GOP Typo Regs Bill Passes House
A Republican regulations bill, twice tripped up this week because of typographical errors, passed the House on Thursday 245-172.
The Republican Red Tape Reduction Act, which stalled briefly on Wednesday because of a typo, hit another snag on Thursday, the measure to fix the error also contained a mistake.
Democrats consented on the floor to fix the error, but only after pricking Republicans for the mistake.
"I assume that flows from the fact that people didn't read the bill," Rep. Rob Andrews said.
Republicans wanted nothing more than to move beyond debating the picayune question.
"A mistake was made, and then attempting to correct the mistake an
extra, minor mistake, another mistake was made. We are human beings," said Republican Rep. Virginia Foxx.
The measure to correct the first mistake included a reference to House Resolution 783, which does not exist. The correct resolution is 738.
The bill calls for suspending federal regulations that cost the economy $100 million or more until unemployment hits 6 percent. The Senate is not expected to take up the bill.