« Hypothetical | Main | Polls, Polls, Polls: Fair and Balanced Gallup and Zogby Show McCain Surge, Pinko Communist Democrat-Licking Rasmussen Shows Obama's Biggest Lead in Forever »
September 25, 2008

House Panel Finds Democrats Cheated On Vote To Prevent Illegal Immigrants From Getting Food Stamps And Other Welfare Benefits.

You may remember the fight from last summer when Republicans wanted to strip a bill of a provision that gave all sorts of welfare benefits to illegal immigrants.

Congressman Michael McNulty of NY admitted that he made ‘a mistake’ (I believe that’s the approved euphemism) and now a bipartisan House panel confirms what everyone already knew.

Democrats incorrectly closed a vote on the House floor in August 2007, which would have resulted in Republicans prevailing on an immigration issue, according to a special bipartisan House committee.

The committee found that "the vote tally of 212 yeas and 216 nays that was finally announced was incorrect. It is either 215 yeas and 213 nays, which would have reflected the tally at the time the chair prematurely announced the result, or 211 yeas and 217 nays."

The committee, led by Reps. Bill Delahunt (D-MA) and Mike Pence (R-IN), issued a final report on what Republicans alleged was a "stolen vote" and spent a half million dollars on an investigation.

During a rancorous House session late on the night of August 2, 2007, presiding officer Rep. Michael McNulty (D-NY) closed the vote and announced it was tied at 214-214. By rule, tie votes in the House lose. That was the result Democrats wanted on this particular vote. But the unofficial "scoreboard" in the chamber briefly flashed 215-213 in favor of the Republicans, meaning votes were still being cast electronically.

As Majority Leader Steny Hoyer shouted that night, "We control this House, not the parliamentarians". Apparently it’s true, even when the rules and the votes go against them.

Most ethical Congress EVAH. Thanks Nancy!


digg this
posted by DrewM. at 04:23 PM

| Access Comments




Recent Comments
Bear with Assymetrical Balls: "I used to watch every game I could in past seasons ..."

Neil deGrasse Tyson's rape victims: "The only NFL I've seen this year is that Will Smit ..."

--- .-. /-. --- -: "well, the most peculiar thing about the whole arti ..."

musical jolly chimp: "p.s. do not gamble on football. the lines are made ..."

Bandersnatch: "[i] See? The Horde hates soccer. [/i] I like ..."

JackStraw: "The only good thing about soccer is all the fan vi ..."

Slapweasel, (Cold1), ([b]T[/b]) [/i] [/b] [/u] [/s]: "I'm still taking requests for Northernlurker's P.O ..."

steevy: "If the government "shuts down" hordes of hand wrin ..."

Zombie John Belushi: "No Coke, Pepsi. ..."

AZ Hi Desert: "I am a YUUUGE Pats fan. Since Steve Grogan was the ..."

AnonymousDrivel: "Alana: [i]"The comments I saw were all reminding t ..."

Axeman, Lions sufferer: "It *would* be funny if Brady healed up and play in ..."

Recent Entries
Search


MuNuvians
Polls! Polls! Polls!
Frequently Asked Questions
The (Almost) Complete Paul Anka Integrity Kick
Top Top Tens
Greatest Hitjobs

The Ace of Spades HQ Sex-for-Money Skankathon
A D&D Guide to the Democratic Candidates
Margaret Cho: Just Not Funny
More Margaret Cho Abuse
Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
News/Chat
Archives
Powered by
Movable Type 2.64