Democrats have a longshot way to end the shutdown. Has it worked before?

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., center, squeezes between Rep. Joe Crowley, D-N.Y., left, and Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., right, as they return to negotiations following a news conference just before midnight at the Capitol in Washington, Monday, Sept. 30, 2013. For the first time in nearly two decades, the federal government staggered into a partial shutdown Monday at midnight after congressional Republicans stubbornly demanded changes in the nation's health care law as the price for essential federal funding and President Barack Obama and Democrats adamantly refused. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)


Democrats have a longshot way to end the shutdown. Has it worked before?

With the help of moderate Republicans, House Democrats think they have found a way to end the shutdown.It involves a rarely used legislative procedure that effectively overrides House leaders by presenting a petition signed by a majority of representatives to bring a bill to vote on the floor.On Friday afternoon, Reps. Chris Van Hollen of Maryland and George Miller of California outlined a plan to use a so-called discharge petition to force a vote that would end the shutdown. To …

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