Pelosi Calls for Ethics Committee Investigation on Budget-cut Bill:
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) called for an ethics investigation into the budget reconciliation bill that passed both the House and Senate and was signed by the President despite a typo that made the House and Senate versions different, according to The Hill newspaper. A bill cannot become a law if the House and Senate versions differ. A private citizen in Alabama has already filed a lawsuit challenging the bill in court. The Democratic Leader brought a “privileged resolution to put Republicans on the record defending their leadership’s decision not to bring the bill back to the floor for a fix.” Republicans claim that a typo does not matter and that the President has already signed the bill.