So much for bipartisan cooperation

Republican U.S. Rep. Andy Biggs shares his concerns with Washington Examiner readers about proposed U.S. House rules under new Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and the Democrats have proposed rules of the House of Representatives that will emasculate the Republican wins over the past two years. The agenda of the new Democrat committee leaders will result in further divisiveness in Congress and the nation. Consequently, political discourse will continue to devolve and individual freedom will be attacked.

Democratic leaders are using the rules package to lay the ground work for higher taxes, frivolous investigations, and prevention of advancing funds for a border wall and defense spending. They have prepared to defend any changes in Obamacare. Democrats will foist crazy climate change policies on the public — just as we are seeing rejection of those ideas by people around the globe. They will also automatically increase our national debt without the transparency of debate and voting by Congress.

They propose a prohibition against advance appropriations that will prevent funding being allocated for future border wall costs. This will also be a problem as our military budgets have to plan their spending for several years ahead. This is irresponsible and dangerous, in both instances, to our national security.

Mitch Kokai / Senior Political Analyst

Mitch Kokai is senior political analyst for the John Locke Foundation. He joined JLF in December 2005 as director of communications. That followed more than four years as chie...

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