Posted by Jeremy Shulkin
Earlier tonight (last night if you’re reading this on Monday) the House passed H.R.3590 by a vote of 219 to 212. All 219 “yay”s came from Democrats, while 34 broke ranks and voted with Republicans.
Nine of the ten Massachusetts reps voted in favor of the bill, with only Stephen Lynch of the 9th district (parts of Bristol, Norfolk, Plymouth and Suffolk counties) voting “nay.”
Jim McGovern (D-Worcester) spoke from the floor. We’ll try to get a transcript posted soon. Twitter, the exit poll of the 21st century, has some choice quotes.
The New York Times has this handy map (above) that shows the voting breakdown by district. It’s worth running your mouse over.