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From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms

Printed Amendment / Unprinted Amendment

The First Draft, by mpclemens
The First Draft, by mpclemens

Amendments can be either printed or unprinted.

Printed Amendment: A House rule guarantees five minutes of floor debate in support and five minutes in opposition, and no other debate time, on amendments printed in the Congressional Record at least one day prior to the amendment’s consideration in the Committee of the Whole.

In the Senate, while amendments may be submitted for printing, they have no parliamentary standing or status. Any senator, however, may call up an amendment submitted for printing in the Senate.

Unprinted Amendment: Senate amendment not printed in the Congressional Record before its offering and may be drafted on the floor while a measure is being considered. Unprinted amendments are numbered sequentially in the order of their submission during a Congress.

Also see Amendment; § 6.220 Senate Amendment Procedure, in Congressional Deskbook.


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