Government, Politics

House Passes Rule Package. What Does That Mean?

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy dusted off his suit after his 15-vote battle to become speaker of the House and brought the GOP together to pass the House rules package.

What are some of the new rules?:

There will now be a 72-hour warning before voting on new legislation, giving lawmakers an opportunity to read a bill before voting on it.
Spending will be capped at the 2022 level for the next 10 years.

Federal income tax increases will require a 3/5 supermajority to pass
A task force will be formed to address House ethics reform.
A House oversight subcommittee will be created to investigate the origins of COVID-19, with an emphasis on gain-of-function research. Read more…

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