Skip to comments.What the “Hastert rule” fight tells us about House Republicans
Posted on 06/17/2013 2:01:45 PM PDT by jimbo123
A rump caucus of renegade Republicans, backed by well-heeled outside conservative groups, are pushing to change internal House GOP rules to prohibit the party leadership from bringing legislation to the floor that does not have majority-of-the-majority support.
I dont intend to bring an immigration bill to the floor that violates what I and what my members of my party, what our principles are, Boehner told reporters late last week. And so I continue to believe that youll see strong bipartisan majorities for bills that we bring to the floor.
To conservatives, that statement leaves Boehner a lot of wiggle room. They are still stung by the fiscal cliff vote on New Years Day, when less than 40 percent of House Republicans supported the tax legislation, and the relief bill for states ravaged by Hurricane Sandy, which passed in mid-January with fewer than 50 Republican votes.
Both bills passed because of near universal support from House Democrats,
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I just parsed this sentence and it scared the crap out of me.
“I don’t intend to bring..”
I saw that and thought, they are going to pass this bill with or without Republican support.
The fiscal cliff bill passed with a “bipartisan majority” with the majority of Republicans voting against it.
Here is a new rule for you, Change Speakers in midterm. Throw Boehner out and get a conservative!