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House Rejects Resolution Honoring Soldiers Who Got Osama Bin Laden

The GOP-dominated U.S. House has rejected a resolution honoring the soldiers who killed Osama Bin Laden. Yesterday the Senate unanimously approved a similar resolution.
The decision by GOP leaders follows new rules they enacted in January scrapping the tradition of congratulatory measures, which they complained clogged up the House floor. [snip] The lack of House action drew criticism from some Democrats, who said an exception to the new rules was more than warranted for the killing of America’s No. 1 enemy. “I don’t know why we’re not. Certainly we’ve passed a lot of resolutions for a lot less important things,” said Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.), whose district includes Ground Zero in lower Manhattan. “I think we ought to pass a resolution honoring the military and the president. How often do you get unadulterated, unabashed, absolute good news about something really important in this country, or any country?”

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