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Response to beachbum bob (Original post)

Fri Oct 4, 2013, 10:04 AM

6. Discharge Petition may not work.....

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/monkey-cage/wp/2013/10/02/why-the-discharge-rule-wont-help-democrats-on-the-cr/

First, the mechanics. Under the House discharge rule, a majority of the membership (218 lawmakers, even if some seats are vacant) can sign a petition to dislodge a bill or resolution from a House committee. With the requisite number of signatures (made public here), a majority can extract any bill that has been stuck in a committee for more than 30 legislative days. Members can also target special rules that are stuck in the Rules Committee, so long as the rule has been before House Rules for more than seven legislative days and so long as the rule targets a bill stuck at least 30 days in committee. Once 218 members sign on, motions to discharge land on the House discharge calendar. If you are a bill in a hurry for a vote, donít tread there. The House considers motions from the discharge calendar on only the second and fourth Mondays of the month.

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