On Wednesday the House of Representatives will pull out a weapon that the Democrats in that congressional body cannot hope to win against when it comes to three bills introduced on Tuesday. That weapon is the procedural rule known as "the simple majority vote." And CBS News revealed on Oct. 2 that the use of that procedural weapon will turn up the pressure on House Democrats.
The three bills introduced on Tuesday--Open Our Nations Parks and Museums Act, Provide Local Funding for the District of Columbia Act, and Honoring Our Promise to American Veteran's Act--will be joined by two additional resolutions the House Republicans want to see passed immediately for the American people.
This means that when these five resolutions are presented for a vote in the House today it will not require a two-thirds vote in order to be passed by the House. Instead, it will merely require that the minimum required number of votes are achieved for each resolution, which will fall short of a two-thirds majority.
And that is basically rendering House Democrats incapable of stopping the passage of these house resolutions like they did on Tuesday.
Of course this does not mean these bill efforts will be passed by the Democratic-controlled Senate. And that is unfortunate if it doesn't, since passage of these five would manage to keep most of the federal government operating despite a recent shutdown. And it would also allow the two parties to continue to argue over Obamacare until they can reach an agreement all of America's citizens can live with rather than only half.
And that is why the Republican-controlled House thinks the Democratic-controlled Senate will finally start getting more backlash to sign these bills: because the American public doesn't want a government shutdown as the two argue over health care law.
But Americans do want their congressional leaders to be able to stop legislation they don't want, like a health care plan that allows for the president, vice president and congressional members and staffers to receive health care cost and coverage better than the American citizens receive in the Affordable Care Act. And they don't want to allow a health care law to be in place that will allow forced government inspections in their homes as a result.