The House just passed H.R. 63, the non-binding resolution voicing disapproval of the President's escalation strategy. The number of Republican def
February 15, 2007

cspan-house-iraqvote.jpgThe House just passed H.R. 63, the non-binding resolution voicing disapproval of the President's escalation strategy. The number of Republican defectors at 17 was a little less than expected. The reason: Republicans were likely hyping the numbers so that the actually tally would look more favorable to the White House, who plans to frame it as a partisan issue; something they couldn't have done if 30, 40 or 50 Republicans had jumped ship.

Over in the Senate, as Nicole mentioned yesterday, Harry Reid has schedule a rare Saturday session to vote to begin debate on the House resolution. Unfortunately, it needs 60 to proceed which seems quite unlikely.

UPDATE: Roll call of the vote can be found here. (h/t fish)

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