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January 16, 2013


Hurricane Relief Passes with Minority of the Majority

Last night, the House passed legislation providing an additional $50 billion for Hurricane Sandy relief by a 241-180 vote.

But First Read points out "the real story is the vote breakdown: Only 49 Republicans voted for the measure -- so just 20% of the caucus -- while a whopping 179 Republicans voted against the measure. By comparison, 192 Democrats voted for the legislation, and just one (Tennessee Congressman Jim Cooper) voted against."

So for the second time in the last two weeks, we've seen the House pass legislation by violating the Hastert rule.












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