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Republicans Vote Against Moms

It was already shaping up to be a difficult year for congressional Republicans. Now, on the cusp of Mother's Day, comes this: A majority of the House GOP has voted against motherhood.

On Wednesday afternoon, the House had just voted, 412 to 0, to pass H. Res. 1113, "Celebrating the role of mothers in the United States and supporting the goals and ideals of Mother's Day," when Rep. Todd Tiahrt (R-Kan.), rose in protest.

"Mr. Speaker, I move to reconsider the vote," he announced.

Rep. Kathy Castor (D-Fla.), who has two young daughters, moved to table Tiahrt's request, setting up a revote. This time, 178 Republicans cast their votes against mothers.

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-- Dana Milbank

By Dana Milbank  | May 9, 2008; 9:30 AM ET
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Attached is a link to the rollcall vote of the 178 House Republicans who voted AGAINST celebrating the 100th anniversary of Mother's Day

This INCLUDES the Republican who introduced the resolution in the 1st place.

Among those not voting was Cong. Vito Fossella (R-NY), even though he has made both his wife on Staten Island and a friend in Virginia mothers.

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