463 to 1 Vote in House on Mine Safety Investigation

A story in the Daily Labor Report that the House of Representatives voted 463-1 to give authority to House Education and Labor Committee staff members to take depositions as part of the investigation into the Massey Energy Company mine accident of April 5th raised my curiosity about the one no vote.

I must admit that I was not surprised when I double checked the Roll Call 289 on H RES 1363 and found that the lone dissent was Congressman Ron Paul of Texas.

No matter what you think of him, there clearly is no doubt that he does not feel obligated to go his own way, regardless of popular sentiment. 

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