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  •  Actually, it's still in the Senate. (0+ / 0-)

    Something called "Blue Slipped" as the revenue measure's are to originate in the House.

    "I'm totally pro-choice in the matter of abortion. But of course I'm also so radically pro-life that I think every person from birth onward must have full and affordable access to healthcare." - Gail Collins

    by gritsngumbo on Fri Dec 21, 2012 at 05:17:10 PM PST

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    •  Boenher can bring an identical bill (0+ / 0-)

      to the House floor, where it would get Democratic support, and whip up GOP votes for it. His problem is he'd have to break the Hastert-era rule about not bringing things to the floor unless a majority of the majority supports them. And that could mess up his reelection as Speaker. But, before or after January 3, he COULD do it.  

      He can also pass a bill in the House that extends all Bush tax rates, let the Senate pass that with amendments that raise rates on taxable income over a certain threshold (for me preferably $250K), and then reconcile the two bills in conference. He can, with large Democratic support and some Republicans, pass the conference bill.

      Republicans...think the American standard of living is a fine thing--so long as it doesn't spread to all the people. And they admire the Government of the United States so much that they would like to buy it. Harry S. Truman

      by fenway49 on Fri Dec 21, 2012 at 07:04:22 PM PST

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      •  Thanks for the added info. (0+ / 0-)

        So Boner is using the "Blue Slipping" as an excuse then.

        "I'm totally pro-choice in the matter of abortion. But of course I'm also so radically pro-life that I think every person from birth onward must have full and affordable access to healthcare." - Gail Collins

        by gritsngumbo on Sat Dec 22, 2012 at 06:37:36 AM PST

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        •  Yes and no (0+ / 0-)

          He has the internal GOP caucus rules to worry about. He wants (don't know why) to keep his job as Speaker and needs his lunatics to do it. But there are other ways. There's also a "discharge petition" Pelosi could file to release the bill.

          Republicans...think the American standard of living is a fine thing--so long as it doesn't spread to all the people. And they admire the Government of the United States so much that they would like to buy it. Harry S. Truman

          by fenway49 on Sat Dec 22, 2012 at 07:05:05 AM PST

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