This is breaking news, the Senate began voting on the new version of the stimulus bill around 5:30 P.M. (I was gone). The vote so far is 59 AYE votes, and they’re waiting in Sherrod Brown (D-OH), who is expected to vote AYE. He was at a wake for his mother (funeral services will be tomorrow). He’s expected to reach the 60 vote mark.
Personally, I am appalled that the Senate forced him to come back and vote while he’s at his mother’s memorial services. They honestly couldn’t wait until tomorrow or Monday to do this? I understand that it’s an important bill, but these were memorial services for HIS MOTHER! Come on – that’s a pretty crappy move on behalf of the Congress. If I were Senator Brown, I’d be pretty pissed off.
I’ll give an update as soon as he casts his vote.