lowfog01 wrote: Did you hear they plan on going ahead with this bill even through they haven't voted on it per Article 1 section 7 of the Constitution? That alone is reason enough to make the call. If it were they would be working in the frame work of the Constitution! It's about power and control over you and your Lisa
Actually, they have.
The House passed a bill with a majority, then the Senate passed a version that they wrote by a 60 to 40 vote super majority. Then they will send it to the President.
Now the House is set to pass the Senate bill..
This is the procedure the Constitution calls for in Article 1 section 7.
The Senate will then write and pass using budget reconciliation rules a bill to make changes to the bill they passed (with a super majority) earlier and send it to the house where they will pass the bill and send it to the President.
This is all called for in the Constitution.
All bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives; but the Senate may propose or concur with Amendments as on other Bills.
Every Bill which shall have passed the House of Representatives and the Senate, shall, before it become a Law, be presented to the President of the United States; If he approve he shall sign it, but if not he shall return it, with his Objections to that House in which it shall have originated, who shall enter the Objections at large on their Journal, and proceed to reconsider it. If after such Reconsideration two thirds of that House shall agree to pass the Bill, it shall be sent, together with the Objections, to the other House, by which it shall likewise be reconsidered, and if approved by two thirds of that House, it shall become a Law. But in all such Cases the Votes of both Houses shall be determined by Yeas and Nays, and the Names of the Persons voting for and against the Bill shall be entered on the Journal of each House respectively. If any Bill shall not be returned by the President within ten Days (Sundays excepted) after it shall have been presented to him, the Same shall be a Law, in like Manner as if he had signed it, unless the Congress by their Adjournment prevent its Return, in which Case it shall not be a Law.
Every Order, Resolution, or Vote to which the Concurrence of the Senate and House of Representatives may be necessary (except on a question of Adjournment) shall be presented to the President of the United States; and before the Same shall take Effect, shall be approved by him, or being disapproved by him, shall be repassed by two thirds of the Senate and House of Representatives, according to the Rules and Limitations prescribed in the Case of a Bill.