By Michael M. Gleeson - 06/26/09 06:23 PM EDT
His spokesman confirmed that he will be voting Friday evening. He appeared in the Chamber Friday afternoon.
Kennedy returned to Washington Friday because he believes that the legislation will create new green energy, his spokesperson told The Hill.
Kennedy checked himself into rehab for a second time June 12 and was not expected to make today’s vote. Republicans were counting on Kennedy’s absence was expected to cancel out the absence of Rep. John Sullivan (R-Okla.) who requested the month of June of so he could seek treat for an alcohol addiction.
Rep. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) will miss the vote due to a family conflict, and Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-Fla.) is in Albania.