House Speaker Boehner’s resolution passed along party lines, with but two New York Democrats — Paul Tonko upstate and Carolyn McCarthy on Long Island — joining Republicans to vote in favor.
A similar resolution, advanced by liberal Ohio Rep. Dennis Kucinch, failed but was more complicated. That resolution, “directing the President…to remove the United States Armed Forces from Libya” saw a surprising number of liberal Democrats (Nadler, Rangel) voting in favor of it, while more moderate Democrats (Maloney, Crowley) opposed it.
Tim Bishop, a Democrat who narrowly won re-election to his swing district on Long Island, voted in favor of it. So did two upstate Republicans: Chris Gibson of Saratoga Springs, and Tom Reed of Corning.
Here’s the vote on the Kucinich resolution:
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