The only three "no" votes came from Reps. Justin AmashJustin AmashThe real winner of the 2018 midterms: individual liberty Scarborough rips Graham for saying he’ll introduce legislation to end birthright citizenship: He’s ‘degrading’ himself for Trump GOP lawmaker: Trump 'cannot amend Constitution or laws via executive order' MORE (R-Mich.), Tom Massie (R-Ky.), and Reid RibbleReid James RibbleWith Trump, conservatives hope for ally in 'War on Christmas' GOP rushes to embrace Trump House stays Republican as GOP limits losses MORE (R-Wis.).

Because the House of Representatives would run the contest, House passage is all that's needed. The resolution says the Committee on House Administration is tasked with coming up with the rules for the competition.

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Reps. Robert Andrews (D-N.J.) and George Miller (D-Calif.) used the debate to argue that the resolution is being overshadowed by the coming sequester, which they said will threaten job creation around the country. Both asked for unanimous consent that the House take up a Democratic bill that would replace the $85 billion in cuts with a mix of cuts and new taxes, but each time, the chair said that request has not been cleared by the leaders of both parties.

Just before voting on the resolution, the House voted 1-415 against adjourning the House. The House has held a handful of these votes this year, which appear to be designed to show the public that both parties want to stay in session and work.

In between votes, House Speaker John BoehnerJohn Andrew BoehnerRepublicans jockey for top GOP spot on House Foreign Affairs Committee McMorris Rodgers won't run for GOP leadership Newly empowered House Dems eyeing Trump need to learn from Gingrich debacle MORE (R-Ohio) offered his occasional reminder to members about proper floor procedure, including the need to dress appropriately. "You know who you are," he said to laughter.