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What does it mean to "Table a bill" ?
| February 14, 2009
Posted on 02/13/2009 9:49:55 PM PST by knarf
Wellll ... I always wondered.
TOPICS: Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: congress; terminology
posted on 02/13/2009 9:49:56 PM PST
It means you delay further action until it is called back to the floor. It means, you put the bill on hold.
posted on 02/13/2009 9:50:58 PM PST
by April Lexington
(Study the constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
To: April Lexington
Or it means you don’t want to go on the record being against it, so you use parliamentary procedure to kill the bill by putting it off for good.
posted on 02/13/2009 9:56:06 PM PST
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It is also used when it would shameful to have a record of your on a bill so you never let it come up for vote.
posted on 02/13/2009 9:58:35 PM PST
( Accept it, there is no except after in math.)
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"It means you delay further action until it is called back to the floor. It means, you put the bill on hold"
I specifically remember learning what it means to table a bill when I was in the sixth grade. Also what it means to veto and pocket veto a bill.
I have a clear visual memory of my fifth grade history textbook's glossary definition of "Lord". The definition provided was: A rich and powerful man.
As I recall, it depends which side of the big pond you’re on. In America, it means to stop discussing a bill. In the U.K., it means to start discussing one.
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