The measure already passed the Senate by a 97-0 vote and wouldn’t take much time to pass on the House floor either:
House Republicans say they have no plans to follow the Senate in passing a resolution honoring the military mission that killed Osama bin Laden.
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.
The Senate on Tuesday passed a resolution, 97-0, commending “the men and women of the United States Armed Forces and the United States intelligence community for the tremendous commitment, perseverance, professionalism and sacrifice they displayed in bringing Osama bin Laden to justice.” The measure commended President Obama and reaffirmed the Senate’s commitment “to disrupting, dismantling and defeating al Qaeda.” It also recognized former President George W. Bush’s efforts after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.
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.
Republicans had no problems a couple of years ago pushing a resolution to recognize “the importance of Christmas and the Christian faith”, shouldn’t the brave men and women who were in harms way deserve the same amount of attention? I guess not, especially since John Boehner considers every lost soldier a “small price to pay”. Absolutely disgusting.