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Hastings votes against Afghanistan-Iraq war funding bill; Meek misses vote

by George Bennett | July 27th, 2010

With Democrats increasingly divided on the U.S. presence in Afghanistan, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 308-to-114 late today for a supplemental spending bill that includes $37 billion for the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

President Obama’s request got more support from Republicans (160 votes) than Democrats (148 votes). Local U.S. Reps. Ted Deutch, D-Boca Raton, Ron Klein, D-Boca Raton, and Tom Rooney, R-Tequesta, voted yes. U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings, D-Miramar, joined 101 other Dems and 12 Republicans in voting no.

U.S. Rep. Kendrick Meek, D-Miami, did not vote. Meek, who’s running for U.S. Senate, was campaigning in South Florida earlier in the day.

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One Response to “Hastings votes against Afghanistan-Iraq war funding bill; Meek misses vote”

  1. I must have missed something Says:

    I thought that was what Obama was going to do – get us out of Afghanistan and Iraq. Hell we my as well left Bush in office. The thing that is criminal is that we are spending untold amounts of money that our children will have to pay – to save two countries that could care less about the US. That does not even consider the human life that we are losing. This is frustrating because there is no ethical reason in the world for us to be in either country.

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