WTF, you ask? If the vote was 246 in favor and only 168 against, why is this a defeat for the bill? Because, in order to play politics and blame Democrats for the bill not passing, the GOP leadership set a 2/3 vote threshold for passage, instead of a simple majority. The Republicans could easily have passed this bill in the House by requiring a simple majority, as should be the case, but chose not to, for nothing more than political purposes.The Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act (PRENDA), H.R. 3541, was defeated in a 246-168 vote.
Douchebaggery, as usual, in the House of Representatives, and this is your tax dollars at work.
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