Kevin Kosar interviews Don Wolfensberger, who concludes with this bleak assessment of House rules:
I think once the leadership has gained this kind of control, unless you have a major revolt, as you did against Cannon way back in 1910, things are going to stay pretty much the same. But you’re also seeing a lot more members retiring after two or three Congresses, even, because they say, you know, I’m just expected to be a voting machine now. I have no real input, committees have fewer and fewer powers, less responsibilities. They’re being taken over by the leadership that is superimposing their will. So that’s one thing that you’re seeing happen, but I don’t think it’s going to result in revolt, but you can never tell.