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House Proceeding 03-03-10 on Mar 3rd, 2010 :: 0:00:25 to 0:03:30
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John R. Carter

0:00:25 to 0:00:46( Edit History Discussion )

John R. Carter: gentleman from new york, mr. rangel, submitted a letter to the speaker of the house, nancy pelosi, that states i request leave of absence from my duties and responsibilities as chairman of the committee on ways and means until such time as th committee on standards completes its findings on the review currently underway.

John R. Carter

0:00:25 to 0:03:30( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: John R. Carter

John R. Carter

0:00:47 to 0:01:09( Edit History Discussion )

John R. Carter: this morning that letter to the speaker was read into the proceedings and at that time the speaker pro tempore, ms. schakowsky, accepted the letter stated the resignation is accepted. i have a parliamentary inquiry regarding the nature of the resignation. under this morning's procedure is mr. rangel, the chairman of the committee on ways and

John R. Carter

0:01:10 to 0:01:30( Edit History Discussion )

John R. Carter: means? the speaker pro tempore: this morning the house accepted the resignation of the gentleman from new york as chair of the committee on ways and means. resigned from chairmanship of the committee on ways and means. mr. carter: does that mean the answer he is not the chairman? thspeaker pro tempore: that is correct. mr. carter: thank you. further parliamentary inquiry.

John R. Carter

0:01:31 to 0:01:52( Edit History Discussion )

John R. Carter: under house rule 10 clause 5-c, which states in the absence of a member serving as chair, the member next in rank and so on as off as the case shall happen shall act as chair. mr. speaker, under the rules of the house, who is currently the chair of the committee on ways and means? the speaker pro tempore: in the

John R. Carter

0:01:53 to 0:02:13( Edit History Discussion )

John R. Carter: case to which the inquiry alludes, the member of the committee next in rank is the gentleman from california, mr. stark. currently he acts as chair. mr. carter: thank you, mr. speaker. mr. speaker, further parliamenty inquiry. under house resolution 24 the

John R. Carter

0:02:14 to 0:02:34( Edit History Discussion )

John R. Carter: gentleman from california, mr. stark, ranks next after mr. rangel in the resolution electing the members of the committee. under that resolution and by operation of the house, rule 10, clause 5-c, mr. stark is currently the chairman of the ways and means as i understand the answer, is that correct? the speaker pro tempore: the

John R. Carter

0:02:35 to 0:02:57( Edit History Discussion )

John R. Carter: gentleman from california is acting chair. clause 5-c of rule 10 contemplates that the house will again establish an elected chair by adopting a resolution which typically is produced by direction of the majority party caucus. mr. carter: further parliamentary inquiry. in light of mr. rangel's letter to the speaker which states in relevant part that he requests

John R. Carter

0:02:58 to 0:03:20( Edit History Discussion )

John R. Carter: the leave of absence, does the reinstating of the gentleman from new york, mr. rangel, to the chairman of the committee on ways and means require as a necessary action the adopting of a resolution by the full house of representatives electing him as chair? the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is stating a hypothetical. the chair will not comment.

John R. Carter

0:03:21 to 0:03:30( Edit History Discussion )

John R. Carter: mr. carter: final parliamentary inquiry. under house rule 10, clause 5 does mr. stark assume the chairmanship of the committee on ways and means immediately

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