The Federalist Papers on the House of Representatives:
“As it is essential to liberty that the government in general should have a common interest with the people, so it is particularly essential that the branch of it under consideration should have an immediate dependence on, and an intimate sympathy with, the people.”
Publius, Federalist No. 52
Right or wrong, today’s vote was a bi-partisan example of elected representatives being influenced by the represented. That’s what they are supposed to do, and what they are often accused of not doing. I don’t know what will be the economic results of today’s vote, but from a historical, political point of view I say “Thank you,” to the Democrats and Republicans who listened to their constituents rather than their donors.