posted on Jun, 19 2009 @ 11:02 AM
Originally posted by notreallyalive
Great thread - thanks for bringing it out.
I'd like to know what was changed between when this bill passed at 6:25 pm, with only 17 members not voting, and when it was passed again at 9:01pm
with 136 members not voting. Numbers here taken from Government websites (not Fox News)
As best I can tell....nothing passed at the 9:01 vote.
That vote was just to say that they would pick things up in the morning.
It was the Comittee trying to make a point by calling the congress to vote.
They were there giving required airtime to the 127 amendments while those that wrote the amendments went home, so they called a proceedural vote to
get everyone to come back in....
Message: If you guys are going to slow down the passage of the bill with 127 amendments then you sure as hell aren't going to go home and leave us
here working into the wee morning hours to give the required airtime to each amendment and not even be present for the debate on the very amendments
The first debate on the first amendment took over an hour...126 to go...that makes for a long night while the congressmen who proposed the amendments
are having drinks.
NO Sympathy for these guys having to work late on their own amendments....a taste of the real world for fat politicians.