The House is scheduled to begin consideration of appropriation measures under an “open” amendment process. In light of the length of time since the House last considered an appropriations bill under an open process, along with recent rule changes, this document is intended to assist Members and their staff with questions that could arise as offices consider whether to draft amendments and in what form.
WASHINGTON, DC – Earlier this week, the Rules Committee launched a new website. The site has been redesigned from scratch to provide new tools to better track legislation and to deliver an overall more user-friendly experience. With a new search-oriented platform, it is now easier to find and sort throughthe text of legislation under consideration at Rules, including submitted amendments, and all official documents generated by the committee.
The Committee on Rules will meet on Monday, June 3, 2013 at 5:00 PM in H-313 The Capitol on the following measures:
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Pete Sessions (R-TX), Chairman of the House Rules Committee, today released the following statement regarding passage of H.R. 1911, the Smarter Solutions for Students Act of 2013:
“Currently, student loan interest rates are dictated by short-term political fixes, which unnecessarily create volatility in an already complicated market. Today the House approved legislation that will strengthen our federal student loan programs and provide long-term predictability to students, borrowers, and taxpayers.
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Pete Sessions (R-TX), Chairman of the House Rules Committee, today released the following statement regarding H.R. 3 – the Northern Route Approval Act, legislation that eliminates the need for presidential approval and streamlines the permit process to begin construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline: