Wow! Usually I call Congressman Rob Bishop's Office to disagree or complain. And when I see him in parades (4th of July, Pioneer Day, etc.), I just yell at him (if Linda doesn't clamp her hand over my mouth first). Tomorrow, I'm going to call his office and thank him for a vote.
Apparently he joined today with a tea party faction to vote against an extension of certain aspects of the so-called "Patriot Act." This is big. At least it's something on which I think my friends who are Libertarians, Liberals, or true "small-government" Conservatives, and I can all agree. It's one area where I disagree with our President.
Sadly, I think it may just be a symbolic vote as the the Washington Post explains. The Republicans apparently can change the rules from a super-majority requirement to a simple majority vote on this which they will likely win. But still, maybe I won't yell at him at the next parade.