Democrats push through new rules package
By Molly K. Hooper
Posted: 01/06/09 08:29 PM [ET]
House Republicans Tuesday lost their fight to retain the minority’s ability to force potentially embarrassing floor votes when the lower chamber voted 242-181 to pass the rules package for the 111th Congress.
Most Democrats supported the power consolidating package with the exception of six members who crossed the aisle. Reps. Ed Pastor (Ariz.), Brian Baird (Wash.), Maxine Waters (Calif.), Lynn Woolsey (Calif.), Michael Michaud (Maine) and Walt Minnick (Idaho) opposed the rules changes...
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