Matthew Green , associate professor of politics, wrote a Sept. 23 article for Vox about the Democratic Party's ability to assert itself in the House of Representatives despite making up a minority of the House.

From: Vox Date: Sept. 23, 2015 Author: Matthew Green

In the House of Representatives, the majority party holds most of the cards. It gets to write the chamber's rules, it has the votes to pick the speaker of the House, it decides which bills come to the floor (and which ones don't), and it determines how those bills are debated. That's why it's often a frustrating and demoralizing ordeal for a representative to be stuck in the minority.

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