April 9, 2011
The Committee on Rules may meet the week of April 11thto grant a rule that could limit the amendment process for floor consideration of H. CON. RES. ____, the Concurrent Resolution on the Budget for Fiscal Year 2012. 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 log-in form to the Rules Committee in room H-312 of the Capitol by 10 a.m. on Wednesday, April 13, 2011. Both electronic and hard copies must be received by the date and time specified. The text of the resolution as ordered reported and Chairman Ryan’s proposed amendment in the nature of a substitute are 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.