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Parliamentarian issues warning on another GOP healthcare proposal


The Senate parliamentarian advised senators Thursday that another GOP healthcare proposal will need 60 votes for passage because it violates Senate rules.

The GOP’s repeal and replace plan, which failed on the floor Tuesday, contained a provision that would allow states to waive some ObamaCare requirements, including one that says insurers must cover 10 certain benefits in all of their plans. 149 more words

How ... A Bill Becomes a Law

How a Bill Becomes a Law

When performing legislative research, it is important to understand the legislative process. The numerous steps that result in a bill becoming a law are described in this 24th edition of… 7 more words

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Debunking Myths on Parliamentary Procedure #1-3

Parliamentary procedure is one of the most useful subjects for organizations and members. It deals with leadership, communication, meeting management, and so much more. However, because parliamentary procedure is often self-learned and limited in official coursework, there are often many “myths” in this subject. 486 more words

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Parliamentarian deals setback to GOP repeal bill


Major portions of the Republican bill to repeal and replace ObamaCare will require 60 votes, according to the Senate parliamentarian, meaning they are unlikely to survive on the floor. 653 more words

Using Parliamentary Procedure Efficiently in Board Meetings

Disclaimer: The following article is written based on the parliamentary authority Robert’s Rules of Order, Newly Revised and is not intended as legal advice. Parliamentary authorities may differ slightly in board meeting procedures and processing of motions.  569 more words

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Cornyn: Knowing health plan ahead of vote is 'luxury we don't have'


Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas), the No. 2 Senate Republican, on Thursday said knowing what the Republican healthcare bill will be before a procedural vote is a “luxury we don’t have.” 325 more words