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If we got a new speaker, could 1 person still ask for removal? (Original Post) Captain Zero Oct 2023 OP
Not unless the Speaker agrees to that. That's what McCarthy did. ificandream Oct 2023 #1
The rule stands until changed by... 2naSalit Oct 2023 #2
This message was self-deleted by its author bottomofthehill Oct 2023 #5
NO! 2naSalit Oct 2023 #7
Griff below has it, Hoyer. bottomofthehill Oct 2023 #11
Yup... 2naSalit Oct 2023 #12
Did you mean Hoyer? griffi94 Oct 2023 #8
YES! Thank you!!! 2naSalit Oct 2023 #9
Fixed, thank you! 2naSalit Oct 2023 #10
Glad I could help griffi94 Oct 2023 #13
Oh... 2naSalit Oct 2023 #16
the rules were set at the beginning of the session. WhiteTara Oct 2023 #3
They are changeable by majority vote. bottomofthehill Oct 2023 #6
The last couple answers get us close. bottomofthehill Oct 2023 #4
ok thank you for this reply and your thoughts Captain Zero Oct 2023 #19
I believe that was always the rule until it was changed in 2018 by Speaker Pelosi MichMan Oct 2023 #14
Speaker McCarthy was the only one crazy enough to allow one person the ability to vacate bottomofthehill Oct 2023 #17
Incorrect; that was always the rule MichMan Oct 2023 #18
You are right, I misread that bottomofthehill Oct 2023 #21
I can't imagine Jordan would want to keep it or anyone else. Srkdqltr Oct 2023 #15
Thanks to all for your thoughts, answers and replies ! Captain Zero Oct 2023 #20


(87,192 posts)
2. The rule stands until changed by...
Sun Oct 15, 2023, 09:32 PM
Oct 2023

The Rules Committee which could happen as soon as there is a new speaker.

Meanwhile, I hope that Pelosi and Hoyer have told that little peesqueak stand-in to fuck off and that they are not vacating anything.

Response to 2naSalit (Reply #2)


(87,192 posts)
7. NO!
Sun Oct 15, 2023, 09:49 PM
Oct 2023

Shoot, um, I can't think of his name and I apologize for calling him that! Help, now I have a block. He was the Leader second to Pelosi. Grrrr!

Thanks for calling that out!


(87,192 posts)
12. Yup...
Sun Oct 15, 2023, 09:58 PM
Oct 2023

Got it, thank you. I knew the currents but Rep. Hoyer's name escaped me, I knew it was an "H" name!



(87,192 posts)
16. Oh...
Sun Oct 15, 2023, 10:17 PM
Oct 2023

You have no idea how much I hate it when that happens! I was trying to look it up but was not getting anywhere fast.


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4. The last couple answers get us close.
Sun Oct 15, 2023, 09:40 PM
Oct 2023

The rules committee holds a hearing to amend the rules for the 118 congress. If the amendment passes the committee it is brought to the Floor of the House for a vote. It can come as a stand alone or attached to something else. Until a majority of the members vote to change the rule, the 1 person rule stays. Think back to the last Congress. Speaker Pelosi had Chairman Jim McGovern change the rules for screening members by putting them through metal detectors. The house voted on it and the Magnatometers stayed up until the end of the Congress. The new congress got sworn I , new rules were enacted by the new majority and the Mags were gone by about 12:02 on Jan 3.


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18. Incorrect; that was always the rule
Sun Oct 15, 2023, 11:04 PM
Oct 2023
Washington — One of the key concessions made by Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy in his bid to be House speaker was to restore the ability of a single member to call for a no-confidence vote in the speaker, a provision he opposed early this week, but one he agreed to on Wednesday to win over the most conservative members of the GOP conference.

The demand by the Republican holdouts would restore the House rule on vacating the chair to what it was before Rep. Nancy Pelosi was elected speaker in 2019. Under Pelosi, a motion to vacate could be offered on the House floor only if a majority of either party agreed to it. Before that rule change, a single member could move for a vote to unseat the speaker.



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21. You are right, I misread that
Mon Oct 16, 2023, 04:59 AM
Oct 2023

When I read that I thought is said it had to come up through the parties prior. That was the Pelosi rules change. My mistake. Thanks for catching.

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