There’s little doubt Pelosi will actually let it happen, but John Boehner has formally asked that there be a “Call of the Roll.” Typically, rolls are taken electronically unless the Speaker requests that the votes be taken by a “Call of the Roll.” In that case, the Clerk would call each member alphabetically by surname and give their vote.
It is a shame that Pelosi won’t even consider doing this. It would make fantastic fodder in the elections to show each member that votes yes verbally giving their votes. I’m guessing that many that are voting yes on this bill are doing so with a great deal of shame (not to mention a lot of whip-marks on their backs from the Democrat leadership).
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Written by admin on March 19, 2010