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Old 11-08-2018, 02:29 PM   #1
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How to fix Congress in one step

Now here's something you could harass (nicely) your Congressman about.

Everyone knows Congress is broken. There are lots of causes, from gerrymandering to the cost of campaigns to the explosive impact of social media. But believe it or not, there’s a relatively simple fix that the next speaker of the House, regardless of party affiliation, could make that would go a long way toward making Congress work again.

Free the House Rules Committee.

Few Americans who haven’t worked on Capitol Hill even know what the Rules Committee is, but it is key to the effective functioning of the House of Representatives. Since its establishment in 1880, it has been the primary means by which the leadership of the House schedules legislation and sets procedures for how bills are debated on the floor. Over the past several decades, however, the majority leadership in each party has used the Rules Committee to shut out the minority and often its own members from any meaningful participation in the legislative process.

The current Rules Committee has taken this to such an extreme that it has already set a record for issuing the highest ever number of “closed” rules—restrictions on the legislative process that allow no amendments and little debate—in a session of Congress. And the current session still has four months to go.

For those who long for the days when Congress “worked,” when debate mattered and compromise existed in the congressional lexicon, the impending change of speakership—regardless of whether it goes to a Democrat or Republican—offers a chance to change course.




https://www.politico.com/agenda/stor...ongress-000699

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Old 11-08-2018, 06:14 PM   #2
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I read yesterday and today you can fix the Senate by stopping Gerrymandering

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Old 11-08-2018, 07:19 PM   #3
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I love the easy one step solutions
They missed getting someone to give up power
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Old 11-08-2018, 07:54 PM   #4
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Old 11-08-2018, 09:45 PM   #5
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Not absolutes but paths that could be followed
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Old 11-08-2018, 09:52 PM   #6
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This sounds like another one of your mysterious koans.
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Old 11-08-2018, 10:00 PM   #7
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Old 11-09-2018, 04:13 AM   #8
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I read yesterday and today you can fix the Senate by stopping Gerrymandering
same dopes upset about popular vote total in senate races, need to eliminate the electoral college and the senate and they will be happy....the bulbs are dim
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Old 11-09-2018, 04:54 AM   #9
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I read yesterday and today you can fix the Senate by stopping Gerrymandering
huge fix winning more seats with less votes ... most people would call that a rigged system
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Old 11-09-2018, 05:48 AM   #10
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huge fix winning more seats with less votes ... most people would call that a rigged system
wayne use your brain
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Old 11-09-2018, 06:27 PM   #11
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Oh my lord, this explains soooooo much
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Old 11-09-2018, 06:34 PM   #12
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In some areas he's exactly right. GOP winning a slight majority of votes and 2/3'rds of the seats. Look at the courts shooting down recent redistricting...
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Old 11-09-2018, 06:46 PM   #13
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In some areas he's exactly right. GOP winning a slight majority of votes and 2/3'rds of the seats. Look at the courts shooting down recent redistricting...
Senate isn’t subject to districts...
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Ha, didn't read the full thread.
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Unwind and take care of the things that matter. The political forum is not where you want to show your weaknesses.
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I didn’t know S-B was your own personal Game of Thrones. Note to Chris, to win you have to score some points.
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Ha,I didn’t know it was your Waterloo.I have not seen the show you referenced.
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Violence and nudity is great but I am not the dungeons and dragons type.
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I’m not either. But I love that series.
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I’m not either. But I love that series.
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I thought you didn’t have a tv🤷🏽#^&♂️
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