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 Bush’s veto on Wednesday afternoon.

Boehner’s 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.