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To: GeronL
"They’ll pass things by concensus."

Is this a new process DeMint is talking about or an existing one?

If they have a process where legislation is pending and a time frame for objections exists. And that's clearly communicated to both members of the house and the public. Then that's not secret.

And you could conceivably say the absence of objections in a reasonable time frame is itself a consensus vote.

14 posted on 11/08/2010 11:03:29 AM PST by DannyTN
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To: DannyTN

I think they’ve doing that for some time. I doubt the new Congress will change much.


16 posted on 11/08/2010 11:08:19 AM PST by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com <--- My Fiction/ Science Fiction Board)
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To: DannyTN
If they have a process where legislation is pending and a time frame for objections exists. And that's clearly communicated to both members of the house and the public. Then that's not secret.

That's a cool idea for a legislative process. Too bad it doesn't exist. This is a good explanation for the process.

http://firstread.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2010/03/16/4436482-explaining-deem-and-pass

19 posted on 11/08/2010 11:30:38 AM PST by antiRepublicrat
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