The House is scheduled to begin consideration of appropriation measures under an “open” amendment process. In light of the length of time since the House last considered an appropriations bill under an open process, along with recent rule changes, this document is intended to assist Members and their staff with questions that could arise as offices consider whether to draft amendments and in what form.
House Rules Committee Chairman Pete Sessions (R-TX) and house republican Conference Chair Cathy McMooris Rodgers (R-WA) released a joint statement on February 8, 2013, regarding the availability of the new iBook with the rules of the 113th Congress Republican Conference of the U.S. House of Representatives.
The Committee on Rules filed its Survey of Activities for the 112th Congress on January 3, 2013. This report contains a complete listing of the Committee's activities, as well as statistical, historical, and other background information.
The House Republican Conference will meet on January 2, 2013 to consider a resolution providing for the Rules of the House of Representatives for the 113th Congress. The text of the proposed resolution, along with a section by section summary, is available at the links below.
Each Congress, the Committee on Rules produces a publication that includes the rules of every standing U.S. House of Representatives committee. These compilations, from the 109th-112th Congresses, can be found below.
The Committee on Rules filed its Survey of Activities for the third quarter of the 112th Congress on June 28, 2012. This report contains a complete listing of the Committee's activities to date, as well as statistical, historical, and other background information. H. Rept. 112-567 was favorably adopted by the Committee on Rules on June 28, 2012.