“The Capitol Building Falling Apart,” through Craiyon.com Increasingly in modern times, each political party has demanded that members not think for themselves but unite politically on most legislation. The ability of a few members of Congress to bring the whole legislative process to a standstill, however, is only one of many negative consequences. Reform requires courageous members of both parties to develop rules that promote bipartisan work. This includes empowering a Speaker with the ways and means to achieve that end, rather than just finding some new party punishments for recalcitrant members. Piet Hein described the problem better in 1969 than anything I can add.
Dear Friend - In my simple mind, I often get lost in chosen words, phrases, paragraphs, et. al.
A source that was relatively clear to me was a book by Steven Levitsky & Daniel Ziblatt, entitled: "Tyranny of the Minority". In it they give their suggestions for 15 reforms (ref. pp 232-235). In my humble opinion, I heartily agree with their thoughts.