WASHINGTON, D.C.- The One Hundred Twelfth U.S. Congress has been deemed by many as the “do nothing” Congress for the legislative body’s inability to pass bills.
Members of the House of Representatives are seeking to shed that label for the “just checking” label.
After voting to repeal the Affordable Care Act for the 33rd time this week, the House followed up that vote with whether or not members of Congress still agreed the current stars and stripes should be the official U.S. flag.
“We just wanted to make sure everybody is on the same page,” said House Speaker John Boehner.
“To reconfirm the U.S. flag is just our little way of saying ‘just checking’ if anybody has changed their mind. We want to give people an opportunity to speak if they have changed their support for the U.S. flag.”
The House voted 435-0 in favor of keeping the U.S. flag as is. The current version of the U.S. flag has been used since July 4, 1960.
“I think this vote was important,” said Boehner.
“Hey you never know how people really feel till you vote. You would think with Photoshop and InDesign there may be some creative ways to update the flag? I personally think it would be cool to have a cross busting out of the stripes.”
The Senate has yet to take up a vote on the repeal of the Affordable Care Act or the confirmation of the U.S. flag.
The House finished the week with votes confirming Katie Holmes leaving Tom Cruise was a smart move and a resolution urging NBC to bring back the popular sitcom, Friends.
“It is an election year and we want to prove to the taxpayers they are getting their money’s worth,” said Boehner.
“For example we will be holding a hearing next week on possible voting fraud that took place during the final weeks of American Idol.”
The current 112th Congress has the lowest approval rating in congressional history at nine percent. The approval rating is lower than the IRS, lawyers, and BP Oil.