[Constitution, Jefferson's Manual, and the Rules of the House of Representatives, 115th Congress]
[House Document 114-192]
[Rules of the House of Representatives]
[From the U.S. Government Publishing Office, www.gpo.gov]
2. In these rules words importing one gender include the other as
Clause 1 was adopted in 1837 (V, 6757), and amended January 3, 1953,
p. 24, when it was also renumbered. When the House recodified its rules
in the 106th Congress, clause 1 was transferred from former rule XLII
and was modified to reference all provisions of law comprising House
rules at the end of the previous Congress (a compilation of which is
included in Sec. Sec. 1127-1130, infra); and clause 2 was added (H. Res.
5, Jan. 6, 1999, p. 47). This rule was redesignated as rule XXVII in the
107th Congress (sec. 2(s), H. Res. 5, Jan. 3, 2001, p. 24), redesignated
as rule XXVIII in the 108th Congress (sec. 2(t), H. Res. 5, Jan. 7,
2003, p. 7), and redesignated as rule XXIX in the 110th Congress (sec.
301, P.L. 110-81). Clause 2 was amended in the 111th Congress when
gender-based references throughout the rules were eliminated (sec. 2(l),
H. Res. 5, Jan. 6, 2009, p. 7). The importance of Jefferson's Manual as
an authority in congressional procedure has been discussed (VII, 1029,
1049; VIII, 2501, 2517, 2518, 3330).
Sec. 1105. Relations of Jefferson's Manual and provisions
of law to the Rules of the House.
1. The provisions of law that
constituted the Rules of the House at the end of the previous Congress
shall govern the House in all cases to which they are applicable, and
the rules of parliamentary practice comprised by Jefferson's Manual
shall govern the House in all cases to which they are applicable and in
which they are not inconsistent with the Rules and orders of the House.
electronic document repository maintained by the Clerk instead of a
location to be designated by the Committee on House Administration (sec.
2(r), H. Res. 5, Jan. 3, 2017, p. _). Before that amendment, the House
had provided a transition rule pending the designation by the committee
under the prior form of this clause (sec. 3(n), H. Res. 5, Jan. 5, 2011,
p. 80; sec. 3(o), H. Res. 5, Jan. 6, 2015, p. _).
This clause was added in the 112th Congress (sec. 2(c)(2), H. Res. 5,
Jan. 5, 2011, p. 80), and amended in the 115th Congress to specify the
Sec. 1105a. Layover satisfied by electronic
3. If a measure or matter is publicly available at an
electronic document repository operated by the Clerk, it shall be
considered as having been available to Members, Delegates, and the
Resident Commissioner for purposes of these rules.
This clause was added in the 112th Congress (sec. 2(d)(3), H. Res. 5,
Jan. 5, 2011, p. 80). This authority elucidates the responsibilities of
the Committee on the Budget under section 312 of the Congressional
Budget Act (see Sec. 1127, infra). The 112th Congress authorized the
chair of the committee to make specified adjustments under this clause
pending the adoption of a certain budget resolution (sec. 3(h), H. Res.
5, Jan. 5, 2011, p. 80). The House in the 115th Congress provided that
certain conveyances of Federal land not be considered as providing new
budget authority, decreasing revenues, increasing mandatory spending, or
increasing outlays (sec. 3(q), H. Res. 5, Jan. 3, 2017, p. _).
Sec. 1105b. Authoritative guidance of budgetary
4. Authoritative guidance from the Committee on the Budget
concerning the impact of a legislative proposition on the levels of new
budget authority, outlays, direct spending, new entitlement authority
and revenues may be provided by the chair of the committee.