H.Con.Res.190 - To establish a joint committee to review House and Senate rules, joint rules, and other matters assuring continuing representation and congressional operations for the American people.108th Congress (2003-2004)
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|Sponsor:||Rep. Dreier, David [R-CA-26] (Introduced 05/22/2003)|
|Committees:||House - Rules | Senate - Rules and Administration|
|Committee Reports:||H. Rept. 108-141|
|Latest Action:||House - 09/09/2003 Referred to the Subcommittee on Technology and the House. (All Actions)|
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Engrossed in House (06/05/2003)
[Congressional Bills 108th Congress] [From the U.S. Government Printing Office] [H. Con. Res. 190 Engrossed in House (EH)] 108th CONGRESS 1st Session H. CON. RES. 190 _______________________________________________________________________ CONCURRENT RESOLUTION Whereas the Government must be able to function during emergencies in a manner that gives confidence and security to the American people; and Whereas the Government must ensure the continuation of congressional operations, including procedures for replacing Members, in the aftermath of a catastrophic attack: Now, therefore, be it Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), That (a) there is hereby established a joint committee composed of 20 members as follows: (1) 10 Members of the House of Representatives as follows: 5 from the majority party to be appointed by the Speaker of the House, including the chairman of the Committee on Rules, who shall serve as co-chairman, and 5 from the minority party to be appointed by the Speaker of the House (after consultation with the Minority Leader); and (2) 10 Members of the Senate as follows: 5 from the majority party, including the chairman of the Committee on Rules and Administration, who shall serve as co-chairman, and 5 from the minority party, to be appointed by the Majority Leader of the Senate (after consultation with the Minority Leader). A vacancy in the joint committee shall not affect the power of the remaining members to execute the functions of the joint committee, and shall be filled in the same manner as the original selection. (b)(1) The joint committee shall make a full study and review of the procedures which should be adopted by the House of Representatives, the Senate, and the Congress for the purpose of (A) ensuring the continuity and authority of Congress during times of crisis, (B) improving congressional procedures necessary for the enactment of measures affecting homeland security during times of crisis, and (C) enhancing the ability of each chamber to cooperate effectively with the other body on major and consequential issues related to homeland security. (2) No recommendation shall be made by the joint committee except upon the majority vote of the members from each House, respectively. (3) Notwithstanding any other provision of this resolution, any recommendation with respect to the rules and procedures of one House that only affects matters related solely to that House may only be made and voted on by members of the joint committee from that House and, upon its adoption by a majority of such members, shall be considered to have been adopted by the full committee as a recommendation of the joint committee. (4) The joint committee shall submit to the Speaker of the House of Representatives and to the Majority Leader of the Senate an interim report not later than January 31, 2004, and a final report not later than May 31, 2004, of the results of such study and review. (c) The joint committee shall cease to exist no later than May 31, 2004. Passed the House of Representatives June 5, 2003. Attest: Clerk. 108th CONGRESS 1st Session H. CON. RES. 190 _______________________________________________________________________ CONCURRENT RESOLUTION To establish a joint committee to review House and Senate rules, joint rules, and other matters assuring continuing representation and congressional operations for the American people.