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Forum Post: Democracy Suspended in the U.S. House

Posted 5 years ago on Aug. 19, 2014, 1:10 a.m. EST by BradB (2693) from Washington, DC
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Democracy Suspended in the U.S. House

Chris Van Hollen

Something just happened on the House Floor that you should know about. Very late last night House Republicans quietly changed the standing rules of the House so that only the Majority Leader or his designee could bring up the bill in question for a vote. Sound familiar? The same tactic was used by the same people last October to shut down the government and keep it shut down. In other words, democracy has once again been suspended in the House of Representatives. SHARE this video if you're sick of the sneaky, dead-of-night rule changes that have helped define this Republican Congress as the most-closed, least-transparent Congress on record




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