WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman David Dreier (R-CA), Rules Committee Ranking Republican, issued the following statement today regarding his selection as House Rules Committee Chairman for the 112th Congress:
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman David Dreier (R-CA), House Rules Committee Chairman-designate, praised the passage of a historic package of rules reforms by the House Republican Conference tonight. The rules package will be the first major legislative business for the 112th Congress, which convenes tomorrow.
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman David Dreier (R-CA), House Rules Committee Chairman-designate, announced the first group of new Republican Members of the Committee today. Dreier said the new slate of members, appointed by Speaker-designate John Boehner (R-OH), reflect the reform oriented focus of the 112th Congress.
Joining the House Rules Committee in the 112th Congress will be: Congressman-elect Rich Nugent (R-FL), Congressman-elect Tim Scott (R-SC), Congressman-elect Daniel Webster (R-FL), and Congressman-elect Rob Woodall (R-GA).
Press Release - Dreier Praises Proposed 112th Congress Rules Package as “Reform Minded, Accountability Oriented”
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman David Dreier (R-CA), House Rules Committee Ranking Republican, praised the release of a draft Rules package for the 112th Congress today as “reform minded and accountability oriented.” The draft package, which is being publicly posted in advance for the first time, must be debated and approved by the House Republican Conference. It will then be the first major order of business, after election of the Speaker, for the full House of Representatives on January 5, 2011, the first day of the 112th Congress.
Text of the Rules of the Committee on Rules as Reported from the Committee on Rules for the 112th Congress PDF
Today, the House takes up the FY 2012 Homeland Security Appropriations bill under an open rule. That means any member can offer any germane amendment to the bill on the House floor. While this may seem like nothing more than “inside baseball,” it is in fact a fundamentally important issue that directly effects the substantive outcomes of the legislative process. This open rule will be the first one considered by the House in nearly four years and it will not be the last. This open rule launches the entire FY 2012 appropriations season with a spirit of openness and accountability.