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  First day, swing vote for new Rep. Bill Foster
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Last EditedRP  Mar 13, 2008 05:57pm
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News DateWednesday, March 12, 2008 11:00:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionIt didn't take long for Bill Foster to make an impact in Congress.

The bill, pushed aggressively by Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), creates an independent, outside panel to investigate ethics complaints against House members. The House approved it last night, 229-182, with most Democrats in favor and most Republicans opposed. That margin is deceptive: Before final passage, the bill first had to clear a much closer procedural vote, which gave House members a chance to kill the idea without, technically, voting against it.

The bill survived that test by a single vote, with Foster voting in favor.
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