WASHINGTON, DC – Rules Committee Chairman David Dreier (R-CA) issued the following statement today following today's decision by the government of Egypt to allow employees of international democracy NGOs to return home:
WASHINGTON, DC – Rules Committee Chairman David Dreier (R-CA) delivered the following statement today on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives:
“Mr. Speaker, I have chosen to leave Congress at the end of this term. I take the unusual step of announcing this from the floor of Congress for two reasons. First, this is where my fellow Californians sent me to represent them. Second, I am a proud institutionalist, and I believe that this institution is as great as it has ever been.
WASHINGTON, DC – Rules Committee Chairman David Dreier (R-CA) issued the following
statement today after the announcement that John Sullivan, Parliamentarian of the U.S. House of Representatives, will retire next month and will be succeeded by Deputy House Parliamentarian
WASHINGTON, DC – The House Rules Committee has reported a modified open rule providing for consideration of H.R. 359, a bill to reduce Federal spending and the deficit by terminating taxpayer financing of presidential election campaigns and party conventions. The rule is the first modified open rule to be considered in the House in nearly two years and according to Rules Committee Chairman David Dreier (R-CA), another step in the effort to conduct the people’s business in a more open and transparent way.
WASHINGTON, DC –The House Rules Committee’s Subcommittee on Legislative and Budget Process held a hearing today on H.R. 114, the Biennial Budgeting and Appropriations Act of 2011. This bill would put in place a two-year budget process that streamlines and improves the fiscal management and oversight of government programs. To further emphasize the need for budget reform, today marks the1000th day since the Democratic-controlled Senate has passed a budget.
WASHINGTON, DC – Rules Committee Chairman David Dreier (R-CA) praised the launch of a new website hosted by the House Clerk, which will serve as the official repository for electronic files of legislative text considered in the House of Representatives. By publishing legislative documents to a centralized online portal in XML – an open, machine-readable format – this website delivers yet again on House Republicans' promise to enhance institutional transparency and accountability.
CAIRO, Egypt – Congressman David Dreier (R-CA), Chairman of the House Rules Committee and the House Democracy Partnership, delivered the following statement today at the Gazeera Youth Center in Cairo at the conclusion of the first round of the country's historic parliamentary elections. Chairman Dreier led a bipartisan Congressional delegation of observers for the nation's first post-revolution democratic election.