Sunday, January 3, 2021

Democrats Aim To Weaken GOP Minority With House Rule Change; Pelosi Bans ‘Gender’ Terms Like Mother, Daughter, Father, Son in House Rules, and related stories

Provided by Washington Examiner
Democrats aim to weaken GOP minority with House rule change:
Democrats Friday released proposed changes to the House rules, including a move that would undercut the GOP’s ability to amend legislation.
The House convenes for the 117th session beginning on Sunday and will vote on a package of rules that will govern the two-year session.
Democrats, who are in the majority, have been angling for a way to thwart the GOP on last-minute amendments, which Republicans have successfully won eight times, by crafting provisions that attracted the support of some Democrats.
A new change for the 117th session would no longer allow Republicans to amend a bill at the last minute through a process known as a motion to recommit. Instead, the motion to recommit would send a measure back to committee, effectively killing it. --->READ MORE HERE
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Nancy Pelosi Bans ‘Gender’ Terms Like Mother, Daughter, Father, Son in House Rules:
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Rules Committee Chairman James McGovern (D-MA) unveiled the rules for the 117th Congress on Friday, which contain “future-focused” proposals, including the elimination of gendered terms, such as “father, mother, son, and daughter.”
“This package, which will be introduced and voted on once the new Congress convenes, includes sweeping ethics reforms, increases accountability for the American people, and makes this House of Representatives the most inclusive in history,” said the House Committee on Rules in a statement.
House Speaker Pelosi went on to say she is “pleased to join Chairman Jim McGovern in introducing this visionary rules package, which reflects the views and values of the full range of our historically diverse House Democratic Majority.”
“Thanks to the leadership of Chairman McGovern and our Members, Democrats have crafted a package of unprecedented, bold reforms, which will make the House more accountable, transparent, and effective in our work to meet the needs of the American people,” said Pelosi. --->READ MORE HERE
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