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Ongoing Government Shutdown | Jim Leach (R) & Neal Smith (D)

posted on October 11, 2013 05:59 PM

Ongoing Government Shutdown | Jim Leach (R) & Neal Smith (D) Play Video Former Congressmen Jim Leach (R, 1977-2007) and Neal Smith (D, 1959-1996) are the guests on this edition of Iowa Press. Both discuss the ongoing government shutdown and their historical perspective from a combined 66 years in the U.S. House of Representatives. Joining Leach and Smith at the... Watch Full Episode

Happy to be “free men” and the Hastert Rule

posted on October 11, 2013 04:17 PM

Happy to be “free men” and the Hastert Rule Play Video Jim Leach says he is happy to be out of Congress and that he and Neal Smith are “free men.” Smith adds that the “Hastert Rule” of forcing a House vote ONLY if majority of majority party will vote yea is crippling Congress. Watch Story

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