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Fri Oct 4, 2013, 07:10 AM

 

Start a Discharge Petition for a Clean Continuing Resolution

Subject: U.S. Reps: Start a Discharge Petition for a Clean Continuing Resolution

Lets get off our asses and get this going.....
Hi,

The Discharge Petition option is almost never used, unheard of by most of our U.S. Representatives and almost certainly unknown to most citizens. A simple reminder that this procedure exists could spark an interest, and a way out for all parties concerned.

That's why I signed a petition to The United States House of Representatives, which says:

"A Discharge Petition signed by a simple majority of U.S. Representatives would bypass the Speaker of the House, and would move a clean continuing resolution to a vote. Signing this MoveOn petition will remind our Representatives of the existence of this seldom used option, and their responsibility to exercise it."

Will you sign this petition? Click here:

http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/us-reps-start-a-discharge?source=s.icn.em.cp&r_by=9058859

Thanks!

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LiberalElite Oct 2013 #2
PADemD Oct 2013 #4
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LynneSin Oct 2013 #6
beachbum bob Oct 2013 #7
dmosh42 Oct 2013 #8
Freelancer Oct 2013 #9
beachbum bob Oct 2013 #10

Response to beachbum bob (Original post)

Fri Oct 4, 2013, 07:13 AM

1. all we need are 18 brave and patriotic Republicans

 

all we need are 18 brave and patriotic Republicans to stand up for the country they love and say FU to the teaparty

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Response to beachbum bob (Reply #1)

Fri Oct 4, 2013, 08:43 AM

3. We to figure who these 18 are and have them switch to Independant or Dem & write to switch

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Response to beachbum bob (Original post)

Fri Oct 4, 2013, 07:15 AM

2. signed, K&R -

and posted to Facebook

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Response to beachbum bob (Original post)

Fri Oct 4, 2013, 09:11 AM

4. Signed

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Response to beachbum bob (Original post)

Fri Oct 4, 2013, 10:00 AM

5. moderate republicans who narrowly won

 

moderate republicans who narrowly won in districts that obama won or closely lost. These guys are the ones the teaparty will try to primary out and have little to lose. If they remain loyal to Boehner, then the democrat will most likely win next time...they have to act on conscience

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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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Response to beachbum bob (Original post)

Fri Oct 4, 2013, 01:00 PM

7. 2nd monday is coming up

 

and I expect this drag on for a couple weeks or better until the Debt Ceiling needs voted on. The american people have to start pressuring their reps

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Response to beachbum bob (Original post)

Fri Oct 4, 2013, 01:35 PM

8. Done!

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Response to beachbum bob (Original post)

Fri Oct 4, 2013, 02:29 PM

9. Discharge Petition is a way out for Republicans too

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There's always a perverse beauty to a good workaround solution.

There are a lot of GOP-ers that are regretting following Cruz down into a narrow cul-de-sac (all those pitchforks in close quarters are just a tetanus shot waiting to happen). A Discharge Petition would get a bill past Boehner and allow him to claim that he didn't do it. He'd probably even be secretly thankful in a sobbing orange Eeyore sort of way. And if a petition gained traction with enough names, the 18 republican signers could rightfully claim that their constituents demanded it.

A discharge petition would be like legislative Exlax. Even if it takes 30 days, the threat of it would get things moving.

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Response to beachbum bob (Original post)

Fri Oct 4, 2013, 09:50 PM

10. looks pelosi is doing it

 

Now the monkey is on the backs of the 20 plus moderate republicans...side with the batshit crazies of their party or do what is right for american....

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