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[Live] House to Take Up Lois Lerner Contempt of Congress Resolution
http://www.c-span.org/video/?319249-2/us-house-legislative-business ^ | May 7, 2014 | House.gov

Posted on 05/07/2014 12:29:20 PM PDT by Whenifhow

The House of Representatives is expected to vote today on whether to hold Lois G. Lerner, former director of the Internal Revenue Service Exempt Organizations Division, in contempt of Congress for refusing to comply with a subpoena issued by the Oversight and Government Reform Committee.

Lerner pleaded the Fifth at committee hearings in 2013 and earlier this year.

You can read a copy of H. Res. 568 here.

Today's contempt of Congress resolution is not without precedent. In 2012, the House voted to find Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt for failing to turn over documents relating to the failed gun-walking operation "Fast and Furious." The resolution passed, 255-67. You can watch that debate and vote here.

In 2008, the House voted to find Bush aides, White House Counsel Harriet Myers and Chief of Staff Josh Bolten, in contempt of Congress for failing to turn over documents relating to the firing of federal prosecutors. That resolution passed 223-32. You can watch that debate here.

The House is also expected to debate a second resolution, H.Res. 565, offered by Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), which calls on Attorney General Eric Holder to appoint a special counsel to investigate the Internal Revenue Service’s targeting of conservative groups. A vote is not expected to take place until tomorrow.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: conservatives; ericholder; fastandfurious; gunwalker; irs; irsteapartyscandal; lernercontempt; lernercontemptvote; loislerner; teaparty
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1 posted on 05/07/2014 12:29:20 PM PDT by Whenifhow
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To: Whenifhow

http://www.c-span.org/video/?319249-2/us-house-legislative-business
http://www.c-span.org/blog/?3582


2 posted on 05/07/2014 12:29:40 PM PDT by Whenifhow
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To: Whenifhow

Currently a procedural vote is taking place on two IRS resolutions, with other votes to follow.


3 posted on 05/07/2014 12:30:54 PM PDT by Whenifhow
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To: Whenifhow

Orange Jumpsuit time! (I hope!)


4 posted on 05/07/2014 12:34:10 PM PDT by b4its2late (A Progressive is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: Whenifhow

This woman will die of old age long before congress take any definitive action.


5 posted on 05/07/2014 12:46:22 PM PDT by maine yankee (I got my Governor at 'Marden's')
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To: Whenifhow

Then they should have jailed Holder two years ago.


6 posted on 05/07/2014 12:48:32 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Whenifhow

. . . and the cheat goes on.


7 posted on 05/07/2014 12:50:03 PM PDT by Fester Chugabrew
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To: Fester Chugabrew; b4its2late; Yankee

The two procedural votes passed today, and the final vote will take place tomorrow.


8 posted on 05/07/2014 12:56:53 PM PDT by Whenifhow
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To: Whenifhow

Was the vote party line or bi-party?


9 posted on 05/07/2014 1:04:29 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then or now)
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To: hoosiermama

On one of the two votes there were 2 dems that voted with GOP, don’t know about the other vote.

These were just procedural votes, and the final vote will be tomorrow, according to the announcer.


10 posted on 05/07/2014 1:06:26 PM PDT by Whenifhow
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To: Whenifhow

Looks like it’s happening right now.
http://houselive.gov/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=23&event_id=48


11 posted on 05/07/2014 1:15:58 PM PDT by NeverEVERKerry (I AM JIM THOMPSON!)
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To: Whenifhow

The penalty for contempt is jail-time until the person found to be in contempt complies with the court order. Holder also refused to cooperate with the committee.

Holder’s contempt citation was bullshit, and this will be bullshit.

Why do you think the IRS is still targeting conservatives? Why are they still holding on to e-mails pertinent to finding out what really happened: `Fast and Furious’, Benghazi, the IRS, Cliven Bundy, NSA and much more.

Because Holder showed that there’s no penalty when anyone in this administration breaks the law, other than a piece of paper which he probably has framed on his wall.


12 posted on 05/07/2014 1:17:03 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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Now doing 50 minutes of debate on this.


13 posted on 05/07/2014 1:17:42 PM PDT by NeverEVERKerry (I AM JIM THOMPSON!)
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For reference: H.RES.574
Nothing on Thomas.gov yet.


14 posted on 05/07/2014 1:19:25 PM PDT by NeverEVERKerry (I AM JIM THOMPSON!)
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To: NeverEVERKerry

thanks!


15 posted on 05/07/2014 1:23:21 PM PDT by Whenifhow
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To: Whenifhow

bttt


16 posted on 05/07/2014 1:24:25 PM PDT by novemberslady
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To: Whenifhow

Elijah Cummings spewing his trash on C-Span now.


17 posted on 05/07/2014 1:25:23 PM PDT by kempster
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To: novemberslady; NeverEVERKerry

http://thomas.loc.gov/home/rollcallvotes.html

http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2014/index.asp

201 7-May H R 863 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended P To establish the Commission to Study the Potential Creation of a National Womens History Museum, and for other purposes
200 7-May H RES 569 On Agreeing to the Resolution P Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 4438) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to simplify and make permanent the research credit
199 7-May H RES 569 On Ordering the Previous Question P Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 4438) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to simplify and make permanent the research credit
198 7-May H RES 568 On Agreeing to the Resolution P Relating to the consideration of House Report 113-415 and an accompanying resolution, and providing for consideration of the resolution (H.Res. 565) calling on Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr., to appoint a special counsel to investigate the targeting of conservative nonprofit groups by the Internal Revenue Service
197 7-May H RES 568 On Ordering the Previous Question P Relating to the consideration of House Report 113-415 and an accompanying resolution, and providing for consideration of the resolution (H.Res. 565) calling on Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr., to appoint a special counsel to investigate the targeting of conservative nonprofit groups by the Internal Revenue Service


18 posted on 05/07/2014 1:26:35 PM PDT by Whenifhow
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To: Whenifhow

Title now up on http://clerk.house.gov/floorsummary/floor.aspx

Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 568. H. Res. 574 — “Recommending that the House of Representatives find Lois G. Lerner, former Director, Exempt Organizations, Internal Revenue Service, in contempt of Congress for refusal to comply with a subpoena duly issued by the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.”


19 posted on 05/07/2014 1:31:36 PM PDT by NeverEVERKerry (I AM JIM THOMPSON!)
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To: Whenifhow
Thanks very much for the thread.

People have to wonder how deeply involved cummings has been.
20 posted on 05/07/2014 1:36:42 PM PDT by novemberslady
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More info:

THOMAS - Committee Report - House Report 113-415 - http://thomas.loc.gov:80/cgi-bin/cpquery?%26dbname=cp113%26r_n=hr415.113%26sel=TOC_64172


21 posted on 05/07/2014 1:57:21 PM PDT by NeverEVERKerry (I AM JIM THOMPSON!)
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To: Whenifhow

These Democrats are scared to death about this vote.


22 posted on 05/07/2014 2:07:09 PM PDT by kempster
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Issa is flat brilliant today............brilliant


23 posted on 05/07/2014 2:12:00 PM PDT by advertising guy ( <------------- lotta white in here ------------>)
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Issa just called Holmes=Norton a liar ....


24 posted on 05/07/2014 2:13:06 PM PDT by advertising guy ( <------------- lotta white in here ------------>)
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Has he grown a pair publicly?


25 posted on 05/07/2014 2:15:21 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then or now)
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To: advertising guy

where is everyone.....this is AWESOME


26 posted on 05/07/2014 2:16:03 PM PDT by advertising guy ( <------------- lotta white in here ------------>)
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To: advertising guy

I agree. Issa is correcting misstatements by the Democrats using leader time whenever necessary.


27 posted on 05/07/2014 2:16:35 PM PDT by kempster
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To: hoosiermama

talk to someone else......you ain’t been right since 1964


28 posted on 05/07/2014 2:16:43 PM PDT by advertising guy ( <------------- lotta white in here ------------>)
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They thought it was over for the day ????


29 posted on 05/07/2014 2:16:52 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then or now)
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Goehmert just made Steny Hoyer look like a compete fool.


30 posted on 05/07/2014 2:20:31 PM PDT by kempster
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To: kempster

Yes. Appreciate the play by play! Thanks


31 posted on 05/07/2014 2:21:19 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then or now)
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To: kempster

FYI about 91 dems used the IRS against repubs....Cummings is one


32 posted on 05/07/2014 2:21:43 PM PDT by advertising guy ( <------------- lotta white in here ------------>)
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Shorter Cummings: McCarthy! McCarthy!


33 posted on 05/07/2014 2:21:47 PM PDT by NeverEVERKerry (I AM JIM THOMPSON!)
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To: kempster; advertising guy

From the portion that I saw of the Rules Committee hearing yesterday, Issa was very good too. There were two threads on it late yesterday, but not many comments.


34 posted on 05/07/2014 2:22:15 PM PDT by Whenifhow
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To: NeverEVERKerry

Issa said she had til today to save criminal charges


35 posted on 05/07/2014 2:22:46 PM PDT by advertising guy ( <------------- lotta white in here ------------>)
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To: Whenifhow

I SCREAM this daily....THIS IS BY DESIGN.....so is Arpaio and Benghazi....BY F’N DESIGN


36 posted on 05/07/2014 2:23:54 PM PDT by advertising guy ( <------------- lotta white in here ------------>)
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That’s it? No vote today?


37 posted on 05/07/2014 2:28:10 PM PDT by NeverEVERKerry (I AM JIM THOMPSON!)
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To: advertising guy

Goodlatte is request’n holder assign a special prosecutor


38 posted on 05/07/2014 2:29:40 PM PDT by advertising guy ( <------------- lotta white in here ------------>)
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To: NeverEVERKerry

not yet...now is the request for a special prosecutor...this is a 20 minute back and forth...Issa said Lerner has til today to talk TODAY or criminal charges follow


39 posted on 05/07/2014 2:30:50 PM PDT by advertising guy ( <------------- lotta white in here ------------>)
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To: advertising guy

Nevermind. Thought they went on with further business.

Another 20 minutes of debate?

Stepping out. Will check in later to see how the vote went.


40 posted on 05/07/2014 2:31:03 PM PDT by NeverEVERKerry (I AM JIM THOMPSON!)
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To: NeverEVERKerry

the answer is a post above yours


41 posted on 05/07/2014 2:34:35 PM PDT by advertising guy ( <------------- lotta white in here ------------>)
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To: Whenifhow
Thanks for the live link. I didn't know this was on. I just tuned in.

Elijah Cummings (D., Bedlam Asylum) was yelling away and that airhead twit Jackson-Lee (D., Bedlam Asylum) gets to blather coming up.

I love this stuff, LOL!

Leni

42 posted on 05/07/2014 2:36:25 PM PDT by MinuteGal
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...and blathering she is!


43 posted on 05/07/2014 2:41:28 PM PDT by Helen
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I’ve hit the mute button for SJL. 20 minutes is much more time than is necessary to allow the entirety of her intellect to be evacuated.


44 posted on 05/07/2014 2:42:15 PM PDT by Bronzewound (Lost Hope & Loose Change)
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To: Whenifhow

Sheila Jackson Lee is an embarrassment to everyone.


45 posted on 05/07/2014 2:44:09 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/ ?s)
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To: Bronzewound

Rep. Poe seems to have some good questions.


46 posted on 05/07/2014 2:46:01 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/ ?s)
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I agree - Sheila Jackson Lee is an embarrassment to all Americans.


47 posted on 05/07/2014 2:46:08 PM PDT by Whenifhow
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To: Whenifhow

Deutsch is such a Good German


48 posted on 05/07/2014 2:57:59 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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To: advertising guy

I pray you are wrong but I fear you are right.


49 posted on 05/07/2014 2:58:09 PM PDT by Faith65 (Jesus Christ is my Lord and Savior!)
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by design, I mean the timing....straight up cocked and locked with evidence to take these commies down


50 posted on 05/07/2014 3:07:39 PM PDT by advertising guy ( <------------- lotta white in here ------------>)
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