Supplemental Passes HouseMay 10, 2007 - by Donny Shaw
The supplemental appropriations bill, H.R.2206, passed the House late this afternoon. The bill, nicknamed “the short leash,” would provide $43 billion for the war immediately and require the President to report back to Congress in July about progress being made in Iraq before Congree votes again to free up another $53 billion in funds. Here’s the roll call.
Democrats did not gain any Republican defectors from when they passed H.R.1591, the previous supplemental. Wayne Gilchrest (R, MD) and Walter Jones (R, NC) defected from Republicans and voted with the Democrats for the supplemental both times.
The Democrats did, however, have fewer defections from their own party this time around. Here is a list of Democrats who did not vote for the supplemental in March, but did vote for the one that passed today:
The only Democrat to vote for H.R.1591 and against H.R.2206: John Tanner (D, TN)
UPDATE: The other half of the supplemental, <a href"http://www.opencongress.org/bill/110-h2207/show">H.R.2207, which provides funds for domestic purposes including rural county payments, relief for drought-stricken farmers, and wildland fire management, passed the House as well. The roll call for that vote can be viewed here.