With the 111th Congress convening today, the House will shortly adopt rules to govern itself. If you thought after all the talk about more transparency and accountability on and off Capitol Hill over the past few months you’d see rules changes in that direction think again!
- bar the minority party from offering alternative bills, amendments to bills
- remove the guarantee of open debate via motions to recommit
- repeal the six-year term limit for committee chairmen
Happy New Year!?