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Report: U.S. House of Representatives Postpones All Legislative Business Next Week
Saturday, January 8, 2011 | Kristinn

Posted on 01/08/2011 5:17:23 PM PST by kristinn

Nothing online yet. Keith Olbermann on MSNBC, just before the news conference started, read a statement from House Majority Leader Eric Cantor that the House of Representatives was postponing all legislative business next week.

A new schedule will be announced on Sunday. Presumably, the vote to repeal Obamacare will be put off from the planned January 12 date.


TOPICS: Breaking News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 112th; ericcantor; gabriellegiffords; giffords; jaredleeloughner; jaredloughner; loughner
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1 posted on 01/08/2011 5:17:23 PM PST by kristinn
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From Reuters:

"All legislation currently scheduled to be considered by the House of Representatives next week is being postponed so that we can take whatever actions may be necessary in light of today's tragedy," Cantor said in a prepared statement.

2 posted on 01/08/2011 5:23:34 PM PST by kristinn (Lowering the IQ on FR since Jul 31, 1998)
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To: kristinn

The postponement of House business is out of respect for Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and her family.

Conservatives are decent people. What happened today knows no party affiliation or political boundaries. But I don’t expect the Left to be civilized for once.

This is for the country, not for the Democratic Party. Its not for them.


3 posted on 01/08/2011 5:23:54 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: kristinn

Isn’t that a bit unusual?


4 posted on 01/08/2011 5:27:27 PM PST by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: kristinn

This delay is both unnecessary and melodramatic.


5 posted on 01/08/2011 5:30:13 PM PST by conservativehistorian (.)
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To: goldstategop

You don’t play decent with communists engaged in a psychological war against the Republican party and the capitalist system.

Now the marxists can lie all week without even having to take time out to vote.

Wonder what “steps” Cantor is talking about, creating a new federal protective service to taser any constituent who looks cross eyed at one of their betters in Congress?


6 posted on 01/08/2011 5:32:14 PM PST by Rome2000 (OBAMA IS A COMMUNIST CRYPTO-MUSLIM)
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To: Protect the Bill of Rights

Good Grief...

Life goes on...


7 posted on 01/08/2011 5:32:55 PM PST by Dacula (Proud husband of a Breast Cancer survivor.)
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To: kristinn
Censure any politician who refuses to retract their statements that the Tea Party or talk radio caused this is the ONLY appropriate action.This is a left wing kook problem and needs to be presented as so.
8 posted on 01/08/2011 5:36:30 PM PST by VRWC For Truth (Throw the bums out who vote yes on the bailout)
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To: kristinn

I don’t understand how postponing the work of the House of Representatives for a week is the proper show of respect to a wounded member.

IMO, extend condolences, don’t let last week’s momentum slip away, continue working to undo rat damage to our country.


9 posted on 01/08/2011 5:40:19 PM PST by Jacquerie (The next two years in Congress will be a proxy fight for the American soul.)
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To: Rome2000

I don’t know of human being you are but someone is between life and death and all you can think about is politics.

I’m just disgusted. If it happened to you and your family worried about you making it, I think you would want the respect of your colleagues and friends.

Not everything in life is about politics. There is plenty of time for that later.


10 posted on 01/08/2011 5:45:03 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Rome2000

I totally agree! Everyone ought to get busy and create screenshots of all this whacko’s rantings. Before a day has passed, they will all be gone from the internet and he will be branded a “rabid element of the Teaparty” which he clearly is not. What he clearly IS, is a Leftist Loon who hates America, its government and its flag.

I immediatley heard calls for “a change in the tone of Washington. Does this mean we should just give up and become Socialists and Communists to keep the peace? The business of the country must go on! They won’t let terrorists killing hundreds of us or trying to blow all of us up stop Congress, but the actions of one nut job can?

I would remind the news media that other people were killed and injured who weren’t promininent figures in politics or government. Let’s have enough respect for them and their families not to act as if the death or injury of a politician is more worthy of grief and sense of loss than an ordinary citizen.


11 posted on 01/08/2011 5:48:43 PM PST by Aleya2Fairlie
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To: kristinn

Well, we did just watch the local police chief stand in the blood and with his own rhetoric blame talk radio for the murders, offsetting the perp’s record of dead threats and dealings with police.

Next week we’ll have an inquisition of talk radio.


12 posted on 01/08/2011 5:49:23 PM PST by Fitzy_888 ("ownership society")
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To: Jacquerie

I agree. I feel sorry about what happened, but we have to strke while the iron is still hot. This is like the opposing team calling a time out, just as the kicker is ready to kick a field goal


13 posted on 01/08/2011 5:49:35 PM PST by Wisconsinlady (DEFUND NPR, PBS, THE TSA AND THE U.N.)
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To: kristinn

can the FRs develop something for the 9 year old girl’s family whom was shot down by the bastard in Tuscon, AZ. a memorial fund, a scholarship fundin her honor. The family must be suffering enough and in their grief they have to bury their child and be able to go on in life.

I am unable to do anything because I have to travel Sunday, 10 hours stay overnight in Detroit Metro Area undergo cervical vertebrae surgery on Monday AM. i will be unable to be on FR for a time but will check periodically if at all possible if someone has done anything to help the family whom lost their child.


14 posted on 01/08/2011 5:49:46 PM PST by hondact200 (Candor dat viribos alas (sincerity gives wings to strength) and Nil desperandum (never despair))
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To: kristinn

There is no reason for this.


15 posted on 01/08/2011 5:52:11 PM PST by Psycho_Bunny (Hail To The Fail-In-Chief)
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To: kristinn

Well, we did just watch the local police chief stand in the blood and with his own rhetoric blame talk radio for the murders, offsetting the perp’s record of death threats and dealings with police.

Next week we’ll have an inquisition of talk radio.


16 posted on 01/08/2011 5:53:01 PM PST by Fitzy_888 ("ownership society")
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To: Jacquerie

“Wounded?” Someone gets shot point blank in the head and you dismiss it casually like she had a knee rash. Rep. Giffords could very easily die.

I know enough about agonizing over the well-being of a family member to identify with Giffords - and what her family must be going through. Her children could lose their mother. She is in critical condition. You don’t seem to show much respect for the state she is in.

The affairs of this world can wait a week.


17 posted on 01/08/2011 5:54:18 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: conservativehistorian
This delay is both unnecessary and melodramatic.

I agree and would add weak and self-important.

The best rebuke to anarchy and savagery is calm resolve.

18 posted on 01/08/2011 5:59:15 PM PST by rogue yam
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To: goldstategop
You are deluded if you think there wont be any "politics" going on next week.

There will be plenty, and most of it will be a full frontal psyop by the marxist members of the "Progressive Congressional Caucus" against the GOP to portray them and their constituency as homicidal maniacs.

No reason to let them operate unfettered and giving them a week off to concentrate exclusively on this operation.

19 posted on 01/08/2011 6:00:18 PM PST by Rome2000 (OBAMA IS A COMMUNIST CRYPTO-MUSLIM)
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To: goldstategop

It’s already starting. The right is being blamed right now on msnbc
We need to nip this and expose this nut NOW
We also need to call congress and demand that they follow through on their promises. Repeal obamacare this week


20 posted on 01/08/2011 6:02:39 PM PST by wilco200 (11/4/08 - The Day America Jumped the Shark)
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To: kristinn
We are about to get a big, big, big dose of republican knee jerk, wonder what this is going to cost. Look republicans, it is the peoples house and if you cannot live with the fact that there are nut out there get a different job.

But I'd bet the Bank on the fact that this dirt bag kid was turned down by the army because he had been on crazy kid drugs half of his life. That is spelled prozak!

21 posted on 01/08/2011 6:05:55 PM PST by org.whodat
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To: kristinn

Absolutely stupid on the part of the House leadership. The shooting today by some radical drugged up Leftist insane punk should have no bearing on what has to get done in the House this week. We have a country in one Hell of a mess that needs the full attention, and the full action of the representatives of the people.

Drop the melodrama. Don’t think of this as an excuse to NOT do the will of the people. Cut the crap, and get on with the job at hand.


22 posted on 01/08/2011 6:05:55 PM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: goldstategop
The affairs of this world can wait a week.

It is the height of hubris and arrogance to presume that the "affairs of this world" can be delayed for even an instant by any man or collection of men.

23 posted on 01/08/2011 6:06:55 PM PST by rogue yam
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This is beyond ridiculous. They can take a day to show their respect, it’s called attending the funeral, or give a moment of silence but get back to work. They aren’t related to her!

Every day in this country someone is killed by an illegal alien and nobody shuts down to honor them. The Congress just thinks they are elite. They are not so special and today’s shooting just proved that to them so they are scared!


24 posted on 01/08/2011 6:06:59 PM PST by JouleZ (You are the company you keep.)
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To: kristinn

Sounds like a security issue.


25 posted on 01/08/2011 6:09:08 PM PST by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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To: Fitzy_888

I saw the LE chief say that people who talk over the airways for a living might have free speech, but there are consequences from what they do.

My jaw dropped.

He volunteered this...nobody had asked about that, at least not in the part I saw. He was going to leave the mic and then stopped to make this unbelievable statement.

Does FR have a thread on this, or can I find comments on another thread, do you know?

He should be sued for his remarks and brought to public account for his stupid, reprehensible behavior.


26 posted on 01/08/2011 6:10:06 PM PST by txrangerette ("...HOLD TO THE TRUTH; SPEAK WITHOUT FEAR." - Glenn Beck -)
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To: rogue yam; conservativehistorian

This delay is both unnecessary and melodramatic.

“I agree and would add weak and self-important.

The best rebuke to anarchy and savagery is calm resolve.”

The two of you said it best. This is like when John McCain suspended his campaign to go back to DC and deal with the financial crisis. He dropped into a distant second and never regained the lead.


27 posted on 01/08/2011 6:14:33 PM PST by Fantasywriter
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To: kristinn
"All legislation currently scheduled to be considered by the House of Representatives next week is being postponed so that we can take whatever actions may be necessary in light of today's tragedy," Cantor said in a prepared statement.

I don't like the sound of that.

28 posted on 01/08/2011 6:16:46 PM PST by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: txrangerette

All of this—no business next week, what the talking heads are saying about what’s said “on the air,” a comment by an official about “bigotry”, the chief’s statement about people who talk over the airways for a living—it’s a set-up to try to censor the free speech of conservatives. Now they have an “excuse” of why it has to be done, and the time next week to jam thru new legislation doing just that.


29 posted on 01/08/2011 6:18:23 PM PST by homemom
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To: goldstategop

Funny I dont remember the military memebers getting a week off from their duties, after the muslim killed the military members in Fort Hood Texas, Obama could not even comment on it right away, as he was busy giving a speech at an Indian event giving” shout outs” to some chief, and telling ever one not to jump to conclusions...

I do hope Gabrielle recovers, and pray for the families of the deceased...


30 posted on 01/08/2011 6:19:23 PM PST by JoanneSD
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To: kristinn

This is the right thing to do.


31 posted on 01/08/2011 6:19:53 PM PST by mabelkitty
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To: conservativehistorian

Agree. We’ve got a 1.4 trillion dollar deficit and these dumb bunnies should spend their time finding budget cuts, voting on them and sending them to the Senate.

What is wrong with these people?


32 posted on 01/08/2011 6:20:04 PM PST by MontaniSemperLiberi (Moutaineers are Always Free)
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To: goldstategop

“The affairs of this world can wait a week.”

NO they cannot. I’ve been reading your posts for years now, and I know you are allowing your emotions to cloud your usual sense of righteousness.

Snap out of it, and realize we have to keep up the momentum that was started last week, or cede ground to the Leftist enemy.


33 posted on 01/08/2011 6:21:05 PM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: goldstategop

My heart breaks for everyone affected by this senseless act but, Congress should not shut down for a week because of this.

The People’s House is stronger than the actions of a lunatic, be it a homegrown nut or islamic terrorists flying planes into buildings. WE are stronger than the actions of a lunatic, be it a homegrown nut or islamic terrorists flying planes into buildings


, Yetthe wording is somewhat cryptic, leaving the reader open to speculation.


34 posted on 01/08/2011 6:23:03 PM PST by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: mabelkitty

Baloney.


35 posted on 01/08/2011 6:24:48 PM PST by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: goldstategop

I think it looks political to close congress for a week.

I don’t know of a major business that would close it doors for a week because one of it’s employees got shot.


36 posted on 01/08/2011 6:29:48 PM PST by kara37
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Even “The Exorcist,” “A Time to Kill” and “The Craigslist Killer” are all on TV at the same time tonight.


Bill Clinton -> OKC -> Reno shuts the investigation down -> TalkRadio is at fault and there is no John Doe #2...

Rinse
Wash
Repeat


37 posted on 01/08/2011 6:34:41 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: goldstategop
The affairs of this world can wait a week....

Seems curious that the vote against Obamacare was to happen this week....
..now it won't.

38 posted on 01/08/2011 6:37:08 PM PST by Guenevere (....)
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To: kristinn

I was wondering earlier what will happen with Gifford’s seat. Perhaps they are giving the situation a little time to see if or how quickly she might (or might not) be able to resume.

What will be done if she can’t resume her duties? Gubernatorial appointment?

All that said, I’m a little concerned about a whole week wait. Hope it’s not just because the republicans are being ultra cautious of the media.....who is getting ready to have a field day interviewing democrats, I’m sure.


39 posted on 01/08/2011 6:37:11 PM PST by prairiebreeze (The Professional Left: Using Your Dollars to Promote Their Agenda Since the 1930's.)
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To: rockinqsranch

Agree, If these dweebs cannot walk and chew gum at the same time how would they handle a real crisis? This is not a good sign.

Prayers for the congress woman and her family.


40 posted on 01/08/2011 6:38:30 PM PST by jafojeffsurf ( Return to the Constitution.)
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To: MontaniSemperLiberi

For doing the right thing... nothing.


41 posted on 01/08/2011 6:40:27 PM PST by Pikachu_Dad (Impeach Sen Quinn)
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To: fatima
Sounds like a security issue.

BINGO. The REAL reason for the one week delay: the other 434 house members need time to reassess and upgrade their security arrangements.

42 posted on 01/08/2011 6:45:51 PM PST by matt1234 (0bama's bunker phase: Nov. 2010 - Jan. 2013)
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To: buccaneer81

Sounds to me that they may be looking at beefing up security at the Capitol. Maybe the members are afraid to appear in public for the time being. Certainly don’t want any “birthers” getting into the gallery again.


43 posted on 01/08/2011 6:46:46 PM PST by murron (Proud Mom of a Marine Vet)
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To: goldstategop

This hiatus for next week is not just a showing of respect for the fallen congresswoman, it is out of pure fear. 82 new members were just seated and now they see one of their own nearly assassinated. Don’t you think that puts the fear of hell in their veins? The SS and the FBI are having to put in extra shifts for their protection. This takes time. Speaker Boehner is doing the right thing. If one more congressman takes a hit it will be on his shoulders for not being prudent. Don’t think the ‘Rats would be him over the head with it, you know it.


44 posted on 01/08/2011 6:52:20 PM PST by minespacer
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To: kristinn

“The One Hundreth and Twelfth Congress: Doing the peoples’ work. Until something else comes up.”


45 posted on 01/08/2011 6:54:50 PM PST by clintonh8r ("Let them eat lobster cake." Michele Antoinette, vacation #6.)
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To: murron
After 9/11, I'm not sure how much more security can be increased at the Capitol, save for denying all public access (they would love that.) I just think they are absolutely full of themselves. How about we shut down every mail facility in the country for a week after the next postal shooting? Or every military installation after the next Major Hassan strikes?

Something bad is going to come out of the aftermath of what happened today, and it's going to land on OUR heads.

46 posted on 01/08/2011 6:58:51 PM PST by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: murron
After 9/11, I'm not sure how much more security can be increased at the Capitol, save for denying all public access (they would love that.) I just think they are absolutely full of themselves. How about we shut down every mail facility in the country for a week after the next postal shooting? Or every military installation after the next Major Hassan strikes?

Something bad is going to come out of the aftermath of what happened today, and it's going to land on OUR heads.

47 posted on 01/08/2011 7:00:05 PM PST by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: goldstategop

If the troop or commander is killed in battle..does the unit..stop fighting..does it send a message..asking for a truce lasting 7 days..

If Congress takes a recess resulting from the tragic event today it is a sign of weakness.


48 posted on 01/08/2011 7:05:41 PM PST by bushpilot1
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To: matt1234
Upgrade their security arrangement, screw them, do they give a damn some drunk illegal may kill you tomorrow. Hell no!! The elites don't deserve any more security than you do. My guess is a certain congressman was looking for a way to get ms nancy's jet and he's found it.
49 posted on 01/08/2011 7:11:32 PM PST by org.whodat
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To: kristinn

“U.S. House of Representatives Postpones All Legislative Business Next Week.

Why?

The house didn’t suspend business during the Civil War, WW I, WW II, the Korean War or Viet-Nam.


50 posted on 01/08/2011 7:27:10 PM PST by sergeantdave
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