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Typo Fixed, GOP Regs Bill to Proceed

July 25, 2012

The regulations bill typo is fixed, clearing the way for House Republicans to pass the measure after a brief clerical hiccup.

Democrats balked Wednesday at consenting to fix a typo in a Republican regulations bill, sending the measure back to the Rules Committee, which voted 7-3 along party lines to fix the language.

The bill calls for a moratorium on some regulations until the unemployment rate hits 6 percent. Instead of unemployment, the GOP printed the word "employment."

"There are two letters missing. U-N. That's the United Nations. And so that's all we're trying to do. Bring the U.N. back together," Rules Committee Chairman David Dreier told the Alley.

House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer said Wednesday morning that Democrats wouldn't agree to fix a typo that significantly alters the meaning of the measure, and Democrats held the line during the floor debate.

Debating the bill on the floor on Wednesday, Rep. Darrell Issa sought consent to correct the mistake "that was clearly made by professional staff."

Democratic Rep. Gerry Connolly reserved his time, essentially rebuffing Issa's request. 

"If we have to go to the Rules Committee, then I guess we will," Issa said.

To the Rules Committee they went, where the corrected language passed.

Rules Committee spokesman Doug Andres said Republicans offered to fix the error by unanimous consent but were rebuffed by Hoyer, who told reporters today that Democrats would withhold their consent.

"In their press release, the Democrats acknowledge that this was an error. We acknowledged the error and offered an easy way to fix the issue, but the Democrats don't seem to be interested in actually solving problems. We will act to fix this at the earliest opportunity," Andres said. 

House Democrats used the typo to criticize Republicans. On Tuesday, an aide to Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi said that Republicans should stop "harping about 'red tape' and start looking for the white out."

Andres pointed out that in the 111th Congress when Democrats were in the majority, Republicans agreed by unanimous consent to correct a typographical error.

News of Hoyer's position was first reported by Roll Call.

This post has been updated. It was originally published at 12:40 p.m.

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