Update: An emailer points out that the 54 Rs and Ds who abstained from voting on the motion must have made President Obama, with his history of over 100 “present” votes in the Illinois state legislature, very proud.
Minority Leader John Boehner’s Motion to Recommit, which would have frozen federal spending at current levels and stripped the 9,000 un-reviewed earmarks from the $410,000,000,000.00 omnibus spending bill currently working its way through Congress, was voted down 160-218 this afternoon.
Every Republican who voted did so in support of the measure, as did 8 Democrats (Reps. Altmire, Childers, Donnelly, Ellsworth, Giffords, Minnick, Mitchell and Nye; h/t Connie Hair at HE for the names).
26 Republicans and 28 Democrats abstained from voting on the motion altogether.
The 26 Republicans who abstained from voting on this motion are listed below the fold. Is your Congressman one of them?