BASIC TRANING: Rules Changes in the 114th Congress
On January 6, 2015, the House adopted H. Res. 5, the rules package for the 114th Congress. This package executed changes in the standing rules of the House, and put in place numerous standing orders for the congress. The package addressed issues of transparency, budget enforcement, House operations, and other matters. While less expansive than other rule packages at the beginning of recent congresses, it nonetheless brought about significant changes in the areas of budget enforcement, ethics, and committee operations.