The House just passed a resolution supporting the troops but opposing the presidents plan for a troop escalation by a vote of 246-182 with 17 Republicans, none of whom are from NJ supporting the resolution.
Yeas: Andrews, Pallone, Pascrell, Rothman, Payne, Holt & Sires
LoBiondo, Saxton, Smith, Ferguson, Frelinghuysen & Garrett
Correction: Kwilkinson points out that LoBiondo did not vote and asks: Is he worried or does he have another reason for not voting?
Update: I was informed that Congressman LoBiondo did not vote because he was attending his father-in-law’s funeral.
The Senate is supposed to take up a vote tomorrow, although many Republicans will not attend and Senator McCain will campaign in Iowa. He is the only Senator campaigning for President who is not expected to make the vote. The floor is yours…