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[Congressional Bills 111th Congress]
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[H. Res. 1772 Introduced in House (IH)]

111th CONGRESS
  2d Session
H. RES. 1772

  Amending the Rules of the House of Representatives to require House 
     officers and employees to take annual factual training on the 
                             Constitution.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                           December 16, 2010

    Mr. Garrett of New Jersey (for himself, Mr. Bishop of Utah, Mr. 
Conaway, Mr. Broun of Georgia, Mr. Franks of Arizona, Mr. McHenry, Ms. 
  Foxx, Mr. Tiahrt, Mr. Coffman of Colorado, Mr. Brady of Texas, Mr. 
    Neugebauer, Mr. Olson, Mrs. Schmidt, Mr. Latta, Mr. Pitts, Mrs. 
   Bachmann, Mr. Fleming, Mr. Reed, Mr. Rooney, Mr. Wilson of South 
Carolina, Mr. Stearns, Mr. Burton of Indiana, Mr. Campbell, Mr. Graves 
    of Georgia, Mr. Roe of Tennessee, and Mr. Herger) submitted the 
   following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Rules

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                               RESOLUTION


 
  Amending the Rules of the House of Representatives to require House 
     officers and employees to take annual factual training on the 
                             Constitution.

    Resolved, That (a) rule XI of the Rules of the House of 
Representatives is amended by adding at the end the following new 
clause:
``Constitutional training for officers and employees
    ``7.(a)(1) The Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and 
Civil Liberties of the Committee on the Judiciary shall offer annual 
factual training on the Constitution to each officer and employee of 
the House. Such training shall--
            ``(A) involve the same class of employees for whom the 
        Committee on Standards of Official Conduct has determined 
        ethics training to be appropriate under clause 3(a)(6); and
            ``(B) include such knowledge of the Constitution as may be 
        determined appropriate by the Subcommittee on the Constitution, 
        Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties of the Committee on the 
        Judiciary.
    ``(b)(1) A new officer or employee of the House shall receive 
training under this clause not later than 60 days after beginning 
service to the House.
    ``(2) Not later than January 31 of each year, each officer and 
employee of the House shall file a certification with the Subcommittee 
on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties of the Committee 
on the Judiciary that the officer or employee attended training on the 
Constitution in the last year as established by this clause.''.
    (b) The amendment made by this resolution shall take effect 
immediately before noon, January 5, 2011.
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