H.CON.RES.1 : Regarding consent to assemble outside the seat of government.
Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring),That pursuant to clause 4, section 5, article I of the Constitution, during the One Hundred Eleventh Congress the Speaker of the House and the Majority Leader of the Senate or their respective designees, acting jointly after consultation with the Minority Leader of the House and the Minority Leader of the Senate, may notify the Members of the House and the Senate, respectively, to assemble at a place outside the District of Columbia if, in their opinion, the public interest shall warrant it. Passed the House of Representatives January 6, 2009.
Neither House, during the session of Congress, shall, without the consent of the other, adjourn for more than three days, nor to any other place than that in which the two Houses shall be sitting.
Or it could mean as much as to conduct business outside of public view, scrutiny and accessibility for input.
In early 2005, she authored the Fairness and Accountability in Broadcasting Act, or FAB Act, which would reinstate the Fairness Doctrine, which has been criticized as an attempt to silence religious and conservative broadcasters.
Originally posted by BluegrassRevolutionary
reply to post by illimey
Something is definitely in the works.
I suspect that we are in for a wild ride in 2009.
Originally posted by semperfortis
I agree that the wording is somewhat suspect..
Research in progress.... Tune in later...
Originally posted by ElectroMagnetic Multivers
Very interesting thread.
I was wondering as I read this, if Washington where attacked, it would be considered an act against the government, therefore the appropriate steps would be to round up and place in to protection/hiding any key government personell.
may notify the Members of the House and the Senate, respectively, to assemble at a place outside the District of Columbia if, in their opinion, the public interest shall warrant it.
With this in mind, could they do pretty much what they like whilst in hiding? I mean protesting in front of the Senate is one thing, but where would you protest or who too, if the main body of goverenment where in hiding?
I am not saying this will happen, more of a 'do you think it's valid?' type thing. Go into hiding for a valid reason, continue to operate behind the curtain?
Who knows, nice research anyway.
Originally posted by asmeone2
I didn't know there was a law stating that they had to meet in DC?
I am not lawyer enough to know if there is any harm here, so long as there is still public coverage I do not see why it is such a big deal that the Congressional meetings actually happen in DC. I think the capitol has even been moved before?