Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Republicans set to block uses of "Slaughter Solution"

Tuesday, Rep. Parker Griffith(R AL-05) introduced a House resolution that would block the Speaker Pelosi from using the "Slaughter Solution", which is a procedural rule to pass health care reform. The resolution would require an up or down vote on the actual Senate Health Care Reform bill.

"It's an easy resolution and very straight forward," explains Griffith. "It allows the American people to know where each Congressman or Congresswoman is on the issue and keeps the confusion out of the vote."

Here is the proposed text:


Ensuring an up or down vote on certain health care legislation.

Resolved, That the Committee on Rules may not report a rule or order that provides for disposition of the Senate amendments to H.R. 3590, an Act entitled The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, unless such rule or order provides for—

(1) at least one hour of debate, equally divided and controlled by the Majority Leader and the Minority Leader, or their designees; and

(2) a requirement that the Speaker put the question on disposition of the Senate amendments and that the yeas and nays be considered as ordered thereon.

It looks like this vote will take place Thursday around 11:00am.

Stay tuned....

Rep. Griffith on Cavuto 3/16/10

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