Statements about Congressional Rules

False

Free to speak

Half-True

A phrase can take on a life of its own

Dennis Hastert

Dennis Hastert

"There never really was a 'Hastert Rule.' "

— PunditFact

Half-True

Right on paper, but an oversimplification in practice

Full Flop

Against the change in 2005, for it now

Full Flop

For the change in 2005, against it now

Full Flop

Against the change in 2005, for it now

Half-True

The numbers are more art than science

False

Earmarked for inaccuracy

True

$756,905 and counting?

True

Constitution won't let their checks bounce

False

Two Democratic votes out of 190 isn't bipartisan

Mostly False

Not a single Republican ultimately voted for bill

Mostly True

He was put on hold

Rob Portman

Rob Portman

"I was filibustered."

— Ohio