Friday, July 23, 2004

Protecting the Vote

(I am posting this for Jeff, from his vista in the Cloakroom. ~Shaula)

...a little bit about whats going on on capital hill in case you havent been watching C-SPAN 24/7....

Today there was a suspension bill called H.Res 728 on the floor of the House of Representatives.
Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the actions of terrorists will never cause the date of any presidential election to be postponed and that no individual or agency should be given the authority to postpone the date of a presidential election.

It was introduced by Rep. Ney, a REPUBLICAN on House Administration.

How did the vote turn out? YEA- 419 NAY-2

Not exactly a partisan contention... it was close to unanimous consent.

Jeff added in his email to me that Republicans who support postponing the election are clearly way out of the mainstream of their own party.

I haven't seen much about this in the news yet but I am interested to see how both parties spin the story.