Tag: RL30599

Suspend the Rules / Suspension of the Rules (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Suspend the Rules / Suspension of the Rules (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Suspend the Rules / Suspension of the Rules Suspension of the Rules: Expeditious procedure for passing noncontroversial measures in the House. Requires a two-thirds vote of those present and voting, after forty minutes of debate, and does not allow floor amendments. This procedure, for largely […]

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, […]