Budget Votes Needed? Katherine Clark to be sworn in less than 48 hours from poll closing

As we reported yesterday, John Boehner is holding a vote on the Murray-Ryan budget compromise bill today in the House of Representatives.  There has been a split in the GOP in DC over this bill, and progressive groups have also found fault in the bill.  That’s why what is happening today is interesting.

In Massachusetts we’ve been through enough special elections to know that recently elected officials are not usually sat within 48 hours of the close of their elections.  The U.S. Senate waited waited a little over two weeks to seat Scott Brown.  Katherine Clark (D-MA) is being seated today, according to published reports.

This leads to the question, why the rush?  Is Clark being rushed for her vote for the budget compromise.

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