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Conservative Republicans in Congress may try to overturn DC marriage law

Timothy Kincaid

January 25th, 2011

From The Hill

Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), chairman of the conservative Republican Study Committee (RSC), told The Hill that he will push for a vote on the controversial issue in the 112th Congress. The RSC has 175 members.

“I think RSC will push for it, and I’m certainly strongly for it. I don’t know if we’ve made a decision if I’ll do it or let another member do it, but I’m 100 percent for it,” Jordan said.

Considering that the Senate is in the control of Democrats and that many Republicans are ideologically resistant to congressional micromanagement of the District, I don’t think this is going anywhere. However it could, in this economy, make the Republican Party look as though it has its priorities seriously screwed up.

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Bruno
January 25th, 2011 | LINK

Their priorities will look just right to the religious right base they’re pandering to, and unfortunately most of the rest of the Republicans don’t really care if they do so. It won’t pass, but it’ll shore up their goons, in other words.

Lindoro Almaviva
January 25th, 2011 | LINK

However it could, in this economy, make the Republican Party look as though it has its priorities seriously screwed up.

You are parting from the premise that at one point they were, and I think that is way too generous; if not plain wrong.

Ryan
January 25th, 2011 | LINK

I’m sure it will pass easily in the House, but fortunately lose in the Senate. All the more reason to make sure Obama wins in 2012.

Mark F.
January 25th, 2011 | LINK

“I’m sure it will pass easily in the House, but fortunately lose in the Senate. All the more reason to make sure Obama wins in 2012.”

Well, you forget that even if the GOP wins the Presidency in 2012, it takes 60 votes to break a Senate filibuster.

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