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House GOP changed rules before shutdown to prevent Senate bill from easily…

Two weeks ago, as Congress prepared for a government shutdown fight, House Republicans changed parliamentary rules so as to prevent any member of the House from being able to bring up for a vote the Senate version of a government funding bill.
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    House GOP changed rules before shutdown to prevent Senate bill from easily returning to House floor

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