The Problem with ‘Regular Order’
by Mark Wilson
Why are House Republicans so reluctant to use the normal Congressional operating procedures to get what they want?
Answer: Because they wouldn’t get absolutely everything they want. For years, this has been what “compromise” means in Congress: Republicans get everything they want, while Democrats get a portion of what they want. When Democrats complain that Republicans are being intransigent because they (Republicans) refuse to give an inch while at the same time demanding that Democrats give a lot, it’s the Democrats who are refusing to come to the table and negotiate.