Time and money are precious -- especially on Capitol Hill where lawmakers are often dealing with your time and your money. In a move to improve efficiency, Republicans are pushing to get rid of votes on symbolic resolutions. Read an excerpt of the Politico report below:
Republicans are moving to get rid of House votes on symbolic resolutions and are planning to post their internal conference rules online, two minor yet politically important changes to the party’s operating guidelines.
The GOP next Wednesday is set to adopt a new set of Republican Conference rules that will place tight restrictions on who and what the House can honor, a bid to cut time they consider wasted on the floor.
The rule, as proposed by the GOP leadership in concert with the transition committee, will prohibit bills from coming to the floor if it “expresses appreciation, commends, congratulates, celebrates, recognizes the accomplishments of, or celebrates the anniversary of an entity, event, group, individual, institution, team or government program; or acknowledges or recognizes a period of time for such purposes.”