Tuesday, October 14, 2003

GOP wins slim victories in the House – where are the Dems?

This Washington Post article “House GOP Practices Art Of One-Vote Victories” reviews recent legislation that has passed the House of Representatives by a single vote (and the Republican arm-twisting involved). But, in what seems like a glaring omission to me, the article fails to note that Democrats could foil legislation they oppose by just showing up for work. Dick Gephardt, in particular, has missed 91% of all floor votes this legislative session.

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