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Posted at 9:50 AM ET, 01/ 4/2011

Plan to strip vote protested

By The Associated Press

Eleanor Holmes Norton (Linda Davidson - The Washington Post)

Washington Mayor Vincent Gray and advocates for the city are protesting a Republican plan to take away power from the District's sole representative in Congress.

Eleanor Holmes Norton, Washington's delegate to Congress, has never been a full voting member of the House. But under Democratic control, Norton has been allowed to vote in the House Committee of the Whole. That allowed her to vote on proposed changes to legislation, though not on its passage.

New rules being considered Wednesday when a Republican-controlled Congress reconvenes would strip the Democrat of her vote in that committee.

By The Associated Press  | January 4, 2011; 9:50 AM ET
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Seems like predictable bullying on the part of the Repugs with somewhat limited actual consequence.

Posted by: Redbone | January 4, 2011 1:58 PM | Report abuse

Who but an idiot would protest actually following the Constitution?

Posted by: illogicbuster | January 5, 2011 12:06 PM | Report abuse

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