Tuesday, June 12, 2018
It's okay. You can admit it. You have no idea what a "discharge petition" is. That's fine. Neither did I. According to Wikipedia, a discharge petition is "a means of bringing a bill out of committee and to the floor for consideration without a report from the committee by 'discharging' the committee from further consideration of a bill or resolution."
So far, so good. But that does that have to do with immigration legislation?
As WaPo reports, moderate Republicans are currently considering whether to back a discharge petition, a maneuver that would force votes on several immigration bills later this month - covering issues from Border Security to DACA.
The petition is just THREE VOTES AWAY from forcing a floor vote on June 25. But those votes are needed today. Those living in Florida, Washington and Texas might consider calling Dennis A. Ross (R-FL), Dan Newhouse (R-WA) and Henry Cuellar (D-TX) who are reportedly thinking about joining the petition.