Capitol Hill blog Big House Blog’s latest blog post on the Big Senate Blog has been released.
In this article, Big House writer James Capretta writes about how the Senate is working to change the rules to allow for the House to use its conference to pass its amendments.
Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) introduced legislation this week that would require a two-thirds majority to pass amendments in the House.
This amendment, authored by Sens.
Richard Burr (R, NC) and Joni Ernst (R., IA), would allow for amendments to be voted on with only two-fifths of the Senate’s votes.
The amendment would also make it easier for committees to propose amendments and allow them to be debated on the floor of the chamber, which is currently the House’s only method for amendments.
“We can do this by using our conference.
It is so simple and we will be able to do this without having to go through the whole thing again,” said Sen. Susan Collins (R.ME).
Sen. Bob Corker (R–TN) introduced a similar amendment in the Senate.
Corker, who is up for reelection in 2018, said the change will make it much easier for amendments passed by the Senate to become law in the U.S. Senate.
“When you pass something, you’re not supposed to have to go back and fix it.
We don’t do that anymore,” Corker said.”
The Senate has gone in a totally different direction.
The House is going to do what the House does.
We are going to let the House do its business.”
Sen. Lamar Alexander (R—TN) said he has been working to pass a bill to allow amendments in both the House and Senate that would allow amendments to have a two thirds majority, even if they’re voted on by the House or Senate.
Alexander also said he will push for amendments that would give amendments more time to be discussed before the Senate can vote on them.
“In order to be able for the Senate, I’m going to have amendments that have been approved by the conference committee and passed by both chambers.
And then I’m also going to ask for the conference to vote on amendments,” Alexander said.
The amendments would also allow amendments for consideration by both the Senate and the House, as opposed to being considered by just the Senate when it convenes.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R–KY) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) have been working with other Republicans to try to push through amendments in an effort to allow the Senate a second chance to pass bills.
“I think there are a number of other things that have to happen in order for this to work.
And I’m hoping that this is the time for the reconciliation process, that it will pass, and that the reconciliation bill can be enacted, but that we can move on and move forward,” Schumer said on the Senate floor.
The Senate will be debating two bills this week: one to reform the Congressional Review Act (CRA), which is a process that allows Congress to overturn a previous Congressional Budget Office report and other Congressional rules and regulations, and another to prevent the IRS from charging individuals for health care services if they don’t have employer-sponsored insurance.
In addition to being able to vote and debate on amendments in each chamber, amendments would be able be passed by either chamber in the event of a tie in the Congressional Elections Committee.
The rules have been controversial and the Senate will likely have to rework them if they want to pass the bills.
A number of conservative and libertarian-leaning members have said that the process would be too complicated and could cause problems in the future.
A bill introduced in the Democratic-controlled Senate earlier this year would require that the House approve any bill that has at least two-fourths of its votes to pass.
Senators from the Freedom Caucus, the most conservative members of the House Freedom Caucus and many House Republicans, have warned that if the Senate rules aren’t changed, the process for passing amendments could be changed to allow Republicans to amend the legislation with just two-quarters of the votes.