A bill came before the House to provide health care to the emergency personnel who responded to the events of 9/11 and suffered respiratory problems because of all the toxins they breathed in during that time. As I understand it, the Democrats made a procedural move so that the bill could come to a vote without having pointless amendments (pork?) added to it. However, doing so required a two-thirds super-majority vote. One hundred and fifty-nine Republicans voted against the bill, prompting Rep. Weiner (D-NY) to do this:
I wish I lived in his district so I could proudly call him my representative. No offense, Rep. Rodriguez.