[Constitution, Jefferson's Manual, and the Rules of the House of Representatives, 113th Congress]
[113rd Congress]
[House Document 112-161]
[Legislate Procedures Enacted in Law]
[Pages 1224-1226]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office, www.gpo.gov]




               17. Federal Election Commission Regulations


          a. federal election campaign act of 1971, Sec. 311(d)


                            [2 U.S.C. 438(d)]

  Sec. 311. * * *(d)(1) Before prescribing any rule, regulation, or form 
under this section or any other provision of this Act, the Commission 
shall transmit a statement with respect to such rule, regulation, or 
form to the Senate and the House of Representatives, in accordance with 
this subsection. Such statement shall set forth the proposed rule, 
regulation, or form, and shall contain a detailed explanation and 
justification of it.

  (2) If either House of the Congress does not disapprove by resolution 
any proposed rule or regulation submitted by the Commission under this 
section within 30 legislative days after the date of the receipt of such 
proposed rule or regulation or within 10 legislative days after the date 
of receipt of such proposed form, the Commission may prescribe such 
rule, regulation, or form.


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  (3) For purposes of this subsection, the term ``legislative day'' 
means, with respect to statements transmitted to the Senate, any 
calendar day on which the Senate is in session, and with respect to 
statements transmitted to the House of Representatives, any calendar day 
on which the House of Representatives is in session.

  (4) For purposes of this subsection, the terms ``rule'' and 
``regulation'' mean a provision or series of interrelated provisions 
stating a single, separate rule of law.

  (5)(A) A motion to discharge a committee of the Senate from the 
consideration of a resolution relating to any such rule, regulation, or 
form or a motion to proceed to the consideration of such a resolution, 
is highly privileged and shall be decided without debate.


  (B) Whenever a committee of the House of Representatives reports any 
resolution relating to any such form, rule or regulation, it is at any 
time thereafter in order (even though a previous motion to the same 
effect has been disagreed to) to move to proceed to the consideration of 
the resolution. The motion is highly privileged and is not debatable. An 
amendment to the motion is not in order, and is not in order to move to 
reconsider the vote by which the motion is agreed to or disagreed with.


               b. internal revenue code of 1986, Sec. 9039


                            [26 U.S.C. 9039]

  Sec. 9039. * * *(c) Review of regulations

          (1) The Commission, before prescribing any rule or regulation 

        under subsection (b), shall transmit a statement with respect to 

        such rule or regulation to the Senate and to the House of 

        Representatives, in accordance with the provisions of this 

        subsection. Such statement shall set forth the proposed rule or 

        regulation and shall contain a detailed explanation and 

        justification of such rule or regulation.

          (2) If either such House does not, through appropriate action, 

        disapprove the proposed rule or regulation set forth in such 

        statement no later than 30 legislative days after receipt of 

        such statement, then the Commission may prescribe such rule or 

        regulation. Whenever a committee of the House of Representatives 

        reports any resolution relating to any such rule or regulation, 

        it is at any time thereafter in order (even though a previous 

        motion to the same effect has been disagreed to) to move to 

        proceed to the consideration of the resolution. The motion is 

        highly privileged and is not debatable. An amendment to the 

        motion is not in order, and it is not in order to move to 

        reconsider the vote by which the motion is agreed to or 


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        disagreed to. The Commission may not prescribe any

        rule or regulation which is disapproved by either such House 

        under this paragraph.

          (3) For purposes of this subsection, the term ``legislative 

        days'' does not include any calendar day on which both Houses of 

        the Congress are not in session.

          (4) For purposes of this subsection, the term ``rule or 

        regulation'' means a provision or series of interrelated 

        provisions stating a single separable rule of law.


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