Friday, February 13, 2009

House passes stimulus bill without GOP support

The U.S. House of Representatives just passed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Bill conference report, H.R.1, with a vote of 246 to 183.

Seven Democrats joined all the Republicans in voting no. One Democrat voted present. One Democrat and two Republicans did not cast a vote.

The Senate is expected to vote later today.

I expect that Rep. Marcy Kaptur will again support the bill, as she did originally, and because no Republicans voted in favor, I'm certain that Rep. Bob Latta voted no.

4 comments:

Tim Higgins said...

Regardless of the reasons why they did it, kudos to the Republicans who stood firm and again voted no on this package.

Heaven help us on our death march what now appears to be a form of European socialism.

HaskinsJohn said...

While I'm not happy about the House passing this bill, I am happy that the Republicans once again all voted against it. It sends the very correct message that the congress, like the American people, are very divided on this. I can only hope we will eventually learn from the mistakes we are currently making. Maybe this will finally be the thing to make people start to PAY ATTENTION.

Jeff Lehner said...

Ahead of the curve: Economy continues its downward spiral, Washington-talkers focus on a plan to forgive student loan debt and other wealth-spreading proposals as twenty-something urban professional-types (Obamaphiles, mostly) come to the realization that they've been hoodwinked by the great hope-and-changer sometime around Thanksgiving, possibly sooner?

Onward, Bailout/Debtor Nation.

Thoughts?

Hooda Thunkit said...

Yeah but. . .

Remember those three RHINOS in the Senate?

There is where the REAL problem lies...

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