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By Scott Langill

As seen in the Congressional Record

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi called Representatives back to Washington this week to pass what the media are calling the “$26 billion jobs bill,” but it’s name of record is “The ______ Act of ______.” The most recent version of House Resolution 1586 was passed as a substitute amendment by the Senate last week. A substitute amendment clips out everything in a bill and puts in all new text. In their haste to leave for their summer recess they forgot to rename the bill. If the House had properly named the bill this week, it would have made it necessary for the Senate to also reconvene to pass the newly amended bill. So on August 10 the House agreed “to the Senate amendment to the House amendment to the Senate amendment,” and later that afternoon “The ______ Act of ______” was signed into law by President Obama. NOTE: Some news outlets are erroneously referring to H.R. 1586 as the “XXXXXX Act of XXXX.”

Senate Passes “The ______Act of____” – No Foolin’!

“The ______ Act of ______” in the Congressional Record


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