McKinley Opposes Speaker Pelosi’s Proposal to Stifle Debate
McKinley Votes No on Rule Package that Tramples on Rights of Minority?
WASHINGTON, D.C. —Congressman David B. McKinley, P.E. (R-W.Va.) released the following statement after voting in opposition of the House Democrats’ rules package for the 117th Congress, which passed the U.S. House of Representatives today:
“Just because you can do something, doesn’t mean you should,” said Rep. McKinley. “After losing seats and securing the smallest majority in nearly a century, Speaker Pelosi jammed through a rules package that reverses over 100 years of precedent and limits free debate. This is not the way the ‘People’s House’ should operate.”
“Under these rules, members can be punished for simply sharing something on social media,” added McKinley. “It removes restraints on spending, paving the way for radical policies like Green New Deal and Medicare for All. Simply put, the Democrat majority are trying to silence the voices of the millions of Americans we represent.”
The House Democrat Rules Package:
o During the 116th Congress, the MTR was often the only opportunity for the minority to amend a bill because of the extremely closed process.