Monday, March 21, 2005

The "Palm Sunday Compromise Bill" Passes

The "Palm Sunday Compromise Bill" (which can be read here) was passed unanimously by the Senate on Sunday afternoon, and passed 203-58 by the House of Representatives shortly after midnight this morning. The President signed the bill at 1:11 am (EST).

The breakdown of the votes in the House is as follows:

  • Republicans--156 in favor, 5 opposed, 71 abstained
  • Democrats--47 in favor, 53 against, 102 abstained
  • Independents--there's only one, and he abstained

The roll call is online if you're interested.

A hearing has been set for 3 pm (EST) today.