This is so supremely beautiful I can hardly contain myself; James Wilson would be proud:
The shorthand version: The Northern Route Approval Act allows TransCanada a back-door approval process by privileging it from going through standard approval processes. The Act violently shreds Separation of Powers by attempting to usurp presidential authority. Do House Republicans need reminding that Separation of Powers is one of the most fundamental pillars of the U.S. Constitution? Or does Republican loyalty reside elsewhere? The House can’t vote on a strict earmark per House Rules Republicans insisted upon, but more importantly the House can’t vote on an unconstitutional bill.
Unsurprisingly, Chairman of the Committee on Rules, Pete Sessions, ruled Grayson’s privileged resolution “out of order.”
p.s. Alan Grayson for President