Sometimes you just gotta say ‘No’
As I mentioned in my column last week: Friday, March 8 marks a very important date in both the House and Senate chambers as it is the first “funnel” deadline. What this means is that in order for legislation (outside of tax and spending bills) to be eligible for House Floor consideration, it must be voted out of the full committee by that deadline.
With that being said, this week was extremely busy for all legislators as we were scrambling to get key bills passed this self-imposed hurdle in order to keep them alive during this session.
Typically, I like to dwell on issues that I support. Most folks seem to be more interested in what you are for, rather than what you are against. However, this week I would like to take a bit of a detour and tell you about a bill that I voted against. More importantly, I would like you to know why I voted against it as this will help give more insight into how I filter my decision making process when it comes to voting either “aye” or “nay”.
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