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  •  Why is it up to John Boehner? (5+ / 0-)

    As speaker, he alone can make this decision?

    •  There are two ways, as I understand it (9+ / 0-)

      The leadership of the two chambers can agree to it, or a bill has to be passed through both. I would presume that Reid would honor the request from WV's two (Democratic) senators.

      Given that Boehner is Speaker, he can put the kibosh on the first route, and the second one takes time. Time that the Buckles family doesn't really have - we are talking about their having a chance to put him to rest, after all.

      West Virginia's new motto: Ex Os, Ex Mens (go look it up)

      by blonde moment on Fri Mar 04, 2011 at 10:07:19 AM PST

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      •  joint decision according to Boehner's office (1+ / 0-)
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        I'd like to see this confirmed somewhere, but what I was just told is that what you first explained "The leadership of the two chambers can agree to it" is what happened.

        Either you are a feminist or a sexist/misogynist. There is no box marked `other'." -Ani DiFranco

        by ErinW43 on Fri Mar 04, 2011 at 10:27:16 AM PST

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        •  Boehner's office is, um, "misinformed" (3+ / 0-)
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          I don't want to use the word "lied," because I can't speak to what the staff were told.

          But Reid tried to bring up the motion on the Senate floor this morning to have the honor conferred on Buckles; he pulled it when he learned that Boehner said no.

          And I got that from Reid's office.

          West Virginia's new motto: Ex Os, Ex Mens (go look it up)

          by blonde moment on Fri Mar 04, 2011 at 11:49:17 AM PST

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          •  I'm sorry, but Reid is an idiot. (1+ / 0-)
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            He should have passed it and let it hang around Boehners neck.

            mostly (not entirely) because time is of the essence, but also to deny Boehner this sorry excuse.

            Will the revolution be easier if we HR each other a lot?

            by JesseCW on Fri Mar 04, 2011 at 05:06:16 PM PST

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