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  •  I wonder if the dems can use the germaneness... (1+ / 0-)
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    ArcticStones

    ... argument to attach a ton of amendments to open large portions of the government.  So if the rethugs want to open the NIH, can the dems add a ton of amendments to open other departments which the NIH is dependent on in order to function properly?  For example, since the NIH is under the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), would it be germane to say for the NIH to be effective the DHHS must also be funded?  Then, in order for DHHS to be effective, all of the governmental agencies which provide services to it need to be funded too.  If the Democrats were to follow the chains of parent departments and those departments which provide services to those parent departments they may be able to get back to the original CR.

    Looking through the bent backed tulips, To see how the other half lives, Looking through a glass onion - John Lennon and Paul McCartney

    by Hey338Too on Wed Oct 02, 2013 at 11:02:19 AM PDT

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