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Silverhair Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 08:40 PM
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In the U. S. House of Represenatives what does "Held at Desk" mean?
A bill passes the Senate, and in the House is "Held at the Desk". What does that mean?
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flowomo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 08:49 PM
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1. ok, looks like....
it means it is not sent to the prez for his signature right away pending some other related action.
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Silverhair Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 08:51 PM
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2. More specific please.
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valerief Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 08:52 PM
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3. No floor action or committee referral
Edited on Fri Sep-30-05 08:53 PM by valerief
Held at Desk (House)
A House bill or resolution that hasn't had committee referral or floor action. It could also be a Senate bill or resolution received in the House but not yet referred to a House committee or scheduled for House floor action.

http://aspe.hhs.gov/progsys/legi/versions.html
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flowomo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 08:55 PM
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4. hmmm... but I've seen references to bills passed by both....
and being "held at desk." But I could be wrong.
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valerief Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 08:57 PM
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6. Hey, I dunno. Your question got me curious and I did a search.
I was P.O.ed when I couldn't find any definition. This was the only def I found before quitting.

You'd think it would be defined on the House's site. Nyet.
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flowomo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 09:00 PM
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7. me too...
I got lots of notations of things being "held at desk"... but no definition. Your answer is best so far because it has a source, though.
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Silverhair Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 09:14 PM
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8. Yeah. I did a bunch of googling and couldn't find anything.
I gave up and came here.
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Silverhair Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 08:57 PM
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5. Thanks.
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