28 January 2009

S.328 house rethugs kill dtv delay act

why the rethugs chose this bill to make president obama look bad, we dont know. the people that they're mainly hurting are the poor and elderly. we read in the memphis commercial appeal a couple of weeks ago that the

"commerce department has run out of money for coupons to subsidize digital tv converter boxes for consumers. people who don't have cable or satellite service or a new tv with a digital tuner will need the converter boxes to keep their older analog sets working."
what would it hurt to delay the implementation of dtv from 17 february - 12 june 2009?

S 328
YEA 258 AND NAY 168
the bill required a 2/3 majority of 285 (currently 432 reps - according to the roll call vote) to suspend the rules and pass
28-Jan-2009 12:53 PM
QUESTION: On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended
BILL TITLE: To postpone the DTV transition date.
those louisiana congressmen who voted to kill S.328 were:

rodney alexander
charles boustany
anh cao
bill cassidy
john fleming
charlie melancon - alleged democrat/longtime rethug butt smoocher
steve scalise

GovTrack.us. S. 328--111st Congress (2009): DTV Delay Act, GovTrack.us (database of federal legislation) (accessed Jan 28, 2009)

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