Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Off Topic: How They Voted: Torture Bill

An AP newswire article, via SFGate.com, reports that:

The 225-188 roll call Tuesday by which the House failed to override President Bush's veto of a bill that would have prohibited the CIA from using waterboarding and other harsh interrogation techniques on terrorist suspects.

The roll call was 51 votes short of the two-thirds majority required to overturn a veto.

A "yes" vote is a vote to override the veto.

Voting yes were 220 Democrats and 5 Republicans.

Voting no were 3 Democrats and 185 Republicans.

X denotes those not voting.

There are 5 vacancies in the 435-member House.

More here.


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