Gordon's Attempt To Shove HR 5781 Through Flops

Vote on NASA Bill Appears Unlikely Before September, Space News

"With little time remaining in the fiscal year that ends Sept. 30, House Science and Technology Committee Chairman Rep. Bart Gordon (D-Tenn.) sought to bring the measure to the House floor under suspension of the rules -- a move that prevents amendments to a bill and requires a two-thirds majority vote to pass. But Gordon encountered resistance from House members hoping to weigh in on the measure during floor debate. Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) and other House Democrats met with Gordon early July 29 to address concerns with key elements of the legislation."

NASA bill stays grounded, Politico

"Concerns quickly prompted the Buckeye State and Golden State lawmakers to approach House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) on Wednesday to complain. Hoyer directed the members to huddle with Gordon on Thursday morning to resolve political tensions, according to a source close to the process. Some say that lawmakers took from that meeting a guarantee that the chairman would not try to rush the bill under rules that prevent amendments and are generally reserved for non-controversial measures. So many were surprised when Gordon soon resumed pushing to bring up the NASA authorization bill with the help of those suspension rules."

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