WASHINGTON (CNN) - Even though action has resumed on the floor of the House of Representatives Friday afternoon , the partisan controversy over a Thursday night vote continues to simmer.
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Maryland, and House Minority Leader John Boehner, R-Ohio, are discussing convening a House select committee to review Thursday night’s disputed vote tally, according to a statement released by Hoyer on Friday evening.
“There is no doubt that the motion to recommit on the Agriculture Appropriations Bill was defeated last night, despite Republican claims otherwise,” Hoyer said in the statement. "The language offered in the Republican motion to recommit – prohibiting benefits to illegal immigrants – was redundant and superfluous. The very same language is stated both in current law and the underlying bill,” Hoyer also said in the press release.
After a delay caused by the dispute between Republicans and Democrats, the House reconvened on Friday afternoon – only to be temporarily delayed again by a computer glitch in its voting system.
The House is currently considering a $250 million appropriations bill to help the Minnesota recover from the Wednesday’s bridge collapse in Minneapolis.
–CNN’s Martina Stewart and CNN Radio’s Lisa Goddard