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originally posted by: DexterRiley
The vote on July 30th in the House, the one referred to in the OP, was to send the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Bill to conference committee to negotiate differences between the House and Senate bills. Bernie Sanders voted in the affirmative for this action.
Once the bill came out of committee, there was another vote to enact the new law. govtrack Bernie Sanders voted nay for this.
So Bernie voted for the House version of the bill. At least to the extent to have the House bill sent to conference committee.
However, he voted against the final product, though the vast majority of both chambers and both parties voted in favor.
I think it's pretty classy that he issued a mea culpa for the jump to judgement. That's a perfect example of "Deny Ignorance."
My sources could be wrong.
If so, I'll take the heat.
The CFMA had been shoved into an omnibus spending bill at the last minute as part of a deal between Republicans and President Bill Clinton, and because this was a time when, you know, Congress actually did its job, Sanders bit the bullet and voted for the whole package -- CFMA included -- to keep the government open. - See more at: www.thomhartmann.com...
So what’s Gary Gensler - the guy who promoted the CFMA - up to today?
Oh, you know; nothing big.
He’s just the Chief Financial Officer of the Hillary Clinton campaign.
Yep, that’s right, the CFO of the Hillary Clinton Campaign! - See more at: www.thomhartmann.com...
Is this the best dirt that can be dug up on Sanders?
As explained later in the thread by DexterRiley he voted Yay on the Bill originally, before the text was in it that would neuter key regulations. After the vote Phil Gramm (a RINO? Really xuen?) added text Bernie was against so he then voted Nay.