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  •  Ok, got some rest. (1+ / 0-)
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    Eyesbright

    I see you are mathofpolitics.  Great work.

    And I did read your response to my diary.

    I will use the transaction that took place on the House floor to back up the diary above:

    Specifically

    Van Hollen: “So, Mr. Speaker, just so I understand… H. Res 368 CHANGED THE STANDING RULES OF THE HOUSE TO TAKE AWAY FROM ANY MEMBER OF THE HOUSE THE PRIVILEGE OF CALLING UP THE SENATE BILL TO IMMEDIATELY  REOPEN THE GOVERNMENT?”

    Jason Chavetz:   "It did change the operation of the standing rule."

    "The Chair will not give an advisory opinion"

    "The House will follow H. Res. 368"

    Van Hollen:  "The Rules Committee, under the Rules of the House, changed the Standing Rules of the House to take away the right of any member to move to vote to OPEN THE GOVERNMENT, and gave that right EXCLUSIVELY to the Republican leader, is that right?"

    Jason Chavetz: The House adoped that resolution (H. Res 368)

    Van Hollen:  Democracy has been suspended.

    I think your instincts in the article I linked in the diary were correct, although I can't understand why you seemed gleeful:

    The “trickery,” which I absolutely love, is t

    he second part, which states

    Any motion pursuant to clause 4 of rule XXII relating to House Joint Resolution 59 may be offered only by the Majority Leader or his designee.

    What this little sentence does is further make discharge of a clean CR even harder.

    Why do you "love the trickery?"

    It's difficult to be happy knowing so many suffer. We must unite.

    by War on Error on Tue Oct 15, 2013 at 12:39:07 PM PDT

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