House GOPers seeking ways to force roll call vote on Obamacare, ban Slaughter Solution UPDATED: Newest GOPer to offer resolution 

House Republican leaders are considering introducing a resolution today that would read along the following lines:

"Insuring an up or down vote on certain health care legislation.

"Resolved, That the Committee on Rules may not report a rule or order that provides for disposition of the Senate amendments to H.R. 3590, an Act entitled The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, unless such rule or order provides for—

"(1) at least one hour of debate, equally divided and controlled by the Majority Leader and the Minority Leader, or their designees; and

"(2) a requirement that the Speaker put the question on disposition of the Senate amendments and that the yeas and nays be considered as ordered thereon."

It's not clear whether this would be a privileged resolution or if House Democrats would be able to prevent its introduction or a recorded vote on it. Stay tuned.

UPDATE: Newest Republican House member will sponsor

Looks like Rep. Parker Griffith, R-AL, who switched from the Democratic to the Republican party only weeks ago, will offer the anti-Slaughter Solution resolution.

Makes sense, as Griffith said a major factor in his decision to switch parties was his disgust over Obamacare and the rush to pass it over public opposition.

UPDATE: GOP to wait till later in the week

What Griffith will offer, assuming plans don't change will be a standard House resolution, as the "previous question." Asked if the Democratic leadership can prevent the resolution, a senior GOP aide responded: "They can't stop us from offering it and getting a vote."

So why announce it now? Could it be the GOP leadership want to give the public as much as possible to absorb what the House Democratic leaders are doing? One thing is certain: The more people have known about Obamacare and the tactics used to advance it in Congress, the more the opposition has grown.

 

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