Pelosi’s power move leaves House Republicans fuming
By Molly K. Hooper
Posted: 01/05/09 08:10 PM [ET] The Hill
"House Democrats are poised to approve new rules that will significantly increase their authority while taking the bullets out of the few legislative weapons Republicans have in the lower chamber.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has approved the changes from the last Congress, when House GOP members frustrated their Democratic counterparts by winning over two dozen amendment battles on the floor. Pelosi’s move has set up a divisive mood on the first day of the 111th Congress...