In attempt to stop progress on the bill, Rep. Alan Grayson (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.