Pennsylvania state House members are returning to the Capitol for a potential showdown over a Republican proposal to reduce the number of Democrats on legislative committees and hamper the minority's ability to have amendments to bills voted on.


Pennsylvania state House members are returning to the Capitol for a potential showdown over a Republican proposal to reduce the number of Democrats on legislative committees and hamper the minority's ability to have amendments to bills voted on.

The proposed GOP changes to the House's internal operating rules could be voted on by the full House on Monday, five days after they created an uproar when pushed through the Rules Committee.

It's unclear whether Republican leaders have to the votes to water down what had been a key change passed by the House as a reform measure in response to public backlash over the ill-fated 2005 government pay raise law.

Bills up for amendments on Monday deal with whistleblowers, state contracting and nonprofits that lawmakers create or maintain.