In addition to the open amendment process for consideration of the fiscal year 2012 homeland appropriations bill, the rule also contains language to put temporary budget enforcement mechanisms in place. This will allow the House to continue to consider the FY 2012 appropriations bills, even though the Senate has failed to act on a budget of its own.
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman David Dreier (R-CA), House Rules Committee Chairman, is praising the 9-3 vote of the House Rules Committee to report the first open rule for House consideration in nearly four years. H.R. 2017, The Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2012, will be considered by the House today under an open rule. This allows any member to offer any germane amendment to the bill without a pre-printing requirement. The House last considered an appropriations bill under an open rule in July of 2007.
UPDATED 06/01/2011 at 2:45 p.m.
The Committee on Rules will reconvene on Wednesday, June 1, 2011 at 3:45 p.m. in H-313 The Capitol on the following measure:
The Committee on Rules will reconvene on Tuesday, May 31, 2011 at 5:30 p.m. in H-313 The Capitol on the following measure:
The Committee on Rules will meet Thursday, May 26, 2011, at 6:20 p.m. on the following measure:
The Committee on Rules will meet on Thursday, May 26, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. in H-313 The Capitol on the following measure:
Note: This meeting has been postponed subject to the call of the Chair.