Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Patriot Act Defeated in House, How Did CO Vote?

The big news this evening is that the House failed to pass the Patriot Act extension due to a procedural manuever that required a 2/3rds vote for passage. The Whips for the GOP apparently struggle with simple math.

OpenCongress has a run down on the 3 major provisions that would be extended and lays out the likely path by which extension will become law despite tonight's vote.

And how did Colorado's House delegation vote?

In support of extension were: Mike Coffman R-6th; Corey Gardner R-4th; Ed Perlmutter D-7th; Scott Tipton R-3rd;

In opposition: Diana DeGette D-1st; Jared Polis D-2nd

And failing to vote at all we have Doug Lamborn R-5th

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