HARRY REID’S SENATE

HARRY REID’S SENATE: Senate has secret book of rules

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate has for years lived by a secret book of rules that governs everything from how many sheets of paper and potted plants each Senate office is allotted to when Senators can use taxpayer money to charter planes or boats.

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“Asked for a copy by USA TODAY, the committee provided a book called the “Senate Manual,” which includes rules for legislating, a few historical documents and some Senate trivia like “Electoral Votes, President and Vice President, 1789-2013.” When pressed, Rules Committee spokesman Phillip Rumsey said the handbook is not public.”

They kept it private so the public wouldn’t know if the Senate was breaking the law. How nice.  We plebes should sit down and shut up now, right?

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