16 May 2008

They Voted For You: Iraq Funding

U.S. Reps. Alan Mollohan, D-1st, and Shelley Moore Capito, R-2nd, voted for a $163 billion measure that contains the Bush Administration's Iraq war funding request and other spending provisions.

But the effort failed, 141-149. Rep. Nick Rahall, D-3rd, voted against the legislation, while "132 Republicans sat out the vote in protest," The Associated Press reports.

"The practical effect of the GOP protest is likely to be minimal," the article said. "While it kills the war funding component of the bill for now, the Senate is sure to revive it next week."

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