Saturday, June 15, 2013

'Hastert Rule' Pushed by Insurgent Republicans | Goppers

'Hastert Rule' Pushed by Insurgent Republicans | Goppers: "Rep. Matt Salmon, R-Ariz., is helping to lead the effort, circulating a petition among GOP lawmakers.

“This is an effort led by a growing group of members in our Republican conference that want to ensure we fight for policies that the majority of our conference supports,” he said in a statement. “Codifying the Hastert Rule reinforces our resolve to consider legislation that doesn’t grow government and doesn’t cede legislative power to the minority party. I believe this will actually strengthen the hands of our Republican leadership by fostering a unified voice among our conference.”

It’s not the first time Salmon has taken on leadership. In 1997, he supported a “coup” attempt against then-Speaker Newt Gingrich and pushed him to quit after the 1998 elections."

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