I need help remembering basic 7th grade social studies :
I thought that the constitution splits the duties of the Senate and the House, and clearly states that financial and tax bills must originate in the House.
But today’s news is reporting that after the failure a couple days ago, the newly re-written bill has been passed by Senate, and now will be sent for approval by the House. Why did the Senate vote first?
And on the bill which failed, which house voted first, and why? You need a majority in both–is there a procedural reason for starting in the Senate and not the House of reps?
(the theory they taught us was that the 2 year representatives in the House are more attuned to the needs of the citizens, because they constantly face re-election: which, when you think about it, implies that the the 6-year Senators have always been expected to ignore the needs of their constituents )