House Committee on Rules

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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 SlaughterDNY
James McGovernDMA
Alcee HastingsDFL
Doris MatsuiDCA
Dennis Cardoza
Michael ArcuriRFL
Peter WelchDVT
Ed PerlmutterDCO
Chellie PingreeDME
Jared PolisDCO
David Dreier
Lincoln Diaz-BalartRPA
Pete SessionsRTX
Virginia FoxxRNC



Previous committee membership

110th Congress (2007-2008)

Members of the
House Committee on Rules,
110th Congress
Democrats: Republicans:

Contact information

Committee Web site

  • Majority staff office - (202) 225-9191
  • Minority staff office - (202) 225-9091

Articles and Resources

Wikipedia also has an article on House Committee on Rules. This article may use content from the Wikipedia article under the terms of the GFDL.


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