For Second Time, One Republican’s Objection Delays Disaster Aid. (The New York Times, 5/28/2019
House Democrats tried for a second time on Tuesday to use a procedural vote to pass a Senate-approved $19.1 billion package while most lawmakers are spending a weeklong recess outside of Washington. But Representative Thomas Massie, Republican of Kentucky, used the power of a single lawmaker to object to the vote, pushing for the full chamber to be present to vote on legislation.
“The bill is going to be signed into law before the end of the first week of June,” Representative Austin Scott, Republican of Georgia, said in an interview last week after Mr. Roy’s objection. “Quite honestly, it’s a childish stunt.”
Original 1/16/2019 post, "When ideology trumps constituent service (the brave Thomas Massie of Kentucky edition)", starts here.
Source: Tax Foundation
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