Here is the party vote breakdown
199 Democrats 187 vote no, 6 vote no, and 6 do not vote
This vote has taken place because of Lerner's refusal to testify before congress and republicans claim she has no right to refuse since she already gave an opening statement claiming her innocence.
Some say any innocent person in her position would consider it her patriotic duty to cooperate with the investigation adding that there is no question she has something to hide.
By a 250 to 167 tally, the house voted to appoint a special council, a vote that included 26 democrats voting yes, showing atleast some substantial bi-partisan support toward the idea that we need someone other than than Obama's justice department to investigate these allegations.
The house of representatives voted for the special council because they say the department of justice has appointed an Obama donor, Barbara Bosserman, to head the investigation. They also claim that the DOJ is obligated to appoint a special prosecuter now that they have voted for one. Many observers say it will not happen.
The house contempt vote is supposed to compel the DOJ to file criminal charges but many think they will ignore the vote.
Many objective observers believe nothing will ultimately come of the IRS scandal, either because the evidence is not strong enough or the doj will not fullfill their duty and objectively investigate Lois Lerner her or appoint a special prosecutor.
The Inspector General found that although conservatives were singled out, it wasn't politically motivated. That seems like an oxy-moron unless you are to believe that the irs auditing strategy just coincidentally targeted conservative groups. I would like to know what he thinks of the evidence that republicans have suggesting that it was politically motivated. It seems, at the very least, somewhat convincing.