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Should the next speaker of the house keep the Hastert Rule?

The Hastert rule is described here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hastert_Rule

Named after the speaker of the house from 1999-2007, the rule is the speaker of the house will not bring a bill to the floor for a vote unless a majority of their party supports the bill. It should be noted that as with many "rules" in the house and the senate it is not an actual law. It is a principle that recent speakers have used.

The last democratic speaker was Nancy Pelosi violated the rule 7 times in her speakership from 2007-2011. John Boehner(2011-2015) violated this rule six times, and paul ryan(2015-) has not yet violated this rule.

Should the next speaker of the house follow this rule? Would there be any exceptions in your mind?

Democrats protest Ryan's use of The Hastert Rule on the day Dennis Hastert reports to prison.

On June 22nd, Democrats in the House staged a Sit-In. The issue on which Democrats want a vote is Gun Control. The grievance they air is that Speaker Paul Ryan will not allow Gun Regulation Bills to come to a vote. This stance of not allowing a vote is Ryan employing 'The Hastert Rule': "The Speaker will not allow a floor vote on a bill unless a majority of the majority party supports the bill."

The Hastert Rule is named after former Speaker Dennis Hastert.

June 22nd is also the day on which Dennis Hastert reported to prison to serve a 15-month sentence for "financial crimes related to purported decades-old, repeated sexual abuse of minors."

So, the Democrats are protesting Ryan's use of The Hastert Rule on the day Dennis Hastert reports to prison.

Is this a coincidence? No one seems to be talking about it.

Edit: Paul Ryan promises to follow The Hastert Rule

The β€œHastert Rule,” the reason a DACA deal could fail in the House, explained vox.com/policy-and-politi…
The House Needs to Scrap the "Hastert Rule" - In the House, the filibuster equivalent has been the Hastert rule, an informal Republican principle under which the speaker permits to the floor for a vote only bills that have majority support of the majority party, empowering the extreme right wing. slate.com/blogs/spitzer/2…
How does the Hastert rule work, and can it be eliminated?

Seems to me like one of the key problems facing Congress is lack of bipartisanship, and a key factor in that absence is the Hastert rule - a notion that only bills with enough votes to pass by one party alone will reach the floor at all.

How is such a rule actually enforced, and how many members of Congress must "buy into" the rule to make it effective? It seems to me like there should be some rules preventing any one congressman (or small cabal thereof) from controlling what does and does not receive debate, as they serve as an effective secondary veto to legislation, and (to me) a poisonous one. There's clear incentive for congressional/party leadership to reject bipartisanship, but that incentive seems much less clear when spread across individual members of Congress (each with different incentives for their own constituencies).

Would be curious to understand precisely how the Hastert rule plays out in practice, and potential ways to limit its effectiveness (or require all the members of the party to buy into it, not just congressional leadership).

Thanks!

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Ex-House Speaker Hastert charged with evading currency rules and lying to FBI chicagotribune.com/news/l…
The β€œHastert Rule,” the reason a DACA deal could fail in the House, explained. Also, a reminder that Dennis Hastert was a pedophile and child molester who preyed upon young boys. He was also the Republican speaker of the house, which makes sense considering the GOP's pro-pedophilia message. vox.com/policy-and-politi…
What is your stance on the Hastert Rule?

I feel the Hastert Rule undermines democracy by allowing the majority to suppress the voice of the minority. Any one party controlling what is debated and voted on, while deciding how exactly the issue is framed, seems like an abuse of power to me.

In addition to your thoughts, could anyone explain any benefits to this rule? So far, I've failed to find any.

Boehner says he will suspend the Hastert rule and rely on Democratic votes to avoid government default on debt cnn.com/2013/10/03/politi…
Why is the sheer ridiculousness of the Hastert Rule in Congress not mentioned in the media?

Why is it never brought up?

Ex-House Speaker Hastert charged with evading currency rules and lying to FBI chicagotribune.com/news/l…
Kill the Hastert Rule: A Pedophile’s Indefensible Rule Harms America

This is the best tl;dr I could make, original reduced by 76%. (I'm a bot)


> The rule bears the name of then-Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert, who decreed and implemented the rule.

> A House bill supported by every Democrat would have to gain the support of at least 22 Republicans for the House to adopt it - absent the Hastert rule.

> A simple majority is supposed to decide virtually all House votes to adopt a bill, but the Hastert rule blocks even a super-majority of 72% of the current House members from being able to vote to adopt it.

> Here is a thought exercise: what if Hastert had been a Democrat and future Democratic Speakers talked openly about their use of the anti-democratic 'Hastert rule'? How would the Republicans respond? They would raise bloody murder and the Democratic Speaker would have to apologize and publicly abandon the Hastert rule within days.

> ' They would pledge to demand and vote for an immediate end to the Hastert rule and never vote for any candidate for Speaker who fails to pledge to end immediately the Hastert rule.

> If they refuse to do so, the media should point out the indefensible consequences of the Hastert rule and print the member's excuses for continuing the anti-democratic rule instituted by a pedophile, fraud, and liar.


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What is the Hastert Rule, how does it work and why does it exist?

When reading about the "government shutdown" I stumbled upon the concept of the "Hastert Rule". Given the current state of affairs in the United States,this rule seems like a pretty bad idea, so what is the history and reasoning behind this rule?

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