatives. Of the seven closest votes cast, Rep. Dold bucked his own party six times, leading the way when it comes to maintaining independence under pressure

by Philip Bump
June 11, 2015

On Tuesday, three Democrats — Reps. Gwen Graham (Fla.), Brad Ashford (Neb.) and Henry Cuellar (Tex.) — bucked the other 213 members of their party to support a multibillion-dollar transportation funding package. If you crunch the numbers, their defections shouldn’t come as a surprise; over the course of the 114th Congress, they’re three of the 10 House Democrats most likely to vote against the party. Using data from GovTrack, we looked at every vote taken in the House and Senate so far in the 114th Congress. READ MORE

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