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  •  I have a procedural question............. (0+ / 0-)

    "can Boehner refuse to bring the Senate version of the CR bill to the floor or do the House rules provide that it, as a budget bill and/or bill that originated in the House, it must be taken up?"  

    If he can and does refuse then the only option left would be a discharge petition. Right?  I have to guess a DP would be signed by all the Dems and hopegully enough saner Rethugs to be successful.

    The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation--HDT

    by cazcee on Tue Sep 24, 2013 at 07:59:39 AM PDT

    •  absolutely he can (1+ / 0-)
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      He can bring it as it stands, not bring it at all, make changes to it and then bring it. He can do almost anything procedurally.  He clearly does not want a govt shutdown, but it's anyone's guess what he'll be willing to do on what will likely be 48 hours notice once all the delaying in the Senate is done.

      Regarding a discharge petition, my understanding is that it can only be brought on measures that have been held up in committee for 30 or more days. I am not certain that that applies in this case, though maybe one of the rules gurus can comment.

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      by eparrot on Tue Sep 24, 2013 at 08:12:15 AM PDT

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