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Why This One Republican Voted Against the House Rules Package

Posted on AllSides January 10th, 2023
From The Center
Anna Moneymaker

Tony Gonzales (R-Texas) was the only Republican representative who voted against the House rules package on Monday, which will govern how the GOP-controlled lower chamber will operate for the next two years.

The new rules, approved at the 118th Congress, will make it easier to remove the House speaker, form new investigation committees, and make it harder to raise taxes and spend federal funds.

The rules passed by 220-213, in a near fully party line vote—all 212 Democratic lawmakers in the House voted against the motion, while 220 Republicans voted...

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