White House says no to special session of Congress
By Jackie Kucinich and Jared Allen
Posted: 08/04/08 01:32 PM [ET]
The White House has rejected calls from House Republicans that it convene a special session of Congress on energy, saying it wouldn’t make a difference.
“We don't have plans to call Congress into session -- it won't make a difference if Democratic leaders are unwilling to bring up a bill for an up-down vote,” said White House spokesman Tony Fratto.
Republican Study Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas) and Rep. Mike Pence (R-Ind.) asked President Bush to convene the special session in an Aug. 1 letter. The same day, House Republicans launched an unusual protest on the House floor urging House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to call Congress back to work.
(No wonder the Freedmen are pushing the Cherokee around - they can't get congress to make them *Indian* - they're vacation trumps the Freedmen - I thought Watson probably would better serve her district if she were paying attention more to this issue, among others - oh, well, just another tax dollar down the drain)
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