Congressional votes should be secret until the vote, on a measure, is over. That way the Congressmen would be forced to vote their conscience instead of trying to make deals that would promote their own political agenda. As with this vote on the debt ceiling, the one jackass congressman that said he waited until the last second to cast his vote because he was waiting to see if it would pass without him. So he voted "no" because it passed without his "yes". Otherwise he would have voted "yes". It's because of jerks like him that congressional votes should be kept secret until the vote is over.