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jeffro97
12-11-2014, 09:51 PM
Latest from the Dave Brat FB Page (https://www.facebook.com/davebratforcongress/posts/662579507184824):


I joined 15 other Republican colleagues in voting no on the underlying Rule to the $1 trillion omnibus spending bill, a massive piece of legislation that does nothing to stop Obama's amnesty.

He also included a link to a Breitbart article [found here (http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/12/11/Floor-Drama-Boehner-Embarrassment-As-House-Nearly-Kills-Omnibus-On-Procedural-Vote)].



http://video.breitbart.com/?ndn.trackingGroup=90085&ndn.siteSection=breitbart _nws_pol_sty_vmpp&ndn.videoId=28251111&freewheel=9 0085&sitesection=breitbart_nws_pol_sty_vmpp&vid=28 251111

The final vote on Speaker John Boehner’s 1,603-page, more than $1 trillion omnibus spending bill is in jeopardy after members almost killed the bill on the rule. A total of 214 members voted for it, less than the majority of members in the House, but since all members weren't voting, the 212 against the rule (http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2014/roll561.xml) wasn’t enough to kill it.

Time for voting had run out minutes before, and briefly the nays—those against the rule—had the majority. At least one Republican had switched a vote from being against the rule to for it, at which time the presiding officer used procedural chicanery to quickly call the vote passed.

Republican Reps. Justin Amash (R-MI), Michele Bachmann (R-MN), Dave Brat (R-VA), Mo Brooks (R-AL), Paul Broun (R-GA), Louie Gohmert (R-TX), Paul Gosar (R-AZ), Tim Huelskamp (R-KS), Walter Jones (R-NC), Jim Jordan (R-OH), Steve King (R-IA), Raul Labrador (R-ID), Tom Massie (R-KY), Bill Posey (R-FL), Matt Salmon (R-AZ) and Steve Stockman (R-TX) held the line and voted no. Rep. Kerry Bentivolio (R-MI) switched his vote from nay to yay at the last minute.

If the numbers that are being reported—50 to 60, maybe more—of Republicans hold on against the final passage of the bill later in the day, and all the Democrats who opposed the rule oppose the bill, the bill would fail on final passage. It remains to be seen what will happen.

The mere closeness of the vote on the rule—normally a purely procedural matter, but necessary to bring the full bill to the floor of the House—is an embarrassment to House Republican leadership, who had been triumphantly claiming for hours on Thursday they had no worries about it at all.

If the Boehner omnibus is killed for good later in the day, congressional leadership is planning to change tack and move forward with a three-month stopgap spending bill, or a clean Continuing Resolution.

GunnyFreedom
12-11-2014, 10:05 PM
I noticed that. I noticed that right off. I was well pleased. I was happy to see that indeed. Good to see Brat off to a great start.

William Tell
12-11-2014, 10:08 PM
Dave has been a pretty good boy so far, that's great. Virginia deserves men like him, as opposed to weasels like Cantor.

tsai3904
12-11-2014, 10:20 PM
One bad vote he's taken is to extend the government backed terrorism insurance program.

jeffro97
12-11-2014, 10:45 PM
One bad vote he's taken is to extend the government backed terrorism insurance program.

He voted for that? Really? Wow. I actually turned on CSPAN yesterday for find Maxine Waters droning on about that, and I thought "Oh, this is something we don't need." I'd like to hear Brat's reasoning for that vote.

jeffro97
12-11-2014, 10:46 PM
Dave has been a pretty good boy so far, that's great. Virginia deserves men like him, as opposed to weasels like Cantor.

If only my old Rep, Scott Rigell (R-VA02) was more like him. A nice guy, but I feel he leans a bit more establishment.

jeffro97
12-11-2014, 10:55 PM
This was literally released minutes ago (11:50ish pm) on Dave Brat's Facebook Page (https://www.facebook.com/davebratforcongress/photos/a.495946863848090.1073741828.485787344864042/662796767163098/?type=1&permPage=1):


Today, I had two opportunities to try to prevent the omnibus bill from becoming law, and I exercised both of them. Regardless of the many policy disagreements I had with the bill, this vote ultimately wasn’t about policy for me. This bill funds an illegal act. Above all, this vote was about following the law and the Constitution.

I cannot vote to allow an agency of this government to commit an act that the president and the House leadership on both sides have previously agreed is illegal. There are lines that should not be crossed, even if it's "just" until the end of February.

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Brett85
12-11-2014, 11:25 PM
One bad vote he's taken is to extend the government backed terrorism insurance program.

What bill is that? Where's the roll call vote?

Brett85
12-11-2014, 11:28 PM
I see it. There were only seven members of Congress who voted no. I didn't expect him to be a clone of Justin Amash. He still seems pretty good overall.

http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2014/roll557.xml

tangent4ronpaul
12-11-2014, 11:45 PM
extend the government backed terrorism insurance program.

That sounds like a huge sack of wealth transfer wrapped in a false flag pancake waiting to happen.

So if someone blows up a building the taxpayer gets to pay for it and the developer can build their sports stadium?

Why that is just ducky! :rolleyes:


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RandallFan
12-13-2014, 03:16 PM
Dave Brat had to play it safe. The thing that could have derailed his victory over Cantor were charges of anti-semitism.

Cantor used that card to win his 51-49 initial primary in 2002.

I expect his foreign policy views to improve. Laura Ingraham is much better than other hosts on FP.

philipped
12-16-2014, 09:45 PM
Can't wait to see how he does with the new Republican pick up in FL-26 and other conservatives like Mia Love.

jeffro97
12-17-2014, 02:59 PM
Can't wait to see how he does with the new Republican pick up in FL-26 and other conservatives like Mia Love.

That will be interesting to watch. I'm going to keep an eye on FL-26 dude, but as long as he sticks to his principles and the stuff he ran on, he'll be fine in my book.