Union Calendar (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms

Union Calendar

Bills that directly or indirectly appropriate money or raise revenue are placed on this House calendar according to the date they are reported from committee. The Constitution specifies that all bills for raising revenue originate in the House (Article I, Section 7).

House Rule XIII, Clause 1 provides that there shall be:

A Calendar of the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, to which shall be referred public bills and public resolutions raising revenue, involving a tax or charge on the people, directly or indirectly making appropriations of money or property or requiring such appropriations to be made, authorizing payments out of appropriations already made, releasing any liability to the United States for money or property, or referring a claim to the Court of Claims.

This is commonly known as the Union Calendar and the large majority of public bills and resolutions are placed on it.

Also see Calendar of Business; Committee of the Whole; § 6.71, House Calendars, in Congressional Deskbook.







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