by Terence P. Jeffrey, CNS News:
When the House Republican leadership scheduled the Ryan-Murray Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013 to come up for a vote on Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013, it violated a campaign pledge it made in the fall of 2010.
However, it complied with the House rule it put in place in January 2011—purportedly to fulfill that pledge.
You see, it depends on what the meaning of “three days” is. On Sept. 23, 2010, the Republican House leaders, then in the minority, held a press conference at a lumber yard in Virginia to unveil their Pledge to America, a campaign document intended to inform voters what the Republicans would do if they won control of the House.
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