In attempt to stop progress on the bill, Rep. Alan GraysonAlan GraysonThe Hill's 12:30 Report Why Republicans took aim at an ethics watchdog Could bipartisanship rise with Trump government? MORE (D-Fla.) raised a question of the privileges of the House. This is a process members can use to stop proceedings that affect the safety, dignity and integrity of the House.
After a back-and-forth debate between Grayson and presiding officer Rep. Mike Simpson (R-Idaho), Simpson ruled that the legislation does not affect the rights of House members, nor their safety or dignity. As such, he said, Grayson's ruling does not qualify.
Grayson first raised his question of the privileges of the House on Monday.