Amendment Process Announcement for H. Con. Res. 112

March 22, 2012

Dear Colleague:

The Committee on Rules may meet the week of March 26th to grant a rule that could limit the amendment process for floor consideration of H. CON. RES. 112, the Concurrent Resolution on the Budget for Fiscal Year 2013.  As in past years, the Rules Committee intends to give priority to amendments offered as complete substitutes.

Any Member wishing to offer an amendment must submit an electronic copy of the amendment and description via the Committee’s website. Members must also submit 30 hard copies of the amendment, one copy of a brief explanation of the amendment, and an amendment login form to the Rules Committee in room H-312 of the Capitol by 7 p.m. on Monday, March 26, 2012.  Both electronic and hard copies must be received by the date and time specified.  The text of the resolution as ordered reported by the Committee on the Budget is available on the Rules Committee website.

Members should use the Office of Legislative Counsel to ensure that their amendments are drafted in the most appropriate format. Members should also check with the Office of the Parliamentarian, the Committee on the Budget, and the Congressional Budget Office to be certain their amendments comply with the rules of the House and the Congressional Budget Act. If you have any questions, please contact myself or Stephen Cote of the Committee staff at extension 5-9191.




Apr 22, 2012