Broun Motion to Instruct Conferees Vote Recap
On Friday, the House voted on a motion to instruct conferees that would have ensured Congress did not spend more on the highway bill than what comes into the federal Highway Trust Fund. This would have prevented a bailout from the general fund, reduced spending and lowered the deficit. Congressman Peter DeFazio (D-OR) absurdly asked the amendment sponsor, “Why do you hate the country so much?” The key vote is listed below, along with a breakdown of how Republicans and Democrats voted.
Republicans Voting Yes: 82
Republicans Voting No: 145
Democrats Voting Yes: 0
Democrats Voting No: 178