December 1st, 2010
06:15 PM ET

GOP to House: Party's over

Deirdre Walsh
CNN Congressional Producer

Washington (CNN) – The college football bowl season is weeks away from crowning a new national champion, but there will be no congratulatory votes for the winner on the House floor. That's because Republicans are planning to ban most official Congressional commemorations when they take over the chamber in January.

Under new House rules being circulated by the GOP transition team, House Republicans would prohibit resolutions on the floor that congratulate sports teams, recognize anniversaries or birthdays, according to Brendan Buck, spokesman for the transition team. The rule would be part of a series of reforms to House rules in the new session of Congress.

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soundoff (4 Responses)
  1. Annie Kate

    I think this is a good change; I don't elect Congresspeople to spend most of the time wishing people happy birthday, etc. That's fine if the business of the country is done first and this sort of thing only don when all else is done. But do the country's business first!

    December 1, 2010 at 10:03 pm |
  2. dennis from new jersey

    In regards to the tax discussions taking place, anyone making under $250,000.00 should not pay any taxes at all. People making over $250,000.00 must pay taxes and all the taxes needed to run the country.

    December 1, 2010 at 9:28 pm |
  3. ray

    Maybe we save a few bets,but loose the cheers,,
    Just like them old ideas,,
    Spend,,waste,get fat,and blame the other guys

    December 1, 2010 at 7:11 pm |
  4. Darren Kopp

    wow, i actually support something the republicans are proposing. been a while since i could say this. i completely agree that those things are a waste of time.

    December 1, 2010 at 6:53 pm |