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Wed Jun 8, 2016, 02:35 PM

Ryan Clamps Down After LGBT Rights Plan Sank Energy Bill

Source: Associated Press]

Ryan Clamps Down After LGBT Rights Plan Sank Energy Bill

By ANDREW TAYLOR, ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON Jun 8, 2016, 2:06 PM ET

House Speaker Paul Ryan, who's in charge of the GOP-run House, is cracking down on Democrats' ability to win floor votes on hotly contested issues such as LGBT rights.

With his move Wednesday, Ryan is turning his back on a promise that he would safeguard lawmakers' rights to take on a range of contentious issues when the House debated annual spending bills.

When House worked on an energy bill in May, Democrats pushed through a symbolic measure supporting Obama administration policies that bar federal contractors from discriminating against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. Furious tea party Republicans then scuttled the overall bill.

Ryan, R-Wis., is telling GOP colleagues that debate rules for upcoming spending bills will avoid a repeat of last month's embarrassment.

There is a long tradition of debating most appropriation bills under rules that allow any member of the House to offer amendments. Often, amendments try to use the House's spending powers to try to advance broader policy goals such as blocking administration regulations.

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Wed Jun 8, 2016, 02:42 PM

1. chickens and hypocrites

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