82 GOP votes for House minimum wage bill
by skeptic06, Wed Jan 10, 2007 at 12:41:09 PM EST
The bill (HR 2) passed at 1710 ET by the score of 315 to 116: Dems voted all 233, the GOP were split more or less down the middle.
I assume it was a clean bill (THOMAS is way behind).
Which raises the question, Why, if so many GOP reps are willing to vote for a clean bill, does the Dem Senate leadership think it needs to rush to a compromise bill with tax sweeteners (Jonathan's piece)?
Are the House GOP more centrist than their Senate counterparts all of a sudden? (That wasn't the impression when they were under the DeLay lash!)