18 March 2010

They Voted for You: Terrapins

U.S. Reps. Alan Mollohan, D-1st, and Shelley Moore Capito, R-2nd, voted for a resolution "congratulating the 2009-2010 University of Maryland Men’s Basketball Team."

Rep. Nick Rahall, D-3rd, and one other Democrat joined all but 42 of the other Republicans present in opposing the measure, which prevailed 279-132. Six more Democrats voted "present."

The Washington Post noted the "unusual" outcome for "such a routine symbolic bill."

"Perhaps they're Duke fans," the item quipped of the resolution's Democratic opponents.

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