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House Democrats Appear Set to Pass Senate Bill Without Voting on It
By Jon Ward
Friday, March 12
Republicans now expect Democrats to pass health care through the House with a trick only Capitol Hill could dream up: approving the Senate bill without voting on it.
It’s called the “Slaughter Solution” (prepare for a weekend of endless TV gabbing about it).
And after debating House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer on the chamber floor, Minority Whip Eric Cantor emerged convinced that Democrats are going to use the tactic, and that they won’t allow Republicans, and the public, to see the text of any legislation for 72 hours before a vote.
“I can infer that we’re going to see a rule that will deem the Senate bill as having passed, and at the same time not even have 72 hours to even look at what they are passing,” Cantor, a Virginia Republican, said in an interview outside his office at the Capitol.
“The outrage to me on the part of the public is going to be focused on the fact that there is not even an up or down vote, a clean up or down vote,” Cantor said.
Here’s the reason Democrats are using such a complicated procedure: many in the House completely do not trust the Senate to pass fixes to the bill passed by the Senate in December. But according to the rules of reconciliation, the House must go first in passing the Senate bill and passing a reconciliation fix.
So House Democrats have been searching for a way to alleviate members’ concerns that if they vote for the Senate bill and the Senate does nothing to fix it, they will be hung out to dry as having supported a piece of legislation that many across the country dislike, either for spending reasons, or because of special provisions like the extra money for Nebraska’s Medicaid population (the “Cornhusker kickback”).
Technically, using the “Slaughter solution,” they’ll never have voted for the bill they find odious, even if their vote on the reconciliation legislation will have been the vote that passed the Senate bill into law.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, California Democrat, alluded to all this at her weekly press conference Friday.
“There are certain assurances that they want and that we will get for them before I ask them to take a vote,” Pelosi said.
The “Slaughter solution” is named for House Rules Committee Chairman Louise Slaughter, the New York Democrat who came up with the idea. She told the Daily Caller on Thursday that the chances of her procedure being used were “pretty good.”
Despite doubt among some on Capitol Hill on whether the “Slaughter solution” was feasible, Cantor expressed no doubt that the tactic could be used.
“It’s a self-executing rule. It is akin to passage but hidden in a rule as a side-note, passing the 2,700-page, $1 trillion bill, oh by the way,” he said.
Hoyer rejected the idea that Republicans have not had enough time to review the legislation.
“You have had months to review the substance of that bill. You don’t like it. We understand. You’re going to oppose it. We understand that as well. The fact of the matter is you cannot say you have had no notice of each and every provision for over two months,” said Hoyer, a Maryland Democrat.
Cantor said he wanted 72 hours to review the final text of the reconciliation bill.
“The reconciliation bill is new text. He claims it’s old hat, but this is clearly where they’re reconciling differences,” Cantor said, expressing concern that Democrats would rush the final text to the House floor for a vote to keep “sweeteners” used to buy off votes from being discovered.
Democrats are coalescing around a schedule for the bill’s route to the House floor for a vote. They are expecting a final score from the Congressional Budget Office later today.
On Monday, the House Budget Committee will mark the bill up, leading to an expected vote in the Rules Committee on Wednesday, with a final vote by the full House possible next weekend.
The question remains, however, whether Pelosi will even be able to round up enough votes to pass a bill.
Momentum continued to go the wrong direction for her on Friday, as two more Democrats said they are opposed to the bill.
ARE YOU GOING TO TELL ME THAT WE STILL LIVE IN A DEMOCRACY?????.
THIS SHOULD BE THE LAST STRAW!!!
TIME FOR THE AMERICAN CITIZENS TO REVOLT AGAINST THIS LEGISTRATION!!!!
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WE ARE A NATION IN GREAT DISTRESS!! It is in NO WAY a sign of disrespect to our great Flag to do this! Pass it around! WE NEED TO MAKE A STATEMENT, and they are NOT LISTENING TO US!! Maybe they’ll get a little frightened if they see this on MILLIONS OF HOMES across our great Country!
Here is the relevant part of the US Code of Laws regarding how to fly the flag when in distress:
THE FLAG CODE
Title 36, U.S.C., Chapter 10
As amended by P.L. 344, 94th Congress
Approved July 7, 1976
§ 176. Respect for flag: No disrespect should be shown to the flag of the United States of America; the flag should not be dipped to any person or thing. Regimental colors, State flags, and organization or institutional flags are to be dipped as a mark of honor.
(a) The flag should never be displayed with the union down, except as a signal of dire distress in instances of extreme danger to life or property.
Most individuals who have served in the military service of our nation will (or should) recognize this signal.
Lets make sure that those in Washington that are supposed to be serving us RECOGNIZE OUR DISTRESS!
- WE HAVE LOST OUR COUNTRY TO A SOCIALIST DEMOCRATIC PARTY!!!
- WE ARE BEING CONTROLLED BY A ONE PARTY SYSTEM.
- ENFORCED BY A CORRUPT GOVERNMENT.
- A DEMOCRATIC CONTROLLED MEDIA.
- CONVICTED FELONS
- TAX CHEATS.
- SUPREME COURT.
- NATIONAL LABOR UNIONS.
- BLACK PANTHERS
- ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS.
- CZARS THAN ONLY ANSWER TO OBAMA
- POLITICANS WHO FORGOT WHO PUT THEM IN WASHINGTON, AND DON’T CARE.
- BIG CORPARATIONS
- A PRESIDENT WHO THINKS HE IS THE SUPREME RULER.
- A PRESIDENT WHO CHANGES OUR BILL OF RIGHTS.
- CHANGES THE MEANING OF WORDS. HAS IS OWN “LANGUAGE”
- A PRESIDENT WHO IS KICKING “GOD”OUT OF WASHINGTON.
- A PRESIDENT WHO HAS SURROUNDED HIMSELF WITH RADICALS, FELONS, COMMUNISTS, ATHEIST.
- WAKE UP AMERICA BEFORE IT IS TO LATE!!!!
- OBAMA HAS DISCREDITED OUR MILITARY
- THE CIA.
- THE FBI.
- HOMELAND SECURITY.
- SECRET SERVICE.
- OUR MONEY IS DEPRECIATING EVERY DAY.
- WE ARE NO LONGER A WORLD POWER.
- CHINA OWNS USE!
- WHAT IS LEFT TO DESTORY.