Comment: Not sure what the House of Representatives has to do with this..

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Not sure what the House of Representatives has to do with this..

The 2/3 requirement is from Robert's Rules of Order. It is the body of parliamentary rules which nearly every deliberative body adopts. Some will pass additional rules that handle specific situations not included in Robert's (because Robert's is general for all assemblies. A particular assembly may have responsibilities or duties or issues to deal with that others do not, thus they need special rules for those special situations)

Even those special rules are usually crafted with Robert's as a guide and anything not spelled out in special rules are handled by Robert's.

Now, the House has power to set it's own rules. It has done so. I'm not sure if they follow Robert's at all, or only their special version of it.