Efforts in Congress to tie the defunding of the president''s Affordable Care Act to funding the government and raising the debt ceiling have tied things in so many knots that only public opinion and national leadership can cut through.
October 29, 2007 By Don Wolfensberger,Roll Call Contributing Writer
The constitutional role of the House of Representatives to police its Members for misconduct has been been non-functional for most of the last two years due to partisan in-fighting. Putting the system back on track for the good of the House and nation will require a commitment by leaders of both parties. Exactly what procedural changes are necessary may still be a matter of contention.