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Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Odd Civics Lesson

This is just pathetic. Why doesn't Dave Obey (D-WI) just call it the "Save the Vulnerable Freshmen Democrats" Rule?

Obey outlined an unusual procedure in which lawmakers in the House could cast two votes, one on the war-related provisions, and a second on all other items. That would allow liberal Democrats to oppose the war funds, confident that Republicans would supply the support needed for it to prevail. The opposite would be true for the domestic spending, which draws more support from Democrats than Republicans.

The bill would then go to the Senate, where senators would have to vote yes-or-no on the entire package.

I don't recall hearing this in my High School Civics Class on how a bill becomes a law. Then again, Kiel is not what I would call a "progressive" place.

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