I am so glad Taegan pointed this out. I read the Cantor’s quote today in the L.A. Times and scratched my head, tsk-tsked, WTF’d, and rolled my eyes all at the same time:
“What this bill says is it reiterates again the deadline, and that the Senate should act before the deadline, and that’s what the American people are expecting. The bill then says if the Senate does not act, then H.R. 1 [the House-passed bill] will be the law of the land.”
— House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA), quoted by the Washington Post, forgetting that bills — even symbolic ones — cannot become law without also passing the Senate and getting the President’s signature.
And this is someone who is instrumental in getting bills passed. This is an elected representative of the people. This is a guy voters trust. Maybe they should remind Eric to take a look at this.