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‘Republicans vote against moms’

Item: Republicans vote against moms, no word yet on puppies, kittens/Dana Milbank, The Washington Post

More info: In a flurry of political maneuvering in Congress, 178 Republicans in the House voted against H. Res. 1113, “Celebrating the role of mothers in the United States and supporting the goals and ideals of Mother’s Day.” The resolution first passed unanimously, but then the GOP asked to reconsider it and 178 GOP members – including Rep. Bill Sali, R-Idaho - switched their votes and opposed the resolution. “Republicans, unhappy with the Democratic majority, have been using such procedural tactics as this all week to bring the House to a standstill, but the assault on mothers may have gone too far,” wrote the Post writer.

Question: What’s the silliest thing you recall Congress doing?

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