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Blog Post - Why the "Deemer" is a Necessary Step

Jun 1, 2011

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.

Press Release - Dreier: “The Open Rule is Back”

Jun 1, 2011

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.