[House Report 112-751]
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112th Congress                                                   Report
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 2d Session                                                     112-751
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                                                 Union Calendar No. 553


  SURVEY OF ACTIVITIES OF THE HOUSE COMMITTEE ON RULES FOR THE 112TH 
                                CONGRESS

                               __________

                              R E P O R T

                                 of the

                           COMMITTEE ON RULES

                     U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                             together with

                             MINORITY VIEWS




January 3, 2013.--Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the 
              State of the Union and ordered to be printed


                           COMMITTEE ON RULES

                   David Dreier, California, Chairman

Pete Sessions, Texas                 Louise McIntosh Slaughter, New 
                                     York
Virginia Foxx, North Carolina        James P. McGovern, Massachusetts
Rob Bishop, Utah                     Alcee L. Hastings, Florida
Rob Woodall, Georgia                 Jared Polis, Colorado
Richard B. Nugent, Florida
Tim Scott, South Carolina
Daniel Webster, Florida*

                 Hugh Nathanial Halpern, Staff Director

                Miles M. Lackey, Minority Staff Director

                                 ______

             subcommittee on legislative and budget process

                     Pete Sessions, Texas, Chairman

Virginia Foxx, North Carolina        Alcee L. Hastings, Florida
Rob Woodall, Georgia                 Jarred Polis, Colorado
Daniel Webster, Florida
David Dreier, California

               Towner French, Subcommittee Staff Director

          Lale M. Mamaux, Minority Subcommittee Staff Director

                                 ______

          subcommittee on rules and organization of the house

                  Richard B. Nugent, Florida, Chairman

Rob Bishop, Utah                     James P. McGovern, Massachusetts
Tim Scott, South Carolina            Louise McIntosh Slaughter, New 
                                     York
David Dreier, California

             Katharine Troller, Subcommittee Staff Director

           Keith Stern, Minority Subcommittee Staff Director

                                 ______

    * Tom Reed of New York was elected to the Committee on 
April 5, 2011 and served until he resigned on June 14, 2011 to 
serve on the Committee on Ways and Means.



                     LETTER OF TRANSMITTAL

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                          House of Representatives,
                                        Committee on Rules,
                                   Washington, DC, January 3, 2013.
Hon. Karen Haas,
Clerk, United States House of Representatives,
Washington, DC.
    Dear Madam Clerk: Pursuant to clause 1(d) of rule XI of the 
Rules of the House of Representatives for the 112th Congress 
and the order of the House of December 24, 2012, I transmit 
herewith a report entitled ``Survey of Activities of the House 
Committee on Rules for the 112th Congress.''
            Sincerely,
                                      David Dreier,
                                          Chairman.


                                CONTENTS

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                                                                   Page
I. History, Function, and Organization of the Committee on Rules.     1
  A. Introduction................................................     1
  B. History and Function........................................     2
  C. Committee Organization during the 112th Congress............     4
  D. Information Transparency for the Rules Committee............     6
  E. Rules of the Committee on Rules for the 112th Congress......     7
II. House Rules Changes Adopted at the Beginning of the 112th 
  Congress.......................................................    13
  A. Introduction................................................    13
  B. Summary of Substantive Changes Contained in H. Res. 5, 
    Adopting House Rules for the 112th Congress..................    14
III. Committee Oversight Plan....................................    19
IV. Committee Jurisdiction and Activities........................    20
  A. Introduction................................................    20
  B. Special Orders or Rules.....................................    21
    1. Rule Requests.............................................    21
    2. Hearings..................................................    21
    3. Special Orders or Rules...................................    23
      a. Background..............................................    23
      b. Categories of Rules Granted with Amendment Structures...    23
      c. Categories of Rules Granted with Certain Floor 
        Management Tools.........................................    24
      d. Categories of Rules Granted to Resolve Differences Among 
        and Responding to the Legislative Activities of 
        Committees...............................................    25
      e. Categories of Rules Granted Dealing with House-Senate 
        Relations................................................    26
    4. Floor Consideration of a Special Rule.....................    27
    5. Rules Rejected, Tabled or Pending.........................    28
    6. Explanation of Waivers of All Points of Order.............    28
    7. Waivers of House Rules....................................    29
    8. Waivers of Budget Enforcement.............................    35
  C. Original Jurisdiction Matter................................    37
    1. Committee Consideration of Original Jurisdiction Measures.    37
    2. Original Jursidiction Full Committee Hearings.............    37
      a. H. Res. 9, Instructing Certain Committees to Report 
        Legislation Replacing the Job-Killing Health Care Law....    37
      b. H. Res. 38, Reducing Non-Security Spending to Fiscal 
        Year 2008 Levels or Less.................................    39
      c. H. Res. 72, Directing certain standing committees to 
        inventory and review existing, pending, and proposed 
        regulations and orders from agencies of the Federal 
        Government, particularly with respect to their effect on 
        jobs and economic growth.................................    39
    3. Original Jurisdiction Measures Reported...................    39
      a. H. Res. 9, Instructing Certain Committees to Report 
        Legislation Replacing the Job-Killing Health Care Law....    39
      b. H. Res. 38, Reducing Non-Security Spending to Fiscal 
        Year 2008 Levels or Less.................................    40
      c. H. Res. 72, Directing certain standing committees to 
        inventory and review existing, pending, and proposed 
        regulations and orders from agencies of the Federal 
        Government, particularly with respect to their effect on 
        jobs and economic growth.................................    41
      d. H.R. 10, Regulations From the Executive in Need of 
        Scrutiny Act of 2011.....................................    43
      e. H.R. 3575, Legally Binding Budget Act of 2011...........    45
      f. H.R. 3521, Expedited Legislative Line-Item Veto and 
        Recissions Act of 2011...................................    47
      g. H.R. 2309, Postal Reform Act of 2011....................    49
      h. H.R. 6169, Pathway to Job Creation Through a Simpler, 
        Fairer Tax Code Act of 2012..............................    51
V. Activities of the Subcomittees................................    55
  A. Activities of the Subcommittee on Legislative and Budget 
    Process......................................................    55
    1. Jurisdiction and Purpose..................................    55
    2. Summary of Activities in the 112th Congress...............    55
      a. H.R. 114, Biennial Budgeting and Appropriations Act of 
        2011.....................................................    55
    3. Legislation Referred to the Subcommittee on Legislative 
      and Budget Process.........................................    55
  B. Activities of the Subcommittee on Rules and Organization of 
    the House....................................................    56
    1. Jurisdiction and Purpose..................................    56
    2. Summary of Activities in the 112th Congress...............    56
    3. Legislation Referred to the Subcommittee on Rules and 
      Organization of the House..................................    57
VI. Statistical Profile of the Committee on Rules in the 112th 
  Congress.......................................................    58
  A. Statistics on Special Orders or Rules.......................    58
  B. Statistics on Original Jurisdiction Measures................    59
VII. Publications................................................    61
  A. Printed Publications........................................    61
    1. Committee Prints..........................................    61
VII. Appendices..................................................    63
  A. Table 1--Types of Rules Granted.............................    63
  B. Table 2--Resolutions Reported...............................    77
  C. Table 3--Resolutions Discharged.............................    95
  D. Table 4--Resolutions Laid on the Table......................    95
  E. Table 5--Resolutions Amended................................    95
  F. Table 6--List of Original Jurisdiction Referrals............    95
VIII. Minority Views.............................................   109


                                                 Union Calendar No. 553
112th Congress                                                   Report
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 2d Session                                                     112-751

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  SURVEY OF ACTIVITIES OF THE HOUSE COMMITTEE ON RULES FOR THE 112TH 
                                CONGRESS
                                _______
                                

January 3, 2013.--Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the 
              State of the Union and ordered to be printed

                                _______
                                

    Mr. Dreier, from the Committee on Rules, submitted the following

                              R E P O R T

                             together with

                             MINORITY VIEWS

    Pursuant to clause 1(d) of rule XI of the Rules of the 
House of Representatives, the Committee on Rules transmits 
herewith its Survey of Activities for the 4th quarter of the 
112th Congress.

    I. HISTORY, FUNCTION, AND ORGANIZATION OF THE COMMITTEE ON RULES


                            A. Introduction

    In the 112th Congress, the Committee on Rules has retained 
its traditional structure and purpose in the House of 
Representatives. Its size and super majority party ratio remain 
the same as it has in previous Congresses under both Republican 
and Democratic control. Its central function continues to be 
setting the conditions under which major legislation is 
considered on the House floor, including the terms of debate 
and the consideration of amendments.
    The Committee has been described by various scholars and 
Members as a ``legislative traffic cop,'' ``gatekeeper,'' 
``field commander,'' as well as ``the Speaker's Committee.'' 
All of these terms underscore the critical role the Committee 
plays in the conduct of legislative business in the House. 
While the primary responsibility of the Committee is to be the 
scheduling arm of the majority leadership, it also exercises 
``original jurisdiction'' over the rules of the House, joint 
rules of the House and Senate, the order of business in the 
House, and the budget process. Although the principal purpose 
of this report is to summarize the activities of the Rules 
Committee during the 112th Congress, its secondary purpose is 
to view these activities in the context of the evolution of the 
Committee and the House of Representatives since the First 
Congress in 1789.

                        B. History and Function

     The history of the Committee on Rules roughly parallels 
the evolution of the House over the past 223 years. The first 
Rules Committee was established as a select committee of the 
House on the second day of the First Congress, April 2, 1789, 
pursuant to the Constitutional mandate in Article I, section 5, 
clause 2 that, ``Each House may determine the rules of its 
proceedings...''. The House order creating the Committee stated 
that ``a committee be appointed to prepare and report such 
standing rules and order of proceeding as may be proper to be 
observed in this House...''.
    The Members serving on the Rules Committee have included 
some of the most prominent Members of the House. Of the first 
11 Members on the Committee, several were Founding Fathers of 
the nation. These included: (1) Representative James Madison of 
Virginia, the ``Father of the Constitution'' and future 
President of the United States; (2) Representative Roger 
Sherman of Connecticut, the only one of the Founding Fathers to 
help prepare and sign all four of the most important documents 
of the early nation: the Articles of Association, the Articles 
of Confederation, the Declaration of Independence, and the 
Constitution; (3) Representative Elias Boudinot of New Jersey, 
President of the Continental Congress from November 1782 to 
November 1783; and (4) Representative Elbridge Gerry of 
Massachusetts, a future Vice President of the United States and 
a signer of both the Declaration of Independence and the 
Articles of Confederation.
    Five days after its appointment, the first Select Committee 
on Rules reported back a set of four rules promulgating (1) the 
duties of the Speaker, (2) decorum and debate, (3) the 
disposition of bills, and (4) the operations of the Committee 
of the Whole. Six days later, on April 13th, the Select 
Committee reported an additional eight rules dealing with such 
matters as the service of Members on committees, Members' 
attendance during floor proceedings, the creation of a standing 
Committee on Elections, the duties of the Clerk, and the duties 
of the Sergeant at Arms. Following the adoption of these rules 
by the House, the Select Committee was dissolved.
    During the first 90 years of the House, this pattern 
continued. At the beginning of a Congress the House would 
establish a Select Committee on Rules, which would report any 
recommended revisions in the standing rules of the House from 
those of the previous, and then dissolve. In some Congresses, 
the House did not appoint a Select Committee on Rules, and 
operated under the rules recommended by the Committee and 
adopted in the preceding Congress.
    Although in its early years the House relied primarily on 
select committees to draft legislation, by the mid-nineteenth 
century this system evolved to include 34 standing committees, 
which assumed such responsibilities. The House briefly 
converted the Rules Committee into a standing committee between 
1849 and 1853. In 1880, the House permanently converted the 
Rules Committee into a standing committee chaired by the 
Speaker of the House. It was this Speaker-Chairman position, 
combined with the newly-emerging role of the Committee to 
report rules managing consideration of legislation on the 
floor, that cement the Committee's place in legislative 
history.
    In 1883, the modern Rules Committee began to emerge when 
the House upheld the right of the Committee to issue ``special 
orders of business'' or ``special rules'' providing for the 
consideration of legislation from other committees. By 1890, 
this new role was accepted as the exclusive prerogative of the 
Rules Committee.
    Special rules, which were and are House resolutions, also 
known as simple resolutions reported from the Rules Committee, 
were important because they only required a majority vote of 
the House to provide for the consideration of bills out of the 
order in which they appeared on the floor Calendar. This is 
notable because, until the use of special rules, a two-thirds 
vote was required to suspend the rules and consider a bill out 
of order. A simple majority could now accomplish what 
previously required a super-majority. Special rules gained 
importance because they gave the House flexibility in its 
legislative agenda, which in turn, allowed for House leadership 
to respond to changing judgments about the nation's needs at 
any given time.
    The individual most responsible for recognizing and 
utilizing the full potential of the combined powers of the 
Speaker and Rules Committee chairman was Representative Thomas 
Brackett Reed of Maine, who served in those two roles between 
1889-91, and l895-99. Not only did he use his authority as 
Speaker to make rulings from the Chair that outlawed certain 
dilatory and obstructionist tactics on the House floor, but 
also proceeded to codify these rulings, known as ``Reed's 
Rules,'' in the standing rules of the House through his 
capacity as Rules Committee chairman. Speaker Reed also made 
regular use of the Rules Committee to report special rules, 
enabling him to schedule bills to be considered on the floor 
when he wished and under his terms of debate and amendment.
    It was not until 1910 that this powerful Speaker-Chairman 
combination was broken up by a revolt against Speaker Joseph 
Cannon of Illinois, who had served as Speaker and Rules 
Committee Chairman since 1903. A group of progressive 
Republican insurgents joined with the Democratic minority to 
bypass the Rules Committee and directly amend the House Rules 
from the floor. When Speaker Cannon upheld a point of order 
that only the Rules Committee could recommend changes in House 
Rules, the group voted to overturn the ruling. They were then 
able to amend the rules of the House, stripping the Speaker of 
his chairmanship and membership on the Rules Committee, as well 
as his power to appoint Members to the Committee. They also 
voted to enlarge the Committee from five to 10 Members, elected 
by the House. The following year, the new Democratic majority 
in the House completed the revolution by taking away the 
Speaker's power to appoint Members to all the other committees 
of the House. Since then, the House has elected all Members of 
standing committees.
    This revolt had far-reaching and long-lasting consequences. 
The standing committees became independent power centers, no 
longer directly accountable to the Speaker. While the Rules 
Committee continued to serve as the scheduling arm of the 
Leadership, it illustrated its independence when reaction set 
in against the New Deal in 1937. From that time until 1961, the 
Committee was dominated by a conservative coalition of Southern 
Democrats and Republicans who would sometimes refuse to report 
rules on bills the majority leadership wanted on the floor, or 
would only report such rules under their terms and timing. A 
successful effort by Speaker Sam Rayburn of Texas and President 
John F. Kennedy in 1961 to enlarge the Committee from 12 to 15 
Members, including two more liberal Democrats, did not resolve 
this problem. It was not until the mid-1970s, with a large 
influx of new Democrats, that the Rules Committee was fully 
restored as an arm of the majority leadership.
    This reform movement, with the emergence of more 
independent Members and the proliferation of semi-autonomous 
subcommittees furthered the decentralization of power in the 
House. This decentralization soon led to pressures to give the 
majority leadership, particularly the Speaker acting through 
the Rules Committee, more authority to direct the business of 
the House.
    In 1975, the Democratic Speaker was given authority under 
Caucus rules to appoint all Rules Committee Democrats, subject 
to Caucus ratification. In 1989, the Republican Conference gave 
the minority leader the same authority to appoint all Rules 
Committee Republicans. The slates of appointees recommended by 
both Leaders are still subject to approval by the whole House 
in the form of a simple resolution. This practice continues 
today. In the 112th Congress, all of the Republican Members 
were appointed to the Rules Committee through the adoption of 
H. Res. 6, H. Res. 33 and H. Res. 202. The Democratic Members 
of the Committee were appointed through the adoption of H. Res. 
7. Overall, the Rules Committee continues its role of 
facilitating the deliberation and amendment of major 
legislation in the House.
    While the most high-profile role of the Rules Committee is 
to direct legislative traffic to the House floor, the Committee 
is also responsible for other important business. For instance, 
as part of its gate-keeping work, the Committee must help 
resolve jurisdictional disputes between other standing 
committees. As is often the case, committees will report 
legislation with amendments that impact the jurisdiction of 
other committees. When legislation with such cross-
jurisdictional language comes to the Rules Committee, the 
Committee must resolve these disputes to ensure that 
legislation reaches the floor without controversy between House 
committees.
    Finally, with the aid of the Office of the Parliamentarian, 
the Committee plays a role in ensuring compliance with the 
House Rules. Authorizing and appropriating committees often 
seek guidance in how to conduct their oversight and legislative 
responsibilities in accordance with the Rules, and when 
questions arise regarding the propriety of certain courses of 
action, they turn to the Rules Committee or the Parliamentarian 
for the answer.
    Overall, and notwithstanding changes in majority control, 
the Rules Committee continues its role of facilitating the 
deliberation and amending of legislation in the House.

          C. Committee Organization During the 112th Congress

    At the beginning of the 94th Congress, the Committee 
membership was increased from 15 Members (10 Democrats and five 
Republicans) to 16 Members (11 Democrats and five Republicans). 
This ratio remained until the 98th Congress, when the 
membership was reduced to 13 Members (nine Democrats and four 
Republicans). The membership has remained at 13 through the 
112th Congress. The ratio of majority party Members to minority 
party Members also has remained the same. As in the 104th 
through the 109th Congresses, Republicans are currently serving 
in the majority, with Democrats in the minority. During the 
110th and 111th Congresses, Democrats were in the majority.
    Seven of the 13 Members of the Rules Committee served on 
the Committee during the 111th Congress. The returning 
Republican Representatives are David Dreier of California, Pete 
Sessions of Texas, and Virginia Foxx of North Carolina. In 
addition, one of the Republican Members of the Rules Committee, 
Mr. Bishop of Utah, previously served on the Committee in the 
109th Congress. The new Republican Representatives appointed to 
serve on the Rules Committee for the 112th Congress are Rob 
Woodall of Georgia, Richard B. Nugent of Florida, Tim Scott of 
South Carolina, Daniel Webster of Florida, and Tom Reed of New 
York. Mr. Reed resigned from the Committee on June 14, 2011 
upon his appointment to the Committee on Ways and Means. The 
returning Democratic Representatives are Louise McIntosh 
Slaughter of New York, James McGovern of Massachusetts, Alcee 
L. Hastings of Florida, and Jared Polis of Colorado.
    The Committee held its organizational meeting on January 5, 
2011. Chairman David Dreier of California opened the meeting, 
welcomed members, and introduced new members.
    Chairman Dreier announced that the proposed Committee rules 
would be considered as read and open for amendment at any 
point. He explained that the proposal called for the adoption 
of the Committee's rules for the 112th Congress with one 
change, which was necessary to comply with new House rules, 
requiring the Committee to make all votes available 
electronically within 48 hours of a hearing.
    Ms. Foxx offered a motion that the Rules Committee adopt 
the proposed Committee rules for the 112th Congress. Ms. Foxx's 
motion to adopt the Committee rules was agreed to by voice vote 
after two amendments were adopted by voice vote and two 
amendments failed by a vote of 4 to 7. Specifically: Amendment 
#1, offered by Mr. Hastings, to require all proceedings be 
streamed live and archived on the Committee's website, was 
adopted by voice vote; Amendment #2, offered by Mr. Polis, to 
require that the chair include in the report on any rule an 
explanation of any waivers granted to the legislation, was 
adopted by voice vote; Amendment #3, offered by Mr. Hastings, 
to require that any bill or substitute amendment that is 
reported out of the Rules Committee be accompanied by a cost 
estimate from the Congressional Budget Office, was defeated by 
a record vote of 4 to 7; and Amendment #4, offered by Mr. 
McGovern, to ensure that any bill, substitute amendment, or 
self-executing amendment that is before the Rules Committee 
would be available for members to read for at least 24 hours 
before the Committee would vote on a rule related to the 
legislation, was defeated by a record vote of 4 to 7.
    Pursuant to Clause 2(d) of rule XI of the Rules of the 
House, Chairman Dreier designated Pete Sessions as the Vice 
Chairman of the Rules Committee to act on the Chairman's behalf 
during a temporary absence of the Chairman.
    Mr. Sessions offered a motion that pursuant to Rule 5(c) of 
the Committee on Rules, the Subcommittee on Rules and 
Organization of the House and the Subcommittee on Legislative 
and Budget Process would each be composed of five majority and 
two minority Members, identical to the ratio used in recent 
Congresses. Mr. Session's motion was adopted by voice vote. 
Chairman Dreier asked unanimous consent that any appointments 
to the subcommittees be postponed until the chair and ranking 
member had time to consult with members and each other.
    On June 22, 2011 Chairman Dreier appointed Mr. Nugent as 
Chairman of the Subcommittee on Rules and Organization of the 
House, and Mr. Sessions as chairman of the Subcommittee on 
Legislative and Budget Process. Chairman Dreier also appointed 
the majority and minority Members to the two subcommittees as 
follows:
    Subcommittee on Rules and Organization of the House: Mr. 
Nugent (Chairman), Mr. Bishop (Vice Chairman), Mr. Scott, Mr. 
Dreier, Mr. McGovern, and Ms. Slaughter.
    Subcommittee on Legislative and Budget Process: Mr. 
Sessions (Chairman), Ms. Foxx (Vice Chairwoman), Mr. Woodall, 
Mr. Webster, Mr. Dreier, Mr. Hastings of Florida, and Mr. 
Polis.

          D. Information Transparency for the Rules Committee

    Due to its unique role in the legislative process, the 
Committee on Rules has traditionally assumed the role of 
providing the portal for Members and the public to access major 
legislation in the House. Whether it is early access to 
legislation or conference reports, or the text of amendments 
submitted to the Committee or made in order for the floor, the 
Rules Committee has always served as the central repository for 
those documents.
    That role became official in the 112th Congress, even if 
only on a temporary basis. The rules changes for the 112th 
Congress conferred the same status on documents in electronic 
form as traditionally printed documents for purposes of layover 
and availability--a first for the House of Representatives. 
While H. Res. 5 also directed the establishment of a central 
location for the posting of electronic legislative documents, 
that resolution also designated the Rules Committee website as 
the temporary central location for those documents until that 
site was ready.
    This electronic repository was launched at docs.house.gov 
at the beginning of the Second Session of the 112th Congress on 
January, 13, 2012.
    With the transition to a new majority this Congress, the 
Rules Committee website was redesigned to emphasize 
transparency in the Rules Committee process and for legislation 
destined for floor consideration. This represents the most 
fundamental update of the site since it first went live in 
1999. Among the new features for the site in the 112th 
Congress--
     Dedicated pages for each bill, with a tabbed 
interface showing the disposition of all submitted amendments 
and a new ``at-a-glance'' view to provide links to important 
information;
      Pages for each hearing where the Committee posts 
statements submitted for the record and other hearing 
materials;
     Links to webcasts for each hearing and meeting 
held by the Committee, both live and archived;
     Links to the text of all bills to be considered in 
the coming week, usually in both PDF and XML formats; and
     An ``important policies'' section, which provides 
links to the text of the policies and protocols that govern the 
Rules Committee and majority leadership's scheduling of 
measures for the floor.
    Additionally, the website also maintains links to much of 
the historical and educational material that Members, staff, 
citizens, and academics find useful in understanding the 
legislative process in the House. Accordingly, throughout the 
entirety of the 112th Congress, the Committee's website has had 
more than 59 million hits, an average of over 81,000 per day.
    The Committee is continuing its efforts to update and 
modernize those materials and plans on adding more in the 
months to come.
    In addition to the Committee's public web site, the 
Committee operates the Committee on Rules Electronic Database 
(CORED), an internal tracking and workflow system. Originally 
developed in the 109th Congress as a statistical repository, 
majorities of both parties have made significant investments to 
turn it into the backbone of the Committee's operation it is 
today.
    This system allows the Committee to quickly process 
submitted amendments and proposed rules to meet its own needs 
and ultimately produce the resolutions, reports, and other 
materials needed for filing with the House. CORED also 
automates the posting of amendments and other information on 
the Committee's public website. CORED allows the Committee to 
simultaneously increase its efficiency and improve its 
transparency by closely linking the production of committee 
work product to its public disclosure responsibilities.

       E. Rules of the Committee on Rules for the 112th Congress


                      Rule 1.--General Provisions

  (a) The Rules of the House are the rules of the Committee and its 
subcommittees so far as applicable, except that a motion to recess from 
day to day, and a motion to dispense with the first reading (in full) 
of a bill or resolution, if printed copies are available, are non-
debatable privileged motions in the Committee. A proposed investigative 
or oversight report shall be considered as read if it has been 
available to the members of the Committee for at least 24 hours 
(excluding Saturdays, Sundays, or legal holidays except when the House 
is in session on such day).
  (b) Each subcommittee is a part of the Committee, and is subject to 
the authority and direction of the Committee and to its rules so far as 
applicable.
  (c) The provisions of clause 2 of rule XI of the Rules of the House 
are incorporated by reference as the rules of the Committee to the 
Extent applicable.
  (d) The Committee's rules shall be published in the Congressional 
Record not later than 30 days after the Committee is elected in each 
odd-numbered year.

           Rule 2.--Regular, Additional, and Special Meetings

                            REGULAR MEETINGS

  (a)(1) The Committee shall regularly meet at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday of 
each week when the House is in session.
  (2) A regular meeting of the Committee may be dispensed with if, in 
the judgment of the Chairman of the Committee (hereafter in these rules 
referred to as the ``Chair''), there is no need for the meeting.
  (3) Additional regular meetings and hearings of the Committee may be 
called by the Chair.

                      NOTICE FOR REGULAR MEETINGS

  (b) The Chair shall notify in electronic or written form each member 
of the Committee of the agenda of each regular meeting of the Committee 
at least 48 hours before the time of the meeting and shall provide to 
each member of the Committee, at least 24 hours before the time of each 
regular meeting.
          (1) for each bill or resolution scheduled on the agenda for 
        consideration of a rule, a copy of--
                  (A) the bill or resolution;
                  (B) any committee reports thereon; and
                  (C) any letter requesting a rule for the bill or 
                resolution; and
          (2) for each other bill, resolution, report, or other matter 
        on the agenda a copy of--
                  (A) the bill, resolution, report, or materials 
                relating to the other matter in question; and
                  (B) any report on the bill, resolution, report, or 
                any other matter made by any subcommittee of the 
                Committee.

                           EMERGENCY MEETINGS

  (c)(1) The Chair may call an emergency meeting of the Committee at 
any time on any measure or matter which the Chair determines to be of 
an emergency nature; provided, however, that the Chair has made an 
effort to consult the ranking minority member, or, in such member's 
absence, the next ranking minority party member of the Committee.
  (2) As soon as possible after calling an emergency meeting of the 
Committee, the Chair shall notify each member of the Committee of the 
time and location of the meeting.
  (3) To the extent feasible, the notice provided under paragraph (2) 
shall include the agenda for the emergency meeting and copies of 
available materials which would otherwise have been provided under 
subsection (b) if the emergency meeting was a regular meeting.

                            SPECIAL MEETINGS

  (d) Special meetings shall be called and convened as provided in 
clause 2(c)(2) of rule XI of the Rules of the House.

                Rule 3.--Meeting and Hearing Procedures

                               IN GENERAL

  (a)(1) Meetings and hearings of the Committee shall be called to 
order and presided over by the Chair or, in the Chair's absence, by the 
member designated by the Chair as the Vice Chair of the Committee, or 
by the ranking majority member of the Committee present as Acting 
Chair.
  (2) Meetings and hearings of the Committee shall be open to the 
public unless closed in accordance with clause 2(g) of rule XI of the 
Rules of the House of Representatives.
  (3) Any meeting or hearing of the Committee that is open to the 
public shall be open to coverage by television, radio, and still 
photography in accordance with the provisions of clause 4 of rule XI of 
the Rules of the House (which are incorporated by reference as part of 
these rules).
  (4) When a recommendation is made as to the kind of rule which should 
be granted for consideration of a bill or resolution, a copy of the 
language recommended shall be furnished to each member of the Committee 
at the beginning of the Committee meeting at which the rule is to be 
considered or as soon thereafter as the proposed language becomes 
available.

                                 QUORUM

  (b)(1) For the purpose of hearing testimony on requests for rules, 
five members of the Committee shall constitute a quorum.
  (2) For the purpose of taking testimony and receiving evidence on 
measures or matters of original jurisdiction before the Committee, 
three members of the Committee shall constitute a quorum.
  (3) A majority of the members of the Committee shall constitute a 
quorum for the purposes of reporting any measure or matter, of 
authorizing a subpoena, of closing a meeting or hearing pursuant to 
clause 2(g) of rule XI of the Rules of the House (except as provided in 
clause 2(g)(2)(A) and (B)), or of taking any other action.

                                 VOTING

  (c)(1) No vote may be conducted on any measure or motion pending 
before the Committee unless a majority of the members of the Committee 
is actually present for such purpose.
  (2) A record vote of the Committee shall be provided on any question 
before the Committee upon the request of any member.
  (3) No vote by any member of the Committee on any measure or matter 
may be cast by proxy.
  (4) A record of the vote of each member of the Committee on each 
record vote on any measure or matter before the Committee shall be made 
publicly available in electronic form within 48 hours, and with respect 
to any record vote on any motion to amend or report, shall be included 
in the report of the Committee showing the total number of votes cast 
for and against and the names of those members voting for and against.

                           HEARING PROCEDURES

  (d)(1) With regard to hearings on matters of original jurisdiction, 
to the greatest extent practicable:
          (A) each witness who is to appear before the Committee shall 
        file with the Committee at least 24 hours in advance of the 
        appearance a statement of proposed testimony in written and 
        electronic form and shall limit the oral presentation to the 
        Committee to a brief summary thereof; and
          (B) each witness appearing in a non-governmental capacity 
        shall include with the statement of proposed testimony provided 
        in written and electronic form a curriculum vitae and a 
        disclosure of the amount and source (by agency and program) of 
        any Federal grant (or subgrant thereof) or contract (or 
        subcontract thereof) received during the current fiscal year or 
        either of the two preceding fiscal years.
  (2) The five-minute rule shall be observed in the interrogation of 
each witness before the Committee until each member of the Committee 
has had an opportunity to question the witness.
  (3) The provisions of clause 2(k) of rule XI of the Rules of the 
House shall apply to any hearing conducted by the Committee.

                          SUBPOENAS AND OATHS

  (e)(1) Pursuant to clause 2(m) of rule XI of the Rules of the House 
of Representatives, a subpoena may be authorized and issued by the 
Committee or a subcommittee in the conduct of any investigation or 
series of investigations or activities, only when authorized by a 
majority of the members voting, a majority being present.
  (2) The Chair may authorize and issue subpoenas under such clause 
during any period in which the House has adjourned for a period of 
longer than three days.
  (3) Authorized subpoenas shall be signed by the Chair or by any 
member designated by the Committee, and may be served by any person 
designated by the Chair or such member.
  (4) The Chair, or any member of the Committee designated by the 
Chair, may administer oaths to witnesses before the Committee.

              Rule 4.--General Oversight Responsibilities

  (a) The Committee shall review and study, on a continuing basis, the 
application, administration, execution, and effectiveness of those 
laws, or parts of laws, the subject matter of which is within its 
jurisdiction.
  (b) Not later than February 15 of the first session of a Congress, 
the committee shall meet in open session, with a quorum present, to 
adopt its oversight plans for that Congress for submission to the 
Committee on House Administration and the Committee on Government 
Reform, in accordance with the provisions of clause 2(d) of House rule 
X.

                         Rule 5.--Subcommittees

          ESTABLISHMENT AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF SUBCOMMITTEES

  (a)(1) There shall be two subcommittees of the Committee as follows:
          (A) Subcommittee on Legislative and Budget Process, which 
        shall have general responsibility for measures or matters 
        related to relations between the Congress and the Executive 
        Branch.
          (B) Subcommittee on Rules and Organization of the House, 
        which shall have general responsibility for measures or matters 
        related to process and procedures of the House, relations 
        between the two Houses of Congress, relations between the 
        Congress and the Judiciary, and internal operations of the 
        House.
  (2) In addition, each such subcommittee shall have specific 
responsibility for such other measures or matters as the Chair refers 
to it.
  (3) Each subcommittee of the Committee shall review and study, on a 
continuing basis, the application, administration, execution, and 
effectiveness of those laws, or parts of laws, the subject matter of 
which is within its general responsibility.

           REFERRAL OF MEASURES AND MATTERS TO SUBCOMMITTEES

  (b)(1) In view of the unique procedural responsibilities of the 
Committee, no special order providing for the consideration of any bill 
or resolution shall be referred to a subcommittee of the Committee.
  (2) The Chair shall refer to a subcommittee such measures or matters 
of original jurisdiction as the Chair deems appropriate given its 
jurisdiction and responsibilities.
  (3) All other measures or matters of original jurisdiction shall be 
subject to consideration by the full Committee.
  (4) In referring any measure or matter of original jurisdiction to a 
subcommittee, the Chair may specify a date by which the subcommittee 
shall report thereon to the Committee.
  (5) The Committee by motion may discharge a subcommittee from 
consideration of any measure or matter referred to a subcommittee of 
the Committee.

                      COMPOSITION OF SUBCOMMITTEES

  (c) The size and ratio of each subcommittee shall be determined by 
the Committee and members shall be elected to each subcommittee, and to 
the positions of chairman and ranking minority member thereof, in 
accordance with the rules of the respective party caucuses. The Chair 
of the full committee shall designate a member of the majority party on 
each subcommittee as its vice chairman.

                   SUBCOMMITTEE MEETINGS AND HEARINGS

  (d)(1) Each subcommittee of the Committee is authorized to meet, hold 
hearings, receive testimony, mark up legislation, and report to the 
full Committee on any measure or matter referred to it.
  (2) No subcommittee of the Committee may meet or hold a hearing at 
the same time as a meeting or hearing of the full Committee is being 
held.
  (3) The chairman of each subcommittee shall schedule meetings and 
hearings of the subcommittee only after consultation with the Chair.

                                 QUORUM

  (e)(1) For the purpose of taking testimony, two members of the 
subcommittee shall constitute a quorum.
  (2) For all other purposes, a quorum shall consist of a majority of 
the members of a subcommittee.

                          EFFECT OF A VACANCY

  (f) Any vacancy in the membership of a subcommittee shall not affect 
the power of the remaining members to execute the functions of the 
subcommittee.

                                RECORDS

  (g) Each subcommittee of the Committee shall provide the full 
Committee with copies of such records of votes taken in the 
subcommittee and such other records with respect to the subcommittee 
necessary for the Committee to comply with all rules and regulations of 
the House.

                             Rule 6.--Staff

                               IN GENERAL

  (a)(1) Except as provided in paragraphs (2) and (3), the professional 
and other staff of the Committee shall be appointed, by the Chair, and 
shall work under the general supervision and direction of the Chair.--
  (2) All professional, and other staff provided to the minority party 
members of the Committee shall be appointed, by the ranking minority 
member of the Committee, and shall work under the general supervision 
and direction of such member.
  (3) The appointment of all professional staff shall be subject to the 
approval of the Committee as provided by, and subject to the provisions 
of, clause 9 of rule X of the Rules of the House.

                            ASSOCIATE STAFF

  (b) Associate staff for members of the Committee may be appointed 
only at the discretion of the Chair (in consultation with the ranking 
minority member regarding any minority party associate staff), after 
taking into account any staff ceilings and budgetary constraints in 
effect at the time, and any terms, limits, or conditions established by 
the Committee on House Administration under clause 9 of rule X of the 
Rules of the House.

                           SUBCOMMITTEE STAFF

  (c) From funds made available for the appointment of staff, the Chair 
of the Committee shall, pursuant to clause 6(d) of rule X of the Rules 
of the House, ensure that sufficient staff is made available to each 
subcommittee to carry out its responsibilities under the rules of the 
Committee, and, after consultation with the ranking minority member of 
the Committee, that the minority party of the Committee is treated 
fairly in the appointment of such staff.

                         COMPENSATION OF STAFF

  (d) The Chair shall fix the compensation of all professional and 
other staff of the Committee, after consultation with the ranking 
minority member regarding any minority party staff.

                         CERTIFICATION OF STAFF

  (e)(1) To the extent any staff member of the Committee or any of its 
subcommittees does not work under the direct supervision and direction 
of the Chair, the Member of the Committee who supervises and directs 
the staff member's work shall file with the Chief of Staff of the 
Committee (not later than the tenth day of each month) a certification 
regarding the staff member's work for that member for the preceding 
calendar month.
  (2) The certification required by paragraph (1) shall be in such form 
as the Chair may prescribe, shall identify each staff member by name, 
and shall state that the work engaged in by the staff member and the 
duties assigned to the staff member for the member of the Committee 
with respect to the month in question met the requirements of clause 9 
of rule X of the rules of the House.
  (3) Any certification of staff of the Committee, or any of its 
subcommittees, made by the Chair in compliance with any provision of 
law or regulation shall be made--
          (A) on the basis of the certifications filed under paragraph 
        (1) to the extent the staff is not under the Chair's 
        supervision and direction, and
          (B) on his own responsibility to the extent the staff is 
        under the Chair's direct supervision and direction.

               Rule 7.--Budget, Travel, Pay of Witnesses

                                 BUDGET

  (a) The Chair, in consultation with other members of the Committee, 
shall prepare for each Congress a budget providing amounts for staff, 
necessary travel, investigation, and other expenses of the Committee 
and its subcommittees.

                                 TRAVEL

  (b)(1) The Chair may authorize travel for any member and any staff 
member of the Committee in connection with activities or subject 
matters under the general jurisdiction of the Committee. Before such 
authorization is granted, there shall be submitted to the Chair in 
writing the following:
          (A) The purpose of the travel.
          (B) The dates during which the travel is to occur.
          (C) The names of the States or countries to be visited and 
        the length of time to be spent in each.
          (D) The names of members and staff of the Committee for whom 
        the authorization is sought.
  (2) Members and staff of the Committee shall make a written report to 
the Chair on any travel they have conducted under this subsection, 
including a description of their itinerary, expenses, and activities, 
and of pertinent information gained as a result of such travel.
  (3) Members and staff of the Committee performing authorized travel 
on official business shall be governed by applicable laws, resolutions, 
and regulations of the House and of the Committee on House 
Administration.

                            PAY OF WITNESSES

  (c) Witnesses may be paid from funds made available to the Committee 
in its expense resolution subject to the provisions of clause 5 of rule 
XI of the Rules of the House.

                   Rule 8.--Committee Administration

                               Reporting

  (a) Whenever the Committee authorizes the favorable reporting of a 
bill or resolution from the Committee:
          (1) The Chair or acting Chair shall report it to the House or 
        designate a member of the Committee to do so.
          (2) In the case of a bill or resolution in which the 
        Committee has original jurisdiction, the Chair shall allow, to 
        the extent that the anticipated floor schedule permits, any 
        member of the Committee a reasonable amount of time to submit 
        views for inclusion in the Committee report on the bill or 
        resolution. Any such report shall contain all matters required 
        by the Rules of the House of Representatives (or by any 
        provision of law enacted as an exercise of the rulemaking power 
        of the House) and such other information as the Chair deems 
        appropriate.
          (3) In the case of a resolution providing for consideration 
        of a measure, the Committee report accompanying such resolution 
        shall include an accurate explanation of any waivers of points 
        of order, including a detailed explanation of waivers of all 
        points of order.

                                RECORDS

  (b)(1) There shall be a transcript made of each regular meeting and 
hearing of the Committee, and the transcript may be printed if the 
Chair decides it is appropriate or if a majority of the members of the 
Committee requests such printing. Any such transcripts shall be a 
substantially verbatim account of remarks actually made during the 
proceedings, subject only to technical, grammatical, and typographical 
corrections authorized by the person making the remarks. Nothing in 
this paragraph shall be construed to require that all such transcripts 
be subject to correction and publication.
  (2) The Committee shall keep a record of all actions of the Committee 
and of its subcommittees. The record shall contain all information 
required by clause 2(e)(1) of rule XI of the Rules of the House of 
Representatives and shall be available for public inspection at 
reasonable times in the offices of the Committee.
  (3) All Committee hearings, records, data, charts, and files shall be 
kept separate and distinct from the Congressional office records of the 
Chair, shall be the property of the House, and all Members of the House 
shall have access thereto as provided in clause 2(e)(2) of rule XI of 
the Rules of the House.
  (4) The records of the Committee at the National Archives and Records 
Administration shall be made available for public use in accordance 
with rule VII of the Rules of the House. The Chair shall notify the 
ranking minority member of any decision, pursuant to clause 3(b)(3) or 
clause 4(b) of the rule, to withhold a record otherwise available, and 
the matter shall be presented to the Committee for a determination on 
written request of any member of the Committee.

                        AUDIO AND VIDEO COVERAGE

  (c) The Chair shall provide, to the maximum extent practicable,
          (1) complete and unedited audio and video broadcasts of all 
        committee hearings and meetings; and
          (2) for distribution of such broadcasts and unedited 
        recordings thereof to the public and for the storage of audio 
        and video recordings of the proceedings. Proceedings shall be 
        broadcast live on the Majority Committee website and recordings 
        shall be made available on such website within one calendar day 
        of the proceeding.

                 COMMITTEE PUBLICATIONS ON THE INTERNET

  (d) To the maximum extent feasible, the Committee shall make its 
publications available in electronic form.

                               CALENDARS

  (e)(1) The Committee shall maintain a Committee Calendar, which shall 
include all bills, resolutions, and other matters referred to or 
reported by the Committee and all bills, resolutions, and other matters 
reported by any other committee on which a rule has been granted or 
formally requested, and such other matters as the Chair shall direct. 
The Calendar shall be published periodically, but in no case less often 
than once in each session of Congress.
  (2) The staff of the Committee shall furnish each member of the 
Committee with a list of all bills or resolutions reported from the 
Committee but not yet considered by the House, and on which a rule has 
been formally requested but not yet granted. The list shall be updated 
each week when the House is in session.
  (3) For purposes of paragraphs (1) and (2), a rule is considered as 
formally requested when the Chairman of a committee which has reported 
a bill or resolution (or a member of such committee authorized to act 
on the Chairfman's behalf):
          (A) has requested, in writing to the Chair, that a hearing be 
        scheduled on a rule for the consideration of the bill or 
        resolution; and
          (B) has supplied the Committee with an adequate number of 
        copies of the bill or resolution, as reported, together with 
        the final printed committee report thereon.

                            OTHER PROCEDURES

  (f) The Chair may establish such other Committee procedures and take 
such actions as may be necessary to carry out these rules or to 
facilitate the effective operation of the Committee and its 
subcommittees in a manner consistent with these rules.

                 RULE 9.--AMENDMENTS TO COMMITTEE RULES

  The rules of the Committee may be modified, amended or repealed, in 
the same manner and method as prescribed for the adoption of committee 
rules in clause 2 of rule XI of the Rules of the House, but only if 
written notice of the proposed change has been provided to each such 
member at least 48 hours before the time of the meeting at which the 
vote on the change occurs. Any such change in the rules of the 
Committee shall be published in the Congressional Record within 30 
calendar days after their approval.

 II. HOUSE RULES CHANGES ADOPTED AT THE BEGINNING OF THE 112TH CONGRESS


                            A. Introduction

    The resolution proposing the rules of a new Congress is 
usually called up by the chairman of the Rules Committee from 
the prior congress or the Majority Leader, debated for one 
hour, and given an up-or-down vote after the minority attempts 
to bring up an alternative, which is traditionally defeated by 
a party line vote.
    On January 5, 2011, Majority Leader Eric Cantor called up 
the opening day rules package (H. Res. 5). The Delegate from 
the District of Columbia, Ms. Holmes Norton, moved to refer the 
resolution to a select committee of five Members, appointed by 
the Speaker and of which not more than three could be from the 
same political party, to consider the constitutionality of not 
retaining provisions in the rules permitting the delegates and 
the Resident Commissioner to cast votes in the Committee of the 
Whole. That motion was defeated by a record vote of 223 yeas 
and 188 nays.
    The rules package for the 112th Congress was the result of 
an unprecedented collaborative process. Almost immediately 
after the election, then-Republican Leader Boehner appointed a 
transition committee of 22 Members under the chairmanship of 
Mr. Walden to make recommendations to the Republican Conference 
on matters related to the organization of the new congress. The 
transition committee was divided into three subcommittees, 
which addressed rules and procedures, the legislative schedule, 
and House officers and operations. At the invitation of 
Chairman Walden, then-Speaker Pelosi appointed Mr. Andrews and 
Mr. Brady to function as liaisons between the transition 
committee and the Democratic caucus.
    After numerous meetings and listening sessions with both 
returning and new Members, the transition committee made a 
number of recommendations that formed the basis of H. Res. 5. 
Among the major changes contained in the package are:
     A requirement that a statement describing the 
Constitutional authority for enactment accompany each 
introduced bill;
     Applying the 3-day layover requirement to 
unreported bills, in addition to the pre-existing requirement 
for bills reported by a committee;
     Replacing the House ``PAYGO'' rule with ``CUTGO,'' 
placing an emphasis on cuts in spending rather than increases 
in revenue; and
     Placing documents made publicly available in 
electronic form on equal footing with those made available 
after printing by the Government Printing Office.
    The proposed rules changes for the 112th Congress were 
adopted by the House by a vote of 238 yeas and 191 nays, after 
defeating the motion to commit by a vote of 236 yeas and 188 
nays.

  B. Summary of Substantive Changes Contained in H. Res. 5, Adopting 
                   House Rules for the 112th Congress


Citing Authority Under the Constitution

     H. Res. 5 established a new clause 7 in rule XII providing 
that a Member may not introduce a bill or joint resolution 
unless the sponsor also submits a statement citing as 
specifically as practicable the power or powers under the 
Constitution authorizing the enactment of that bill or joint 
resolution. The statement will appear in a separate section in 
the Congressional Record and be made available to the public in 
electronic form.

Three-Day Availability for Unreported Bills

    This provision of H. Res. 5 added a new clause to rule XXIX 
establishing a point of order against consideration of a bill 
or joint resolution that has not been available for three 
calendar days. This provision mirrors existing layover rules 
prohibiting consideration of bills reported by a committee or 
conference reports.

Transparency for House and Committee Operations

    These provisions of H. Res. 5 are intended to make the text 
of legislation more easily available to Members and the public. 
H. Res. 5 directed the Committee on House Administration to 
establish and maintain standards for documents made available 
in electronic form by the House and its committees. It also 
provided that a measure or matter will have been considered as 
having been ``available'' within the meaning of the rules if it 
was publicly available in electronic form at a location 
designated by the Committee on House Administration.
    The rules package provided for a minimum notice period of 
three days for a committee meeting. This joined the pre-
existing requirement for seven-day notice for a committee 
hearing. It also required that the chair of the committee make 
the text of the measure or matter being marked up publicly 
available in electronic form at least 24 hours prior to 
commencement of the meeting. This provision is intended to 
ensure that members have the text of the measure or matter in 
sufficient time to review the measure and draft any amendments.
    Committee chairs are now required to make the results of 
any record vote publicly available in electronic form within 48 
hours of the vote, and the text of any adopted amendment within 
24 hours of commencement of the markup or adoption of the 
amendment.
    Additionally, H. Res. 5 required the electronic posting of 
non-governmental witness ``truth-in-testimony'' information 
(with appropriate redactions, such as a home address or phone 
number, to protect the privacy of the witness) and that 
committees' rules be publicly available in electronic form.
    The resolution also directed each Committee, to the maximum 
extent practicable, to provide audio and video coverage of each 
committee hearing or meeting and maintain recordings that are 
easily accessible to the public. It also struck an exception, 
adopted in the 110th Congress, for the Committee on Rules to 
accurately report its votes in committee reports to accompany a 
rule, joint rule, or a special order of business.
    Finally, the package required committees, during 
development of their oversight plan, to include proposals to 
cut or eliminate mandatory and discretionary programs that are 
inefficient, duplicative, outdated, or more appropriately 
administered by State or local governments.

Initiatives to Reduce Spending and Improve Accountability

    The package replaced the ``pay-as-you-go'' requirements of 
prior congresses with a ``cut-as-you-go'' requirement. The 
provision prohibits consideration of a bill, joint resolution, 
conference report, or amendment that has the net effect of 
increasing mandatory spending within a five-year or ten-year 
budget window. This provision continues the current practice of 
counting multiple measures considered pursuant to a special 
order of business that directs the Clerk to engross the 
measures together after passage for purposes of compliance with 
the rule and provides a mechanism for addressing ``emergency'' 
designations.
    H. Res. 5 also struck the ``Gephardt rule'' that provides 
for the automatic engrossment and transmittal to the Senate of 
a joint resolution changing the public debt limit, upon the 
adoption by Congress of the budget resolution, thereby avoiding 
a separate vote in the House on the public debt-limit 
legislation.
    It also added a new clause to rule XXIX, which clarifies 
that the chair of the Committee on the Budget, rather than the 
entire committee, is authorized to provide guidance to the 
presiding officer on the budgetary impact of legislative 
proposals. This change reflects the long-standing practice 
under majorities of both parties. It also modifies clause 3 of 
rule XXI, pertaining to transportation obligation limitations, 
to protect the balances of the Highway Trust Fund by 
establishing a point of order against consideration of any 
general appropriation bill or joint resolution, or accompanying 
conference report, that provides spending authority from 
balances in the trust fund (other than those from transfers 
from the General Fund of the Treasury) or reduces or limits the 
accruing balances of that trust fund for anything other than 
activities authorized for the highway or mass transit programs.
    H. Res. 5 also specified that it would not be in order to 
consider a budget resolution or amendments thereto, or a 
conference thereon that would have the effect of increasing net 
direct spending.

Other Changes to House Operations

     The 112th Congress rules package authorized the Chair of 
the Committee of the Whole to employ two-minute voting during a 
series of votes and changed the current rule regarding 
electronic devices, which prohibits the use of mobile phones 
and personal computers on the floor, to prohibit the use of any 
mobile electronic device that is disruptive of the decorum. 
This change will give the Speaker greater latitude in deciding 
which mobile electronic devices may or may not be used by 
Members on the floor.
    H. Res. 5 also restored prohibition on the ability of 
delegates and the Resident Commissioner to vote in, and preside 
over, the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the 
Union, which was in place from the 104th through 109th 
Congresses. It also eliminated clause 11 of rule XVIII, which 
allows a motion to strike a provision from a bill that is 
asserted to be an unfunded mandate, even if the amendment would 
not otherwise be in order during consideration of the bill.
    H. Res. 5 made only a single change to rule X (related to 
the jurisdiction of committees) to clarify the Armed Services 
Committee's jurisdiction over Department of Defense 
administered cemeteries. The jurisdiction of the Committee on 
Veterans' Affairs with respect to cemeteries for veterans 
remains unchanged.
    The package also made several changes to the names of 
committees, and altered the size of the Select Committee on 
Intelligence.
    In an effort to improve oversight, the rules for the 112th 
Congress increased the frequency of committee activity reports 
from once per congress to four times per congress, providing 
the House with more frequent updates regarding the oversight 
and legislative activities of the committees. The rules package 
also modified existing staff deposition authority for the 
Committee on Oversight and Government Reform by requiring the 
committee to adopt a rule requiring that a member of the 
committee be present at any deposition conducted by a staff 
member. The deponent is permitted to waive this requirement.
    As is traditional, the rules package also carried a number 
of separate orders addressing a host of matters. While these 
are not amendments to the standing Rules of the House, they 
function with the same force and effect as a rule during the 
112th Congress.

Budget Matters

    The package clarified that section 306 of the Budget Act 
(prohibiting consideration of legislation with the Budget 
Committee's jurisdiction, unless reported by the Budget 
Committee) only applies to bills and joint resolutions and not 
to simple or concurrent resolutions. It also made a section 303 
point of order (requiring adoption of budget resolution before 
consideration of budget-related legislation) applicable to text 
made in order as an original bill by a special rule. It also 
provided that specified or minimum levels of compensation for 
Federal office would not be considered as providing new 
entitlement authority.
    It also prevented the Committee of the Whole from rising to 
report a bill to the House that exceeds an applicable 
allocation of new budget authority under section 302 (b) 
(Appropriations subcommittee allocations) as estimated by the 
Budget Committee and creates a point of order.

Budget Enforcement

    H. Res. 5 also gave the Chair of the Committee on the 
Budget authority to set aggregates and allocations to complete 
the unfinished fiscal year 2011 budget resolution cycle, taking 
into account the latest CBO baseline, including its 5-year 
projections.

Emergencies and Contingencies

    H. Res. 5 provided for exemptions for designated 
emergencies and the continuation of contingency operations 
related to the Global War on Terror.

Deficit-Neutral Revenue Reserve and Exemptions

    The package also contained an order authorizing the Budget 
Committee to make appropriate budget adjustments prior to the 
adoption of a budget resolution to account for the repeal or 
modification of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act 
and the Health Care and Education Affordability Reconciliation 
Act of 2010.
    H. Res. 5 also authorized the Budget Committee Chair, prior 
to the adoption of a budget resolution, to exempt from 
estimates the budgetary effects of the Economic Growth and Tax 
Relief Reconciliation Act of 2001 and the Jobs and Growth Tax 
Relief Reconciliation Act of 2003. It also exempted the 
budgetary effects of the repeal of the Patient Protection and 
Affordable Care Act and Education Affordability Reconciliation 
Act of 2010. The budgetary effects of AMT relief, estate tax, 
trade agreements and small business tax relief were also 
exempted. The exemption is limited to measures that do not 
increase the deficit or revenues over the ten-year budget 
window, except for increases in revenue that meet certain 
specific criteria. It also allowed the Chairman of the Budget 
Committee to take into account the exemptions provided under 
paragraph (h) for the purpose of complying with Statutory 
PAYGO.

Limitation on Long-term Spending

    H. Res. 5 also established a new point of order for the 
112th Congress to prohibit the consideration of measures that 
increase mandatory spending above $5,000,000,000 for any 10-
year window within a 40-year period.

Spending Reduction Amendments in Appropriations Bills

    H. Res. 5 also required that in each general appropriations 
bill there be a ``spending reduction'' account that articulates 
the amount by which, through the amendment process, the House 
has reduced spending in other portions of the bill and 
indicated that such savings should be counted towards spending 
reduction. It provides that other amendments that propose to 
increase spending in accounts in a general appropriations bill 
must include an offset of equal or greater value.

Prior Provisions

    H. Res. 5 also carried provisions carried in prior rules 
packages waiving clause 5(d) of rule X to allow the Committees 
on Armed Services and Foreign Affairs up to seven subcommittees 
each, the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure up to 
six subcommittees, and the prohibition on access to any 
exercise facility that is made available exclusively to 
Members, former Members, officers and former officers of the 
House and their spouses to any former member, former officer, 
or spouse who is a lobbyist registered under the Lobbying 
Disclosure Act of 1995.

Numbering of Bills

    As is usual, the package reserves the first ten numbers for 
bills (H.R. 1 through H.R. 10) for assignment by the Speaker 
and, new for this Congress, the second ten numbers (H.R. 11 
through H.R. 20) for assignment by the Minority Leader.

Continuation of Committees, Commissions, and House Offices

    The resolution reauthorized the House Democracy 
Partnership, the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, and the 
Office of Congressional Ethics for the 112th Congress. Finally, 
it directed the Committee on Standards of Official Conduct (now 
Ethics) to empanel investigative subcommittees within 30 days 
after the date a Member is indicted or criminal charges are 
filed.

Additional Orders of Business

    The rules package also carried two orders of business, the 
first allowing the Speaker to recognize Members for the reading 
of the Constitution on the legislative day of January 6, 2011, 
and the second providing that on January 6, 2011, the Speaker 
may entertain motions to suspend the rules related to reducing 
the costs of operation of the House and allow two hours of 
debate equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an 
opponent.


                     III. COMMITTEE OVERSIGHT PLAN

    Pursuant to clause 2(d)(1) of rule X, the Committee met in 
public session on February 14, 2011 and adopted by voice vote 
the Committee's Oversight Plan for the 112th Congress. Pursuant 
to clause 1(d) of rule XI, the Committee is required to include 
within this activity report a separate section summarizing that 
plan and the actions taken throughout the Congress to implement 
that plan, as well as any additional oversight activities that 
were conducted.
    The Nation, and by extension the taxpayers, are facing 
record deficits and record levels of public debt. Congress must 
ensure that its processes are best structured to allow for 
comprehensive over-sight and informed decision-making. In its 
oversight plan for the 112th Congress, the Committee 
highlighted a need to conduct more effective oversight of the 
Congressional budget process, dynamic scoring, and committee 
jurisdiction in order to ensure that Congress has effective 
processes in place, has the best available information when 
making decisions, and is organized in the most effective and 
efficient manner.
    In recent years, the House has adapted and upgraded its 
technological capabilities to improve efficiency, 
accessibility, and transparency. Members are communicating more 
effectively with their constituents through the use of website, 
blogs, and tele-townhalls. Technology is also affecting the way 
Congress considers legislation. For example, more data and 
analysis is readily available to Members in the execution of 
their duties. Bills and committee reports are available and 
often searchable electronically, and the public can follow 
Congressional proceedings in real-time through ``cybercasts.'' 
The 112th Congress also took the landmark step of recognizing 
electronic availability as an alternative to physical printing 
by the Government Printing Office. Like any major change, this 
one will require oversight and adjustment as the House gains 
experience with the new rule and its implementation.
    In light of the tragedy in Tucson, there has been 
additional focus on the need for increased civility in debate 
and national dialogue more generally. The Committee is 
committed to ensuring that the House rules are utilized to make 
certain that Members adhere to the rules of decorum.
    The Committee also highlighted the need to review specific 
Congressional procedures, including the expedited procedures 
contained in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act 
passed in the 111th Congress (P.L. 111-148 & P.L. 111-152), the 
Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995, and the Congressional 
Review Act of 1996. The Committee strongly believes that 
focusing its attention on the procedures associated with these 
laws will ensure that the Congress has the best possible tools 
at its disposal.

               IV. COMMITTEE JURISDICTION AND ACTIVITIES


                            A. Introduction

    The jurisdictional mandate of the Committee on Rules is set 
forth in clause 1(o) of rule X as follows:
    (o) Committee on Rules.
    (1) The rules and joint rules (other than those relating to 
the Code of Official Conduct) and order of business of the 
House.
    (2) Recesses and final adjournments of Congress.
    The special oversight function of the Committee is outlined 
in clause 3(j) of rule X as follows:
    (j) The Committee on Rules shall review and study on a 
continuing basis the congressional budget process, and the 
committee shall report its findings and recommendations to the 
House from time to time.
    The jurisdictional mandate of the Committee for the 
purposes of this survey of activities is broken down into two 
subcategories: original jurisdiction matters and special rules 
(order of business resolutions). In practice, these subgroups 
are intertwined in a manner that greatly affects the way in 
which the House conducts its business. Original jurisdiction 
matters include all measures pertaining to the rules of the 
House, the budget process and joint rules. These measures are 
either referred directly to the Committee by the Speaker or 
originate in the Committee itself. They not only pertain to 
changes in House procedure, but also cover the Committee's 
power to establish select committees, authorize certain 
investigations, provide enforcement procedures for the budget 
process, and to establish congressional procedures for 
considering certain executive branch proposals.
    During the 112th Congress, the Committee held three 
original jurisdiction hearings and eight original jurisdiction 
mark-ups. Of the eight measures reported to the House for 
consideration, six were subsequently adopted or passed by the 
House, while the additional two measures remain on the Union 
Calendar.
    The other subgroup of the Committee's jurisdictional 
mandate, referred to as order of business resolutions or 
``special rules,'' is used by the Committee to direct the 
manner in which a bill or resolution will be considered by the 
House. ``Special rules,'' in the form of House resolutions, 
tailor the time allotted for debate and the process by which a 
bill can be amended. This is done to allow the House to 
consider the subject matter in a way that best suits the bill's 
individual issues and/or controversies. These ``rules'' may 
also contain waivers of specific House rules or provisions of 
the Congressional Budget Act. It is sometimes necessary to 
waive the rules of the House in order to allow the chamber to 
consider all the facets of the particular issue or to 
facilitate resolving its differences with the Senate. Special 
rules also allow the House to consider measures according to 
the majority leadership's legislative scheduling priorities 
rather than in the numerical order in which they were reported.
    During the 112th Congress, the Committee held 122 days of 
hearings pursuant to the 132 written requests received from 
committee chairs seeking rules. These formal requests do not 
reflect additional requests of an emergency nature made in 
person by the chairs of the various legislative committees. The 
Committee reported 129 special orders providing for the 
consideration of 159 bills and resolutions, seven conference 
reports, and nine Senate amendments.
    The Committee granted 14 open rules, 11 modified open 
rules, 66 structured rules, and 53 closed rules for the 
consideration of bills and resolutions. In summary, of the 129 
special orders reported by the Committee on Rules, the House 
adopted 126, amended four, tabled two, and rejected none.
    At the close of the 112th Congress, only H. Res. 843 
remained on the House Calendar. In addition, the Committee on 
Rules reported eight original jurisdiction measures, which were 
ultimately placed on the Union Calendar or passed by the House. 
The 112th Congress saw the Subcommittee on Legislative and 
Budget Process hold one hearing, while the Subcommittee on 
Rules and Organization of the House did not conduct hearings 
concerning other matters in the Committee's jurisdiction.

                       B. Special Orders or Rules


                            1. rule requests

    The process of considering requests for special orders or 
``rules'' usually begins when the Committee on Rules receives a 
letter from a legislative committee chairman requesting that it 
hold a hearing and consider a rule for a particular measure. 
The letter is signed by the full committee chairman and most 
often makes a specific re-quest for the type of rule desired by 
the legislative committee. In some cases, the emergency nature 
of the legislation does not allow adequate time for a formal 
request to be registered. In these cases, the requests are made 
in person by the chairman of the committee with jurisdiction. 
Once a hearing has been scheduled, the Commit-tee on Rules 
allows any House Member who has an interest in testifying to do 
so. Under normal circumstances, and pursuant to Committee 
rules, printed copies of the legislation and accompanying 
committee report or conference report are provided to the 
Committee members at least 24 hours in advance of the meeting 
on the underlying legislation.
    The Committee gives written notice to its members and 
notifies the pertinent committee of the scheduled hearing date 
at least 48 hours prior to the commencement of the hearing, 
unless an emergency situation exists. If Budget Act violations 
are present, the Budget Committee chairman often advises the 
Committee on Rules whether the Budget Committee objects to or 
supports the granting of specific waivers. The position of the 
Budget Committee on these matters is merely advisory in nature; 
the Committee on Rules has sole jurisdiction over waivers of 
the Budget Act, subject to House approval of the special rule 
containing such waivers.

                              2. hearings

    The Rules Committee chairman controls the order in which 
wit-nesses appear and also initiates the questioning. 
Typically, the chairman of the committee of jurisdiction or a 
designee requesting the rule makes a short statement. The 
chairman is followed by the ranking minority member. Sometimes 
the subcommittee chair and ranking minority member appear on 
behalf of their full committee counterparts on the rule 
request. It is often the case that Members wishing to testify 
in favor of or in opposition to a bill, an amendment, or type 
of procedure may do so as part of a panel of witnesses.
    In many cases, the components of the proposed special order 
form the basis for the dialogue between substantive committee 
leaders asking for the rule and the Rules Committee members. 
More often than not, the questioning escalates into discussions 
about the merits of the bill itself. If the legislation is 
particularly wide-ranging or controversial, Representatives who 
do not sit on the relevant legislative committee seek to 
testify. (Except in the most unusual circumstances, only House 
Members are allowed to testify during a rule request hearing). 
Questioning of each witness takes place under the five-minute 
rule until each Committee member has had an opportunity to 
question the witness. Questioning is rather informal. The 
Chairman rarely enforces the five-minute rule, and Committee 
members yield to one another to allow their colleagues to make 
a specific point or follow up on a line of questioning.
    A quorum, which exists when at least seven Rules Committee 
members of the 13 are in attendance, must be present before a 
recommendation on a rule can be ordered reported, postponed, or 
tabled.
    After the Committee votes to approve a rule, the chairman 
and ranking minority member each assign one of their members to 
manage the rule on the floor. The majority manager's name 
appears on the rule and report, and that Member usually files 
the rule from the House floor, at which time the resolution and 
report are assigned a number.
    Any member may ask for a record or a division vote. In the 
past, most decisions of the Committee were made by voice vote, 
but in the last several Congresses the number of record votes 
demanded has increased. For the entire 100th Congress there 
were 18 roll call votes demanded; in the 101st Congress there 
were 26; in the 102nd there were 193; in the 103rd there were 
533; in the 104th there were 327; in the 105th there were 104; 
in the 106th there were 119; in the 107th there were 176; in 
the 108th there were 326; and in the 109th there were 254; in 
the 110th there were 620; and in the 111th there were 517. 
During the 112th Congress, the Committee had taken 366 recorded 
votes.
    Once a special rule has been reported, the Majority Leader-
working closely with the Speaker, the Rules Committee chairman, 
and the substantive committee chairman, decides upon an 
appropriate date and time for the consideration of the rule on 
the floor. Rules can be considered on the same day they are 
reported, if the House agrees to consideration of the rule by a 
two-thirds vote. After a one-day layover, rules may be 
considered at any time without being subject to a question of 
consideration. The Committee may occasionally report a rule 
waiving this requirement with respect to another rule.

                       3. special orders or rules


a. Background

    Table 1 in the Appendix categorizes all special rules 
granted by the Committee. These special rules are broken down 
into 17 different categories dealing with all stages of the 
legislative process in the House.
    The Rules Committee has granted special rules that provided 
for specified amendment and debate structures, which assist 
floor managers in managing the schedule. The Committee has also 
granted special rules for the consideration of legislation that 
resolved differences among, and responded to, the legislative 
actions of committees. Some of these rules also addressed 
House-Senate relations. The explanations of these types of 
special rules and their methods of categorization are outlined 
below.

b. Categories of Rules Granted With Amendment Structures

    In categorizing special rules that specified an amendment 
structure, this report focuses only on those rules that both 
provided for the initial consideration of bills, joint 
resolutions, or budget resolutions, and which provided for an 
amending process. Therefore, rules providing for general debate 
only, stopping short of consideration of the measure for 
amendment, or providing for consideration of a conference 
report (which are otherwise privileged and, under regular order 
are non amendable) are not included in these categories. The 
amendment structure categories are as follows: (1) open rules, 
(2) modified open rules, (3) structured rules, and (4) closed 
rules.
            (1) Open Rules
    Under an open rule, any Member may offer an amendment that 
complies with the standing rules of the House and the Budget 
Act. The rule itself places no restrictions or prohibitions on 
amendments and provides an equal opportunity for all Members to 
offer amendments.
            (2) Modified Open Rules (Time Cap on Consideration of 
                    Amendments/Required Amendment Preprinting in the 
                    Congressional Record)
     This type of rule permits the offering of only those 
amendments preprinted in the Congressional Record and/or places 
an overall time cap for the consideration of amendments. A 
modified open rule with a preprinting requirement could require 
that amendments be printed in the Congressional Record by a 
specific date (in some cases the amendment must be printed 
before its consideration); in other cases, printing must occur 
before the consideration of the bill. In most cases these rules 
do not prohibit second degree amendments. Requiring that 
amendments be printed in advance of their consideration affords 
Members a better idea of the range of issues to be debated and 
voted on during consideration of the bill. This can 
particularly be true of bills or joint resolutions involving 
complex matters.
            (3) Structured Rules
    Under a structured rule, the Rules Committee limits the 
amendments that may be offered to only those amendments 
designated in the special rule or in the Rules Committee report 
to accompany the rule, or which precludes amendments to a 
particular portion of a bill, even though the rest of the bill 
may be completely open to amendment. In the case of a 
structured rule, the Chairman will announce through an one-
minute speech on the floor of the House and/or through a ``Dear 
Colleague'' letter the intention of the Committee to hold a 
hearing on a measure and to review all amendments. The Chairman 
requests that Members provide the Rules Committee with copies 
of their proposed amendments in advance of the Committee 
meeting. In some instances, the amendments made in order 
represent all of the amendments submitted to the Committee.
            (4) Closed Rules
    This type of rule is one under which no amendments may be 
offered other than amendments recommended by the committee 
reporting the bill. Accordant with the rules of the House, 
however, the Rules Committee is prohibited from reporting a 
special rule providing for consideration of a bill or joint 
resolution that denies the minority the right to offer 
amendatory instructions in a motion to recommit if offered by 
the minority leader or a designee.

c. Categories of Rules Granted With Certain Floor Management Tools

    Special rules are often utilized to assist the Majority 
Leader in setting the Floor schedule of the House, as well as 
to equip committee chairmen and ranking minority members with 
the special procedural tools necessary to efficiently manage 
the floor consideration of a bill. These categories include (1) 
expedited procedure rules, (2) suspension day rules, and (3) 
chairman's en bloc authority rules.
            (1) Expedited Procedure Rules
    This type of rule waives clause 6(a) of rule XIII 
(requiring a two-thirds vote to consider a special rule on the 
same day it is reported from the Rules Committee) against 
certain resolutions reported from the Rules Committee. These 
rules generally specify the measures or object to which the 
waiver applies, as well as a defined time period for its 
application. These rules are commonly referred to as ``same-
day'' rules. In some cases the rule will not specify the object 
of the waiver. These rules are referred to as ``blanket same-
day'' rules.
            (2) Suspension Day Rules
    Under House rule XV, it is in order on Monday, Tuesday, and 
Wednesday of each week, and during the last six days of a 
session, for the Speaker to entertain motions to suspend the 
rules and pass legislation. This category of rule authorizes 
the Speaker to entertain motions to suspend the rules on days 
other than Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Generally, these 
rules specify the object that is to be considered under 
suspension of the rules. In some cases the object may not be 
identified, but the rule may provide that the Majority leader 
or their designee shall consult with the Minority Leader or 
their designee on the object of any suspension considered under 
the rule.
            (3) Chairman's En Bloc Authority Rules
    This category of rule authorizes the chairman of a 
committee (usually the majority floor manager of the bill under 
consideration) or his designee to offer amendments en bloc 
consisting of amendments made in order by the special rule that 
have not earlier been disposed of. In some cases, the rule also 
allows germane modifications to any such amendments included in 
the en bloc amendment. With the exception of rules on 
appropriations bills (which permit en bloc amendments that do 
not increase budget authority or outlays in the bill), a Member 
seeking to offer amendments en bloc must obtain unanimous 
consent if they amend portions of the bill not yet open to 
amendment, unless a special rule authorizes several amendments 
to be offered and considered as a group. There is usually a 
specified time for divided debate on the en bloc amendment and 
a prohibition on amendments to and demands for a division of 
the question on the en bloc amendment. Generally, the original 
sponsor of the amendment must agree to having the amendment 
considered en bloc, and these rules generally provide that the 
original proponent of an amendment included in such an en bloc 
amendment may insert a statement in the Congressional Record 
immediately before the disposition of the en bloc amendment. 
Such a rule enables the floor manager to maximize efficiency 
and consensus while minimizing duplicative floor time and 
consideration.

d. Categories of Rules Granted to Resolve Differences Among and 
        Responding to the Legislative Actions of Committees

    As the nexus of the legislative process in the House, the 
Rules Committee is often the institutional mechanism used to 
reconcile differences in legislative recommendations among 
multiple committees. Two often used, and often misunderstood, 
special rule features utilized to achieve these goals are (1) 
self-executing rules and (2) original text rules.
            (1) Self-Executing Rules
    This type of rule provides that, upon the adoption of the 
special rule, the text of a measure is modified or amended in 
some specified manner. Therefore, the House's adoption of the 
rule itself has the effect of amending the underlying measure. 
Occasionally, a self-executing rule may also provide for the 
adoption of other unrelated measures or actions, such as 
adopting another simple resolution, bill, joint resolution or 
conference report. Self-executing rules may be utilized by the 
Rules Committee for a variety of reasons, including but not 
limited to: the correction of rule or Budget Act violations; 
providing for the adoption of the committee-recommended 
amendment; the reconciling of multiple committee legislative 
recommendations; the elimination of procedural votes; the 
separation of policy issues; or, the complete redrafting of the 
legislation.
            (2) Original Text Rules
    When a committee reports a measure, it will often favorably 
report the measure with a recommendation that an amendment or 
amendments be adopted by the full House. These amendments 
reflect the collegial action of the committee on that measure. 
This type of rule generally provides that the committee-
recommended amendment be considered by the House and become the 
base text for the purpose of further amendment to the bill. 
This is often done to acknowledge the actions of the committee 
at the beginning of the consideration of a bill, and also to 
simplify the amendment process.

e. Categories of Rules Granted Dealing With House-Senate Relations

    While resolving differences with the Senate often involves 
privileged motions in the House, the Rules Committee is often 
called upon to expedite such procedural situations or to 
address unique procedural circumstances. The categories of such 
special rules are (1) Senate hook-up rules, (2) motion to go to 
conference rules, (3) disposition of Senate amendments rules, 
(4) conference report rules, and (5) engrossment of multiple 
measures rules.
            (1) Senate Hook-up Rules
    The Rules of the House provide for three methods of getting 
to conference with the Senate: (1) agreeing to a motion to go 
to conference by unanimous consent; (2) obtaining a special 
rule from the Rules Committee; or (3) receiving specific 
authorization from each committee that received an initial 
referral of and reported the bill (clause 1 of rule XX). Most 
often chairmen obtain conference authority from their committee 
at the time a bill is ordered reported. Most special rules 
allowing for a Senate hook-up provide that after passage of a 
House bill, it shall be in order to take a specific Senate bill 
from the Speaker's table, consider it in the House, and to move 
to strike all after the enacting clause and insert the text of 
the House bill as passed by the House. These special rules 
further provide that if the motion is adopted and the Senate 
bill, as amended, is passed, then it shall be in order to move 
that the House insist on its amendment and request a conference 
with the Senate. These hook-up provisions can either be 
included in the original rule providing for consideration of 
the House bill or in a separate special rule.
            (2) Motion to Go to Conference Rules
    These special rules are those separate rules that provide 
for the motion to go to conference with the Senate, by either 
disagreeing with the Senate position and requesting a 
conference or insisting on the House position and agreeing to a 
conference.
            (3) Disposition of Senate Amendment Rules
    This type of rule generally provides for the consideration 
of a Senate amendment or amendments in the House and for a 
motion to concur in the Senate amendment with or without an 
amendment. These rules also usually specify a period of time 
for debate on the motion equally divided and controlled by the 
chairman and ranking minority member of the committee of 
jurisdiction, as well as any necessary waivers against 
consideration of either the Senate amendment or against the 
motion to concur.
            (4) Conference Report Rules
    Under the standing rules of the House, conference reports 
are privileged matters. Unless the requirement is waived, House 
rules require that a conference report be available for at 
least three calendar days (excluding Saturdays, Sundays, and 
legal holidays) before it can be called up for consideration. 
After that time, because it is privileged, it can be called up 
at any time without a rule from the Rules Committee. If, 
however, a conference report is in violation of a rule of the 
House or some extraordinary procedure for consideration of the 
report is desired, a special rule may be necessary for the 
conference report to be considered. Consequently, conference 
report rules generally provide waivers of all points of order 
against consideration of the conference report and provide that 
the conference report be considered as read, which effectively 
waives the three-day availability requirement.
    It should be noted that points of order against a 
conference report lie against its consideration, not against 
individual provisions contained within the report. A conference 
report represents the collective agreement of the House and the 
Senate. Changing individual components of the agreement 
violates the sanctity of the agreement itself. Consequently, 
agreeing to a conference report is an all-or-nothing question. 
This is also the reason why, even as privileged matters, 
conference reports are not amendable on the Floor of the House.
            (5) Engrossment of Multiple Measures Rules
    These types of special rules generally provide for separate 
consideration and final passage votes on multiple bills, 
generally relating to a similar issue. The rule then instructs 
the House enrolling clerk to enroll the individually passed 
bills into one bill before transmitting them to the Senate for 
consideration.
            (6) Instructing the Clerk Regarding the Transmittal of 
                    Papers
    These types of special rules instruct the Clerk to withhold 
the transmittal of papers until the Clerk is notified of 
certain actions taken by the other body. This is done to 
address timing issues related to the passage or consideration 
of measures by the Senate.

                4. floor consideration of a special rule

    When the time comes to call up a special rule, the majority 
member who filed the rule (a privileged House resolution), or 
another majority member of the Rules Committee designated by 
the chairman, is recognized by the Speaker. That member stands 
at the majority committee table on the House Floor. Once 
recognized, the member States:
    ``Mr. Speaker, by direction of the Committee on Rules, I 
call up House Resolution ______, and ask for its immediate 
consideration.''
    (Any member of the Committee on Rules may be recognized to 
call up a rule that has been on the House Calendar for at least 
seven legislative days, and the Speaker is required to 
recognize the Rules Committee member as rules are privileged 
items, so long as the member has given one day's notice of an 
intent to seek recognition for that purpose.)
    Once the Clerk has read the resolution, the Speaker 
recognizes the majority Rules Committee member handling the 
rule for one hour. The majority floor manager then customarily 
yields 30 minutes to a minority counterpart for the purposes of 
debate only. The length of debate on the rule varies according 
to the complexity of the rule and the degree of controversy 
over the bill, but debate on most noncontroversial rules is 
over within 15 or 20 minutes and the rule may be adopted by 
voice vote.
    Since a rule is considered in the House under the hour 
rule, no amendments are in order unless the majority floor 
manager offers an amendment or yields to another Member for 
that purpose. At the conclusion of debate on the rule, the 
floor manager moves the previous question. If no objection is 
heard, the House proceeds to vote on the rule. If objection is 
heard, a vote occurs on the previous question. If the previous 
question is rejected, however, a Member who opposed the 
previous question (usually the Rules Committee minority floor 
manager) is recognized. That Member then controls one hour of 
debate time on the amendment. The Member controlling the time 
may offer an amendment to the rule and then move the previous 
question on the amendment and on the rule when debate has 
concluded. Once the rule is adopted (with or without 
amendments), the legislation it concerns is eligible for 
consideration under the terms of the rule.

                 5. rules rejected, tabled, or pending

    During the 112th Congress, the Committee on Rules reported 
129 rules. The House adopted 126 of these rules, and tabled 
two. At the close of the Congress, one rule, H. Res. 843, 
remains pending on the House Calendar. Throughout the Congress, 
no rules were rejected.

A. Rules Rejected by the House During the 112th Congress

    No rules were rejected by the House during the 112th 
Congress.

b. Rules Tabled by the House During the 112th Congress

    Two rules reported by the Committee on Rules were tabled: 
H. Res. 399, providing for consideration of the joint 
resolution (H.J. Res. 79) making continuing appropriations for 
fiscal year 2012, and for other purposes; and H. Res. 418, 
providing for consideration of the Senate Amendment to the bill 
(H.R. 2832) to extend the Generalized System of Preferences, 
and for other purposes.

c. Rules Pending at the Close of the 112th Congress

    H. Res. 843, waiving a requirement of clause 6(a) of rule 
XIII with respect to consideration of certain resolutions 
reported from the Committee on Rules, which was placed on the 
House Calendar after being reported from the Committee on 
December 30, 2012, remains on the House Calendar at the close 
of the 112th Congress.

            6. explanation of waivers of all points of order

    The Committee on Rules customarily provides waivers of all 
points of order when constructing special rules for the 
consideration of measures. This is commonly referred to as a 
``blanket waiver'' or ``prophylactic waiver'' because in most 
cases there are no applicable points of order against the 
measure. Just because a special rule includes a blanket waiver 
does not mean that points of order lie against any of the 
measures made in order or provisions contained in those 
measures; rather, blanket waivers ensure the immediate 
consideration of the underlying measure by providing the Chair 
with the ability to easily dispense with dilatory or specious 
points of order by asserting that, ``pursuant to the previous 
order of the House, all points of order are waived.''
    Also, as part of the Committee's role as scheduler for the 
House, it is the Committee's responsibility to ensure that when 
a majority of the House votes in favor of considering a measure 
notwithstanding any technical or substantive violations of the 
rules, a point of order would not prevent that measures' 
consideration.
    It is important to note that any specific waivers contained 
in a waiver of all points of order are required under clause 
7(g) of rule XIII to be specified in the Rules Committee report 
accompanying the resolution and are also compiled in this 
report.


                       7. waivers of house rules

    The following compilation identifies the Rules of the House 
that were waived in specific resolutions and the legislation 
that required the waiver. There is also an indication whether 
the rule was waived against the bill (B), original text (OT), 
an amendment (A), a motion (M), a conference report (CR), or 
provisions (P).

 Rule XI, Clause 2(h)--Prohibiting a measure or recommendation from being reported by a committee unless a majority of the committee is actually present
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                Resolution                             Bill                                             Title                                   Object
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H. Res. 453..............................  H.R. 2930...................  Entrepreneur Access to Capital Act                                           B
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                             Rule XIII, Clause 3(c)(1)--Requiring the inclusion of oversight findings in a committee report
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                Resolution                             Bill                                             Title                                   Object
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H. Res. 591..............................  H.R. 5......................  Help Efficient, Accessible, Low-cost, Timely Healthcare (HEALTH)             B
                                                                          Act of 2011
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  Rule XIII, Clause 3(c)(4)--Requiring the inclusion of general performance goals and objectives in a committee
                                                     report
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             Resolution                       Bill                            Title                     Object
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H. Res. 245........................  H.R. 1229.............  Putting the Gulf of Mexico Back to Work          B
                                                              Act.
H. Res. 257........................  H.R. 1231.............  Reversing President Obama's Offshore             B
                                                              Moratorium Act.
H. Res. 392........................  H.R. 1892.............  Intelligence Authorization Act for               B
                                                              Fiscal Year 2012.
H. Res. 444........................  H.R. 1904.............  Southeast Arizona Land Exchange and              B
                                                              Conservation Act of 2011.
H. Res. 522........................  H.R. 1173.............  Fiscal Responsibility and Retirement             B
                                                              Security Act of 2011.
H. Res. 547........................  H.R. 3813.............  Securing Annuities for Federal                   B
                                                              Employees Act of 2012.
H. Res. 631                          H.R. 3523.............  Cyber Intelligence Sharing and                   B
                                                              Protection Act.
H. Res. 738                          H.R. 4078.............  Regulatory Freeze for Jobs Act of 2012.          B
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      Rule XIII, Clause 3(e)--Requiring the inclusion of a comparative print for a bill or joint resolution proposing to repeal or amend a statute
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                Resolution                             Bill                                             Title                                   Object
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H. Res. 269..............................  H.R. 1540...................  National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012                      B
H. Res. 656..............................  H.R. 4310...................  National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013                      B
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                 Rule XIII, Clause 4(a)--Requiring the three-day layover of the committee report
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             Resolution                       Bill                            Title                     Object
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H. Res. 269........................  H.R. 1540.............  National Defense Authorization Act for           B
                                                              Fiscal Year 2012.
H. Res. 572........................  H.R. 3606.............  Reopening American Capital Markets to            B
                                                              Emerging Growth Companies Act of 2011.
H. Res. 648........................  H.R. 5652.............  Sequester Replacement Reconciliation             B
                                                              Act of 2012.
H. Res. 656........................  H.R. 4310.............  National Defense Authorization Act for           B
                                                              Fiscal Year 2013.
H. Res. 656........................  H.R. 4970.............  Violence Against Women Reauthorization           B
                                                              Act of 2012.
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  Rule XIII, Clause 4(c)--Requiring the three-day availability of printed hearings on a general appropriations
                                                      bill
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             Resolution                       Bill                            Title                     Object
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
H. Res. 287........................  H.R. 2017.............  Department of Homeland Security                  B
                                                              Appropriations Act, 2012.
H. Res. 288........................  H.R. 2055.............  Military Construction and Veterans               B
                                                              Affairs and Related Agencies
                                                              Appropriations Act, 2012.
H. Res. 300........................  H.R. 2112.............  Agriculture, Rural Development, Food             B
                                                              and Drug Administration and Related
                                                              Agencies Appropriations Act, 2012.
H. Res. 320........................  H.R. 2219.............  Department of Defense Appropriations             B
                                                              Act, 2012.
H. Res. 337........................  H.R. 2354.............  Energy and Water Development                     B
                                                              Appropriations Act, 2012.
H. Res. 643........................  H.R. 5326.............  Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related          B
                                                              Agencies Appropriations Act, 2013.
H. Res. 667........................  H.R. 5325.............  Energy and Water Development and                 B
                                                              Related Agencies Appropriations Act,
                                                              2013.
H. Res. 667........................  H.R. 5854.............  Department of Homeland Security                  B
                                                              Appropriations Act, 2013.
H. Res. 667........................  H.R. 5855.............   Military Construction and Veterans              B
                                                              Affairs and Related Agencies
                                                              Appropriations Act, 2013.
H. Res. 697........................  H.R. 5972.............  Transportation, Housing and Urban                B
                                                              Development, and Related Agencies
                                                              Appropriations Act, 2013.
H. Res. 697........................  H.R. 5973.............  Agriculture, Rural Development, Food             B
                                                              and Drug Administration, and Related
                                                              Agencies Appropriations Act, 2013.
H. Res. 717........................  H.R. 5856.............  Department of Defense Appropriations             B
                                                              Act, 2013.
H. Res. 717........................  H.R. 6020.............  Financial Services and General                   B
                                                              Government Appropriations Act, 2013.
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 Rule XIII, Clause 6(a)--Requiring a two-thirds vote to consider a rule on the same day it is reported from the
                                               Committee on Rules
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                  .....................  ..........................................................
                                            see VII., A., Table 1b.
                  .....................  ..........................................................
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Rule XVI, Clause 7--Requiring that no motion or proposition on a subject different from that under consideration
                                   shall be admitted under color of amendment
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
             Resolution                       Bill                            Title                     Object
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
H. Res. 170........................  H.R. 839..............  HAMP Termination Act of 2011...........         OT
H. Res. 170........................  H.R. 861..............  NSP Termination Act....................         OT
H. Res. 189........................  H.R. 658..............  FAA Reauthorization and Reform Act of           OT
                                                              2011.
H. Res. 203........................  H.R. 910..............  Energy Tax Prevention Act of 2011......         OT
H. Res. 264........................  H.R. 754..............  Intelligence Authorization Act for              OT
                                                              Fiscal Year 2011.
H. Res. 358........................  H.R. 1315.............  Consumer Financial Protection Safety            OT
                                                              and Soundness Improvement Act of 2011.
H. Res. 392........................  H.R. 1892.............  Intelligence Authorization Act for              OT
                                                              Fiscal Year 2012.
H. Res. 405........................  H.R. 2608.............  Small Business Program Extension and             M
                                                              Reform Act of 2011.
H. Res. 412........................  H.R. 2608.............  Small Business Program Extension and             M
                                                              Reform Act of 2011.
H. Res. 455........................  H.R. 2838.............  Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation         OT
                                                              Act of 2011.
H. Res. 463........................  H.R. 822..............  National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act         OT
                                                              of 2011.
H. Res. 534........................  H.R. 3582.............  Pro-Growth Budgeting Act of 2011.......         OT
H. Res. 661........................  H.R. 4310.............  National Defense Authorization Act for          OT
                                                              Fiscal Year 2013.
H. Res. 667........................  H.R. 5743.............  Intelligence Authorization Act for              OT
                                                              Fiscal Year 2013.
H. Res. 688........................  H.R. 2578.............  To amend the Wild and Scenic Rives Act          OT
                                                              related to a segment of the Lower
                                                              Merced River in California, and for
                                                              other purposes.
H. Res. 691........................  H.R. 4480.............  Strategic Energy Production Act of 2012         OT
H. Res. 788........................  H.R. 3409.............  Coal Miner Employment and Domestic              OT
                                                              Energy Infrastructure Protection Act.
H. Res. 841........................  H.J. Res. 66..........  Senate Amendment to approving the             M, A
                                                              renewal of import restrictions
                                                              contained in the Burmese Freedom and
                                                              Democracy Act of 2003.
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   Rule XVIII, Clause 10--Requiring amendments to the concurrent resolution on the budget to be mathematically
consistent and prohibiting amendments from proposing to change the appropriate level of public debt set forth in
                                     the concurrent resolution, as reported
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
             Resolution                       Bill                            Title                     Object
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
H. Res. 223........................  H. Con. Res. 34.......  Establishing the budget for the United           A
                                                              States Government for fiscal year 2012
                                                              and setting forth appropriate
                                                              budgetary levels for fiscal years 2013
                                                              through 2021.
H. Res. 597........................  H. Con. Res. 112......  Establishing the budget for the United           A
                                                              States Government for fiscal year 2013
                                                              and setting forth appropriate
                                                              budgetary levels for fiscal years 2014
                                                              through 2022.
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  Rule XXI, Clause 2--Prohibiting unauthorized appropriations, reappropriations, or legislative provisions in a
                                           general appropriations bill
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
             Resolution                       Bill                            Title                     Object
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
H. Res. 287........................  H.R. 2017.............  Department of Homeland Security                  P
                                                              Appropriations Act, 2012.
H. Res. 288........................  H.R. 2055.............  Military Construction and Veterans               P
                                                              Affairs and Related Agencies
                                                              Appropriations Act, 2012.
H. Res. 300........................  H.R. 2112.............  Agriculture, Rural Development, Food             P
                                                              and Drug Administration and Related
                                                              Agencies Appropriations Act, 2012.
H. Res. 320........................  H.R. 2219.............  Department of Defense Appropriations             P
                                                              Act, 2012.
H. Res. 337........................  H.R. 2354.............  Energy and Water Development                     P
                                                              Appropriations Act, 2012.
H. Res. 359........................  H.R. 2551.............  Legislative Branch Appropriations Act,           P
                                                              2012.
H. Res. 363........................  H.R. 2584.............  Department of the Interior,                      P
                                                              Environment, and Related Agencies
                                                              Appropriations Act, 2012.
H. Res. 643........................  H.R. 5326.............  Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related          P
                                                              Agencies Appropriations Act, 2013.
H. Res. 667........................  H.R. 5325.............  Energy and Water Development and                 P
                                                              Related Agencies Appropriations Act,
                                                              2013.
H. Res. 667........................  H.R. 5854.............  Military Construction and Veterans               P
                                                              Affairs and Related Agencies
                                                              Appropriations Act, 2013.
H. Res. 667........................  H.R. 5855.............  Intelligence Authorization Act for               P
                                                              Fiscal Year 2013.
H. Res. 679........................  H.R. 5882.............  Legislative Branch Appropriations Act,           P
                                                              2013.
H. Res. 697........................  H.R. 5972.............  Transportation, Housing and Urban                P
                                                              Development, and Related Agencies
                                                              Appropriations Act, 2013.
H. Res. 697........................  H.R. 5973.............  Agriculture, Rural Development, Food             P
                                                              and Drug Administration, and Related
                                                              Agencies Appropriations Act, 2013.
H. Res. 717........................  H.R. 5856.............  Department of Defense Appropriations             P
                                                              Act, 2013.
H. Res. 717........................  H.R. 6020.............  Financial Services and General                   P
                                                              Government Appropriations Act, 2013.
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 Rule XXI, Clause 4--A bill or joint resolution carrying an appropriation may not be reported by a committee not
 having jurisdiction to report appropriations, and an amendment proposing an appropriation shall not be in order
   during the consideration of a bill or joint resolution reported by a committee not having that jurisdiction
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
             Resolution                       Bill                            Title                     Object
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
H. Res. 264........................  H.R. 754..............  Intelligence Authorization Act for              OT
                                                              Fiscal Year 2011.
H. Res. 276........................  H.R. 1540.............  National Defense Authorization Act for          OT
                                                              Fiscal Year 2012.
H. Res. 316........................  H.R. 1249.............  America Invents Act....................         OT
H. Res. 392........................  H.R. 1892.............  Intelligence Authorization Act for              OT
                                                              Fiscal Year 2012.
H. Res. 661........................  H.R. 4310.............  National Defense Authorization Act for          OT
                                                              Fiscal Year 2013.
H. Res. 667........................  H.R. 5743.............  Intelligence Authorization Act for              OT
                                                              Fiscal Year 2013.
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   Rule XXI, Clause 5(a)--A bill or joint resolution carrying a tax or tariff measure may not be reported by a
committee not having jurisdiction to report tax or tariff measures, and an amendment in the House or proposed by
  the Senate carrying a tax or tariff measure shall not be in order during the consideration of a bill or joint
                         resolution reported by a committee not having that jurisdiction
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
             Resolution                       Bill                            Title                     Object
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
H. Res. 186........................  H.R. 471..............  Scholarships for Opportunity and                 P
                                                              Results Act.
H. Res. 189........................  H.R. 658..............  FAA Reauthorization and Reform Act of           OT
                                                              2011.
H. Res. 237........................  H.R. 3................  No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act...          P
H. Res. 316........................  H.R. 1249.............  America Invents Act....................         OT
H. Res. 430........................  H.R. 358..............  Protect Life Act.......................          P
H. Res. 648........................  H.R. 5652.............  Sequester Replacement Reconciliation             P
                                                              Act of 2012.
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  Rule XXI, Clause 9(a)(1)--Prohibiting the consideration of a bill or joint resolution reported by a committee
 unless the report includes a list of congressional earmarks, limited tax benefits, and limited tariff benefits
  in the bill or a statement that the porposition contains no congressional earmarks, limited tax benefits, or
                                            limited tariff benefits.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
             Resolution                       Bill                            Title                     Object
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
H. Res. 430........................  H.R. 358..............  Protect Life Act.......................          B
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 Rule XXI, Clause 9(a)(2)--Prohibiting consideration of a bill or joint resolution not reported by a committee,
 unless the chair of each committee of initial referral has caused a list of congressional earmarks, limited tax
 benefits, and limited tariff benefits in the bill or a statement that the proposition contains no congressional
  earmarks, limited tax benefits, or limited tariff benefits to be printed in the Congressional Record prior to
                                                its consideration
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
             Resolution                       Bill                            Title                     Object
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
H. Res. 841........................  H.R. 6684.............  Spending Reduction Act of 2012.........          B
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  Rule XXI, Clause 10--Prohibiting the consideration of a bill if it has the net effect of increasing mandatory
                                   spending over the five- or ten-year period
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
             Resolution                       Bill                            Title                     Object
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
H. Res. 316........................  H.R. 1249.............  America Invents Act....................          A
H. Res. 375........................  S. 627................  Faster FOIA Act of 2011 (Budget Control          B
                                                              Act of 2011).
H. Res. 384........................  S. 365................  To make a technical amendment to the             B
                                                              Education Sciences Reform Act of 2002.
H. Res. 425........................  H.R. 3079.............  United States-Panama Trade Promotion             B
                                                              Agreement Implementation Act.
H. Res. 491........................  H.R. 3630.............  Middle Class Tax Relief and Job                  B
                                                              Creation Act of 2011.
H. Res. 547........................  H.R. 7................  American Energy and Infrastructure Jobs          B
                                                              Act of 2012.
H. Res. 554........................  H.R. 3630.............  Middle Class Tax Relief and Job                   CR
                                                              Creation Act of 2011.
H. Res. 631........................  H.R. 4628.............  Interest Rate Reduction Act............          B
H. Res. 717........................  H.R. 4348.............  Surface Transportation Extension Act of           CR
                                                              2012, Part II.
H. Res. 747........................  H.R. 8................  Job Protection and Recession Prevention          A
                                                              Act of 2012.
H. Res. 821........................  H.R. 6429.............  STEM Jobs Act of 2012..................          B
H. Res. 844........................  H.R. 8................  Senate Amendments to the Job Protection       M, A
                                                              and Recession Prevention Act of 2012
                                                              (American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012).
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 Rule XXI, Clause 11--Prohibiting the consideration of a bill or joint resolution which has not been reported by
 a committee until the third calendar day (excluding Saturdays, Sundays, or legal holidays except when the House
  is in session on such a day) on which such measure has been available to members, Delegates, and the Resident
                                                  Commissioner
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             Resolution                       Bill                            Title                     Object
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
H. Res. 115........................  H.J. Res. 44..........  Further Continuing Appropriations                B
                                                              Amendments, 2011.
H. Res. 500........................  H.R. 3672.............  Disaster Relief Appropriations Act,              B
                                                              2012.
H. Res. 600........................  H.R. 4281.............  Surface Transportation Extension Act of          B
                                                              2012.
H. Res. 724........................  H.R. 6079.............  Repeal of Obamacare Act................          B
H. Res. 841........................  H.R. 6684.............  Spending Reduction Act of 2012.........          B
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   Rule XXII, Clause 5--Prohibiting House conferees from agreeing to certain Senate amendments in violation of
                                               certain provisions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
             Resolution                       Bill                            Title                     Object
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
H. Res. 467........................  H.R. 2112.............  Agriculture, Rural Development, Food              CR
                                                              and Drug Administration and Related
                                                              Agencies Appropriations Act, 2012.
H. Res. 500........................  H.R. 2055.............  Military Construction and Veterans                CR
                                                              Affairs and Related Agencies
                                                              Appropriations Act, 2012.
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 Rule XXII, Clause 8(a)(1)(A)--Prohibiting the consideration of a conference report until the third calendar day
 on which the conference report has been available in the Congressional Record and requiring printed copies of a
                                                conference report
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
             Resolution                       Bill                            Title                     Object
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
H. Res. 467........................  H.R. 2112.............  Agriculture, Rural Development, Food              CR
                                                              and Drug Administration, and Related
                                                              Agencies Appropriations Act, 2012.
H. Res. 500........................  H.R. 2055.............  Military Construction and Veterans                CR
                                                              Affairs and Related Agencies
                                                              Appropriations Act, 2012.
H. Res. 554........................  H.R. 3630.............  Middle Class Tax Relief and Job                   CR
                                                              Creation Act of 2011.
H. Res. 717........................  H.R. 4348.............  Surface Transportation Extension Act of           CR
                                                              2012, Part II.
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 Rule XXII, Clause 9--Prohibiting the inclusion of matter in a conference report not committed to the conference
                                                 by either House
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
             Resolution                       Bill                            Title                     Object
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
H. Res. 467........................  H.R. 2112.............  Agriculture, Rural Development, Food              CR
                                                              and Drug Administration and Related
                                                              Agencies Appropriations Act, 2012.
H. Res. 493........................  H.R. 1540.............  National Defense Authorization Act for            CR
                                                              Fiscal Year 2012.
H. Res. 500........................  H.R. 2055.............  Military Construction and Veterans                CR
                                                              Affairs and Related Agencies
                                                              Appropriations Act, 2012.
H. Res. 533........................  H.R. 658..............  FAA Modernization and Reform Act of               CR
                                                              2012.
H. Res. 554........................  H.R. 3630.............  Middle Class Tax Relief and Job                   CR
                                                              Creation Act of 2011.
H. Res. 717........................  H.R. 4348.............  Surface Transportation Extension Act of           CR
                                                              2012, Part II.
H. Res. 840........................  H.R. 4310.............  National Defense Authorization Act for            CR
                                                              Fiscal Year 2013.
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Rule XXII, Clause 10--Prohibiting non-germane Senate matter in conference reports and amendments in disagreement
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
             Resolution                       Bill                            Title                     Object
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
H. Res. 467........................  H.R. 2112.............  Agriculture, Rural Development, Food              CR
                                                              and Drug Administration and Related
                                                              Agencies Appropriations Act, 2012.
H. Res. 500........................  H.R. 2055.............  Military Construction and Veterans                CR
                                                              Affairs and Related Agencies
                                                              Appropriations Act, 2012.
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  Section 3(j)(5) of H. Res. 5 of the 112th Congress--Prohibiting the consideration of a general appropriation
              bill, unless it includes a spending reduction account as the last section of the bill
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
             Resolution                       Bill                            Title                     Object
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
H. Res. 359........................  H.R. 2551.............   Legislative Branch Appropriations Act,          B
                                                              2012.
H. Res. 679........................  H.R. 5882.............  Legislative Branch Appropriations Act,           B
                                                              2013.
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                    8. waivers of budget enforcement

    The following compilation identifies the sections of the 
Budget Act that were waived in specific resolutions and the 
legislation that required the waiver. There is also an 
indication whether the rule was waived against the bill (B), 
the original text (OT), an amendment (A), a motion (M), a 
conference report (CR), or provisions (P).

  Section 302(f) of the Congressional Budget Act--Prohibiting consideration of legislation providing new budget
                     authority in excess of a 302(a) or 302(b) allocation of such authority
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
             Resolution                       Bill                            Title                     Object
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
H. Res. 115........................  H.J. Res. 44..........  Further Continuing Appropriations                B
                                                              Amendments, 2011.
H. Res. 167........................  H.J. Res. 48..........  Additional Continuing Appropriations             B
                                                              Amendments, 2011.
H. Res. 206........................  H.R. 1363.............  Department of Defense and Further                B
                                                              Additional Continuing Appropriations
                                                              Act, 2011.
H. Res. 218........................  H.R. 1473.............  Department of Defense and Full-Year              B
                                                              Continuing Appropriations Act, 2011.
H. Res. 245........................  H.R. 1229.............  Putting the Gulf of Mexico Back to Work          B
                                                              Act.
H. Res. 358........................  H.R. 1315.............  Consumer Financial Protection Safety            OT
                                                              and Soundness Improvement Act of 2011.
H. Res. 375........................  S. 627................  Faster FOIA Act of 2011 (Budget Control          B
                                                              Act of 2011).
H. Res. 384........................  S. 365................  To make a technical amendment to the             B
                                                              Education Sciences Reform Act of 2002.
H. Res. 399........................  H.J. Res. 79..........  Continuing Appropriations Resolution,            B
                                                              2012.
H. Res. 405........................  H.R. 2608.............  Small Business Program Extension and             M
                                                              Reform Act of 2011.
H. Res. 412........................  H.R. 2608.............  Small Business Program Extension and             M
                                                              Reform Act of 2011.
H. Res. 467........................  H.R. 2112.............  Agriculture, Rural Development, Food              CR
                                                              and Drug Administration and Related
                                                              Agencies Appropriations Act, 2011.
H. Res. 491........................  H.R. 3630.............  Middle Class Tax Relief and Job                  B
                                                              Creation Act of 2011.
H. Res. 500........................  H.R. 2055.............  Military Construction and Veterans                CR
                                                              Affairs and Related Agencies
                                                              Appropriations Act, 2012.
H. Res. 500........................  H.R. 3672.............  Disaster Relief Appropriations Act,              B
                                                              2012.
H. Res. 554........................  H.R. 3630.............  Middle Class Tax Relief and Job                   CR
                                                              Creation Act of 2011.
H. Res. 631........................  H.R. 4628.............  Interest Rate Reduction Act............          B
H. Res. 717........................  H.R. 4348.............  Surface Transportation Extension Act of           CR
                                                              2012, Part II.
H. Res. 752........................  H.R. 6233.............  Agricultural Disaster Assistance Act of          B
                                                              2012.
H. Res. 778........................  H.J. Res. 117.........  Continuing Appropriations Resolution,            B
                                                              2013.
H. Res. 844........................  H.R. 8................  Senate Amendments to the Job Protection       M, A
                                                              and Recession Prevention Act of 2012
                                                              (American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012).
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Section 303(a) of the Budget Enforcement Act--Prohibiting consideration of legislation, as reported, providing new budget authority, change in revenues,
 change in public debt, new entitlement authority or new credit authority for a fiscal year until the budget resolution for that year has been agreed to
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                Resolution                             Bill                                             Title                                   Object
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H. Res. 26                                 H.R. 2......................  Repealing the Job-Killing Health Care Law Act                                B
H. Res. 129..............................  H.R. 4......................  Small Business Paperwork Mandate Elimination Act of 2011                     B
H. Res. 245..............................  H.R. 1229...................  Putting the Gulf of Mexico Back to Work Act                                  B
H. Res. 269..............................  H.R. 1540...................  National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012                      B
H. Res. 276..............................  H.R. 1540...................  National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012                     OT
H. Res. 448..............................  H.R. 674....................  To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the imposition          B
                                                                          of 3 percent withholding on certain payments made to vendors by
                                                                          government entities
H. Res. 547..............................  H.R. 3813...................  Securing Annuities for Federal Employees Act of 2012                         B
H. Res. 547..............................  H.R. 7......................  American Energy and Infrastructure Jobs Act of 2012                          B
H. Res. 591..............................  H.R. 5......................  Help Efficient, Accessible, Low-cost, Timely Healthcare (HEALTH)             B
                                                                          Act of 2011
H. Res. 821..............................  H.R. 6429...................  STEM Jobs Act of 2012                                                        B
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Section 306 of the Congressional Budget Act--Prohibiting consideration of legislation within the jurisdiction of
               the Committee on the Budget unless referred to or reported by the Budget Committee
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
             Resolution                       Bill                            Title                     Object
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
H. Res. 287........................  H.R. 2017.............  Department of Homeland Security                  B
                                                              Appropriations Act, 2012.
H. Res. 320........................  H.R. 2219.............  Department of Defense Appropriations             B
                                                              Act, 2012.
H. Res. 337........................  H.R. 2354.............  Energy and Water Development                     B
                                                              Appropriations Act, 2012.
H. Res. 384........................  S. 365................  To make a technical amendment to the             B
                                                              Education Sciences Reform Act of 2002.
H. Res. 405........................  H.R. 2608.............  Small Business Program Extension and             M
                                                              Reform Act of 2011.
H. Res. 412........................  H.R. 2608.............  Small Business Program Extension and             M
                                                              Reform Act of 2011.
H. Res. 479........................  H.R. 10...............  Regulations From the Executive in Need           B
                                                              of Scrutiny Act of 2011.
H. Res. 537........................  H.R. 1734.............  Civilian Property Realignment Act......          P
H. Res. 554........................  H.R. 3630.............  Middle Class Tax Relief and Job                   CR
                                                              Creation Act of 2011.
H. Res. 661........................  H.R. 4310.............  National Defense Authorization Act for       OT, A
                                                              Fiscal Year 2013.
H. Res. 667........................  H.R. 5854.............  Intelligence Authorization Act for               B
                                                              Fiscal Year 2013.
H. Res. 667........................  H.R. 5855.............  Intelligence Authorization Act for               B
                                                              Fiscal Year 2013.
H. Res. 697........................  H.R. 5973.............  Agriculture, Rural Development, Food             B
                                                              and Drug Administration, and Related
                                                              Agencies Appropriations Act, 2013.
H. Res. 717........................  H.R. 5856.............  Department of Defense Appropriations             B
                                                              Act, 2013.
H. Res. 717........................  H.R. 6020.............  Financial Services and General                   B
                                                              Government Appropriations Act, 2013.
H. Res. 738........................  H.R. 4078.............  Regulatory Freeze for Jobs Act of 2012.          B
H. Res. 840........................  H.R. 4310.............  National Defense Authorization Act for            CR
                                                              Fiscal Year 2013.
H. Res. 841........................  H.J. Res. 66..........  Senate Amendment to approving the             M, A
                                                              renewal of import restrictions
                                                              contained in the Burmese Freedom and
                                                              Democracy Act of 2003.
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 Section 309 of the Congressional Budget Act--Prohibiting the House of Representatives from adjourning for more than three days in July unless the House
                                                    has completed all action on appropriations bills.
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                Resolution                             Bill                                             Title                                   Object
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
H. Res. 697..............................  ............................  Special rule reported on the legislative day of June 21, 2012        ..........
                                                                          providing for the consideration of concurrent resolutions
                                                                          providing for adjournment during the month of July to be in order
                                                                          without intervention of any point of order
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  Section 311(a) of the Congressional Budget Act--Prohibiting consideration of legislation that would cause the
level of total new budget authority for the first fiscal year to be exceeded, or would cause revenues to be less
  than the level of total revenues for the first fiscal year or for the total of that first fiscal year and the
 ensuing fiscal years for which allocations are provided, except when a declaration of war by the Congress is in
                                                     effect
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
       Resolution                     Bill                                 Title                        Object
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
H. Res. 405               H.R. 2608..................  Small Business Program Extension and Reform            M
                                                        Act of 2011.
H. Res. 412               H.R. 2608..................  Small Business Program Extension and Reform            M
                                                        Act of 2011.
H. Res. 448               H.R. 674...................  To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to          B
                                                        repeal the imposition of 3 percent
                                                        withholding on certain payments made to
                                                        vendors by government entities.
H. Res. 491               H.R. 3630..................  Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act           B
                                                        of 2011.
H. Res. 500               H.R. 2055..................  Military Construction and Veterans Affairs              CR
                                                        and Related Agencies Appropriations Act,
                                                        2012.
H. Res. 500               H.R. 3672..................  Disaster Relief Appropriations Act, 2012.....          B
H. Res. 554               H.R. 3630..................  Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act            CR
                                                        of 2011.
H. Res. 566               H.R. 1837..................  Sacramento-San Joaquin Valley Water                    B
                                                        Reliability Act.
H. Res. 648               H.R. 5652..................  Sequester Replacement Reconciliation Act of            B
                                                        2012.
H. Res. 747               H.R. 8.....................  Job Protection and Recession Prevention Act            A
                                                        of 2012.
H. Res. 841               H.J. Res. 66...............  Senate Amendment to approving the renewal of        M, A
                                                        import restrictions contained in the Burmese
                                                        Freedom and Democracy Act of 2003.
H. Res. 844               H.R. 8.....................  Senate Amendments to the Job Protection and         M, A
                                                        Recession Prevention Act of 2012 (American
                                                        Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012).
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    Section 13302(a) of the Budget Enforcement Act--Prohibiting consideration of legislation that would provide for a net increase in Social Security
                                                                 benefits unless offset
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                Resolution                             Bill                                             Title                                   Object
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H. Res. 554..............................  H.R. 3630...................  Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2011                          CR
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                    C. Original Jurisdiction Matter


      1. committee consideration of original jurisdiction measures

    The following is a list of original jurisdiction measures 
that were considered by the Committee during the 12th Congress. 
The list identifies the measures by number and title or subject 
and includes the action and date the action was taken by the 
Committee and by the House.

                            Committee Consideration of Original Jurisdiction Measures
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                                                                           Date
          Bill                               Title                       Reported              Status
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H. Res. 9                Instructing certain committees to report         1/6/2011  Passed House 1/20/2011
                          legislation replacing the job-killing
                          health care law.
H. Res. 38               Reducing no-security spending to fiscal year    1/19/2011  Passed House 1/25/2011
                          2008 levels or less.
H. Res. 72               Directing certain standing committees to         2/8/2011  Passed House 2/11/2011
                          inventory and review existing, pending, and
                          proposed regulations and orders from
                          agencies of the Federal Government,
                          particularly with respect to their effect
                          on jobs and economic growth.
H.R. 10                  Regulations From the Executive in Need of      11/16/2011  Passed House 12/07/2011
                          Scrutiny Act of 2011.
H.R. 3575                Legally Binding Budget Act of 2011..........    1/23/2012  Placed on Union Calendar 1/
                                                                                     31/2012
H.R. 3521                Expedited Legislative Line-Item Veto and        1/31/2012  Passed House 2/8/2012
                          Rescissions Act of 2011.
H.R. 2309                Postal Reform Act of 2011...................    3/26/2012  Placed on Union Calendar 3/
                                                                                     29/2012
H.R. 6169                Pathway to Job Creation through a Simpler,      7/24/2012  Passed House 8/2/2012
                          Fairer Tax Code Act of 2012.
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            2. original jurisdiction full committee hearings


a. H. Res. 9, Instructing Certain Committees to Report Legislation 
        Replacing the Job-killing Health Care Law.

    On January 5, 2011, Chairman Dreier introduced H. Res. 9, 
instructing certain committees to report legislation replacing 
the job-killing health care law and the resolution was referred 
to the Committee on Rules. On January 6, 2011 the full 
Committee held a hearing on H. Res. 9 and H.R. 2, Repealing the 
Job-Killing Health Care Law Act, and received testimony from 
members of the committees of jurisdiction, as well as rank-and-
file members who were offering amendments. Specifically, the 
Committee received statements from the following Members of 
Congress: Chairman of the Education and Workforce Committee, 
John Kline (R-MN); Chairman of the Energy and Commerce 
Committee, Fred Upton (R-MI); Rep. Steve King (R-IA); Rep. John 
D. Dingell (D-MI); Rep. Anna G. Eshoo (D-CA); Rep. Lois Capps 
(D-CA); Rep. Janice D. Schakowsky (D-IL); Rep. Jay Inslee (D-
WA); Rep. Anthony D. Weiner (D-NY); Rep. Jim Matheson (D-UT); 
Rep. Kathy Castor (D-FL); Rep. Christopher S. Murphy (D-CT); 
Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT); Rep. Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ); Rep. 
Bruce L. Braley (D-IA); Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-MA); Rep. Lynn 
C. Woolsey (D-CA); Rep. Donald M. Payne (D-NJ); Rep. Robert E. 
Andrews (D-NJ); Rep. Ruben Hinojosa (D-TX); Rep. John Tierney 
(D-MA); Rep. D. Rush Holt (D-NJ); Rep. Susan A. Davis (D-CA); 
Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-AZ); Rep. Joe Courtney (D-CT); Rep. Paul 
Tonko (D-NY); Rep. Judy Chu (D-CA); Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY); 
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX); Rep. Henry C. ``Hank'' Johnson, 
Jr. (D-GA); Rep. Theodore E. Deutch (D-FL); Rep. Danny Davis 
(D-IL); Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD); Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D-
WI); Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL); Rep. Jim McDermott 
(D-WA); Rep. Mike Thompson (D-CA); Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-
NJ); Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-OH); Rep. Gwen Moore (D-WI); Rep. 
Rick Larsen (D-WA); Rep. Niki Tsongas (D-MA); Rep. Jackie 
Speier (D-CA); Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD); and Rep. Martin T. 
Heinrich (D-NM).

b. H. Res. 38, Reducing Non-security Spending to Fiscal Year 2008 
        Levels or Less.

    On January 18, 2011, Chairman David Dreier introduced H. 
Res. 38, to reduce spending through a transition to non-
security spending at fiscal year 2008 levels and the resolution 
was referred to the Committee on Rules. On January 19, 2011, 
the full Committee held a legislative hearing on H. Res. 38 and 
received testimony from Rep. Van Hollen (D-MD), the ranking 
member of the Committee on the Budget, who testified in 
opposition of the resolution.

c. H. Res. 72, Directing Certain Standing Committees to Inventory and 
        Review Existing, Pending, and Proposed Regulations and Orders 
        From Agencies of the Federal Government, Particularly With 
        Respect to Their Effect on Jobs and Economic Growth.

    On February 8, 2011, Representative Pete Sessions 
introduced H. Res. 72, directing certain standing committees to 
inventory and review existing, pending, and proposed 
regulations and orders from agencies of the Federal Government, 
particularly with respect to their effect on jobs and economic 
growth and the resolution was referred to the Committee on 
Rules. While no original jurisdiction hearing was held on H. 
Res. 72, the Rules Committee held a regular meeting on February 
8, 2011, to report a rule for H. Res. 72. No witnesses 
testified at the meeting, but Vice Chairman Pete Sessions 
submitted a statement in support of the resolution.

               3. original jurisdiction measures reported


a. H. Res. 9, Instructing Certain Committees to Report Legislation 
        Replacing the Job-killing Health Care Law.

    On January 5, 2011, Chairman Dreier introduced H. Res. 9, 
instructing certain committees to report legislation replacing 
the job-killing health care law and the resolution was referred 
to the Committee on Rules. On January 6, 2011, the full 
Committee held a hearing on H. Res. 9 and H.R. 2, Repealing the 
Job-Killing Health Care Law Act, and received testimony from 
members of the committees of jurisdiction, as well as rank-and-
file members who were offering amendments.
    The 111th Congress passed health care reform proposing it 
would create jobs, lower costs, and allow Americans to keep 
their health care. President Obama signed health care reform 
into law in March 2010. Immediately following enactment of the 
law, several lawsuits were filed in various courts challenging 
the constitutionality of the law's individual mandate and 
expansion of Medicaid. On December 13, 2010, a District Court 
Judge ruled in Virginia v. Sebelius that section 1501 of P.L. 
111-148 requiring individuals to purchase health insurance is 
unconstitutional because it exceeds Congress's authority under 
the Commerce Clause. At the end of 2010, seven States: Arizona, 
Georgia, Idaho, Louisiana, Missouri, Utah, and Virginia had 
enacted statutes exempting state residents from compliance with 
certain health care law provisions. During the last ten months 
public opposition to the law has grown, as has support for its 
repeal. On January 2, 2011, Rasmussen Reports conducted a 
national survey of 1,000 likely voters and 60 percent favored 
repealing the health care law. It is important that ``the 
People's House'' respond to the concerns of the American people 
and work to develop common-sense health care solutions that 
will help create jobs, lower costs, and allow Americans to keep 
their health care.
    This resolution was intended to jump start the committee 
process of replacing the current health care law and it 
complements legislation to repeal the health care law, H.R. 2.
    On January 6, 2011, the Committee held a legislative markup 
of H. Res. 9 and ordered the resolution favorably reported to 
the House by a record vote of 6 to 4. No amendments were 
offered at the markup.
    A section-by-section analysis of H. Res. 9 is as follows:
    Section 1 of the resolution instructs the Committee on 
Education and the Workforce, the Committee on Energy and 
Commerce, the Committee on the Judiciary, and the Committee on 
Ways and Means to each report legislation to the House 
proposing changes to existing law within the committee's 
jurisdiction with provisions that:
     Foster economic growth and private sector job 
creation;
     Lower health care premiums;
     Preserve a patient's ability to keep his or her 
health insurance;
     Provide people with pre-existing conditions access 
to affordable health coverage;
     Reform medical liability system;
     Increase the number of insured Americans;
     Protect the doctor-patient relationship;
     Provide States greater flexibility to administer 
Medicaid programs;
     Expand incentives to encourage personal 
responsibility for health care coverage and costs;
     Prohibit taxpayer funding of abortions and provide 
conscience protections for health care providers;
     Eliminate duplicative government programs and 
wasteful spending; or
     Do not accelerate the insolvency of entitlement 
programs or increase the tax burden on Americans.

b. H. Res. 38, Reducing Non-security Spending to Fiscal Year 2008 
        Levels or Less.

    On January 18, 2011, Chairman David Dreier introduced H. 
Res. 38, to reduce spending through a transition to non-
security spending at Fiscal Year 2008 levels and the resolution 
was referred to the Committee on Rules. On January 19, 2011, 
the full Committee held a legislative hearing on H. Res. 38.
    Over the preceding three years, non-security discretionary 
spending has increased 88 percent. As a result, the U.S. 
government borrows 41 cents of every dollar spent. In addition, 
for the first time in 36 years the 111th Congress failed to 
produce a budget resolution for Fiscal Year 2011. This means 
that at that time the Committee considered the resolution there 
were no budget guidelines in place for the Committee on 
Appropriations to follow. The Committee felt it critical at the 
start of the 112th Congress, as Congress moved to address the 
country's massive deficit and significant over-spending, that 
committees have budgetary guidance in place.
    The legislation was intended to put Congress on a path to 
making more responsible spending proposals for the remainder of 
Fiscal Year 2011.
    On January 19, 2011, the Committee held a legislative 
markup of H. Res. 38 and ordered the resolution favorably 
reported to the House as amended by a voice vote. At the 
markup, the following amendments were considered:
    (1) Mr. Scott of South Carolina #1, to amend the resolution 
to clarify the spending reduction by striking the language 
relating to a transition and providing that the levels can be 
2008 levels or less. Agreed to: 8 yeas and 4 nays.
    (2) Mr. McGovern #2, to add a new section to the resolution 
that would require a vote by the full House before any 302(a) 
allocation inserted in the Congressional Record by the Chair of 
the Committee on the Budget becomes effective. Not agreed to: 4 
yeas and 8 nays.
    A section-by-section analysis of H. Res. 38 is as follows:
    Section 1 of the resolution provides that, pursuant to 
section 3(b)(1) of House Resolution 5, the Chair of the 
Committee on the Budget shall include in the Congressional 
Record an allocation contemplated by section 302(a) for the 
Committee on Appropriations for the remainder of fiscal year 
2011 that assumes non-security spending at fiscal year 2008 
levels or less.

c. H. Res. 72, Directing Certain Standing Committees to Inventory and 
        Review Existing, Pending, and Proposed Regulations and Orders 
        From Agencies of the Federal Government, Particularly With 
        Respect to Their Effect on Jobs and Economic Growth.

    On February 8, 2011, Representative Pete Sessions 
introduced H. Res. 72, directing certain standing committees to 
inventory and review existing, pending, and proposed 
regulations and orders from agencies of the Federal Government, 
particularly with respect to their effect on jobs and economic 
growth and the resolution was referred to the Committee on 
Rules. While no original jurisdiction hearing was held on H. 
Res. 72, the Rules Committee held a regular meeting on February 
8, 2011, to report a rule for H. Res. 72. No witnesses 
testified at the meeting, but Vice Chairman Pete Sessions 
submitted a statement in support of the resolution.
    The Federal Government produces an average of 4,000 final 
regulations each year with about 500-700 reviewed by the White 
House. Of those reviewed, between 45 and 75 have significant 
economic impacts. The Small Business Administration estimates 
that government regulations cost the economy $1.75 trillion per 
year, nearly double the amount of individual income taxes 
collected last year. The Heritage Foundation approximates that 
43 rules released in Fiscal Year (FY) 2010 will cost $28 
billion annually--a record increase. In FY 2010 only five 
significant regulations reduced burdens and of those, only two 
reduced costs for a total savings of $1.5 billion. That is a 
$26.5 billion net increase in the cost of regulatory burdens in 
FY 2010. Without action, the cost and burden of regulations 
will continue to grow in 2011 as agencies further promulgate 
new rules related to energy, health care and financial 
services.
    On January 18, 2011, President Obama issued Executive Order 
13563, which instructs Federal agencies to facilitate the 
periodic review of existing regulations to determine whether 
any such regulations should be modified, streamlined, expanded, 
or repealed so as to make the agency's regulatory program more 
effective or less burdensome.
    Congress must also use its authority to repeal costly and 
unnecessary existing regulations that impede private-sector job 
creation, discourage innovation and entrepreneurial activity, 
and hurt economic growth and investment. This resolution is 
intended to launch the committee process and take the steps 
necessary to stem the growth of and reduce unnecessary and 
costly regulations, and to create a more cost-effective and 
transparent regulatory system that supports long-term private-
sector job creation and economic growth.
    On February 8, 2011, the Committee held a legislative 
markup of H. Res. 72 and ordered the resolution favorably 
reported to the House as amended by a voice vote. At the 
markup, the following amendment was considered: (1) Mr. Bishop 
of Utah #1, to amend the resolution to add another matter for 
committees to consider related to dependence of the United 
States on foreign energy sources. Agreed to by voice vote.
    A section-by-section analysis of H. Res. 72 is as follows:
    Section 1 of the resolution directs standing committees 
listed in section 3 to inventory and review existing, pending, 
and proposed regulations, orders, and other administrative 
actions or procedures by agencies of the Federal Government 
within their jurisdiction. Each committee must conduct hearings 
and other oversight activities it deems necessary and identify 
any oversight or legislative activity conducted in support of, 
or as a result of, the inventory and review, in its semiannual 
activities reports submitted to the House in the first session 
of the 112th Congress.
    Section 2 provides that in completing the review and 
inventory, each committee must identify regulations, executive 
and agency orders, and other administrative actions or 
procedures that:
     Impede private-sector job creation;
     Discourage innovation and entrepreneurial 
activity;
     Hurt economic growth and investment;
     Harm the Nation's global competitiveness;
     Limit access to credit and capital;
     Fail to utilize or apply accurate cost-benefit 
analyses;
     Create additional economic uncertainty;
     Are promulgated in such a way as to limit 
transparency and the opportunity for public comment, 
particularly by affected parties;
     Lack specific statutory authorization;
     Undermine labor management relations;
     Result in large-scale unfunded mandates on 
employers without due cause;
     Impose undue paperwork and cost burdens on small 
businesses; or
     Prevent the United States from becoming less 
dependent on foreign energy sources.
    Section 3 specifies the committees required to complete the 
activities under the resolution, including the Committee on 
Agriculture, Committee on Education and the Workforce, 
Committee on Energy and Commerce, Committee on Financial 
Services, Committee on the Judiciary, Committee on Natural 
Resources, Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, 
Committee on Small Business, Committee on Transportation and 
Infrastructure, and the Committee on Ways and Means.

d. H.R. 10, the Regulations From the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act 
        of 2011.

    Excessive federal regulation is a de facto tax on employers 
and consumers that stifles job creation, hampers innovation and 
postpones investment in the economy. When the rules are always 
changing, small businesses cannot properly plan for the future. 
The Republican Majority in Congress is dedicated to creating an 
environment where job creators can flourish.
    Currently, Congress has two options to deal with excessive 
or overreaching federal regulations--pass a new law or pass a 
joint resolution of disapproval as set out in the Congressional 
Review Act (CRA). Since the enactment of the CRA in 1996, the 
Executive branch has promulgated more than 50,000 rules, 
including more than 1,000 major rules. However, only one rule 
has been overturned through the CRA disapproval process. In 
2001, the Republican controlled Congress and President Bush 
used the CRA to overturn Occupational Safety and Health 
Administration's ergonomics standard, which was promulgated 
during the final days of the Clinton Administration. While this 
serves as an example of how CRA procedures can be used to 
prevent a rule from coming into effect, it also highlights a 
major deficiency in the CRA. Specifically, if Congress attempts 
to use the CRA to disapprove of a rule promulgated under a 
sitting President, the threshold for enactment is actually much 
higher than the simple majority required for passage of a 
resolution of disapproval. Because the President retains the 
power to veto a resolution of disapproval, Congress would need 
to have the support of a two-thirds majority in each House to 
ensure that a rule will not come into effect.
    To provide job creators with the stability they need in 
order to invest in their companies and create jobs, the REINS 
Act will require Congressional approval of any ``major rule,'' 
which has an annual cost to our economy of $100 million or 
more. By limiting the size of rule-making permission and 
constraining the delegation of Congressional authority, the 
REINS Act would restrict unelected federal officials from 
imposing huge costs on the economy and American people through 
burdensome regulations.
    On November 16, 2011, the Rules Committee met in open 
session to markup H.R. 10. Chairman Dreier offered an amendment 
in the nature of a substitute to the bill as reported by the 
Committee on the Judiciary. The Committee ordered the bill 
favorably reported, as amended, by a vote of 7 to 3 and filed 
its report with the House on November 18, 2011.
    The following amendments were offered during the 
Committee's markup:
    (1) Rep. Dreier (R-CA) amendment in the nature of a 
substitute makes changes to the expedited procedures for 
consideration of joint resolutions of approval. Agreed to by 
voice vote.
    (2) Rep. Slaughter (D-NY) amendment to the Dreier amendment 
would exempt any rule relating to public health and safety. 
Failed 4-6.
    (3) Rep. McGovern (D-MA) amendment to the Dreier amendment 
would exempt any rule decreasing the poverty rate in the United 
States. Failed 4-7.
    (4) Rep. McGovern (D-MA) amendment to the Dreier amendment 
would exempt rules relating to decreasing food insecurity. 
Failed 4-7.
    (5) Rep. Hastings (D-FL) amendment to the Dreier amendment 
would exempt rules resulting in net job growth as determined by 
the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs. Failed 4-7.
    (6) Rep. Hastings (D-FL) amendment to the Dreier amendment 
would exempt rules promulgated in accordance with the 
Administrative Procedures Act. Failed by voice vote.
    (7) Rep. Polis (D-CO) amendment to the Dreier amendment 
would exempt rules that would result in greater benefits than 
costs to society as determined by the Office of Information and 
Regulatory Affairs. Failed by voice vote.
    A section-by-section analysis of H.R. 10 as reported by the 
Committee is as follows:
    Section 1 provides the short title of the bill, the 
`Regulations from the Executive In Need of Scrutiny Act of 
2011.'
    Section 2 establishes the purpose of the REINS Act, which 
is to increase accountability and transparency in the Federal 
regulatory process by requiring Congress to approve all new 
major regulations.
    Section 3 articulates how the bill amends chapter 8 of 
title 5, U.S. Code, to create the following method for 
congressional review of new major federal rules:
     801. Congressional review--This section requires 
enhanced reporting of all federal rules to Congress and the 
Comptroller General and provides that a major rule shall not 
take effect without a joint resolution of approval under 
section 802. Section 801 also caps the time to enact a joint 
resolution of approval at 70 legislative days, and empowers the 
President to grant 90-day waivers for certain emergency 
situations. Finally, Section 801 outlines carry-over provisions 
from one session of Congress to the next.
     802. Congressional approval procedure for major 
rules--Subsection (a) describes the content and method of 
introduction for a joint resolution of approval within 3 
legislative or session days (as applicable), and prohibits any 
amendments to that joint resolution during its consideration. 
Subsection (b) provides for the appropriate referral of the 
measure to committees in both the Senate and House of 
Representatives. Subsections (c) and (d) provide for expedited 
consideration of the joint resolution in the Senate. In the 
Senate, a vote on passage must occur within 15 session days 
after a committee is discharged or reports the measure. A 
motion to proceed to the joint resolution is in order anytime 
after the committees are discharged or have reported. All 
points of order against the joint resolution are waived. The 
motion to proceed is not subject to amendment, a motion to 
postpone, or a motion to proceed to other business. A motion to 
reconsider the vote on the motion to proceed is not in order. 
If a motion to proceed to a joint resolution is agreed to, 
debate on the joint resolution (and all related motions and 
appeals) is limited to 2 hours. The joint resolution is not 
amendable, and motions to postpone, motions to proceed to other 
business, and a motion to recommit are not in order. All 
appeals are decided without debate, and a vote on final passage 
must occur after the conclusion of debate on the joint 
resolution.
    Subsection (e) provides for consideration of the joint 
resolution in the House. Committees in the House must report 
the joint resolution without amendment within 15 days after 
referral, or they are automatically discharged from further 
consideration. After the joint resolution is on the calendar 
for at least 5 legislative days, the Speaker may recognize a 
Member favoring passage of the joint resolution on the second 
and fourth Thursdays of each month to call up the joint 
resolution for immediate consideration. All points of order 
against the resolution and its consideration are waived, and 
the resolution is debatable for 1 hour. The bill prohibits 
amendments, motions to recommit, and motions to reconsider. If 
a vote on final passage of the joint resolution has not been 
taken by the third Thursday on which the Speaker may recognize 
a member for consideration of the joint resolution, the vote on 
final passage will occur on that day without debate.
    Subsection (f) provides for the disposition of a joint 
resolution by the other House. Notably, paragraph (2) provides 
that the House does not have to vote on passage of a joint 
resolution passed by the Senate if that joint resolution is a 
revenue measure.
    Subsection (g) provides that sections 802 and 803 are 
enacted as a rulemaking exercise and are deemed to be part of 
the rules of each body with respect to the joint resolution of 
approval, and supersedes other rules only where it explicitly 
does so and that Congress reserves the right to change these 
rules in the same manner as any other rule.
     803. Congressional disapproval procedure for non-
major rules--Section 803 preserves the existing disapproval 
process under the Congressional Review Act for all non-major 
rules. This section permits Congress to disapprove a rule if 
both houses of Congress pass a joint resolution of disapproval 
that the President signs (or if Congress overrides the veto). 
Section 803 also provides expedited procedural mechanisms in 
the Senate.
     804. Definitions- This section defines certain 
terms, including `major rule' and `nonmajor rule'. It also 
provides that rules of particular applicability, rules relating 
to agency management, or rules relating to agency organization 
are exempt from the REINS Act.
     805. Judicial Review--This section provides that 
no determination, finding, action, or omission under this 
chapter will be subject to judicial review.
     806. Exemption for monetary policy--Like the 
Congressional Review Act, section 806 exempts any rules 
concerning monetary policy promulgated by the Board of 
Governors of the Federal Reserve System or the Federal Open 
Market Committee.
     807. Effective date of certain rules--Section 807 
permits certain rules relating to hunting, fishing, or camping 
and certain non-major rules to take effect notwithstanding 
section 801.

e. H.R. 3575, the Legally Binding Budget Act of 2011.

     Currently, under the Congressional Budget Act of 1974, the 
budget resolution takes the form of a concurrent resolution, 
meaning the measure must be agreed to by both the House and the 
Senate, but is never presented to the President for his 
signature.
    Negotiations on the appropriate levels of budgetary 
resources for the upcoming fiscal year have historically begun 
late in the budget process, making it more difficult for the 
two branches to eventually reconcile their differences.
     In fact, since the creation of the budget resolution in 
1974, only four times--1976, 1988, 1994, and 1996--have all 
regular appropriations bills been enacted by the beginning of 
the fiscal year (October 1).
    H.R. 3575, the Legally Binding Budget Act of 2011, reforms 
the budget process by establishing a mechanism at the beginning 
of the budget process to foster early cooperation between the 
House, Senate, and the President in reaching an agreement. This 
mechanism is a joint resolution on the budget, which would have 
the force of law and like all laws require the signature of the 
President (or a two-thirds majority of both Houses overriding a 
veto) to be enacted.
    Rep. Diane Black (R-TN) introduced H.R. 3575 on December 7, 
2011. The Rules Committee received a primary referral of the 
bill and the Budget Committee received a sequential referral. 
On January 23, 2012, the Rules Committee met in open session to 
markup H.R. 3575 as introduced. The Committee ordered the bill 
favorably reported, as amended, by a vote of 5 to 2 and filed 
its report with the House on January 31, 2012.
    The following amendments were offered during the 
Committee's markup:
    (1) Rep. Dreier (R-CA) amendments en bloc strike provisions 
relating to the schedule for consideration of the budget and 
inclusion of matter related to the debt limit, and clarifying 
the expedited procedures in the bill. Agreed to 5-2.
    (2) Rep. McGovern (D-MA) amendment to the Dreier amendment 
strikes section 7 from the bill. Failed 2-5.
    A section-by-section analysis of H.R. 3575 as reported by 
the Committee is as follows:
    Section 1. Short Title--This section provides the short 
title for the bill, the ``Legally Binding Budget Act of 2011.''
     Sec. 2. Definitions--This section strikes the definition 
of the term ``concurrent resolution on the budget'' from 
section 3 of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 (CBA) and 
inserts a new definition of the term ``joint resolution on the 
budget''.
    Sec. 3. Conforming Amendments to Section 300--This section 
makes conforming changes to the schedule for consideration of 
the budget to reflect the change from using a concurrent 
resolution to a joint resolution.
    Sec. 4. Amendments to Section 303 and Conforming 
Amendments--This section makes conforming changes to the 
section 303 of the CBA to reflect the change from using a 
concurrent resolution to a joint resolution.
    Sec. 5. Permissible Revisions of Budget Resolutions--This 
section revises section 304 of the CBA to provide that a joint 
resolution on the budget enacted into law may be amended by 
another joint resolution.
    Sec. 6. Limitations on the Content of Budget Resolutions--
This section clarifies that it will not be in order in the 
House of Representatives or in the Senate to consider any joint 
resolution on the budget or any amendment thereto or conference 
report thereon that include extraneous matters not listed in 
sections 301(a) or (b) of the CBA. The Committee intends that 
the joint resolution contain only those matters that have 
traditionally been included in past budget resolutions, and not 
be used as a vehicle for substantive changes in law.
    Sec. 7. Automatic Congressional Enforcement of Joint 
Resolution--This section adds a new section to title III of the 
CBA, which provides that if the President vetoes a joint 
resolution on the budget, or fails to sign it into law within 
15 days, the aggregates, allocations, and any other matters 
that pertain solely to the Congress set forth in that joint 
resolution will, for purposes of titles III and IV, and be 
enforceable in the House of Representatives and the Senate as 
if the joint resolution had been enacted.
     Sec. 8. Additional Amendments to the Congressional Budget 
Act of 1974 to Effectuate Joint Resolutions on the Budget--This 
section makes conforming amendments to sections 301, 302, 303, 
304, 305, 308, 310, 311, 312, 314, 405, and 904 of the CBA to 
reflect the change from using a concurrent resolution to a 
joint resolution.
    Sec. 9. Amendments to the Rules of the House of 
Representatives to Effectuate Joint Budget Resolutions--This 
section makes conforming amendments to clauses 1(d)(1), 
4(a)(4), 4(b)(2), 4(f)(1)(A), and 4(f)(2) of rule X, clause 10 
of rule XVIII, clause 10 of rule XX, and clauses 7 and 10 of 
rule XXI of the Rules of the House of Representatives to 
reflect the change from using a concurrent resolution to a 
joint resolution.
    Sec. 10. Conforming Amendments to the Balanced Budget and 
Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985--This section makes 
conforming changes to section 258 of the Balanced Budget and 
Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 to reflect the change 
from using a concurrent resolution to a joint resolution.

f. H.R. 3521, the Expedited Legislative Line-Item Veto and Rescissions 
        Act of 2011.

    The 111th Congress increased non-defense discretionary 
spending by nearly 25 percent - an 84 percent increase when the 
stimulus bill is included. The President's Budget for Fiscal 
Year 2012 would have increased spending by $6.2 trillion over 
the House-passed budget resolution.
     The 112th Congress has reduced discretionary spending by 
$95 billion below Fiscal Year 2010 levels. These reductions in 
spending mark the first time in modern history that Congress 
has cut discretionary spending two years in a row.
    H.R. 3521 provides an opportunity for the Executive branch 
to reexamine laws within 45 days after enactment for 
potentially wasteful or ill-advised spending. The legislation 
provides for consideration of presidential proposals for 
spending cuts under expedited procedures in the House and the 
Senate. The legislation allows the President to submit 
rescission proposals, but a new act of Congress, signed by the 
President, is required before rescissions can take effect. The 
bill ensures that the President and Congress have additional 
tools to evaluate and cut Federal spending, which will help the 
government make better-informed decisions about national 
priorities.
     On January 31, 2012, the Rules Committee met in open 
session to markup H.R. 3521. Chairman Dreier offered an 
amendment to the bill as reported by the Committee on the 
Budget. The Committee ordered the bill favorably reported, as 
amended, by a voice vote and filed its report with the House on 
February 2, 2012.
    The following amendments were offered during the 
Committee's markup:
    (1) Rep. Dreier (R-CA) amendment makes changes to the 
expedited procedures for consideration of an approval bill. 
Agreed to by voice vote.
    A section-by-section analysis of H.R. 3521 as reported by 
the Committee is as follows:
    Section 1. Short Title--This section provides the short 
title for the bill, the ``Expedited Legislative Line-Item Veto 
and Rescissions Act of 2012''.
    Sec. 2. Congressional Consideration of Proposed Rescissions 
and Deferrals of Budget Authority and Obligation Limitations--
Section 2 amends title X of the Congressional Budget and 
Impoundment Control Act of 1974 by: (1) striking Part B (except 
for sections 1013, 1015, and 1016, which are redesignated as 
sections 1017, 1018, and 1019); (2) striking Part C; and (3) 
inserting the following new sections:
      Sec. 1011. Congressional Consideration of 
Proposed Rescissions and Deferrals of Budget Authority and 
Obligation Limitations--This section establishes the time in 
which the President may propose rescissions of funding 
following the enactment of legislation. It also establishes the 
manner in which the proposals must be packaged, the method for 
transmitting the package to the Congress, and the contents of 
the special message.
     Sec. 1012. Grants of and Limitations on 
Presidential Authority--This section provides the President 
with the authority to withhold funding from obligation, subject 
to time limits, to ensure that funds are available for 
cancellation upon enactment of an approval bill. It also 
mandates that any savings achieved through these procedures be 
used for reducing the deficit or increasing the surplus. This 
section also provides for necessary adjustments to levels in 
the concurrent resolution on the budget and statutory limits.
      Sec. 1013. Expedited Consideration--This section 
provides for the introduction, referral, and consideration of 
an approval bill relating to a special message in the House and 
the Senate. This section prohibits amendments to an approval 
bill in the House or the Senate. It also provides for 
coordination with action by the other House and establishes 
that the expedited procedures prescribed in this section only 
apply to an approval bill introduced pursuant to this section. 
This section also establishes the procedures for the 
preparation and submission of CBO estimates relating to a 
special message.
      Sec. 1014. Treatment of Rescissions--This section 
provides that a rescission proposed by the President will take 
effect only upon enactment of an approval bill relating to the 
proposal.
     Sec. 1015. Definitions--This section defines the 
following terms: ``appropriation measure''; ``approval bill''; 
``day''; ``rescind or rescission''; ``Congressional Budget 
Office''; ``Comptroller General''; ``deferral of budget 
authority''; ``funding''; and ``withhold''.
      Sec. 1016. Expiration--This section provides that 
authority provided by the bill expires on December 31, 2015.
    Sec. 3. Technical and Conforming Amendments--Section 3 
makes technical and conforming changes relating to the title, 
table of contents, and designation of sections. This section 
also establishes that amendments made by this legislation are 
effective after the date of enactment.
    Sec. 4. Approval Measures Considered--Section 4 provides 
authority to make adjustments to the applicable allocations 
under section 302(a) for rescissions adopted by the House 
pending action by the Senate.

g. H.R. 2309, the Postal Reform Act of 2011.

    The Postal Service is at a critical juncture. Since fiscal 
year 2007, annual mail volume is down 21 percent and annual 
revenue is down more than $9 billion. The Postal Service lost a 
record $10.6 billion in fiscal year 2011. This $10.6 billion 
deficit comes on the heels of the $8.5 billion deficit incurred 
in fiscal year 2010. On June 24, 2011, the Postal Service began 
defaulting on payments due to the Federal Government for the 
employer portion of workers' pension contribution. The Postal 
Service is also unable to make a statutorily required $5.5 
billion payment to prefund retiree health expenses for current 
employees originally due on September 30, 2011.
    The Postal Service expects the electronic diversion of mail 
to continue indefinitely. Despite shedding more than 100,000 
workers through attrition over the last five years, the Postal 
Service has failed to cut costs quickly enough to offset the 
drop-off in mail and revenue. Consequently, this venerable 
American institution rests on the brink of insolvency. Without 
significant structural reforms, the 8 million American jobs 
tied to the mailing industry could be at risk.
    H.R. 2309, the Postal Reform Act of 2011, is intended to 
help correct the Postal Service's dire financial situation by 
addressing infrastructure and deregulation reforms, short-term 
solvency and restructuring, workforce flexibility, revenue 
enhancement and regulatory streamlining, and contracting 
reform.
    Two major pieces of the bill, as ordered reported by the 
Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, contained 
provisions within the jurisdiction of the Committee on Rules.
    Title I contains infrastructure reforms modeled after the 
Department of Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission 
(BRAC), and as such, contain expedited procedures falling 
within the jurisdiction of the Committee on Rules. The bill 
establishes a Commission on Postal Reform and requires the 
Commission to submit three plans for closures and 
consolidations: one for postal retail facilities; one for mail 
processing facilities; and, one for area and district offices. 
Each plan would be subject to Congressional disapproval similar 
to BRAC. The bill, as ordered reported by the Committee on 
Oversight and Government Reform, provides for expedited 
procedures for the consideration of a joint resolution of 
disapproval of the Commission's recommendations similar to the 
expedited procedures contained in BRAC. These procedures, 
however, were outdated as they contained unified procedures for 
both the House of Representatives and the Senate. Due to the 
differences in process between the two chambers, the amendment 
adopted by the Rules Committee bifurcates the expedited 
procedures to reflect modern practice. It also extended the 
timeline for consideration of the joint resolution of 
disapproval from 30 to 45 calendar days. Customarily, the House 
of Representatives does not attempt to dictate Senate 
procedure. The language concerning Senate procedure is intended 
as a placeholder for future Senate action on the bill.
    Title II contains short-term solvency and restructuring 
reforms modeled after the District of Columbia Financial 
Responsibility and Management Assistance Authority (D.C. 
Control Board) used in the 1990s in order to restore D.C.'s 
solvency after a period of financial mismanagement. The bill 
provides the Postal Service with a temporary $10 billion 
increase in its line of credit to finance restructuring. If, 
after two years, the Postal Service fails to reduce its annual 
losses to less than $2 billion, including any defaults or 
missed payments, a new Financial Responsibility and Management 
Assistance Authority (the Authority) will take full control 
over the Postal Service. The Authority would replace the Postal 
Service's existing Board of Governors as the management unit of 
the Postal Service. The Authority is given a series of 
aggressive cost-cutting targets and provided with tools to 
ensure adequate restructuring and financial improvement. Once 
the Authority certifies, with the concurrence of the Secretary 
of the Treasury and the Director of the Office of Management 
and Budget, that the Postal Service has been returned to 
profitability, the Authority will become dormant, and the 
previous authority of the Board of Governors will be restored.
     Under the bill, as reported by the Committee on Oversight 
and Government Reform, the termination of the control period of 
the Authority would have been subject to Congressional approval 
using expedited procedures also modeled after BRAC. Congress 
would have had 30 calendar days to approve of the termination 
of the control period after which the control period would 
automatically terminate. The amendment adopted by the Rules 
Committee removed the superfluous requirement for Congressional 
approval of the termination of the control period.
    On March 26, 2012, the Rules Committee met in open session 
and Mr. Sessions moved that the Committee report the bill (H.R. 
2309) with an amendment in the nature of a substitute 
consisting of the text of the bill as reported by the Committee 
on Oversight and Government Reform. The Committee ordered H.R. 
2309 favorably reported to the House with an amendment in the 
nature of a substitute consisting of the text of the bill as 
reported by the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, 
as amended, by a voice vote, a quorum being present.
    The following amendments were offered to the motion during 
consideration of H.R. 2309 by the full Committee on March 26, 
2012:
     (1) Rep. Dreier (R-CA) amendment modifying the time period 
in Sec. 105 for Congressional consideration of joint 
resolutions of disapproval relating to reports from the 
Commission on Postal Reform, replacing the expedited procedures 
contained in section 106, and striking the Congressional 
approval of the termination of the control period in subtitle D 
of title II. Agreed to by voice vote.
    (2) Rep. McGovern (D-MA) amendment striking subtitle A of 
title I and replace it with a requirement that the USPS provide 
greater transparency in their mail processing facility closure 
procedures. The amendment would require the USPS to follow the 
same guidelines and stipulations for closing mail processing 
facilities as they do for the closure of post offices. Failed 
4-6.
    The Committee adopts as its own the section-by-section 
analysis of the legislation of H.R. 2309 contained in H. Rept. 
112-363, part 1 with the modifications as follow, reflecting 
the amendment adopted by the Committee:
      Sec. 105. Implementation of closures and 
consolidations--This section provides that closures and 
consolidations recommended by the Commission on Postal Reform 
must be completed within two years of the submission of the 
relevant plan to Congress. Congress may prevent the 
implementation of all recommendations in a final report from 
the Commission on Postal Reform if a joint resolution of 
disapproval is enacted within forty-five days of the submission 
of a plan to Congress.
      Sec. 106. Congressional consideration of final 
CPR reports--This section provides for the construction of a 
joint resolution of disapproval and requires the introduction 
of the joint resolution of disapproval by the majority leader 
of each House within 3 legislative or session days. It further 
provides 10 legislative days in the House of Representatives 
for committee consideration, after which the joint resolution 
of disapproval is subject to a motion to discharge. It also 
makes in order a motion to proceed to consideration of the 
joint resolution of disapproval after the joint resolution has 
been reported to the House or discharged from committee and 
provides 5 hours of debate on the joint resolution of 
disapproval and that the joint resolution of disapproval shall 
not be subject to amendment at any point. The Committee intends 
that the provisions relating to Senate consideration are 
intended as a place-holder for further Senate action.
      Sec. 231. Termination of control period, etc.--
This provision was stricken.
      Sec. 232. Congressional consideration of 
recommendation--This provision was stricken.

h. H.R. 6169, the Pathway to Job Creation Through a Simpler, Fairer Tax 
        Code Act of 2012.

    The U.S. tax code is no longer working for the American 
people. First, it is far too complex and bloated. Since 2001, 
there have been nearly 4,500 changes made to the tax code, 
averaging more than one each day over the past decade. The tax 
code's complexity leads nearly nine out of ten families either 
to hire tax preparers (60 percent) or purchase software (29 
percent) to file their taxes, while 71 percent of 
unincorporated businesses are forced to pay someone else to 
prepare their taxes. Complying with the tax code under these 
circumstances forces individuals, families and employers to 
spend over six billion hours and over $160 billion per year in 
an effort to faithfully comply with the burdensome and 
complicated federal tax system. These wasted resources are a 
drain on economic growth and job creation.
    Second, the U.S. tax code is unfair. It contains hundreds 
of provisions that only benefit certain special interests, 
resulting in a system of winners and losers. Due to this 
imbalance, the tax code violates the fundamental principle of 
equal justice by subjecting families in similar circumstances 
to significantly different tax bills. Furthermore, many tax 
preferences, sometimes referred to as ``tax expenditures,'' 
have the same impact as government spending--rather than 
allowing markets to direct economic resources to their most 
efficient uses, the Government redirects resources 
inefficiently and inequitably. The exclusions, deductions, 
credits, and special rules that make up such tax expenditures 
amount to over $1 trillion per year, nearly matching the total 
amount of annual revenue that is generated from the income tax 
itself. In some cases, tax subsidies can literally take the 
form of spending through the tax code, redistributing taxes 
paid by some Americans to individuals and businesses that do 
not pay any income tax at all.
    Third, the current system and the failure of Congress to 
adopt a permanent tax code with stable statutory tax policy 
have created greater economic uncertainty. Tax rates have been 
scheduled to increase sharply in three of the last five years, 
requiring the enactment of repeated temporary extensions. 
Additionally, approximately 70 other, more targeted tax 
provisions expired in 2011 or are currently scheduled to expire 
by the end of 2012. Working families and small business owners 
are not able to plan for the future or make rational business 
decisions, including hiring decisions, in this environment of 
uncertainty.
    All of these challenges argue forcefully for comprehensive 
reform. However, obstructionism, dilatory tactics and the 
complexities of the legislative process have thus far prevented 
the reform process from moving forward. Steps must be taken to 
streamline the process and ensure that Congress can deliver on 
comprehensive tax reform.
    On July 26, 2012, the Rules Committee met in open session 
to markup H.R. 6169. The Committee ordered the bill favorably 
reported, without amendment, by a vote of 6 to 2 and filed its 
report with the House on July 30, 2012.
    The following amendments were offered during the 
Committee's markup:
     Rep. McGovern (D-MA) amendment requires that 
expedited procedures only apply to tax reform. Failed 2-6.
     Rep. McGovern (D-MA) amendment prohibits the 
sponsor of the tax reform bill and the individual making the 
notification under subsection (b) from being the same person. 
Failed 2-6.
     Rep. McGovern (D-MA) amendment strikes section 3. 
Failed. Failed 2-6.
     Rep. Slaughter (D-NY) amendment strikes all after 
section 1 and insert a Sense of Congress Regarding 
Comprehensive Tax Reform. Failed 2-6.
    A section-by-section analysis of H.R. 6169 as reported by 
the Committee is as follows:
    Section 1. Short Title. This section provides the short 
title of the bill, the ``Pathway to Job Creation through a 
Simpler, Fairer Tax Code Act of 2012''.
    Sec. 2. Findings and Purposes. Section 2 describes certain 
findings related to the current state of the Internal Revenue 
Code of 1986 and establishes the purposes of the legislation.
    Sec. 3. Expedited Consideration of a Measure Providing for 
Comprehensive Tax Reform. Section 3 establishes expedited 
procedures for consideration of a measure providing for 
comprehensive tax reform.
    This section defines a ``tax reform bill'' as a bill 
introduced by the chair of the Committee on Ways and Means 
before April 30, 2013 and entitled ``A bill to provide for 
comprehensive tax reform.'' Further, in order to qualify as a 
tax reform bill, the measure must be the subject of a 
certification to the House and Senate from the chair of the 
Joint Committee on Taxation that the bill as introduced 
contains the following proposals: (1) consolidation of the 
current individual income tax brackets into no more than two 
brackets of 10 and not greater than 25 percent; (2) reduction 
in the corporate tax rate to not greater than 25 percent; (3) 
repeal of the Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT); (4) broadening of 
the tax base to maintain revenue between 18 and 19 percent of 
the economy; and (5) change from a ``worldwide'' to a 
``territorial'' system of taxation. The certification by the 
chair of the Joint Committee on Taxation is only applicable to 
the bill as introduced. The Committee intends that the 
certification is not required at any other stage in the 
legislative process for a bill to be eligible for the expedited 
procedures contained in the bill.
    Subsection (c) establishes procedures for the expedited 
consideration of the tax reform bill in the House of 
Representatives, which include the following:
     Any committee that receives a referral on the tax 
reform bill must report the legislation to the House within 20 
calendar days. Failure to report the legislation within that 
time period will result in an automatic discharge.
     If the Rules Committee has not provided a special 
order for consideration of the tax reform bill within 15 
legislative days after the bill has been reported or 
discharged, the majority leader (or after two additional 
legislative days any Member), may offer a motion to proceed to 
the tax reform bill.
     If the motion to proceed is agreed to, debate on 
the bill is limited to four hours equally divided and 
controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the 
Committee on Ways and Means. The bill is subject to amendment 
under the five-minute rule and one motion to recommit the bill 
is in order.
     Subsection (d) establishes procedures for the 
expedited consideration of the tax reform bill in the Senate, 
which include the following:
     The bill must be referred to the Committee on 
Finance, which must report the bill within 15 calendar days 
after receipt of the bill in the Senate. Failure to report the 
legislation within that time period will result in an automatic 
discharge.
     After the Finance Committee reports the tax reform 
bill or the bill is discharged, the majority leader (or after 
two additional session days any Member) may offer a motion to 
proceed to the bill. The motion is not debatable--cloture is 
not required before a vote on the motion to proceed.
     Debate on amendments is limited to two hours on 
each amendment--cloture is not required before votes on 
individual amendments. Amendments must be relevant to the tax 
reform bill.
     There is no limit on the total time available for 
debate on the tax reform bill--cloture on the underlying bill 
may still be required prior to a vote on passage.
    This section also contains procedures to facilitate and 
expedite going to conference on the tax reform bill and 
appointment of conferees. In the House, the chair of the 
Committee on Ways and Means may offer any motion specified in 
clause 1 of rule XXII. In the Senate, the chair must lay the 
message from the House before the Senate, the motion to go to 
conference and the motion to authorize the chair to appoint 
conferees are to be agreed to, and the chair is authorized to 
appoint conferees with a ratio agreed to with the concurrence 
of both leaders.
    Finally, the bill also reaffirms that these provisions are 
enacted by the Congress as an exercise of the rulemaking power 
of the House of Representatives and Senate.

                   V. ACTIVITIES OF THE SUBCOMMITTEES


  A. Activities of the Subcommittee on Legislative and Budget Process

    During the 112th Congress, the Subcommittee on Legislative 
and Budget has convened once on January 24, 2012 to consider 
H.R. 114, the Biennial Budgeting and Appropriations Act of 
2011.


                      1. jurisdiction and purpose

    The Committee on Rules first established the Subcommittee 
on Legislative Process in 1979 at the beginning of the 96th 
Congress; it has been reestablished at the start of each 
Congress since. In early 1995, the Committee changed the name 
of this body to the Subcommittee on Legislative and Budget 
Process to better reflect its jurisdiction.
    In the 112th Congress, the Subcommittee retained its 
traditional makeup of seven Members, with the majority holding 
five of the spots, and the minority holding the remaining two. 
Chaired by Rep. Pete Sessions of Texas, the Subcommittee also 
claims Rep. Virginia Foxx of North Carolina (Vice Chairman), 
Rep. Rob Woodall of Georgia, Rep. Dan Webster of Florida, Rep. 
David Dreier of California, Rep. Alcee L. Hastings of Florida 
(Ranking Member), and Rep. Jared Polis of Colorado.
    Committee Rule 5(a)(1)(A) assigns to the Subcommittee the 
general responsibility for measures or matters related to 
relations between the Congress and the Executive Branch. The 
legislation falling within the panel's jurisdiction includes 
resolutions and bills, with the primary statute within the 
Subcommittee's jurisdiction being the Congressional Budget and 
Impoundment Control Act of 1974 (Public Law 93-344 as amended). 
The Subcommittee also continues to exercise jurisdiction over 
budget process-related provisions found in Part C of the 
Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 
(Public Law 99-177 as amended by Public Laws 100-119, 101-508 
and 103-44) and the Budget Enforcement Act of 1990 (Title XIII 
of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1993 (Public Law 
103- 44)). Legislation is referred to the Subcommittee at the 
discretion of the Chairman of the Committee on Rules. In this 
Congress, one bill has been referred to the subcommittee.

             2. summary of activities in the 112th congress


a. H.R. 114, the Biennial Budgeting and Appropriations Act of 2011

    On January 24, 2012, the Subcommittee on Legislative and 
Budget Process held an original jurisdiction hearing on H.R. 
114, the Biennial Budgeting and Appropriations Act of 2011. The 
bill was introduced by full Committee Chairman David Dreier on 
January 5, 2011. The hearing, which focused on the need for 
reform of the Congressional budgeting process, specifically the 
budgeting timetable, included testimony from five members 
(Representatives C.W. Bill Young of Florida, David E. Price of 
North Carolina, Ed Whitfield of Kentucky, Reid J. Ribble of 
Wisconsin, and Steve Stivers of Ohio). Outside witnesses 
included Maya C. MacGuineas, President of the Committee for a 
Responsible Federal Budget and Director of the Fiscal Policy 
Program for the New America Foundation, and Scott Lilly, Senior 
Fellow at the Center for American Progress.

 3. legislation referred to the subcommittee on legislative and budget 
                                process


                                           Measures Referred to Subcommittee on Legislative and Budget Process
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H.R. 114........................................   Biennial Budgeting and Appropriations Act of 2011
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  B. Activities of the Subcommittee on Rules and Organization of the 
                                 House

    During the 112th Congress, the Subcommittee on Rules and 
Organization of the House did not convene.


                      1. jurisdiction and purpose

    The Subcommittee was first established at the beginning of 
the 96th Congress as the Subcommittee on Rules of the House. At 
the beginning of the 104th Congress, its name was changed to 
the Subcommittee on Rules and Organization of the House to more 
accurately reflect the Subcommittee's mission and jurisdiction. 
In the 107th Congress, the Subcommittee's name was modified to 
the Subcommittee on Technology and the House, and at the 
beginning of the 109th Congress, the name reverted back to the 
Subcommittee on Rules and Organization of the House. The 
Subcommittee's jurisdiction remains unchanged and it maintains 
its previous membership of seven Representatives, with five 
serving from the majority and two from the minority. Chaired by 
Rep. Richard B. Nugent of Florida, the Subcommittee roster also 
includes Rep. Rob Bishop of Utah (Vice Chairman), Rep. Tim 
Scott of South Carolina, Rep. David Dreier of California, Rep. 
James P. McGovern of Massachusetts, and Rep. Louise McIntosh 
Slaughter of New York. There is currently a vacancy on the 
Subcommittee.
    Committee Rule 5(a)(1)(B) assigns to the Subcommittee the 
general responsibility for measures or matters related to 
process and procedures of the House, relations between the two 
Houses of Congress, relations between Congress and the 
Judiciary, and internal operations of the House. The 
Subcommittee is primarily responsible for the continuing 
examination of the committee structure and jurisdictional 
issues of all House committees. It remains committed to a 
continuing study of the organization and operations of the 
House. Legislation is referred to the Subcommittee at the 
discretion of the Chairman of the Committee on Rules. 
Legislation has yet to be referred to the Subcommittee during 
the 112th Congress.

             2. summary of activities in the 112th congress

    The Subcommittee on Rules and Organization of the House did 
not convene during the 112th Congress.

 3. legislation referred to the subcommittee on rules and organization 
                              of the house

    Legislation was not referred to the Subcommittee on Rules 
and Organization of the House during the 112th Congress.

VI. STATISTICAL PROFILE OF THE COMMITTEE ON RULES IN THE 112TH CONGRESS


                A. Statistics on Special Orders or Rules
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1. Number of formal requests for Rules Committee hearings..        132
  (a). Number of rules requested for original consideration        128
   of measures, rules for further consideration, rules for
   disposition of Senate amendments........................
  (b). Number of rules requested on conference reports.....          4
  (c). Number of rules requested on procedural matters.....          0
  (d). Number of formal rules requested otherwise disposed           0
   of by procedures other than the Rules Committee.........
2. Number of formal requests pending.......................          0
3. Number of hearing days --
  (a) 1st Session:.........................................         73
    (1) Regular meetings...................................         43
    (2) Emergency meetings.................................         25
    (3) Regular/Emergency meetings.........................         5*
  (b) 2nd Session:.........................................         48
    (1) Regular meetings...................................         29
    (2) Emergency meetings.................................         12
    (3) Regular/Emergency meetings.........................         7*
4. Number of special orders or ``rules'' reported from the         129
 Rules Committee...........................................
  (a) Number of bills and resolutions provided                     159
   consideration pursuant to a rule........................
    (1) Bills..............................................        131
    (2) Joint Resolutions..................................          8
    (3) Concurrent Resolutions.............................          6
    (4) Simple Resolutions.................................         14
   (b) Types of amendment structures for consideration of
   bills and resolutions--
    (1) Open...............................................         14
    (2) Modified Open......................................         11
    (3) Structured.........................................         66
    (4) Closed.............................................         53
  (c) Categories of Rules Granted with Certain Floor
   Management Tools--
    (1) General Debate only................................          3
    (2) Providing for the Consideration of Multiple                 33
     Measures..............................................
    (3) Expedited Procedures Rules (waiving 2/3                     11
     requirement)..........................................
    (4) Suspension Day Rules...............................         15
    (5) Chairman's en bloc authority.......................          5
  (d) Categories of Rules Granted to Resolve Differences
   Among and Responding to the Legislative Actions of
   Committees--
    (1) Self-Executing Rules...............................         37
    (2) Original Text Rules................................         47
  (e) Categories of Rules Granted Dealing with House-Senate
   Relations--
    (1) Senate Hook-up Rules...............................          0
    (2) Disposition of Senate Amendments...................          9
    (3) Conference Report Rules............................          7
    (4) Engrossment of Multiple Measures Rules.............          4
    (5) Motions to go to conference........................          2
    (6) Instructing the Clerk regarding the transmittal of           2
     papers................................................
  (f) Disposition of the 129 special orders or ``rules''
   reported from the Rules Committee--
    (1) Adopted by the House...............................        127
    (2) Rejected by the House..............................          0
    (3) Resolutions Amended................................          4
    (4) Laid on the Table..................................          2
    (5) Pending on the House Calendar at the close of the            1
     112th Congress........................................
5. Waivers of House rules, standing orders, and the
 Congressional Budget Act granted (waivers may apply to
 underlying measures, matter made in order as original
 text, motions, or amendments)--...........................
  (a) Waivers of rules of the House:
    (1) Rule XI, clause 2(h)...............................          1
    (2) Rule XIII, clause 3(c)(1)..........................          1
    (3) Rule XIII, clause 3(c)(4)..........................          8
    (4) Rule XIII, clause 3(e).............................          2
    (5) Rule XIII, clause 4(a).............................          5
    (6) Rule XIII, clause 4(c).............................         13
    (7) Rule XIII, clause 6(a).............................         12
    (8) Rule XVI, clause 7.................................         18
    (9) Rule XVIII, clause 10..............................          2
    (10) Rule XXI, clause 2................................         16
    (11) Rule XXI, clause 4................................          6
    (12) Rule XXI, clause 5(a).............................          6
    (13) Rule XXI, clause 9................................          1
    (14) Rule XXI, clause 9(a)(2)..........................          1
    (15) Rule XXI, clause 10...............................         12
    (16) Rule XXI, clause 11...............................          5
    (17) Rule XXII, clause 5...............................          2
    (18) Rule XXII, clause 8(a)(1)(A)......................          4
    (19) Rule XXII, clause 9...............................          7
    (20) Rule XXII, clause 10..............................          2
    (21) Section 3(j)(5) of H. Res. 5 of the 112th Congress          2
  (b) Waivers of the Budget Enforcement:
    (1) Section 302(f).....................................         21
    (2) Section 303(a).....................................         10
    (3) Section 306........................................         18
    (4) Section 309........................................          1
    (5) Section 311(a).....................................         12
    (6) Section 13302(a)...................................          1
 * Denotes a regularly scheduled meeting to which an emergency item was
 added.
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             B. Statistics on Original Jurisdiction Measures
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1. Full Committee--
  (a) Number of bills and resolutions referred.............        158
  (b) Number of measures referred to the subcommittees:....          1
    (1) Exclusive Referrals to the Subcommittee on the               1
     Legislative and Budget Process........................
    (2) Exclusive Referrals to the Subcommittee on Rules             0
     and Organization of the House.........................
    (3) Joint Referrals....................................          0
  (c) Number of hearings and markups held by the full                8
   committee...............................................
  (d) Number of measures reported by the full committee:...          8
    (1) Disposition of measures reported--
      (a) Measures adopted by the House....................          6
      (b) Measures reported and pending floor action at the          2
       close of the 112th Congress.........................
      (c) Measures rejected by the House...................          0
      (d) Measures tabled by the House.....................          0
2. Subcommittee on the Legislative and Budget Process:.....
  (a) Measures referred....................................          1
  (b) Days of hearings and markups.........................          1
  (c) Measures reported....................................          0
3. Subcommittee on Rules and Organization of the House:....          0
  (a) Measures referred....................................          0
  (b) Days of hearings and markups.........................          0
  (c) Measures reported....................................          0
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                           VII. PUBLICATIONS


                        a. printed publications


                          1. committee prints

    1. H.R. 658--FAA Air Transport Modernization and 
Improvement Act. Rules Committee Print 112-1.
    2. H.R. 1315--Consumer Financial Protection Safety and 
Soundness Improvement Act of 2011. Rules Committee Print 112-2.
    3. H.R. 1892--Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal 
Year 2012. Rules Committee Print 112-3.
    4. H.R. 2838--Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Act 
of 2011. Rules Committee Print 112-4.
    5. H.R. 527--Regulatory Flexibility Improvements Act of 
2011. Rules Committee Print 112-5.
    6. Rules Adopted by the Committees of the House of 
Representatives. One Hundred Twelfth Congress (2011-2012). 
Rules Committee Print 112-6.
    7. Rules of the Committee on Rules. Rules Committee Print 
112-7.
    8. H.R. 1173--Fiscal Responsibility and Retirement Security 
Act of 2011. Rules Committee Print 112-8.
    9. H.R. 3578--Baseline Reform Act of 2011. Rules Committee 
Print 112-9.
    10. H.R. 3582--Pro-Growth Budgeting Act of 2011. Rules 
Committee Print 112-10.
    11. H.R. 1734--Civilian Property Realignment Act. Rules 
Committee Print 112-11.
    12. H.R. 3521--Expedited Legislative Line-Item Veto and 
Rescissions Act of 2012. Rules Committee Print 112-12.
    13. H.R. 3581--Budget and Accounting Transparency Act of 
2012. Rules Committee Print 112-13.
    14. H.R. 7--American Energy and Infrastructure Jobs Act of 
2012. Rules Committee Print 112-14.
    15. H.R. 1837--San Joaquin Valley Water Reliability Act. 
Rules Committee Print 112-15.
    16. H.R. 114--Biennial Budgeting and Appropriations Act of 
2011. Rules Committee Hearing 112-A. Rules Committee Print 112-
16.
    17. H.R. 3606--Reopening American Capital Markets to 
Emerging Growth Companies Act of 2011. Rules Committee Print 
112-17.
    18. H.R. 5--Protecting Access to Healthcare Act. Rules 
Committee Print 112-18.
    19. H.R. 4089--Sportsmen's Heritage Act of 2012. Rules 
Committee Print 112-19.
    20. H.R. 3523--Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection 
Act. Rules Committee Print 112-20.
    21. H.R. ____--Sequester Replacement Reconciliation Act of 
2012. Rules Committee Print 112-21. [*This legislation was 
subsequently filed as H.R. 5662]
    22. H.R. 4310--National Defense Authorization Act for 
Fiscal Year 2013. Rules Committee Print 112-22.
    23. H.R. 436--Protect Medical Innovation Act of 2011. Rules 
Committee Print 112-23.
    24. H.R. 4480--Strategic Energy Production Act of 2012. 
Rules Committee Print 112-24.
    25. H.R. 2578--To amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act 
related to a segment of the Lower Merced River in California, 
and for other purposes. Rules Committee Print 112-25.
    26. H.R. 4402--National Strategic and Critical Minerals 
Production Act of 2012. Rules Committee Print 112-26.
    27. H.R. 3210--RELIEF Act. Rules Committee Print 112-27.
    28. H.R. 4078--Regulatory Freeze for Jobs Act of 2012. 
Rules Committee Print 112-28.
    29. H.R. 4402--National Strategic and Critical Minerals 
Production Act of 2012. Rules Committee Print 112-29.
    30. H.R. 5544--Minnesota Education investment and 
Employment Act. Rules Committee Print 112-30.
    31. H.R. 6213--No More Solyndras Act. Rules Committe Print 
112-31.
    32. H.R. 3409--Coal Miner Employment and Domestic Energy 
Infrastructure Protection Act. Rules Committee Print 112-32.
    33. H.R. 6156--Russia and Moldova Jackson-Vanik Repeal Act 
of 2012. Rules Committee Print 112-33.
    34. H.R. 6429--STEM Jobs Act of 2012. Rules Committee Print 
112-34.


                            VIII. APPENDICES


                              A. Table 1a.--Types of Rules Granted (Consideration)
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                    Resolution            Bill                                   Title
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General Debate:                                        .........................................................
                 H. Res. 269       H.R. 1540.........  National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012
                 H. Res. 547       H.R. 7............  American Energy and Infrastructure Jobs Act of 2012
                 H. Res. 656       H.R. 4310.........  National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013
                 ................                      .........................................................
Open:            ................                      .........................................................
                 H. Res. 287       H.R. 2017.........  Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2012
                 H. Res. 288       H.R. 2055.........  Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related
                                                        Agencies Appropriations Act, 2012
                 H. Res. 300       H.R. 2112.........  Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug
                                                        Administration and Related Agencies Appropriations Act,
                                                        2012
                 H. Res. 320       H.R. 2219.........  Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2012
                 H. Res. 337       H.R. 2354.........  Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act, 2012
                 H. Res. 363       H.R. 2584.........  Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related
                                                        Agencies Appropriations Act, 2012
                 H. Res. 643       H.R. 5326.........  Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies
                                                        Appropriations Act, 2013
                 H. Res. 667       H.R. 5325.........  Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies
                                                        Appropriations Act, 2013
                 H. Res. 667       H.R. 5854.........  Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related
                                                        Agencies Appropriations Act, 2013
                 H. Res. 667       H.R. 5855.........  Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2013
                 H. Res. 697       H.R. 5972.........  Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and
                                                        Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2013
                 H. Res. 697       H.R. 5973.........  Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug
                                                        Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act,
                                                        2013
                 H. Res. 717       H.R. 5856.........  Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2013
                 H. Res. 717       H.R. 6020.........  Financial Services and General Government Appropriations
                                                        Act, 2013
                 ................                      .........................................................
Modified Open:                                         .........................................................
                 H. Res. 54        H.R. 359..........  To reduce Federal spending and the deficit by terminating
                                                        taxpayer financing of presidential campaign and party
                                                        conventions.
                 H. Res. 92        H.R. 1............  Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2011
                 H. Res. 150       H.R. 830..........  FHA Refinance Program Termination Act
                 H. Res. 151       H.R. 836..........  Emergency Mortgage Relief Program Termination Act
                 H. Res. 236       H.R. 1214.........  To repeal mandatory funding for school-based health
                                                        center construction.
                 H. Res. 269       H.R. 1216.........  To amend the Public Health Service Act to convert funding
                                                        for graduate medical education in qualified teaching
                                                        health centers from direct appropriations to an
                                                        authorization of appropriations.
                 H. Res. 419       H.R. 2681.........  Cement Sector Regulatory Relief Act of 2011
                 H. Res. 419       H.R. 2250.........  EPA Regulatory Relief Act of 2011
                 H. Res. 522       H.R. 1173.........  Fiscal Responsibility and Retirement Security Act of 2011
                 H. Res. 570       H.R. 2842.........  Bureau of Reclamation Small Conduit Hydropower
                                                        Development and Rural Jobs Act of 2011
                 H. Res. 587       H.R. 2087.........  To remove restrictions from a parcel of land situated in
                                                        the Atlantic District, Accomack County, Virginia.
                 ................                      .........................................................
Structured:                                            .........................................................
                 H. Res. 26        H. Res. 9.........  Instructing certain committees to report legislation
                                                        replacing the job-killing health care law.
                 H. Res. 128       H.R. 662..........  Surface Transportation Extension Act of 2011
                 H. Res. 170       H.R. 839..........  HAMP Termination Act of 2011
                 H. Res. 170       H.R. 861..........  NSP Termination Act of 2011
                 H. Res. 186       H.R. 471..........  Scholarships for Opportunity and Results Act
                 H. Res. 189       H.R. 658..........  FAA Reauthorization and Reform Act of 2011
                 H. Res. 203       H.R. 910..........  Energy Tax Prevention Act of 2011
                 H. Res. 219       H.R. 1217.........  To repeal the Prevention and Public Health Fund.
                 H. Res. 223       H. Con. Res. 34...  Establishing the budget for the United States Government
                                                        for fiscal year 2012 and setting forth appropriate
                                                        budgetary levels for fiscal years 2013 through 2021.
                 H. Res. 236       H.R. 1213.........  To repeal mandatory funding provided to States in the
                                                        Patient and Affordable Care Act to establish American
                                                        Health Benefit Exchanges.
                 H. Res. 245       H.R. 1229.........  Putting the Gulf of Mexico Back to Work Act
                 H. Res. 245       H.R. 1230.........  Restarting American Offshore Leasing Now Act
                 H. Res. 257       H.R. 1231.........  Reversing President Obama's Offshore Moratorium Act
                 H. Res. 264       H.R. 754..........  Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2011
                 H. Res. 276       H.R. 1540.........  National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012
                 H. Res. 316       H.R. 2021.........  Jobs and Energy Permitting Act of 2011
                 H. Res. 316       H.R. 1249.........  America Invents Act
                 H. Res. 340       H.R. 1309.........  Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2011
                 H. Res. 347       H.R. 2018.........  Clean Water Cooperative Federalism Act of 2011
                 H. Res. 358       H.R. 1315.........  Consumer Financial Protection Safety and Soundness
                                                        Improvement Act of 2011
                 H. Res. 359       H.R. 2551.........  Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2012
                 H. Res. 370       H.R. 1938.........  North American-Made Energy Security Act
                 H. Res. 392       H.R. 2218.........  Empowering Parents through Quality Charter Schools Act
                 H. Res. 392       H.R. 1892.........  Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012
                 H. Res. 406       H.R. 2401.........  Transparency in Regulatory Analysis of Impacts on the
                                                        Nation Act of 2011
                 H. Res. 431       H.R. 2273.........  Coal Residuals Reuse and Management Act
                 H. Res. 444       H.R. 1904.........  Southeast Arizona Land Exchange and Conservation Act of
                                                        2011
                 H. Res. 453       H.R. 2930.........  Entrepreneur Access to Capital Act
                 H. Res. 453       H.R. 2940.........  Access to Capital for Job Creators Act
                 H. Res. 455       H.R. 2838.........  Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Act of 2011
                 H. Res. 463       H.R. 822..........  National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act of 2011
                 H. Res. 470       H.R. 3094.........  Workforce Democracy and Fairness Act
                 H. Res. 477       H.R. 527..........  Regulatory Flexibility Improvements Act of 2011
                 H. Res. 477       H.R. 3010.........  Regulatory Accountability Act of 2011
                 H. Res. 479       H.R. 10...........  Regulations From the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act of
                                                        2011
                 H. Res. 487       H.R. 1633.........  Farm Dust Regulation Prevention Act of 2011
                 H. Res. 534       H.R. 3578.........  Baseline Reform Act of 2011
                 H. Res. 534       H.R. 3582.........  Pro-Growth Budgeting Act of 2011
                 H. Res. 537       H.R. 1734.........  Civilian Property Realignment Act
                 H. Res. 539       H.R. 3581.........  Budget and Accounting Transparency Act of 2011
                 H. Res. 540       H.R. 3521.........  Expedited Line-Item Veto and Rescissions Act of 2011
                 H. Res. 547       H.R. 3408.........  Protecting Investment in Oil Shale the Next Generation of
                                                        Environmental, Energy, and Resource Security Act
                 H. Res. 547       H.R. 3813.........  Securing Annuities for Federal Employees Act of 2012
                 H. Res. 563       H.R. 2117.........  Protecting Academic Freedom in Higher Education Act
                 H. Res. 566       H.R. 1837.........  San Joaquin Valley Water Reliability Act
                 H. Res. 572       H.R. 3606.........  Reopening American Capital Markets to Emerging Growth
                                                        Companies Act of 2011
                 H. Res. 591       H.R. 5............  Help Efficient, Accessible, Low-cost, Timely Healthcare
                                                        (HEALTH) Act of 2011
                 H. Res. 595       H.R. 3309.........  Federal Communications Commission Process Reform Act of
                                                        2011
                 H. Res. 597       H. Con. Res. 112..  Establishing the budget for the United States Government
                                                        for fiscal year 2013 and setting forth appropriate
                                                        budgetary levels for fiscal years 2014 through 2022
                 H. Res. 614       H.R. 4089.........  Sportsmen's Heritage Act of 2012
                 H. Res. 619       H.R. 4348.........  Surface Transportation Extension Act of 2012, Part II
                 H. Res. 620       H.R. 9............  Small Business Tax Cut Act
                 H. Res. 631       H.R. 3523.........  Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act of 2011
                 H. Res. 661       H.R. 4310.........  National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013
                 H. Res. 667       H.R. 5743.........  Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013
                 H. Res. 679       H.R. 5882.........  Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2013
                 H. Res. 688       H.R. 2578.........  To amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act related to a
                                                        segment of the Lower Merced River in California, and for
                                                        other purposes.
                 H. Res. 691       H.R. 4480.........  Strategic Energy Production Act of 2012
                 H. Res. 726       H.R. 4402.........  National Strategic and Critical Minerals Production Act
                                                        of 2012
                 H. Res. 738       H.R. 4078.........  Regulatory Freeze for Jobs Act of 2012
                 H. Res. 738       H.R. 6082.........  Congressional Replacement of President Obama's Energy-
                                                        Restricting and Job-Limiting Offshore Drilling Plan
                 H. Res. 747       H.R. 6169.........  Pathway to Job Creation through a Simpler, Fairer Tax
                                                        Code Act of 2012
                 H. Res. 747       H.R. 8............  Job Protection and Recession Prevention Act of 2012
                 H. Res. 773       H.R. 5544.........  Minnesota Education Investment and Employment Act
                 H. Res. 779       H.R. 6213.........  No More Solyndras Act
                 H. Res. 788       H.R. 3409.........  Coal Miner Employment and Domestic Energy Infrastructure
                                                        Protection Act
                 ................                      .........................................................
Closed:          ................                      .........................................................
                 H. Res. 26        H. Res. 27........  Relating to the status of certain actions taken by
                                                        Members-elect.
                 H. Res. 26        H.R. 2............  Repealing the Job-Killing Health Care Law
                 H. Res. 43        H. Res. 38........  To reduce spending through a transition to non-security
                                                        spending at fiscal year 2008 levels or less.
                 H. Res. 73        H. Res. 72........  Directing certain standing committees to inventory and
                                                        review existing, pending, and proposed regulations and
                                                        orders from agencies of the Federal Government,
                                                        particularly with respect to their effect on jobs and
                                                        economic growth.
                 H. Res. 79        H.R. 514..........  To extend expiring provisions of the USA PATRIOT
                                                        Improvement and Reauthorization Act of 2005 and
                                                        Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004
                                                        relating to access to business records, individual
                                                        terrorists as agents of foreign powers, and roving
                                                        wiretaps until December 8, 2011.
                 H. Res. 115       H.J. Res. 44......  Further Continuing Appropriations Amendments, 2011
                 H. Res. 129       H.R. 4............  Small Business Paperwork Mandate Elimination Act of 2011
                 H. Res. 167       H.J. Res. 48......  Additional Continuing Appropriations Amendments, 2011
                 H. Res. 174       H.R. 1076.........  To prohibit Federal funding of National Public Radio and
                                                        the use of Federal funds to acquire radio content.
                 H. Res. 194       H.R. 1255.........  Government Shutdown Prevention Act of 2011
                 H. Res. 200       H.J. Res. 37......  Disapproving the rule submitted by the Federal
                                                        Communications Commission with respect to regulating the
                                                        Internet and broadband industry practices.
                 H. Res. 206       H.R. 1363.........  Department of Defense and Further Additional Continuing
                                                        Appropriations Act, 2011
                 H. Res. 218       H.R. 1473.........  Department of Defense and Full-Year Continuing
                                                        Appropriations Act, 2011
                 H. Res. 218       H. Con. Res. 35...  Directing the Clerk of the House of Representatives to
                                                        make a correction in the enrollment of H.R. 1473.
                 H. Res. 218       H. Con. Res. 36...  Directing the Clerk of the House of Representatives to
                                                        make a correction in the enrollment of H.R. 1473.
                 H. Res. 237       H.R. 3............  No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act
                 H. Res. 294       H Res. 292........  Declaring that the President shall not deploy, establish,
                                                        or maintain the presence of units and members of the
                                                        United States Armed Forces on the ground in Libya, and
                                                        for other purposes.
                 H. Res. 294       H. Con. Res. 51...  Directing the President, pursuant to section 5(c) of the
                                                        War Powers Resolution, to remove the United States Armed
                                                        Forces from Libya.
                 H. Res. 328       H.J. Res. 68......  Authorizing the limited use of the United States Armed
                                                        Forces in support of the NATO mission in Libya.
                 H. Res. 328       H.R. 2278.........  To limit the use of funds appropriated to the Department
                                                        of Defense for United States Armed Forces in support of
                                                        North Atlantic Treaty Organization Operation Unified
                                                        Protector with respect to Libya, unless otherwise
                                                        specifically authorized by law.
                 H. Res. 355       H.R. 2560.........  Cut, Cap, and Balance Act of 2011
                 H. Res. 357       H.R. 2553.........  Airport and Airway Extension Act of 2011, Part IV
                 H. Res. 372       H.R. 2587.........  Protecting Jobs From Government Interference Act
                 H. Res. 375       S. 627............  Faster FOIA Act of 2011 (Budget Control Act of 2011)
                 H. Res. 384       S. 365............  To make a technical amendment to the Education Sciences
                                                        Reform Act of 2002.
                 H. Res. 399       H.J. Res. 79......  Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2012
                 H. Res. 425       H.R. 3078.........  United States-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement
                                                        Implementation Act
                 H. Res. 425       H.R. 3079.........  United States-Panama Trade Promotion Agreement
                                                        Implementation Act
                 H. Res. 425       H.R. 3080.........  United States-Korea Free Trade Agreement Implementation
                                                        Act
                 H. Res. 430       H.R. 358..........  Protect Life Act
                 H. Res. 448       H.R. 2576.........  To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modify the
                                                        calculation of modified adjusted gross income for
                                                        purposes of determining eligibility for certain
                                                        healthcare-related programs.
                 H. Res. 448       H.R. 674..........  To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the
                                                        imposition of 3 percent withholding on certain payments
                                                        made to vendors by government entities.
                 H. Res. 477       H.R. 3463.........  To reduce Federal spending and the deficit by terminating
                                                        taxpayer financing of presidential election campaigns
                                                        and party conventions and by terminating the Election
                                                        Assistance Commission.
                 H. Res. 491       H.R. 3630.........  Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2011
                 H. Res. 500       H.R. 3672.........  Disaster Relief Appropriations Act, 2012
                 H. Res. 500       H. Con. Res. 94...  Directing the Clerk of the House of Representatives to
                                                        make corrections in the enrollment of H.R. 3672.
                 H. Res. 502       H. Res. 501.......  Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives
                                                        regarding any final measure to extend the payroll tax
                                                        holiday, extend Federally funded unemployment insurance
                                                        benefits, or prevent decreases in reimbursement for
                                                        physicians who provide care to Medicare beneficiaries.
                 H. Res. 600       H.R. 4281.........  Surface Transportation Extension Act of 2012
                 H. Res. 631       H.R. 4628.........  Interest Rate Reduction Act
                 H. Res. 648       H.R. 5652.........  Sequester Replacement Reconciliation Act of 2012
                 H. Res. 656       H.R. 4970.........  Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2012
                 H. Res. 679       H.R. 436..........  Protect Medical Innovation Act of 2011
                 H. Res. 708       H. Res. 711.......  Relating to the consideration of House Report 112-546 and
                                                        an accompanying resolution, and providing for
                                                        consideration of the resolution (H. Res. 706)
                                                        authorizing the Committee on Oversight and Government
                                                        Reform to initiate or intervene in judicial proceedings
                                                        to enforce certain subpoenas
                 H. Res. 708       H. Res. 706.......  Authorizing the Committee on Oversight and Government
                                                        Reform to initiate or intervene in judicial proceedings
                                                        to enforce certain subpoenas
                 H. Res. 724       H.R. 6079.........  Repeal of Obamacare Act
                 H. Res. 752       H.R. 6233.........  Agricultural Disaster Assistance Act of 2012
                 H. Res. 773       H.R. 5949.........  FISA Amendments Act Reauthorization Act of 2012
                 H. Res. 778       H.J. Res. 117.....  Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2013
                 H. Res. 778       H.R. 6365.........  National Security and Job Protection Act
                 H. Res. 788       H.J. Res. 118.....  Congressional Disapproval of Waiver of Work Requirements
                 H. Res. 808       H.R. 6156.........  Russia and Moldova Jackson-Vanik Repeal Act of 2012
                 H. Res. 821       H.R. 6429.........  STEM Jobs Act of 2012
                 H. Res. 841       H.R. 6684.........  Spending Reduction Act of 2012
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                            A. Table 1b.--Types of Rules Granted (Special Procedures)
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                    Resolution            Bill                                   Title
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Waiving Rule XIII, clause 6(a), requiring a two-thirds vote to consider a rule on the same day it is reported
 from the Committee on Rules:
                 H. Res. 92        ..................  Special rule reported on the legislative day of February
                                                        15, 2011 through February 17, 2011, providing for the
                                                        consideration or disposition of the bill (H.R. 1) making
                                                        appropriations for the Department of Defense and the
                                                        other departments and agencies of the government for the
                                                        fiscal year ending September 30, 2011, and for other
                                                        purposes.
                 H. Res. 206       ..................  Special rule reported on the legislative day of April 7,
                                                        2011 through April 11, 2011, providing for the
                                                        consideration or disposition of a measure making or
                                                        continuing appropriations for the fiscal year ending
                                                        September 30, 2011.
                 H. Res. 269       ..................  Special rule reported on the legislative day of May 24,
                                                        2011 through May 27, 2011, providing for the
                                                        consideration or disposition of a measure addressing
                                                        expiring provisions of the USA PATRIOT Improvement and
                                                        Reauthorization Act of 2005.
                 H. Res. 382       ..................  Special rule reported on the legislative day of July 28,
                                                        2011 through August 2, 2011, providing for the
                                                        consideration or disposition of any resolution reported
                                                        from the Rules Committee through the legislative day of
                                                        August 2, 2011.
                 H. Res. 409       ..................  Special rule reported on the legislative day of September
                                                        21, 2011 through September 30, 2011, providing for the
                                                        consideration or disposition of a measure making
                                                        continuing appropriations for the fiscal year ending
                                                        September 30, 2012.
                 H. Res. 500       ..................  Special rule reported on the legislative day of December
                                                        15, 2011 through the legislative day of December 31,
                                                        2011, providing for consideration or disposition of any
                                                        of the following measures: (1) a measure relating to
                                                        expiring provisions of the Internal Revenue Code of
                                                        1986; (2) a measure relating to the Medicare payment
                                                        system for physicians; and (3) a measure relating to
                                                        appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30,
                                                        2012.
                 H. Res. 502       ..................  Special rule reported on the legislative day of December
                                                        19, 2011 through the legislative day of January 17, 2012
                                                        providing for consideration or disposition of any
                                                        measure.
                 H. Res. 600       ..................  Special rule reported on the legislative day of March 28,
                                                        2012 through the legislative day of March 29, 2012
                                                        providing for consideration or disposition of a measure
                                                        extending expiring surface transportation authority.
                 H. Res. 643       ..................  Special rule reported on the legislative day of May 7,
                                                        2012 through the legislative day of May 10, 2012
                                                        providing for consideration or disposition of any
                                                        measure reported by the Committee on the Budget relating
                                                        to section 201 of House Concurrent Resolution 112.
                 H. Res. 717       ..................  Special rule reported on the legislative day of June 28,
                                                        2012 through the legislative day of June 29, 2012
                                                        providing for consideration or disposition of measures
                                                        addressing expiring provisions of law and a concurrent
                                                        resolution correcting the enrollment of H.R. 4348.
                 H. Res. 747       ..................  Special rule reported on the legislative day of July 31,
                                                        2012 through the legislative day of August 2, 2012
                                                        providing for consideration or disposition of any
                                                        resolution reported through the legislative day of
                                                        August 2, 2012.
                 H. Res. 843       ..................  Special rule reported on the legislative day of December
                                                        30, 2012 providing for the consideration or disposition
                                                        of any resolution reported from the Rules Committee on
                                                        the legislative day of December 31, 2012.
                 ................                      .........................................................
Makes in order suspensions on special days:
                 H. Res. 375       ..................  Suspensions in order through Sunday, July 31, 2011 if the
                                                        measure was made available on the previous legislative
                                                        day, except measures proposing an amendment to the
                                                        Constitution, which must be available for three
                                                        legislative days. Debate on a suspension relating to a
                                                        measure proposing a balanced budget amendment to the
                                                        Constitution shall be extended to two hours.
                 H. Res. 455       ..................  Suspensions in order on Friday, November 4, 2011 relating
                                                        to a measure addressing the applicability of the
                                                        coastwise trade laws.
                 H. Res. 466       ..................  Suspensions in order through Friday, November 18, 2011,
                                                        relating to H. Res. 2, with debate extended to five
                                                        hours.
                 H. Res. 477       ..................  Suspensions in order through the legislative day of
                                                        Friday, December 2, 2011, relating to a measure
                                                        addressing railway labor.
                 H. Res. 493       ..................  Suspensions in order through the remainder of the first
                                                        session of the 112th Congress, if the text of the
                                                        measure proposed in a motion is made available on the
                                                        calendar day before consideration.
                 H. Res. 500       ..................  Suspensions in order on the legislative day of December
                                                        16, 2011 relating to a measure continuing appropriations
                                                        for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2012.
                 H. Res. 502       ..................  Suspensions in order through the calendar day of January
                                                        15, 2012.
                 H. Res. 540       ..................  Suspensions in order on the legislative day February 9,
                                                        2012 relating to a measure addressing securities trading
                                                        based on nonpublic information.
                 H. Res. 597       ..................  Suspensions in on the legislative day of March 29, 2012
                                                        relating to a measure extending expiring surface
                                                        transportation authority.
                 H. Res. 631       ..................  Suspensions in order through the legislative day of April
                                                        27, 2012 relating to H.R. 2096, H.R. 3834, and H.R.
                                                        4257.
                 H. Res. 717       ..................  Suspensions in order on Friday, June 29, 2012 relating to
                                                        measures addressing expiring provisions of law and a
                                                        concurrent resolution correcting the enrollment of H.R.
                                                        4348.
                 H. Res. 747       ..................  Suspensions in order on the legislative day of August 1,
                                                        2012.
                 H. Res. 779       ..................  Suspensions in order on the legislative days of September
                                                        20, 2012 and September 21, 2012.
                 H. Res. 821       ..................  Suspensions in order on the legislative day of December
                                                        6, 2012.
                 H. Res. 827       ..................  Suspensions in order through the legislative day of
                                                        December 28, 2012.
                 ................                      .........................................................
Chairman's en bloc authority:                          .........................................................
                 H. Res. 276       H.R. 1540.........  National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012
                 H. Res. 340       H.R. 1309.........  Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2011
                 H. Res. 392       H.R. 1892.........  Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012
                 H. Res. 455       H.R. 2838.........  Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Act of 2011
                 H. Res. 661       H.R. 4310.........  National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013
                 ................                      .........................................................
Self-Executing Amendments:                             .........................................................
                 H. Res. 26        H.R. 2............  Repealing the Job-Killing Health Care Law Act
                 H. Res. 43*       H. Res. 38........  Reducing non-security spending to fiscal year 2008 levels
                                                        or less.
                 H. Res. 73*       H. Res. 72........  Directing certain standing committees to inventory and
                                                        review existing, pending, and proposed regulations and
                                                        orders from agencies of the Federal Government,
                                                        particularly with respect to their effect on jobs and
                                                        economic growth.
                 H. Res. 129       H.R. 4............  Small Business Paperwork Mandate Elimination Act of 2011
                 H. Res. 186*      H.R. 471..........  Scholarships for Opportunity and Results Act
                 H. Res. 237       H.R. 3............  No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act
                 H. Res. 245*      H.R. 1229.........  Putting the Gulf of Mexico Back to Work Act
                 H. Res. 257*      H.R. 1231.........  Reversing President Obama's Offshore Moratorium Act
                 H. Res. 363       H.R. 2584.........  Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related
                                                        Agencies Appropriations Act, 2012
                 H. Res. 372*      H.R. 2587.........  Protecting Jobs From Government Interference Act
                 H. Res. 375       S. 627............  Faster FOIA Act of 2011 (Budget Control Act of 2011)
                 H. Res. 383       S. 627............   Faster FOIA Act of 2011 (Budget Control Act of 2011)
                 H. Res. 384       S. 365............  To make a technical amendment to the Education Sciences
                                                        Reform Act of 2002.
                 H. Res. 399       H.J. Res. 79......  Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2012
                 H. Res. 430*      H.R. 358..........  Protect Life Act
                 H. Res. 448       H.R. 674..........  To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the
                                                        imposition of 3 percent withholding on certain payments
                                                        made to vendors by government entities.
                 H. Res. 453*      H.R. 2940.........  Access to Capital for Job Creators Act
                 H. Res. 479       H.R. 10...........  Regulations From the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act of
                                                        2011
                 H. Res. 491       H.R. 3630.........  Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2011
                 H. Res. 534       H.R. 3578.........  Baseline Reform Act of 2011
                 H. Res. 537       H.R. 1734.........  Civilian Property Realignment Act
                 H. Res. 547       H.R. 7............  American Energy and Infrastructure Jobs Act of 2012
                 H. Res. 547       H.R. 3408.........  Protecting Investment in Oil Shale the Next Generation of
                                                        Environmental, Energy, and Resource Security Act
                 H. Res. 547       H.R. 3813.........  Securing Annuities for Federal Employees Act of 2012
                 H. Res. 572       H.R. 3606.........  Reopening American Capital Markets to Emerging Growth
                                                        Companies Act of 2011
                 H. Res. 591       H.R. 5............  Help Efficient, Accessible, Low-cost, Timely Healthcare
                                                        (HEALTH) Act of 2011
                 H. Res. 620       H.R. 9............  Small Business Tax Cut Act
                 H. Res. 648       H.R. 5652.........  Sequester Replacement Reconciliation Act of 2012
                 H. Res. 656       H.R. 4970.........  Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2012
                 H. Res. 679       H.R. 436..........  Protect Medical Innovation Act of 2011
                 H. Res. 697       H.R. 5972.........  Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and
                                                        Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2013
                 H. Res. 738       H.R. 4078.........  Regulatory Freeze for Jobs Act of 2012
                 H. Res. 741       H.R. 4078.........  Regulatory Freeze for Jobs Act of 2012 [Further
                                                        Consideration]
                 H. Res. 773       H.R. 5544.........  Minnesota Education Investment and Employment Act
                 H. Res. 773       H.R. 5949.........  FISA Amendments Act Reauthorization Act of 2012
                 H. Res. 808       H.R. 6156.........  Russia and Moldova Jackson-Vanik Repeal Act of 2012
                 H. Res. 821       H.R. 6429.........  STEM Jobs Act of 2012
                 ................                      .........................................................
Makes in order original text:                          .........................................................
                 H. Res. 150       H.R. 830..........  FHA Refinance Program Termination Act
                 H. Res. 151       H.R. 836..........  Emergency Mortgage Relief Program Termination Act
                 H. Res. 170       H.R. 839..........  HAMP Termination Act of 2011
                 H. Res. 170       H.R. 861..........  NSP Termination Act
                 H. Res. 189       H.R. 658..........  FAA Reauthorization and Reform Act of 2011
                 H. Res. 203       H.R. 910..........  Energy Tax Prevention Act of 2011
                 H. Res. 223       H. Con. Res. 34...  Establishing the budget for the United States Government
                                                        for fiscal year 2012 and setting forth appropriate
                                                        budgetary levels for fiscal years 2013 through 2021.
                 H. Res. 264       H.R. 754..........  Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2011
                 H. Res. 276       H.R. 1540.........  National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012
                 H. Res. 316       H.R. 1249.........  America Invents Act
                 H. Res. 340       H.R. 1309.........  Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2011
                 H. Res. 347       H.R. 2018.........  Clean Water Cooperative Federalism Act of 2011
                 H. Res. 358       H.R. 1315.........  Consumer Financial Protection Safety and Soundness
                                                        Improvement Act of 2011
                 H. Res. 370       H.R. 1938.........  North American-Made Energy Security Act
                 H. Res. 392       H.R. 2218.........  Empowering Parents through Quality Charter Schools Act
                 H. Res. 392       H.R. 1892.........  Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012
                 H. Res. 406       H.R. 2401.........  Transparency in Regulatory Analysis of Impacts on the
                                                        Nation Act of 2011
                 H. Res. 419       H.R. 2681.........  Cement Sector Regulatory Relief Act of 2011
                 H. Res. 419       H.R. 2250.........  EPA Regulatory Relief Act of 2011
                 H. Res. 431       H.R. 2273.........  Coal Residuals Reuse and Management Act
                 H. Res. 444       H.R. 1904.........  Southeast Arizona Land Exchange and Conservation Act of
                                                        2011
                 H. Res. 453       H.R. 2930.........  Entrepreneur Access to Capital Act
                 H. Res. 455       H.R. 2838.........  Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Act of 2011
                 H. Res. 463       H.R. 822..........  National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act of 2011
                 H. Res. 470       H.R. 3094.........  Workforce Democracy and Fairness Act
                 H. Res. 477       H.R. 527..........  Regulatory Flexibility Improvements Act of 2011
                 H. Res. 477       H.R. 3010.........  Regulatory Accountability Act of 2011
                 H. Res. 487       H.R. 1633.........  Farm Dust Regulation Prevention Act of 2011
                 H. Res. 522       H.R. 1173.........  Fiscal Responsibility and Retirement Security Act of 2011
                 H. Res. 534       H.R. 3582.........  Pro-Growth Budgeting Act of 2011
                 H. Res. 539       H.R. 3581.........  Budget and Accounting Transparency Act of 2011
                 H. Res. 540       H.R. 3521.........  Expedited Line-Item Veto and Rescissions Act of 2011
                 H. Res. 563       H.R. 2117.........  Protecting Academic Freedom in Higher Education Act
                 H. Res. 566       H.R. 1837.........  San Joaquin Valley Water Reliability Act
                 H. Res. 570       H.R. 2842.........  Bureau of Reclamation Small Conduit Hydropower
                                                        Development and Rural Jobs Act of 2011
                 H. Res. 587       H.R. 2087.........  To remove restrictions from a parcel of land situated in
                                                        the Atlantic District, Accomack County, Virginia.
                 H. Res. 595       H.R. 3309.........  Federal Communications Commission Process Reform Act of
                                                        2011
                 H. Res. 614       H.R. 4089.........  Sportsmen's Heritage Act of 2012
                 H. Res. 631       H.R. 3523.........  Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act of 2011
                 H. Res. 661       H.R. 4310.........  National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013
                 H. Res. 667       H.R. 5743.........  Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013
                 H. Res. 688       H.R. 2578.........  To amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act related to a
                                                        segment of the Lower Merced River in California.
                 H. Res. 691       H.R. 4480.........  Strategic Energy Production Act of 2012
                 H. Res. 726       H.R. 4402.........  National Strategic and Critical Minerals Production Act
                                                        of 2012
                 H. Res. 738       H.R. 6082.........  Congressional Replacement of President Obama's Energy-
                                                        Restricting and Job-Limiting Offshore Drilling Plan
                 H. Res. 779       H.R. 6213.........  No More Solyndras Act
                 H. Res. 788       H.R. 3409.........  Coal Miner Employment and Domestic Energy Infrastructure
                                                        Protection Act
                 ................                      .........................................................
Senate Hook-up:                                        .........................................................
                          No rules providing for Senate hook-ups were reported during the 112th Congress.
 
Motions to go to conference:                           .........................................................
                 H. Res. 316       H.R. 1249.........  America Invents Act
                 H. Res. 502       H.R. 3630.........  Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2011
                 ................                      .........................................................
Disposition of Senate Amendments:                      .........................................................
                 H. Res. 93        H.R. 514..........   To extend expiring provisions of the USA PATRIOT
                                                        Improvement and Reauthorization Act of 2005 and
                                                        Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004
                                                        relating to access to business records, individual
                                                        terrorists as agents of foreign powers, and roving
                                                        wiretaps until December 8, 2011.
                 H. Res. 281       S. 990............   Small Business Additional Temporary Extension Act of
                                                        2011
                 H. Res. 405       H.R. 2608.........  Small Business Program Extension and Reform Act of 2011
                 H. Res. 412       H.R. 2608.........  Small Business Program Extension and Reform Act of 2011
                 H. Res. 418       H.R. 2832.........  To extend the Generalized System of Preferences, and for
                                                        other purposes.
                 H. Res. 425       H.R. 2832.........  To extend the Generalized System of Preferences, and for
                                                        other purposes.
                 H. Res. 502       H.R. 3630.........  Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2011
                 H. Res. 841       H.J. Res. 66......  Approving the renewal of import restrictions contained in
                                                        the Burmese Freedom and Democracy Act of 2003.
                 H. Res. 844       H.R. 8............  Job Protection and Recession Prevention Act of 2012
                                                        (American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012)
                 ................                      .........................................................
Conference Report:                                     .........................................................
                 H. Res. 467       H.R. 2112.........  Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug
                                                        Administration and Related Agencies Appropriations Act,
                                                        2012
                 H. Res. 493       H.R. 1540.........  National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012
                 H. Res. 500       H.R. 2055.........  Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Related
                                                        Agencies Appropriations Act, 2012
                 H. Res. 533       H.R. 658..........  FAA Reauthorization and Reform Act of 2011
                 H. Res. 554       H.R. 3630.........  Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2011
                 H. Res. 717       H.R. 4348.........  Surface Transportation Extension Act of 2012, Part II
                 H. Res. 840       H.R. 4310.........  National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013
                 ................                      .........................................................
Providing for the Engrossment of Multiple Measures:
                 H. Res. 245       H.R. 1229.........  Putting the Gulf of Mexico Back to Work Act
                 ................  H.R. 1230.........  Restarting American Offshore Leasing Now Act
                 H. Res. 358       H.R. 1315.........  Consumer Financial Protection Safety and Soundness
                                                        Improvement Act of 2011
                 ................  H.R. 830..........  FHA Refinance Program Termination Act
                 H. Res. 448       H.R. 2576.........  To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modify the
                                                        calculation of modified adjusted gross income for
                                                        purposes of determining eligibility for certain
                                                        healthcare-related programs.
                 ................  H.R. 674..........  To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the
                                                        imposition of 3 percent withholding on certain payments
                                                        made to vendors by government entities.
                 H. Res. 547       H.R. 7............  American Energy and Infrastructure Jobs Act of 2012
                 ................  H.R. 3408.........  Protecting Investment in Oil Shale the Next Generation of
                                                        Environmental, Energy, and Resource Security Act
                 ................  H.R. 3813.........  Securing Annuities for Federal Employees Act of 2012
                 ................                      .........................................................
 Instructing the Clerk Regarding the Transmittal of Papers:
                 H. Res. 218       H.R 1473..........  Department of Defense and Full-Year Continuing
                                                        Appropriations Act, 2011
                 H. Res. 500       H.R. 3672.........  Disaster Relief Appropriations Act, 2012.
                 ................                      .........................................................
Providing for the Consideration of Multiple Measures:
                 H. Res. 26        H.R. 2............  Repealing the Job-Killing Health Care Law Act
                 ................  H. Res. 9.........  Instructing certain committees to report legislation
                                                        replacing the job-killing health care law.
                 ................  H. Res. 27........  Relating to the status of certain actions taken by
                                                        Members-elect.
                 H. Res. 170       H.R. 839..........  HAMP Termination Act of 2011
                 ................  H.R. 861..........  NSP Termination Act
                 H. Res. 218       H.R. 1473.........  Department of Defense and Full-Year Continuing
                                                        Appropriations Act, 2011
                 ................  H. Con. Res. 35...  Directing the Clerk of the House of Representatives to
                                                        make a correction in the enrollment of H.R. 1473.
                 ................  H. Con. Res. 36...  Directing the Clerk of the House of Representatives to
                                                        make a correction in the enrollment of H.R. 1473.
                 H. Res. 236       H.R. 1213.........  To repeal the mandatory funding provided to States in the
                                                        Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to establish
                                                        American Health Benefits Exchanges.
                 ................  H.R. 1214.........  To repeal mandatory funding for school-based health
                                                        center construction.
                 H. Res. 245       H.R. 1229.........  Putting the Gulf of Mexico Back to Work Act
                 ................  H.R. 1230.........  Restarting American Offshore Leasing Now Act
                 H. Res. 269       H.R. 1216.........  To amend the Public Health Service Act to convert funding
                                                        for graduate medical education in qualified teaching
                                                        health centers from direct appropriations to an
                                                        authorization of appropriations.
                 ................  H.R. 1540.........  National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012
                 H. Res. 294       H. Res. 292.......  Declaring that the President shall not deploy, establish,
                                                        or maintain the presence of units and members of the
                                                        United States Armed Forces on the ground in Libya, and
                                                        for other purposes.
                 ................  H. Con. Res. 51...  Directing the President, pursuant to section 5(c) of the
                                                        War Powers Resolution, to remove the United States Armed
                                                        Forces from Libya.
                 H. Res. 316       H.R. 2021.........  Jobs and Energy Permitting Act of 2011
                 ................  H.R. 1249.........  America Invents Act
                 H. Res. 328       H.J. Res. 68......  Authorizing the limited use of the United States Armed
                                                        Forces in support of the NATO mission in Libya.
                 ................  H.R. 2278.........  To limit the use of funds appropriated to the Department
                                                        of Defense for United States Armed Forces in support of
                                                        North Atlantic Treaty Organization Operation Unified
                                                        Protector with respect to Libya, unless otherwise
                                                        specifically authorized by law.
                 H. Res. 392       H.R. 2218.........  Empowering Parents through Quality Charter Schools Act
                 ................  H.R. 1892.........  Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012
                 H. Res. 419       H.R. 2681.........  Cement Sector Regulatory Relief Act of 2011
                 ................  H.R. 2250.........  EPA Regulatory Relief Act of 2011
                 H. Res. 425       H.R. 2832.........  Senate amendment to H.R. 2832, to extend the Generalized
                                                        System of Preferences, and for other purposes, and the
                                                        Senate amendment thereto.
                 ................  H.R. 3078.........  United States-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement
                                                        Implementation Act
                 ................  H.R. 3079.........  United States-Panama Trade Promotion Agreement
                                                        Implementation Act
                 ................  H.R. 3080.........  United States-Korea Free Trade Agreement Implementation
                                                        Act
                 H. Res. 448       H.R. 2576.........  To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modify the
                                                        calculation of modified adjusted gross income for
                                                        purposes of determining eligibility for certain
                                                        healthcare-related programs.
                 ................  H.R. 674..........  To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the
                                                        imposition of 3 percent withholding on certain payments
                                                        made to vendors by government entities.
                 H. Res. 453       H.R. 2930.........  Entrepreneur Access to Capital Act
                 ................  H.R. 2940.........  Access to Capital for Job Creators Act
                 H. Res. 477       H.R. 3463.........  To reduce Federal spending and the deficit by terminating
                                                        taxpayer financing of presidential election campaigns
                                                        and party conventions and by terminating the Election
                                                        Assistance Commission.
                 ................  H.R. 527..........  Regulatory Flexibility Improvements Act of 2011
                 ................  H.R. 3010.........  Regulatory Accountability Act of 2011
                 H. Res. 500       H.R. 2055.........  Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Related
                                                        Agencies Appropriations Act, 2012
                 ................  H.R. 3672.........  Disaster Relief Appropriations Act, 2012
                 ................  H. Con. Res. 94...  Directing the Clerk of the House of Representatives to
                                                        make corrections in the enrollment of H.R. 3672.
                 H. Res. 502       H.R. 3630.........  Senate amendments to the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job
                                                        Creation Act of 2011
                 ................  H. Res. 501.......  Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives
                                                        regarding any final measure to extend the payroll tax
                                                        holiday, extend federally funded unemployment insurance
                                                        benefits, or prevent decreases in reimbursement for
                                                        physicians who provide care to Medicare beneficiaries.
                 H. Res. 547       H.R. 7............  American Energy and Infrastructure Jobs Act of 2012
                 ................  H.R. 3408.........  Protecting Investment in Oil Shale the Next Generation of
                                                        Environmental, Energy, and Resource Security Act
                 ................  H.R. 3813.........  Securing Annuities for Federal Employees Act of 2012
                 H. Res. 534       H.R. 3578.........  Baseline Reform Act of 2011
                 ................  H.R. 3582.........  Pro-Growth Budgeting Act of 2011
                 H. Res. 614       H.R. 4089.........  Sportsmen's Heritage Act of 2012
                 ................  H. Con. Res. 112..  Establishing the budget for the United States Government
                                                        for fiscal year 2013 and setting forth appropriate
                                                        budgetary levels for fiscal years 2014 through 2022.
                 H. Res. 631       H.R. 3523.........  Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act of 2011
                 ................  H.R. 4628.........  Interest Rate Reduction Act
                 H. Res. 656       H.R. 4970.........  Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2012
                 ................  H.R. 4310.........  National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013
                 H. Res. 667       H.R. 5325.........  Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies
                                                        Appropriations Act, 2013
                 ................  H.R. 5743.........  Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013
                 ................  H.R. 5854.........  Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related
                                                        Agencies Appropriations Act, 2013
                 ................  H.R. 5855.........  Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2013
                 H. Res. 679       H.R. 436..........  Protect Medical Innovation Act of 2011
                 ................  H.R. 5882.........  Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2013
                 H. Res. 697       H.R. 5972.........  Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and
                                                        Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2013
                 ................  H.R. 5973.........  Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug
                                                        Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act,
                                                        2013
                 H. Res. 708       H. Rept. 112-546..  Relating to the consideration of House Report 112-546 and
                                                        an accompanying resolution, and providing for
                                                        consideration of the resolution (H. Res. 706)
                                                        authorizing the Committee on Oversight and Government
                                                        Reform to initiate or intervene in judicial proceedings
                                                        to enforce certain subpoenas
                 ................  H. Res. 706.......  Authorizing the Committee on Oversight and Government
                                                        Reform to initiate or intervene in judicial proceedings
                                                        to enforce certain subpoenas
                 H. Res. 717       H.R. 4348.........  Surface Transportation Extension Act of 2012, Part II
                                                        [Conference Report]
                 ................  H.R. 5856.........  Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2013
                 ................  H.R. 6020.........  Financial Services and General Government Appropriations
                                                        Act, 2013
                 H. Res. 738       H.R. 4078.........  Regulatory Freeze for Jobs Act of 2012
                 ................  H.R. 6082.........  Congressional Replacement of President Obama's Energy-
                                                        Restricting and Job-Limiting Offshore Drilling Plan
                 H. Res. 747       H.R. 6169.........  Pathway to Job Creation through a Simpler, Fairer Tax
                                                        Code Act of 2012
                 ................  H.R. 8............  Job Protection and Recession Prevention Act of 2012
                 H. Res. 773       H.R. 5544.........  Minnesota Education Investment and Employment Act
                 ................  H.R. 5949.........  FISA Amendments Act Reauthorization Act of 2012
                 H. Res. 778       H.J. Res. 117.....  Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2013
                 ................  H.R. 6365.........  National Security and Job Protection Act
                 H. Res. 788       H.J. Res. 118.....  Congressional Disapproval of Waiver of Work Requirements
                 ................  H.R. 3409.........  Coal Miner Employment and Domestic Energy Infrastructure
                                                        Protection Act
                 H. Res. 841       H.J. Res. 66......  Approving the renewal of import restrictions contained in
                                                        the Burmese Freedom and Democracy Act of 2003.
                 ................  H.R. 6684.........  Spending Reduction Act of 2012
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                                                            B. Table 2.--Resolutions Reported
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               Rule                          Bill                      Title and Floor Action                    Date                  Managers
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H. Res. 26, H. Rept. 112-2........  H.R. 2...............  Repealing the Job-Killing Health Care Law Act  .................  ...........................
                                    H. Res. 9............  Instructing certain committees to report       .................  ...........................
                                                            legislation replacing the job-killing health
                                                            care law..
                                    H. Res. 27...........  Relating to the status of ceratin actions      .................  ...........................
                                                            taken by members-elect..
                                                              Reported from Rules.......................  1/6/2011           Dreier/Slaughter
                                                              Previous question agreed to 236-182.......  1/7/2011           ...........................
                                                              Rule adopted record vote 236-181, 2         1/7/2011           ...........................
                                                               present.
H. Res. 43, H. Rept. 112-4........  H. Res. 38...........  To reduce spending through a transition to     .................  ...........................
                                                            non-security spending at fiscal year 2008
                                                            levels or less.
                                                              Reported from Rules.......................  1/19/2011          Dreier/McGovern
                                                              Previous question agreed to 238-174.......  1/24/2011          ...........................
                                                              Rule adopted record vote 240-168..........  1/24/2011          ...........................
H. Res. 54, H. Rept. 112-5........  H.R. 359.............  To reduce Federal spending and the deficit by  .................  ...........................
                                                            terminating taxpayer financing of
                                                            presidential election campaigns and party
                                                            conventions.
                                                              Reported from Rules.......................  1/25/2011          Foxx/Hastings (FL)
                                                              Previous question agreed to 234-178.......  1/26/2011          ...........................
                                                              Rule adopted voice vote...................  1/26/2011          ...........................
H. Res. 73, H. Rept. 112-7........  H. Res. 72...........  Directing certain standing committees to       .................  ...........................
                                                            inventory and review existing, pending, and
                                                            proposed regulations and orders from
                                                            agencies of the Federal Government,
                                                            particularly with respect to their effect on
                                                            jobs and economic growth.
                                                              Reported from Rules.......................  2/8/2011           Sessions/Hastings (FL)
                                                              Previous question agreed to 240-180.......  2/10/2011          ...........................
                                                              Rule adopted record vote 255-169..........  2/10/2011          ...........................
H. Res. 79, H. Rept. 112-8........  H.R. 514.............  To extend expiring provisions of the USA       .................  ...........................
                                                            PATRIOT Improvement and Reauthorization Act
                                                            of 2005 and Intelligence Reform and
                                                            Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 relating to
                                                            access to business records, individual
                                                            terrorists as agents of foreign powers, and
                                                            roving wiretaps until December 8, 2011.
                                                              Reported from Rules.......................  2/9/2011           Dreier/Polis
                                                              Rule adopted record vote 248-176..........  2/10/2011          ...........................
H. Res. 92, H. Rept. 112-13.......  H.R. 1...............  Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2011  .................  ...........................
                                                              Reported from Rules.......................  2/14/2011          Woodall/Slaughter
                                                              Previous question agreed to 240-179.......  2/15/2011          ...........................
                                                              Rule adopted record vote 242-174, 2         2/15/2011          ...........................
                                                               present.
H. Res. 93, H. Rept. 112-14.......  H.R. 514.............  Senate Amendment to H.R. 514, to extend        .................  ...........................
                                                            expiring provisions of the USA PATRIOT
                                                            Improvement and Authorization Act of 2005
                                                            and Intelligence Reform and Terrorism
                                                            Prevention Act of 2004 relating to access to
                                                            business records, individual terrorists as
                                                            agents of foreign powers, and roving
                                                            wiretaps until December 8, 2011.
                                                              Reported from Rules.......................  2/15/2011          Dreier/Polis
                                                              Rule adopted record vote 254-176..........  2/16/2011          ...........................
H. Res. 115, H. Rept. 112-19......  H.J. Res. 44.........  Further Continuing Appropriations Amendments,  .................  ...........................
                                                            2011.
                                                              Reported from Rules.......................  2/28/2011          Woodall/Polis
                                                              Previous question agreed to 241-179.......  3/1/2011           ...........................
                                                              Rule adopted record vote 251-170..........  3/1/2011           ...........................
H. Res. 128, H. Rept. 112-20......  H.R. 662.............  Surface Transportation Extension Act of 2011.  .................  ...........................
                                                              Reported from Rules.......................  3/1/2011           Sessions/Hastings (FL)
                                                              Rule adopted record vote 256-169..........  3/2/2011           ...........................
H. Res. 129, H. Rept 112-21.......  H.R. 4...............  Small Business Paperwork Mandate Elimination   .................  ...........................
                                                            Act of 2011.
                                                              Reported from Rules.......................  3/1/2011           Scott (SC)/Polis
                                                              Previous question agreed to 243-185.......  3/2/2011           ...........................
                                                              Rule adopted record vote 252-175..........  3/2/2011           ...........................
H. Res. 150, H. Rept. 112-27......  H.R. 830.............  FHA Refinance Program Termination Act........  .................  ...........................
                                                              Reported from Rules.......................  3/8/2011           Bishop (UT)/Polis
                                                              Previous question agreed to 235-186.......  3/9/2011           ...........................
                                                              Rule adopted record vote 240-180..........  3/9/2011           ...........................
H. Res. 151, H. Rept. 112-28......  H.R. 836.............  Emergency Mortgage Relief Program Termination  .................  ...........................
                                                            Act.
                                                              Reported from Rules.......................  3/8/2011           Sessions/Slaughter
                                                              Rule adopted voice vote...................  3/9/2011           ...........................
H. Res. 167, H. Rept. 112-33......  H.J. Res. 48.........  Additional Continuing Appropriations           .................  ...........................
                                                            Amendments, 2011.
                                                              Reported from Rules.......................  3/14/2011          Woodall/McGovern
                                                              Rule adopted record vote 241-181..........  3/15/2011          ...........................
H. Res. 170, H. Rept. 112-34......  H.R. 839.............  HAMP Termination Act of 2011.................  .................  ...........................
                                    H.R. 861.............   NSP Termination Act.........................  .................  ...........................
                                                              Reported from Rules.......................  3/15/2011          Sessions/Polis
                                                              Rule adopted record vote 241-180..........  3/16/2011          ...........................
H. Res. 174, H. Rept. 112-35......  H.R. 1076............  To prohibit Federal funding of National        .................  ...........................
                                                            Public Radio and the use of Federal funds to
                                                            acquire radio content.
                                                              Reported from Rules.......................  3/16/2011          Nugent/Slaughter
                                                              Previous question agreed to 233-179.......  3/17/2011          ...........................
                                                              Rule adopted record vote 236-181..........  3/17/2011          ...........................
H. Res. 186, H. Rept. 112-45......  H.R. 471.............  Scholarships for Opportunity and Results Act.  .................  ...........................
                                                              Reported from Rules.......................  3/29/2011          Bishop (UT)/Hastings (FL)
                                                              Previous question agreed to 237-182.......  3/30/2011          ...........................
                                                              Rule adopted record vote 235-178..........  3/30/2011          ...........................
H. Res. 189, H. Rept. 112-46......  H.R. 658.............  FAA Reauthorization and Reform Act of 2011...  .................  ...........................
                                                              Reported from Rules.......................  3/30/2011          Webster/McGovern
                                                              Rule adopted record vote 249-171..........  3/31/2011          ...........................
H. Res. 194, H. Rept. 112-49......  H.R. 1255............  Government Shutdown Prevention Act of 2011...  .................  ...........................
                                                              Reported from Rules.......................  3/31/2011          Woodall/Slaughter
                                                              Previous question agreed to 230-187.......  4/1/2011           ...........................
                                                              Rule adopted record vote 229-187..........  4/1/2011           ...........................
H. Res. 200, H. Rept. 112-53......  H.J. Res. 37.........  Disapproving the rule submitted by the         .................  ...........................
                                                            Federal Communications Commission with
                                                            respect to regulating the Internet and
                                                            broadband industry practices.
                                                              Reported from Rules.......................  4/4/2011           Woodall/Polis
                                                              Previous question agreed to 241-175.......  4/5/2011           ...........................
                                                              Rule adopted record vote 241-178..........  4/5/2011           ...........................
H. Res. 203, H. Rept. 112-54......  H.R. 910.............  Energy Tax Prevention Act of 2011............  .................  ...........................
                                                              Reported from Rules.......................  4/5/2011           Sessions/Polis
                                                              Previous question agreed to 266-158.......  4/6/2011           ...........................
                                                              Rule adopted record vote 250-172..........  4/6/2011           ...........................
H. Res. 206, H. Rept 112-56.......  H.R. 1363............  Department of Defense and Further Additional   .................  ...........................
                                                            Continuing Appropriations Act, 2011.
                                                              Reported from Rules.......................  4/6/2011           Foxx/McGovern
                                                              Previous question agreed to 238-185.......  4/7/2011           ...........................
                                                              Rule adopted record vote 228-189..........  4/7/2011           ...........................
H. Res. 218, H. Rept. 112-60, and   H.R. 1473............  Department of Defense and Full-Year            .................  ...........................
 H. Rept. 112-60 Part 2                                     Continuing Appropriations Act, 2011.
                                    H. Con. Res. 35......  Directing the Clerk of the House of            .................  ...........................
                                                            Representatives to make a correction in the
                                                            enrollment of H.R. 1473.
                                    H. Con. Res. 36......  Directing the Clerk of the House of            .................  ...........................
                                                            Representatives to make a correction in the
                                                            enrollment of H.R. 1473.
                                                              Reported from Rules.......................  4/12/2011          Dreier/Polis
                                                              Previous question agreed to 242-183.......  4/13/2011          ...........................
                                                              Rule adopted record vote 241-179..........  4/13/2011          ...........................
H. Res. 219, H. Rept. 112-61......  H.R. 1217............  To repeal the Prevention and Public Health     .................  ...........................
                                                            Fund.
                                                              Reported from Rules.......................  4/12/2011          Foxx/Hastings (FL)
                                                              Previous question agreed to 238-182.......  4/13/2011          ...........................
                                                              Rule adopted record vote 237-180..........  4/13/2011          ...........................
H. Res. 223, H. Rept. 112-62......  H. Con. Res. 34......  Establishing the budget for the United States  .................  ...........................
                                                            Government for fiscal year 2012 and setting
                                                            forth appropriate budgetary levels for
                                                            fiscal years 2013 through 2021.
                                                              Reported from Rules.......................  4/13/2011          Scott (SC)/Slaughter
                                                              Previous question agreed to 238-183.......  4/14/2011          ...........................
                                                              Rule adopted record vote 243-181..........  4/14/2011          ...........................
H. Res. 236, H. Rept. 112-70......  H.R. 1213............  To repeal mandatory funding provided to        .................  ...........................
                                                            States in the Patient Protection and
                                                            Affordable Care Act to establish American
                                                            Health Benefit Exchanges.
                                    H.R. 1214............  To repeal mandatory funding for school-based   .................  ...........................
                                                            health center construction.
                                                              Reported from Rules.......................  5/2/2011           Reed/Polis
                                                              Previous question agreed to 234-185.......  5/3/2011           ...........................
                                                              Rule adopted record vote 237-185..........  5/3/2011           ...........................
H. Res. 237, H. Rept. 112-71......  H.R. 3...............  No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act.........  .................  ...........................
                                                              Reported from Rules.......................  5/2/2011           Nugent/Slaughter
                                                              Rule adopted record vote 243-177..........  5/4/2011           ...........................
H. Res. 245, H. Rept. 112-73......  H.R. 1229............  Putting the Gulf of Mexico Back to Work Act..  .................  ...........................
                                    H.R. 1230............  Restarting American Offshore Leasing Now Act.  .................  ...........................
                                                              Reported from Rules.......................  5/4/2011           Bishop (UT)/Polis
                                                              Previous question agreed to 241-171.......  5/5/2011           ...........................
                                                              Rule adopted record vote 245-167..........  5/5/2011           ...........................
H. Res. 257, H. Rept. 112-74......  H.R. 1231............  Reversing President Obama's Offshore           .................  ...........................
                                                            Moratorium Act.
                                                              Reported from Rules.......................  5/10/2011          Reed/McGovern
                                                              Previous question agreed to 241-179.......  5/11/2011          ...........................
                                                              Rule adopted record vote 241-179..........  5/11/2011          ...........................
H. Res. 264, H. Rept. 112-75......  H.R. 754.............  Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal      .................  ...........................
                                                            Year 2011.
                                                              Reported from Rules.......................  5/11/2011          Sessions/Hastings (FL)
                                                              Rule adopted record vote 251-133..........  5/13/2011          ...........................
H. Res. 269, H. Rept. 112-86......  H.R. 1216............  To amend the Public Health Services Act to     .................  ...........................
                                                            convert funding for graduate medical
                                                            education in qualified teaching health
                                                            centers from direct appropriations to an
                                                            authorization of appropriations.
                                    H.R. 1540............  National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal  .................  ...........................
                                                            Year 2012.
                                                              Reported from Rules.......................  5/23/2011          Foxx/McGovern
                                                              Previous question agreed to 233-179.......  5/24/2011          ...........................
                                                              Rule adopted record vote 238-181..........  5/24/2011          ...........................
H. Res. 276, H. Rept. 112-88......  H.R. 1540............  National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal  .................  ...........................
                                                            Year 2012.
                                                              Reported from Rules.......................  5/24/2011          Bishop (UT)/McGovern
                                                              Previous question agreed to 239-181.......  5/25/2011          ...........................
                                                              Amendment adopted by voice vote...........  5/25/2011          ...........................
                                                              Rule adopted record vote 243-170..........  5/25/2011          ...........................
H. Res. 281, H. Rept. 112-92......  S. 990...............  Senate Amendment to the House Amendment to S.  .................  ...........................
                                                            990, the Small Business Additional Temporary
                                                            Extension Act of 2011.
                                                              Reported from Rules.......................  5/26/2011          Dreier/Polis
                                                              Rule adopted voice vote...................  5/26/2011          ...........................
H. Res. 287, H. Rept. 112-95......  H.R. 2017............  Department of Homeland Security                .................  ...........................
                                                            Appropriations Act, 2012.
                                                              Reported from Rules.......................  5/31/2011          Reed/Polis
                                                              Previous question agreed to 235-186.......  6/1/2011           ...........................
                                                              Rule adopted record vote 231-187..........  6/1/2011           ...........................
H. Res. 288, H. Rept. 112-97......  H.R. 2055............  Military Construction and Veterans Affairs     .................  Webster/Hastings (FL)
                                                            and Related Agencies Appropriations Act,
                                                            2012.
                                                              Reported from Rules.......................  6/1/2011           ...........................
                                                              Rule adopted voice vote...................  6/2/2011           ...........................
H. Res. 294, H. Rept. 112-99......  H. Res. 292..........  Declaring that the President shall not         .................  ...........................
                                                            deploy, establish, or maintain the presence
                                                            of units and members of the United States
                                                            Armed Forces on the ground in Libya, and for
                                                            other purposes.
                                    H. Con. Res. 51......  Directing the President, pursuant to section   .................  ...........................
                                                            5(c) of the War Powers Resolution, to remove
                                                            the United States Armed Forces from Libya..
                                                              Reported from Rules.......................  6/2/2011           Scott (SC)/McGovern
                                                              Rule adopted record vote 257-156..........  6/3/2011           ...........................
H. Res. 300, H. Rept. 112-103.....  H.R. 2112............  Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug  .................  ...........................
                                                            Administration and Related Agencies
                                                            Appropriations Act, 2012.
                                                              Reported from Rules.......................  6/13/2011          Foxx/McGovern
                                                              Rule adopted record vote 235-180..........  6/14/2011          ...........................
H. Res. 316, H. Rept. 112-111.....  H.R. 2021............  Jobs and Energy Permitting Act of 2011.......  .................  ...........................
                                    H.R. 1249............  America Invents Act..........................  .................  ...........................
                                                              Reported from Rules.......................  6/21/2011          Nugent/Polis
                                                              Previous question agreed to 230-184.......  6/22/2011          ...........................
                                                              Rule adopted record vote 239-186..........  6/22/2011          ...........................
H. Res. 320, H. Rept. 112-113.....  H.R. 2219............  Department of Defense Appropriations Act,      .................  ...........................
                                                            2012.
                                                              Reported from Rules.......................  6/22/2011          Nugent/Hastings (FL)
                                                              Previous question agreed to 247-168.......  6/23/2011          ...........................
                                                              Rule adopted record vote 251-173..........  6/23/2011          ...........................
H. Res. 328, H. Rept. 112-114.....  H.J. Res. 68.........  Authorizing the limited use of the United      .................  ...........................
                                                            States Armed Forces in support of the NATO
                                                            mission in Libya.
                                    H.R. 2278............  To limit the use of funds appropriated to the  .................  ...........................
                                                            Department of Defense for United States
                                                            Armed Forces in support of North Atlantic
                                                            Treaty Organization Operation Unified
                                                            Protector with respect to Libya, unless
                                                            otherwise specifically authorized by law.
                                                              Reported from Rules.......................  6/23/2011          Woodall/Slaughter
                                                              Rule adopted record vote 240-167..........  6/24/2011          ...........................
H. Res. 337, H. Rept. 112-135.....  H.R. 2354............  Energy and Water Development Appropriations    .................  ...........................
                                                            Act, 2012.
                                                              Reported from Rules.......................  7/6/2011           Webster/Polis
                                                              Rule adopted voice vote...................  7/8/2011           ...........................
H. Res. 340, H. Rept. 112-138.....  H.R. 1309............  Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2011...........  .................  ...........................
                                                              Reported from Rules.......................  7/7/2011           Sessions/McGovern
                                                              Rule adopted record vote 269-146..........  7/8/2011           ...........................
H. Res. 347, H. Rept. 112-144.....  H.R. 2018............  Clean Water Cooperative Federalism Act of      .................  ...........................
                                                            2011.
                                                              Reported from Rules.......................  7/12/2011          Bishop (UT)/Polis
                                                              Rule adopted record vote 250-171..........  7/13/2011          ...........................
H. Res. 355, H. Rept. 112-150.....  H.R. 2560............  Cut, Cap, and Balance Act of 2011............  .................  ...........................
                                                              Reported from Rules.......................  7/18/2011          Woodall/McGovern
                                                              Previous question agreed to 235-175.......  7/19/2011          ...........................
                                                              Rule adopted record vote 236-177..........  7/19/2011          ...........................
H. Res. 357, H. Rept. 112-155.....  H.R. 2553............  Airport and Airway Extension Act of 2011,      .................  ...........................
                                                            Part IV.
                                                              Reported from Rules.......................  7/19/2011          Webster/Hastings (FL)
                                                              Previous question agreed to 239-183.......  7/20/2011          ...........................
                                                              Rule adopted record vote 242-178..........  7/20/2011          ...........................
H. Res. 358, H. Rept. 112-172.....  H.R. 1315............  Consumer Financial Protection Safety and       .................  ...........................
                                                            Soundness Improvement Act of 2011.
                                                              Reported from Rules.......................  7/20/2011          Sessions/Slaughter
                                                              Rule adopted record vote 238-177..........  7/21/2011          ...........................
H. Res. 359, H. Rept. 112-173.....  H.R. 2551............  Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2012..  .................  ...........................
                                                              Reported from Rules.......................  7/20/2011          Foxx/Polis
                                                              Rule adopted record vote 239-172..........  7/21/2011          ...........................
H. Res. 363, H. Rept. 112-176.....  H.R. 2584............  Department of the Interior, Environment, and   .................  ...........................
                                                            Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2012.
                                                              Reported from Rules.......................  7/21/2011          Bishop (UT)/Slaughter
                                                              Rule adopted record vote 205-131..........  7/25/2011          ...........................
H. Res. 370, H. Rept. 112-181.....  H.R. 1938............  North American-Made Energy Security Act......  .................  ...........................
                                                              Reported from Rules.......................  7/25/2011          Webster/Hastings (FL)
                                                              Rule adopted record vote 246-171..........  7/26/2011          ...........................
H. Res. 372, H. Rept. 112-183.....  H.R. 2587............  Protecting Jobs From Government Interference   .................  ...........................
                                                            Act.
                                                              Reported from Rules.......................  7/26/2011          Scott (SC)/McGovern
                                                              Previous question agreed to 234-177.......  9/15/2011          ...........................
                                                              Rule adopted record vote 239-176..........  9/15/2011          ...........................
H. Res. 375, H. Rept. 112-184.....  S. 627...............  Faster FOIA Act of 2011 (Budget Control Act    .................  ...........................
                                                            of 2011).
                                                              Reported from Rules.......................  7/27/2011          Dreier/Slaughter
                                                              Rule adopted record vote 238-186..........  7/28/2011          ...........................
H. Res. 382, H. Rept. 112-185.....  H. Res. 382..........  Waiving a requirement of clause 6(a) of rule   .................  ...........................
                                                            XII with respect to consideration of certain
                                                            resolutions reported from the Committee on
                                                            Rules.
                                                              Reported from Rules.......................  7/28/2011          Sessions/Polis
                                                              Previous question agreed to 237-185.......  7/29/2011          ...........................
                                                              Rule adopted record vote 236-186..........  7/29/2011          ...........................
H. Res. 383, H. Rept. 112-187.....  S. 627...............  Faster FOIA Act of 2011 (Budget Control Act    .................  ...........................
                                                            of 2011).
                                                              Reported from Rules.......................  7/29/2011          Dreier/Slaughter
                                                              Rule adopted record vote 239-187..........  7/29/2011          ...........................
H. Res. 384, H. Rept. 112-190.....  S. 365...............  To make a technical amendment to the           .................  ...........................
                                                            Education Sciences Reform Act of 2002
                                                            (Budget Control Act of 2011).
                                                              Reported from Rules.......................  8/1/2011           Dreier/Slaughter
                                                              Previous question agreed to 242-184.......  8/1/2011           ...........................
                                                              Rule adopted record vote 249-178..........  8/1/2011           ...........................
H. Res. 392, H. Rept. 112-200.....  H.R. 2218............  Empowering Parents through Quality Charter     .................  ...........................
                                                            Schools.
                                    H.R. 1892............  Intelligence Authorization Act of Fiscal Year  .................  ...........................
                                                            2012.
                                                              Reported from Rules.......................  9/7/2011           Foxx/Polis
                                                              Previous question agreed to 226-176.......  9/8/2011           ...........................
                                                              Rule adopted record vote 237-163..........  9/8/2011           ...........................
H. Res. 399, H. Rept. 112-207.....  H.J. Res. 79.........  Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2012...  .................  ...........................
                                                              Reported from Rules.......................  9/15/2011          Woodall/Slaughter
                                                              Laid on the table.........................  9/21/2011          ...........................
H. Res. 405, H. Rept. 112-212.....  H.R. 2608............  Senate Amendment to H.R. 2608, the Small       .................  ...........................
                                                            Business Program Extension and Reform Act of
                                                            2011 (Continuing Appropriations Act, 2012).
                                                              Reported from Rules.......................  9/20/2011          Woodall/Slaughter
                                                              Previous question agreed to 237-188.......  9/21/2011          ...........................
                                                              Rule adopted record vote 238-185..........  9/21/2011          ...........................
H. Res. 406, H. Rept. 112-213.....  H.R. 2401............  Transparency in Regulatory Analysis of         .................  ...........................
                                                            Impacts on the Nation Act of 2011.
                                                              Reported from Rules.......................  9/20/2011          Bishop (UT)/Hastings (FL)
                                                              Previous question agreed to 237-184.......  9/22/2011          ...........................
                                                              Rule adopted record vote 245-175..........  9/22/2011          ...........................
H. Res. 409, H. Rept. 112-214 and   H. Res. 409..........  Waiving a requirement of clause 6(a) of rule   .................  ...........................
 H. Rept. 112-214 Part 2.                                   XIII with respect to consideration of
                                                            certain resolutions reported from the
                                                            Committee on Rules.
                                                              Reported from Rules.......................  9/21/2011          Dreier/Hastings (FL)
                                                              Previous question agreed to 240-180.......  9/22/2011          ...........................
                                                              Rule adopted record vote 238-182..........  9/22/2011          ...........................
H. Res. 412, H. Rept. 112-215.....  H.R. 2608............  Senate amendment to H.R. 2608, the Small       .................  ...........................
                                                            Business Program Extension and Reform Act of
                                                            2011 (Continuing Appropriations Act, 2012).
                                                              Reported from Rules.......................  9/22/2011          Dreier/Slaughter
                                                              Previous question agreed to 235-177.......  9/22/2011          ...........................
                                                              Rule adopted record vote 238-176..........  9/22/2011          ...........................
H. Res. 418, H. Rept. 112-230.....  H.R. 2832............  Senate amendment to H.R. 2832, to extend the   .................  ...........................
                                                            Generalized System of Preferences, and for
                                                            other purposes.
                                                              Reported from Rules.......................  10/3/2011          Dreier/McGovern
                                                              Laid on the table.........................  10/11/2011         ...........................
H. Res. 419, H. Rept. 112-231.....  H.R. 2681............  Cement Sector Regulatory Relief Act of 2011..  .................  ...........................
                                    H.R. 2250............  EPA Regulatory Relief Act of 2011............  .................  ...........................
                                                              Reported from Rules.......................  10/3/2011          Nugent/Hastings (FL)
                                                              Rule adopted record vote 257-165..........  10/4/2011          ...........................
H. Res. 425, H. Rept. 112-240, and  H.R 2832.............  Senate amendment to H.R. 2832, to extend the   .................  ...........................
 H. Rept. 112-240 Part 2.                                   Generalized System of Preferences, and for
                                                            other purposes.
                                    H.R. 3078............  United States-Colombia Trade Promotion         .................  ...........................
                                                            Agreement Implementation Act.
                                    H.R. 3079............  United States-Panama Trade Promotion           .................  ...........................
                                                            Agreement Implementation Act.
                                    H.R. 3080............  United States-Korea Free Trade Agreement       .................  ...........................
                                                            Implementation Act.
                                                              Reported from Rules.......................  10/6/2011          Dreier/McGovern
                                                              Rule adopted record vote 281-128..........  10/11/2011         ...........................
H. Res. 430, H. Rept. 112-243.....  H.R. 358.............  Protect Life Act.............................  .................  ...........................
                                                              Reported from Rules.......................  10/12/2011         Foxx/Hastings (FL)
                                                              Motion to consider agreed to by voice vote  10/13/2011         ...........................
                                                              Rule adopted record vote 248-173..........  10/13/2011         ...........................
H. Res. 431, H. Rept. 112-244.....  H.R. 2273............  Coal Residuals Reuse and Management Act......  .................  ...........................
                                                              Reported from Rules.......................  10/12/2011         Scott (SC)/McGovern
                                                              Previous question agreed to 237-166.......  10/14/2011         ...........................
                                                              Rule adopted record vote 244-163..........  10/14/2011         ...........................
H. Res. 444, H. Rept. 112-258.....  H.R. 1904............  Southeast Arizona Land Exchange and            .................  ...........................
                                                            Conservation Act of 2011.
                                                              Reported from Rules.......................  10/24/2011         Bishop (UT)/McGovern
                                                              Rule adopted record vote 245-178..........  10/25/2011         ...........................
H. Res. 448, H. Rept. 112-261.....  H.R. 2576............  To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to  .................  ...........................
                                                            modify the calculation of modified adjusted
                                                            gross income for purposes of determining
                                                            eligibility for certain healthcare-related
                                                            programs.
                                    H.R. 674.............  To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to  .................  ...........................
                                                            repeal the imposition of 3 percent
                                                            withholding on certain payments made to
                                                            vendors by government entities.
                                                              Reported from Rules.......................  10/25/2011         Scott (SC)/Hastings (FL)
                                                              Previous question agreed to 243-178.......  10/26/2011         ...........................
                                                              Rule adopted record vote 253-172..........  10/26/2011         ...........................
H. Res. 453, H. Rept. 112-265.....  H.R. 2930............  Entrepreneur Access to Capital Act...........  .................  ...........................
                                    H.R. 2940............  Access to Capital for Job Creators Act.......  .................  ...........................
                                                              Reported from Rules.......................  11/2/2011          Sessions/Polis
                                                              Previous question agreed to 241-184.......  11/3/2011          ...........................
                                                              Rule adopted voice vote...................  11/3/2011          ...........................
H. Res. 455, H. Rept. 112-267.....  H.R. 2838............  Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Act    .................  ...........................
                                                            of 2011.
                                                              Reported from Rules.......................  11/3/2011          Webster/Slaughter
                                                              Previous question agreed to 234-177.......  11/4/2011          ...........................
                                                              Rule adopted record vote 245-166..........  11/4/2011          ...........................
H. Res. 463, H. Rept. 112-283.....  H.R. 822.............  National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act of     .................  ...........................
                                                            2011.
                                                              Reported from Rules.......................  11/14/2011         Nugent/McGovern
                                                              Rule adopted record vote 271-153..........  11/15/2011         ...........................
H. Res. 466, H. Rept. 112-285.....  H. Res. 466..........  Providing for consideration of motions to      .................  ...........................
                                                            suspend the rules.
                                                              Reported from Rules.......................  11/15/2011         Nugent/Hastings (FL)
                                                              Previous question agreed to 243-173.......  11/17/2011         ...........................
                                                              Rule adopted record vote 248-169..........  11/17/2011         ...........................
H. Res. 467, H. Rept. 112-290.....  H.R. 2112............  Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug  .................  ...........................
                                                            Administration, and Related Agencies
                                                            Appropriations Act, 2012 [CONFERENCE REPORT].
                                                              Reported from Rules.......................  11/16/2011         Foxx/Slaughter
                                                              Rule adopted record vote 262-156..........  11/17/2011         ...........................
H. Res. 470, H. Rept. 112-291.....  H.R. 3094............  Workforce Democracy and Fairness Act.........  .................  ...........................
                                                              Reported from Rules.......................  11/17/2011         Foxx/Polis
                                                              Rule adopted record vote 239-167..........  11/18/2011         ...........................
H. Res. 477, H. Rept. 112-296.....  H.R. 527.............  Regulatory Flexibility Improvements Act of     .................  ...........................
                                                            2011.
                                    H.R. 3010............  Regulatory Accountability Act of 2011........  .................  ...........................
                                    H.R. 3463............  To reduce Federal spending and the deficit by  .................  ...........................
                                                            terminating taxpayer financing of
                                                            presidential election campaigns and party
                                                            conventions and by terminating the Election
                                                            Assistance Commission.
                                                              Reported from Rules.......................  11/29/2011         Woodall/McGovern
                                                              Previous question agreed to 239-184.......  11/30/2011         ...........................
                                                              Rule adopted record vote 239-178..........  11/30/2011         ...........................
H. Res. 479, H. Rept. 112-311.....  H.R. 10..............  Regulations From the Executive in Need of      .................  ...........................
                                                            Scrutiny (REINS) Act of 2011.
                                                              Reported from Rules.......................  12/1/2011          Nugent/Slaughter
                                                              Previous question agreed to 236-184.......  12/6/2011          ...........................
                                                              Rule adopted record vote 235-180..........  12/6/2011          ...........................
H. Res. 487, H. Rept. 112-317.....  H.R. 1633............  Farm Dust Regulation Prevention Act of 2011..  .................  ...........................
                                                              Reported from Rules.......................  12/7/2011          Webster/Polis
                                                              Previous question agreed to 241-173.......  12/8/2011          ...........................
                                                              Rule adopted record vote 249-161..........  12/8/2011          ...........................
H. Res. 491, H. Rept. 112-328.....  H.R. 3630............  Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act   .................  ...........................
                                                            of 2011.
                                                              Reported from Rules.......................  12/12/2011         Dreier/McGovern
                                                              Previous question agreed to 236-182.......  12/13/2011         ...........................
                                                              Rule adopted record vote 236-180..........  12/13/2011         ...........................
H. Res. 493, H. Rept. 112-330.....  H.R. 1540............  National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal  .................  ...........................
                                                            Year 2012 [CONFERENCE REPORT].
                                                              Reported from Rules.......................  12/13/2011         Bishop (UT)/Hastings (FL)
                                                              Previous question agreed to 235-173.......  12/14/2011         ...........................
                                                              Rule adopted record vote 245-169..........  12/14/2011         ...........................
H. Res. 500, H. Rept. 112-332.....  H.R. 2055............  Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and   .................  ...........................
                                                            Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2012
                                                            [CONFERENCE REPORT].
                                    H.R. 3672............  Disaster Relief Appropriations Act, 2012.....  .................  ...........................
                                    H. Con. Res. 94......  Directing the Clerk of the House of            .................  ...........................
                                                            Representatives to make corrections in the
                                                            enrollment of H.R. 3672.
                                                              Reported from Rules.......................  12/15/2011         Dreier/Slaughter
                                                              Previous question agreed to 239-179.......  12/16/2011         ...........................
                                                              Rule adopted record vote 252-164..........  12/16/2011         ...........................
H. Res. 502, H. Rept. 112-335.....  H.R. 3630............  Senate Amendments to H.R. 3630, the Middle     .................  ...........................
                                                            Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of
                                                            2011.
                                    H. Res. 501..........  Expressing the sense of the House of           .................  ...........................
                                                            Representatives regarding any final measure
                                                            to extend the payroll tax holiday, extend
                                                            Federally funded unemployment insurance
                                                            benefits, or prevent decreases in
                                                            reimbursement for physicians who provide
                                                            care to Medicare beneficiaries.
                                                              Reported from Rules.......................  12/19/2011         Scott (SC)/Slaughter
                                                              Previous question agreed to 233-187, 1      12/20/2011         ...........................
                                                               Present.
                                                              Rule adopted record vote 231-187, 1         12/20/2011         ...........................
                                                               Present.
H. Res. 515, H. Rept. 112-365       H. Res. 515..........  Addressing a motion to proceed under section   .................  ...........................
                                                            3101A of title 31, United States Code.
                                                              Reported from Rules.......................  1/17/2012          Scott (SC)/Polis
                                                              Previous question agreed to 238-176, 1      1/18/2012          ...........................
                                                               Present.
                                                              Rule adopted voice vote...................  1/18/2012          ...........................
H. Res. 522, H. Rept. 112-375       H.R. 1173............  Fiscal Responsibility and Retirement Security  .................  ...........................
                                                            Act of 2011.
                                                              Reported from Rules.......................  1/24/2012          Sessions/McGovern
                                                              Rule adopted record vote 251-157..........  1/31/2012          ...........................
H. Res. 533, H. Rept. 112-382       H.R. 658.............  FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012       .................  ...........................
                                                            [CONFERENCE REPORT].
                                                              Reported from Rules.......................  2/1/2012           Webster/Slaughter
                                                              Rule adopted voice vote...................  2/3/2012           ...........................
H. Res. 534, H. Rept. 112-383       H.R. 3578............  Baseline Reform Act of 2012..................  .................  ...........................
                                    H.R. 3582............  Pro-Growth Budgeting Act of 2011.............  .................  ...........................
                                                              Reported from Rules.......................  2/1/2012           Woodall/Hastings (FL)
                                                              Previous question agreed to 238-177.......  2/2/2012           ...........................
                                                              Rule adopted record vote 238-179..........  2/2/2012           ...........................
H. Res. 537, H. Rept. 112-385       H.R. 1734............  Civilian Property Realignment Act............  .................  ...........................
                                                              Reported from Rules.......................  2/3/2012           Webster/Polis
                                                              Rule adopted record vote 233-155..........  2/6/2012           ...........................
H. Res. 539, H. Rept. 112-388       H.R. 3581............  Budget and Accounting Transparency Act of      .................  ...........................
                                                            2012.
                                                              Reported from Rules.......................  2/6/2012           Woodall/McGovern
                                                              Rule adopted record vote 239-181..........  2/7/2012           ...........................
H. Res. 540, H. Rept. 112-389       H.R. 3521............  Expedited Legislative Line-Item Veto and       .................  ...........................
                                                            Rescissions Act of 2011.
                                                              Reported from Rules.......................  2/7/2012           Woodall/Polis
                                                              Previous question agreed to 240-184.......  2/8/2012           ...........................
                                                              Rule adopted record vote 238-175..........  2/8/2012           ...........................
H. Res. 547, H. Rept. 112-398       H.R. 7...............   American Energy and Infrastructure Jobs Act   .................  ...........................
                                                            of 2012.
                                    H.R. 3408............  Protecting Investment in Oil Shale the Next    .................  ...........................
                                                            Generation of Environmental, Energy, and
                                                            Resource Security Act.
                                    H.R. 3813............  Securing Annuities for Federal Employees Act   .................  ...........................
                                                            of 2012.
                                                              Reported from Rules.......................  2/14/2012          Webster/McGovern
                                                              Previous question agreed to 229-181.......  2/15/2012          ...........................
                                                              Rule adopted record vote 235-186..........  2/15/2012          ...........................
H. Res. 554, H. Rept. 112-400       H.R. 3630............   Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act  .................  ...........................
                                                            of 2012 [CONFERENCE REPORT].
                                                              Reported from Rules.......................  2/16/2012          Scott (SC)/Hastings (FL)
                                                              Rule adopted voice vote...................  2/17/2012          ...........................
H. Res. 563, H. Rept. 112-404       H.R. 2117............  Protecting Academic Freedom in Higher          .................  ...........................
                                                            Education Act.
                                                              Reported from Rules.......................  02/27/12           Foxx/McGovern
                                                              Rule adopted record vote 244-171..........  02/28/12           ...........................
H. Res. 566, H. Rept. 112-405       H.R. 1837............  Sacramento-San Joaquin Valley Water            .................  ...........................
                                                            Reliability Act.
                                                              Reported from Rules.......................  2/28/2012          Bishop (UT)/Polis
                                                              Previous question agreed to 241-178.......  2/29/2012          ...........................
                                                              Rule adopted record vote 245-173..........  2/29/2012          ...........................
H. Res. 570, H. Rept. 112-408       H.R. 2842............  Bureau of Reclamation Small Conduit            .................  ...........................
                                                            Hydropower Development and Rural Jobs Act of
                                                            2012.
                                                              Reported from Rules.......................  3/05/2012          Bishop (UT)/Slaughter
                                                              Previous question agreed to 232-177.......  3/06/2012          ...........................
                                                              Rule adopted voice vote...................  3/06/2012          ...........................
H. Res. 572, H. Rept. 112-409       H.R. 3606............  Reopening American Capital Markets to          .................  ...........................
                                                            Emerging Growth Companies Act of 2011.
                                                              Reported from Rules.......................  3/06/2012          Sessions/Polis
                                                              Previous question agreed to 244-177.......  3/07/2012          ...........................
                                                              Rule adopted record vote 252-166..........  3/07/2012          ...........................
H. Res. 587, H. Rept. 112-415       H.R. 2087............  To remove restrictions from a parcel of land   .................  Bishop (UT)/Slaughter
                                                            situated in the Atlantic District, Accomack
                                                            County, Virginia.
                                                              Reported from Rules.......................  3/19/2012          ...........................
                                                              Agreed to consider the resolution by        3/20/2012          ...........................
                                                               record vote 227-172.
                                                              Rule adopted record vote 232-170..........  3/20/2012          ...........................
H. Res. 591, H. Rept. 112-416       H.R. 5...............  Help Efficient, Accessible, Low-cost, Timely   .................  Nugent/Hastings (FL)
                                                            Healthcare (HEALTH) Act of 2011.
                                                              Reported from Rules.......................  3/20/2012          ...........................
                                                              Previous question agreed to 231-179.......  3/21/2012          ...........................
                                                              Rule adopted record vote 233-182..........  3/21/2012          ...........................
H. Res. 595, H. Rept. 112-422       H.R. 3309............  Federal Communications Commission Process      .................  Webster/ Hastings (FL)
                                                            Reform Act of 2012.
                                                              Reported from Rules.......................  3/26/2012          ...........................
                                                              Previous question agreed to 236-182.......  3/27/2012          ...........................
                                                              Rule adopted record vote 242-177..........  3/27/2012          ...........................
H. Res. 597, H. Rept. 112-423       H. Con. Res. 112.....  Establishing the budget for the United States  .................  Woodall/Slaughter
                                                            Government for fiscal year 2013 and setting
                                                            forth appropriate budgetary levels for
                                                            fiscal years 2014 through 2022..
                                                              Reported from Rules.......................  3/27/2012          ...........................
                                                              Previous question agreed to 235-183.......  3/28/2012          ...........................
                                                              Rule adopted record vote 241-184..........  3/28/2012          ...........................
H. Res. 600, H. Rept. 112-424       H.R. 4281............  Surface Transportation Extension Act of 2012.  .................  ...........................
                                                              Reported from Rules.......................  3/28/2012          Webster/McGovern
                                                              Previous question agreed to 237-178.......  3/29/2012          ...........................
                                                              Rule adopted voice vote...................  3/29/2012          ...........................
H. Res. 614, H. Rept. 112-444       H.R. 4089............   Sportsmen's Heritage Act of 2012............  .................  ...........................
                                                           Reported from Rules..........................  4/16/2012          Bishop (UT)/McGovern
                                                              Question of consideration agreed to 234-    4/17/2012          ...........................
                                                               175.
                                                              Previous question agreed to 235-179.......  4/17/2012          ...........................
                                                              Rule adopted record vote 228-184..........  4/17/2012          ...........................
H. Res. 619, H. Rept. 112-446       H.R. 4348............   Surface Transportation Extension Act of       .................  ...........................
                                                            2012, Part II.
                                                              Reported from Rules.......................  4/17/2012          Foxx/Polis
                                                              Previous question agreed to 243-180.......  4/18/2012          ...........................
                                                              Rule adopted record vote 246-177..........  4/18/2012          ...........................
H. Res. 620, H. Rept. 112-447       H.R. 9...............  Small Business Tax Cut Act...................  .................  ...........................
                                                              Reported from Rules.......................  4/17/2012          Sessions/Hastings (FL)
                                                              Amendment agreed to by voice vote.........  4/19/2012          ...........................
                                                              Previous question agreed to 234-179.......  4/19/2012          ...........................
                                                              Rule adopted record vote 234-178..........  4/19/2012          ...........................
H. Res. 631, H. Rept. 112-454       H.R. 3523............  Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act  .................  ...........................
                                                              Reported from Rules.......................  4/25/2012          Nugent/Polis
                                                              Previous question agreed to 241-179.......  4/26/2012          ...........................
                                                              Rule adopted record vote 236-185..........  4/26/2012          ...........................
                                    H.R. 4628............  Interest Rate Reduction Act..................  .................  ...........................
                                                              Reported from Rules.......................  4/25/2012          Nugent/Polis
                                                              Previous question agreed to 241-179.......  4/26/2012          ...........................
                                                              Rule adopted record vote 236-185..........  4/26/2012          ...........................
H. Res. 643, H. Rept. 112-464       H.R. 5326............  Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related        .................  ...........................
                                                            Agencies Appropriations Act, 2013.
                                                              Reported from Rules.......................  5/7/2012           Woodall/Hastings (FL)
                                                              Previous question agreed to 235-174.......  5/8/2012           ...........................
                                                              Rule adopted record vote 228-181..........  5/8/2012           ...........................
H. Res 648, H. Rept. 112-472        H.R. 5652............  Sequester Replacement Reconciliation Act of    .................  ...........................
                                                            2012.
                                                              Reported from Rules.......................  5/9/2012           Woodall/McGovern
                                                              Rule adopted record vote 233-183..........  5/10/2012          ...........................
H. Res. 656, H. Rept. 112-481       H.R. 4970............  Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of  .................  ...........................
                                                            2012.
                                    H.R. 4310............  National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal  .................  ...........................
                                                            Year 2013.
                                                              Reported from Rules.......................  5/15/2012          Foxx/Polis
                                                              Rule adopted record vote 235-186, 1         5/16/2012          ...........................
                                                               Present.
H. Res. 661, H. Rept. 112-485       H.R. 4310............  National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal  .................  ...........................
                                                            Year 2013.
                                                              Reported from Rules.......................  5/17/2012          Bishop (UT)/McGovern
                                                              Previous question agreed to 236-182.......  5/17/2012          ...........................
                                                              Rule adopted record vote 244-178..........  5/17/2012          ...........................
H. Res. 667, H. Rept. 112-504       H.R. 5743............  Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal      .................  ...........................
                                                            Year 2013.
                                    H.R. 5854............  Military Construction and Veterans Affairs     .................  ...........................
                                                            and Related Agencies Appropriations Act,
                                                            2013.
                                    H.R. 5855............  Department of Homeland Security                .................  ...........................
                                                            Appropriations Act, 2013.
                                    H.R. 5325............  Energy and Water Development and Related       .................  ...........................
                                                            Agencies Appropriations Act, 2013.
                                                              Reported from Rules.......................  5/30/2012          Nugent/Hastings (FL)
                                                              Previous question agreed to 233-180.......  5/31/2012          ...........................
                                                              Rule adopted record vote 246-166..........  5/31/2012          ...........................
H. Res. 679, H. Rept. 112-518       H.R. 436.............  Health Care Cost Reduction Act of 2012.......  .................  ...........................
                                    H.R. 5882............  Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2013..  .................  ...........................
                                                              Reported from Rules.......................  6/6/2012           Scott (SC)/Polis
                                                              Previous question agreed to 240-179.......  6/7/2012           ...........................
                                                              Rule adopted record vote 241-173..........  6/7/2012           ...........................
H. Res. 688, H. Rept. 112-539       H.R. 2578............  Conservation and Economic Growth Act.........  .................  ...........................
                                                              Reported from Rules.......................  6/18/2012          Bishop (UT)/Slaughter
                                                              Previous question agreed to 238-178.......  6/19/2012          ...........................
                                                              Rule adopted record vote 240-175..........  6/19/2012          ...........................
H. Res. 691, H. Rept. 112-540       H.R. 4480............  Strategic Energy Production Act of 2012......  .................  ...........................
                                                              Reported from Rules.......................  6/19/2012          Bishop (UT)/Polis
                                                              Previous question agreed to 242-183.......  6/20/2012          ...........................
                                                              Rule adopted record vote 245-178..........  6/20/2012          ...........................
H. Res. 697, H. Rept. 112-545       H.R. 5972............  Transportation, Housing and Urban              .................  ...........................
                                                            Development, and Related Agencies
                                                            Appropriations Act, 2013.
                                    H.R. 5973............  Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug  .................  ...........................
                                                            Administration, and Related Agencies
                                                            Appropriations Act, 2013.
                                                              Reported from Rules.......................  6/21/2012          Foxx/McGovern
                                                              Previous question agreed to 226-168.......  6/26/2012          ...........................
                                                              Rule adopted record vote 229-166..........  6/26/2012          ...........................
H. Res. 708, H. Rept. 112-553       H. Res. 706..........  Authorizing the Committee on Oversight and     .................  ...........................
                                                            Government Reform to initiate or intervene
                                                            in judicial proceedings to enforce certain
                                                            subpoenas.
                                    H. Res. 711..........  Resolution recommending that the House of      .................  ...........................
                                                            Representatives find Eric H. Holder, Jr.,
                                                            Attorney General, U.S. Department of
                                                            Justice, in contempt of Congress for refusal
                                                            to comply with a subpoena duly issued by the
                                                            Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
                                                              Reported from Rules.......................  6/27/2012          Nugent/McGovern
                                                              Rule adopted record vote 254-173..........  6/28/2012          ...........................
H. Res. 717, H. Rept. 112-558       H.R. 5856............  Department of Defense Appropriations Act,      .................  ...........................
                                                            2013.
                                    H.R. 6020............  Financial Services and General Government      .................  ...........................
                                                            Appropriations Act, 2013.
                                    H.R. 4348............  Surface Transportation Extension Act of 2012,  .................  ...........................
                                                            Part II.
                                                              Reported from Rules.......................  6/28/2012          Webster/Hastings (FL)
                                                              Rule adopted record vote 244-176..........  6/29/2012          ...........................
H. Res. 724, H. Rept. 112-587       H.R. 6079............  Repeal of Obamacare Act......................  .................  ...........................
                                                              Reported from Rules.......................  7/9/2012           Sessions/Slaughter
                                                              Previous question agreed to 238-184.......  7/10/2012          ...........................
                                                              Rule adopted record vote 240-182..........  7/10/2012          ...........................
H. Res. 726, H. Rept. 112-590       H.R. 4402............  National Strategic and Critical Minerals       .................  Bishop (UT)/Polis
                                                            Production Act of 2012.
                                                              Reported from Rules.......................  7/10/2012          ...........................
                                                              Rule adopted record vote 245-180..........  7/11/2012          ...........................
H. Res. 738, H. Rept. 112-616       H.R. 4078............  Regulatory Freeze for Jobs Act of 2012.......  .................  ...........................
                                    H.R. 6082............  Congressional Replacement of President         .................  ...........................
                                                            Obama's Energy-Restricting and Job-Limiting
                                                            Offshore Drilling Plan.
                                                              Reported from Rules.......................  7/23/2012          Foxx/Hastings (FL)
                                                              Previous question agreed to 238-177.......  7/24/2012          ...........................
                                                              Rule adopted record vote 244-170..........  7/24/2012          ...........................
H. Res. 741, H. Rept. 112-623       H.R. 4078............  Regulatory Freeze for Jobs Act of 2012.......  .................  ...........................
                                                              Reported from Rules.......................  7/25/2012          Foxx/Polis
                                                              Previous question agreed to 235-183.......  7/26/2012          ...........................
                                                              Amendment agreed to by voice vote.........  7/26/2012          ...........................
                                                              Rule adopted voice vote...................  7/26/2012          ...........................
H. Res. 747, H. Rept. 112-641       H.R. 6169............  Pathway to Job Creation through a Simpler,     .................  ...........................
                                                            Fairer Tax Code Act of 2012.
                                    H.R. 8...............  Job Protection and Recession Prevention Act    .................  ...........................
                                                            of 2012.
                                                              Reported from Rules.......................  7/31/2012          Scott (SC)/Slaughter
                                                              Amendment agreed to record vote 238-186...  8/1/2012           ...........................
                                                              Rule adopted record vote 240-184..........  8/1/2012           ...........................
H. Res. 752, H. Rept. 112-644       H.R. 6233............  Agricultural Disaster Assistance Act of 2012.  .................  ...........................
                                                              Reported from Rules.......................  8/1/2012           Foxx/Polis
                                                              Previous question agreed to 236-182.......  8/2/2012           ...........................
                                                              Rule adopted record vote 235-181..........  8/2/2012           ...........................
H. Res. 773, H. Rept. 112-660       H.R. 5544............  Minnesota Education Investment and Employment  .................  ...........................
                                                            Act.
                                    H.R. 5949............  FISA Amendments Act Reauthorization Act of     .................  ...........................
                                                            2012.
                                                              Reported from Rules.......................  9/10/2012          Nugent/Polis
                                                              Previous question agreed to 232-177.......  9/11/2012          ...........................
                                                              Rule adopted record vote 233-179..........  9/11/2012          ...........................
H. Res. 778, H. Rept. 112-667       H.J. Res. 117........  Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2013...  .................  ...........................
                                    H.R. 6365............  National Security and Job Protection Act.....  .................  ...........................
                                                              Reported from Rules.......................  9/12/2012          Woodall/Hastings (FL)
                                                              Previous question agreed to 235-178.......  9/13/2012          ...........................
                                                              Rule adopted record vote 232-182..........  9/13/2012          ...........................
H. Res. 779, H. Rept. 112-668       H.R. 6213............  No More Solyndras Act........................  .................  ...........................
                                                              Reported from Rules.......................  9/12/2012          Sessions/McGovern
                                                              Rule adopted record vote 232-182..........  9/13/2012          ...........................
H. Res. 788, H. Rept. 112-680       H.J. Res. 118........  Providing for congressional disapproval under  .................  ...........................
                                                            chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of
                                                            the rule submitted by the Office of Family
                                                            Assistance of the Administration for
                                                            Children and Families of the Department of
                                                            Health and Human Services relating to waiver
                                                            and expenditure authority under section 1115
                                                            of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1315)
                                                            with respect to the Temporary Assistance for
                                                            Needy Families program.
                                    H.R. 3409............  Coal Miner Employment and Domestic Energy      .................  ...........................
                                                            Infrastructure Protection Act.
                                                              Reported from Rules.......................  9/19/2012          Bishop (UT)/Slaughter
                                                              Previous question agreed to 238-179.......  9/20/2012          ...........................
                                                              Rule adopted record vote 233-182..........  9/20/2012          ...........................
H. Res. 808, H. Rept. 112-693       H.R. 6156............  Russia and Moldova Jackson-Vanik Repeal Act    .................  ...........................
                                                            of 2012.
                                                              Reported from Rules.......................  11/13/2012         Dreier/McGovern
                                                              Previous question agreed to 243-164.......  11/15/2012         ...........................
                                                              Rule adopted record vote 253-150..........  11/15/2012         ...........................
H. Res. 821, H. Rept. 112-697       H.R. 6429............  STEM Jobs Act of 2012........................  .................  ...........................
                                                              Reported from Rules.......................  11/28/2012         Nugent/Polis
                                                              Rule adopted record vote 243-170..........  11/29/2012         ...........................
H. Res. 827, H. Rept. 112-700       H. Res. 827            Providing for consideration of motions to      .................  ...........................
                                                            suspend the rules.
                                                              Reported from Rules.......................  12/11/2012         Sessions/Slaughter
                                                              Previous question agreed to 224-183.......  12/12/2012         ...........................
                                                              Rule adopted record vote 226-178..........  12/12/2012         ...........................
H. Res. 840, H. Rept. 112-707       H.R. 4310............  National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal  .................  ...........................
                                                            Year 2013.
                                                              Reported from Rules.......................  12/19/2012         Bishop (UT)/McGovern
                                                              Previous question agreed to 233-186.......  12/20/2012         ...........................
                                                              Rule adopted record vote 243-177..........  12/20/2012         ...........................
H. Res. 841, H. Rept. 112-708       H.J. Res. 66.........  Senate Amendment to approving the renewal of   .................  ...........................
                                                            import restrictions contained in the Burmese
                                                            Freedom and Democracy Act of 2003.
                                    H.R. 6684............  Spending Reduction Act of 2012...............  .................  ...........................
                                                              Reported from Rules.......................  12/19/2012         Dreier/Slaughter
                                                              Previous Question agreed to 233-184.......  12/20/2012         ...........................
                                                              Rule adopted record vote 219-197..........  12/20/2012         ...........................
H. Res. 843, H. Rept. 112-734       H. Res. 843..........  Waiving a requirement of clause 6(a) of rule   .................  ...........................
                                                            XIII with respect to consideration of
                                                            certain resolutions reported from the
                                                            Committee on Rules.
                                                              Reported from Rules.......................  12/30/2012         Sessions/Slaughter
H. Res. 844, H. Rept. 112-741       H.R. 8...............  Senate Amendments to the Job Protection and    .................  ...........................
                                                            Recession Prevention Act of 2012 (American
                                                            Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012).
                                                              Reported from Rules.......................  1/1/2013           Dreier/Slaughter
                                                              Rule adopted record vote 408-10...........  1/1/2013           ...........................
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                   C. Table 3.--Resolutions Discharged
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                                   D. Table 4.--Resolutions Laid on the Table
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          Resolution                 Bill                                     Title
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H. Res. 399..................  H.J. Res. 79...  Providing for consideration of the joint resolution (H.J. Res.
                                                 79) making continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2012, and
                                                 for other purposes.
H. Res. 418..................  H.R. 2832......  Providing for consideration of the Senate Amendment to the bill
                                                 (H.R. 2832) to extend the Generalized System of Preferences,
                                                 and for other purposes.
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                                        E. Table 5.--Resolutions Amended
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          Resolution                 Bill                                     Title
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H. Res. 276..................  H.R. 1540......  Providing for further consideration of the bill (H.R. 1540) to
                                                 authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2012 for military
                                                 activities for the Department of Defense and for military
                                                 construction, to prescribe military personnel strengths for
                                                 fiscal year 2012, and for other purposes.
H. Res. 620..................  H.R. 9.........  Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 9) to amend the
                                                 internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide a deduction for
                                                 domestic business income of qualified small businesses.
H. Res. 741..................  H.R. 4078......  Providing for further consideration of the bill (H.R. 4078) to
                                                 provide that no agency may take any significant regulatory
                                                 action until the unemployment rate is equal to or less than 6.0
                                                 percent.
H. Res. 747..................  H.R. 6169, H.R.  Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 6169) to provide
                                8.               for expedited consideration of a bill providing for
                                                 comprehensive tax reform; providing for consideration of the
                                                 bill (H.R. 8) to extend certain tax relief provisions enacted
                                                 in 2001 and 2003, and for other purposes; providing for
                                                 proceedings during the period from August 3, 2012, through
                                                 September 7, 2012; providing for consideration of motions to
                                                 suspend the rules; and waiving a requirement of clause 6(a) or
                                                 rule XIII with respect to consideration of certain resolutions
                                                 reported from the Committee on Rules.
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                                        F. Table 6a.--List of Original Jurisdiction Referrals--House Resolutions
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H. Res. 9.......................................  Representative Dreier of California, January 5, 2011. A resolution instructing certain committees to
                                                   report legislation replacing the job-killing health care law.
H. Res. 14......................................  Representative Gingrey of Georgia, January 5, 2011. A resolution amending the Rules of the House of
                                                   Representatives to require that standing committees make available the record of recorded votes
                                                   within 48 hours after that vote.
H. Res. 15......................................  Representative Gingrey of Georgia, January 5, 2011. A resolution amending the Rules of the House of
                                                   Representatives to require that general appropriations for military construction and veterans'
                                                   affairs be considered as stand-alone measures.
H. Res. 22......................................  Representative Walden of Oregon, January 6, 2011. A resolution reducing the amount authorized for
                                                   salaries and expenses of Member, committee, and leadership offices in 2011 and 2012.
H. Res. 24......................................  Representative Hoyer of Maryland, January 6, 2011. A resolution amending the Rules of the House of
                                                   Representatives to permit Delegates and the Resident Commissioner to the Congress to cast votes in
                                                   the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.
H. Res. 30......................................  Representative Deutch of Florida, January 7, 2011. A resolution amending the Rules of the House of
                                                   Representatives to require that plain English section by section analyses be posted on the Internet
                                                   for bill and joint resolutions reported by committees.
H. Res. 38......................................  Representative Dreier of California, January 18, 2011. A resolution to reduce spending through a
                                                   transition to non-security spending at fiscal year 2008 levels.
H. Res. 45......................................  Representative Gerlach of Pennsylvania, January 19, 2011. A resolution amending the Rules of the House
                                                   of Representatives to encourage bipartisan amendments.
H. Res. 46......................................  Representative Yarmuth of Kentucky, January 20, 2011. A resolution restoring the democratic process by
                                                   providing that section 3(b) of H. Res. 5 shall have no force or effect during the remainder of the
                                                   112th Congress.
H. Res. 48......................................  Representative Lee of California, January 20, 2011. A resolution establishing a select committee to
                                                   review national security laws, policies, and practices.
H. Res. 67......................................  Representative Lamborn of Colorado, January 26, 2011. A resolution to amend the Rules of the House of
                                                   Representatives to prohibit bills and joint resolutions from containing more than one subject.
H. Res. 70......................................  Representative Schweikert of Arizona, January 26, 2011. A resolution amending the Rules of the House
                                                   of Representatives to prohibit the consideration of any bill or joint resolution carrying more than
                                                   one subject.
H. Res. 72......................................  Representative Sessions of Texas, February 8, 2011. A resolution directing certain standing committees
                                                   to inventory and review existing, pending, and proposed regulations and orders from agencies of the
                                                   Federal Government, particularly with respect to their effect on jobs and economic growth.
H. Res. 82......................................  Representative Duncan of South Carolina, February 10, 2011. A resolution amending the Rules of the
                                                   House of Representatives to establish the Committee on the Elimination of Nonessential Federal
                                                   Programs.
H. Res. 111.....................................  Representative King of New York, February 28, 2011. A resolution establishing a Select Committee on
                                                   POW and MIA Affairs.
H. Res. 142.....................................  Representative Gardner of Colorado, March 3, 2011. A resolution amending the Rules of the House of
                                                   Representatives to require authorizing committees to hold annual hearings on GAO investigative
                                                   reports on the identification, consolidation, and elimination of duplicative Government programs.
H. Res. 143.....................................  Representative Gohmert of Texas, March 3, 2011. A resolution directing the Speaker, or his designee,
                                                   to take any and all actions necessary to assert the standing of the House to defend the Defense of
                                                   Marriage Act and the amendments made by that Act in any litigation in any Federal court of the United
                                                   States.
H. Res. 169.....................................  Representative Crowley of New York, March 15, 2011. A resolution amending the Rules of the House of
                                                   Representatives to require that a Member, Delegate or Resident Commissioner notify the Clerk of
                                                   whether that Member, Delegate, or Resident Commissioner elects to participate in the Federal Employee
                                                   Health Benefits Program.
H. Res. 173.....................................  Representative Poe of Texas, March 16, 2011. A resolution amending the Rules of the House of
                                                   Representatives to prohibit the consideration of any bill or joint resolution that appropriates
                                                   foreign assistance for more than one country.
H. Res. 178.....................................  Representative Heck of Nevada, March 17, 2011. A resolution amending the rules of the House of
                                                   Representatives to require a committee report on a bill or joint resolution to include a statement of
                                                   whether the legislation creates any duplicative programs.
H. Res. 230.....................................  Representative Peters of Michigan, April 15, 2011. A resolution amending the Rules of the House of
                                                   Representatives to provide that the House may not consider any reported bill until at least 72 hours
                                                   after it is reported.
H. Res. 307.....................................  Representative Bass of New Hampshire, June 15, 2011. A resolution amending the Rules of the House of
                                                   Representatives to establish a Committee on the reduction of Nonessential Federal Expenditures.
H. Res. 310.....................................  Representative Critz of Pennsylvania, June 16, 2011. A resolution providing for the consideration of
                                                   the bill (H.R. 639) to amend title VII of the Tariff Act of 1930 to clarify that countervailing
                                                   duties may be imposed to address subsidies relating to a fundamentally undervalued currency of any
                                                   foreign country.
H. Res. 330.....................................  Representative Peters of Michigan, June 23, 2011. A resolution amending the Rules of the House of
                                                   Representatives to require that legislation and conference reports be available on the Internet for
                                                   72 hours before consideration by the House, and for other purposes.
H. Res. 349.....................................  Representatives Myrick of North Carolina, July 13, 2011. A resolution amending the Rules of the House
                                                   of Representatives to prevent duplicative and overlapping government programs.
H. Res. 437.....................................  Representative Pearce of New Mexico, October 13, 2011. A resolution recognizing the security
                                                   challenges of convening government officials in one specific place and directing the House of
                                                   Representatives to take appropriate steps so that the House of Representatives can meet in a virtual
                                                   setting.
H. Res. 469.....................................  Representative Roe of Tennessee, November 16, 2011. A resolution expressing the sense of the House of
                                                   Representatives that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional.
H. Res. 471.....................................  Representative King of Iowa, November 17, 2011. A resolution amending the Rules of the House of
                                                   Representatives to require that rescission bills always be considered under open rules every year,
                                                   and for other purposes.
H. Res. 475.....................................  Representative Roe of Tennessee, November 29, 2011. A resolution expressing the sense of the House of
                                                   Representatives that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional.
H. Res. 541.....................................  Representative Polis of Colorado, February 8, 2012. A resolution amending the Rules of the House of
                                                   Representatives to provide that the House may not consider major legislation unless it addresses one
                                                   issue at a time.
H. Res. 575.....................................  Representative Jones of North Carolina, March 7, 2012. A resolution amending the Rules of the House of
                                                   Representatives to observe a moment of silence in the House on the first legislative day of each
                                                   month for those killed or wounded in the United States engagement in Afghanistan.
H. Res. 623.....................................  Representative Myrick of North Carolina, April 19, 2012. A resolution amending the Rules of the House
                                                   of Representatives to prevent duplicative and overlapping government programs.
H. Res. 706.....................................  Representative Issa of California, June 26, 2012. A resolution authorizing the Committee on Oversight
                                                   and Government Reform to initiate or intervene in judicial proceedings to enforce certain subpoenas.
H. Res. 712.....................................  Representative Jackson Lee of Texas, June 28, 2012. A resolution recommending that the Speaker of the
                                                   House of Representatives not move to proceed to the consideration of the House Resolution finding
                                                   Eric H. Holder, Jr., Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice, in contempt of Congress pursuant
                                                   to the report of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
H. Res. 739.....................................  Representative Braley of Iowa, July 24, 2012. A resolution providing for consideration of the bill
                                                   (H.R. 6083) to provide for the reform and continuation of agricultural and other programs of the
                                                   Department of Agriculture through fiscal year 2017, and for other purposes.
H. Res. 746.....................................  Representative Slaughter of New York, July 31, 2012. A resolution prohibiting the consideration of a
                                                   concurrent resolution providing for adjournment or adjournment sine die unless a law is enacted to
                                                   provide for the extension of certain expired or expiring tax provisions that apply to middle-income
                                                   taxpayers.
H. Res. 768.....................................  Representative McCollum of Minnesota, August 2, 2012. A resolution amending the Rules of the House of
                                                   Representatives to expand the jurisdiction of the Committee on Small Business to include nonprofit
                                                   organizations.
H. Res. 824.....................................  Representative Wolf of Virginia, December 4, 2012. A bill to establish a select committee to
                                                   investigate and report on the attack on the United States consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
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                                             Table 6b.--List of Original Jurisdiction Referrals--House Bills
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H.R. 2..........................................  Representative Cantor of Virginia, January 5, 2011. A bill to repeal the job-killing health care law
                                                   and health care-related provisions in the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010.
H.R. 10.........................................  Representative Davis of Kentucky, January 20, 2011. A bill to amend chapter 8 of title 5, United
                                                   States Code, to provide that major rules of the executive branch shall have no force or effect unless
                                                   a joint resolution of approval is enacted into law.
H.R. 12.........................................  Representative Larson of Connecticut, September 21, 2011. A bill to provide tax relief for American
                                                   workers and businesses, to put workers back on the job while rebuilding and modernizing America, and
                                                   to provide pathways back to work for Americans looking for jobs.
H.R. 84.........................................  Representative Jackson Lee of Texas, January 5, 2011. A bill to amend title 28, United States Code, to
                                                   grant to the House of Representatives the authority to bring a civil action to enforce, secure a
                                                   declaratory judgment concerning the validity of, or prevent a threatened refusal or failure to comply
                                                   with any subpoena or order issued by the House or any committee or subcommittee of the House to
                                                   secure the production of documents, the answering of any deposition or interrogatory, or the securing
                                                   of testimony, and for other purposes.
H.R. 104........................................  Representative Boustany of Louisiana, January 5, 2011. A bill to ensure that amounts credited to the
                                                   Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund are used for harbor maintenance.
H.R. 105........................................  Representative Burton of Indiana, January 5, 2011. A bill to repeal the Patient Protection and
                                                   Affordable Care Act and related health-care provisions and to enact in its place incentives to
                                                   encourage health insurance coverage, and for other purposes.
H.R. 114........................................  Representative Dreier of California, January 5, 2011. A bill to provide a biennial budget for the
                                                   United States Government.
H.R. 125........................................  Representative Gingrey of Georgia, January 5, 2011. A bill to require Congress to specify the source
                                                   of authority under the United States Constitution for the enactment of laws, and for other purposes.
H.R. 141........................................  Representative King of Iowa, January 5, 2011. A bill to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable
                                                   Care Act and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010.
H.R. 145........................................  Representative Mack of Florida, January 5, 2011. A bill to repeal the Patient Protection and
                                                   Affordable Care Act (Public Law 111-148) and related health-care provisions.
H.R. 187........................................  Representative Wilson of South Carolina, January 5, 2011. A bill to provide that rates of pay for
                                                   Members of Congress shall not be subject to automatic adjustment; and to provide that any bill or
                                                   resolution, and any amendment to any bill or resolution, which would increase Members' pay may be
                                                   adopted only by a recorded vote.
H.R. 215........................................  Representative Young of Alaska, January 7, 2011. A bill to repeal the Patient Protection and
                                                   Affordable Care Act and title I of the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 while
                                                   preserving the reauthorization of the Indian Health Care Improvement Act.
H.R. 265........................................  Delegate Norton of District of Columbia, January 12, 2011. A bill to provide for the admission of the
                                                   State of New Columbia into the Union.
H.R. 299........................................  Representative Broun of Georgia, January 18, 2011. A bill to repeal the Patient Protection and
                                                   Affordable Care Act and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010, repeal the 7.5
                                                   percent threshold on the deduction for medical expenses, provide for increased funding for high-risk
                                                   pools, allow acquiring health insurance across State lines, and allow for the creation of association
                                                   health plans.
H.R. 339........................................  Representative Jenkins of Kansas, January 19, 2011. A bill to deem any adjournment of the House of
                                                   Representatives which is in effect on the date of the regularly scheduled general election for
                                                   Federal office held during a Congress to be adjournment sine die, and to amend title 31, United
                                                   States Code, to provide for automatic continuing appropriations if a regular appropriation bill for a
                                                   fiscal year does not become law before the date of the regularly scheduled general election for
                                                   Federal office held during such fiscal year.
H.R. 364........................................  Representative Latham of Iowa, January 20, 2011. A bill to repeal the Patient Protection and
                                                   Affordable Care Act and to take meaningful steps to lower health care costs and increase access to
                                                   health insurance coverage without raising taxes, cutting Medicare benefits for seniors, adding to the
                                                   national deficit, intervening in the doctor-patient relationship, or instituting a government
                                                   takeover of health care.
H.R. 373........................................  Representative Foxx of North Carolina, January 20, 2011. A bill to amend the Unfunded Mandates Reform
                                                   Act of 1995 to ensure that actions taken by regulatory agencies are subject to that Act, and for
                                                   other purposes.
H.R. 385........................................  Representative Lee of California, January 20, 2011. A bill to require poverty impact statements for
                                                   certain legislation.
H.R. 397........................................  Representative Herger of California, January 24, 2011. A bill to repeal the Patient Protection and
                                                   Affordable Care Act and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 and to take
                                                   meaningful steps to lower health care costs and increase access to health insurance coverage without
                                                   raising taxes, cutting Medicare benefits for seniors, adding to the national deficit, intervening in
                                                   the doctor-patient relationship, or instituting a government takeover of health care.
H.R. 408........................................  Representative Jordan of Ohio, January 24, 2011. A bill to reduce Federal spending by $2.5 trillion
                                                   through fiscal year 2021.
H.R. 429........................................  Representative Issa of California, January 25, 2011. A bill to repeal the Patient Protection and
                                                   Affordable Care Act and the health care-related provisions in the Health Care and Education
                                                   Reconciliation Act of 2010 and to amend title 5, United States Code, to establish a national health
                                                   program administered by the Office of Personnel Management to offer Federal employee health benefits
                                                   plans to individuals who are not Federal employees, and for other purposes.
H.R. 452........................................  Representative Roe of Tennessee, January 26, 2011. A bill to repeal the provisions of the Patient
                                                   Protection and Affordable Care Act providing for the Independent Payment Advisory Board.
H.R. 462........................................  Representative Goodlatte of Virginia, January 26, 2011. A bill to terminate the Internal Revenue Code
                                                   of 1986.
H.R. 506........................................  Delegate Norton of District of Columbia, January 26, 2011. A bill to amend the District of Columbia
                                                   Home Rule Act to eliminate Congressional review of newly passed District laws.
H.R. 539........................................  Representative Deutch of Florida, February 8, 2011. A bill to amend title II of the Social Security
                                                   Act and the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to make improvements in the old-age, survivors, and
                                                   disability insurance program, to provide for cash relief for years for which annual COLAs do not take
                                                   effect under certain cash benefit programs, and to provide for Social Security benefit protection.
H.R. 636........................................  Representative Granger of Texas, February 10, 2011. A bill to repeal PPACA and the health care-related
                                                   provisions in the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010, and to amend the Internal
                                                   Revenue Code of 1986 to allow individuals a refundable credit against income tax for the purchase of
                                                   private health insurance, and for other purposes.
H.R. 663........................................  Representative Brady of Texas, February 11, 2011. A bill to delay the implementation of the health
                                                   reform law until the Supreme Court determines the constitutionality of the individual mandate.
H.R. 779........................................  Representative Kinzinger of Illinois, February 17, 2011. A bill to establish the Grace Commission II
                                                   to review and make recommendations regarding cost control in the Federal Government, and for other
                                                   purposes.
H.R. 882........................................  Representative Johnson of Illinois, March 2, 2011. A bill to require that any local currencies used to
                                                   provide per diems to Members and employees of Congress for official foreign travel for a fiscal year
                                                   be obtained by Congress and paid for using funds appropriated for salaries and expenses of Congress
                                                   for the fiscal year, to enhance the disclosure of information on official foreign travel of Members,
                                                   officers, and employees of the House of Representatives, and for other purposes.
H.R. 903........................................  Representative Calvert of California, March 3, 2011. A bill to greatly enhance the Nation's
                                                   environmental, energy, economic, and national security by terminating long-standing Federal
                                                   prohibitions on the domestic production of abundant offshore supplies of oil and natural gas, and for
                                                   other purposes.
H.R. 965........................................  Representative Slaughter of New York, March 9, 2011. A bill to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and
                                                   Cosmetic Act to preserve the effectiveness of medically important antibiotics used in the treatment
                                                   of human and animal diseases.
H.R. 1040.......................................  Representative Burgess of Texas, March 11, 2011. A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to
                                                   provide taxpayers a flat tax alternative to the current income tax system.
H.R. 1043.......................................  Representative Van Hollen of Maryland, March 11, 2011. A bill to provide an optional fast-track
                                                   procedure the President may use when submitting rescission requests, and for other purposes.
H.R. 1118.......................................  Representative Weiner of New York, March 16, 2011. A bill to establish a point of order against any
                                                   efforts to reduce benefits paid to Social Security recipients, raise the retirement age, or create
                                                   private retirement accounts under title II of the Social Security Act.
H.R. 1122.......................................  Representative Richardson of California, March 16, 2011. A bill to provide for merit-based investment
                                                   in the freight transportation system of the United States to ensure economic growth, increase
                                                   vitality and competitiveness in national and global markets, address goods mobility and accessibility
                                                   issues, reduce air pollution and other environmental impacts of freight transportation, better public
                                                   health conditions, enhance energy security, and improve the condition and connectivity of the freight
                                                   transportation system, and for other purposes.
H.R. 1125.......................................  Representative Fattah of Pennsylvania, March 16, 2011. A bill to establish a fee on transactions which
                                                   would eliminate the national debt and replace the income tax on individuals.
H.R. 1135.......................................  Representative Jordan of Ohio, March 16, 2011. A bill to provide information on total spending on
                                                   means-tested welfare programs, to provide additional work requirements, and to provide an overall
                                                   spending limit on means-tested welfare programs.
H.R. 1148.......................................  Representative Walz of Minnesota, March 17, 2011. A bill to prohibit commodities and securities
                                                   trading based on nonpublic information relating to Congress, to require additional reporting by
                                                   Members and employees of Congress of securities transactions, and for other purposes.
H.R. 1155.......................................  Representative Peters of Michigan, March 17, 2011. A bill to establish procedures for the expedited
                                                   consideration by Congress of the recommendations set forth in the Terminations, Reductions, and
                                                   Savings report prepared by the Office of Management and Budget.
H.R. 1167.......................................  Representative Jordan of Ohio, March 17, 2011. A bill to provide information on total spending on
                                                   means-tested welfare programs, to provide additional work requirements, and to provide an overall
                                                   spending limit on means-tested welfare programs.
H.R. 1185.......................................  Representative Issa of California, March 17, 2011. A bill to delay the implementation of the health
                                                   reform law in the United States until there is final resolution in pending lawsuits.
H.R. 1280.......................................  Representative Ros-Lehtinen of Florida, March 31, 2011. A bill to amend the Atomic Energy Act of 1954
                                                   to require congressional approval of agreements for peaceful nuclear cooperation with foreign
                                                   countries, and for other purposes.
H.R. 1302.......................................  Representative Quigley of Illinois, March 31, 2011. A bill to make the Federal budget process more
                                                   transparent and to make future budgets more sustainable.
H.R. 1320.......................................  Representative Berman of California, April 1, 2011. A bill to strengthen United States
                                                   nonproliferation activities and to amend the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 to strengthen nuclear energy
                                                   cooperation and nonproliferation, and for other purposes.
H.R. 1605.......................................  Representative Duncan of Tennessee, April 15, 2011. A bill to reduce Federal spending in a responsible
                                                   manner.
H.R. 1609.......................................  Representative Gibson of New York, April 15, 2011. A bill to amend the War Powers Resolution to limit
                                                   the use of funds for introduction of the Armed Forces into hostilities, and for other purposes.
H.R. 1630.......................................  Representative Murphy of Pennsylvania, April 15, 2011. A bill to establish a procedure to safeguard
                                                   the surpluses of the Social Security and Medicare hospital insurance trust funds.
H.R. 1637.......................................  Representative Poe of Texas, April 15, 2011. A bill to safeguard the Crime Victims Fund.
H.R. 1734.......................................  Representative Denham of California, May 4, 2011. A bill to decrease the deficit by realigning,
                                                   consolidating, selling, disposing, and improving the efficiency of Federal buildings and other
                                                   civilian real property, and for other purposes.
H.R. 1848.......................................  Representative Mack of Florida, May 11, 2011. A bill to prevent a fiscal crisis by enacting
                                                   legislation to balance the Federal budget through reductions of discretionary and mandatory spending.
H.R. 1861.......................................  Representative Murphy of Pennsylvania, May 12, 2011. A bill to greatly enhance America's path toward
                                                   energy independence and economic and national security, to conserve energy use, to promote
                                                   innovation, to achieve lower emissions, cleaner air, cleaner water, and cleaner land, to rebuild our
                                                   Nation's aging roads, bridges, locks, and dams, and for other purposes.
H.R. 1866.......................................  Representative Chaffetz of Utah, May 12, 2011. A bill to require Members of Congress to disclose
                                                   delinquent tax liability and to require an ethics inquiry into, and the garnishment of the wages of,
                                                   a Member with Federal tax liability.
H.R. 2013.......................................  Representative Nunes of California, May 26, 2011. A bill to empower States with programmatic
                                                   flexibility and financial predictability to improve their Medicaid programs and State Children's
                                                   Health Insurance Programs by ensuring better health care for low-income pregnant women, children, and
                                                   families, and for elderly individuals and disabled individuals in need of long-term care services and
                                                   supports, whose income and resources are insufficient to meet the costs of necessary medical
                                                   services.
H.R. 2041.......................................  Representative Kingston of Georgia, May 26, 2011. A bill to reduce Federal spending in a responsible
                                                   manner.
H.R. 2309.......................................  Representative Issa of California, June 23, 2011. A bill restoring the financial solvency of the
                                                   United States Postal Service and to ensure the efficient and affordable nationwide delivery of mail.
H.R. 2319.......................................  Representative Brady of Texas, June 23, 2011. A bill to cap noninterest Federal spending as a
                                                   percentage of full employment GDP, to require that budgets and budget resolutions adhere to these
                                                   caps, to enforce these caps, to increase financial transparency for mandatory programs, to provide
                                                   for a line-item adjustment, to require the parings of significant spending increases and adjustments
                                                   to the debt ceiling, and to provide for a Federal Sunset commission to assist Congress in eliminating
                                                   Federal agencies and programs that no longer serve a public need or reforming those that are
                                                   inefficient or ineffective in serving a public need, and for other purposes.
H.R. 2340.......................................  Representative Quigley of Illinois, June 23, 2011. A bill to amend the Ethics in Government Act of
                                                   1978, the Rules of the House of Representatives, the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995, and the Federal
                                                   Funding Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006 to improve access to information in the
                                                   legislative and executive branches of the Government, and for other purposes.
H.R. 2455.......................................  Representative Richmond of Louisiana, July 7, 2011. A bill to prohibit any requirement of a budgetary
                                                   offset for emergency disaster assistance during 2011 and 2012.
H.R. 2560.......................................  Representative Chaffetz of Utah, July 15, 2011. A bill to cut, cap, and balance the Federal budget.
H.R. 2680.......................................  Representative Fleming of Louisiana, July 28, 2011. A bill to establish a commission to conduct a
                                                   comprehensive review of Federal agencies and programs and to recommend the elimination or realignment
                                                   of duplicative, wasteful, or outdated functions, and for other purposes.
H.R. 2693.......................................  Representative Dreier of California, July 28, 2011. A bill to cut spending, maintain existing
                                                   commitments, and for other purposes.
H.R. 2694.......................................  Representative Culberson of Texas, July 29, 2011. A bill to firewall the Medicare Trusts Funds by
                                                   restoring to those Trust Funds funds transferred by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
H.R. 2723.......................................  Representative Wilson of Florida, August 1, 2011. A bill to amend title IV of the Budget Control Act
                                                   of 2011 to protect the Social Security and SSI programs from budget cuts under such Act.
H.R. 2724.......................................  Representative Wilson of Florida, August 1, 2011. A bill to amend title IV of the Budget Control Act
                                                   of 2011 to protect the Medicaid program from budget cuts under such Act.
H.R. 2725.......................................  Representative Wilson of Florida, August 1, 2011. A bill to amend the Budget Control Act of 2011 to
                                                   protect the Medicare program from budget cuts under such Act.
H.R. 2726.......................................  Representative Wilson of Florida, August 1, 2011. A bill to amend the Budget Control Act of 2011 to
                                                   protect education programs from budget cuts under such Act.
H.R. 2727.......................................  Representative Wilson of Florida, August 1, 2011. A bill to amend title IV of the Budget Control Act
                                                   of 2011 to protect the Social Security, SSI, Medicare, Medicaid, and education programs from budget
                                                   cuts under such Act.
H.R. 2796.......................................  Representative Buchanan of Florida, August 5, 2011. A bill to require the Joint Select Committee on
                                                   Deficit Reduction to conduct the business of the committee in a manner that is open to the public.
H.R. 2835.......................................  Representative Larson of Connecticut, September 6, 2011. A bill to establish a joint select committee
                                                   of Congress to report findings and propose legislation to restore the Nation's workforce to full
                                                   employment over the period of fiscal years 2012 and 2013, and to provide for expedited consideration
                                                   of such legislation by both the House of Representatives and the Senate.
H.R. 2836.......................................  Representative Larson of Connecticut, September 6, 2011. A bill to amend the Budget Control Act of
                                                   2011 to require the joint select committee of Congress to report findings and propose legislation to
                                                   restore the Nation's workforce to full employment over the period of fiscal years 2012 and 2013.
H.R. 2837.......................................  Representative Larson of Connecticut, September 6, 2011. A bill to amend the Budget Control Act of
                                                   2011 to require the joint select committee of Congress to report findings and propose legislation to
                                                   restore the Nation's workforce to full employment over the period of fiscal years 2012 and 2013.
H.R. 2855.......................................  Representative Ellison of Minnesota, September 7, 2011. A bill to amend the Budget Control Act of 2011
                                                   to reduce the deficit and restore the middle class by creating jobs.
H.R. 2860.......................................  Representative Loebsack of Iowa, September 7, 2011. A bill to amend the Budget Control Act of 2011 to
                                                   require members and staff of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction to disclose lobbying
                                                   activities and campaign or member0designated political action committee contributions, and for other
                                                   purposes.
H.R. 2909.......................................  Representative Sherman of California, September 13, 2011. A bill to withdraw normal trade relations
                                                   treatment from the products of the People's Republic of China, to provide for a balanced trade
                                                   relationship between that country and the United States, and for other purposes.
H.R. 2964.......................................  Representative Yoder of Kansas, September 15, 2011. A bill to amend the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act
                                                   of 1995 to provide for regulatory impact analyses for certain rules, consideration of the least
                                                   burdensome regulatory alternative, and for other purposes.
H.R. 3000.......................................  Representative Price of Georgia, September 21, 2011. A bill to provide for incentives to encourage
                                                   health insurance coverage, and for other purposes.
H.R. 3082.......................................  Representative Johnson of Illinois, October 3, 2011. A bill to provide a biennial budget for the
                                                   United States Government, and for other purposes.
H.R. 3095.......................................  Representative Johnson of Texas, October 6, 2011. A bill to freeze the implementation of the health
                                                   reform law, to establish a commission to evaluate its impact on the delivery of health care to
                                                   current Medicare recipients, job creation, current health insurance coverage, participation in State
                                                   exchanges, and the Federal deficit, and for other purposes.
H.R. 3121.......................................  Representative Barrow of Georgia, October 6, 2011. A bill to require congressional approval for
                                                   certain obligations exceeding $100,000,000.
H.R. 3201.......................................  Representative Waters of California, October 13, 2011. A bill to amend the Budget Control Act of 2011
                                                   to eliminate the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction.
H.R. 3302.......................................  Representative Rooney of Florida, November 1, 2011. A bill to create private sector jobs by
                                                   simplifying the tax code, increasing domestic energy production, reforming government regulations,
                                                   and strengthening workforce training programs.
H.R. 3400.......................................  Representative Garrett of New Jersey, November 10, 2011. A bill to spur economic growth and create
                                                   jobs.
H.R. 3414.......................................  Representative Huizenga of Michigan, November 14, 2011. A bill to provide for greater transparency and
                                                   honesty in the Federal budget process.
H.R. 3521.......................................  Representative Ryan of Wisconsin, November 30, 2011. A bill to amend the Congressional Budget and
                                                   Impoundment Control Act of 1974 to provide for a legislative line-item veto to expedite consideration
                                                   of rescissions, and for other purposes.
H.R. 3565.......................................  Representative Flores of Texas, December 6, 2011. A bill to reduce the salaries of Members of Congress
                                                   if a Federal budget deficit exists, prohibit commodities and securities trading based on non-public
                                                   information relating to Congress, and for other purposes.
H.R. 3575.......................................  Representative Black of Tennessee, December 7, 2011. A bill to amend the Congressional Budget Act of
                                                   1974 to establish joint resolutions on the budget, and for other purposes.
H.R. 3576.......................................  Representative Campbell of California, December 7, 2011. A bill to amend the Balanced Budget and
                                                   Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 to establish spending limits and deficit control.
H.R. 3577.......................................  Representative Ribble of Wisconsin, December 7, 2011. A bill to establish biennial budgets for the
                                                   United States Government.
H.R. 3579.......................................  Representative Chaffetz of Utah, December 7, 2011. A bill to require greater accountability in
                                                   spending in direct spending programs, and for other purposes.
H.R. 3580.......................................  Representative Mulvaney of South Carolina, December 7, 2011. A bill to amend the Balanced Budget and
                                                   Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 to provide for long-term budgeting, and for other purposes.
H.R. 3582.......................................  Representative Price of Georgia, December 7, 2011. A bill to amend the Congressional Budget Act of
                                                   1974 to provide for macroeconomic analysis of the impact of legislation.
H.R. 3630.......................................  Representative Camp of Michigan, December 9, 2011. A bill to provide incentives for the creation of
                                                   jobs, and for other purposes.
H.R. 3669.......................................  Representative Renacci of Ohio, December 14, 2011. A bill to improve the accuracy and transparency of
                                                   the Federal budget process.
H.R. 3673.......................................  Representative Coffman of Colorado, December 15, 2011. A bill to prohibit an increase in the
                                                   compensation of Member of Congress from taking effect unless Congress consents to the increase by
                                                   concurrent resolution.
H.R. 3682.......................................  Representative Duffy of Wisconsin, December 15, 2011. A bill to repeal the Patient Protection and
                                                   Affordable Care Act and provide for comprehensive health reform, and for other purposes.
H.R. 3707.......................................  Representative Flake of Arizona, December 16, 2011. A bill to prohibit the consideration in the House
                                                   of Representatives of any legislation containing an earmark.
H.R. 3709.......................................  Representative Gibson of New York, December 16, 2011. A bill to amend the War Powers Resolution to
                                                   limit the use of funds for introduction of the Armed Forces into hostilities, and for other purposes.
H.R. 3711.......................................  Representative Hastings of Florida, December 16, 2011. A bill to require the President to call a White
                                                   House Conference on Haiti.
H.R. 3774.......................................  Representative Johnson of Illinois, January 17, 2012. A bill to reduce the salaries of Members of
                                                   Congress and the amounts available for the salaries and expenses of offices of Members, committees,
                                                   and the leadership of Congress by 50 percent, to provide for further reductions in the salaries of
                                                   Members of Congress to the extent that Congress is in session for more than 60 days during any
                                                   session of a Congress, and for other purposes.
H.R. 3778.......................................  Representative Lamborn of Colorado, January 18, 2012. A bill to amend the Congressional Budget Act of
                                                   1974 to establish a point of order to prohibit the extension of the public debt limit unless a
                                                   concurrent resolution on the budget has been agreed to and is in effect.
H.R. 3787.......................................  Representative Cicilline of Rhode Island, January 18, 2012. A bill to amend the Congressional Budget
                                                   Act of 1974 to require a jobs score for each spending bill considered in Congress.
H.R. 3844.......................................  Representative Roby of Alabama, January 31, 2012. A bill to provide for greater transparency and
                                                   honesty in the Federal budget process.
H.R. 3846.......................................  Representative Blumenauer of Oregon, January 31, 2012. A bill to establish a National Commission for
                                                   Independent Redistricting to prepare Congressional redistricting plans for all States and to require
                                                   Congressional redistricting in a State to be conducted in accordance with the Commission plan for the
                                                   State.
H.R. 3883.......................................  Representative Broun of Georgia, February 2, 2012. A bill to amend title 31, United States Code, to
                                                   eliminate the requirement that the President submit a budget to the Congress each year, and for other
                                                   purposes.
H.R. 3898.......................................  Representative King of Iowa, February 3, 2012. A bill to amend the Ethics in Government Act of 1978
                                                   and the Rules of the House of Representatives to strengthen financial disclosures by Members,
                                                   officers, and employees of Congress, and for other purposes.
H.R. 4084.......................................  Representative Tierney of Massachusetts, February 17, 2012. A bill to amend the Truth in Lending Act
                                                   to establish a national usury rate for consumer credit card accounts under open end consumer credit
                                                   plans, and for other purposes.
H.R. 4116.......................................  Representative Latham of Iowa, March 1, 2012. A bill to provide for regulatory accountability and for
                                                   the revision of economically burdensome regulations, and for other purposes.
H.R. 4160.......................................  Representative Rokita of Indiana, March 7, 2012. A bill to amend the Social Security Act to replace
                                                   the Medicaid program and the Children's Health Insurance program with a block grant to the States,
                                                   and for other purposes.
H.R. 4224.......................................  Representative Broun of Georgia, March 20, 2012. A bill to repeal the Patient Protection and
                                                   Affordable Care Act and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010, to amend the
                                                   Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the percentage floor on medical expense deductions, expand
                                                   the use of tax-preferred health care accounts, and establish a charity care credit, to amend the
                                                   Social Security Act to create a Medicare Premium Assistance Program and reform EMTALA requirements,
                                                   and to amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for cooperative governing of individual and
                                                   group health insurance coverage offered in interstate commerce.
H.R. 4242.......................................  Representative Heck of Nevada, March 22, 2012. A bill to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable
                                                   Care Act, to amend the Public Health Service Act to provide individual and group market reforms to
                                                   protect health insurance consumers, and for other purposes.
H.R. 4295.......................................  Representative Blackburn of Tennessee, March 29, 2012. A bill to establish the Department of Energy
                                                   and the Environment, and for other purposes.
H.R. 4301.......................................  Representative Duncan of South Carolina, March 29, 2012. A bill to contribute to the growth of the
                                                   American economy and the strength of American national security by streamlining regulatory permitting
                                                   procedures and increasing domestic production from all energy sources.
H.R. 4320.......................................  Representative Fattah of Pennsylvania, March 29, 2012. A bill to amend the Congressional Budget Act of
                                                   1974 to require long-term cost benefit analyses of introduced bills.
H.R. 4621.......................................  Representative Rangel of New York, April 25, 2012. A bill to authorize negotiations with Brazil to
                                                   eliminate tariffs and trade barriers to United States ethanol exports.
H.R. 4825.......................................  Representative Sullivan of Oklahoma, April 26, 2012. A bill to amend the Congressional Budget Act of
                                                   1974 to establish a point of order to prohibit the extension of the statutory debt limit unless a
                                                   concurrent resolution on the budget has been agreed to and is in effect, Federal spending is cut and
                                                   capped, and a balanced budget amendment to the constitution has been sent to the States for
                                                   ratification, and for other purposes.
H.R. 4966.......................................  Representative Ryan of Wisconsin, April 27, 2012. A bill to amend the Balanced Budget and Emergency
                                                   Deficit Control Act of 1985 to replace the sequester established by the Budget Control Act of 2011.
H.R. 5720.......................................  Representative Carney of Delaware, May 10, 2012. A bill to establish procedures for the presentation
                                                   and expedited consideration by Congress of the recommendations in the Federal Regulatory Reform
                                                   Report prepared by the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, and for other purposes.
H.R. 5727.......................................  Representative DeLauro of Connecticut, May 10, 2012. A bill to rebuild the American middle class by
                                                   creating jobs, investing in our future, building opportunity for working families, and restoring
                                                   balance to the tax code.
H.R. 6053.......................................  Representative Mack of Florida, June 28, 2012. A bill to repeal the provisions of the Patient
                                                   Protection and Affordable Care Act and the health-related provisions of the Health Care and Education
                                                   Reconciliation Act of 2010 not declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court.
H.R. 6079.......................................  Representative Cantor of Virginia, July 9, 2012. A bill to repeal the Patient Protection and
                                                   Affordable Care Act and health care-related provisions in the Health Care and Education
                                                   Reconciliation Act of 2010.
H.R. 6169.......................................  Representative Dreier of California, July 24, 2012. A bill to provide for expedited consideration of a
                                                   bill providing for comprehensive tax reform.
H.R. 6315.......................................  Representative Fleming of Louisiana, August 2, 2012. A bill to establish a commission to conduct a
                                                   comprehensive review of Federal agencies and programs and to recommend the elimination or realignment
                                                   of duplicative, wasteful, or outdated functions, and for other purposes.
H.R. 6333.......................................  Representative King of Iowa, August 2, 2012. A bill to amend chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code,
                                                   to provide for Congressional oversight of agency rulemaking, and for other purposes.
H.R. 6347.......................................  Representative Rehberg of Montana, August 2, 2012. A bill to amend the Congressional Budget Act of
                                                   1974 to require 20-year Congressional Budget Office cost estimates for bills or joint resolutions.
H.R. 6389.......................................  Representative Lamborn of Colorado, September 13, 2012. A bill to replace automatic spending cuts with
                                                   targeted reforms, and for other purposes.
H.R. 6405.......................................  Representative Slaughter of New York, September 13, 2012. A bill to amend the Comprehensive
                                                   Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 to provide grants for the
                                                   revitalization of waterfront brownfields, and for other purposes.
H.R. 6452.......................................  Representative Landry of Louisiana, September 20, 2012. A bill to provide limitations on United States
                                                   assistance, and for other purposes.
H.R. 6474.......................................  Representative Ross of Florida, September 20, 2012. A bill to adopt the seven immediate reforms
                                                   recommended by the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform to reduce spending and
                                                   make the Federal government more efficient.
H.R. 6525.......................................  Representative Kinzinger of Illinois, September 21, 2012. A bill to increase the long-term fiscal
                                                   accountability of direct spending legislation.
H.R. 6557.......................................  Representative Welch of Vermont, September 21, 2012. A bill to establish the Higher Education
                                                   Regulatory Reform Task Force, to establish procedures for the presentation and expedited
                                                   consideration by Congress of the recommendations of the Higher Education Regulatory Reform Task
                                                   Force, to establish requirements for college cost reduction, and for other purposes.
H.R. 6452.......................................  Representative Landry of Louisiana, September 20, 2012. A bill to provide limitations on United States
                                                   assistance, and for other purposes.
H.R. 6474.......................................  Representative Ross of Florida, September 20, 2012. A bill to adopt the seven immediate reforms
                                                   recommended by the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform to reduce spending and
                                                   make the Federal government more efficient.
H.R. 6525.......................................  Representative Kinzinger of Illinois, September 21, 2012. A bill to increase the long-term fiscal
                                                   accountability of direct spending legislation.
H.R. 6557.......................................  Representative Welch of Vermont, September 21, 2012. A bill to establish the Higher Education
                                                   Regulatory Reform Task Force, to establish procedures for the presentation and expedited
                                                   consideration by Congress of the recommendations of the Higher Education Regulatory Reform Task
                                                   Force, to establish requirements for college cost reduction, and for other purposes.
H.R. 6644.......................................  Representative Berman of California, December 11, 2012. A bill to establish a framework for effective,
                                                   transparent, and accountable United States foreign assistance, and for other purposes.
H.R. 6645.......................................  Representative Herger of California, December 11, 2012. A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social
                                                   Security Act to save and strengthen the Medicare program.
H.R. 6684.......................................  Representative Cantor of Virginia, December 19, 2012. A bill to provide for spending reduction.
H.R. 6688.......................................  Representative Jordan of Ohio, December 19, 2012. A bill to extend tax relief for all Americans, to
                                                   replace the defense sequester scheduled to take effect on January 2, 2013, with responsible
                                                   reductions in direct and other spending, and for other purposes.
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                                    Table 6c.--Original Jurisdiction Measures Referred--House Concurrent Resolutions
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H. Con. Res. 2..................................   Representative Issa of California, January 5, 2011. A concurrent resolution establishing the
                                                   Congressional Commission on the European Union, and for other purposes.
H. Con. Res. 82.................................  Representative Schilling of Illinois, September 23, 2011. A concurrent resolution prohibiting the
                                                   House or Senate from adjourning for a period of more than 3 days during a fiscal year unless the
                                                   House involved has adopted a concurrent resolution on the budget for such fiscal year and has
                                                   approved legislation to provide funding for the operations of the Government for the entire fiscal
                                                   year.
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                                       Table 6d.--Original Jurisdiction Measures Referred--House Joint Resolutions
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H.J. Res. 55....................................  Representative DeFazio of Oregon, April 7, 2011. A joint resolution to amend the War Powers
                                                   Resolution.
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                           IX. MINORITY VIEWS

    The Rules Committee began the 112th Congress on an 
encouraging and bi-partisan note. Not only did the Republican 
Majority assure the House that the Committee would operate with 
transparency, openness and accountability, but they even 
supported two Democratic rule changes to help advance these 
goals. We were pleased that the Majority made these 
commitments, and we acknowledge that they made a number of 
improvements in the Committee's practices over the last two 
years.
    Unfortunately, notwithstanding this hopeful beginning, the 
overall record of the Committee in the 112th Congress is one of 
broken promises and missed opportunities. The Rules Committee's 
failure to live up to its promises has helped to make this one 
of the most unproductive and unpopular Congresses in the 
nation's history. What follows is a catalogue of some of the 
most notable occasions when the Committee has failed to uphold 
the basic values of transparency, openness and accountability.

                    Brinkmanship and Hostage-Taking

    The most significant failure of the House under Republican 
leadership has been the repeated practice of forcing the 
Congress - and the country - to the brink of economic crisis 
because of their refusal to compromise and work in a bipartisan 
manner. This dangerous and irresponsible approach rattled 
investors around the world and led to the first-ever downgrade 
of our nation's credit. This toxic combination of extremism and 
hyper-partisanship has resulted in a failure to meet the basic 
responsibilities of the House.
    In each of the cases outlined below, the Rules Committee 
has played an important part. In some cases, the Committee 
produced last-minute text that no Member had an opportunity to 
review; in other cases, the Committee operated under a so-
called `martial law' process and utilized other parliamentary 
slight-of-hand to ensure that the Minority had no opportunity 
to offer serious alternatives. In most of these cases, the 
Committee simply shut down the pro-cess entirely so that no 
amendments of any kind could be considered. This combination of 
parliamentary heavy-handedness - coupled with rigid partisan 
intransigence - has produced nothing but gridlock and 
embarrassment to the House.
a. Debt Ceiling Crisis and Credit Downgrade
    Republican intransigence during the debt ceiling debate led 
the nation to the precipice of defaulting on our debt. This 
basic refusal to compromise and work in a bi-partisan manner 
led to Standard & Poor's stripping the U.S. government of its 
top AAA credit rating. This was the first time in our history 
that our credit rating had been downgraded.
b. Super-Committee
    The deal that prevented default on our debt, the Budget 
Con-trol Act, created a ``Super-Committee'' charged with 
negotiating a larger deficit-reduction deal. When Republicans 
on the Super-Committee refused to compromise, they triggered a 
countdown to automatic spending cuts known as the 
``sequester,'' which leaders on both sides of the aisle agreed 
would be harmful to our economy.
c.``Plan B''
    Instead of negotiating with Congressional Democrats and the 
White House about how to avoid the sequester and massive tax 
hikes, House Republicans veered off into a partisan charade 
that they knew had no Democratic support. Speaker Boehner's 
``Plan B'' would have raised taxes only on people making more 
than $1 mil-lion a year. In the end, not even the $1 million 
threshold was enough for House Republicans, who killed ``Plan 
B'' before it could even be brought up for a vote.
d. Fiscal Cliff
    Only at the 11th hour - technically a day after the country 
had gone over the fiscal cliff - did House Republicans relent 
and agree to hold an up-or-down vote on a bipartisan tax relief 
package that delayed the sequester and provided certainty for 
middle class fami-lies.
e. Shutting Down the Federal Aviation Administration
    In 2011, Republicans let the Federal Aviation 
Administration shut down for 13 days, because the Majority 
insisted on numerous controversial provisions, including 
cutting subsidies to rural air-ports. The shutdown resulted in 
the furlough of 4,000 FAA employees and 70,000 airport 
construction workers, and cost the gov-ernment more than $350 
million in uncollected airline ticket taxes alone.

       Rigid Partisanship--33 Votes to Repeal Health Care Reform

    Nothing exemplifies Republicans' lack of bipartisanship 
better than the astonishing 33 separate votes to repeal all or 
part of the Affordable Care Act. Repeal of health care reform 
served solely as a Republican messaging tool. All it 
accomplished was allowing Re-publicans to pretend that they 
were governing. In addition to squandering valuable time that 
could have been spent debating other legislation, CBS News 
reports that the Majority's 33 votes to repeal the Affordable 
Care Act cost American taxpayers almost $50 million.

                            A Closed Process

    Speaker Boehner opened the 112th Congress on the House 
Floor stating: ``Openness, once a tradition of this institution 
but increasingly scarce in recent decades, will be the new 
standard.'' But actions speak louder than words. During the 
112th Congress, under the Republican Majority, over 1/3 of all 
proposals considered were brought up under a completely closed 
process allowing no Member - on either side of the aisle - an 
opportunity to offer a single amendment. As the following chart 
shows, the Republican Majority has overwhelmingly utilized a 
closed process over the past two years.




    It should come as no surprise that when so much of the 
legislation the House considers is written in back rooms by the 
leadership of one party, and most House Members never even get 
an opportunity to have their suggestions considered, then the 
end product would be extreme and politically polarizing.

                      Disregarding Their Own Rules

a. Waiving Fiscal Discipline Rules, Disregard for the Deficit
    The Majority has demonstrated a disregard for the fiscal 
discipline they emphasize so much in their rhetoric. They 
repealed the anti-deficit ``paygo'' rule on their first day in 
control of the House. They replaced it with their ``cutgo'' 
rule, which says increasing the deficit is fine, as long as 
it's done with tax cuts. They went on to waive their own cutgo 
rule 11 times, brushing aside even their own restrictions on 
increasing spending whenever it conflicted with their right-
wing agenda. They have also approved 60 waivers of the 
Congressional Budget Act.
b. Transparency
    On numerous occasions - including major legislation such as 
the Budget Control Act, the transportation conference report, a 
measure imposing across-the-board spending cuts on all 
appropria-tions, and ``Plan B'' - Republicans unveiled bill 
text in the middle of the night, then brought the measure to 
the Rules Committee that next day. Even worse are the instances 
when legislation was voted on the very same day final text 
became available. No hearings, no committee markup, no expert 
witness testimony, and not even adequate time for Members to 
read the bill.
    In the case of ``Plan B,'' three hours after the Rules 
Committee meeting began, Republicans unveiled a new 69-page 
bill that had not been seen by any Member or considered by any 
committee.
c. Irregular Order--Highway ``Frankenbill''
     Republicans broke their own promise not to force last-
minute votes on multi-part, thousand-page omnibus bills. In 
February of 2012, the House considered a major transportation 
bill that was over 1,000 pages long and included sections on 
issues ranging from highways, to oil drilling, to the tax code, 
to Federal pensions, each of which started out as a separate 
bill before being combined into one ``Frankenbill.'' 
Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, a former Republican 
Congressman, called it ``the most partisan transportation bill 
that I have ever seen'' and ``the worst transportation bill 
I've ever seen during 35 years of public service.'' In their 
unsuccessful efforts to get it passed, they broke the bill into 
three parts, to be voted on separately, and then would have 
recombined it into one bill. They only scuttled their plan once 
they realized they did not have the votes to pass this partisan 
package.
    While we are troubled by the events of the past two years, 
we are hopeful that the 113th Congress can be a fresh start for 
the Rules Committee. We remain willing to work with our 
Republican colleagues - and the Committee's new Chairman - to 
use the Committee's influence over the conduct of legislative 
business in the House to promote openness, transparency, and 
regular order. That is the sort of procedural environment we 
need to bring about a return to responsible governance.
                                        Louise M. Slaughter
                                          James P. McGovern
                                          Alcee L. Hastings
                                               Jared Polis.