Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Does Congress Follow It's Own Rules?

Why doesn't Congress follow it's own rules and procedures? The House has a printed set of rules and procedures that they are bound to follow (unless they suspend the rules.) They wouldn't do that, would they?

The House Rules, RULE XIII, under Calendars, Section 1 (d) states:
(d) Each report of a committee on a public bill or public joint resolution shall contain the following:
(1) A statement citing the specific powers granted to Congress in the Constitution to enact the law proposed by the bill or joint resolution.

Why doesn't everyone write a letter to their Congressman asking why they don't follow this rule?

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