The House moving-party committee has been called out as the most dysfunctional body in the Senate, and Republicans on Tuesday have promised to hold the minority party accountable.
The panel has been the focus of a congressional investigation into alleged mismanagement, including the removal of a deputy speaker and the death of a senior aide.
The House committee is set to vote on a resolution Tuesday that would suspend the rules for the committee’s next meeting, and the House would reconvene next week to begin debate on a bill to defund Planned Parenthood.
It’s the first time Republicans have tried to cut off debate on the bill.
Republicans have been pushing to get it passed, and a number of Republicans in the House have publicly opposed it.
But the bill faces a critical obstacle, which is that it would have to pass the House and be signed by the president, who can veto it if it becomes law.
Republicans want the Senate to pass a bill that doesn’t defund Planned Parenthood, but the House’s rules are designed to prevent that from happening.
That means Republicans could have to go back to the drawing board and vote to defund a non-governmental organization that they oppose.
But even if the GOP votes against a bill, they’d still need the president’s signature to override it.
The House has been criticized for holding off on the vote for the past week, as the Democrats have pressed the Republicans to act.
The move comes as the House is grappling with the fallout from the Planned Parenthood shooting.
The shooting has put the GOP on the defensive and highlighted the difficulty of defending the party after Trump was elected and Republican lawmakers took over the House.
House Republicans have said they’ve taken steps to rein in the party and have called on their leadership to take a hard line against Trump.
Republicans are also worried about the prospect of Trump being impeached and they’re calling for the party to stop talking about the president.
“If the president of the United States is the most hated man in the world, and you’re the most unpopular person in the country, what are you going to do?
It’s time for the GOP to stop the lying, the dishonesty and the obstruction,” Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) said.