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House GOP Bails Out Sessions & Fitzpatrick With Oops! Bill


Clearing out the history books of Sessions' and Fitzpatrick's brief tenure as unconstitutional members of Congress will allow the House to move forward with the Republicans' top priority: repealing the landmark health care bill passed when the last Congress was controlled by the Democrats. The votes Sessions cast on the House Rules Committee after failing to be sworn in properly had threatened to slow down the repeal process, but now things should be back on track.

The resolution's passage may not be the final chapter in the story, however. Accusations are starting to bubble up that the event Sessions attended for Fitzpatrick was an illegal fundraiser for the Pennsylvania member. The event was in the Capitol complex, where fundraisers or "political activity" is strictly forbidden. More on that part of the story to come.