HR 1

Elizabeth Weber Levy
In a minute, -- it's now 10:01 am, CT -- the House will vote on the rule to bring HR1 to the floor for a vote.  The bill was posted for review at 11:00 last night and, given its extreme length, no one has been able to read it.  Nevertheless, when the bill comes to the floor, today, there will be 90 minutes of debate and no amendments are allowed.

Apparently, the Speaker of the House wants to ensure she can make it to the Rose Garden for the signature photo op before she hops a plane for Europe, this evening.

We are doomed.

Update:

 

I just watched the House close the lid on the country's coffin.  The final vote:  246-yea; 183-nay; 7 Dems voted nay; 1 voted present.  Later on, today, will the Senate drive in the nails.



In a minute, -- it's now 10:01 am, CT -- the House will vote on the rule to bring HR1 to the floor for a vote.  The bill was posted for review at 11:00 last night and, given its extreme length, no one has been able to read it.  Nevertheless, when the bill comes to the floor, today, there will be 90 minutes of debate and no amendments are allowed.

Apparently, the Speaker of the House wants to ensure she can make it to the Rose Garden for the signature photo op before she hops a plane for Europe, this evening.

We are doomed.

Update:

 

I just watched the House close the lid on the country's coffin.  The final vote:  246-yea; 183-nay; 7 Dems voted nay; 1 voted present.  Later on, today, will the Senate drive in the nails.