“We’ve had some incidents where TSA authorities think that congresspeople should be treated like everybody else,” Rep. James Clyburn (left, D-S.C.) told Fox News Sunday.
Among the top priorities for some GOP House leaders is challenging a raise of the nation’s debt ceiling. On Thursday, House Republicans told the White House that its request to raise the debt ceiling, which currently stands at $14.3 trillion, will not be considered without federal spending cuts.
Nine words taken from Article I, Section 5 of the Constitution are causing quite a stir among journalists and pundits today. The “controversial” clause reads in relevant part:
Each House may determine the Rules of its Proceedings….
Incoming Tea Party-elected officials continue to vow to target deficit spending. Fox News writes, “Republicans elected to Congress with the help of Tea Party support pledged Sunday to devote themselves to balancing the budget over all else when they start their new jobs on Wednesday.”