This just in… House to take a revote on approp bill
Thursday, May 26, 2016
* Rep. Lou Lang just announced that the House will take a new vote on the appropriations bill that they passed last night.
Lang said the reason was that the Republicans had legitimately asked for a verification of the roll call and it was improperly ignored.
Watch the roll call, but Rep. Kate Cloonen usually votes “Present” on any bill containing capital programs because she owns a construction company. She voted “Yes” last night.
* 1:39 pm - Rep. Cloonen stayed “Yes,” so she’ll be consistent. There are 60 “Yes” votes on the board right now and a verification has begun.
Chapa LaVia, Thapedi, Monique Davis are all absent from the roll call. That explains the drop from 63 to 60. Thapedi was here, but he said his button didn’t work.
* 1:41 pm - The verification request has been withdrawn. It passed.
* 1:45 pm - GOP Rep. Cabello apologized for the behavior of some members in the chamber after the debate last night. He said no one should “feel threatened” in the chamber.
Rep. Mike Zalewski added that two members of his party’s staff were “accosted” last night after the debate ended. “They didn’t deserve to be treated that way,” he said. “Staff should never, ever, ever be touched or screamed at.”
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…Adding More… One of the many nearly identical press releases sent this afternoon by the ILGOP…