House Republicans left for their annual issues retreat on a high note after they united to vote against the $819 billion economic stimulus package.

Though the massive Democrat written measure passed 244-188, not one Republican voted for the package that they agreed, for different reasons, would not create more jobs.

In a memo sent to the members of his conference today entitled "Standing Together for Better Solutions," House Minority Leader John BoehnerJohn BoehnerLobbying World Jordan won't run for Oversight gavel Oklahoma rep. launches long-shot bid for Oversight chair MORE (R-Ohio) wrote "by standing united, we offered hope to struggling families and small businesses across America looking to Washington for real solutions to the challenges they face. We also made good on our pledge that Republicans will not simply be the party of 'opposition,' but the party of better solutions."

-Molly K. Hooper