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  •  In practice, the "Hastert Rule" basically just (5+ / 0-)

    means "we reserve the right to block stuff we don't want to pass" regardless of whether an overall majority of the House supports it.

    In this case, the GOP leadership, including Ryan, want immigration reform to pass, so they will likely ignore their own so-called "rule" at the end of the day if it is at all politically possible.

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