House Democrats Will Try to Fight Back
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.
January 25, 2008; 4:05 PM ET
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