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Press Release - Rules Committee Reports Rule Providing for Open Floor Process for Largest Spending Cut in History

Feb 14, 2011

WASHINGTON, DC – The House Rules Committee moved tonight to provide an open floor process for the consideration of the largest discretionary spending cut in American history.  The modified open rule reported by the Rules Committee will allow any member, Republican or Democrat, to offer a germane amendment to H.R.1, the Full Year Continuing Appropriations Act, as long as it is pre-printed in the Congressional Record.  Under the framework established by the rule, members will be able to file amendments until the House adjourns tomorrow, February 15, 2011. 

Blog Post - Amending the CR - A Basic Guide

Feb 9, 2011

The House is scheduled to consider the continuing resolution during the week of February 14, 2011. This will be the first general appropriations bill likely to be considered by the House under an open process in several years and perhaps the only continuing resolution ever considered that way.

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