From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms
Supplemental, Minority, and Additional Views
Statements in a committee report, presenting individual or group opinions on the measure.
Views of individual committee members or groups of committee members are required to be included if a member or members request permission to include them. Minority views may be filed by committee members who are not minority-party members.
Senate Rule XXVI requires that, when a committee (other than the Senate Appropriations Committee) reports a measure, committee members may have three days to file statements providing their views on the measure, which will be included in the committee’s written report.
Also see § 6.60 Committee Reports, in Congressional Deskbook.
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