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Monday, 16 December 2019

AOC compares serving in Congress to going to school. At Hogwarts…

Not everything should be compared to Harry Potter, FFS:
Sometimes being a new member of the House feels like being in Hogwarts. There are lots of arcane parliamentary phrases (I jokingly call them “magic spells”) one can learn to speak on the floor or gain exceptions.

Deep knowledge of these rules is rare but can be powerful.
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Maybe this is all they got?
Her comparison came in answer to question from Preet Bharara:
This phrase is spoken during markups, which are different from hearings. In markups, members are debating the actual written substance of legislation - be it a bill, or (in this case) articles.

“Strike the last word” means you’re adding a pro forma amendment & using it to talk. https://twitter.com/PreetBharara/status/1205236180377317392 
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This phrase is spoken during markups, which are different from hearings. In markups, members are debating the actual written substance of legislation - be it a bill, or (in this case) articles.

“Strike the last word” means you’re adding a pro forma amendment & using it to talk.
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