Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Democrats Pass 9/11 Legislation

By a large majority, including many Republicans, Congress passed some overdue 9/11 legislation. Here's the details from Raw Story:
A House bill (H. Res. 1) to implement recommendations suggested by the September 11th Commission passed by a vote of 299 to 128, with eight members of Congress not voting.

Just after 7:15 PM Eastern, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced that the bill had passed, and gaveled the end of the vote. Joining 231 Democrats were 68 Republican members of Congress.

I can't say that I know exactly who those 68 Republicans are but they are beginning the process of repairing the Republican Party; and they are taking the necessary steps to move away from the GOP's ultraconservative tilt. Their bipartisan support is welcome.

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