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View Diary: Nancy Pelosi & House Dems Just Filed The Discharge Petition (215 comments)

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  •  Wait...HR 15....seriously? (8+ / 0-)

    There were only 15 freaking bills up before this bill appeared this summer?

    I know that this is a do-nothing House, but that's just even lamer than I believed.

    I also poked my congresscritter.  He's in the progressive caucus but his name isn't on the discharge motion yet.  I assume that will change but I figure a poke to remind him can't hurt.

    •  I don't know the exact history of this bill, but (0+ / 0-)

      I think the Senate gutted a House-passed bill and replaced it with this.  That way they meet the requirement that the revenue bill originated in the House even though nothing except the number remains from the original bill.  

      Again, I don't know if that happened with this bill, but it's been done that way before in order to get the House to have to consider a revenue bill essentially created by the Senate.

      •  Thanks, that actually makes more sense (1+ / 0-)
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        HR15 just seemed to be an awfully low number for two years into a House congress, even if it sat around stalled for 6 months of that.

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