The U.S. House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly in favor of a resolution to honor the Penn State coach for his 400th victory. However, the vote was not unanimous.
Three representatives — Louise Slaughter (D-New York), Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) and Peter DeFazio (D-Oregon) voted against the resolution, which passed 417-3.
So what gives? Why vote no?
The site Penn State Clips contacted the offices of the representatives to get an answer. Each had their reason, which centered on beliefs that the House has more important matters to tackle.
However, that stance is not consistent with past votes. Last year, Slaughter and Chaffetz voted to approve a similar resolution honoring the New York Yankees for winning the World Series, while DeFazio voted "present."
In other words, it's business as usual in Washington.