Thursday, July 28, 2005

Well ...

Last night--not long after midnight, apparently, the House approved CAFTA. The vote was almost as narrow as is mathematically possible: 217-215. If just one person had voted differently, the vote would have been a tie, and had two people voted differently, the trade deal would have been blown out of the water at least for the moment. Judging from an AP article, it looks as if such factors as "maintaining democracy in the Western hemisphere" were slightly larger factors in convincing the wavering House members than anything to do with trade. Later I will post the specifics of the vote.

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