The Hastert rule, which has been employed only by Republican House leaders, has the effect of holding the country hostage to the more extreme right wing of the Republican party. This informal rule requires that any legislation that comes to the House be approved first by the majority of the Republican party. Thus, legislation that is supported by a sizable minority of the Republican party and by most Democrats never even comes up for a vote in the House. Take a stance and demand that the Hastert rule be banned so that Congress can function as intended, with all legislation coming to the full House for a vote.
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Take your pick: we'd likely have immigration reform, would avoid the debt ceiling fiasco(s), and could potentially have a congress capable of passing actual legislation.