Nancy Pelosi has approved new rules for the House that will keep the old boy (or girl) network firmly in place.  In 1995, when the Contract With America propelled Republicans into Congress, one of the points of the contract was to limit the terms of committee chairs so that you remove the ability of one Representative to rule the roost until they retired or died.  This reduces the opportunity for corruption to build up over time or last for decades. It brings in new blood to bring new eyes to the issues. 

Pelosi will have none of this.  Let’s see how the rest of her party feels when the rules package is voted on.

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