There is an amazing video on YouTube from Rep. Chris Van Hollen. It seems the rules committee of the House of Representatives and the Speaker of the House conspired to suspend the rules of the House without prior consent. Rep. Van Hollen steps through the suspension in this five-minute video from the floor of the House. The suspension of House rules may have extended the closure of the Federal government for a longer period of time. Rep. Van Hollen is correct at the end of the video this maneuver by the Speaker and the rules committee was a suspension of democracy within the House of Representatives.