"Fox News Sunday" is heading to Louisville, Ky. Jack Conway, Kentucky's attorney general and the Democratic candidate for Senate , and Rand Paul, the Republican nominee and son of Representative Ron Paul, Republican of Texas, have agreed to a live debate on "Fox News Sunday" on Oct.3 at 9 a.m. (Eastern time).
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#127338 Oct 6, 2013
Calling Out Harry Reid
Harry Reid Flipping Off the GOP[image]
Everyday Congressmen and Senators get onto the floor of their respective chambers and give speeches on different topics. Then they'll gather in the rotunda to give news conferences blaming each other for the issue at hand doesn't get resolved.
A procedure for ending a debate in taking a vote.
It's really easy for Harry Reid to make the Republicans look bad. They produce bills that Harry Reid 'tables' and they "never get to the floor for debate or vote."
Are you aware that Harry Reid has tabled 2,748 bills set forth by Republicans? The Democrats can sit there and say that all the Republicans do is complain and do nothing.
It's hard to show what accomplishment when your bills presented die/dead upon arrival. It's even harder to try and fight the American people when the Bill comes to the floor and gets immediate cloture. <<---<<<
That in essence kills everything, there is no discussion, no opportunities to be amended to be better, just pass it and if you don't we blame you.
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#127339 Oct 6, 2013
Try doing some research idiot.
BoneHead has it all in his hands and won't let it be voted on.
When he does, the goverment opens up.
Again...... You all are ignorant and don't know the facts.
Perfect republican idiot!
Fox shows the GOP holds the fault of the shutdown.
Please stay this stupid and keep posting here til 2016.
I'd really appreciate it. We Patriot Democrats need to show how ignorant and uninformed you drones are.
#127340 Oct 6, 2013
#127341 Oct 6, 2013
You also complained about polls many pages back you inept prick.
Dimocrats go after people like you because you are too stupid to think for yourself. They lie and you swear to it.
You just wander around like sheep until they tell you how to think and what to say.
“A proud Kentuckian ”
Since: Aug 13
At Your Mama's House
#127342 Oct 6, 2013
And Boehner won't bring the clean CR to the floor for a vote.
What's your point?
#127343 Oct 6, 2013
All while you dunces blame democrats.
But as the Fox News polls (like every other poll) shows, everyone knows its a republican shutdown.
Please don't stop tho..... We need everyone to know how ignorant republican voters are
#127344 Oct 6, 2013
Someone HAS TO *Stand Up* for Americans ...
dims have NOT been!
The House[speaker included]
IS for the people!
Of the United States Constitution
Ft Mitchell, KY
#127345 Oct 6, 2013
Go get my post about polls and show everyone how honest you are.
No excuses..... Just do it.
Let's see how you divert this one.
Ft Mitchell, KY
#127346 Oct 6, 2013
Putting people out of work and stopping vets from visiting their monuments is standing up for America.
Republican Logic is amazing(ly stupid)
“A proud Kentuckian ”
Since: Aug 13
At Your Mama's House
#127347 Oct 6, 2013
The question is, which people?
“A proud Kentuckian ”
Since: Aug 13
At Your Mama's House
#127349 Oct 6, 2013
By the way, the clean CR did originate in the House.
The Senate stripped it of riders and sent it back for a vote.
#127350 Oct 6, 2013
THE HOUSE EXPLAINED
Branches of Government
The Legislative Process
Officers and Organizations
History of the House
Legislative Branch Partners
We the People of the United States
As per the Constitution, the U.S. House of Representatives makes and passes federal laws. The House is one of Congresss two chambers (the other is the U.S. Senate), and part of the federal governments legislative branch. The number of voting representatives in the House is fixed by law at no more than 435, proportionally representing the population[American People] of the 50 states.
What is a Representative?
Also referred to as a congressman or congresswoman, each representative is elected to a two-year term serving the people of a specific congressional district. Among other duties, representatives introduce bills and resolutions, offer amendments and serve on committees. The number of representatives with full voting rights is 435, a number set by Public Law 62-5 on August 8, 1911, and in effect since 1913.
The number of representatives per state is proportionate to population.[American People]
Article 1, Section 2 of the Constitution provides for both the minimum and maximum sizes for the House of Representatives.
Currently, there are five delegates representing the District of Columbia, the Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. A resident commissioner represents Puerto Rico. The delegates and resident commissioner possess the same powers as other members of the House, except that they may not vote when the House is meeting as the House of Representatives.
OFFICE of The Clerk
U.S. House of Representatives
#127351 Oct 6, 2013
Please don't stop "tho"
[email protected] minutes
Ft Mitchell, KY
#127352 Oct 6, 2013
Blah blah blah..... Bonehead is holding things up. Just the facts.
Fox News even says you idiots take the hit.
#127353 Oct 6, 2013
How Our Laws Are Made
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IV. Forms of Congressional Action
The work of Congress is initiated by the introduction of a proposal in one of four forms: the bill, the joint resolution, the concurrent resolution, and the simple resolution. The most customary form used in both Houses is the bill. During the 109th Congress (2005-2006), 10,558 bills and 143 joint resolutions were introduced in both Houses. Of the total number introduced, 6,436 bills and 102 joint resolutions -originated- in the House of Representatives.
For the purpose of simplicity, this discussion will be confined generally to the procedure on a measure of the House of Representatives, with brief comment on each of the forms.
A bill is the form used for most legislation, whether permanent or temporary, general or special, public or private.
The form of a House bill is as follows:
For the establishment, etc.[as the title may be].
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That, etc.
The enacting clause was prescribed by law in 1871 and is identical in all bills, whether they originate in the House of Representatives or in the Senate.
Bills may originate in either the House of Representatives or the Senate with one notable exception. Article I, Section 7, of the Constitution provides that all bills for raising revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives but that the Senate may propose, or concur with, amendments. By tradition, general appropriation bills also originate in the House of Representatives.
There are two types of bills-public and private. A public bill is one that affects the public generally. A bill that affects a specified individual or a private entity rather than the population at large is called a private bill. A typical private bill is used for relief in matters such as immigration and naturalization and claims against the United States.
A bill originating in the House of Representatives is designated by ''H.R.'' followed by a number that it retains throughout all its parliamentary stages. The letters signify ''House of Representatives'' and not, as is sometimes incorrectly assumed,''House resolution.''
A Senate bill is designated by ''S.'' followed by its number.
The term ''companion bill'' is used to describe a bill introduced in one House of Congress that is similar or identical to a bill introduced in the other House of Congress.
A bill that has been agreed to in identical form by both bodies becomes the law of the land only after-
failure by the President to return it with objections to the House in which it originated within 10 days (Sundays excepted) while Congress is in session;
the overriding of a presidential veto by a two-thirds vote in each House.
Such a bill does not become law without the President's signature if Congress by their final adjournment prevent its return with objections.
This is known as a ''pocket veto.'' For a discussion of presidential action on legislation, see Part XVIII.
Ft Mitchell, KY
#127354 Oct 6, 2013
#127355 Oct 6, 2013
Joint resolutions may originate either in the House of Representatives or in the Senate-not, as is sometimes incorrectly assumed, jointly in both Houses. There is little practical difference between a bill and a joint resolution and the two forms are sometimes used interchangeably. One difference in form is that a joint resolution may include a preamble preceding the resolving clause. Statutes that have been initiated as bills may be amended by a joint resolution and vice versa. Both are subject to the same procedure except for a joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution. When a joint resolution amending the Constitution is approved by two-thirds of both Houses, it is not presented to the President for approval. Rather, such a joint resolution is sent directly to the Archivist of the United States for submission to the several states where ratification by the legislatures of three-fourths of the states within the period of time prescribed in the joint resolution is necessary for the amendment to become part of the Constitution.
The form of a House joint resolution is as follows:
Authorizing, etc.[as the title may be].
Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That, etc.
The resolving clause is identical in both House and Senate joint resolutions as has been prescribed by statute since 1871. It is frequently preceded by a preamble consisting of one or more ''whereas'' clauses indicating the necessity for or the desirability of the joint resolution.
A joint resolution originating in the House of Representatives is designated ''H.J. Res.'' followed by its individual number which it retains throughout all its parliamentary stages. One originating in the Senate is designated ''S.J. Res.'' followed by its number.
Joint resolutions, with the exception of proposed amendments to the Constitution, become law in the same manner as bills.
A matter affecting the operations of both Houses is usually initiated by a concurrent resolution. In modern practice, and as determined by the Supreme Court in INS v. Chadha, 462 U.S. 919 (1983), concurrent and simple resolutions normally are not legislative in character since not ''presented'' to the President for approval, but are used merely for expressing facts, principles, opinions, and purposes of the two Houses. A concurrent resolution is not equivalent to a bill and its use is narrowly limited within these bounds. The term ''concurrent'', like ''joint'', does not signify simultaneous introduction and consideration in both Houses.
A concurrent resolution originating in the House of Representatives is designated ''H. Con. Res.'' followed by its individual number, while a Senate concurrent resolution is designated ''S. Con. Res.'' together with its number. On approval by both Houses, they are signed by the Clerk of the House and the Secretary of the Senate and transmitted to the Archivist of the United States for publication in a special part of the Statutes at Large volume covering that session of Congress.
A matter concerning the rules, the operation, or the opinion of either House alone is initiated by a simple resolution. A resolution affecting the House of Representatives is designated ''H. Res.'' followed by its number, while a Senate resolution is designated ''S. Res.'' together with its number. Simple resolutions are considered only by the body in which they were introduced.
Upon adoption, simple resolutions are attested to by the Clerk of the House of Representatives or the Secretary of the Senate and are published in the Congressional Record.
NO CHARGE ;~)
Ft Mitchell, KY
#127356 Oct 6, 2013
Caught in a lie so you take off?
#127357 Oct 6, 2013
They "stripped" it of too much!
democRATS are NOT WILLING to compromise !!!
They are BULLY'S!
Lil snot nosed BRATS!
Take MEcare out ...
It will PASS!
#127358 Oct 6, 2013
OBAMA ADM. BIGGEST CONTROL FREAK I'VE EVER COVERED
In a long piece revealing the current antagonistic climate between journalists and the Obama administration published in the Washington Post, Obama is called a "control-freak," as well as "secretive," and "manipulative," it is said he is fostering an atmosphere of fear both at home and abroad, and is delivering a "slap in the face" to reporters all over his increased use of electronic surveillance of reporters.
The piece is an excerpt of a paper by former executive editor of The Washington Post, Leonard Downie, who is currently the Weil family professor of journalism at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University.
Downie's piece is extraordinary in how it paints Obama as a paranoid, secretive, even vindictive president not to mention that it reveals that journalists have become afraid of their own shadows for fear that Obama is spying on them.
With as negatively as President Obama is depicted in this article and with the fear and loathing that Obama generates in these journalists, it is a wonder that so many of them still buoy his administration at nearly every turn. It is a dichotomy that shows just how much journalists allow their ideology to control their professional lives.
But some of the charges against Obama in this article are stark and indicates just how out of the mainstream this President has been at least as far as how he treats the press.
The piece describes the great lengths to which reporters of national security stories have gone to protect themselves and their sources from overzealous prosecution by Obama and his Department of Justice.
One way reporters are reacting is to only meet sources face-to-face, or better yet, through intermediaries so that sources can honestly claim they never met with a reporter when dragged before investigators by Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder.
Downie notes that Obama has used the 1917 Espionage Act in cases for which no president has ever invoked it, he points out how Obama is using electronic surveillance without telling reporters or their news agencies that he's doing so, and he lists some of the many government officials that Obama has prosecuted or made to quit their jobs over what he calls "espionage" or "spying."
The piece quotes several reports that are frightened to perform their job.
Downie notes that New York Times reporter Scott Shane, "whose e-mail traffic with the former CIA officer was seized, told me that the chilling lesson 'is that seemingly innocuous e-mails not containing classified information can be construed as a crime.'"
The piece also reveals that Obama is illegitimately characterizing leakers as "spies" but who are better thought of as whistleblowers about improper government practices or actions and, worse, Obama is prosecuting them as such.
Naturally, as is Obama's wont, his Department of Justice blames the Bush administration for all this over reacting, but Downie makes it clear in his piece that it is Obama's people who have ramped up the surveillance and prosecutions to a level never before seen, a level far above what even Bush conducted.
It all makes for a paranoid administration, Downie indicates.
The author reports that David E. Sanger, who has worked for the Times in Washington for twenty years, said,This is most closed, control-freak administration Ive ever covered.
Whenever Im asked what is the most manipulative and secretive administration Ive covered, I always say its the one in office now, Bob Schieffer, CBS News anchor and chief Washington correspondent, told me.Every administration learns from the previous administration. They become more secretive and put tighter clamps on information. This administration exercises more control than George W. Bushs did, and his before that.
don't worry, I'm keeping them coming, for my democrat brothers, and using my commas
LMFAO (you know, so I can laugh at my own comments)
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