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Announcement - Amendment Process Announcement for H.R. 4315

Jul 23, 2014

Dear Colleague:                                                   

The Committee on Rules may meet the week of July 28th to grant a rule that could limit the amendment process for floor consideration of H.R. 4315, the 21st Century Endangered Species Transparency Act.

Announcement - Meeting Announcement for H. Res. ___ [OJ MARKUP]

Jul 22, 2014

The Committee on Rules will meet on Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 10:00 AM in H-313 The Capitol on the following measure:

  • H. Res. ___ —Providing for authority to initiate litigation for actions by the President or other executive branch officials inconsistent with their duties under the Constitution of the United States. [OJ MARKUP]

Press Release - Rules Committee Convenes Legal Experts to Examine the President’s Failure to Faithfully Execute the Law

Jul 16, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – The House Rules Committee held a hearing today on a draft resolution that would provide authority to initiate a lawsuit on behalf of the House of Representatives against the President for failing to carry out his duties under the Constitution.  The Committee convened a panel of outside legal experts to discuss the resolution and the rationale for reaffirming the supremacy of the legislative branch in lawmaking in light of overreach by the executive branch.