In the kind of vote which unifies the Democratic Congress and the Democratic base, the House voted 235-185 to kill House Vote #573.
I believe this is a version of the bill President Obama justly vetoed recently. (Thank you Mr. President.) It would have forced every state to accept a notarized statement made in any other state.
Though the language doesn't specifically address Mortgage Fraud notarizations, it surely would have made it easier for the agents of such fraud to get their way in many instances.
(late h/t to burrow owl. This was a required vote to override the veto. At least this time they had to tally the yeas and nays, unlike the voice vote on the first go round.
The best part...
is how it is so clearly a Democratic Party Vote. Though there were a total of 13, from both parties, not voting, and a handful of crossovers from each party. (Ron Paul to our side, 3 Democratic New Yorkers to the wrong side. Amongst others.)
Curiously, Waxman was one "not voting." I don't know if he was present or not. Also, the Dems Not Voting were Kendrick Meek and Ron Klein of Florida, as well as 5 other Dems.
The full list is here.
It's late, and it's a slow posting night, so forgive me for just putting this up and leaving. I expect others will expand on this information later.
It's just refreshing, imo, to see that we, our Party, can stand up for the little guy instead of the bankers. This is the kind of thing which gets the public's approval, and let's tout it.