Friday, December 23, 2005

What the Hell?

From USA Today:

The Senate, with only Sen. John Warner, R-Va., present, approved the Feb. 3 expiration date four hours after the House, with a nearly empty chamber, bowed to Rep. James Sensenbrenner's refusal to agree to a six-month extension.

Congress can pass legislation with only a few lawmakers present as long as no member of the House or Senate objects. The Senate session lasted four minutes.


One Senator is able to pass a controversial piece of legislation on his own after everyone's gone home for Christmas. Is that weird or what?

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