The House Ways and Means Committee passed a resolution today that would overturn the Administration’s new welfare waiver policy under an oversight law called the Congressional Review Act. Another vote is expected in the House Education and the Workforce Committee later today, at which point the resolution could head to the floor of the House. This takes an issue that became a centerpiece of the Presidential election, with Mitt Romney’s campaign claiming (falsely) that the President “removed the work requirement for welfare,” and puts it squarely into Congress.
|By: David Dayen Thursday September 13, 2012 12:40 pm|
|By: David Dayen Monday December 27, 2010 1:25 pm|
The filibuster is essentially a dead procedural instrument walking. Democrats want to rein in its abuse, and Republicans want to use alternative legislative means like the Congressional Review Act that avoid a filibuster. It’s a matter of time before one side or the other bites the bullet and does away with it.