Boehner Unequivocally Says Immigration Reform Must Have the Support of a Majority of House Republicans

By: Thursday June 27, 2013 10:02 am

Speaker of the House John Boehner’s past statements about whether the unofficial “majority of the majority” rule might be waived for immigration reform have ranged from potential openness to mostly dismissive, but now that the issue has come to a head, Boehner has laid down an unequivocal marker. Boehner want to made it completely clear [...]

The Most Important Decision for Immigration Reform Rests With Boehner

By: Tuesday June 11, 2013 7:49 am

The single most important development in immigration reform so far is that Speaker John Boehner (R) is open to breaking the “majority of the majority” rule on this issue. While Boehner didn’t technically endorse the idea, when pressed on it in an interview with George Stephanopoulos, Boehner made sure to leave option on the table. From [...]

Boehner Again Breaks Majority of the Majority Principle For Sandy Relief

By: Wednesday January 16, 2013 7:36 am

Yesterday the House of Representatives approved a $50 billion clean Sandy relief bill. What is particularly interesting about this bill is that it was passed with almost no Republicans votes. From The Hill: The House approved a $50 billion Sandy relief bill Tuesday evening, after several hours of contentious debate in which scores of Republicans [...]