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Press Release - House Rules Committee Reports First Modified Open Rule of 112th Congress

Jan 25, 2012

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.

Announcement - Amendment Process Announcement for H.R. 3578

Jan 25, 2012

January 25, 2012

Dear Colleague:

The Committee on Rules may meet the week of January 30th to grant a rule that could limit the amendment process for floor consideration of H.R. 3578, the Baseline Reform Act of 2011. The bill was ordered reported, as amended, on January 24th by the Committee on the Budget.

Press Release - Chairman Dreier: Biennial Budgeting is the Fiscally Responsible Approach

Jan 24, 2012

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.

Press Release - Dreier Praises Launch of Clerk's New Website for House Documents

Jan 17, 2012

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.