House GOP is not going ahead with a vote on the rules package

House GOP votes on rules package for new Congress

House GOP votes on rules package for new Congress

Congressional leaders have announced they are going ahead with a vote on a rules package that will govern the functioning of the new Congress after the November election.

But in order to keep House conservatives in a happy mood, they’ve decided not to send the bill to full House floor action until Tuesday, Dec. 5. They’ll consider it on two House committees – the Rules Committee and the House Administration Committee.

That’s according to a senior GOP aide who spoke on condition of anonymity on Tuesday.

The three-day, full House floor session will include a vote on the rules package before they even finish reading the 2,200-page document.

The official said House GOP leaders decided that, unlike previous rules packages, this particular one would be a “mixed bag” of rules for both parties with some Republicans demanding more changes than others.

“There would be some that are more Republican-friendly than others,” this official said.

But no one knows for sure whether House conservatives will go along with the plan. A conservative group called the House Freedom Caucus has been lobbying against the rule package because of the potential for over-broad rules changes that could endanger the Trump administration’s decision to withdraw from UNESCO, the organization that governs the global cultural heritage.

Meanwhile, conservative activists are trying to stop the rules package from being voted on until Tuesday when they could turn up at the House to try to disrupt what has been called their “million-dollar” rule package.

Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.) suggested this could be a problem for the rules package.

“It was a good rule package. The fact that it was not adopted is not surprising to me,” Sensenbrenner said. “I would have liked to have had more on the floor this morning.”

Other conservatives, particularly tea-partyers, are demanding the rules package be posted from the start, which would require a two-thirds majority vote in the House to do, something that a procedural rule says can�

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