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House Democrats Will Try to Fight Back

Anita Kumar

Stayed tuned for more partisan rancor coming up Monday in the Virginia House.

Del. Robert H. Brink (D-Arlington) will ask his House colleagues to vote to rescind a new Republican-written rule that allows Speaker William J. Howell to bypass the usual committee process and send bills straight to the House floor for a vote.

The first time that happened was Thursday when Democrats revolted and abstained from voting on a controversial labor bill. Republicans responded by using an obscure House rule to force almost all the Democrats to vote, against their wishes, on the bill.

By Anita Kumar  |  January 25, 2008; 4:05 PM ET
Categories:  Anita Kumar , Election 2009 , General Assembly 2008  
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Comments

this is just embarassing, democrats doing everything they can to avoid voting? how about voting present, or not voting at all, what a bunch of cowards

Posted by: Anonymous | January 27, 2008 3:23 PM | Report abuse

Don't we send these "representatives" to Richmond to VOTE?? They're doing NOTHING (many, not all)!! It's time for the citizenry to wake up and demand they do their job. Some truthful reporting from the media might help!!!

Posted by: diane | January 29, 2008 3:50 PM | Report abuse

these cowards should be tarred and feathered

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