Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Are House Rules Still in Flux?

Five Republican members of the House of Representatives have started to vote with the Democrats on most issues to protest the treatment of Representative Charles Key and his bid to have every bill heard on committee.

The Democrats are circulating a petition to reopen the House Rules, hoping to make it easier to take bills directly to the floor and get them passed.  House Republicans are discovering they can get 30 votes that wouldn't otherwise be there on a bill by agreeing to sign the Democrats' petition.

- Flopsy

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