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“Nickelback Goes To Congress” And Other Arguments on the Floor

Congressmen and women argue about everything under the sun on the House Floor. Everything.

Making a point using percentages, one congressman used Nickelback as an example, and it didn’t go smoothly. As you can see in the video here, there’s yet another reason for the rift between Republicans and Democrats…but funny.

According to the Washing Post, “So when Nickelback was invoked Thursday on the House floor, it was, at first, mentioned in the usual way. During debate over a voting rights provision, Rep. Mark Pocan (D-Wis.) brought up the measure’s low popularity, noting that 4 out of 77,000 people asked had favored it. And that, he concluded, is “probably about the percent of people who think Nickelback is their favorite band in this country — it’s pretty low.”

“Well, this turned out to be the equivalent of a glove tossed on the floor of the hallowed chamber. And Rep. Rodney Davis, for one, was not going to stand silent. “Why would you criticize one of the greatest bands of the ’90s?” the Illinois Republican parried in a tone of outrage.”

Will there be a motion, a bill, anything that will redeem Nickelback in the history books? Time will tell…


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