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Reply #65: And that is only because the Senate did not pass the bill for the creation of the commission. [View All]

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laughingliberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-22-10 10:31 AM
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65. And that is only because the Senate did not pass the bill for the creation of the commission.
The way that bill was written it would have allowed no debate on or amendment to the commission's recommendations. Just an up or down vote on the whole package. The Senate failed to pass it so the President created the commission by executive order and could not, by law, make it as sacrosanct as the bill would have done. A look at the Senators who were pushing for this commission is revealing: Conrad and Gregg were the loud voices insisting on it. Neither of them inspire any confidence in me.
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