Pelosi To Change The House Rules Against Minority?

The most ethical and bi-partisan Congress evah!

Nancy Pelosi fingerAn early partisan skirmish is likely in the House next week, when Speaker Nancy Pelosi is expected to move a rules package that would curb the GOP’s ability to derail legislation through a parliamentary maneuver it has used over the past two years.

Democrats may also end the current three-term limit for committee chairmen — a limit adopted by Republicans when they took over the House in 1995 and retained in the House rules adopted by Democrats when they regained the majority in the 110th Congress.

A senior House Democratic aide said Pelosi was expected to discuss the two proposed rules changes with Democrats on Monday and had not made a final decision on moving them.

Still, Democratic leaders are taking a hard look at preventing the minority party from scoring easy political points with motions to recommit a bill to committee with instructions to make contentious language changes and then report it back to the House “promptly.” In the outgoing Congress, “promptly’’ has meant an indefinite hold, because committees were not willing to adopt poison-pill amendments sponsored by the minority.

Remember when Pelosi said

“Elect us, hold us accountable, and make a judgment and then go from there. But I do tell you that if the Democrats win and have substantial majorities, Congress of the United States will be more bipartisan.”

Remember, through all the talk by Repubicans on implementing the nuclear option, which was strictly regarding the appointment of Bush judicial appointees, the GOP never did. They left rules in place which allowed the Democrats to act like they were the majority and block legislation.

Get ready for a rough ride with the coming Progressive legislation. We’ll see how many of these predictions I made in November will come true.

Interestingly, Jazz Shaw takes a Moderate stance, and has some good points Queen Nancy should consider.

Save $10 on purchases of $49.99 & up on our Fruit Bouquets at Promo Code: FRUIT49
If you liked my post, feel free to subscribe to my rss feeds.

Both comments and trackbacks are currently closed

2 Responses to “Pelosi To Change The House Rules Against Minority?”

  1. Mike says:

    It’s a wonder she can remember to change her depends or even remember she’s wearing them.

    • She should make for great comedy as she tries to push her agenda and fails, even with the big majority. I have a feeling that the Blue Dogs will not follow along.

Pirate's Cove