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The Hastert rule is severely limiting Speaker John Boehner’s ability to negotiate a compromise over the shutdown

Huder, Joshua and Currinder, Marian (2013) The Hastert rule is severely limiting Speaker John Boehner’s ability to negotiate a compromise over the shutdown. LSE American Politics and Policy (04 Oct 2013). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

In response to Newt Gingrich’s tumultuous term as House Speaker in the 1990s, his successor, Dennis Hastert, took a much more consensual leadership style, bringing no bill to the House floor unless supported by a majority of the majority party. This informal arrangement is now known as the ‘Hastert Rule’. Joshua Huder and Marian Currinder look at how the strict adherence to this rule by current Speaker John Boehner has led to the two most recent Congresses being the least productive since the Civil War, and is a direct cause of the current deadlock over the government’s funding bill and the debt limit. They argue that if Boehner really believes in keeping the government open, he may have to set aside the Hastert Rule for the time being.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2013 The Author; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 25 Jul 2014 14:51
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2019 23:18
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/58297

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