Leave to Sit (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms

Leave to Sit

Sit, by John Loo

Sit, by John Loo

Permission for a committee to meet during the proceedings of the parent chamber.

Under Senate Rule XXVI committees are forbidden to meet after the first two hours of the Senate’s daily session, and in no case after 2 pm while the Senate is in session, without special permission from the majority and minority leaders.

In the House, a committee may not sit during a joint session of the House and Senate or during a recess when a joint meeting of the House and Senate is in progress. House Rule XI – Procedures of Committees and Unfinished Business

Also see Chapter Six, Legislating in Congress: Legislative Process, in Congressional Deskbook.

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