The tyranny of the extreme minority that exists in the House of Representatives is predetermined by the rules and traditions that have been set in place within the House. These rules and traditions allow for a very small number of individuals to dictate the agenda, leaving many members of Congress without a say in what will be discussed on the House floor. This problem is exacerbated by the fact that members of the House tend to remain in the same party caucus for the entirety of their time in office, meaning that these same individuals are consistently in control of the agenda. This minority has become increasingly powerful in recent years as the GOP leadership has taken a more hardline approach to controlling the agenda and blocking any legislation that does not conform to their ideological beliefs. This has resulted in a significant number of stalled bills and a much more partisan atmosphere within the House. This situation has created an environment where the views of a few extreme individuals are able to dictate the agenda and outcomes of debates.