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Feb 8, 2011: This bill failed in the House of Representatives by roll call vote. The vote was held under a suspension of the rules to cut debate short and pass the bill, needing a two-thirds majority. This usually occurs for non-controversial legislation. The totals were 277 Ayes, 148 Nays, 9 Present/Not Voting. Vote Details.
Originally posted by WTFover
My, oh my, oh my! What a difference in perception a thread title can make.
Let's see how many ways this topic could be titled, without being misleading, but to give the totally opposite impression to the reader...
26 Republicans Vote No, Preventing the Extension of Key Patriot Act Provisions
67 Democrats Vote to Extend Expiring Patriot Act Provisions
More Dems Vote For Than Reps Vote Against Patriot Act Provisions
Patriot Act Elements Just 7 Votes Shy of Passage Because of 67 Democrats' Yea Votes
But, hey, I wouldn't want to appear partisan.
3 major provisions of the Patriot Act are now gone! Despite a concerted effort by the GOP to extend it.
The White House, meanwhile, said it wanted the expiring measures extended through 2013.
Originally posted by whatukno
The point to see is that the majority of what each party did.
Originally posted by ownbestenemy
reply to post by ziggystrange
Absolutely. It is a horrendous piece of legislation but then again, most of what comes out of Washington is.
And excellent point that this vote was to suspend the rules of the house...not vote it down. The good thing is that with this failure, they have to debate it....correct me if I am wrong on that.
Always good to see you ziggy!