Summary: H.R.4971 — 108th Congress (2003-2004)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (07/22/2004)

Restoring Democracy to the U.S. Congress Act of 2004 - Amends the Rules of the House of Representatives to address: (1) the time limit on roll call votes; (2) actual voting required in conference committee meetings; (3) waiver of the germaneness requirement for conference reports; (4) removal of Members from committee meetings; (5) a limit on redistricting after an apportionment of Representatives; (6) availability of legislation on the Internet; (7) bribery on the House floor; (8) hacking into other Members' computer files; (9) capping committee mailing expenses; and (10) a requirement that at least one-third of committee budget be provided to the minority ranking member.