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Stimulus Passes House 244 to 178 without a Single Republican Vote

5:40 PM, Jan 28, 2009 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
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From the Washington Post:

With no Republican support, the House approved an $819 billion stimulus plan that will serve as the cornerstone of President Obama's efforts to resuscitate the economy, an early victory for the new president but still a disappointment because of the lack of Republican votes.

The measure passed 244 to 188, with 11 Democrats and 177 Republicans voting against it.

A party line vote on a pork-laden trillion dollar spending bill--now that's change you can believe in.

Seriously, this was a good night for Republicans because it was a display of unity that the minority party will need going forward. Of 11 Democrats who voted against the stimulus, most are considered vulnerable next cycle. I don't recall the last time that Republicans have been this united. Three cheers for change.