Tag: Calendar of Motions to Discharge Committees

Motion (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Motion (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Motion In the House or Senate chamber, a request by a member to institute any of a wide array of parliamentary actions. The member “moves” for a certain procedure, such as the consideration of a measure. The precedence of motions, and whether they are debatable, […]

Discharge Calendar / a Committee / Petition / Resolution (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Discharge Calendar / a Committee / Petition / Resolution (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Discharge Calendar / a Committee / Petition / Resolution Discharge a Committee: To remove a measure from committee to which it has been returned in order to make it available for floor consideration. This is attempted more often in the House than in the Senate, […]

Calendar of Motions to Discharge Committees (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Calendar of Motions to Discharge Committees (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Calendar of Motions to Discharge Committees photo credit: SurfaceWarriors When a majority of the members of the House sign a motion to discharge a committee from consideration of a public bill or resolution, that motion is referred to the Calendar of Motions to Discharge Committees. […]

Calendar of Business (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Calendar of Business (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Calendar of Business An agenda or list of business eligible for floor consideration. Each chamber decides which measures are discussed, and in what order, in accordance with its rules and practices. The Senate has two calendars, the Executive Calendar for treaties and nominations, and the […]