Monday, December 06, 2004

 

How not to be a majority

Redstate has the Democrat Senate Caucus's wish list for committee spots. That's not the problem. The problem is that none of the committees have more than a 2 seat GOP majority. In the context of a 20-member committee, that gives an 11-9 breakdown, which exactly mirrors the 55% GOP makeup of the Senate. In the context of a larger committee, that means the committee is less than 55% GOP.

That is unacceptable, and endangers the GOP agenda - all it takes is one Republican on a committee like Appropriations (15-13 split) to break ranks and vote with the Democrats to kill a bill.

With the exception of Ethics (traditionally an even split), the ratios must be reset, and no committee should be less than 55% GOP in its membership.


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