Tag: Recognition

Recognize / Recognition (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Recognize / Recognition (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Recognize / Recognition To speak on the floor of the House or Senate, a member must be “recognized” by the presiding officer. In the House, the presiding officer has considerable discretion in recognition and her rulings are rarely challenged (House Rule XVII – Decorum And […]

Controlled Time (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Controlled Time (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Controlled Time photo credit: PopCultureGeek.com When a unanimous consent agreement limits the time for debate on a bill or other measure and places it under the control of bill floor managers, the time is said to be controlled. Each manager then allows any senator to […]

Yield the Floor (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Yield the Floor (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Yield the Floor photo credit: dno1967b Senate: A senator who has been recognized to speak yields the floor when she completes her remarks and terminates her recognition.   FILIBUSTER – SEN. PAUL YIELDS THE FLOOR   House: In certain procedural circumstances, most often when the […]

Yield / Yielding / Yield for a Question? (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Yield / Yielding / Yield for a Question? (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Yield / Yielding / Yield for a Question? photo credit: OnTask When a member has been recognized to speak by the presiding officer, no other member may speak unless he obtains permission from the member recognized. This permission is called yielding and is requested in […]