Republicans distorting democrat amendments??

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    GOP rewrites dem amendments

    The following amendments were offered and voted down by recorded votes in the Judiciary Committee markup of H.R. 748-The Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act (CIANA):


    DESCRIPTION OF AMENDMENT
    AMENDMENT DESCRIPTION IN HOUSE REPORT 109-51

    DEMS: a Nadler amendment allows an adult who could be prosecuted under the bill to go to a Federal district court and seek a waiver to the state’s parental notice laws if this remedy is not available in the state court. (no 11-16)
    GOP REWRITE:. Mr. Nadler offered an amendment that would have created an additional layer of Federal court review that could be used by sexual predators to escape conviction under the bill. By a roll call vote of 11 yeas to 16 nays, the amendment was defeated.

    DEMS: a Nadler amendment to exempt a grandparent or adult sibling from the criminal and civil provisions in the bill (no 12-19)
    GOP REWRITE: . Mr. Nadler offered an amendment that would have exempted sexual predators from prosecution under the bill if they were grandparents or adult siblings of a minor. By a roll call vote of 12 yeas to 19 nays, the amendment was defeated.

    DEMS: a Scott amendment to exempt cab drivers, bus drivers and others in the business transportation profession from the criminal provisions in the bill (no 13-17):
    GOP REWRITE. Mr. Scott offered an amendment that would have exempted sexual predators from prosecution if they are taxicab drivers, bus drivers, or others in the business of professional transport. By a roll call vote of 13 yeas to 17 nays, the amendment was defeated.

    DEMS: a Scott amendment that would have limited criminal liability to the person committing the offense in the first degree (no 12-18)
    GOP REWRITE:. Mr. Scott offered an amendment that would have exempted from prosecution under the bill those who aid and abet criminals who could be prosecuted under the bill. By a roll call vote of 12 yeas to 18 nays, the amendment was defeated


    DEMS: a Jackson-Lee amendment to exempt clergy, godparents, aunts, uncles or first cousins from the penalties in the bill (no 13-20)
    GOP REWRITE. Ms. Jackson-Lee offered an amendment that would have exempted sexual predators from prosecution under the bill if they were clergy, godparents, aunts, uncles, or first cousins of a minor, and would require a study by the Government Accounting Office. By a roll call vote of 13 yeas to 20 nays, the amendment was defeated.


    Can anyone confirm whether this is reality or drama?
     
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    reality....what is your issue .... the process ...or the result?
     
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    my issue is were those amendments rewritten by the GOP.
     
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    ok, so they did rewrite those amendments.
     
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    I didn't see the original Dem versions.
     
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    I didnt either, thats what I'm trying to confirm. were they originally presented as the dems said they were and then rewritten.
     
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    got it...so you think the dems faked the wording you posted to make the gop look bad?
     
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    just looking to find out what the dems original amendments were and are they different or the same as what the GOP presented for debate and voting.
     
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    That thomas.loc.gov link was all I could find.
     

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