Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?


Rep. Ken Buck, Leaving Congress, Supports Democrats’ Petition Alone

Outgoing Rep. Ken Buck is lone Republican to back Democrats’ discharge petition

On the eve of his departure from Congress, Representative Ken Buck of Colorado made a notable decision, becoming the first Republican in the entire Congressional session to support a Democratic discharge petition.

This petition aims to compel a vote on a $95 billion foreign aid package designated for Ukraine, Israel, and Taiwan.

“We’ve got to fund Ukraine and help people who are yearning for freedom,” Mr. Buck emphasized to reporters, as his resignation from office takes effect on Friday.

However, despite Mr. Buck’s endorsement, the House clerk noted that his gesture only brings the number of signatories to 188, which falls 30 short of the required count. This shortfall is partially attributed to progressive Democrats who oppose aid to Israel, indicating they will not support the petition, as reported by Axios.

Rep. Ken Buck, Leaving Congress, Supports Democrats' Petition Alone

Rep. Ken Buck, Leaving Congress, Supports Democrats’ Petition Alone (Credits: The Hill)

Nevertheless, according to House rules, Mr. Buck’s signature remains valid until his replacement is elected through a special election, a process expected to take more than three months.

The slim Republican majority in the House renders the party susceptible to discharge petitions, which compel a floor vote on measures that the majority leadership may prefer to withhold due to political or procedural considerations. The recent support from Mr. Buck highlights a crack in the party’s unity, which has hitherto ensured control of the House floor.

Mr. Buck’s final days in Congress have been marked by several points of contention with conservative colleagues. On Tuesday night, the House Freedom Caucus voted to expel the veteran member, just three days before his resignation would render such a vote moot.

Click to comment
Notify of
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

We’re dedicated to providing you the most authenticated news. We’re working to turn our passion for the political industry into a booming online news portal.

You May Also Like


Actress Emma D’Arcy is from the British rebellion. She has only appeared in a small number of movies and TV shows. It might be...


Jennifer Coolidge Is Pregnant: Jennifer Coolidge Audrey Coolidge is a comedian and actress from the United States. Many of her followers are wondering if...


Spoilers! The demon Akaza from Kimetsu no Yaiba dies in the eleventh arc of the manga and the one responsible for his death is...


The young YouTube star Emily Canham has recently been seen making headlines for her amazing work and her journey. She started from scratch and...