August 10th, 2010
12:55 PM ET
4 years ago

House rejects lame duck measure

The House of Representatives has rejected a GOP measure that would have prevented the chamber from meeting in a lame duck session after this year's November midterm elections.

Key Republicans believe Democrats may attempt to use such a session to advance controversial legislation - an idea publicly rejected by Democratic leaders.


Filed under: Democrats • House • Republicans
soundoff (40 Responses)
  1. Naqib

    Sure they won't...
    They are going to try to ram more worthless, expesive, insanity down America's pipe.... it's costing them the house... so they will have nothing to lose

    August 10, 2010 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |
  2. Fed Up

    The Dems would NEVER do anything like that. No. Of course they deny it. Of course, they are politicians and their mouths are moving when they say they have no plans to do something like that. We can believe them! NOT!!!

    August 10, 2010 01:57 pm at 1:57 pm |
  3. Proud member of Global Zero

    I want my tax money back from any reps salary that will not go to work. ENOUGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

    August 10, 2010 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
  4. Ancient Texan

    Of coarse they rejected the lame duck measure. They've used every underhanded, back door measure they've been able to conjure up to pass unethical and unfavored bills on the American people, and aren't about to change now.

    August 10, 2010 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
  5. Gaylon Barrow NOT ASHAMED for the truth!!!

    That's exactly what they intend to do. This way Obama will get his illegal's the amnesty he wants so they can vote for him. Also it will put the finishing touches on his failed health program. It is time when the polls open, EVERY FULL BLOODED AMERICAN TO STEP UP TO THE PLATE AND VOTE THESE DEMONS OUT OF OFFICE.

    August 10, 2010 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
  6. it's me

    In other news, today is Monday. Who is surpised by this?

    August 10, 2010 02:04 pm at 2:04 pm |
  7. GOPvsUSA

    Isn't that exactly what the GOP did under Dubya .. one of the MANY political games they played to get away with WHATEVER they wanted?

    Hey kettle .. this is pot.... you're black!

    August 10, 2010 02:06 pm at 2:06 pm |
  8. Henry Miller, Libertarian

    A lot of Congressional Dems are going to lose their jobs in November and, after that, what do they have to lose? The fact that they won't agree not to meet after losing elections tells me that, regardless of what they say now, they're almost certainly going to try to pass some liberal-agenda idiocy they know Americans don't want. Cap-and-tax comes to mind.

    August 10, 2010 02:08 pm at 2:08 pm |
  9. Fair is Fair

    Now there's a shocker.

    Hey loser democrats... if you're soooooooo certain you're not going to lose the house, you would have NO problem with this.

    Scared much?

    August 10, 2010 02:12 pm at 2:12 pm |
  10. Oh_bama_sux

    I don't trust the democrats as far as I can spit. There should be NO session of Congress between the election and the swearing in of the new set.

    August 10, 2010 02:12 pm at 2:12 pm |
  11. ConstitutionalPatriot

    No the demoncrats would never force their horrible legislation down our throats..why would anyone even consider such a thing?

    August 10, 2010 02:13 pm at 2:13 pm |
  12. nini

    Anything is possible when it comes to Nancy Pelosi.

    Lie, cheat, manipulate, back stab, I wouldn't be surprised by the likes of Nancy Pelosi I expect the worst from them and they never proved me wrong.

    August 10, 2010 02:18 pm at 2:18 pm |
  13. Voice of Reason

    A proposal from Congress to keep Congress from having any power?

    The Reichstag voted itself out of power, too...

    August 10, 2010 02:18 pm at 2:18 pm |
  14. Jeff from Chicago

    wait a minute, isn't that what obamma did and what pelosi did?

    I guess it's only wrong when a republican does it.

    August 10, 2010 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  15. Sensible Cape Coral FL

    Does the Republican Party have anything positive to say about anything? What a hate filled group of people!

    August 10, 2010 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
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