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Thursday, September 09, 2004

I wonder why the House didn't go overtime to defeat overtime

On a couple of very sleazy votes, most notably the Medicare bill last November, Repugs in the House kept the voting open for hours until they had twisted enough arms and promised enough bribes to get the vote to go their way. But today, the House, including 20 Republicans, voted to overturn Bush administration rules which eliminated overtime pay for millions of workers. The battle's not over, though:
The Senate has yet to take up the health and education bill and the provision could still be stripped out of the final bill when the two chambers, both controlled by Republicans, meet to settle on a final version.