[Guest post by DRJ]
Florida Rep. Alcee Hastings: “When the deal goes down, all this talk about rules … We make them up as we go along.”
Article 1, Section 5 of the Constitution says “each House may determine the rules of its proceedings.” Apparently the 110th Congress has decided on no rules.
Among other committee assignments, Hastings serves as the Democrats’ Senior Member on the Committee on Rules and the Chairman of the Legislative & Budget Process Subcommittee. Louise Slaughter, author of the Slaughter Solution, is the Chairwoman of the House Committee on Rules.