The civility is in the mail

The Free Liberal
by Paul Jacob

03/12/07

Democrats in Congress campaigned effectively against Republican corruption, including the dictatorial way the GOP ran the House, shutting down debate and shutting out Democratic alternatives. Last year, before the election, then Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi argued for ‘open, full and fair debate consisting of a full amendment process that grants the minority the right to offer its alternatives, including a substitute.’ After the election, now Speaker Pelosi reiterated her commitment, saying, ‘The principle of civility and respect for minority participation in the House is something we promised the American people.’ But the Washington Post reports that Republicans have been permitted to propose amendments on only one of the first nine major pieces of legislation that Democrats have brought to the floor thus far...

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