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[H. Res. 5 Agreed to House (ATH)]







107th CONGRESS
  1st Session
H. RES. 5

          Adopting rules for the One Hundred Seventh Congress.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                            January 3, 2001

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

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                               RESOLUTION


 
          Adopting rules for the One Hundred Seventh Congress.

    Resolved, That the Rules of the House of Representatives of the One 
Hundred Sixth Congress, including applicable provisions of law or 
concurrent resolution that constituted rules of the House at the end of 
the One Hundred Sixth Congress, are adopted as the Rules of the House 
of Representatives of the One Hundred Seventh Congress, with amendments 
to the standing rules, as provided in section 2, and with other orders 
as provided in section 3.

SEC. 2. CHANGES IN STANDING RULES.

    (a) Publication of Documents.--
            (1) In clause 2(b) of rule II, strike ``printed and''.
            (2) In clause 2(c)(3) of rule II, strike ``printing and''.
            (3) In clause 2(c)(4) of rule II, strike ``printed''.
            (4) In clause 2(e) of rule II, strike ``printed and''.
            (5) In clause 2(f)(2) of rule II, strike ``or mail''.
            (6) In clause 2(f)(2) of rule II, strike ``, in binding of 
        good quality,''.
    (b) Preparation of Enrolled Bills.--
            (1) In clause 2(d) of rule II, designate the existing text 
        as subparagraph (1) and insert thereafter the following new 
        subparagraph:
    ``(2) The Clerk shall examine all bills, amendments, and joint 
resolutions after passage by the House and, in cooperation with the 
Senate, examine all bills and joint resolutions that have passed both 
Houses to see that they are correctly enrolled and forthwith present 
those bills and joint resolutions that originated in the House to the 
President in person after their signature by the Speaker and the 
President of the Senate, and report to the House the fact and date of 
their presentment.''.
            (2) In clause 4(d)(1) of rule X, strike subdivision (A), 
        redesignate the succeeding subdivisions accordingly (and 
        conform the subdivision-reference in subdivision (C), as 
        redesignated.
    (c) Responding to Subpoenas.--In rule VIII, strike ``subpoena or 
other judicial order'' in each of the nine places it appears and insert 
in lieu thereof (in each instance) ``judicial or administrative 
subpoena or judicial order''.
    (d) Renaming of Committee on Commerce; Establishment of Committee 
on Financial Services.--In clause 1 of rule X--
            (1) strike paragraph (d);
            (2) redesignate paragraph (e) as paragraph (d);
            (3) redesignate paragraph (g) as paragraph (e) and transfer 
        that paragraph before paragraph (f);
            (4) in paragraph (f)--
                    (A) strike ``Commerce'' and insert in lieu thereof 
                ``Energy and Commerce'' (and conform the reference in 
                clause 3(c) of rule X); and
                    (B) strike subparagraph (15) and redesignate the 
                succeeding subparagraph accordingly; and
            (5) insert the following new paragraph after paragraph (f):
    ``(g) Committee on Financial Services.--
            ``(1) Banks and banking, including deposit insurance and 
        Federal monetary policy.
            ``(2) Economic stabilization, defense production, 
        renegotiation, and control of the price of commodities, rents, 
        and services.
            ``(3) Financial aid to commerce and industry (other than 
        transportation).
            ``(4) Insurance generally.
            ``(5) International finance.
            ``(6) International financial and monetary organization.
            ``(7) 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.
            ``(8) Public and private housing.
            ``(9) Securities and exchanges.
            ``(10) Urban development.''.
    (e) Enhanced Oversight Planning.--In clause 2(d)(1) of rule X, 
insert after subdivision (A) the following new subdivision (and 
redesignate the succeeding subdivisions accordingly):
    ``(B) review specific problems with federal rules, regulations, 
statutes, and court decisions that are ambiguous, arbitrary, or 
nonsensical, or that impose severe financial burdens on individuals;''.
    (f) Intelligence Oversight.--In clause 3 of rule X, add the 
following new paragraph at the end:
    ``(l) The Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence shall review 
and study on a continuing basis laws, programs, and activities of the 
intelligence community and shall review and study on an exclusive basis 
the sources and methods of entities described in clause 11(b)(1)(A).''.
    (g) Oversight of Officers.--
            (1) In clause 4(d) of rule X, amend subdivision (A) (as 
        redesignated) to read as follows:
            ``(A) provide policy direction for the Inspector General 
        and oversight of the Clerk, Sergeant-at-Arms, Chief 
        Administrative Officer, and Inspector General;''.
            (2) In clause 4(a) of rule II strike ``policy direction 
        and''.
    (h) Size of Intelligence Committee.--In the second sentence of 
clause 11(a)(1) of rule X--
            (1) strike ``not more than 16'' and insert in lieu thereof 
        ``not more than 18''; and
            (2) strike ``not more than nine'' and insert in lieu 
        thereof ``not more than 10''.
    (i) Preserving Majority Quorum Requirements.--In clause 2(h)(3) of 
rule XI, strike ``the reporting of a measure or recommendation'' and 
insert in lieu thereof ``one for which the presence of a majority of 
the committee is otherwise required''.
    (j) Clarification of Hearing Procedures.--In clause 2(k) of rule 
XI--
            (1) in the caption, strike ``investigative'';
            (2) in subparagraph (1)--
                    (A) strike ``an investigative hearing'' and insert 
                in lieu thereof ``a hearing''; and
                    (B) strike ``investigation'' and insert in lieu 
                thereof ``hearing'';
            (3) in subparagraph (2), strike ``to each witness'' and 
        insert in lieu thereof ``to each witness on request'';
            (4) in subparagraph (3), strike ``investigative''; and
            (5) in subparagraph (5)--
                    (A) strike ``an investigative hearing'' and insert 
                in lieu thereof ``a hearing'';
                    (B) strike ``asserted'' and insert in lieu thereof 
                ``asserted by a member of the committee''; and
                    (C) strike ``any person'' and insert in lieu 
                thereof ``any person, or it is asserted by a witness 
                that the evidence or testimony that the witness would 
                give at a hearing may tend to defame, degrade, or 
                incriminate the witness''.
    (k) Certain Supplemental Reports Without Additional Layover.--In 
clause 3(a)(2) of rule XIII, add the following new sentence at the end: 
``A supplemental report only correcting errors in the depiction of 
record votes under paragraph (b) may be filed under this subparagraph 
and shall not be subject to the requirement in clause 4 concerning the 
availability of reports.''.
    (l) Performance Goals and Objectives.--
            (1) In clause 3(c) of rule XIII, amend subparagraph (4) to 
        read as follows:
                    ``(4) A statement of general performance goals and 
                objectives, including outcome-related goals and 
                objectives, for which the measure authorizes 
                funding.''.
            (2) In clause 4(c)(2) of rule X, strike ``matter involved'' 
        and all that follows and insert in lieu thereof ``matter 
        involved.''.
    (m) Report Detail on Unauthorized Appropriations.--In clause 
3(f)(1) of rule XIII, amend subdivision (B) to read as follows:
            ``(B) a list of all appropriations contained in the bill 
        for expenditures not currently authorized by law for the period 
        concerned (excepting classified intelligence or national 
        security programs, projects, or activities), along with a 
        statement of the last year for which such expenditures were 
        authorized, the level of expenditures authorized for that year, 
        the actual level of expenditures for that year, and the level 
        of appropriations in the bill for such expenditures.''.
    (n) Corrections Calendar.--
            (1) In clause 4(a)(2) of rule XIII, insert after 
        subdivision (B) the following new subdivision (and redesignate 
        the succeeding subdivisions accordingly):
                    ``(C) a bill called from the Corrections Calendar 
                under clause 6 of rule XV;''.
            (2) In clause 6(a) of rule XV, strike ``that has been on 
        the Corrections Calendar for three legislative days'' and 
        insert in lieu thereof ``that is printed on the Corrections 
        Calendar''.
    (o) Objections to Exhibits.--In clause 6 of rule XVII, strike ``its 
use shall be decided without debate by a vote of the House'' and insert 
in lieu thereof ``the Chair, in his discretion, may submit the question 
of its use to the House without debate''.
    (p) Postponing Requests for Recorded Votes on Amendments in 
Committee of Whole.--In clause 6 of rule XVIII, add the following new 
paragraph at the end:
    ``(g) The Chairman may postpone a request for a recorded vote on 
any amendment. The Chairman may resume proceedings on a postponed 
request at any time. The Chairman may reduce to five minutes the 
minimum time for electronic voting on any postponed question that 
follows another electronic vote without interviewing business, provided 
that the minimum time for electronic voting on the first in any series 
of questions shall be 15 minutes.''.
    (q) Naming of Public Works.--In rule XXI, add the following new 
clause at the end:
``Designation of public works
    ``6. It shall not be in order to consider a bill, joint resolution, 
amendment, or conference report that provides for the designation or 
redesignation of a public work in honor of an individual then serving 
as a Member, Delegate, Resident Commissioner, or Senator.''.
    (r) Motions Instructing Conferees.--
            (1) In clause 7 of rule XXII, in subparagraph (c)(1), 
        strike ``first legislative''.
            (2) In clause 7 of rule XXII, in subparagraph (c)(1)--
                    (A) strike the dash after ``privileged'';
                    (B) strike the designations of subdivisions (A) and 
                (B); and
                    (C) strike ``; and'' and insert in lieu thereof ``, 
                but only''.
            (3) In clause 7 of rule XXII, after paragraph (c), 
        redesignate paragraph (d) as paragraph (e) and insert the 
        following new paragraph after paragraph (c):
    ``(d) Instructions to conferees in a motion to instruct or in a 
motion to recommit to conference may not include argument.''.
    (s) Repeal of Automatic Public-debt Measure.--
            (1) Strike rule XXIII and redesignate the succeeding rules 
        accordingly.
            (2) In clause 4(f)(2) of rule X, strike ``budget'' and all 
        that follows and insert in lieu thereof ``budget.''.
            (3) In clause 9(b)(2) of rule X, strike ``rule XXIV'' and 
        insert in lieu thereof ``rule XXIII''.
            (4) In clause 3(a)(5) of rule XI, strike ``rule XXIV'' and 
        insert in lieu thereof ``rule XXIII''.
            (5) In clause 4 of rule XXIII (as redesignated), strike 
        ``rule XXVI'' and insert in lieu thereof ``rule XXV''.
            (6) In clause 5 of rule XXIII (as redesignated), strike 
        ``rule XXVI'' and insert in lieu thereof ``rule XXV''.
            (7) In clause 12(a) of rule XXIII (as redesignated), strike 
        ``rule XXVII'' and insert in lieu thereof ``rule XXVI''.
    (t)  Prohibition on Paid Employment of Spouse.--In clause 8 of rule 
XXIII (as redesignated), add the following new paragraph at the end:
    ``(c)(1) Except as specified in subparagraph (2)--
            ``(A) a Member, Delegate, or Resident Commissioner may not 
        retain his spouse in a paid position; and
            ``(B) an employee of the House may not accept compensation 
        for work for a committee on which his spouse serves as a 
        member.
    ``(2) Subparagraph (1) shall not apply in the case of a spouse 
whose pertinent employment predates the One Hundred Seventh 
Congress.''.
    (u) Oaths Concerning Classified Information.--In clause 13 of rule 
XXIII (as redesignated), add the following new sentence at the end: 
``The Clerk shall make signatures a matter of public record, causing 
the names of each Member, Delegate, or Resident Commissioner who has 
signed the oath during a week (if any) to be published in a portion of 
the Congressional Record designated for that purpose on the last 
legislative day of the week and making cumulative lists of such names 
available each day for public inspection in an appropriate office of 
the House.''.
    (v) Activities of Consultants.--In clause 14(b) of rule XXIII (as 
redesignated), add the following new sentences at the end: ``An 
individual whose services are compensated by the House pursuant to a 
consultant contract may not lobby the contracting committee or the 
members or staff of the contracting committee on any matter. Such an 
individual may lobby other Members, Delegates, or the Resident 
Commissioner or staff of the House on matters outside the jurisdiction 
of the contracting committee.''.
    (w) Clarification of Terms in Gift Rule.--
            (1) In clause 4(a)(1) of rule XXV (as redesignated), strike 
        ``; and'' and insert in lieu thereof a period.
            (2) In clause 4(a)(2) of rule XXV (as redesignated), strike 
        ``(2) when'' and insert in lieu thereof ``(2)(A) When''.
            (3) After clause 4(a)(2)(A) of rule XXV (as redesignated), 
        insert the following subdivision:
                    ``(B) When used in clause 5 of this rule, the terms 
                ``officer'' and ``employee'' have the same meanings as 
                in rule XXIII.''.
            (4) In clause 5(e)(1) of rule XXV (as redesignated), strike 
        ``and'' after subparagraph (1).
            (5) At the end of clause 5(e)(2) of rule XXV (as 
        redesignated), strike the period and insert in lieu thereof ``; 
        and''.
            (6) After clause 5(e)(2) of rule XXV (as redesignated), 
        insert the following new subparagraph:
            ``(3) the terms `officer' and `employee' have the same 
        meanings as in rule XXIII.''.
    (x) Technical Corrections in Recodification.--
            (1) In clause 3(a) of rule VII, strike ``paragraph (b), 
        clause 4,'' and insert in lieu thereof ``clause 4(b)''.
            (2) In clause 5(a) of rule VII, strike ``clause 9'' and 
        insert in lieu thereof ``clause 11''.
            (3) In clause 7(b) of rule X, strike ``under this 
        paragraph''.
            (4) In clause 7(d) of rule X, strike ``this paragraph'' and 
        insert in lieu thereof ``this clause''.
            (5) In clause 7(e) of rule X, strike ``this paragraph'' and 
        insert in lieu thereof ``this clause''.
            (6) In clause 7(f)(1) of rule X, strike ``this paragraph'' 
        and insert in lieu thereof ``this clause''.
            (7) In clause 7(f)(2) of rule X, strike ``this paragraph'' 
        and insert in lieu thereof ``this clause''.
            (8) In clause 9(g) of rule X, strike ``paragraph (a) of 
        clause 6'' and insert in lieu thereof ``clause 6(a)''.
            (9) In clause 11(d)(1) of rule X, strike ``clauses 6(a), 
        (b), and (c) and 8(a), (b), and (c) of this rule'' and insert 
        in lieu thereof ``clauses 8(a), (b), and (c) and 9(a), (b), and 
        (c) of this rule''.
            (10) In clause 2(m)(1) of rule XI, strike ``subparagraph 
        (2)(A)'' and insert in lieu thereof ``subparagraph (3)(A)''.
            (11) In clause 7(a) of rule XII, strike ``All other bills'' 
        and insert in lieu thereof ``Bills''.
            (12) In clause 1 of rule XIV, strike ``clause 9(a)'' and 
        insert in lieu thereof ``clause 8''.
            (13) In clause 3 of rule XIV, strike ``clause 9'' and 
        insert in lieu thereof ``clause 8''.
            (14) In clause 2(c) of rule XV, strike ``printed with the 
        signatures'' and insert in lieu thereof ``published with the 
        signatures''.
            (15) In clause 8(c) of rule XVIII, strike ``this rule'' and 
        insert in lieu thereof ``this clause''.
            (16) In clause 8(b) of rule XXIII (as redesignated), strike 
        ``clause 7'' and insert in lieu thereof ``clause 9'' in both 
        places where it appears.

SEC. 3. SEPARATE ORDERS.

    (a) Standards Committee Rules.--For the One Hundred Seventh 
Congress, each provision of House Resolution 168 of the One Hundred 
Fifth Congress that was not executed as a change in the standing rules 
is hereby reaffirmed (except that, notwithstanding section 13 of that 
resolution, the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee 
on Standards of Official Conduct may consult with an investigative 
subcommittee either on their own initiative or on the initiative of the 
subcommittee, shall have access to information before a subcommittee 
with which they so consult, and shall not thereby be precluded from 
serving as full, voting members of any adjudicatory subcommittee).
    (b) Budget Enforcement.--
            (1) During the One Hundred Seventh Congress, references in 
        section 306 of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 to a 
        resolution shall be construed in the House of Representatives 
        as references to a joint resolution.
            (2) During the One Hundred Seventh Congress, in the case of 
        a reported bill or joint resolution considered pursuant to a 
        special order of business, a point of order under section 303 
        of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 shall be determined on 
        the basis of the text made in order as an original bill or 
        joint resolution for the purpose of amendment or to the text on 
        which the previous question is ordered directly to passage, as 
        the case may be.
            (3) During the One Hundred Seventh Congress, a provision in 
        a bill or joint resolution, or in an amendment thereto or a 
        conference report thereon, that establishes prospectively for a 
        Federal office or position a specified or minimum level of 
        compensation to be funded by annual discretionary 
        appropriations shall not be considered as providing new 
        entitlement authority within the meaning of the Congressional 
        Budget Act of 1974.
    (c) Certain Subcommittees.--Notwithstanding clause 5(d) of rule X, 
during the One Hundred Seventh Congress--
            (1) the Committee on Government Reform may have not more 
        than eight subcommittees;
            (2) the Committee on International Relations may have not 
        more than six subcommittees; and
            (3) the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure may 
        have not more than six subcommittees.
    (d) Numbering of Bills.--In the One Hundred Seventh Congress, the 
first 10 numbers for bills (H.R. 1 through H.R. 10) shall be reserved 
for assignment by the Speaker to such bills as he may designate when 
introduced during the first session.
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