Boehner Says Immigration Reform Must Have the Support of a Majority of House Republicans

By: Thursday June 27, 2013 11:15 am

Speaker of the House John Boehner’s past statements about whether the unofficial “majority of the majority” rule might be waived for immigration reform have ranged from potential openness to mostly dismissive, but now that the issue has come to a head, Boehner has laid down an unequivocal marker.


The Most Important Decision for Immigration Reform Rests with Boehner

By: Tuesday June 11, 2013 10:20 am

The single most important development in immigration reform so far is that Speaker John Boehner (R) is open to breaking the “majority of the majority” rule on this issue. While Boehner didn’t technically endorse the idea, when pressed on it in an interview with George Stephanopoulos, Boehner made sure to leave option on the table.

Boehner Again Breaks Majority of the Majority Principle For Sandy Relief

By: Wednesday January 16, 2013 9:18 am

Speaker Boehner’s recent willingness to break the majority of the majority principle is likely making the Obama administration feel more confident about the debt limit standoff. If the House Republicans fold, it would most likely take the form of allowing a clean increase to come to the floor then having it approved with mostly Democratic votes.

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