Monday, March 17, 2008

Pete Sessions votes against intelligence, ethics

Congress failed to reach the necessary 276 votes to override Bush's veto of H.R. 2082, the Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008, which would ban interrogation techniques like waterboarding. Pete Sessions was one of the no-voters who kept this from passing. See Roll No. 117.

Congress was more successful in a vote establishing an Office of Congressional Ethics within the House of Representatives. From Congress.Org:
H. Res. 895: The House agreed to H. Res. 1031, providing for the D269adoption of the resolution (H. Res. 895) establishing within the House of Representatives an Office of Congressional Ethics, by a yea-and-nay vote of 229 yeas to 182 nays with 4 voting "present'', Roll No. 122, after agreeing to order the previous question by a yea-and-nay vote of 207 yeas to 206 nays, Roll No. 121.

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