House Committee on Rules
From OpenCongress Wiki
The House Committee on Rules, or (more commonly) Rules Committee, is a committee of the U.S. House of Representatives. Rather than being responsible for a specific area of policy, as most other committees are, it is in charge of determining under what rule other bills will come to the floor. As such, it is one of the most powerful committees, and often described as "an arm of the leadership" and as the "traffic cop" of Congress. A rule is a simple resolution of the House of Representatives, usually reported by the Committee on Rules, to permit the immediate consideration of a legislative measure, notwithstanding the usual order of business, and to prescribe conditions for its debate and amendment.
|Louise McIntosh Slaughter||D||NY|
Previous committee membership
110th Congress (2007-2008)
|Members of the|
House Committee on Rules,
- Majority staff office - (202) 225-9191
- Minority staff office - (202) 225-9091
Articles and Resources
- The dKosopedia page on the House Committee on Rules.