When it comes to the rules, for House GOP, knowledge is power

Kucinich, Jackie
August 2007
Hill;8/1/2007, Vol. 14 Issue 94, p3
The article discusses the importance of legislative knowledge on dealing with the House rules in the U.S. It specifically mentions the Floor Action Team (FAT), which is a sub-group of the Republican Study Committee. It was reported that the team is made up of 16 lawmakers who are committed to learning parliamentary procedure, thus, hoping to stop the Democratic majority in its procedural tracks.


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