Boehner’s New House Rules Reflect Tea Party Principles

From the article: "There's a new sheriff in town, and his name is John Boehner." Our job: hold him and all representatives accountable to constitutional principles.

And it is our responsibility to keep it that way. See the article at the Human Events website. Hat tip: Dixiesunshine.

There are some good new rules intended to ensure proper transparency. One I noticed particularly:

Both webcast and make available online their hearings and markups.

This reminded me of John Culberson (R-TX7). I documented him bucking Nancy Pelosi’s attempts to stifle him from webcasting with his own cell phone camera back in 2008. Now webcasts and online documentation are House rules. Excellent, and thanks Rep. Culberson!


Boehner included in the package that the entire U.S. Constitution will be read aloud on the floor of the House of Representatives on his first full legislative day as Speaker of the House on January 6.

Mere theater? Again, that’s up to us. As the meeting we had in November with representatives of the Texas Conservative Coalition reminded us, actually attempting to uphold constitutional limits will require significant sacrifice and the ability to calmly and factually refute media accusations that we’re taking food from children. We have a lot of work to do! :-)

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