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  •  Your Congress At Work (4+ / 0-)

    From the House -- should have looked this up sooner. Here's the entire floor debate from the lower chamber:

    Mr. ISSA. Mr. Speaker, I reserve the right to object. If I could inquire of the gentleman: Would this bill, in fact, proactively cover the Secretary of State if it is Senator Hillary Clinton?

      Mr. DAVIS of Illinois. Yes, it covers whoever is nominated.

      Mr. ISSA. A further inquiry: Would this cover anyone in the House or in the Senate who had voted on a pay package in the House or in the Senate so that they could then become the Secretary of State?

      Mr. DAVIS of Illinois. As written, it does not.

      Mr. ISSA. So who would it be limited to?

      Mr. DAVIS of Illinois. It would be limited to those in the position of Secretary of State.

      Mr. ISSA. So it would be limited to the Secretary of State. Regardless of where they came from, they would be frozen at this year's pay as a result of this bill?

      Mr. DAVIS of Illinois. That is correct.

      Mr. ISSA. A last inquiry: If I understand correctly then, in every way possible, this piece of legislation passed in this Congress would, by definition, by freezing the pay, actually be, though relatively small, a savings to the taxpayers?

      Mr. DAVIS of Illinois. Correct, it would.

      Mr. ISSA. With that, I withdraw my reservation.

    The Senate didn't even have that much discussion:

    Mr. DURBIN. Madam President, I ask unanimous consent that the Senate proceed to the consideration of S.J. Res. 46 introduced earlier today.

      The PRESIDING OFFICER. The clerk will report the joint resolution by title.

      The assistant legislative clerk read as follows:

      A joint resolution (S.J. Res. 46) ensuring that the compensation and other emoluments attached to the Office of Secretary of State are those which were in effect on January 1, 2007.

      There being no objection, the Senate proceeded to consider the joint resolution.

      Mr. DURBIN. Madam President, I ask unanimous consent that the joint resolution be read three times and passed, the motions to reconsider be laid upon the table; and that any statements related thereto be printed in the Record.

      The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, it is so ordered.

      The joint resolution was ordered to be engrossed for a third reading, was read the third time, and passed, as follows...

    •  Wow... even when he votes the right way... (2+ / 0-)
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      Pd, wsexson

      ...Darrell Issa is a douchebag.

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      by mistersite on Thu Dec 11, 2008 at 03:34:49 PM PST

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    •  "Madam President..." (0+ / 0-)

      "I ask unanimous consent that it is the sense of the Senate that George W. Bush is dumber than a fosslized dinosaur dropping."

      C'mon--don't tell me nobody ever thought of it!

      "Troll-be-gone...apply directly to the asshole. Troll-be-gone...apply directly to the asshole."

      by homogenius on Thu Dec 11, 2008 at 03:34:51 PM PST

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      •  Don't insult the dinosaurs (3+ / 0-)
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        Greg in TN, mdsiamese, homogenius

        6,000 years ago they were the pets of our cavemen ancestors, that was before the flood wiped them out, because they were too big to fit on the ark.

        "We have always known that heedless self-interest was bad morals, now we know that it is bad economics." Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Jan. 20, 1937

        by Navy Vet Terp on Thu Dec 11, 2008 at 03:44:57 PM PST

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