“I think, frankly, the Speaker is talking about letting the legislative process work and open rules where Members representing their principles, their beliefs, their constituents can bring amendments to the floor, bring their ideas to the floor and take their best shot,” Jordan said. “That’s the way this body was designed to operate.”
Rep. Mike Pence, a tea party favorite and former GOP Conference chairman, lauded Boehner for signaling “an end to business as usual,” both in substance and process.
“We have one chance to demonstrate to the American people that we’re committed to returning our national government to fiscal responsibility, limited government and reform,” the Indiana Republican said.
Jessica Brady contributed to this report.