Cloture Vote on Housing Bill Passes; 9 Republicans Step Up to the Plate
Even though it was inevitable that the Democrats would get the cloture vote that Harry Reid was seeking on the Foreclosure Prevention Act of 2008 (aka: Housing Bailout Bill), I have to admit that I was quite surprised to see it get the overwhelming support that it did.
The final vote on H.R. 3221 was 83 yea’s, 9 nay’s, and then there were 8 member of the Senate who were either running for President, recovering from surgery, or simply didn’t want to show the American people that they had a pair and stand up for what is right.
Regardless of how this vote turned out, there are 9 members of the Senate who deserve our thanks and gratitude for standing up and speaking out against this horrible piece of legislation.
Senators who have a pair:
Senator John Barrasso, Wyoming
Senator Christopher Bond, Missouri
Senator James Bunning, Kentucky
Senator Michael Crapo, Idaho
Senator Jim DeMint, South Carolina
Senator John Ensign, Nevada
Senator Michael Enzi, Wyoming
Senator Jon Kyl, Arizona
Senator David Vitter, Louisiana
And then there are those Senators who simply don’t get it:
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If you’re covering the post-cloture segments of the Housing Bailout Bill, let me know, I’d be more than happy to add your link to the list.