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Well its good to know congress agrees on something. :) [Dec. 19th, 2006|11:49 pm]
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109th Congress / House / 2nd session / Vote 534
Question: On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Agree, As Amended
Bill: H RES 1091

Vote description: Condemning in the Strongest Terms Iran's Commitment to Hold An International Holocaust Denial Conference
Vote type: 2/3 Yea-and-Nay

Result: Passed, 408-0, with 25 not voting.
Date/time: December 8, 2006, 3:53 p.m.
Republican majority opinion: Yes
Democrat majority opinion: Yes

(A two-thirds majority of those present and voting is required for approval or passage. Used for suspension calendar bills in the House and certain Senate votes.)

[User Picture]From: demeterschild
2006-12-20 02:20 pm (UTC)
I wonder who the 25 asshats are who didn't vote...
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[User Picture]From: queen_fire
2006-12-20 04:52 pm (UTC)
Well that's kind of normal. It ussually happens when people are out of town, sick... I understand that Strom Thurmand missed quite a bit of legislature when he was in his 90's and 100's and some of the people there are rather old.

What struck me as weird though was the 2 senators who voted against confirming Gates as new defense secretary. It seems that the entire congress was very much relieved to hear that Rumsfield's adventure was going to be taken over by someone new. It was Rick Santorum and this fellow from georgia who apparently was very weird on the campaign trail and almost got voted out in favor of a democrat.
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[User Picture]From: demeterschild
2006-12-20 05:32 pm (UTC)
Sick is fine...not so sure about being out of town being legitimate. They *are* supposed to be doing their jobs of running the country, after all. Time off outside of recesses seems a bit inappropriate outside of emergencies.
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[User Picture]From: queen_fire
2006-12-20 06:32 pm (UTC)
Yeah, they certainly got used to perks. Apparently the last congress took so leisurely of a schedual that they had more time off then a "do nothing" congress in 1948 (so the newspaper says). They only worked 103 days and didn't even managed to fund the government spending bills that run things like the post office, maybe they've managed that by now.

They are working 5 days a week when they return. I like Hoyer already (the maryland house majority leader). :P
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[User Picture]From: mordant7
2006-12-21 03:12 am (UTC)
Maybe they were in their offices writing *real* legislation, instead of more of the same old crap grandstanding. Next on the agenda: Affirming the Diurnal Cycle of the Seasons, and noting approval thereof.
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[User Picture]From: queen_fire
2006-12-22 01:38 am (UTC)
To be fair, Iran is holding the conference in the first place. :P
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