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House Democrats Hope Maneuver Will Force Vote To Reopen Government

 
House Democrats Hope Maneuver Will Force Vote To Reopen Government
Posted October 4th, 2013 @ 2:25pm

(Washington, DC)  --  House Democrats are working on a maneuver to force a vote on a bill to fully reopen the federal government.  California Representative George Miller says they're initiating a "discharge petition" on a funding resolution that doesn't affect Obamacare.  If a majority of House members sign off on the petition, it can come up for a vote as is, without committee confirmation, as soon as October 14th.  Discharge petitions are rarely successful.  They need some support from the majority party, and representatives who sign a discharge petition face possible retribution from their party.  

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