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JB nunes at SISNA.COM
Thu Jul 11 16:52:56 MDT 1996

At 04:27 PM 7/10/96 -0500, you wrote:
>>>WSU says in their newsletter "What did the people who voted
>>the Republicans back in power get? NOTHING." I believe that
>>these folks are ignorant of how the system works. The Balanced
>>Budget Amerndment missed by the one vote of Mark Hatfield
>>a so called conservative Republican Senator. This one man
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>>torpedoed the Contract with America and I for one will keep the
>>memory alive. The next step would have been to try again but
>>that step would have required a 2/3 majority to overcome the
>>Clinton veto. The Republicans did not have a 2/3 majority and
>>Clinton thereafter felt his oats and vetoed almost everything
>>that came along. Get with it WSU.  JB
>Who is this so called conservative Republican Senator - Bob Dole?  Are you
>saying that Dole didn't support the BBA?  That's incorrect.
>Dole originally voted for the amendment, then changed his vote to oppose the
>amendment when he saw that it would not pass.  Being the sponsor of the
>amendment, voting against his own measure gave him, according to Senate rules,
>the option of bringing up the amendment for a straight up-down vote at any time
>in the future.  He recently exercised this option, voting in favor of passage
>in an obviously doomed effort.
>BTW - constitutional amendments require a 2/3 majority for passage, and the
>President has zero power to veto.
>Dean Fairbrother
"Mark Hatfield, a so called conservative Republican."  JB

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