Speaker Nancy Pelosi adjourns House of Representatives without voting on COVID-19 relief bill

Without any explanation, Speaker Nancy Pelosi adjourned the House of Representatives this morning without voting on a COVID-19 relief bill.

That means none of her Democratic members will have to go on record voting against it.

Why would they vote against it?

Because all the pet projects that Democrats tried to crowbar into the bill got taken out.

Here’s the timeline:

Time Session
10:02 AM The Speaker announced that the House do now adjourn pursuant to section 7(b) of H. Res. 891. The next meeting is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. on March 26, 2020.
10:02 AM PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair led the House in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
10:01 AM SPEAKER’S APPROVAL OF THE JOURNAL – Pursuant to section 7(a) of H. Res. 891, the Journal of the last day’s proceedings was approved.
10:01 AM Today’s prayer was offered by Rev. Robert W. Fisher, St. John’s Church, Washington, DC.
10:01 AM The Speaker designated the Honorable Jennifer Wexton to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:00 AM The House convened, starting a new legislative day.

HR 891 “demand[s] the removal of unauthorized Armed Forces from hostilities in Iran.”

If this seems petty and self-serving and economically suicidal, you are encouraged to let your Congressional Representative know before the House reconvenes Thursday morning.

You could also let your Representatives know that you approve of Mrs. Pelosi’s action.

Contact information for Congressional representatives is available in many places, including on our Orange County Elected Officials webpage.

Update

We are told that the delay is merely procedural due to the Senate not yet having voted on amendments to the House legislation under negotiation. That would be HR 748, which was scheduled to be considered at 12 p.m. ET (9 a.m. PT). The Senate has a live webcast now active.

At the moment, after a Quorum Call, Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD) is speaking to the question of whether the Senate should consider HR 748. So they are still in procedural preliminaries.

2 Comments

  1. I think it’s time for Nancy Pelosi to resign. She has been and continues to be an embarrassment to our country. She is not a leader and is the WORST speaker of the house ever to hold such a coveted position

  2. nancy( yes ,no capitals) I must say you are disgrace to America. I seriously hope that the people of your state remembers YOU in November.

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