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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 […]

Guide to Scheduling and Privilege on the House Floor

Guide to Scheduling and Privilege on the House Floor

In the House, after a measure has been reported from committee, it is placed on a calendar. Whether the measure comes off its respective calendar and receives floor consideration is the responsibility of the majority-party leadership. Leadership is also responsible for influencing the way in which a measure is considered. photo credit: disrupsean There are […]

Methods of Consideration for Making it to the House Floor

Methods of Consideration for Making it to the House Floor

In understanding the legislative process, it is important to understand that there are numerous ways in which a measure can be brought to the House floor for debate. These methods include amendment, voting on a passage, or because the measure was placed on a House calendar. Measures that are noncontroversial in nature and which have […]