House GOP won't pass bin Laden resolution

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    House Republicans say they have no plans to follow the Senate in passing a resolution honoring the military mission that killed Osama bin Laden.

    The decision by GOP leaders follows new rules they enacted in January scrapping the tradition of congratulatory measures, which they complained clogged up the House floor.


    No House resolution honoring military's bin Laden mission - TheHill.com

    The Senate on Tuesday passed a resolution, 97-0, commending “the men and women of the United States Armed Forces and the United States intelligence community for the tremendous commitment, perseverance, professionalism and sacrifice they displayed in bringing Osama bin Laden to justice.” The measure commended President Obama and reaffirmed the Senate’s commitment “to disrupting, dismantling and defeating al Qaeda.” It also recognized former President George W. Bush’s efforts after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.
     
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    I never understood why the Congress passes so many useless non-binding resolutions.

    It would be nice to pass one for this case, but its not like anyone ever really hears of or cares about these resolutions.
     
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    So the dems want to break the rules for political points and grandstanding.

    shocker

    no really, im stunned
     
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    It would be nice, but a resolution that addresses the debt ceiling would be better.
     
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    So much for the left not wanting to do anything to inflame the radical muslims. Both sides need to be consistent on this and let it go away. Any side using this to score political points is just bad politics.
     
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    The GOP would be happy if this had never happened and Bin Laden was still out there. I am not sure who Bin Laden's death scares the most, Al-Qaeda or the GOP.

    Very sad...
     
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    Absolutely petty bullshit.

    But what can you expect from a crowd that passed a special resolution to keep a hospital from pulling the plug on a dead girl.

    Pathetic.
     
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    He was a money maker..for the security and war mongering industries.

    Now the big bad boogey man is dead.
     
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    And not pass it until they CUT Government to the bare essentials.
     
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    resolutions like this are retarded. A complete waste of taxpayer money. if they want to vote on stupid shit like this, let me take furlough days
     

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