“Democrats tap procedural trick to force House CR vote”
House Democrats will use a parliamentary procedure to try to break a logjam over government funding and bring a “clean” continuing resolution to the floor, according to senior Democratic lawmakers and leadership aides.
Reps. George Miller (D-Calif.) and Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) will attempt to “hijack” an existing Republican bill and file a discharge petition that ripens in just seven legislative days, instead of the normal 30 days.
Under the procedure that Miller and Van Hollen plan to use, they can begin gathering signatures on their discharge petition on Oct. 11, one week from today. If the Democratic pair were successful and can line up 218 supporters for their measure, then they can bring a clean funding resolution to the floor despite opposition to such a move from Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and House GOP leaders.
The earliest they could get a floor vote would be Oct. 14.
But that would only occur if Miller and Van can get all 200 House Democrats – the easy part – while enticing another 18 Republicans to sign onto it. That’s the real test for Miller and Van Hollen. If the shutdown is still in place at that point, it would help Democrats to convince wavering moderate Republicans to support the discharge petition.
I — and I doubt I’m alone — will consider them activists for the implementation of ObamaCare and for a nullification of the people’s will.
In short, they will be Democrats, and progressive Democrats at that.
Time not only to replace these types; it’s time to shun them.