I Wish Canada Had MP’s Like The American Republican  Congress Members Who Held Out For Restoring Power To All The Members of Their Parliament 

It might have looked awful if you were watching  the mainstream media. 

But behind the rebellion were real important issues. 

Reigning in irresponsible spending . You know , stop this business of throwing everything but the kitchen sink in a spending bill , silly projects to feed the ego of a given powerful member——-when it  Omnibus Bill !!

Individual members having power again!!!Now in the USA one congress member can trigger a vote on the leadership of that chamber.  

A Speaker which oversees the House —not a dictator. 

In Canada its the Prime Minister’s office that has to be reigned in and power back to Parliament and Parliamentary Committees. 

This is a parliamentary democracy not a Prime Ministerial tyranny!

So here are some of the things that are likely to be accomplished. There are more but just read these.

America parliamentary democracy is being improved 




• Between now and January, the House Freedom Caucus will work with likeminded colleagues to demand aggressive reforms to return the People’s House back to the American people and make it function again.

• The leaders of both political parties have consolidated so much power that most Members of Congress have no meaningful role in the legislative process beyond voting up or down.

• The result is that the “People’s House” is serving everyone in Washington except the American people: politicians, connected lobbyists, and entrenched bureaucrats.

• Republicans ran to fix Washington so we should not continue the same system that broke it. It’s time to restore real republican government and give elected representatives back their rightful role in lawmaking to implement the will of their constituents. 


To fix the House of Representatives, we must first put Republicans’ own house in order. The governing rules of the House Republican Conference must be reformed to give all Members the power to fix Washington with a united front and to hold our own party leaders accountable.

1) Enact a “Majority of the Majority” Rule. Legislation passed in a Republican House should be supported by a majority of House Republicans.

Our constituents did not elect us to cut deals with Democrats that cannot win the support of most Republicans.

Not only will this force more unity and consensus among House Republicans by requiring us to tackle the tough issues together, but it upholds Republicans’ commitment to voters that we will

remain faithful to the promises we make.

2) Restore the Independence of Committees. To balance the power between committees and party leaders so that Members can meaningfully participate in the legislative process on behalf of their constituents, committees need to reclaim independence and authority.

Instead of being selected based on loyalty towards and fundraising for party leadership, committee chairs should be elected by the members of their committee based on their qualifications and effectiveness.

Furthermore, committees need the ability to defend their jurisdiction from being ignored. Republicans should prohibit legislation from coming to the floor unless each committee of jurisdiction has acted on it, unless waived by the Republicans in the relevant committees.

Committees are supposed to be the workhorses of the House and where most Members are most impactful in the legislative process – not sidelined as party leaders handcraft legislation behind closed doors and rush it to the House floor so that individual representatives cannot provide input.

3) Diversify the Steering Committee. The Steering Committee makes nearly all decisions on committee assignments for House Republicans, but its makeup does not reflect all House Republicans and instead it is packed with party leaders and their close allies. As a result, decisions are made based on who is loyal to leadership and who delivers the most fundraising – not who is best qualified.

To level the playing field and better reflect House Republicans (and the voters they represent), Steering needs a significant increase in seats for “Regional Representatives,” roles to which any Republican can be elected by colleagues. Capping the number of Members covered by each Regional Representative to 7 would effectively double the representation on Steering Committee and ensure its not merely the “strong arm” of the Speaker.

4) Open the Legislative Process. For Members of Congress to represent the will of their constituents in lawmaking, they must have the ability to actually participate in making laws. No Member of the “People’s House” has been allowed to offer an amendment in an open process to change legislation being considered on the floor since May 2016. The Republican 115th Congress broke the record for the most bills considered without amendments. 

Americans expect more from Republicans than to be mere rubber stamps, blocked from having any impact on legislation beyond voting for or against a final product.

Republican Conference rules must be changed to require all legislation considered on the floor to allow amendments. If amendments must be limited to some degree, then any Republican amendment supported by at least 10 percent of the Republican Conference must be allowed to be offered, debated, and voted on.

5) Enforce Responsibility in Spending. Restoring fiscal responsibility requires being responsible with spending decisions. We will never rein in out-of-control spending if we continue governing with kick-the-can-down-the-road continuing resolutions and massive omnibus spending bills crafted in secret at the eleventh hour and rushed to the floor for a vote.

The House is supposed to pass all twelve regular appropriations bills to fund the government by June 30 – in time for the Senate to consider them and the President to sign them into law by the start of the fiscal year on October 1. This schedule hasn’t been met in over two decades.

House Republicans should prove we are the party of fiscal responsibility to reforming our party’s rules to incentivize the passage of appropriations bills on time without relying on continuing resolutions or omnibus bills.

If the House fails to pass appropriations by August 1, then no other legislation should come to the floor until it does. If the House still has not acted by September 10, the Republican Speaker should be prohibited from recessing or adjourning until it has done its duty.


The breakdown in the normal legislative process (“regular order”) accelerated at lightning speed under Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Not only has this deterioration helped the leadership of both political parties accumulate so much power that they now call all the shots, but it also benefits lobbyists and bureaucrats who game the system behind closed doors – all while the representatives elected by Americans struggle to even find out what legislation is being considered and then find themselves powerless to impact it.

Republicans have the opportunity to reset the rules of the House to level the playing field and once again make this institution reflect the will of the people.

1) Reset the House Rules. Republicans need to undo the damage to the institution caused by Democrats. Wiping the slate clean by restoring the same House Rules as the 115th Congress as they existed before Speaker Pelosi took control in January 2019 is step one for the new Republican Majority. This includes:

• Ending the unconstitutional practice of proxy voting;

• Restoring the “Motion to Vacate the Chair” procedure so any Member is once again able

to hold the Speaker accountable by offering a privileged motion to remove them;

• Reimplementing the commonsense requirement that a comparative print is made available showing exactly how legislation will change existing laws before any bill receives a vote; and

• Eliminating the ability to automatically suspend the debt ceiling without a standalone vote when the House adopts a budget resolution.

2) Hold Bureaucrats Accountable. Congress has the tools in its arsenal to hold the Biden Administration accountable – if we activate them. Democrats eliminated the “Holman Rule” when they took the House because it allows Members to make targeted spending cuts in appropriations funding bills by slashing the funding of specific federal programs or cutting the salaries of individual federal employees (e.g., Dr. Anthony Fauci). Republicans must reimplement the Holman Rule.

3) End Secret Deals Behind Closed Doors. House Rules require legislation be available for 72 hours before being considered on the floor. These commonsense, good government rules are easily waived, but it was previously considered a rare and significant departure from the norm.

In May 2020, Democrats gave themselves “same day authority” (also known as “martial law”) to get around these rules and force a vote on bills the same day they are introduced. Speaker Pelosi has kept this extraordinary power for over two years, using it to rush the passage of massive trillion-dollar spending deals so fast that no one can even read them.

To end this reckless abuse, the next Republican Majority must change this requirement from 72 hours to 120 hours (5 full days) and require a vote of two-thirds of the House to waive this rule.

4) Institute a Ban on Earmarks. While both parties have opted to allow earmarks under the name “Community Funding Projects,” the practice remains open for corruption, and it enables party leaders to coerce Members into supporting legislation they otherwise would oppose. Earmarks facilitate federal overreach by spending taxpayer-dollars on personal pet projects of lawmakers and lobbyists.

Earmarks also extend Congress’s power of spending beyond items genuinely connected to the nation’s welfare. In practice, they are often used to buy votes and coerce support for bills that might otherwise not pass muster. Essentially, earmarks amount to taxpayer-financed bribery. There must be a strict ban on earmarks instituted in House Rules.’

7 thoughts on “I Wish Canada Had MP’s Like The American Republican  Congress Members Who Held Out For Restoring Power To All The Members of Their Parliament 

  1. Weekly, I get a list of short summaries of proposed and passed legislation in the U.S. Congress from govtrack dot us. . Often the list is over 1,000 email pages. Fortunately, most of the proposals never get enacted or we would not be able to take a step in any direction without breaking a multitude of laws, rules, and regulations. The first priority should be fewer laws proposed,fewer laws enacted and more laws repealed, but certainly not more laws. We need strong brakes on legislation. All laws restrict freedom, so it should be clear that the fewer the number of laws the more freedom the people will have. Furthermore, laws are passed that actually cause harm over time. If the harm cannot be foreseen it is called unintended consequences. However, if the harm can be foreseen, that foresight is never revealed in the legislation itself, as no legislator wants to defeat his own bill.

    Badly needed is a new concept that no bill may be signed into law by a president unless the bill contains a detailed Statement of Foreseeable Harmful Consequences. This would place the onus on presidents to sign bills into law only if they reveal the foreseeable harmful consequences. It would put the responsibility on Congressional lawmakers to tell a more truthful version of the legislation.
    Rationale: Each piece of legislation that is intended to benefit one or more groups of people tells us how they will benefit, for example, an increase in the minimum wage law is intended to benefit people earning less than the proposed new minimum wage. What no legislation ever tells the people is who will foreseeably be harmed by that same legislation, i.e., people who do not have the experience and the productivity necessary to be paid the new minimum wage, who may lose their jobs, or not be able to get a job, or companies forced to pay so much in higher wages that they go out of business, or people get replaced by automation.
    Why aren’t people told who legislation will harm as well as who it will benefit? The answer is that politicians are afraid that if people understood that legislation beneficial to some is harmful to others, there will be less legislation, and easier to lie and trick the people.
    Before we talk about how to legislate better, we should talk about how to force lawmakers to tell the people the truth without omissions. (I recognize that to implement this would take a constitutional amendment to prevent lawmakers from passing overriding laws, but we will never improve the system if we continue to omit the facts that the people need to know.

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  2. Regarding the Canadian government and Klaus Schwaab’s public declaration that he has infiltrated the Canadian government by over 50%, I find this astounding and just don’t understand how there is no rebuttal that I am aware of from our Prime Minister or anyone in Parliament for that matter. Can we assume this is true? Is this legal? Do Canadians like it? It looks to me like Canada has gone to hell since this declaration, have we accepted this? Canadians each have a voice, including PM Trudeau who does not own the country, and as far as I know Klaus Schwaab does not belong in our Parliament. Can anyone explain this to me?


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