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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 […]

Question (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Question (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Question Question: Any matter on which the House or Senate is to vote, such as passage of a bill, adoption of an amendment, agreement to a motion, or an appeal. During a filibuster in the Senate, a senator may yield to another senator for a […]

Substitute / Substitute Amendment / Queen-of-the-Hill Rule (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Substitute / Substitute Amendment / Queen-of-the-Hill Rule (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Substitute / Substitute Amendment / Queen-of-the-Hill Rule Substitute: A motion, amendment or entire bill introduced in place of the pending legislative business. Passage of a substitute measure kills the original measure by supplanting it. The substitute also may be amended. Substitute Amendment: This type of […]

Previous Question (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Previous Question (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Previous Question A nondebatable House (or House committee) motion, which, when agreed to, cuts off further debate, prevents the offering of additional amendments, and brings the pending matter to an immediate vote. A motion for the previous question, when carried, has the effect of cutting […]

Glossary of Legislative Terms: “Previous Question”

Glossary of Legislative Terms: “Previous Question”

See Previous Question (CongressionalGlossary.com)     Courses Congressional Operations Briefing – Capitol Hill Workshop Drafting Federal Legislation and Amendments Writing for Government and Business: Critical Thinking and Writing Custom, On-Site Training Drafting Effective Federal Legislation and Amendments in a Nutshell, Audio Course on CD Congress, the Legislative Process, and the Fundamentals of Lawmaking Series, a […]

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