Hastert rule

House conservatives push for strong majority of majority rule

Scott Wong, The Hill

Conservatives extracted a promise from Paul Ryan last fall before he agreed to serve as Speaker of the House: The Wisconsin Republican would only bring immigration bills to the floor if they had backing from the majority of the GOP conference. Now some conservatives are saying that may be too narrow an application of the GOP practice known for years as the “Hastert Rule.”

Boehner: Can't Ignore Immigration

Russell Berman, Molly K. Hooper and Erik Wasson, The Hill

Boehner is sticking to the Hastert Rule on immigration, but said the issue can't be dismissed.

Boehner Will Adhere to Hastert Rule

Molly K. Hooper, The Hill

Pressure from conservatives no doubt led to the Speaker’s decision to get tough on immigration.

Major Tests Loom for Boehner

Molly K. Hooper, The Hill

Speaker John Boehner has largely avoided public controversy recently, but that’s about to change.

Viguerie Holds Boehner to Hastert Rule

Emma Dumain, Roll Call Blog

CHQ’s Viguerie joined others in urging codification of a rule to stop votes sans a majority from passing.