Thursday, October 1, 2015

Congress invokes procedural Martial Law in order to force passage of budget

The use of martial law is not limited to simply restrictions placed upon a populace, but it can also be an administrative or procedural ploy implemented by Congress to force the passage of legislation or other laws.  And on Sept. 29. the lower House invoked martial law as a means to break the deadlock to get some form of short-term spending bill passed in lieu of a long term budget.
Congress has gone several years without passing a full annual budget, and instead has passed individual appropriation bills to fund individual portions of the government.  And with the de-funding of Planned Parenthood being the primary catalyst stopping passage of a budget for 2016, severe measures appear to now be in place to get a temporary bill passed to avoid a government shutdown.


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