Tag: special rule

Richard Arenberg’s “Congressional Procedure” from TheCapitol.Net

Richard Arenberg’s “Congressional Procedure” from TheCapitol.Net

ALEXANDRIA, VA – (October 8, 2018) – Just in time for the November midterm elections, TheCapitol.Net is pleased to announce the publication of a major new reference work, Congressional Procedure: A Practical Guide to the Legislative Process in the U.S. Congress, by Richard A. Arenberg. If the U.S. Constitution is the rule book, this is […]

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 […]

Rules (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Rules (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Rules The term “rules” has two specific congressional meanings. A rule may be a standing order governing the conduct of House or Senate business that is listed among the permanent rules of either chamber. The rules deal with duties of officers, the order of business, […]

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 […]

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: […]