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Zyzfyx Donating Member (214 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 01:08 PM
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Gabrielle Giffords Aide [Gabe Zimmerman] Tribute Stalled Despite Bipartisan Support
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Edited on Thu Oct-27-11 01:40 PM by Zyzfyx
Source: HuffPo

WASHINGTON -- One would be hard pressed to find any bill that could sail through Congress right now. But one measure with all the right ingredients for quick passage -- overwhelming support, no costs and a chance to honor the victim of a tragedy that hits close to home for everyone on Capitol Hill -- has hit a wall for no apparent reason.

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) has for months been pushing a resolution to name a room in the Capitol complex after Gabe Zimmerman, the congressional aide to Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) who was killed, along with five others, in the Jan. 8 shooting in Tucson that wounded Giffords. The measure has more than 350 cosponsors, an almost unheard of level of support in an otherwise hyper-partisan environment, and wouldn't cost taxpayers anything, save the pocket change necessary to hang a nameplate outside a room.

Yet the bill is not moving -- and nobody, including the people in charge of setting the schedule for House votes, seems to know why.

A spokeswoman for House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) directed questions about the issue to the House Speaker's office. A spokesman for Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) had no comment.

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/gabrielle-giff...



I think this comes under the heading of, "You know your country is totally fucked when..."
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