House Defeats Boehner Motion
Posted May 22, 2008 at 11:47am
The House defeated, 220 to 188, a privileged motion by House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) to force a House ethics committee probe into the omission of an entire section of the farm bill signed into law Wednesday by President Bush.
The House voted to override Bushs veto on Wednesday afternoon.
Boehners motion called for an immediate investigation into the abuse of power surrounding the inaccuracies in the process and enrollment of the farm bill.
Additionally, the motion stated that Speaker Nancy Pelosi (Calif.), Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (Md.) and other Democratic leaders are hereby admonished for their roles in the events surrounding this enrollment error.
Ten Members voted present.