Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Rep. Schweikert Votes With, Against House Republican Leadership In Past 24 Hours (Patriot Act extensions, UN funding)

As Washington and Congress-watchers are buzzing today about the House Republicans' apparent divisions on the Patriot Act extensions and the U.N. funding measure, only one Arizona Congressman has voted against party lines.  Rep. David Schweikert (R-CD5) joined some so-called Tea Party Republicans and voted against the extensions of three provisions of the Patriot Act last night, but voted with all but three of the GOP caucus to try to yank back $180 million in funds for the United Nations.  Both measures failed to get the necessary 2/3 support.

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