What did our Freedom Caucus get for us during those Speaker negotiations in February 2023′?
Under intense criticism, and obvious bad press, the Freedom Caucus, including Representatives Gaetz and Boebert, held strong. What did the American Citizens get?
Propose a rules change that would allow just one member to call for a vote to oust a sitting speaker, Reading of the bills, Single item voting, Allow for more members of the Freedom Caucus to serve on the powerful House Rules Committee, which dictates how and whether bills come to the floor, And to vote on a handful of bills, including proposing term limits on members and a border security plan. And there’s more:
A bill to rescind certain balances made available to the Internal Revenue Service.
A bill to authorize the Secretary of Homeland Security to suspend the entry of aliens, and for other purposes.
A bill to prohibit the Secretary of Energy from sending petroleum products from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve to China, and for other purposes.
A bill to amend the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act to direct district attorney and prosecutors offices to report to the Attorney General, and for other purposes.
A bill to require the national instant criminal background check system to notify U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the relevant State and local law enforcement agencies whenever the information available to the system indicates that a person illegally or unlawfully in the United States may be attempting to receive a firearm.
A bill to amend title 18, United States Code, to prohibit a health care practitioner from failing to exercise the proper degree of care in the case of a child who survives an abortion or attempted abortion.
Read the full draft Resolution:
Read the Resolution as Passed: