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House rules for 112th House of Representatives

House rules for 112th House of Representatives

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Published by Peggy Satterfield
Rules by which the House conducts its business.
Rules by which the House conducts its business.

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112
TH
CONGRESS1
ST
S
ESSION
 
H. RES.
5
 Adopting rules for the One Hundred Twelfth Congress.
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
RESOLUTION
 Adopting rules for the One Hundred Twelfth Congress.
 Resolved,
That the Rules of the House of Representa-
1
tives of the One Hundred Eleventh Congress, including 
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applicable provisions of law or concurrent resolution that
3
constituted rules of the House at the end of the One Hun-
4
dred Eleventh Congress, are adopted as the Rules of the
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House of Representatives of the One Hundred Twelfth
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Congress, with amendments to the standing rules as pro-
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 vided in section 2, and with other orders as provided in
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sections 3, 4, and 5.
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SECTION 2. CHANGES TO THE STANDING RULES.
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(a) C
ITING
 A 
UTHORITY 
U
NDER THE
C
ONSTITU
-
11
TION
.—
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2(1) In clause 7 of rule XII, add the following 
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new paragraph:
2
‘‘(c)(1) A bill or joint resolution may not be in-
3
troduced unless the sponsor submits for printing in
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the Congressional Record a statement citing as spe-
5
cifically as practicable the power or powers granted
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to Congress in the Constitution to enact the bill or
7
 joint resolution. The statement shall appear in a
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portion of the Record designated for that purpose
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and be made publicly available in electronic form by 
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the Clerk.
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‘‘(2) Before consideration of a Senate bill or
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 joint resolution, the chair of a committee of jurisdic-
13
tion may submit the statement required under sub-
14
paragraph (1) as though the chair were the sponsor
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of the Senate bill or joint resolution.’’.
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(2) In clause 3(d) of rule XIII—
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(A) strike subparagraph (1) (and redesig-
18
nate the succeeding subparagraphs accord-
19
ingly); and
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(B) in subparagraph (2), as redesignated,
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strike ‘‘subparagraph (2)’’ each place it appears
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and insert (in each instance) ‘‘subparagraph
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(1)’’.
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3(b) T
HREE
-
DAY 
 A 
 VAILABILITY FOR
U
NREPORTED
 
1
M
EASURES
.—In rule XXI, add the following new clause:
2
‘‘11. It shall not be in order to consider a bill or joint
3
resolution which has not been reported by a committee
4
 until the third calendar day (excluding Saturdays, Sun-
5
days, or legal holidays except when the House is in session
6
on such a day) on which such measure has been available
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to Members, Delegates, and the Resident Commissioner.’’.
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(c) T
RANSPARENCY FOR
H
OUSE AND
C
OMMITTEE
 
9
O
PERATIONS
.—
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(1) S
TANDARDS FOR ELECTRONIC DOCU
-
11
MENTS
.—In clause 4(d)(1) of rule X—
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(A) in subdivision (C), strike ‘‘and’’;
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(B) in subdivision (D), strike the period
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and insert ‘‘; and’’; and
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(C) add the following new subdivision:
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‘‘(E) establish and maintain standards
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for making documents publicly available in
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electronic form by the House and its com-
19
mittees.’’.
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(2) E
NSURING THAT TEXT IS PUBLICLY AVAIL
-
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 ABLE IN ELECTRONIC FORM
.—In rule XXIX, add
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the following new clause:
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‘‘3. If a measure or matter is publicly available in
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electronic form at a location designated by the Committee
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