Friday, March 19, 2010

The House floor and then the "Hawk n Dove"...


Had the great opportunity to go up to Washington D.C. today to watch our Congress at work during a very important and historical time in our governments history...
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To be honest we sat for over an hour or so in the House chamber where the only order of business was for the Representatives to vote on a motion to suspend the rules to some issue we never did find out what it was about...
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Turns out we watched 415 members of Congress come to the floor, most of them late responding to the call, suspend the rules, and with 20 of them never showing up to cast a vote or do the "People's business"...
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We did have the opportunity to see Representative Bob Goodlatte (R) from the 6th district of Virginia working the House floor and numerous fellow Congress members on a unknown issue...
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After leaving "The Hill" we made our way over to the "Hawk 'n' Dove", which many remember from an incident in 2006 with Representative Patrick Kennedy (D), and spent some quality time with many of the locals and workers discussing what was going on over on "The Hill"...
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This was a great opportunity to sit and watch the people pass by, strike up a conversation, and discuss how the "Healthcare bill" being discussed(?) on "The Hill" and how it will effect us all...
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Believe me when I tell you that there is NOT the support for the bill on the "street" as they think there is on the "Hill"...
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While working our way to the House chamber we went through the new Capitol Visitor Center and the above "In God We Trust" was pointed out to us. The inclusion of our nations motto has been somewhat of an issue in the past....
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2 comments:

Phil said...

I guess I missed this trip. Last one was the gawking Speaker checking out Jersey tail. LOL

RightsideVA said...

We were in the House and watched a whole lot of nothing going on at the time. Did see Congressman Goodlatte working the floor hard and look forward to speaking to him after that.

Hope to get back up there in next two weeks to get some info on the "Drill Here, Drill Now" project and coordinate it with a CAPS game if possible...