14 Democrats says they will not vote for a speaker unless the candidate makes an overhaul of House Rules.
One demand is to expedite proposals that have widespread support.
Fourteen House Democrats are vowing to withhold their votes for Speaker unless the candidate agrees to overhaul House rules, according to an analysis by The Hill.
The list of lawmakers includes 10 Democrats who previously made such a pledge, as well as four congressional candidates who made a similar promise on the campaign trail and won their race on Tuesday.
With Democrats likely to have a 10- to 15-seat majority next year, the group is poised to hold some sway over the selection of the next Speaker. Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), the likely frontrunner to lead the caucus, has reviewed the proposal and is open to making some changes.
The push for rule changes appears to have near-universal support in the conference, with centrist Blue Dog Democrats also calling for an overhaul.
“She has to be inclusive ... of the more moderate folks, Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-Texas), a leader of the conservative-leaning Blue Dogs, said Tuesday night.