Nancy Pelosi Tries to Throw Out Thomas Jefferson Procedures

Nancy Throws Out Thomas Jefferson’s Procedures — Rejects Procedural Issue On Books Since 1822

The office of Chief Deputy Republican Whip Eric Cantor sent this out earlier:

House Republicans are shutting down the floor, because the Democrats are threatening to change a rule and deny Republicans any opportunity to offer a motion to recommit on the “paygo” provisions of their legislation. That’s a lot of wonky talk; bottom line – the Democrats are preventing their Members from having to vote on the tax increases that they are trying to impose on the American People.

It is simply stunning that House Democrats want to change the germanenss rule on motions to recommit; this would be the first change to the germaneness rule since 1822.

RedState has much more on the story.

HotAir describes it this way: “Pelosi proposes, then quickly withdraws, rule change to shut out GOP minority”.

Powerline comments.
The Corner has a press release from Minority Leader Boehner’s office.

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