St. Louis Public Radio News
11:28 am
Thu October 10, 2002

Congress Backs Bush on Iraq

Washington, D.C. – Missouri Democrats William Lacy Clay and Karen McCarthy voted against President Bush's request for authority to use military force against Iraq. But the rest of Missouri's delegation joined a large majority of the U-S House today in passing the measure.

The U-S House of Representatives had a 296-to-133 roll call vote
today.

In Illinois All ten Republican representatives voted in favor of the resolution. But Rod Blagojevich and David Phelps were the only Illinois Democrats to support it.

Democrat Dick Durbin of Illinois will be the only US Senator from Illinois or Missouri to vote against President Bush's request.