Boehner May Want to Rethink His Legislative Strategy

The Hill: “Boehner: I Won’t Make Practice of Passing Bills Without GOP Support.”

It doesn’t look like that legislative strategy is going to work very well, Speaker Boehner. So far in the 113th Congress, four bills will have been signed into law:

1. S. 47 - Reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act

YES VOTES: 199 Democrats, 87 Republicans

2. H.R. 152 – Disaster Relief Appropriations

YES VOTES: 192 Democrats, 49 Republicans

3. H.R. 325 – No Budget, No Pay

YES VOTES: 86 Democrats, 199 Republicans

4. H.R. 41 – To temporarily increase the borrowing authority of the Federal Emergency Management Agency for carrying out the National Flood Insurance Program

YES VOTES: 193 Democrats, 191 Republicans

On average, 168 Democrats voted YES on the bills that were signed into law, while only 124 Republicans voted for these bills.

Enough said.

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