Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Tennessee House GOP Caucus Considering Changing Rules

The Tennessee House Republican Caucus is considering changes in its rules of membership:

Under the proposed caucus rule changes, members would be required under
bylaws to support the Republican nominee for Speaker of the House and Speaker
Pro Tempore during the organizational session of the General Assembly.
Failure to do so would result in automatic expulsion from the caucus. The
proposed new rules would also bar any member who voted for anyone for Speaker or Speaker Pro Tempore other than the Republican nominees for those positions from
receiving House Republican Caucus funding for their re-election campaigns, and
would require the approval of an uber-majority of 4/5ths of the GOP Caucus to
readmit a member expelled for voting against the Republican nominees in the
organization of the House.

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