The revised Wall Street bailout bill passed by a wide margin this morning, 263 to 171. That’s a pretty big flip, considering a stripped down version of the bill failed last week, 205 to 228. Who knew the pirate vote was that big?
As for the partisan divide, Democrats voted for the bill 172 to 63, while Republicans slightly opposed it, 91 to 108… you know, the bill that both President Bush and John McCain begged them to pass.
No word yet on how the WA delegation voted, and whether any of our reps flipped.
Inslee flips, joins rest of the Democratic delegation in voting yes. Our Republicans, Reichert and McMorris-Rodgers voted no. (Oh yeah, and Hastings. I always seem to forget Hastings for some reason.)
I was looking at the wrong roll call vote (the motion to reconsider), and the House Clerk’s office website was slowwww to respond. Inslee did vote no. In fact, it was McDermott who flipped, from yes to no. I’m waiting for a statement.