The House formally began debate, which is expected to last three days, Tuesday afternoon following some wrangling over the hundreds of amendments lawmakers want to attach to the package. More than 400 amendments were filed Monday night. Among them were a proposal from Rep. Steve Womack, R-Ark., to eliminate funding for the president's Teleprompter and one from Rep. Randy Neugebauer, R-Texas, to strip funding for the alteration, repair or improvement of the executive residence of the White House and instead divert that amount to deficit reduction.
Womack pulled the proposal because he couldn't determine an actual figure about how much money it would save.
Actually, it could save up to $10 Trillion dollars over the next 10 years. Without the teleprompter, he won't get re-elected president!