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Bordallo, delegates seek procedure amendment

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by Ken Quintanilla

Guam - Congresswoman Madeleine Bordallo and delegates from other U.S. territories and the District of Columbia are seeking an amendment to the rules governing House procedures.  Bordallo says the resolution would allow the delegates to participate in the effort to compel a House vote on a clean continuing resolution to end the federal shutdown.  The discharge rule offers the only means by which majority of house members can secure floor consideration of a bill despite the opposition of House leadership and the Committee on Rules.  A discharge petition was drafted but delegates are unable to sign it unless this resolution is passed.

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