21:49 EDT: House adjourned for the day. Evidently the stalling tactics will continue until morale improves.
You can catch a C-SPAN video of the bill being introduced and supported — including a very fiery speech by this Lakewood resident’s very own Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) and of course Ron Paul (R-TX) himself — starting around the 41 minute mark.
17:14 EDT: Looks like it’s going to be a late night in D.C. as we watch (and read) the Federal Reserve Transparency Act of 2011, A.K.A. the Audit the Fed bill, slowly makes its way through the
sausage grinder democratic process:
The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
|3:10:00 P.M.||H.R. 459||
Mr. Issa moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 459 — “To require a full audit of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and the Federal reserve banks by the Comptroller General of the United States before the end of 2012, and for other purposes.”
|3:10:12 P.M.||H.R. 459||
Considered under suspension of the rules.
|3:10:16 P.M.||H.R. 459||
DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 459.
MOMENT OF SILENCE – The House observed a moment of silence in memory of Officer Jacob J. Chestnut and Detective John M. Gibson of the United States Capitol Police.
|3:41:00 P.M.||H.R. 459||
DEBATE – The House resumed debate on H.R. 459, as amended.
|4:01:29 P.M.||H.R. 459||
At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
Less than an hour and then poof, to the back of the bus behind a bill on allowing child labor on farms and another expanding oil drilling. We’ll be updating this post once the bill comes back on the floor. It is expected to pass the House with “292 votes if everyone shows up”, and make its way to the Senate.
15:07 EDT: H.R. 459 Introduced by Darrell Issa (R-CA).