This is a developing story, so I’m not really sure how this thing is going to play out at this point. One thing that is crystal clear about this situation though is the fact that Nancy Pelosi and company are exploring every option available render Republican Party members of Congress impotent on the House Floor.

After losing a string of embarrassing votes on the House floor because of procedural maneuvering, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has decided to change the current House Rules to completely shut down the floor to the minority.

The Democratic Leadership is threatening to change the current House Rules regarding the Republican right to the Motion to Recommit or the test of germaneness on the motion to recommit. This would be the first change to the germaneness rule since 1822.

In protest, the House Republicans are going to call procedural motions every half hour.

(Drudge Report)

House Republicans are shutting down the floor, because the Democrats are threatening to change a rule and deny Republicans any opportunity to offer a motion to recommit on the “paygo” provisions of their legislation. That’s a lot of wonky talk; bottom line – the Democrats are preventing their Members from having to vote on the tax increases that they are trying to impose on the American People.

It is simply stunning that House Democrats want to change the germanenss rule on motions to recommit; this would be the first change to the germaneness rule since 1822.
Check back for updates. We will be updating on this showdown as it unfolds.

(Congressman Eric Canton – Deputy Republican Whip)

Matt over at the Conservative Times blog is keeping up with this story.