THE POLITICO: “Democrats are wielding a heavy hand on the House Rules Committee, committing many of the procedural sins for which they condemned Republicans during their 12 years in power. . . . If this sounds familiar, it is. Republicans made similar promises in 1994, only to renege when they took control of the Congress in 1995.” Meet the new boss, yada yada.
Powerful Democrat Rep. John Murtha of Pennsylvania threatened to deny any further spending projects to a Republican who challenged him over an earmark, his antagonist has charged — a potential violation of House rules.
Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) had challenged money Murtha inserted into an intelligence bill last week.
Rogers turned the tables later that night by saying he would propose a reprimand of Murtha for violating House rules.
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