Wednesday, February 13, 2008

democracy in action!

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Final Vote Results for Roll Call 25 (House)

As you may or may not know, today President Bush signed into law the recently debated congressional stimulus package that will be sending at least $600 in rebates to American families.

Since we live in a democracy, take it upon yourself to find out how your Congressmen represented you when voting on H.R. 5140 (Economic Stimulus Act of 2008). Both of my Senators are Republican, but Alexander voted YEA while junior Senator Bob Corker voted NAY - one of only 16 to do so. My Representative Zach Wamp, also Republican, voted YEA.

A harder to question to ask might be "why did Corker or Sen. Hagel (R-NE) vote NAY?" The first person to answer gets bonus points, and perhaps even a career in political analysis!

Also note that Senators Clinton and Obama did not vote, although to their credit the campaign is in a deadlock and their added YAY's were not necessary.

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