Instead of letting them vote, Tillis pulls a fast one:
House Rule 62, in the back of the rule manual, gives lawmakers the ability to cite Mason's Manual of Legislative Procedure for matters not covered in the rule. Republican Rep. David Lewis invoked it and Tillis rushed a vote on it to prevent the House from considering Ross' amendment. Why the GOP needed to invoke this rule, as opposed to use its own to defeat the amendment, is unclear.
It's clear enough to me. Moving a few hundred thousand around in the Budget, in order to secure over $4 million in HAVA funds, makes way too much sense to allow people (even Republicans) to vote on it. The level of hubris with such a move is breathtaking.
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