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    historically did when Republicans took control in 1995 with Gingrich becoming Speaker. That is when he announced that no bill would be brought to the floor unless it could pass with just the votes of the Republican caucus.

    During the two years of the Nancy Pelosi's speakership I don't ever recall any issue coming up that raised the question but she never took the position adopted by Gingrich. Since Boehner has been Speaker the Republicans have reverted to the Gingrich formula.

    Further, affiant sayeth not.

    by Gary Norton on Fri Dec 21, 2012 at 07:35:32 AM PST

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