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How can the House vote on anything Sunday evening? What happened to the "THREE DAY rule"?
one man's opinion.....

Posted on 12/29/2012 6:41:52 AM PST by ken5050

News reports say that Reid and McConnell are going to work through the weekend to try ad reach a deal. House members have been called back to the Capitol,and the House is scheduled to meet Sunday evening. All this is designed to possibly get a bull that Obama can sign Monday morning, in order to avoid going over the fiscal cliff. But there's just one small problem, which nobody's talking about.. the House rule that mandates that no legislation can be passed until three days have passed, to allow for representatives, and the public, to read, understand, and comment on the contents of the bill.

TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS: 112th; fiscalcliff
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To: ken5050

As much as this would suck, there is still a silver lining. The more Boehner pisses off other Repubs, the more likely it is that we’ll be able to get a new Speaker in :)

41 posted on 12/29/2012 10:31:33 AM PST by Svartalfiar
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To: bmwcyle
The cowards can’t do anything in the open any more.

The need for the 2nd amendment has never been clearer.

42 posted on 12/29/2012 11:30:43 AM PST by IncPen (Educating Barack Obama has been the most expensive project in human history)
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To: IncPen

And the need to defend it either.

43 posted on 12/29/2012 11:41:21 AM PST by bmwcyle (We have gone over the cliff and we are about to hit the bottom)
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To: maine yankee
Have you been to the capitol bldg ? You can’t get near the chambers.

News to me. I've been in both the House and the Senate Chambers. Did something change since 2000?
44 posted on 12/29/2012 12:33:38 PM PST by crosshairs (They are only assault weapons in the hands of tyrannical governments and criminals. Ban both.)
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To: newzjunkey

FYI..Roll Call has an article posted at 11 am, to the effect that the Rules Committee is meeting pass the “rule” for any new bill that comes out of an agreement. Thus is NOT voting on a bill that the House has already passed.

45 posted on 12/29/2012 12:48:32 PM PST by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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To: TheBattman

— “but they said on the news...” ——

This is why the media is enemy #1. They make the Demcrimes possible. We have to boycott the network news advertisers.

46 posted on 12/29/2012 12:54:03 PM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: ken5050

That only applies to symbolic votes like honoring people.
It was never meant to apply to crises like this one and the debt limit.
If we go over the cliff then we all die, there will be no USA in 2013. You want to face that?
You didn’t actually believe them did you?

47 posted on 12/29/2012 7:55:49 PM PST by sickoflibs (Dems go for results, meaning winning. Rs go for symbolism: "We tried. We were foiled again"")
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