November 15th, 2010
03:40 PM ET
12 years ago

'Crush videos' first order of business for House

(CNN) – Who says nothing gets done in a lame-duck session of Congress?

The House immediately passed its first resolution shortly after 2:30 p.m. ET Monday with resounding bipartisan support – though the measure in question had nothing to do with taxes, the economy, or job creation.

Instead, this resolution, introduced by Republican Ted Poe of Texas, prohibits the creation of "animal crush videos." As Poe described it on the House floor, such videos "depict small animals being slowly crushed to death by women using their bare feet or wearing high heels."

"Federal legislation is necessary to address the interstate sale and distribution of these videos, which is often beyond the reach of many states," said Poe, before the legislation easily passed.

The Senate passed a similar measure in September.

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  1. daniel nevins

    This is very typical of Nancy Polesi , Iam surprized that she and her phony democrats didnot add a provision to give your 401k to eillegal imigrants so they can have a good life.

    November 15, 2010 05:07 pm at 5:07 pm |
  2. V

    Good thing the Tea Party came along. We might have to endure watching crap we would never watch anyhow. What happened to "we're taking our country back"? Don't get me wrong. This is a horrible thing and any one caught doing it or taping it should be criminally dealt with. But, what the hell are they doing in Washington? What about jobs? What about tax cuts? What about an economy that is the worse I've seen in my lifetime? You people STILL can't get it through you heads that we sent you there to help make our lives better. Put this kind of stuff on the back burner and get some REAL work done for us working stiffs out here . . .

    November 15, 2010 05:08 pm at 5:08 pm |
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