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House GOP Leader Responses to Proposed House Rule Changes

Santa Fe —  Today, House Republican Leader James G. Townsend (Artesia)  sent a letter to House Speaker Brian Egolf expressing opposition to a number of possible changes to House Rules for the upcoming 60-day Legislative session.   The letter is in response to comments made by Speaker Egolf at Monday’s Legislative Council meeting in which he proposed limiting the number of bills legislators can introduce during the session starting in mid-January.  Such a limitation  is unprecedented and the letter outlines a number of reasons why such a change improperly restricts the ability of legislators to fully represent their constituents, as well as why it is an attack on minority party rights.

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