Glossary of Legislative Terms: "Committee of the Whole" Archives
Glossary of Legislative Terms: "Committee of the Whole"
Committee of the Whole: The House in a different parliamentary form. Committee consisting of all members of the House, where measures are considered for amendment. The quorum is 100. Members are
generally permitted to speak for five minutes. A chair presides in lieu of the Speaker.
This definition is from the Glossary in our Congressional Deskbook.
Perfect reference tool of Congressional jargon and procedural terms.
Congressional Deskbook: The Practical and Comprehensive Guide to Congress, by Michael Koempel and Judy Schneider.
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