In Kansas, it was a party line vote:

Nay KS-1 Moran, Jerry [R]
Aye KS-2 Boyda, Nancy [D]
Aye KS-3 Moore, Dennis [D]
Nay KS-4 Tiahrt, Todd [R]

The bill, HR 1113, is a nonbinding resolution “celebrating the role of mothers in the United States and supporting the goals and ideals of Mother?s Day.” The vote was on a motion to send the bill back for reconsideration and revision in committee.

Tiahrt rose in protest, demanding first the vote on his motion to recommit, and requesting that the votes be recorded, because “because I?m sure every member wants their mother to know that they have supported the goals of Mother?s Day.” He then joined his colleagues in voting against the measure.

I’m sure Donald Betts will have fun with this.

Comments

  1. #1 Pierce R. Butler
    May 9, 2008

    “HR 1113″, when plugged into the “Legislation in Current Congress” search field at http://thomas.loc.gov/, leads to the “Inflammatory Bowel Disease Research Enhancement Act”, which most unAmericanly has nothing to say about motherhood.

  2. #2 Pierce R. Butler
    May 9, 2008

    Aha: the correct search term is “H.RES.1113″ …

    Stirring and inspiring legislative eloquence for our troubled times!

  3. #3 eric
    May 11, 2008

    The vote was on a motion to send the bill back for reconsideration and revision in committee.

    Actually, no. Tiahrt had just moved to reconsider, i.e., have a “do-over,” and this vote was to set aside his motion to reconsider. (BTW, he did vote for the resolution–only people voting with the winning side can move to reconsider.) It’s hardly surprising he and his fellow Republicans would vote against an attempt to stop his motion. From what had gone on before that day, his motion to reconsider was obviously just a parliamentary stalling tactic.

  4. #4 ?ark?
    September 10, 2008

    I have ideas and voronoff genes.

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