Skip to comments.Better Use of Light Bulbs Act Fails in House
Posted on 07/12/2011 7:28:45 PM PDT by ejdrapes
Looks to me like it passed the House. I must be missing something?
It looks like it passed to me. What’s the problem? Force a vote in the Senate, then make Zero veto it.
Jackasses. Break out the pitchforks.
It does not matter what the PEOPLE want.
The US Congress cares ONLY about itself and treason.
We give the majority to the GOP and they can’t even figure out how to make it work to pass a bill on light bulbs.
How many Pubbies does it take to screw a light bulb bill?
We are doomed.
Was this 2/3 to close debate or what?
I think 2/3 was needed to close debate which failed?
I just checked my calculator and it says 233>193.
Some sort of New math at work here?
Because of the rules used to bring it up for a vote, it needed 2/3 majority.
Since when does the house have a two thirds rule to end debate on anything?
The bill was brought up under rules that require 2/3 majority to pass.
This is what happened:
Latest Major Action: 7/11/2011 House floor actions. Status: At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
8. (a)(1) When a recorded vote is ordered, or the yeas and nays are ordered, or a vote is objected to under clause 6 -
(A) on any of the questions specified in subparagraph (2), the Speaker may postpone further proceedings to a designated place in the legislative schedule within two additional legislative days; and
I’m soooo confused!
Yes it needed a 2/3 majority. I wonder if this is similar to the Patriot Act renewal which was shot down initially because it didn’t get 2/3 support but then eventually passed under normal rules? Will there be another vote on this?
I didn’t realize that Rick Perry was now Speaker of the House. After all, he’s the only Republican politician that I know of that can consistently snatch defeat out of the jaws of victory, particularly with a huge Republican majority.
It took some nifty political skills for him to pull it off in Texas, but he sure as heck did. I admire him for that, although I would admire him much more if he had used some of those skills to actually PASS common sense laws, rather than block them.
No, the House does not follow parliamentary rules like the Senate. The Speaker can close debate and call a vote, which is what happened. If debate wasn’t closed, then there wouldn’t have been a roll call on the bill.
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