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Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Process II

I'm Just a Bill

The regular process:








An update from Don Wolfensberger:
To Speaker Paul Ryan’s credit, during the first four months of his speakership, of the 19 special rules reported by the Rules committee only two (11 percent) have been closed to amendments, compared to 50 percent of the 80 rules reported prior to that in the 114th Congress. Moreover, of those same 19 bills, only one (5 percent) was unreported, compared to 25 of the 80 bills (31 percent) given rules prior to that. Clearly, at the outset of the Ryan speakership, at least, a conscious effort was being made to restore a regular order that is both more fair and open.
On the Senate side...





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