House OKs debt-ceiling bill; Eshoo votes yes Other Topics, posted by Editor, The Almanac Online, on Aug 2, 2011 at 6:09 pm
Ending weeks of partisan bickering over raising the debt ceiling that threatened to plunge the federal government into default, a last-minute deal was approved by the U.S. House of Representatives on Monday evening (Aug. 1). Rep. Anna G. Eshoo, D-Menlo Park, became one of 95 Democrats who voted in favor of the Budget Control Act of 2011 in a 50-50 split among House Democrats.
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Posted by Disappointed but Proud, a resident of the Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park neighborhood, on Aug 2, 2011 at 6:09 pm
Hurray for Anna! She is intelligent enough to realize that this flawed bill is the best that we can hope for before the deadline. Shame on the bickering, partisan Republicans and Tea Partiers who held the country hostage. They should not play chicken with our country. Now is the time to close those corporate tax loopholes and raise the taxes for the uber-rich. It's for the good of the country.