The house and the Senate are in recess this week, but when House Democrats tried to pass the legislation with unanimous consent Thursday afternoon, Republican reproached. John Rose of Tennessee. The objection of a legislature is all that is required to block the legislation from being approved unanimously.
Legislation is expected to continue to make the vote pass when Parliament returns to Washington next week, but the opposition will stop the bill until a floor vote can take place.
Democrats have criticized the continued efforts to block the legislation that has received two-party support. The opposition so far comes from a small group of conservatives in Parliament, rather than GOP leadership.
Majority leader Steny Hoyer, a Maryland Democrat, said on Tuesday that the two top Republicans in Parliament ̵
"This is undoubtedly wrong," said Thursday, raising concerns that the bill was being put on the floor, as most members are in their homes.