31% of Republican Reps Supported Pelosi's First 100 Hours
by phil on Sunday Jan 21, 2007 7:27 PM
In the 2006 Congressional elections, Democrat Nancy Pelosi promised a bold "first hundred hours" agenda. Six of the main bills supporting this agenda have already passed in the Democrat-controlled House. Let's see how bipartisan this new Congress is.
On average, of the 201 Republicans in the House, 62 voted for these bills, 133 voted against, and 7 did not vote (or 31% of Republican Representatives crossing the aisle). By comparison, the Republican-dominated 104th House, elected in 1994, presented the Contract with America agenda. 29% of Democratic Representatives crossed the aisle to vote for bills in the 'Contract.'
Below is the individual break-down of six new bills presented by the Democrats in 2007: