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Problem Solvers Dems urge Pelosi to publicly back three rules changes

Problem Solvers Dems urge Pelosi to publicly back three rules changes

Nine Democratic members of the Problem Solvers Caucus are urging prospective Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to back three rules changes as she aims to drum up enough support to lead the House.
The band of Democrats have been threatening to withhold their votes unless Pelosi agrees to overhaul House rules according to their proposals, throwing a wrench into Pelosi’s bid for the gavel.
Now, nine of them are urging Pelosi to publicly support three of their “Break the Gridlock” rules. Pelosi is set to meet with the group of Problem Solvers later this week.
The band of Democratic representatives include Reps. Josh Gottheimer (N.J.), Jim Costa (Calif.), Tom O’Halleran (Ariz.), Kurt Schrader (Ore.), Tom Suozzi (N.Y.), Daniel Lipinski (Ill.), Stephanie Murphy (Fla.), Vicente González (Texas) and Darren Soto (Fla.).
“In this era of divided government, we hope Leader Pelosi will join us in taking these three concrete steps for change to help break the gridlock and pass meaningful legislation to fix health care, immigration, and infrastructure,” they wrote in a statement obtained by The Hill.
They say the three proposals would make it easier to pass popular bipartisan bills that have frequently been sidelined in recent years.
The first proposal would require a supermajority vote — three-fifths of the House — to pass any legislation brought to the floor. The second would mandate that any amendment with at least 20 cosponsors from both parties would get a debate and a vote automatically.