Statement from Rep. McDermed on Today’s House Rules Vote

Springfield, IL… The Illinois House of Representatives voted 63-53 to approve the House Resolution 46, legislative rules brought forth by Speaker Madigan. Below is a statement from State Representative Margo McDermed (R-Mokena):

“In my two years in the House it has become abundantly clear that the House Rules are inappropriately used by the Speaker to consolidate power and corrupt the legislative process.  Illinois is a representative democracy; rank and file members should not feel as powerless as they do to enact real and favorable change for this state. I am saddened, but not surprised, in my Democrat colleagues for not supporting a more transparent and open House process.”