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Rep. Slaughter Grills GOP Official Over Rule Change 'Atrocity' Rigging Govt. Shutdown

Rep. Slaughter Grills GOP Official Over Rule Change 'Atrocity' Rigging Govt. Shutdown

Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MA) recently revealed that House Republicans had changed a rule effectively allowing only Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) to end a looming government shutdown -- but two weeks ago, it was Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-NY) who had the foresight to grill the Rules Committee chairman for what she called an "atrocity."