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Hour Rule / One Hour Rule (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Hour Rule / One Hour Rule (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Hour Rule / One Hour Rule     House Session 2012-02-01     One-Hour Rule: Rules are considered in the House under the one-hour rule, with time controlled by a majority floor manager. The majority floor manager customarily yields thirty minutes to the minority floor […]

Closed Rule / Modified Closed Rule / Special Rule / Open Rule (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Closed Rule / Modified Closed Rule / Special Rule / Open Rule (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Closed Rule / Modified Closed Rule / Special Rule / Open Rule In the House, under a closed rule, no amendments can be offered to the bill. Permits general debate for a specified period of time but permits no floor amendments. Amendments reported by the […]

Five-Minute Rule (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Five-Minute Rule (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Five-Minute Rule photo credit: Moe_ A debate-limiting rule of the House that is invoked when the House sits as the Committee of the Whole. Under the rule, a member offering an amendment is allowed to speak five minutes in its favor, and an opponent of […]

Committee of the Whole (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Committee of the Whole (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Committee of the Whole photo credit: flowercarole The Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union, more often referred to as the “Committee of the Whole,” is the House of Representatives operating as a committee on which all 435 House members serve. […]

The Basics of Special Rules in the House of Representatives

The Basics of Special Rules in the House of Representatives

When a measure comes to the House floor under means other than through certain routine measures, it may reach the floor as the result of a special rule. A special rule establishes guidelines for the consideration of the measure as well as time for general debate and any limits on the amendment process. photo credit: […]