Saturday, September 19, 2009

John Conyers Caught Between a Rock and an ACORN

Conyers has a rough floor outing

One of the most veteran lawmakers in Congress didn't have the best outing Thursday afternoon on the House floor.

Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) had to clarify to colleagues yesterday that he meant to vote against a motion to recommit on an amendment to kill funding for the organizing group ACORN.

"Mr. Speaker, today I inadvertently cast a 'yea' vote for a motion to recommit on H.R. 3200 and did not vote for final passage," Conyers explained on the House floor. "I intended to vote 'no' on the motion to recommit and 'yea' on final passage of the bill."

However, Conyers meant H.R. 3221 -- the education bill cleared by the Senate -- and not H.R. 3200. That bill is House Democrats' healthcare reform package.

It seems reading is not his only problem...


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