"You're welcome, John."
It was lost in Wednesday's shuffle of Supreme Court
, Senate Republicans' failure
to override President Obama's veto of the Keystone XL bill, and the latest appalling revelations
out of Ferguson, but once again, Democrats were the grown-ups
in the House:
In a rare bipartisan vote, the House today approved an Amtrak funding bill that will keep the trains running for another four years ...
The Passenger Rail Reform and Investment Act passed on a vote of 316 to 101 (132 Republicans joined 184 Democrats in voting for the bill; 101 Republicans voted against). [...]
Just before the bill passed, a GOP amendment to eliminate all federal subsidies for Amtrak failed on a vote of 147 to 272.
And had that
If it had passed and was later upheld by the Senate, that could effectively have killed national passenger rail service.
For the second time in a week
, Democrats were completely united
in keeping critical public services up and running. And once again, proved that Democrats are the only ones interested in governing. You're welcome, Mr. Speaker.