Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez+ Your Authors @AOC US Representative,NY-14 (BX & Queens). In a modern, moral, & wealthy society, no American should be too poor to live. 💯% People-Funded, no lobbyist💰. She/her. Dec. 13, 2019 1 min read + Your Authors

This phrase is spoken during markups, which are different from hearings. In markups, members are debating the actual written substance of legislation - be it a bill, or (in this case) articles.

“Strike the last word” means you’re adding a pro forma amendment & using it to talk.

This phrase is spoken during markups, which are different from hearings. In markups, members are debating the actual written substance of legislation - be it a bill, or (in this case) articles.

“Strike the last word” means you’re adding a pro forma amendment & using it to talk.

Sometimes being a new member of the House feels like being in Hogwarts. There are lots of arcane parliamentary phrases (I jokingly call them “magic spells”) one can learn to speak on the floor or gain exceptions.

Deep knowledge of these rules is rare but can be powerful.

The House has a full staff of parliamentarians to help members with all of this. It’s a very important job!

Another rule is that members aren’t really allowed to speak in the 2nd person on the House floor/ in committee.

That is why people who aren’t friends say “my good friend”


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