For Immediate Release House Speaker Should Permit Vote on "Clean" Resolution to Reopen Government

Posted on October 3, 2013

Majority Rule a Core Principle, Common Cause Asserts

With no end to the federal government shutdown in sight, Common Cause called on House Speaker John Boehner and the rest of the Republican leadership on Friday to permit a vote on a "clean" resolution to re-open all federal agencies immediately. A clean resolution would fund the government and leave out extraneous issues such as Obamacare.

"Majority rule is one of the core principles of American government, one that if applied now might put our government back to work," the non-profit, non-partisan government watchdog group said.

"A majority of the Senate has voted to reopen the government during negotiations on a federal budget for 2014. It's time for Speaker Boehner to let the House vote as well; his refusal to do so constitutes a gross abuse of power and an admission that a minority now holds sway over the House and by extension the entire Congress."

Common Cause is a nonpartisan grassroots organization dedicated to upholding the core values of American democracy. We work to create open, honest, and accountable government that serves the public interest; promote equal rights, opportunity, and representation for all; and empower all people to make their voices heard in the political process.

Office: Common Cause National

Issues: More Democracy Reforms

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