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A Way to Move Forward on 2017 Budget Plan

April 04, 2016

Without any serious progress on a budget resolution in the House, some pragmatic lawmakers are reportedly considering a “Queen of the Hill” legislative rule to break the gridlock.

The rule operates on a simple, common-sense principle: Every lawmaker has an opportunity to put his or her preferred solution on the table, and if no preferred solution receives a majority of votes, a default option is “deemed,” or considered passed by the House.

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A Dent in Budget Gridlock

April 04, 2016

As Congress slides into April without any serious progress on a budget resolution in the House, some pragmatic lawmakers are reportedly considering the use of a novel approach to break the gridlock: a “Queen of the Hill” legislative rule.