Hello Everyone,

Today, the House of Representatives passed a so-called “clean” bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security through the end of the fiscal year, eliminating provisions to overturn the President’s executive order stopping deportations.

In so doing, Speaker John Boehner broke the “Hastert Rule” – which states that a bill should only be passed if a majority of Republicans vote for it.  It has led to a “tyranny of the minority” in many cases.

In this case, only 75 out of the 245 (or 31%) sitting Republicans voted for the bill.  Of the 188 Democrats, 182 voted yes, producing a solid 257 to 167 (61%) majority.

Thank you, Mr. Boehner.  Well done.

Please, as always, pass it on.  And, remember that previous Obamagrams are stored on www.obamagrams.com

Chuck

 

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