They Might Be Democrats: Republicans Who Are Crossing Over

by phil on Monday Jan 22, 2007 12:03 AM

Three Republicans (Delaware, Minnesota, and Pennsylvania) voted for six main bills that define most of the "first 100 hours" promise of the Pelosi's Democrat-controlled House. Another seventeen voted for 5! (CT, FL, IL, MO, NC, NJ, NY, OH, PA, WA, WV). More on who's crossing over.

Voted for: 6

Voted for: 6

Voted for: 6

And these Republican Representatives...

CT-4 Shays, Christopher
FL-5 Brown-Waite, Virginia
FL-13 Buchanan, Vern
IL-15 Johnson, Timothy
IL-10 Kirk, Mark
MO-8 Emerson, Jo Ann
NC-3 Jones, Walter
NJ-2 LoBiondo, Frank
NJ-4 Smith, Christopher
NY-13 Fossella, Vito
NY-25 Walsh, James
OH-14 LaTourette, Steven
OH-16 Regula, Ralph
PA-15 Dent, Charles
PA-6 Gerlach, Jim
WA-8 Reichert, Dave
WV-2 Capito, Shelley

Voted for: 5

These are the six bills that largely define the "First 100 hours" promise of the Democrats:

H.R. 1: Implementing the 9/11 Commission Recommendations Act of 2007 - A bevy of new laws to implement the rest of the 9/11 Commission Report recommendations.

H.R. 2: Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2007 - Boost the minimum wage from $5.15 per hour to $7.25 per hour over two years.

H.R. 3: Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act of 2007 - Expand the number of human embryonic stem cell (ES) lines available to federally funded researchers.

H.R. 4: Medicare Prescription Drug Price Negotiation Act of 2007 - Requires the secretary of Health and Human Services to negotiate with drug makers for lower prices for Medicare patients.

H.R. 5: College Student Relief Act of 2007 - Cut the interest rates of subsidized federal student college loans from 6.8 percent to 3.4 percent over a five-year period.

H.R. 6: CLEAN Energy Act of 2007 - A $15 billion package of fees, taxes and royalties on oil and gas companies, with the money used to promote renewable fuels such as wind and solar energy and biomass.

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