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Tue Jan 1, 2013, 02:28 PM

I'm confused - which Congress is in session?

Didn't the old Congress end last night at midnight? Why is Boehner still in charge? Was he re-elected already?

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Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 02:31 PM

1. New Congress starts

Jan 3rd.

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Response to buzzroller (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 02:32 PM

3. Thank -you! I knew someone who got up before noon would have the answer!

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Response to hedgehog (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 02:36 PM

6. Speaking of noon...

http://www.law.cornell.edu/constitution/amendmentxx

The terms of the President and Vice President shall end at noon on the 20th day of January, and the terms of Senators and Representatives at noon on the 3d day of January, of the years in which such terms would have ended if this article had not been ratified; and the terms of their successors shall then begin.

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Response to PoliticAverse (Reply #6)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 02:39 PM

7. I had it in my head that the date was January 1.

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Response to hedgehog (Reply #7)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 03:00 PM

11. No, I'm pretty sure it was something else that started on January 1.

Maybe it was my hangover.

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Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 02:31 PM

2. The old one. New one (113th) starts Jan. 4th (or 3rd??).

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Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 02:32 PM

4. I was confused, too. The new Congress is sworn in on the 3rd, so this is still the old. nt

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Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 02:35 PM

5. This is the 112th. New one 113th begins Jan. 3, 2011.

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Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 02:47 PM

8. So if the legislation is not passed

and signed by Obama (if not 2/3rds of the House) by 12:00 on Jan. 3rd, does that mean it turns into a pumpkin?

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Response to exboyfil (Reply #8)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 02:50 PM

9. Boehner is already halfway there!

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Response to hedgehog (Reply #9)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 03:01 PM

12. Oooo, you're bad!

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Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 02:53 PM

10. Boehner and all of them usually stay on vacation untill the 3rd. They spent New Years /w the Pres.

Happy New Year President Obama and to any non-Republican Congress.

go suck lemons Boehner and his anti-American henchmen.

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