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House and Senate Rules of Procedure: A Comparison

Description: This report compares selected House and Senate rules of procedure for various stages of the legislative process: referral of legislation to committees; scheduling and calling up measures; and floor consideration. No attempt is made to present a comprehensive discussion of how both chambers operate.
Date: April 16, 2008
Creator: Schneider, Judy
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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House Committees: Categories and Rules for Committee Assignments

Description: This report discusses rules for committee assignments in the House of Representatives. House rules address the election and membership of committees, especially limitations on membership. The Democratic Caucus and Republican Conference rules designate categories of committees and specify service limitations in addition to those in the House rules.
Date: October 17, 2014
Creator: Schneider, Judy
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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House Standing Committee Chairs and Ranking Minority Members: Rules Governing Selection Procedures

Description: This report discusses house rules, Republican Conference rules, and Democratic Caucus rules each detail aspects of the procedures followed in selecting standing committee chairs and ranking minority members. This report summarizes those procedures and lists membership on each party's steering committee.
Date: October 7, 2014
Creator: Schneider, Judy
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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The Committee Markup Process in the House of Representatives

Description: This report focuses on the markup stage of the legislative process in committee. It discusses the selection of the text to be marked up, the procedures for proposing and debating amendments to that text, the voting and quorum procedures that govern markups, and the final stages of ordering the marked-up text reported to the House for its consideration.
Date: November 28, 2014
Creator: Schneider, Judy
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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House Standing Committee Chairs: Rules Governing Selection Procedures

Description: This report mainly discusses about the Rules Governing Selection Procedures on House Standing Committee Chairs. House rules,republican conference rules,Democratic caucus rules each detail aspect of the procedures followed in selecting standing committee chairs.
Date: July 14, 2005
Creator: Schneider, Judy
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Committee System Rules Changes in the House, 107th Congress

Description: This fact sheet details changes in the committee system contained in H. Res. 5, the rules of the House for the 107th Congress, adopted by the House January 3, 2001. This contains information on changes in the committee structure, committee procedure, and committee staff.
Date: January 5, 2001
Creator: Schneider, Judy
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Committee of the Whole: An Introduction

Description: The Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union, more often referred to as the “Committee of the Whole,” is the House of Representatives operating as a committee on which every Member of the House serves. The House of Representatives uses this parliamentary device to take procedural advantage of a somewhat different set of rules governing proceedings in the Committee than those governing proceedings in the House. The purpose is to expedite legislative consideration. This report briefly reviews the history of the Committee of the Whole, describes the current procedure associated with it, and identifies its procedural advantages.
Date: March 20, 2007
Creator: Schneider, Judy
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Ad Hoc Select Committees: Use in the House of Representatives

Description: This report explains what a select committee is in the House of Representatives, and how it is used. The report explains that the recent usage of the select committee has been for fragmented or largely overlapping areas of jurisdiction for multiple committees.
Date: February 21, 2006
Creator: Schneider, Judy
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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House Committee Reports: Required Contents

Description: This report discusses house rules and statutes that detail several substantive requirements for items to be included in reports accompanying bills reported from committees. It provides a table that lists each rule with the requirement and applications.
Date: January 19, 1999
Creator: Schneider, Judy
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congress's Early Organization Meetings

Description: This report discusses Congress's early organization meetings. The purposes of these meetings are both educational and organizational. Educational sessions range from legislative procedures and staff hiring to current issues.
Date: November 2, 2016
Creator: Schneider, Judy
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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House Leadership Structure: Overview of Party Organization

Description: At the beginning of each Congress, Members meet to organize and select their leaders. Democrats call their party organization the Democratic Caucus; Republicans call their party organization the Republican Conference. Within the caucus and conference are numerous entities that assist party leaders in determining the work and role of the Members of that party. This report serves as a companion piece to CRS Report RS20499, House Leadership: Whip Organization, and CRS Report RS20881, Party Leaders in the House.
Date: July 10, 2003
Creator: Schneider, Judy
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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