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New Congress

PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2021 9:38 am
by KEN W
One thing a lot of people are missing about the 50-50 Senate. Yes Democrats will have the tie breaking vote.

BUT.....in a 50- 50.....the party who was last in majority retain the chairmanship of individual committees. So Republicans will keep chairmanships.

Re: New Congress

PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2021 9:48 am
by KEN W
The problem will be......who is the chairman if the last one was defeated or retired. The last 50-50 was in 2001. Some guidance will come from what they did then. Trent Lott and Tom Dashiell worked it out.

Re: New Congress

PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2021 11:31 am
by KEN W
The other big one will be the filibuster rule.

Re: New Congress

PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2021 11:55 am
by Chuck Smith
One thing a lot of people are missing about the 50-50 Senate. Yes Democrats will have the tie breaking vote.

BUT.....in a 50- 50.....the party who was last in majority retain the chairmanship of individual committees. So Republicans will keep chairmanships.


THE PROBLEM IS ALL THE IDIOTS IN CONGRESS... .yes both sides.... ARE VOTING PARTY LINES AND NOT IN ISSUES.

I put it in all caps because it is the sad truth now about our elected officials. They are all about "party" before the people.

I will say it for the millionth time.... No matter what party you say you affiliate with or belong to or your values align with.... YOU ARE IN THE MINORITY ON MOST ISSUES. No matter Dem's, Rep, indies, etc. You are in the minority on most issues. Even though the media, political parties, etc want to tell you different. The USA is still made up of about 40% of the people lean left, 40% lean right, and 20% are in the middle. So if people only vote...LEFT (Dem) on issues or only vote RIGHT (Reps).... they are not doing the will of 60% of the country.

SO the issue is.... will people in congress stop being partisan hacks and do the will of the people. :bop:

There was 81 million votes for Biden.... there was over 77 million votes for other people. So just voting are party lines with people this split on total voting public is 51%... so by voting party lines... you are saying F-U to 49% of the country. That is if all the people who voted for biden agree with all of the Dem's policies.... and by this forum alone some guys say they dont....they actually said some of trumps or republican policies they agree with....ie: immigration is the one that pops to my head.

But you see what I mean about party lines.... I would be saying the exact same thing if it was 51% for Republican leader and 49% others.

Re: New Congress

PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2021 12:31 pm
by KEN W
You are correct. But I don't think things will change. The far left Progressives are already unhappy just with who Biden wants to appoint.

Re: New Congress

PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2021 12:37 pm
by southdakbearfan
KEN W wrote:One thing a lot of people are missing about the 50-50 Senate. Yes Democrats will have the tie breaking vote.

BUT.....in a 50- 50.....the party who was last in majority retain the chairmanship of individual committees. So Republicans will keep chairmanships.


They do not retain chairmanship.

In 2001 there was a deal between Lott and daschle on power sharing and the committee membership but the party of the Vice President has always been considered the majority in a 50-50 split and has taken chairperson position on committees.