Glossary of Legislative Terms: "Germaneness" Archives
Glossary of Legislative Terms: "Germaneness"
Germaneness: Rule in the House requiring that debate and amendments pertain to the same subject as the bill or amendment under consideration. In the Senate, germaneness is not generally required.
This definition is from the Glossary in our Congressional Deskbook.
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