Pelosi and McCarthy Get Special Congress Request

(ReliableNews.org) – Ordinarily, bills introduced to Congress go through a committee process. A small group of lawmakers discuss the legislation, add amendments and alter its text. Only after a committee approves the bill is it supposed to go to the full House. However, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) changed the rules to allow bills to go to the floor without going through “regular order.” Now, a group of lawmakers want to change that.

On Monday, March 29, a group of 50 bipartisan lawmakers (evenly split) called the House Problem Solvers Caucus sent a letter to Pelosi and Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) asking for the House to “return to regular order.” The lawmakers believe the only way to achieve bipartisanship is to give everyone a voice. That means the bills need to go through the committee process.

Fast-tracking legislation effectively allows Democrats to push bills through without any input from the Republican Party, effectively creating a one-party rule system. That’s not how Congress is supposed to run.

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