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House Votes on Recess, but Is It Enough to Leave Town?
Friday, August 01, 2008

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,395702,00.html

The House of Representatives maybe have voted Wednesday to approve its August adjournment, but now, they have to do it again — and that could be a problem for House Democrats.

Republicans threatened to hold the House in session over the August break since Democrats never allowed them to have a vote on offshore drilling. And the adjournment resolution passed Wednesday by only one vote, with 17 Democrats voting with Republicans.

But the rub is that Senate hasn’t passed its adjournment resolution yet, and the Constitution requires the House and Senate “agree” on what they’re going to do when lawmakers leave for any extended period of time.

Lately, the Senate has not been adjourning, only meeting every couple of days. That prevents President Bush from making “recess appointments” of controversial judicial nominees the Senate wouldn’t otherwise confirm. The President can bypass the Senate when it adjourns for longer time periods, such as the August recess.

The House wrote its adjournment resolution in a way that might not synch up with the Senate. So, the House may have to take a mulligan on the previous vote to adjourn and agree to meet every couple days — for only a few minutes usually — as the Senate will do for the month of August.

The vote in the House again could be close. But a senior House source tells FOX News that the Democrats have the votes to get out of town.


38 posted on 08/01/2008 9:40:42 AM PDT by STARWISE (They (Dims) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war-RichardMiniter, respected OBL author)
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To: STARWISE
Unfortunately, the House of Representatives meets and does business at the whim of Queen Nancy.

She has made it clear she has absolute power over the House.

The Republicans should stay and meet every day and raise a stink over Pelosi’s shameless tactic of holding citizens hostage to high gas prices and denying what at least 75% of what the voters want. Drilling and pumping.

She is a disgrace, as are the Democrats and the Republicans that kowtow to her whims.

59 posted on 08/01/2008 9:51:11 AM PDT by Syncro (Tagline: optional, printed after your name on post)
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To: STARWISE
Lately, the Senate has not been adjourning, only meeting every couple of days. That prevents President Bush from making “recess appointments” of controversial judicial nominees the Senate wouldn’t otherwise confirm. The President can bypass the Senate when it adjourns for longer time periods, such as the August recess.

ROFLMAO!!!!

Can you say:


110 posted on 08/01/2008 10:07:00 AM PDT by Eagle of Liberty (Ownership, Individuality, Freedom, Responsibility - The Backbone of Conservatism - falconparty.com)
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To: STARWISE
So, the House may have to take a mulligan on the previous vote to adjourn and agree to meet every couple days — for only a few minutes usually — as the Senate will do for the month of August.

Quorum Call every time???

131 posted on 08/01/2008 10:13:11 AM PDT by Bush_Democrat (Ex-Dem since 2001 *Folding@Home for the Gipper - Join the FReeper Folders*)
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