So last night, the House was supposed to vote on their version of the BBB legislation, and then something happened: K-Mac decided to filibuster it.
It’s true that the House does NOT have a filibuster mechanism, but the Speaker and the Minority Leader have some sort of professional courtesy that allows them to speak for an unlimited time (and I’m not making this up: they call it a Magic Minute). Anyway, K-Mac decided to
filibuster, er, magic minute the bill.
It started Thursday night, at 8:38 p.m., and ended this morning, at 5:10 a.m., some 8 hours and 32 minutes later.
The reviews are in!
UPDATE: Democrats NOT in disarray –
As I write this, the House passed the $1.75 trillion Build Back Better Act, 220 to 213. And again I am reminded that Nancy Pelosi is probably the best Speaker of the House in American History, and certainly the best in my lifetime. Passing that Bill is a helluva accomplishment. Add that to the previous two bills (Covid Relief and the Infrastructure bills) and in this congress alone, she and the Democrats will have passed $5T Ameros for Americans. Brava!
It will now head for consideration
in the Senate by Joe Manchin.