Oh, this is reassuring.
Fox News Jon Scott: Pardon my skepticism, but you’re talking about a trillion-dollar bill, you’re talking about rearranging maybe a sixth of the American economy, it would seem to be unusual to enact this into law without a vote in the House of Representatives.
House Majority Whip James Clyburn: Well, let’s get away from the trillion-dollar bill. Remember, we’re still talking about the bill that was passed by the Senate. And last time I checked the score on the Senate bill was, like, $850 billion. We did a trillion dollars on the House side, and that’s not what we voted on. We will deem passed the Senate bill which was much less than that.
Oh. So we’re only enacting a $850 billion bill without a vote in the House.
I think for a bill this huge and with such enormous ramifications, the speaker shouldn’t be allowed to use any maneuvers that the little guy below didn’t sing about: