Skip to comments.Rules Committee Spikes Denham's Amnesty Amendment From NDAA Debate: No Floor Vote To Happen
Posted on 05/21/2014 1:17:13 PM PDT by cotton1706
The House Rules Committee wielded its enormous and quiet power late Tuesday evening to kill an effort from Rep. Jeff Denham (R-CA) to grant amnesty to illegal alien DREAMers who enlist in the military via the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).
Via the House Resolution that sets the overarching rules of debate on the House floor for the NDAA, which was offered by committee chairman Rep. Pete Sessions (R-TX) and approved by voice vote late Tuesday, the Rules Committee categorically rejected Denhams effort to offer an amendment containing his ENLIST Act language.
Specifically, the way these resolutions work is that they list out the amendments that can be offered during the House floor debate on any billamendments in order, theyre called. The resolutions similarly leave off of that listessentially a refusal to considerwhatever amendments the Rules Committee determines not worthy of consideration during the House floor debate, for whatever reason.
The Committee had passed a separate rule Monday that got the debate on NDAA started, then completed its NDAA work with Tuesday evenings resolution that also includes House rules for the USA Freedom Acta bill from Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI). With the passage of Tuesday evenings resolution that leaves out Denhams ENLIST Act amendment to the NDAA, after Mondays had similarly left it out, the Rules Committee finally stamped out the House effort to add such language to the NDAA after the push from Denham and some of his allies circled the drain for the last month plus since Breitbart News first revealed it in early April.
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Good news...Denham and Durbin are saddened.
Bob Goodlatte and Eric Cantor still face someone in November.
I think Goodlatte’s primary challenger dropped out and is running third party with no Dem around.
That is a good idea. Someone should do that against Renee Ellmers.