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Chaos on House floor as Dems hold hasty vote to end shutdown, Republicans demand redo
FoxNews ^ | 1/17/2019 | Alex Pappas | Fox News

Posted on 01/17/2019 2:27:14 PM PST by conservative98

Chaos briefly broke out on the floor of the House Thursday as Republicans accused Democrats of trying to pull a fast one with a hasty vote to end the partial shutdown.

The drama began in the afternoon when the Democratic-controlled House held a voice vote on an interim spending bill to re-open the government through February 28.

Customarily, after a voice vote is held, the opposition party will demand a recorded roll call vote. But when no one was heard, North Carolina Rep. G.K. Butterfield, who was presiding over the House, did not hold a roll call vote and instead announced that the measure was approved.

“The ayes have it!” Butterfield announced. “The Joint Resolution is agreed to!”

Steve Scalise on negotiations to end partial government shutdown, Republican agenda for the new CongressVideo This led to a tense exchange on the floor between House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer and House Minority Whip Steve Scalise, who claimed a Republican lawmaker had actually requested a recorded vote.

“The gentlemen from Kentucky did stand and ask for a recorded vote,” Scalise said on the floor. “Whether or not it was heard or not, we’ll have to watch the tape, but it’s an important piece of legislation that I’m sure members from both parties would like to be recorded on.”

Hoyer denied that “games were played,” saying the request was simply not heard.

“I was surprised that a vote was not asked for,” Hoyer said.

Eventually after the back and forth, Hoyer agreed to redo the vote next Wednesday.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: canthear; hoyer; scalise; shutdown
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1 posted on 01/17/2019 2:27:14 PM PST by conservative98
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To: conservative98

Steve Scalise & Steny Hoyer HEATED Debate On Recorded Votes 1/17/19

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rCuX4pI0v40


2 posted on 01/17/2019 2:28:37 PM PST by conservative98
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Full of sound and fury signifying nothing................Kabuki Theater...............


3 posted on 01/17/2019 2:29:34 PM PST by Red Badger (We are headed for a Civil War. It won't be nice like the last one....................)
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To: conservative98

The RATS are feeling the heat.


4 posted on 01/17/2019 2:29:42 PM PST by Redleg Duke (Disarming Liberals...Real Common Sense Gun Control!)
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To: conservative98

Will Nancy’s blood pressure be back to normal by then?


5 posted on 01/17/2019 2:29:54 PM PST by Don Corleone (Nothing makes the delusional more furious than truth.)
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To: conservative98

Pelosi and her gang of drug dealers needs to make that trip to Afghanistan.

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6 posted on 01/17/2019 2:30:28 PM PST by Zathras
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To: conservative98

It’s just too bad canes aren’t allowed on the
house floor any more.


7 posted on 01/17/2019 2:31:00 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: conservative98

Get a hearing aid if you didn’t hear one!


8 posted on 01/17/2019 2:31:05 PM PST by conservative98
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The Senate should amend the House vote, adding funding for the Wall, and then record the votes on the resulting measure.


9 posted on 01/17/2019 2:32:12 PM PST by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics.)
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To: conservative98

So what specifically were the Rats trying to pull by this bit of parlimentary jiggery-pokery?


10 posted on 01/17/2019 2:32:41 PM PST by Freedom4US
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To: conservative98

[ Eventually after the back and forth, Hoyer agreed to redo the vote next Wednesday.]

In other words, Hoyer knew they had been caught, didn’t have the votes, and needed a week to twist some arms and try to write a bill that could actually pass. I’m kinda surprised the dems backed down on this.


11 posted on 01/17/2019 2:32:42 PM PST by ETCS
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Dems are growing desperate to change the narrative that they are not doing anything to end the shutdown. IOW, they blinked. Not a full agreement to fund the wall, but a blink none the less.


12 posted on 01/17/2019 2:33:00 PM PST by taxcontrol
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Dems are growing desperate to change the narrative that they are not doing anything to end the shutdown. IOW, they blinked. Not a full agreement to fund the wall, but a blink none the less.


13 posted on 01/17/2019 2:33:22 PM PST by taxcontrol
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To: conservative98

This is the real story of the day.


14 posted on 01/17/2019 2:34:20 PM PST by marajade (Skywalker)
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To: Red Badger

Wouldn’t go anywhere anyway.


15 posted on 01/17/2019 2:36:24 PM PST by rktman ( #My2ndAmend! ----- Enlisted in the Navy in '67 to protect folks rights to strip my rights. WTH?)
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To: conservative98

They were soft-talkers. Now Hoyer has to wear a puffy shirt.


16 posted on 01/17/2019 2:38:14 PM PST by rfp1234 (I don't watch CNN for the same reason I don't drink from the toilet.)
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To: conservative98

Similar to the phony process that shoved Obamacare onto the American people.


17 posted on 01/17/2019 2:39:24 PM PST by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
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It’s all for show, red tofu for their base..................


18 posted on 01/17/2019 2:41:55 PM PST by Red Badger (We are headed for a Civil War. It won't be nice like the last one....................)
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To: conservative98
Why wasn't Pelosi there in charge? Was she out for a Botox treatment? I wish someone would slip some Bengay in the preparation.
19 posted on 01/17/2019 2:43:52 PM PST by drpix
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To: Zathras

It would be Poetic Justice if Nan and her gang of Misfits are out of the country when RBG expires. I would say they should just handpick the opposite RGB. By that I mean picking the chief legal counsel for the greatest pro-life organization in America. Let that person sit on the court while idiot Democrats try to obstruct the appointment process in the Senate.


20 posted on 01/17/2019 2:44:04 PM PST by BOBWADE (RINOs suck)
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