I read in today news the following sentence:

Rep. Blake Moore (R-Utah), the chair of the GOP conference, flipped his vote to “no” seconds before the vote closed, a procedural maneuver that allows the conference to bring the legislation back to the floor at a later date.

Can anybody explain why this was needed and what would happen by the final vote 215-215?

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    I think this is covered by the linked duplicate - in order to bring a motion to reconsider, the representative that brings the motion must have been in opposition to the vote in the first instance.
    – CDJB
    Feb 7 at 9:34
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    @CDJB: 'splainer of Fox News agrees that was the case/motivation here [too]: foxnews.com/politics/… As for the other Q, 215-215 means the motion/law etc. is rejected, according to House rules. Feb 7 at 10:45


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