Discharge Petition is Filed

Filed in National by on December 4, 2012

Nancy Pelosi. Giving no quarter as the petition is filed. For my money, this woman is not involved enough in the business of congressional governing. Do I have to say more? You can see progress on who has signed this petition here. I presume that they will refresh that list as Representatives sign on. You can see her introduce this here:


She is calling for bipartisan support — mainly because this does need Republicans to sign on to make it to the 218 number that will pass it. The Hill reports that if this does pass, the earliest it will come to a vote is Christmas Eve, though.

H.R. 15 is the bill they are attempting to petition out.

As of this writing, John Carney has not signed on, but I imagine he will. Would not hurt for his office to hear from a few of you to encourage him to do it.

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  1. cassandra_m says:

    98 signatures and none from John Carney as of this writing.

  2. pandora says:

    What the hell is his problem? He needs to sign – right this minute!

  3. jason330 says:

    John Carney
    Washington D.C. Office
    1429 Longworth HOB
    Washington, DC 20515
    Phone: (202) 225-4165
    Fax: (202) 225-2291

  4. cassandra_m says:

    I don’t know the detail of how this works — it may take some time for this page to update. But it won’t hurt to let him know you are watching.

  5. John Young says:

    148 still MIA as of 4:29PM

  6. Jason330 says:

    Phone: (202) 225-4165

    The kid picking up the phone has no idea what Carney’s position is on the petition, but you should call anyway.

  7. heragain says:

    151. so far.

  8. Liberal Elite says:

    I’ll be amazed if this works. …seems like a waste of time and effort.

  9. Jason330 says:

    That’s why the GOP bullshit wins, in-spite of people hating it. We are too good to do the small stuff. To turn the wheel a little bit. To move the block forward a centimeter. They get off on it.

  10. jason330 says:

    Still no Carney.

  11. cassandra_m says:

    I’m not so sure that Pelosi expects the discharge petition to actually bring the bill to the floor. Adding to the news narrative that Democrats are trying to still get these middle class tax cuts helps to nail down who gets the blame for their failure. And the entire GOP House isn’t just teajhadis. There are some who might feel some pressure to vote for this, so this effort makes Boehner work to keep his caucus together from multiple sides. She threw the anvil at Boehner, basically.

  12. cassandra_m says:

    Up to 178 signatures.