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Committee on Rules - Republicanshttp://rules-republicans.house.gov/News/Feed.aspxCommittee on Rules - Republicans, Highlights60Committee Republicans Issue Report: "The Wrong Way Congress"http://rules-republicans.house.gov/ShortTopics/Read.aspx?ID=401The Democratic Majority took America in the wrong direction with the wrong bills in the wrong way at the wrong time. The Majority once promised to take us in a "new direction." Instead, they have gone the wrong way.<br><br>Wed, 29 Sep 2010 12:00:00 GMTBudget Reference Manual — Points of Order in the House<br>http://rules-republicans.house.gov/ShortTopics/Read.aspx?ID=364Today, the House Rules Committee Republicans released a new reference guide entitled <em>Points of Order in the House Related to the Budget Act</em>. This volume is intended to serve as an easy to use reference for questions about points of order arising under the Budget Act and House Rules, particularly as they relate to spending and revenues.<br>Mon, 17 May 2010 12:20:00 GMTFrom the “Slaughter Solution” to “Supermax” — The Rule for Debating the Health Care bill<br>http://rules-republicans.house.gov/ShortTopics/Read.aspx?ID=353While the Democratic leadership has abandoned the “Slaughter Solution” of “deem and enact” for their health care plan, they weren’t content to allow debate to continue according to the Rules of the House. Rather, they expanded their use of the “lock-down” procedures that have become commonplace in rules under the Democratic Majority to even further limit the Minority’s ability to participate in the process. While both parties have used many of these tools individually in the past, we have never before seen them used in tandem. Thus, the Majority has graduated from merely “locking-down” debate in the House to the procedural equivalent of a “Supermax” prison.<br>Sun, 21 Mar 2010 10:00:00 GMTThe Slaughter Solution: Bending the Rules Beyond Belief<br>http://rules-republicans.house.gov/ShortTopics/Read.aspx?ID=345In this memorandum from Rules Committee Ranking Republican David Dreier, he explains the Democratic Majority's predicament on health care legislation: "The Democratic Majority has a problem with their efforts to pass healthcare legislation, and it’s political: they simply do not have enough Members in the House willing to vote for the Senate-passed healthcare bill. That’s understandable because it’s an awful bill loaded with special interest provisions. To solve their political problem, they’re looking for a procedural solution. That’s where the Rules Committee comes in."<br>Mon, 15 Mar 2010 00:00:00 GMT“Opportunities Lost” – An Examination of the Breakdown of the Appropriations Processhttp://rules-republicans.house.gov/ShortTopics/Read.aspx?ID=295The House Rules Committee Republicans released a report today outlining the breakdown of the appropriations process this year under the restrictive limits imposed by the Democratic majority. “Opportunities Lost” examines the appropriations process from 1992 to present and lays out the facts about how this year’s handling of these privileged bills differs from past consideration under Democratic and Republican majorities, as well as the real reasons behind Democratic majority’s crackdown.Wed, 29 Jul 2009 00:00:00 GMTCongressman Mike Simpson on Restoring Openness in the Appropriations Processhttp://rules-republicans.house.gov/ShortTopics/Read.aspx?ID=282<div class="watch-video-desc description"><span>In response to unprecedented actions by the U.S. House of Representatives Democratic Majority leadership to close the process for spending bills, Congresman Mike Simpson, Ranking Member of the Interior Appropriations subcommittee, took to the floor to ask the Democratic leadership to reconsider their decision in light of the damage that would be done to the institution of the House.</span></div>Fri, 26 Jun 2009 00:00:00 GMTParliamentary Boot Camp Video: "The Problem With Pre-Printing"http://rules-republicans.house.gov/ShortTopics/Read.aspx?ID=277<span>In this video, House Rules Committee Ranking Republican David Dreier describes how the Democratic Majority has changed the way spending bills are considered in the House. By making a small, subtle&nbsp;change in the process — requiring amendments to be pre-printed in the <em>Congressional Record </em>— the Majority has effectively changed the playing field to restrict the ability of Members to offer amendments to improve bills on the floor.</span>Tue, 23 Jun 2009 00:00:00 GMTWipeout: How the Democratic Majority Abandoned its Promises of Openness and Civilityhttp://rules-republicans.house.gov/ShortTopics/Read.aspx?ID=278As the 110th Congress concludes, the Committee on Rules Republican Members released this report on the new Democratic Majority's record of openness in their first Congress in control <br>in 12 years.Tue, 21 Oct 2008 00:00:00 GMT