House Republicans are strongly considering going ahead with a regulatory moratorium bill that includes a major typo, forcing Democrats to object to fixing it, GOP aides said.
“We will act to fix this at the earliest opportunity,” House Rules Committee spokesman Doug Andres said.
Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) surprised the GOP when he told reporters this morning that Democrats would not consent to fixing the typo. The two parties had been discussing a deal on Tuesday night.
If Democrats do object, the House might pass the bill anyway, typo and all. If the bill is taken up by the Senate, which is extremely unlikely, the error could be fixed in the enrolling process.
Andres noted that Republicans let Democrats fix a typo in one of their bills in June 2010.
Former Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., candidate for U.S. Senate in New Hampshire, holds his hand over his heart during the singing of the national anthem as he waits to take the stage for his town hall campaign rally with Sen. John McCain at the Pinkerton Academy in Derry, N.H., on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014.