Thursday, March 15, 2007

House panel considers pros, cons of a 4th seat

By Suzanne StruglinskiDeseret Morning News
WASHINGTON — A proposed fourth seat in Congress for Utah has constitutional questions, experts said at a House hearing Wednesday, but three of the four witnesses believe a bill creating the seat and granting a vote for the District of Columbia can move forward. The debate will continue today as the House Judiciary Committee is expected to vote on the bill, which will determine if it gets a House floor vote. Supporters of the bill expect a floor vote by the end of the month, although it will not be without harsh criticism as illustrated on Wednesday. "Permit me to be blunt, I consider this act to be the most premeditated unconstitutional act by Congress in decades," said Jonathan Turley, the Shapiro Professor of Public Interest Law at the George Washington University Law School.

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1 comment:

Tom Grover said...

Republicans, even in Utah, SHOULD be against this- it creates a permanant Democrat seat for a temporary Republican seat!

Yo, fellow Republicans, you are fools to want this! Have some freaking patience and wait 3 years- we'll get it anyway!

Furthermore, if DC is in the House, what logically prevents them from 2 senate seats? Might I add two VERY permanantly Democrats seats!h