Skip to comments.Democrats Unveil Changes To House Rules On Debt Ceiling, Ethics
Posted on 01/02/2019 4:11:33 PM PST by blueyon
Top Democrats announced late Sunday a series of changes to House rules that could eliminate causes of major instability during the previous eight years of Republican rule in Congress.
"We are proposing historic changes that will modernize Congress, restore regular order and bring integrity back to this institution," said incoming House Rules Chairman James McGovern, D-Mass., in a statement explaining the changes. Romney Promises To Speak Out Against Trump On Matters Of 'Significance' Politics After Romney Says Trump Has 'Caused Dismay Around The World' Trump Hits Back
When a new Congress convenes every two years, the majority party must approve a resolution outlining House rules, the intricate parliamentary procedures that govern the chamber. Two notable changes in the Democrats' package are aimed at avoiding certain confrontations that became commonplace during the Republican majority from 2011 through 2019, after the rout of the party in the 2018 midterms.
Democrats will revive the "Gephardt Rule," introduced in the late 1970s by Rep. Dick Gephardt, D-Mo., that automatically raises the debt ceiling the nation's borrowing limit once the House passes a budget.
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I got a proposal for ‘em.
Gee, where were they when Obama ran up $1.25 trillion debt a year for eight years? Oh wait, it a Democrat thing.
Democrats will revive the “Gephardt Rule,” introduced in the late 1970s by Rep. Dick Gephardt, D-Mo., that automatically raises the debt ceiling the nation’s borrowing limit once the House passes a budget.
Once the House passes a budget, which they haven’t done for years. Maybe Pelosi will just “deem it passed” like last time.
The Democrats could f*ck up a steel ball with a rubber mallet, I swear to God.
once the House passes a budget.
Last time I looked, it takes a majority vote in the House and a majority vote in the Senate to pass a budget, and the President has to sign it, before it became law.
Hold on to your wallets. Here comes the Nazi ‘RATS.
Gonna be tough to stop them this time. Trump will probably see this as just good business practise, not sure.
The House should have to say specidically what money they are borrowing.
Perhaps such an arrangement violates the Constitution and the courts will say so.
and they must have 200% increase in taxes to go along with it
That assumes a majority of the Supreme Court believes in the rule of law, something that is lacking.
We survived the Obamatin when they actually were in charge of the legislative branch, so just settle down and watch the show when they aren’t.
These a-holes have no cred.
the goal it to destroy the economy as they did with their housing fraud while Bush was president and Warren Buffett’s billion dollar loss attempting to inflate oil prices.
Commierats are bad bad people.
All of those crooks sh!t on the future generations. They are crooks and swindles and rotten horrible people.
drunkards with a credit card spending the money babies haven’t yet earned.
Get rid of both?
The new word of the day is...VETO!!!!!
These “people” need free helicopter rides out to the ocean.
Nor does the GOP have any cred. It’s not like they have controlled spending or kept obama in check.
We are proposing historic changes that will modernize Congress, restore regular order and bring integrity back to this institution
WE HAD 8 YEARS OF YOUR INTEGRITY, DISORDER AND CRIMINALZATION. stick up your keester
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