As I understand, this was not put to a vote - It was done by Executive Action.
You are correct. This was a fast move by nobama and without Congressional approval, other than maybe all the dem Congress-critters behind closed doors.
It was “announced” just as Congress was recessed and the WhiteyHut’s intention was to smear conservative Congress-people with the implication they were in on some secret deal.
Jeeze, from looking at some FR responses, it was a good smear plan against conservatives.