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New Gag Rules for the House

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Publication Date: November 2008

Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)

Author(s): Stuart M. Butler

Series: Executive Memorandum

Topic: Government (Legislative power and procedure)

Keywords: Government reform

Type: Brief

Coverage: United States

Abstract:

Although the legislative business of Congress will not begin until late January, House members convene today to consider new rules of procedure that would have a profound effect on the next Congress. The rule changes would weaken the power of both liberal and conservative members out of step with the leadership