That's weird right? At first I was thinking maybe he did it as a token to the Dems or maybe he's required/obligated to do so as Senate Leader for some reason...but why would he have to be the ONLY sponsor? Not a single Senate Dem but their name on that bill. There doesn't even appear to be any co-sponsors. The House bill has like 90 reps signed on.

Senate Bill

House Bill

Any idea (other than Mitch being a bitch) why that would happen?

That's weird right? At first I was thinking maybe he did it as a token to the Dems or maybe he's required/obligated to do so as Senate Leader for some reason...but why would he have to be the ONLY sponsor? Not a single Senate Dem but their name on that bill. There doesn't even appear to be any co-sponsors. The House bill has like 90 reps signed on. [Senate Bill](https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/senate-joint-resolution/8?q=%7B%22search%22%3A%5B%22Securing+Energy+Infrastructure+Act%22%5D%7D&s=3&r=9) [House Bill](https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-resolution/109) Any idea (other than Mitch being a bitch) why that would happen?
[–] PMYB2 2 points (+2|-0)

Maybe he is doing it to show how crazy it is? I’m no fan of him but that seems like career suicide.

[–] P8rtsUnkn0wn 0 point (+0|-0)

Right? I'm shocked I hadn't heard it reported. I only came across it accidentally looking for another bill.

[–] PMYB2 1 point (+1|-0)

Time will tell I guess, maybe it'll be career suicide and we can get someone in his seat who actually gives a shit.

[–] Sound_Flames 0 point (+0|-0)

He could be doing it to kill the bill for this session of Congress. Like if they vote on it and it doesn't pass, then I believe it can't be brought back up for the rest of the session.

It could also be to show how crazy Rep. AOC and others are

[–] slwsnowman40 0 point (+0|-0)

Dingy Harry would do stuff like this. The Senate Leader has the right/authority/obligation to do certain things so something can be brought up for a vote or brought back up for a vote. It is stupid, but it is a rule in the Senate.