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104th CONGRESS
  1st Session
H. RES. 6

Adopting the Rules of the House of Representatives for the One Hundred 
                            Fourth Congress.


_______________________________________________________________________


                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

              January 5 (legislative day, January 4), 1995

Mr. Armey submitted the following resolution; which was considered and 
                               agreed to

_______________________________________________________________________

                               RESOLUTION


 
Adopting the Rules of the House of Representatives for the One Hundred 
                            Fourth Congress.

    Resolved, 

        TITLE I. CONTRACT WITH AMERICA: A BILL OF ACCOUNTABILITY

    Sec. 101. The Rules of the House of Representatives of the One 
Hundred Third Congress, including applicable provisions of law or 
concurrent resolution that constituted rules of the House at the end of 
the One Hundred Third Congress, together with such amendments thereto 
in this resolution as may otherwise have been adopted, are adopted as 
the Rules of the House of Representatives of the One Hundred Fourth 
Congress, with the following amendments:

               Committee, Subcommittee, and Staff Reforms

    (a) Committee Staff Reductions.--In the One Hundred Fourth 
Congress, the total number of staff of House committees shall be at 
least one-third less than the corresponding total in the One Hundred 
Third Congress.
    (b) Subcommittee Reductions.--In clause 6 of rule X, amend 
paragraph (d) to read as follows:
    ``(d) No committee of the House shall have more than five 
subcommittees (except the Committee on Appropriations, which shall have 
no more than thirteen; the Committee on Government Reform and 
Oversight, which shall have no more than seven; and the Committee on 
Transportation and Infrastructure, which shall have no more than 
six).''.
    (c) Consolidated Committee Staff and Biennial Funding.--
            (1) In clause 5(a) of rule XI, amend the first sentence to 
        read as follows: ``Whenever any committee, commission, or other 
        entity (except the Committee on Appropriations) is to be 
        granted authorization for the payment of its expenses 
        (including all staff salaries) for a Congress, such 
        authorization initially shall be procured by one primary 
        expense resolution reported by the Committee on House 
        Oversight.''.
            (2)(A) In clause 5(b) of rule XI, amend the first sentence 
        to read as follows: ``After the date of adoption by the House 
        of any such primary expense resolution for any such committee, 
        commission, or other entity for any Congress, authorization for 
        the payment of additional expenses (including staff salaries) 
        in that Congress may be procured by one or more supplemental 
        expense resolutions reported by the Committee on House 
        Oversight, as necessary.''.
            (B) In clause 5(c)(1) of rule XI--
                    (i) strike ``the contingent fund'' and insert 
                ``committee salary and expense accounts''; (ii) strike 
                ``any year'' and insert ``any odd-numbered year''; and
                    (iii) strike ``for that year'' and insert ``for 
                that Congress''.
            (C) In clause 5(c)(2) of rule XI, strike ``the contingent 
        fund'' and insert ``committee salary and expense accounts''.
            (D) In clause 5(f)(1) of rule XI--
                    (i) strike ``the contingent fund'' and insert 
                ``committee salary and expense accounts''; and
                    (ii) strike ``of each year'' and insert ``in each 
                odd-numbered year''.
            (3)(A) Interim funding rule.--For the purposes of 
        implementing this section, and notwithstanding the provisions 
        of clause 5(f) of rule XI, at the beginning of the One Hundred 
        Fourth Congress, the committees established by this resolution 
        are authorized, pending the adoption of the primary expense 
        resolution for the One Hundred Fourth Congress, to expend such 
        sums as are necessary to pay compensation for staff services 
        performed for, or to pay other expenses of, the committee 
        consistent with its planned reductions in committee staff.
            (B) Notwithstanding any provision of clause 5(f) of rule 
        XI, payments thereunder during the One Hundred Fourth Congress 
        may be made only on vouchers signed by a Member elected as 
        chairman of the committee concerned in the One Hundred Fourth 
        Congress and approved by the Committee on House Oversight, or, 
        in the case of late expenses of any committee from the One 
        Hundred Third Congress not reestablished by the Rules of the 
        One Hundred Fourth Congress, on vouchers signed by the chairman 
        of the Committee on House Oversight.
            (4) In clause 5 of rule XI, amend paragraph (d) to read as 
        follows:
    ``(d) From the funds made available for the appointment of 
committee staff pursuant to any primary or additional expense 
resolution, the chairman of each committee shall ensure that sufficient 
staff is made available to each subcommittee to carry out its 
responsibilities under the rules of the committee, and that the 
minority party is fairly treated in the appointment of such staff.''.
            (5)(A) In clause 6(a)(1) of rule XI, amend the first 
        sentence to read as follows: ``Subject to subparagraph (2) and 
        paragraph (f), each standing committee may appoint, by majority 
        vote of the committee, not more than thirty professional staff 
        members from the funds provided for the appointment of 
        committee staff pursuant to primary and additional expense 
        resolutions.''.
            (B) In clause 6(a)(2) of rule XI, amend the first sentence 
        by striking ``six persons'' and inserting ``ten persons (or 
        one-third of the total professional committee staff appointed 
        under this clause, whichever is less)''.
            (C) In clause 6(a) of rule XI, strike subparagraphs (3) 
        through (5);
            (D) In clause 6 of rule XI, amend paragraph (b) to read as 
        follows:
    ``(b)(1) The professional staff members of each standing 
committee--
            ``(A) may not engage in any work other than committee 
        business during congressional working hours; and
            ``(B) may not be assigned any duties other than those 
        pertaining to committee business.
    ``(2) This paragraph does not apply to any staff designated by a 
committee as `associate' or `shared' staff who are not paid exclusively 
by the committee, provided that the chairman certifies that the 
compensation paid by the committee for any such employee is 
commensurate with the work performed for the committee, in accordance 
with the provisions of clause 8 of rule XLIII.
    ``(3) The use of any `associate' or `shared' staff by any committee 
shall be subject to the review of, and to any terms, conditions, or 
limitations established by, the Committee on House Oversight in 
connection with the reporting of any primary or additional expense 
resolution.
    ``(4) The foregoing provisions of this clause do not apply to the 
Committee on Appropriations.''.
            (E) In clause 6(c) of rule XI strike ``, clerical and 
        investigating'' and insert ``and investigative''.
            (F) In clause 6(d) of rule XI, strike ``and the Committee 
        on Budget''.
            (G)(i) In clause 6(f) of rule XI, strike ``, or a minority 
        clerical staff member under paragraph (b),'' and strike ``or 
        paragraph (b), as applicable''.
            (ii) In clause 6(f) of rule XI, strike ``or the clerical 
        staff, as the case may be,''.
            (H) In clause 6(g) of rule XI, strike ``or (b)'' in both 
        places it appears.
            (I) In clause 6 of rule XI, amend paragraph (h) to read as 
        follows:
    ``(h) Paragraph (a) shall not be construed to authorize the 
appointment of additional professional staff members of a committee 
pursuant to a request under such paragraph by the minority party 
members of that committee if ten or more professional staff members 
provided for in paragraph (a)(1) who are satisfactory to a majority of 
the minority party members, are otherwise assigned to assist the 
minority party members.''.
            (J) In clause 6(i) of rule XI, strike ``paragraphs (a)(2) 
        and (b)(2)'' and insert ``paragraph (a)(2)''.
    Sec. 102. The Rules of the House of Representatives of the One 
Hundred Third Congress, including applicable provisions of law or 
concurrent resolution that constituted rules of the House at the end of 
the One Hundred Third Congress, together with such amendments thereto 
in this resolution as may otherwise have been adopted, are adopted as 
the Rules of the House of Representatives of the One Hundred Fourth 
Congress, with the following amendments:

                   Truth-in-Budgeting Baseline Reform

    (a) In clause 2(l)(3)(B) of rule XI (relating to cost estimates in 
committee reports) insert before the semicolon the following: ``, 
except that the estimates with respect to new budget authority shall 
include, when practicable, a comparison of the total estimated funding 
level for the relevant program (or programs) to the appropriate levels 
under current law''.
    (b) In clause 7(a) of rule XIII (relating to required cost 
estimates in committee reports)--
            (1) strike ``and'' at the end of the subparagraph (1);
            (2) strike the period at the end of the paragraph and 
        insert ``; and''; and
            (3) add the following new subparagraph at the end:
            ``(3) when practicable, a comparison of the total estimated 
        funding level for the relevant program (or programs) with the 
        appropriate levels under current law.''.
    Sec. 103. The Rules of the House of Representatives of the One 
Hundred Third Congress, including applicable provisions of law or 
concurrent resolution that constituted rules of the House at the end of 
the One Hundred Third Congress, together with such amendments thereto 
in this resolution as may otherwise have been adopted, are adopted as 
the Rules of the House of Representatives of the One Hundred Fourth 
Congress, with the following amendments:

      Term Limits for Speaker, Committee and Subcommittee Chairmen

    (a) In clause 7 of rule I, insert ``(a)'' after ``7.'' and add the 
following new paragraph at the end:
    ``(b) No person may serve as Speaker for more than four consecutive 
Congresses, beginning with the One Hundred Fourth Congress 
(disregarding for this purpose any service for less than a full session 
in any Congress).''.
    (b) In clause 6(c) of rule X, insert after the first sentence the 
following: ``No Member may serve as the chairman of the same standing 
committee, or as the chairman of the same subcommittee thereof, for 
more than three consecutive Congresses, beginning with the One Hundred 
Fourth Congress (disregarding for this purpose any service for less 
than a full session in any Congress).''.
    Sec. 104. The Rules of the House of Representatives of the One 
Hundred Third Congress, including applicable provisions of law or 
concurrent resolution that constituted rules of the House at the end of 
the One Hundred Third Congress, together with such amendments thereto 
in this resolution as may otherwise have been adopted, are adopted as 
the Rules of the House of Representatives of the One Hundred Fourth 
Congress, with the following amendments:

                            Proxy Voting Ban

    (a) In clause 2 of rule XI, amend paragraph (f) to read as follows:

                   ``Prohibition against proxy voting

    ``(f) No vote by any member of any committee or subcommittee with 
respect to any measure or matter may be cast by proxy.''.
    (b) In clause 2(e)(1) of rule XI, strike ``and whether by proxy or 
in person,'' in the third sentence.
    Sec. 105. The Rules of the House of Representatives of the One 
Hundred Third Congress, including applicable provisions of law or 
concurrent resolution that constituted rules of the House at the end of 
the One Hundred Third Congress, together with such amendments thereto 
in this resolution as may otherwise have been adopted, are adopted as 
the Rules of the House of Representatives of the One Hundred Fourth 
Congress, with the following amendments:

                        Committee Sunshine Rules

    (a) In rule clause 2(g)(1) of rule XI--
            (1) insert ``, including to radio, television, and still 
        photography coverage, except as provided by clause 3(f)(2),'' 
        after ``public'' the first place it appears;
            (2) insert ``because disclosure of matters to be considered 
        would endanger national security, would compromise sensitive 
        law enforcement information, would tend to defame, degrade or 
        incriminate any person, or otherwise would violate any law or 
        rule of the House'' after ``public'' the second place it 
        appears; and
            (3) strike ``, or to any meeting that relates solely to 
        internal budget or personnel matters''.
    (b) In clause 2(g)(2) of rule XI--
            (1) insert ``, including to radio, television, and still 
        photography coverage,'' after ``public'' the first place it 
        appears; and
            (2) insert ``, would compromise sensitive law enforcement 
        information,'' after ``would endanger national security'' in 
        both places it appears.
    (c) In clause 3(d) of rule XI strike ``is a privilege made 
available by the House and''.
    (d) In clause 3 of rule XI, amend paragraph (e) to read as follows:
    ``(e) Whenever a hearing or meeting conducted by any committee or 
subcommittee of the House is open to the public, those proceedings 
shall be open to coverage by television, radio, and still photography, 
except as provided in paragraph (f)(2). A committee or subcommittee 
chairman may not limit the number of television or still cameras to 
fewer than two representatives from each medium (except for legitimate 
space or safety considerations, in which case pool coverage shall be 
authorized).''.
    Sec. 106. The Rules of the House of Representatives of the One 
Hundred Third Congress, including applicable provisions of law or 
concurrent resolution that constituted rules of the House at the end of 
the One Hundred Third Congress, together with such amendments thereto 
in this resolution as may otherwise have been adopted, are adopted as 
the Rules of the House of Representatives of the One Hundred Fourth 
Congress, with the following amendments:

                      Limitations on Tax Increases

    (a) Three-Fifths Vote Required for Tax Increase Measures and 
Amendments.--In clause 5 of rule XXI, add the following new paragraph 
at the end:
    ``(c) No bill or joint resolution, amendment, or conference report 
carrying a Federal income tax rate increase shall be considered as 
passed or agreed to unless so determined by a vote of not less than 
three-fifths of the Members voting.''.
    (b) Prohibition on Retroactive Tax Increases.--In clause 5 of rule 
XXI (as amended by (a) above), add the following new paragraph at the 
end:
    ``(d) It shall not be in order to consider any bill, joint 
resolution, amendment, or conference report carrying a retroactive 
Federal income tax rate increase. For purposes of this paragraph a 
Federal income tax rate increase is retroactive if it applies to a 
period beginning prior to the enactment of the provision.''.
    Sec. 107. The Rules of the House of Representatives of the One 
Hundred Third Congress, including applicable provisions of law or 
concurrent resolution that constituted rules of the House at the end of 
the One Hundred Third Congress, together with such amendments thereto 
in this resolution as may otherwise have been adopted, are adopted as 
the Rules of the House of Representatives of the One Hundred Fourth 
Congress, with the following amendment:

                       Comprehensive House Audit

    During the One Hundred Fourth Congress, the Inspector General, in 
consultation with the Speaker and the Committee on House Oversight, 
shall coordinate, and as needed contract with independent auditing 
firms to complete, a comprehensive audit of House financial records and 
administrative operations, and report the results in accordance with 
rule VI.
    Sec. 108. The Rules of the House of Representatives of the One 
Hundred Third Congress, including applicable provisions of law or 
concurrent resolution that constituted rules of the House at the end of 
the One Hundred Third Congress, together with such amendments thereto 
in this resolution as may otherwise have been adopted, are adopted as 
the Rules of the House of Representatives of the One Hundred Fourth 
Congress, with the following amendment:

       Consideration of the ``Congressional Accountability Act''

    It shall be in order at any time after the adoption of this 
resolution to consider in the House, any rule of the House to the 
contrary notwithstanding, the bill (H.R. 1) to make certain laws 
applicable to the legislative branch of the Federal Government, if 
offered by the majority leader or a designee. The bill shall be 
debatable for not to exceed one hour, to be equally divided and 
controlled by the majority leader and the minority leader or their 
designees. The previous question shall be considered as ordered on the 
bill to final passage without intervening motion except one motion to 
recommit.

                           TITLE II. GENERAL

    Resolved, That the Rules of the House of Representatives of the One 
Hundred Third Congress, including applicable provisions of law or 
concurrent resolution that constituted rules of the House at the end of 
the One Hundred Third Congress, together with such amendments thereto 
in this resolution as may otherwise have been adopted, are adopted as 
the Rules of the House of Representatives of the One Hundred Fourth 
Congress, with the following amendments:

                         Administrative Reforms

    Sec. 201. (a) Abolition of the Office of Doorkeeper; Election of 
Chief Administrative Officer.--In rule II, strike ``Doorkeeper'' each 
place it appears and insert ``Chief Administrative Officer'' .
    (b) Additional Duties of Clerk.--In rule III (``Duties of Clerk''), 
add the following new clauses at the end:
    ``7. In addition to any other reports required by the Speaker or 
the Committee on House Oversight, the Clerk shall report to the 
Committee on House Oversight not later than forty-five days following 
the close of each semiannual period ending on June 30 or on December 31 
on the financial and operational status of each function under the 
jurisdiction of the Clerk. Each report shall include financial 
statements, a description or explanation of current operations, the 
implementation of new policies and procedures, and future plans for 
each function.
    ``8. The Clerk shall fully cooperate with the appropriate offices 
and persons in the performance of reviews and audits of financial 
records and administrative operations.''.
    (c) Amend rules IV, V, and VI to read as follows:

                               ``Rule IV.

                   ``duties of the sergeant-at-arms.

    ``1. It shall be the duty of the Sergeant-at-Arms to attend the 
House during its sittings, to maintain order under the direction of the 
Speaker or Chairman, and, pending the election of a Speaker or Speaker 
pro tempore, under the direction of the Clerk, execute the commands of 
the House, and all processes issued by authority thereof, directed to 
him by the Speaker.
    ``2. The symbol of his office shall be the mace, which shall be 
borne by him while enforcing order on the floor.
    ``3. He shall enforce strictly the rules relating to the privileges 
of the Hall and be responsible to the House for the official conduct of 
his employees.
    ``4. He shall allow no person to enter the room over the Hall of 
the House during its sittings; and fifteen minutes before the hour of 
the meeting of the House each day he shall see that the floor is 
cleared of all persons except those privileged to remain, and kept so 
until ten minutes after adjournment.
    ``5. In addition to any other reports required by the Speaker or 
the Committee on House Oversight, the Sergeant-at-Arms shall report to 
the Committee on House Oversight not later than forty-five days 
following the close of each semiannual period ending June 30 or on 
December 31 on the financial and operational status of each function 
under the jurisdiction of the Sergeant-at-Arms. Each report shall 
include financial statements, a description or explanation of current 
operations, the implementation of new policies and procedures, and 
future plans for each function.
    ``6. The Sergeant-at-Arms shall fully cooperate with the 
appropriate offices and persons in the performance of reviews and 
audits of financial records and administrative operations.''.

                               ``Rule V.

                    ``chief administrative officer.

    ``1. The Chief Administrative Officer of the House shall have 
operational and financial responsibility for functions as assigned by 
the Speaker and the Committee on House Oversight, and shall be subject 
to the policy direction and oversight of the Speaker and the Committee 
on House Oversight.
    ``2. In addition to any other reports required by the Speaker or 
the Committee on House Oversight, the Chief shall report to the 
Committee on House Oversight not later than forty-five days following 
the close of each semiannual period ending on June 30 or December 31 on 
the financial and operational status of each function under the 
jurisdiction of the Chief. Each report shall include financial 
statements, a description or explanation of current operations, the 
implementation of new policies and procedures, and future plans for 
each function.
    ``3. The Chief shall fully cooperate with the appropriate offices 
and persons in the performance of reviews and audits of financial 
records and administrative operations.

                               ``Rule VI.

                     ``office of inspector general.

    ``1. There is established an Office of Inspector General.
    ``2. The Inspector General shall be appointed for a Congress by the 
Speaker, the majority leader, and the minority leader, acting jointly.
    ``3. Subject to the policy direction and oversight of the Committee 
on House Oversight, the Inspector General shall be responsible only 
for--
            ``(a) conducting periodic audits of the financial and 
        administrative functions of the House and joint entities;
            ``(b) informing the Officers or other officials who are the 
        subject of an audit of the results of that audit and suggesting 
        appropriate curative actions;
            ``(c) simultaneously notifying the Speaker, the majority 
        leader, the minority leader, and the chairman and ranking 
        minority party member of the Committee on House Oversight in 
        the case of any financial irregularity discovered in the course 
        of carrying out responsibilities under this rule;
            ``(d) simultaneously submitting to the Speaker, the 
        majority leader, and the chairman and ranking minority party 
        member of the Committee on House Oversight a report of each 
        audit conducted under this rule; and
            ``(e) reporting to the Committee on Standards of Official 
        Conduct information involving possible violations by any 
        Member, officer, or employee of the House of any rule of the 
        House or of any law applicable to the performance of official 
        duties or the discharge of official responsibilities which may 
        require referral to the appropriate Federal or State 
        authorities pursuant to clause 4(e)(1)(C) of rule X.''.
    (d) In clause 3 of rule X, strike paragraph (j).
    (e) In clause 4(d) of rule X--
            (1) strike ``Committee on House Administration'' and insert 
        ``Committee on House Oversight'';
            (2) strike subparagraphs (2) and (3), insert ``and'' after 
        ``House;'' in subparagraph (1), redesignate paragraph (4) as 
        paragraph (2), and amend paragraph (2), as so redesignated, to 
        read as follows:
            ``(2) providing policy direction for, and oversight of, the 
        Clerk, Sergeant-at-Arms, Chief Administrative Officer, and 
        Inspector General.''.
    (f) In clause 7 of rule XIV, strike ``Sergeant-at-Arms and 
Doorkeeper are'' and insert ``Sergeant-at-Arms is''.

                      Changes in Committee System

    Sec. 202. (a) The Committees and Their Jurisdiction.--Clause 1 of 
rule X of the Rules of the House of Representatives is amended to read 
as follows:
    ``1. There shall be in the House the following standing committees, 
each of which shall have the jurisdiction and related functions 
assigned to it by this clause and clauses 2, 3, and 4; and all bills, 
resolutions, and other matters relating to subjects within the 
jurisdiction of any standing committee as listed in this clause shall 
(in accordance with and subject to clause 5) be referred to such 
committees, as follows:
    ``(a) Committee on Agriculture.
            ``(1) Adulteration of seeds, insect pests, and protection 
        of birds and animals in forest reserves.
            ``(2) Agriculture generally.
            ``(3) Agricultural and industrial chemistry.
            ``(4) Agricultural colleges and experiment stations.
            ``(5) Agricultural economics and research.
            ``(6) Agricultural education extension services.
            ``(7) Agricultural production and marketing and 
        stabilization of prices of agricultural products, and 
        commodities (not including distribution outside of the United 
        States).
            ``(8) Animal industry and diseases of animals.
            ``(9) Commodities exchanges.
            ``(10) Crop insurance and soil conservation.
            ``(11) Dairy industry.
            ``(12) Entomology and plant quarantine.
            ``(13) Extension of farm credit and farm security.
            ``(14) Inspection of livestock, and poultry, and meat 
        products, and seafood and seafood products.
            ``(15) Forestry in general, and forest reserves other than 
        those created from the public domain.
            ``(16) Human nutrition and home economics.
            ``(17) Plant industry, soils, and agricultural engineering.
            ``(18) Rural electrification.
            ``(19) Rural development.
            ``(20) Water conservation related to activities of the 
        Department of Agriculture.
    ``(b) Committee on Appropriations.
            ``(1) Appropriation of the revenue for the support of the 
        Government.
            ``(2) Rescissions of appropriations contained in 
        appropriation Acts.
            ``(3) Transfers of unexpended balances.
            ``(4) The amount of new spending authority (as described in 
        the Congressional Budget Act of 1974) which is to be effective 
        for a fiscal year, including bills and resolutions (reported by 
        other committees) which provide new spending authority and are 
        referred to the committee under clause 4(a).
The committee shall include separate headings for `Rescissions' and 
`Transfers of Unexpended Balances' in any bill or resolution as 
reported from the committee under its jurisdiction specified in 
subparagraph (2) or (3), with all proposed rescissions and proposed 
transfers listed therein; and shall include a separate section with 
respect to such rescissions or transfers in the accompanying committee 
report. In addition to its jurisdiction under the preceding provisions 
of this paragraph, the committee shall have the fiscal oversight 
function provided for in clause 2(b)(3) and the budget hearing function 
provided for in clause 4(a).
    ``(c) Committee on Banking and Financial Services.
            ``(1) Banks and banking, including deposit insurance and 
        Federal monetary policy.
            ``(2) Bank capital markets activities generally.
            ``(3) Depository institution securities activities 
        generally, including the activities of any affiliates, except 
        for functional regulation under applicable securities laws not 
        involving safety and soundness.
            ``(4) Economic stabilization, defense production, 
        renegotiation, and control of the price of commodities, rents, 
        and services.
            ``(5) Financial aid to commerce and industry (other than 
        transportation).
            ``(6) International finance.
            ``(7) International financial and monetary organizations.
            ``(8) Money and credit, including currency and the issuance 
        of notes and redemption thereof; gold and silver, including the 
        coinage thereof; valuation and revaluation of the dollar.
            ``(9) Public and private housing.
            ``(10) Urban development.
    ``(d)(1) Committee on the Budget, consisting of the following 
Members:
            ``(A) Members who are members of other standing committees, 
        including five Members who are members of the Committee on 
        Appropriations, and five Members who are members of the 
        Committee on Ways and Means;
            ``(B) one Member from the leadership of the majority party; 
        and
            ``(C) one Member from the leadership of the minority party.
No Member other than a representative from the leadership of a party 
may serve as a member of the Committee on the Budget during more than 
four Congresses in any period of six successive Congresses 
(disregarding for this purpose any service performed as a member of 
such committee for less than a full session in any Congress), except 
that an incumbent chairman or ranking minority member having served on 
the committee for four Congresses and having served as chairman or 
ranking minority member of the committee for not more than one Congress 
shall be eligible for reelection to the committee as chairman or 
ranking minority member for one additional Congress.
    ``(2) All concurrent resolutions on the budget (as defined in 
section 3 of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974), other matters 
required to be referred to the committee under titles III and IV of 
that Act, and other measures setting forth appropriate levels of budget 
totals for the United States Government.
    ``(3) Measures relating to the congressional budget process, 
generally.
    ``(4) Measures relating to the establishment, extension, and 
enforcement of special controls over the Federal budget, including the 
budgetary treatment of off-budget Federal agencies and measures 
providing exemption from reduction under any order issued under part C 
of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.
    ``(5) The committee shall have the duty--
            ``(A) to report the matters required to be reported by it 
        under titles III and IV of the Congressional Budget Act of 
        1974;
            ``(B) to make continuing studies of the effect on budget 
        outlays of relevant existing and proposed legislation and to 
        report the results of such studies to the House on a recurring 
        basis;
            ``(C) to request and evaluate continuing studies of tax 
        expenditures; to devise methods of coordinating tax 
        expenditures, policies, and programs with direct budget 
        outlays, and to report the results of such studies to the House 
        on a recurring basis; and
            ``(D) to review, on a continuing basis, the conduct by the 
        Congressional Budget Office of its functions and duties.
    ``(e) Committee on Commerce.
            ``(1) Biomedical research and development.
            ``(2) Consumer affairs and consumer protection.
            ``(3) Health and health facilities, except health care 
        supported by payroll deductions.
            ``(4) Interstate energy compacts.
            ``(5) Interstate and foreign commerce generally.
            ``(6) Measures relating to the exploration, production, 
        storage, supply, marketing, pricing, and regulation of energy 
        resources, including all fossil fuels, solar energy, and other 
        unconventional or renewable energy resources.
            ``(7) Measures relating to the conservation of energy 
        resources.
            ``(8) Measures relating to energy information generally.
            ``(9) Measures relating to (A) the generation and marketing 
        of power (except by federally chartered or Federal regional 
        power marketing authorities), (B) the reliability and 
        interstate transmission of, and ratemaking for, all power, and 
        (C) the siting of generation facilities; except the 
        installation of interconnections between Government waterpower 
        projects.
            ``(10) Measures relating to general management of the 
        Department of Energy, and the management and all functions of 
        the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
            ``(11) National energy policy generally.
            ``(12) Public health and quarantine.
            ``(13) Regulation of the domestic nuclear energy industry, 
        including regulation of research and development reactors and 
        nuclear regulatory research.
            ``(14) Regulation of interstate and foreign communications.
            ``(15) Securities and exchanges.
            ``(16) Travel and tourism.
The committee shall have the same jurisdiction with respect to 
regulation of nuclear facilities and of use of nuclear energy as it has 
with respect to regulation of nonnuclear facilities and of use of 
nonnuclear energy. In addition to its legislative jurisdiction under 
the preceding provisions of this paragraph (and its general oversight 
functions under clause 2(b)(1)), such committee shall have the special 
oversight functions provided for in clause (3)(h) with respect to all 
laws, programs, and Government activities affecting nuclear and other 
energy, and nonmilitary nuclear energy and research and development 
including the disposal of nuclear waste.
    ``(f) Committee on Economic and Educational Opportunities.
            ``(1) Child labor.
            ``(2) Columbia Institution for the Deaf, Dumb, and Blind; 
        Howard University; Freedmen's Hospital.
            ``(3) Convict labor and the entry of goods made by convicts 
        into interstate commerce.
            ``(4) Food programs for children in schools.
            ``(5) Labor standards and statistics.
            ``(6) Measures relating to education or labor generally.
            ``(7) Mediation and arbitration of labor disputes.
            ``(8) Regulation or prevention of importation of foreign 
        laborers under contract.
            ``(9) United States Employees' Compensation Commission.
            ``(10) Vocational rehabilitation.
            ``(11) Wages and hours of labor.
            ``(12) Welfare of miners.
            ``(13) Work incentive programs.
In addition to its legislative jurisdiction under the preceding 
provisions of this paragraph (and its general oversight function under 
clause 2(b)(1)), the committee shall have the special oversight 
function provided for in clause 3(c) with respect to domestic 
educational programs and institutions, and programs of student 
assistance, which are within the jurisdiction of other committees.
    ``(g) Committee on Government Reform and Oversight.
            ``(1) The Federal Civil Service, including 
        intergovernmental personnel; the status of officers and 
        employees of the United States, including their compensation, 
        classification, and retirement.
            ``(2) Measures relating to the municipal affairs of the 
        District of Columbia in general, other than appropriations.
            ``(3) Federal paperwork reduction.
            ``(4) Budget and accounting measures, generally.
            ``(5) Holidays and celebrations.
            ``(6) The overall economy, efficiency and management of 
        government operations and activities, including Federal 
        procurement.
            ``(7) National archives.
            ``(8) Population and demography generally, including the 
        Census.
            ``(9) Postal service generally, including the 
        transportation of the mails.
            ``(10) Public information and records.
            ``(11) Relationship of the Federal Government to the States 
        and municipalities generally.
            ``(12) Reorganizations in the executive branch of the 
        Government.
In addition to its legislative jurisdiction under the preceding 
provisions of this paragraph (and its oversight functions under clause 
2(b) (1) and (2)), the committee shall have the function of performing 
the duties and conducting the studies which are provided for in clause 
4(c).
    ``(h) Committee on House Oversight.
            ``(1) Appropriations from accounts for committee salaries 
        and expenses (except for the Committee on Appropriations), 
        House Information Systems, and allowances and expenses of 
        Members, House officers and administrative offices of the 
        House.
            ``(2) Auditing and settling of all accounts described in 
        subparagraph (1).
            ``(3) Employment of persons by the House, including clerks 
        for Members and committees, and reporters of debates.
            ``(4) Except as provided in clause 1(q)(11), matters 
        relating to the Library of Congress and the House Library; 
        statuary and pictures; acceptance or purchase of works of art 
        for the Capitol; the Botanic Gardens; management of the Library 
        of Congress; purchase of books and manuscripts.
            ``(5) Except as provided in clause 1(q)(11), matters 
        relating to the Smithsonian Institution and the incorporation 
        of similar institutions.
            ``(6) Expenditure of accounts described in subparagraph 
        (1).
            ``(7) Franking Commission.
            ``(8) Matters relating to printing and correction of the 
        Congressional Record.
            ``(9) Measures relating to accounts of the House generally.
            ``(10) Measures relating to assignment of office space for 
        Members and committees.
            ``(11) Measures relating to the disposition of useless 
        executive papers.
            ``(12) Measures relating to the election of the President, 
        Vice President, or Members of Congress; corrupt practices; 
        contested elections; credentials and qualifications; and 
        Federal elections generally.
            ``(13) Measures relating to services to the House, 
        including the House Restaurant, parking facilities and 
        administration of the House office buildings and of the House 
        wing of the Capitol.
            ``(14) Measures relating to the travel of Members of the 
        House.
            ``(15) Measures relating to the raising, reporting and use 
        of campaign contributions for candidates for office of 
        Representative in the House of Representatives, of Delegate, 
        and of Resident Commissioner to the United States from Puerto 
        Rico.
            ``(16) Measures relating to the compensation, retirement 
        and other benefits of the Members, officers, and employees of 
        the Congress.
In addition to its legislative jurisdiction under the preceding 
provisions of this paragraph (and its general oversight function under 
clause 2(b)(1)), the committee shall have the function of performing 
the duties which are provided for in clause 4(d).
    ``(i) Committee on International Relations.
            ``(1) Relations of the United States with foreign nations 
        generally.
            ``(2) Acquisition of land and buildings for embassies and 
        legations in foreign countries.
            ``(3) Establishment of boundary lines between the United 
        States and foreign nations.
            ``(4) Export controls, including nonproliferation of 
        nuclear technology and nuclear hardware.
            ``(5) Foreign loans.
            ``(6) International commodity agreements (other than those 
        involving sugar), including all agreements for cooperation in 
        the export of nuclear technology and nuclear hardware.
            ``(7) International conferences and congresses.
            ``(8) International education.
            ``(9) Intervention abroad and declarations of war.
            ``(10) Measures relating to the diplomatic service.
            ``(11) Measures to foster commercial intercourse with 
        foreign nations and to safeguard American business interests 
        abroad.
            ``(12) Measures relating to international economic policy.
            ``(13) Neutrality.
            ``(14) Protection of American citizens abroad and 
        expatriation.
            ``(15) The American National Red Cross.
            ``(16) Trading with the enemy.
            ``(17) United Nations organizations.
In addition to its legislative jurisdiction under the preceding 
provisions of this paragraph (and its general oversight function under 
clause 2(b)(1)), the committee shall have the special oversight 
functions provided for in clause 3(d) with respect to customs 
administration, intelligence activities relating to foreign policy, 
international financial and monetary organizations, and international 
fishing agreements.
    ``(j) Committee on the Judiciary.
            ``(1) The judiciary and judicial proceedings, civil and 
        criminal.
            ``(2) Administrative practice and procedure.
            ``(3) Apportionment of Representatives.
            ``(4) Bankruptcy, mutiny, espionage, and counterfeiting.
            ``(5) Civil liberties.
            ``(6) Constitutional amendments.
            ``(7) Federal courts and judges, and local courts in the 
        Territories and possessions.
            ``(8) Immigration and naturalization.
            ``(9) Interstate compacts, generally.
            ``(10) Measures relating to claims against the United 
        States.
            ``(11) Meetings of Congress, attendance of Members and 
        their acceptance of incompatible offices.
            ``(12) National penitentiaries.
            ``(13) Patents, the Patent Office, copyrights, and 
        trademarks.
            ``(14) Presidential succession.
            ``(15) Protection of trade and commerce against unlawful 
        restraints and monopolies.
            ``(16) Revision and codification of the Statutes of the 
        United States.
            ``(17) State and territorial boundaries.
            ``(18) Subversive activities affecting the internal 
        security of the United States.
    ``(k) Committee on National Security.
            ``(1) Ammunition depots; forts; arsenals; Army, Navy, and 
        Air Force reservations and establishments.
            ``(2) Common defense generally.
            ``(3) Conservation, development, and use of naval petroleum 
        and oil shale reserves.
            ``(4) The Department of Defense generally, including the 
        Departments of the Army, Navy, and Air Force generally.
            ``(5) Interoceanic canals generally, including measures 
        relating to the maintenance, operation, and administration of 
        interoceanic canals.
            ``(6) Merchant Marine Academy, and State Maritime 
        Academies.
            ``(7) Military applications of nuclear energy.
            ``(8) Tactical intelligence and intelligence related 
        activities of the Department of the Defense.
            ``(9) National security aspects of merchant marine, 
        including financial assistance for the construction and 
        operation of vessels, the maintenance of the U.S. shipbuilding 
        and ship repair industrial base, cabotage, cargo preference and 
        merchant marine officers and seamen as these matters relate to 
        the national security.
            ``(10) Pay, promotion, retirement, and other benefits and 
        privileges of members of the armed forces.
            ``(11) Scientific research and development in support of 
        the armed services.
            ``(12) Selective service.
            ``(13) Size and composition of the Army, Navy, Marine 
        Corps, and Air Force.
            ``(14) Soldiers' and sailors' homes.
            ``(15) Strategic and critical materials necessary for the 
        common defense.
In addition to its legislative jurisdiction under the preceding 
provisions of this paragraph (and its general oversight function under 
clause 2(b)(1)), the committee shall have the special oversight 
function provided for in clause 3(a) with respect to international arms 
control and disarmament, and military dependents education.
    ``(l) Committee on Resources.
            ``(1) Fisheries and wildlife, including research, 
        restoration, refuges, and conservation.
            ``(2) Forest reserves and national parks created from the 
        public domain.
            ``(3) Forfeiture of land grants and alien ownership, 
        including alien ownership of mineral lands.
            ``(4) Geological Survey.
            ``(5) International fishing agreements.
            ``(6) Interstate compacts relating to apportionment of 
        waters for irrigation purposes.
            ``(7) Irrigation and reclamation, including water supply 
        for reclamation projects, and easements of public lands for 
        irrigation projects, and acquisition of private lands when 
        necessary to complete irrigation projects.
            ``(8) Measures relating to the care and management of 
        Indians, including the care and allotment of Indian lands and 
        general and special measures relating to claims which are paid 
        out of Indian funds.
            ``(9) Measures relating generally to the insular 
        possessions of the United States, except those affecting the 
        revenue and appropriations.
            ``(10) Military parks and battlefields, national cemeteries 
        administered by the Secretary of the Interior, parks within the 
        District of Columbia, and the erection of monuments to the 
        memory of individuals.
            ``(11) Mineral land laws and claims and entries thereunder.
            ``(12) Mineral resources of the public lands.
            ``(13) Mining interests generally.
            ``(14) Mining schools and experimental stations.
            ``(15) Marine affairs (including coastal zone management), 
        except for measures relating to oil and other pollution of 
        navigable waters.
            ``(16) Oceanography.
            ``(17) Petroleum conservation on the public lands and 
        conservation of the radium supply in the United States.
            ``(18) Preservation of prehistoric ruins and objects of 
        interest on the public domain.
            ``(19) Public lands generally, including entry, easements, 
        and grazing thereon.
            ``(20) Relations of the United States with the Indians and 
        the Indian tribes.
            ``(21) Trans-Alaska Oil Pipeline (except ratemaking).
In addition to its legislative jurisdiction under the preceding 
provisions of this paragraph (and its general oversight function under 
clause 2(b)(1)), the committee shall have the special oversight 
functions provided for in clause 3(e) with respect to all programs 
affecting Indians.
    ``(m) Committee on Rules.
            ``(1) The rules and joint rules (other than rules or joint 
        rules relating to the Code of Official Conduct), and order of 
        business of the House.
            ``(2) Recesses and final adjournments of Congress.
The Committee on Rules is authorized to sit and act whether or not the 
House is in session.
    ``(n) Committee on Science.
            ``(1) All energy research, development, and demonstration, 
        and projects therefor, and all federally owned or operated 
        nonmilitary energy laboratories.
            ``(2) Astronautical research and development, including 
        resources, personnel, equipment, and facilities.
            ``(3) Civil aviation research and development.
            ``(4) Environmental research and development.
            ``(5) Marine research.
            ``(6) Measures relating to the commercial application of 
        energy technology.
            ``(7) National Institute of Standards and Technology, 
        standardization of weights and measures and the metric system.
            ``(8) National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
            ``(9) National Space Council.
            ``(10) National Science Foundation.
            ``(11) National Weather Service.
            ``(12) Outer space, including exploration and control 
        thereof.
            ``(13) Science Scholarships.
            ``(14) Scientific research, development, and demonstration, 
        and projects therefor.
In addition to its legislative jurisdiction under the preceding 
provisions of this paragraph (and its general oversight function under 
clause 2(b)(1)), the committee shall have the special oversight 
function provided for in clause 3(f) with respect to all nonmilitary 
research and development.
    ``(o) Committee on Small Business.
            ``(1) Assistance to and protection of small business, 
        including financial aid, regulatory flexibility and paperwork 
        reduction.
            ``(2) Participation of small-business enterprises in 
        Federal procurement and Government contracts.
In addition to its legislative jurisdiction under the preceding 
provisions of this paragraph and (its general oversight function under 
clause 2(b)(1)), the committee shall have the special oversight 
function provided for in clause 3(g) with respect to the problems of 
small business.
    ``(p) Committee on Standards of Official Conduct.
            ``(1) Measures relating to the Code of Official Conduct.
In addition to its legislative jurisdiction under the preceding 
provision of this paragraph (and its general oversight function under 
clause 2(b)(1)), the committee shall have the functions with respect to 
recommendations, studies, investigations, and reports which are 
provided for in clause 4(e), and the functions designated in titles I 
and V of the Ethics in Government Act of 1978 and sections 7342, 7351, 
and 7353 of title 5, United States Code.
    ``(q) Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.
            ``(1) Coast Guard, including lifesaving service, 
        lighthouses, lightships, ocean derelicts, and the Coast Guard 
        Academy.
            ``(2) Federal management of emergencies and natural 
        disasters.
            ``(3) Flood control and improvement of rivers and harbors.
            ``(4) Inland waterways.
            ``(5) Inspection of merchant marine vessels, lights and 
        signals, lifesaving equipment, and fire protection on such 
        vessels.
            ``(6) Navigation and the laws relating thereto, including 
        pilotage.
            ``(7) Registering and licensing of vessels and small boats.
            ``(8) Rules and international arrangements to prevent 
        collisions at sea.
            ``(9) Measures relating to the Capitol Building and the 
        Senate and House office buildings.
            ``(10) Measures relating to the construction or maintenance 
        of roads and post roads, other than appropriations therefor; 
        but it shall not be in order for any bill providing general 
        legislation in relation to roads to contain any provision for 
        any specific road, nor for any bill in relation to a specific 
        road to embrace a provision in relation to any other specific 
        road.
            ``(11) Measures relating to the construction or 
        reconstruction, maintenance, and care of the buildings and 
        grounds of the Botanic Gardens, the Library of Congress, and 
        the Smithsonian Institution.
            ``(12) Measures relating to merchant marine, except for 
        national security aspects of merchant marine.
            ``(13) Measures relating to the purchase of sites and 
        construction of post offices, customhouses, Federal 
        courthouses, and Government buildings within the District of 
        Columbia.
            ``(14) Oil and other pollution of navigable waters, 
        including inland, coastal, and ocean waters.
            ``(15) Marine affairs (including coastal zone management) 
        as they relate to oil and other pollution of navigable waters.
            ``(16) Public buildings and occupied or improved grounds of 
        the United States generally.
            ``(17) Public works for the benefit of navigation, 
        including bridges and dams (other than international bridges 
        and dams).
            ``(18) Related transportation regulatory agencies.
            ``(19) Roads and the safety thereof.
            ``(20) Transportation, including civil aviation, railroads, 
        water transportation, transportation safety (except automobile 
        safety), transportation infrastructure, transportation labor, 
        and railroad retirement and unemployment (except revenue 
        measures related thereto).
            ``(21) Water power.
    ``(r) Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
            ``(1) Veterans' measures generally.
            ``(2) Cemeteries of the United States in which veterans of 
        any war or conflict are or may be buried, whether in the United 
        States or abroad, except cemeteries administered by the 
        Secretary of the Interior.
            ``(3) Compensation, vocational rehabilitation, and 
        education of veterans.
            ``(4) Life insurance issued by the Government on account of 
        service in the Armed Forces.
            ``(5) Pensions of all the wars of the United States, 
        general and special.
            ``(6) Readjustment of servicemen to civil life.
            ``(7) Soldiers' and sailors' civil relief.
            ``(8) Veterans' hospitals, medical care, and treatment of 
        veterans.
    ``(s) Committee on Ways and Means.
            ``(1) Customs, collection districts, and ports of entry and 
        delivery.
            ``(2) Reciprocal trade agreements.
            ``(3) Revenue measures generally.
            ``(4) Revenue measures relating to the insular possessions.
            ``(5) The bonded debt of the United States (subject to the 
        last sentence of clause 4(g) of this rule).
            ``(6) The deposit of public moneys.
            ``(7) Transportation of dutiable goods.
            ``(8) Tax exempt foundations and charitable trusts.
            ``(9) National social security, except (A) health care and 
        facilities programs that are supported from general revenues as 
        opposed to payroll deductions and (B) work incentive 
        programs.''.
    (b) Any reference in the rules of the House at the end of the One 
Hundred Third Congress to the following standing committees of the 
House: the Committee on Armed Services; the Committee on the District 
of Columbia; the Committee on Education and Labor; the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce; the Committee on Foreign Affairs; the Committee on 
Government Operations; the Committee on House Administration; the 
Committee on Natural Resources; and the Committee on Science, Space and 
Technology; shall be amended to be a reference to the following 
standing committees of the House, respectively: the Committee on 
National Security; the Committee on Government Reform and Oversight; 
the Committee on Economic and Educational Opportunities; the Committee 
on Commerce; the Committee on International Relations; the Committee on 
Government Reform and Oversight; the Committee on House Oversight; the 
Committee on Resources; and the Committee on Science.
    (c) The chairman of the Committee on the Budget, when elected, may 
revise (within the appropriate levels established in House Concurrent 
Resolution 218 of the One Hundred Third Congress) allocations of budget 
outlays, new budget authority, and entitlement authority among 
committees of the House in the One Hundred Fourth Congress to reflect 
changes in jurisdiction under clause 1 of rule X. He shall publish the 
revised allocations in the Congressional Record. Once published, the 
revised allocations shall be effective in the House as though made 
pursuant to sections 302(a) and 602(a) of the Congressional Budget Act 
of 1974.
    (d) In clause 8 of rule XXIV, strike ``the Committee on the 
District of Columbia'' through the end of the sentence and insert: 
``the Committee on Government Reform and Oversight, be set apart for 
the consideration of such business relating to the District of Columbia 
as may be presented by said committee.''.

                            Oversight Reform

    Sec. 203. (a) In clause 2 of rule X, add the following new 
paragraphs at the end:
    ``(d)(1) Not later than February 15 of the first session of a 
Congress, each standing committee of the House shall, in a meeting that 
is open to the public and with a quorum present, adopt its oversight 
plans for that Congress. Such plans shall be submitted simultaneously 
to the Committee on Government Reform and Oversight and to the 
Committee on House Oversight. In developing such plans each committee 
shall, to the maximum extent feasible--
            ``(A) consult with other committees of the House that have 
        jurisdiction over the same or related laws, programs, or 
        agencies within its jurisdiction, with the objective of 
        ensuring that such laws, programs, or agencies are reviewed in 
        the same Congress and that there is a maximum of coordination 
        between such committees in the conduct of such reviews; and 
        such plans shall include an explanation of what steps have been 
        and will be taken to ensure such coordination and cooperation;
            ``(B) give priority consideration to including in its plans 
        the review of those laws, programs, or agencies operating under 
        permanent budget authority or permanent statutory authority; 
        and
            ``(C) have a view toward ensuring that all significant 
        laws, programs, or agencies within its jurisdictions are 
        subject to review at least once every ten years.
    ``(2) It shall not be in order to consider any committee expense 
resolution (within the meaning of clause 5 of rule XI), or any 
amendment thereto, for any committee that has not submitted its 
oversight plans as required by this paragraph.
    ``(3) Not later than March 31 in the first session of a Congress, 
after consultation with the Speaker, the majority leader, and the 
minority leader, the Committee on Government Reform and Oversight shall 
report to the House the oversight plans submitted by each committee 
together with any recommendations that it, or the House leadership 
group referred to above, may make to ensure the most effective 
coordination of such plans and otherwise achieve the objectives of this 
clause.
    ``(e) The Speaker, with the approval of the House, may appoint 
special ad hoc oversight committees for the purpose of reviewing 
specific matters within the jurisdiction of two or more standing 
committees.''.
    (b) In clause 1 of rule XI, amend paragraph (d) to read as follows:
    ``(d)(1) Each committee shall submit to the House not later than 
January 2 of each odd-numbered year, a report on the activities of that 
committee under this rule and rule X during the Congress ending on 
January 3 of such year.
    ``(2) Such report shall include separate sections summarizing the 
legislative and oversight activities of that committee during that 
Congress.
    ``(3) The oversight section of such report shall include a summary 
of the oversight plans submitted by the committee pursuant to clause 
2(d) of rule X, a summary of the actions taken and recommendations made 
with respect to each such plan, and a summary of any additional 
oversight activities undertaken by that committee, and any 
recommendations made or actions taken thereon.''.

                        Member Assignment Limits

    Sec. 204. In clause 6(b) of rule X, insert ``(1)'' after ``(b)'' 
and add the following new subparagraph at the end:
    ``(2)(A) No Member, Delegate, or Resident Commissioner may serve 
simultaneously as a member of more than two standing committees or four 
subcommittees of the standing committees of the House, except that ex 
officio service by a chairman and ranking minority member of a 
committee on each of its subcommittees by committee rule shall not be 
counted against the limitation on subcommittee service. Any other 
exception to these limitations must be approved by the House upon the 
recommendation of the respective party caucus or conference.
    ``(B) For the purposes of this subparagraph, the term 
`subcommittee' includes any panel (other than a special oversight panel 
of the Committee on National Security), task force, special 
subcommittee, or any subunit of a standing committee that is 
established for a cumulative period longer than six months in any 
Congress.''.

                        Multiple Referral Reform

    Sec. 205. In clause 5 of rule X, amend paragraph (c) to read as 
follows:
    ``(c) In carrying out paragraphs (a) and (b) with respect to any 
matter, the Speaker shall designate a committee of primary 
jurisdiction; but also may refer the matter to one or more additional 
committees, for consideration in sequence (subject to appropriate time 
limitations), either on its initial referral or after the matter has 
been reported by the committee of primary jurisdiction; or may refer 
portions of the matter to one or more additional committees (reflecting 
different subjects and jurisdictions) for the consideration only of 
designated portions; or may refer the matter to a special ad hoc 
committee appointed by the Speaker with the approval of the House (with 
members from the committees having jurisdiction) for the specific 
purpose of considering that matter and reporting to the House thereon; 
or may make such other provisions as may be considered appropriate.''.

                   Accuracy of Committee Transcripts

    Sec. 206. In clause 2(e)(1) of rule XI, amend the first sentence to 
read as follows: ``Each committee shall keep a complete record of all 
committee action which shall include--
            ``(A) in the case of any meeting or hearing transcript, 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 involved; and
            ``(B) a record of the votes on any question on which a 
        rollcall vote is demanded.''.

                   Elimination of ``Rolling Quorums''

    Sec. 207. In clause 2(l)(2)(A) of rule XI, strike ``was actually 
present'' and all that follows through the end of the subdivision and 
insert ``was actually present.''.

                   Limitation on Committees' Sittings

    Sec. 208. In clause 2 of rule XI, amend paragraph (i) to read as 
follows:

                  ``Limitation on committees' sittings

    ``(i)(1) No committee of the House (except the Committee on 
Appropriations, the Committee on the Budget, the Committee on Rules, 
the Committee on Standards of Official Conduct, and the Committee on 
Ways and Means) may sit, without special leave, while the House is 
reading a measure for amendment under the five-minute rule. For 
purposes of this paragraph, special leave will be granted unless ten or 
more Members object; and shall be granted upon the adoption of a 
motion, which shall be highly privileged if offered by the majority 
leader, granting such leave to one or more committees.
    ``(2) No committee of the House may sit during a joint session of 
the House and Senate or during a recess when a joint meeting of the 
House and Senate is in progress.''.

                   Accountability for Committee Votes

    Sec. 209. In clause 2(l)(2) of rule XI amend subdivision (B) to 
read as follows:
    ``(B) With respect to each rollcall vote on a motion to report any 
measure or matter of a public character, and on any amendment offered 
to the measure or matter, the total number of votes cast for and 
against, and the names of those members voting for and against, shall 
be included in the committee report on the measure or matter.''.

           Affirming Minority's Right on Motions to Recommit

    Sec. 210. In clause 4(b) of rule XI, insert before the period at 
the end the following: ``, including a motion to recommit with 
instructions to report back an amendment otherwise in order (if offered 
by the minority leader or a designee), except with respect to a Senate 
bill or resolution for which the text of a House-passed measure has 
been substituted''.

                    Waiver Policy for Special Rules

    Sec. 211. In clause 4 of rule XI, add the following new paragraph 
at the end:
    ``(e) Whenever the Committee on Rules reports a resolution 
providing for the consideration of any measure, it shall, to the 
maximum extent possible, specify in the resolution the object of any 
waiver of a point of order against the measure or against its 
consideration.''.

        Prohibition on Delegate Voting in Committee of the Whole

    Sec. 212. (a) In rule XII, strike clause 2 and the designation of 
the remaining clause.
    (b) In clause 1 of rule XXIII, strike ``, Resident Commissioner, or 
Delegate''.
    (c) In clause 2 of rule XXIII, strike paragraph (d).

                  Accuracy of the Congressional Record

    Sec. 213. In rule XIV, add the following new clause at the end:
    ``9. (a) The Congressional Record shall be a substantially verbatim 
account of remarks made during the proceedings of the House, subject 
only to technical, grammatical, and typographical corrections 
authorized by the Member making the remarks involved.
    ``(b) Unparliamentary remarks may be deleted only by permission or 
order of the House.
    ``(c) This clause establishes a standard of conduct within the 
meaning of clause 4(e)(1)(B) of rule X.''.

                        Automatic Rollcall Votes

    Sec. 214. In rule XV, add the following new clause at the end:
    ``7. The yeas and nays shall be considered as ordered when the 
Speaker puts the question on final passage or adoption of any bill, 
joint resolution, or conference report making general appropriations or 
increasing Federal income tax rates, or on final adoption of any 
concurrent resolution on the budget or conference report thereon.''.

                         Appropriations Reforms

    Sec. 215. (a) Consideration of Limitation Amendments.--In clause 
2(d) of rule XXI, strike ``shall have precedence'' and insert ``shall, 
if offered by the majority leader or a designee, have precedence''.
    (b) Prohibition Against Non-Emergency Items in Emergency Spending 
Bills.--In clause 2 of rule XXI, add the following new paragraph at the 
end:
    ``(e) No provision shall be reported in any appropriation bill or 
joint resolution containing an emergency designation for purposes of 
section 251(b)(2)(D) or section 252(e) of the Balanced Budget and 
Emergency Deficit Control Act, or shall be in order as an amendment 
thereto, if the provision or amendment is not designated as an 
emergency, unless the provision or amendment rescinds budget authority 
or reduces direct spending, or reduces an amount for a designated 
emergency.''.
    (c) Permitting Offsetting Amendments.--In clause 2 of rule XXI (as 
amended by (b) above), add the following new paragraph at the end:
    ``(f) During the reading of any appropriation bill for amendment in 
the Committee of the Whole, it shall be in order to consider en bloc 
amendments proposing only to transfer appropriations among objects in 
the bill without increasing the levels of budget authority or outlays 
in the bill. When considered en bloc pursuant to this paragraph, such 
amendments may amend portions of the bill not yet read for amendment 
(following the disposition of any points of order against such 
portions) and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the 
question in the House or in the Committee of the Whole.''.
    (d) Listing of Unauthorized Appropriations in Reports.--In clause 3 
of rule XXI, insert before the period the following: ``, and shall 
contain a list of all appropriations contained in the bill for any 
expenditure not previously authorized by law (except for classified 
intelligence or national security programs, projects, or activities)''.
    (e) Automatic Reservation of Points of Order.--In rule XXI, add the 
following new clause at the end:
    ``8. At the time any appropriation bill is reported, all points of 
order shall be considered as reserved.''.

                         Ban on Commemoratives

    Sec. 216. (a) In rule XXII--
            (1) amend clause 2 by inserting ``(a)'' after ``2.'' and by 
        adding the following new paragraph at the end:
    ``(b)(1) No bill or resolution, and no amendment to any bill or 
resolution, establishing or expressing any commemoration may be 
introduced or considered in the House.
    ``(2) For purposes of this paragraph, the term `commemoration' 
means any remembrance, celebration, or recognition for any purpose 
through the designation of a specified period of time.''.
            (2) amend clause 3 by striking ``or private bill'' and 
        inserting ``or bill or resolution''.
    (b) The Committee on Government Reform and Oversight shall consider 
alternative means for establishing commemorations, including the 
creation of an independent or Executive branch commission for such 
purpose, and to report to the House any recommendations thereon.

                  Numerical Designation of Amendments

    Sec. 217. In clause 6 of rule XXIII, add the following new sentence 
at the end: ``All amendments to a specified measure submitted for 
printing in that portion of the Record shall be given numerical 
designations in the order printed.''.

                          Pledge of Allegiance

    Sec. 218. In clause 1 of rule XXIV--
            (a) insert after the second order of business the following 
        new order of business: ``Third. The Pledge of Allegiance to the 
        Flag.''; and
            (b) redesignate succeeding orders accordingly.

                          Discharge Petitions

    Sec. 219. In clause 3 of rule XXVII, insert the following three new 
sentences after the fifth sentence: ``The Clerk shall cause the names 
of the Members who have signed a discharge motion during any week to be 
published in a portion of the Congressional Record designated for that 
purpose on the last legislative day of that week. The Clerk shall make 
available each day for public inspection in an appropriate office of 
the House cumulative lists of such names. The Clerk shall devise a 
means by which to make such lists available to offices of the House and 
to the public in electronic form.''.

                   Protection of Classified Materials

    Sec. 220. In rule XLIII (``Code of Official Conduct'') insert the 
following new clause before the two undesignated paragraphs at the end:
    ``13. Before any Member, officer, or employee of the House of 
Representatives may have access to classified information, the 
following oath (or affirmation) shall be executed:
        `I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will not disclose any 
        classified information received in the course of my service 
        with the House of Representatives, except as authorized by 
        House of Representatives or in accordance with its Rules.'
Copies of the executed oath shall be retained by the Clerk of the House 
as part of the records of the House.''.

                    Select Committee on Intelligence

    Sec. 221. (a) In clause 1(a) of rule XLVIII (relating to the 
Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence) strike ``nineteen Members 
with representation to'' and insert ``sixteen Members, of whom not more 
than nine may be from the same party. The select committee shall''.
    (b)(1) In clause 1(b) of rule XLVIII, insert ``(1)'' after ``(b)'', 
strike ``majority leader'', and insert ``Speaker''.
    (2) In clause 1(b) of rule XLVIII, add the following new 
subparagraph at the end:
    ``(2) The Speaker and minority leader each may designate a member 
of their leadership staff to assist them in their capacity as ex 
officio members, with the same access to committee meetings, hearings, 
briefings, and materials as if employees of the select committee, and 
subject to the same security clearance and confidentiality requirements 
as employees of the select committee under this rule.''.
    (3) In clause 7(c) of rule XLVIII, strike subparagraph (3).
    (c) In clause 1 of rule XLVIII, amend paragraph (c) to read as 
follows:
    ``(c) No Member of the House other than the Speaker and the 
minority leader may serve on the select committee during more than four 
Congresses in any period of six successive Congresses (disregarding for 
this purpose any service for less than a full session in any Congress), 
except that the incumbent chairman or ranking minority member having 
served on the select committee for four Congresses and having served as 
chairman or ranking minority member for not more than one Congress 
shall be eligible for reappointment to the select committee as chairman 
or ranking minority member for one additional Congress.''.
    (d) In clause 2(a) of rule XLVIII--
            (1) insert the following before the period in subparagraph 
        (1): ``, and the National Foreign Intelligence Program as 
        defined in section 3(6) of the National Security Act of 1947'';
            (2) strike all after ``but not limited to,'' in 
        subparagraph (2) and insert the following: ``the tactical 
        intelligence and intelligence-related activities of the 
        Department of Defense.''; and
            (3) amend subparagraph (4) to read as follows:
            ``(4) Authorizations for appropriations, both direct and 
        indirect, for the following:
                    ``(A) The Central Intelligence Agency, Director of 
                Central Intelligence, and the National Foreign 
                Intelligence Program as defined in section 3(6) of the 
                National Security Act of 1947.
                    ``(B) Intelligence and intelligence-related 
                activities of all other departments and agencies of the 
                Government, including, but not limited to, the tactical 
                intelligence and intelligence-related activities of the 
                Department of Defense.
                    ``(C) Any department, agency, or subdivision, or 
                program that is a successor to any agency or program 
                named or referred to in subdivision (A) or (B).''.

             Abolition of Legislative Service Organizations

    Sec. 222. The establishment or continuation of any legislative 
service organization (as defined and authorized in the One Hundred 
Third Congress) shall be prohibited in the One Hundred Fourth Congress. 
The Committee on House Oversight shall take such steps as are necessary 
to ensure an orderly termination and accounting for funds of any 
legislative service organization in existence on January 3, 1995.

           Miscellaneous Provisions and Clerical Corrections

    Sec. 223. (a) Speaker's Authority To Postpone Votes.--In clause 
5(b)(1) of rule I, amend the matter after ``questions listed herein:'' 
to read as follows:
            ``(A) the question of adopting a resolution;
            ``(B) the question of passing a bill;
            ``(C) the question of agreeing to a motion to instruct 
        conferees as provided in clause 1(c) of rule XXVIII: Provided, 
        however, That proceedings shall not resume on said question if 
        the conferees have filed a report in the House;
            ``(D) the question of agreeing to a conference report;
            ``(E) the question of ordering the previous question on a 
        question described in subdivision (A), (B), (C), or (D); and
            ``(F) the question of agreeing to a motion to suspend the 
        rules.''.
    (b) Office of Floor Assistants.--There is established in the House 
of Representatives an office to be known as the Speaker's Office for 
Legislative Floor Activities. The Speaker shall appoint and set the 
annual rate of pay for employees of the Office. The Office shall have 
the responsibility of assisting the Speaker in the management of 
legislative floor activity.
    (c) Vice Chairman of Committee.--In clause 2(d) of rule XI--
            (1) strike ``The member'' and insert ``A member''; and
            (2) strike ``ranking immediately after the chairman'' and 
        insert ``designated by the chairman of the full committee''.
    (d) Prohibition Against Members' Use of Personal, Electronic Office 
Equipment on House Floor.--In clause 7 of rule XIV, insert ``or to use 
any personal, electronic office equipment (including cellular phones 
and computers)'' after ``to smoke''.
    (e) Speaker's Authority To Reduce to Five-Minutes a Vote Following 
a Previous Question Vote.--In clause 5(b) of rule XV, amend 
subparagraph (1) to read as follows:
            ``(1) after a rollcall vote has been ordered on a motion 
        for the previous question, on any underlying question that 
        follows without intervening business;''.
    (f) Clerical Corrections.--
            (1) In clause 3 of rule III, insert ``; and'' before 
        ``certify''.
            (2) In clause 2(l)(1)(B) of rule XI, strike ``does not 
        apply to the reporting'' and all that follows through 
        ``subdivision (C) and''.
    (g) Special Rule for Bill Sponsorship on Opening Day.--In the One 
Hundred Fourth Congress, each of the first 20 bills introduced in the 
House (H.R. 1 through H.R. 20), and each of the first two joint 
resolutions introduced in the House (H.J. Res. 1 and H.J. Res. 2), may 
have more than one Member reflected as a first sponsor.
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