- “The President has laid out a series of ambitious proposals addressing the nation’s priorities, and I hope Congress will give each a fair hearing. If Democrat leaders are going to oppose the President’s agenda, they have an obligation to present their own alternatives.
In a outright “power grab,” House Democrats tomorrow will bring to the floor a controversial rule change designed to give them extra votes on House legislation. Their proposal provides Delegates and Non-Members of the House, of which four out of five are Democrats, voting power on the House floor.
In addition, House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) sent a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) requesting she appoint a bipartisan select committee on Iraq – with an equal number of Democrats and Republicans – to monitor implementation of the benchmarks and exercise oversight over the
This week, House Democrats will attempt to push through a highly controversial rule change giving Delegates and Non-Members of Congress a vote on the House floor. Democrats first instituted the rule in 1993, but it was later withdrawn when Republicans took the majority. This “power grab” is a prime example of how the party in power isn’t as much a new majority as it is a former majority reverting back to the same short-term political gain politics from the early 1990s.