Resolving Legislative Differences in Congress: Conference Committees and Amendments Between the Houses

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This report summarizes the procedures the two houses of Congress use most frequently to resolve their legislative differences. It is based upon an interpretation of the rules and published precedents of the House and Senate, and an analysis of the application of these rules and precedents in recent practice. It bears emphasizing that this report is not exhaustive nor is it in any way an official statement of House or Senate procedures. It may serve as a useful introduction or general guide, but it should not be considered an adequate substitute for a study of House and Senate rules and ... continued below

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Rybicki, Elizabeth November 26, 2008.

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This report summarizes the procedures the two houses of Congress use most frequently to resolve their legislative differences. It is based upon an interpretation of the rules and published precedents of the House and Senate, and an analysis of the application of these rules and precedents in recent practice. It bears emphasizing that
this report is not exhaustive nor is it in any way an official statement of House or Senate procedures. It may serve as a useful introduction or general guide, but it should not be considered an adequate substitute for a study of House and Senate rules and precedents themselves, or for consultations with the parliamentarians of the
House and Senate on the meaning and possible application of the rules and precedents.

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  • November 26, 2008

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Rybicki, Elizabeth. Resolving Legislative Differences in Congress: Conference Committees and Amendments Between the Houses, report, November 26, 2008; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc29554/: accessed September 24, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.