Friday, December 3, 2010

Commssion Report, 11 Yay, 7 Nay

The President's Deficit Commission report was approved by a 11-7 vote, but this is short of the 14-4 vote needed to get an up or down vote in the House and Senate. All 3 Republican House members (Ryan, Hensarling, Camp) voted no as did Max Baucus, the Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee. But, early reports that none of the elected Republicans would vote for the report proved false, as Sens. Coburn and Crappo who will return to the next Congress and Gregg who is retiring voted in Favor. Sen. Conrad (D) and Sen Gregg (R) both voted yes and they are the current Chairman and ranking member of the Senate budget committee.

WSJ coverage.

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