Pelosi introduces privilege resolution calling for Abramoff investigations of Congress - GOP shuts it down

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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has introduced a Privileged Resolution requiring an ethics investigation of Members of Congress allegedly involved in improper conduct related to lobbyist Jack Abramoff. While reading the resolution, the House Clerk was interrupted while the House was called back into order. After Republicans voted by voice to table the resolution, Pelosi requested a recorded vote. With just 6 Republicans breaking an otherwise party-line vote, House GOP successfully tabled the resolution, 216-193.

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