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Justin Amash
I defend • Libertarian • “Laws must be general, equal, and certain.” —F.A. Hayek
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Justin Amash 2h
Replying to @AnonymousStaffr
I’m talking about “likely” with respect to open rules.
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Justin Amash 2h
Replying to @nmensah
Is this your first day following me on Twitter?
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Justin Amash 2h
Replying to @justinamash
Until May 2016, there were always bills (particularly appropriations) that were subject to an open process, which means that if you had an idea that was germane to the bill, you’d likely get a vote on your amendment.
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Justin Amash 2h
It’s been more than four years since the speaker of the House—first Ryan, now Pelosi—has allowed us to freely amend legislation on the House floor. They are the only two speakers in history to completely shut down amendments in this way.
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Thomas Massie 5h
Bonus scene from “The Swamp”
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Justin Amash 4h
At the beginning of each term of Congress, representatives set the rules of the House. Then, each and every week—on each and every bill—representatives suspend or waive the rules of the House.
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Justin Amash 17h
Replying to @justinamash
The more financially lucrative the committee, the higher the fee.
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Justin Amash 17h
Members of Congress have to pay the Republican or Democratic parties hundreds of thousands of dollars for official committee assignments. It’s literally pay campaign money to play in Congress.
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Justin Amash 21h
One time I wanted to show the Republican Conference that a key provision from a bill had not been fixed in the new version. I read aloud identical language from both the old and new versions. Leaders still insisted that the provision had been revised and told everyone to move on.
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The Spectator US 21h
", when explaining his approach to draining the swamp, shows a Lego X-wing fighter given to him by , who he said shares his view of Capitol Hill as the Death Star," writes Cockburn
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Justin Amash Aug 5
Nearly everyone in Congress understands the problem, but nearly everyone in Congress benefits from it or fears speaking out.
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Justin Amash Aug 5
The laws you want to fix can’t be fixed because the system itself is rigged. Both Republican and Democratic leaders are rigging it. I know that’s a hard pill to swallow when you’re encouraged every day by politicians and media to think the “other side” is the central problem.
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Justin Amash Aug 5
Not-my-side-ism is just repackaged partisanship. It’s about closing your eyes to reality and pretending the main impediment to good government is the other side. It’s a shortcut and an excuse to avoid addressing deeper, systemic problems.
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Justin Amash Aug 5
Here are core elements of a well-functioning U.S. government: Federalism Separation of powers The Bill of Rights The Rule of Law (equality before the law) Now, let’s look at whether Republicans or Democrats in government generally uphold those things: Nope Nope Nope Nope
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Justin Amash Aug 4
Replying to @luisghinojos
Thanks, Luis.
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Justin Amash Aug 4
I’m not a Republican. I didn’t have a primary.
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Justin Amash Aug 4
The Red vs. Blue crap blinds way too many. The problems of government are systemic. We must address the totally broken PROCESS. Only after that can we genuinely and effectively debate substantive issues.
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Justin Amash Aug 4
The government sucks.
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Justin Amash Aug 4
Congress is increasingly filled with people who don’t genuinely believe in anything. Their beliefs bend to power.
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Justin Amash Aug 4
The MAGAs apparently think I was on the ballot today.
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