But the House vote is far from the final word.
The final House vote was 400 to 1 for the measure.
People who care ought to keep a list of the House vote.
The House vote to enter the war was 250 to 183.
The member need not be present when the House votes on the action.
He and six others opposed the bill again in the full house vote.
He called next week's House vote "among the most serious decisions our government will make this year."
The House vote, 229 to 197, was largely along party lines.
It is expected that members of the House vote for their party's candidate.
The next step is the House vote on final passage of the bill.