Thursday, May 8, 2008

Pete Sessions casts vote against Mother's Day

At first, Pete Sessions was among the unanimous supporters of H.Res. 1113, "Celebrating the role of mothers in the United States and supporting the goals and ideals of Mother’s Day." But then, Republican Todd Tiahrt (R-Kansas) rose in protest, moving to "reconsider the vote." Dana Milbank of Washington Post explains that
...Republicans, unhappy with the Democratic majority, have been using such procedural tactics as this all week to bring the House to a standstill, but the assault on mothers may have gone too far.
Kathy Castor (D-Florida) moved to table Tiahrt's request for a revote. Her motion passed 273-178, leaving the original Mother's Day vote intact. Pete Sessions was among the 178 Republicans who voted for the procedural tactic, essentially putting party loyalty over their own mothers.

To be fair, Pete Sessions voted for Mother's Day before he voted against it. The final vote count for House Vote #275 is available at GovTrack.

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