[House Calendars, Final - 112th Congress, 2nd Session]
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                CALENDAR OF MOTIONS TO DISCHARGE COMMITTEES                

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      Rule XV, clause 2:
      ``2. (a) Motions to discharge committees shall be in order on the 
 second and fourth Mondays of a month. 
         ``(b)(1) A Member may present to the Clerk a motion in writing 
 to discharge_
      ``(A) a committee from consideration of a public bill or public 
 resolution that has been referred to it for 30 legislative days; or 
      ``(B) the Committee on Rules from consideration of a resolution that has
 been referred to it for seven legislative days and that proposes a special
 order of business for the consideration of a public bill or public resolution
 that has been reported by a committee or has been referred to a 
 committee for 30 legislative days. 
     ``(2) Only one motion may be presented for a bill or resolution. A Member 
 may not file a motion to discharge the Committee on Rules from consideration
 of a resolution providing for the consideration of more than one public bill
 or public resolution or admitting or effecting a nongermane amendment to a
 public bill or public resolution. p``(c) A motion presented under paragraph
 (b) shall be placed in the custody of the Clerk, who shall arrange a
 convenient place for the signatories of Members. A signature may be withdrawn
 by a Member in writing at any time before a motion is entered on the Journal.
 The Clerk shall make signatures a matter of public record, causing the names
 of the Members who have signed a discharge motion during a week to be
 published in a portion of the Congressional Record designated for that
 purpose on the last legislative day of the week and making cumulative lists
 of such names available each day for public inspection in an appropriate
 office of the House. The Clerk shall devise a means for making such lists
 available to offices of the House and to the public in electronic form. When
 a majority of the total membership of the House shall have signed the motion,
 it shall be entered on the Journal, published with the signatories thereto in
 the Record, and referred to the Calendar of Motions to Discharge Committees. 
     ``(d)(1) On the second and fourth Mondays of a month (except during the
 last six days of a session of Congress), immediately after the Pledge of
 Allegiance to the Flag, a motion to discharge that has been on the calendar
 for at least seven legislative days shall be privileged if called up by a
 Member whose signature appears thereon. When such a motion is called up, the
 House shall proceed to its consideration under this paragraph without
 intervening motion except one motion to adjourn. Privileged motions to
 discharge shall have precedence in the order of their entry on the Journal. 
       ``(2) When a motion to discharge is called up, the bill or resolution
 to which it relates shall be read by title only. The motion is debatable
 for 20 minutes, one-half in favor of the motion and one-half in opposition
 thereto. 
       ``(e)(1) If a motion prevails to discharge the Committee on Rules 
 from consideration of a resolution, the House shall immediately consider the
 resolution, pending which the Speaker may entertain one motion that the House
 adjourn. After the result of such a motion to adjourn is announced, the
 Speaker may not entertain any other dilatory motion until the resolution has
 been disposed of. If the resolution is adopted, the House shall immediately
 proceed to its execution.
       ``(2) If a motion prevails to discharge a committee from
 consideration of a public bill or public resolution, a motion that the House
 proceed to the immediate consideration of such bill or resolution shall be
 privileged if offered by a Member whose signature appeared on the motion to
 discharge. The motion to proceed is not debatable. If the motion to proceed
 is adopted, the bill or resolution shall be considered immediately under the
 general rules of the House. If unfinished before adjournment of the day on
 which it is called up, the bill or resolution shall remain the unfinished
 business until it is disposed of. If the motion to proceed is rejected, the
 bill or resolution shall be referred to the appropriate calendar, where it
 shall have the same status as if the committee from which it was discharged
 had duly reported it to the House.
        ``(f)(1) When a motion to discharge originated under this clause has 
 once been acted on by the House, it shall not be in order to entertain 
 during the same session of Congress_
      ``(A) a motion to discharge a committee from consideration of that 
 bill or resolution or of any other bill or resolution that, by relating in
 substance to or dealing with the same subject matter, is substantially the
 same; or 
       ``(B) a motion to discharge the Committee on Rules from consideration
 of a resolution providing a special order of business for the consideration
 of that bill or resolution or of any other bill or resolution that, by
 relating in substance to or dealing with the same subject matter, is
 substantially the same.
       ``(2) A motion to discharge on the Calendar of Motions to Discharge
 Committees that is rendered out of order under subparagraph (1) shall be
 stricken from that calendar.''

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Motion No.                                                        Calen- 
 and date           Title           Committee   Motion filed by-    dar  
 entered                                                            No.  
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    2011  

     2012

       
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