Today, The Hill ran a piece on the work that TalkingPointsMemo.com and The Daily DeLay have done to tally and tease out who voted and how for the DeLay Rule. The reporter cited our postings and your calls to congressional offices.
According to Donnelly, the list is based on press reports as well as constituents who have called their representative to ask how they voted. He added that, since posting the list, the traffic on the site has increased from between 100 to 200 visitors per day to approximately 7,000.
“It is interesting to see how some members have been changing their story as the story has gotten bigger,” Donnelly said. “Some [lawmakers] refused initially to say [how they voted], and then they’ve said they’ll respond to constituents — they’ve been changing their stories.”
Thanks to everyone for helping us track down and demand these votes! But our work is not done. Please keep calling the offices for those we don't have yea or nay vote for and don't forget to sign and pass along our petition demanding that Speaker Hastert hold a recorded vote on the rule change when the new Congress convenes in January!