August 3rd, 2007
05:55 PM ET
11 years ago

House leaders discussing select committee to review vote tally

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

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soundoff (11 Responses)
  1. Rob, Phillly, PA

    That is probably the most ignorant statement I have ever heard. Hey Congressmen, note to self: If you bombed Mecca you would (1) probably make terrorists even more angry and fired up to attack us and (2) did you forget that there are Muslims out there who aren't terrorists, including tons of American Muslims. Also, under your logic if a bunch of Catholic extremest attack us then we should bomb the Vatican? Thanks to you I finally have proof that all the smart people in America have gone into business because politics doesn't pay.

    August 3, 2007 06:03 pm at 6:03 pm |
  2. Greg, New York, New York

    Hey Rob from Philly, Congress knows plenty well that it would be bad to bomb Mecca. Well, all of them except one. Presidential hopeful Tancredo made the Mecca statement.

    So rest assured that Congress is still sane, go post that again on the Tancredo comment board.

    August 3, 2007 06:40 pm at 6:40 pm |
  3. Dunga, Wyoming

    Tancredo is the mount Everest of ignorance. He is a bigot, a racist and an extremist. He is not any better than Bin Laden and his click. We have a bunch of terrorists as our enemies, but if we bomb Muslim holy sites, we will have to face about 1.5 billion of angry muslims. Tancredo does not deserve to be called American. His ignorance can is an insult to our education system.

    August 3, 2007 07:46 pm at 7:46 pm |
  4. Wayne, Van Nuys, CA

    Commit this man. If he is running for president, someone tap him on the shoulder and pull him aside. He is clearly trying to get noticed and it's working, but not in a good way. Way ruin your chances. Now everyone can gain from discrediting you and watching your backpedal for the next two weeks.

    August 3, 2007 08:09 pm at 8:09 pm |
  5. Diane Khatib, Cleveland Ohio

    It is abhorent to see someone with political influence spewing such ideas in our global society. The killing of innocent people visiting holy sites is reprehensible. Imagine someone bombed the Vatican or Bethlehem? This would certainly spark third world war! There is already enough evil from religious extremists (all religions mind you)...that we could use some WISDOM AND RESTRAINT from our leaders! God help us all!

    August 3, 2007 08:13 pm at 8:13 pm |
  6. Jerry,. Pascagoula, MS

    Rob from Philly, obviously you do not understand what is going on in the world today. Tancredo certainly does and he is commended for not being cowardly and ignoring the most serious threat to humanity this world had ever known. Yes, tell the Muslims if they dare to launch another extremist attack like 9/11 we will melt Mecca and Medina, for starters.

    August 3, 2007 08:43 pm at 8:43 pm |
  7. Bill Erdmann


    This is a perfectly ligitimate threat against those who want to harm us. We should include that as a counter measure to the world of Islam.


    August 3, 2007 08:56 pm at 8:56 pm |
  8. Tom Partain Midland, Texas

    REF:"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"

    If the language is already law, why isn't the law being enforced? Illegals are getting government and state benefits in every state.

    August 3, 2007 11:38 pm at 11:38 pm |
  9. Tom Partain Midland, Texas

    The is the man of the hour. I will work for this man and his convections anytime any place. We have got to have his knowledge and insiight.
    President in the making for the 21st century. I will carry the bomb on my back if need be.

    August 3, 2007 11:43 pm at 11:43 pm |
  10. Bob, Pacific Grove, Ca

    LOL!! All this proves is what everyone already knows: when it comes to ideas the Republicans are a politically bankrupt party......Unbelievable!!

    August 4, 2007 01:05 am at 1:05 am |
  11. Ali A. Akbar, Fort Worth, Texas

    Hoyer is one of the worst most deceitful, Partisan leaders I've seen.

    August 6, 2007 01:48 am at 1:48 am |