Pelosi Changes House Rules to Squelch Republicans
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) (Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)
By Brian Freeman | Wednesday, 06 January 2021 09:38 AM
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That change was not the only damage done by the Democrats, according to the Review-Journal, as Democrats also essentially eliminated a requirement that legislation which boosts the deficit be offset with cuts elsewhere.
Although the previous rule was clearly not working, since the deficit was booming regardless of which party was in control of the House, “the symbolism here is obvious and will allow Democrats to offer budget-busting legislation on a wide array of dangerous progressive priorities without concern for the long-term fiscal ramifications,” the editorial stated.
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