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    The House joined the Senate Wednesday in voting for sweeping restrictions on the credit card industry, approving an off-topic amendment along the way to allow loaded guns in parks.

    By a vote of 361-64, the House approved the credit card overhaul measures. Those measures would enact new restrictions on the industry, including a requirement that customers penalized by higher interest rates because they missed a payment are given a chance to reclaim their lower rate after six months.

    But the House also approved an amendment, stuck in the Senate version by conservative Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., that would restore Bush administration policy allowing loaded guns in national parks.

    The Senate bill put House Democrats in a tough spot, since they were effectively forced to take a vote against gun control Wednesday in order to avoid kicking the bill back to the other chamber. (The House and Senate must approve the same bill.)

    House Democrats, though, engineered a delicate legislative maneuver to extend anti-gun Democrats a chance to go on record against the amendment without torpedoing the overall bill. They did this by holding two votes: one for the credit card end of things, one for the firearms portion. This gave anti-gun members political cover by allowing them to vote against the guns amendment and then for the credit card bill.

    But since the gun amendment passed, it nevertheless gets attached to the main bill and becomes law if President Obama signs it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by voivod View Post
    The House joined the Senate Wednesday in voting for sweeping restrictions on the credit card industry, approving an off-topic amendment along the way to allow loaded guns in parks.

    By a vote of 361-64, the House approved the credit card overhaul measures. Those measures would enact new restrictions on the industry, including a requirement that customers penalized by higher interest rates because they missed a payment are given a chance to reclaim their lower rate after six months.

    But the House also approved an amendment, stuck in the Senate version by conservative Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., that would restore Bush administration policy allowing loaded guns in national parks.

    The Senate bill put House Democrats in a tough spot, since they were effectively forced to take a vote against gun control Wednesday in order to avoid kicking the bill back to the other chamber. (The House and Senate must approve the same bill.)

    House Democrats, though, engineered a delicate legislative maneuver to extend anti-gun Democrats a chance to go on record against the amendment without torpedoing the overall bill. They did this by holding two votes: one for the credit card end of things, one for the firearms portion. This gave anti-gun members political cover by allowing them to vote against the guns amendment and then for the credit card bill.

    But since the gun amendment passed, it nevertheless gets attached to the main bill and becomes law if President Obama signs it.
    Yup and holding the second vote was basically a big waste of time and money.
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