Democrat's Use Of "Slaughter Rule" Is Unprecendented
Every legislative bill for which the House has used a self-executing rule in the past has already been considered, debated, voted on, and passed by the House.
In all uses of a self-executing rule, the House has never “deemed” as passed a bill on which it has not yet voted, but rather uses “deem and pass” in order to expedite passage of the Conference Report for a bill that has passed both House and Senate.
Thus, in all such cases, the Congressional record will show the results of the consideration of the bill. What is being “deemed” is merely that bill, as amended in Conference.
UPDATE: Pelosi did warn us earlier this week: “Kick open that door, and there will be other legislation to follow … We’ll take the country in a new direction.”