Bloomberg by the Numbers: 78%

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The U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., on Dec. 12, 2013.

That’s the share of U.S. House members who voted yesterday to back a budget agreement that passed.

It’s the first “bipartisan federal budget in four years,” a deal that would “ease $63 billion in automatic spending cuts and avert another government shutdown,” Bloomberg’s Heidi Przybyla and Derek Wallbank reported.

The House voted 332-94 in favor of the measure, the product of weeks of bipartisan negotiations led by House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan of Wisconsin and Senate Budget Chairman Patty Murray of Washington state.

Republicans voted 169 to 62 in favor of the measure. “Yes” votes came from Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, who rarely casts floor votes by tradition of his office; Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia, the second-ranking House Republican; and Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy of California, the third-ranking Republican.

Democrats voted 163 to 32 in support. Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of California voted yes, while Minority Whip Steny Hoyer of Maryland voted no. To see how all House members voted, click here.

The Democratic-controlled Senate will act next on the budget agreement. President Barack Obama would sign the measure into law.

“This bill does not include everything the President called for,” White House press secretary Jay Carney said in a statement after the House vote. “But it marks an important moment of bipartisan cooperation and shows Washington can and should stop governing by crisis and both sides can work together to get things done.”

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