Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) just got back from Ohio, where he was attending his mother’s memorial services, and has casted an “Aye” vote for the economic stimulus package. That was the 60th Aye vote needed, since Ted Kennedy (D-MA) was not voting. The 3 Republicans who sided with the Democrats before, Arlen Specter (R-PA), Olympia Snowe (R-ME), and Susan Collins (R-ME) voted with the Democrats.
“Mr. Brown. Mr. Brown, Aye.” Those were the words that just came from the Dick Durbin (D-IL) who was presiding over the Senate. The Senate has just agreed to the bill as it was revised by the conference committee.
This is such a shame, and I’m still angry that they actually made Senator Brown come back to vote. They couldn’t get Ted Kennedy to come back? Sure he’s sick, but he wasn’t at MEMORIAL SERVICES for his MOTHER!
Additionally, this bill is a TERRIBLE BILL! I’m not happy right now.
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