House Rejects Resolution Barring Lame-Duck Session
House Democrats on Thursday again beat back a GOP resolution barring the House from reconvening for a lame-duck session, except in the case of an “unforeseen sudden emergency.”
The privileged resolution was offered by Republican Study Committee Chairman Tom Price (Ga.). The motion was tabled, 236-172.
It cited “signs in recent weeks party leaders are planning an ambitious lame-duck session for bills they don’t want to defend before November, when they would be able to vote for sweeping legislation without fear of voter retaliation.”
Price offered a similar resolution in August that also went down.