U.S. House Special Order tonight

Thumbnail image for breaking.jpgWatch C-SPAN between 6-7p* EST tonight.

When the U.S. House completes business, Rep. Chris Smith will host a 1-hour Pro-life Special Order in the House of Representatives.

During this time House members will speak on the subject of taxpayer subsidies for the abortion industry and what their constituents are unknowingly supporting when millions of tax dollars are funneled to organizations like Planned Parenthood.

What is Special Order?

The first 2 hours at the end of legislative business each day are reserved for Republican and Democrat leadership for Special Order business. Tonight the Republican leadership has given its hour to Smith and others to speak for the unborn. It was kept quiet until now to ward off PP types from crashing the event.

*The Special Order should start very soon after the last series of votes. The timing cannot be predicted exactly but will begin sometime between 6 and 7 pm.


how exciting. I'll make some popcorn.

Posted by: Hal at July 9, 2008 3:06 PM

could somebody record this? I'd like to watch how our elected "leaders" tackle this issue..

Posted by: RSD at July 9, 2008 3:26 PM

Elected leaders tackling an issue? Don't hold your breath. They do these special order speeches all the time. No one attends, no one watches, no one cares.

Posted by: Hal at July 9, 2008 3:38 PM

Jill says: "It was kept quiet until now to ward off PP types from crashing the event."

Too bad the event couldn't be kept quiet from Hal.

Posted by: Doyle at July 9, 2008 3:41 PM

Like the "PP types" don't have better things to do on a fine summer evening.

Posted by: Hal at July 9, 2008 3:48 PM

Hmmm...what qualifies as a PP type?

Posted by: RSD at July 9, 2008 4:35 PM

Man, is this Special Order excellent! Hope people are watching.

Posted by: Jill Stanek at July 9, 2008 7:34 PM

Jill, Do you know if/when it will replay tomorrow?

Posted by: Janet at July 9, 2008 11:39 PM

Janet, I don't know about that, but I understand YouTube clips are coming.

Posted by: Jill Stanek at July 10, 2008 5:37 AM

I love Chris Smith. I will never forget the year he stood in front of the Supreme Court for Hours with a broken foot after the March for life to support those of us witnessing at the Silent No More.

He has been a courageous pro life voice...

Cannot wait to hear how it went

Posted by: Theresa at July 10, 2008 6:33 AM

You can see the first ten minutes of it on this cspan link: http://www.c-spanarchives.org/library/index.php?main_page=product_video_info&products_id=206322-1&showVid=true&clipStart=35463.62&clipStop=35967.16
It is at the end of the clip... cspan has not archived the rest of it, but from the first ten minutes it looks like an EXCELLENT Special Order. Bravo Mr. Smith!!

Posted by: just saying at July 10, 2008 8:08 AM