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Open letter to Sen. Begich
By Jay Jones


December 23, 2009

Could Sen. Mark Begich please explain to me this part of the Health Care Bill you just voted for? "Section 3403 it shall not be in order in the Senate or the House of Representatives to consider any bill, resolution, amendment, or conference report that would repeal or otherwise change this subsection.

Notwithstanding rule XV of the Standing Rules of the Senate, a committee amendment described in sub paragraph (A) may include matter not within the jurisdiction of the Committee on Finance if that matter is relevant to a proposal contained in the bill submitted under subsection (c)(3)."

Do not these paragraphs attempt to change or ignore certain Senate rules? Doesn't it normally take 67 votes to change Senate Rules?

Jay Jones
Ketchikan, AK

Received December 21, 2009 - Published December 23, 2009



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