Rep. Demmer: House Rules should support, not circumvent Illinois Constitution

Deputy House Republican Leader Tom Demmer, R-Dixon, speaks during debate on HR 72, a resolution to adopt House Rules for the 102nd Illinois General Assembly. Rep. Demmer points out how the new rules are over 99% the same as they were under former Speaker Michael J. Madigan, who was ousted as Speaker in January after ruling the House for 36 of the past 38 years. HR 72 was adopted by a vote of 70-44 following debate.