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                In the House of Representatives, U. S.,

                                                       January 6, 2009.
    Resolved, That the Rules of the House of Representatives of the One Hundred 
Tenth Congress, including applicable provisions of law or concurrent resolution 
that constituted rules of the House at the end of the One Hundred Tenth 
Congress, are adopted as the Rules of the House of Representatives of the One 
Hundred Eleventh Congress, with amendments to the standing rules as provided in 
section 2, and with other orders as provided in sections 3, 4, and 5.

SEC. 2. CHANGES TO THE STANDING RULES.

    (a) Inspector General Audits.--Amend clause 6(c)(1) of rule II to read as 
follows:
                    ``(1) provide audit, investigative, and advisory services to 
                the House and joint entities in a manner consistent with 
                government-wide standards;''.
    (b) Homeland Security.--In clause 3(g) of rule X, designate the existing 
text as subparagraph (1) and add thereafter the following new subparagraph:
            ``(2) In addition, the committee shall review and study on a primary 
        and continuing basis all Government activities, programs, and 
        organizations related to homeland security that fall within its primary 
        legislative jurisdiction.''.
    (c) Additional Functions of the Committee on House Administration.--In 
clause 4(d)(1) of rule X--
            (1) redesignate subdivisions (B) and (C) as subdivisions (C) and (D) 
        and insert after subdivision (A) the following new subdivision:
                            ``(B) oversee the management of services provided to 
                        the House by the Architect of the Capitol, except those 
                        services that lie within the jurisdiction of the 
                        Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure under 
                        clause 1(r);''; and
            (2) in subdivision (D) (as redesignated) strike ``(B)'' and insert 
        ``(C)''.
    (d) Terms of Committee Chairmen.--In clause 5 of rule X--
            (1) amend paragraph (a)(2)(C) to read as follows:
            ``(C) A Member, Delegate, or Resident Commissioner may exceed the 
        limitation of subdivision (B) if elected to serve a second consecutive 
        Congress as the chair or a second consecutive Congress as the ranking 
        minority member.''; and
            (2) in paragraph (c)--
                    (A) strike the designation of subparagraph (1); and
                    (B) strike subparagraph (2).
    (e) Calendar Wednesday.--
            (1) In clause 6 of rule XV--
                    (A) in paragraph (a)--
                            (i) strike ``the committees'' and insert ``those 
                        committees''; and
                            (ii) strike ``unless two-thirds'' and all that 
                        follows and insert ``whose chair, or other member 
                        authorized by the committee, has announced to the House 
                        a request for such call on the preceding legislative 
                        day.''; and
                    (B) strike paragraphs (c), (d), and (f) (and redesignate 
                paragraph (e) as paragraph (c)).
            (2) In clause 6(c) of rule XIII, strike subparagraph (1) and the 
        designation ``(2)''.
    (f) Postponement Authority.--In clause 1 of rule XIX, add the following new 
paragraph:
            ``(c) Notwithstanding paragraph (a), when the previous question is 
        operating to adoption or passage of a measure pursuant to a special 
        order of business, the Chair may postpone further consideration of such 
        measure in the House to such time as may be designated by the 
        Speaker.''.
    (g) Instructions in the Motion to Recommit.--In clause 2(b) of rule XIX--
            (1) designate the existing sentence as subparagraph (1);
            (2) in subparagraph (1) (as so designated)--
                    (A) strike ``if''; and
                    (B) strike ``includes instructions, it''; and
            (3) add the following new subparagraph at the end:
                    ``(2) A motion to recommit a bill or joint resolution may 
                include instructions only in the form of a direction to report 
                an amendment or amendments back to the House forthwith.''.
    (h) Conduct of Votes.--In clause 2(a) of rule XX, strike ``A record vote by 
electronic device shall not be held open for the sole purpose of reversing the 
outcome of such vote.''.
    (i) General Appropriation Conference Reports.--In clause 9 of rule XXI--
            (1) insert after paragraph (a) the following new paragraph (and 
        redesignate succeeding paragraphs accordingly):
            ``(b) It shall not be in order to consider a conference report to 
        accompany a regular general appropriation bill unless the joint 
        explanatory statement prepared by the managers on the part of the House 
        and the managers on the part of the Senate includes--
                    ``(1) a list of congressional earmarks, limited tax 
                benefits, and limited tariff benefits in the conference report 
                or joint statement (and the name of any Member, Delegate, 
                Resident Commissioner, or Senator who submitted a request to the 
                House or Senate committees of jurisdiction for each respective 
                item included in such list) that were neither committed to the 
                conference committee by either House nor in a report of a 
                committee of either House on such bill or on a companion 
                measure; or
                    ``(2) a statement that the proposition contains no 
                congressional earmarks, limited tax benefits, or limited tariff 
                benefits.''; and
            (2) in paragraph (c) (as redesignated)--
                    (A) in the first sentence, after ``paragraph (a)'' insert 
                ``or (b)''; and
                    (B) amend the second sentence to read as follows:
    ``As disposition of a point of order under this paragraph or paragraph (b), 
the Chair shall put the question of consideration with respect to the rule or 
order or conference report, as applicable.''.
    (j) Paygo.--
            (1) Amend clause 10 of rule XXI to read as follows:
    ``10.(a)(1) Except as provided in paragraphs (b) and (c), it shall not be in 
order to consider any bill, joint resolution, amendment, or conference report if 
the provisions of such measure affecting direct spending and revenues have the 
net effect of increasing the deficit or reducing the surplus for either the 
period comprising--
                    ``(A) the current fiscal year, the budget year set forth in 
                the most recently completed concurrent resolution on the budget, 
                and the four fiscal years following that budget year; or
                    ``(B) the current fiscal year, the budget year set forth in 
                the most recently completed concurrent resolution on the budget, 
                and the nine fiscal years following that budget year.
            ``(2) The effect of such measure on the deficit or surplus shall be 
        determined on the basis of estimates made by the Committee on the Budget 
        relative to baseline estimates supplied by the Congressional Budget 
        Office consistent with section 257 of the Balanced Budget and Emergency 
        Deficit Control Act of 1985.
    ``(b) If a bill, joint resolution, or amendment is considered pursuant to a 
special order of the House directing the Clerk to add as new matter at the end 
of such measure the provisions of a separate measure as passed by the House, the 
provisions of such separate measure as passed by the House shall be included in 
the evaluation under paragraph (a) of the bill, joint resolution, or amendment.
    ``(c)(1) Except as provided in subparagraph (2), the evaluation under 
paragraph (a) shall exclude a provision expressly designated as an emergency for 
purposes of pay-as-you-go principles in the case of a point of order under this 
clause against consideration of--
            ``(A) a bill or joint resolution;
            ``(B) an amendment made in order as original text by a special order 
        of business;
            ``(C) a conference report; or
            ``(D) an amendment between the Houses.
    ``(2) In the case of an amendment (other than one specified in subparagraph 
(1)) to a bill or joint resolution, the evaluation under paragraph (a) shall 
give no cognizance to any designation of emergency.
    ``(3) If a bill, a joint resolution, an amendment made in order as original 
text by a special order of business, a conference report, or an amendment 
between the Houses includes a provision expressly designated as an emergency for 
purposes of pay-as-you-go principles, the Chair shall put the question of 
consideration with respect thereto.''.
            (2) In clause 7 of rule XXI, strike ``the period comprising the 
        current fiscal year and the five fiscal years beginning with the fiscal 
        year that ends in the following calendar year or the period comprising 
        the current fiscal year and the ten fiscal years beginning with the 
        fiscal year that ends in the following calendar year'' and insert 
        ``period described in clause 10(a)''.
    (k) Disclosure by Members of Employment Negotiations.--In clause 1 of rule 
XXVII, strike ``until after his or her successor has been elected,''.
    (l) Gender Neutrality.--
            (1) In the standing rules--
                    (A) strike ``chairman'' each place it appears and insert 
                ``chair''; and
                    (B) strike ``Chairman'' each place it appears and insert 
                ``Chair'' (except in clause 4(a)(1)(B) of rule X).
            (2) In rule I--
                    (A) in clause 1 strike ``his'';
                    (B) in clause 7, strike ``his'' and insert ``such'';
                    (C) in clause 8--
                            (i) in paragraph (b)(1) strike ``his''; and
                            (ii) in paragraph (b)(3)(B), strike ``his election 
                        and whenever he deems'' and insert ``the election of the 
                        Speaker and whenever''; and
                    (D) in clause 12--
                            (i) in paragraph (c) strike ``he'' and insert ``the 
                        Speaker''; and
                            (ii) in paragraph (d) strike ``his opinion'' and 
                        insert ``the opinion of the Speaker''.
            (3) In rule II--
                    (A) in clause 1--
                            (i) strike ``his office'' and insert ``the office'';
                            (ii) strike ``his knowledge and ability'' and insert 
                        ``the knowledge and ability of the officer''; and
                            (iii) strike ``his department'' and insert ``the 
                        department concerned'';
                    (B) in clause 2--
                            (i) in paragraph (b) strike ``he is required to 
                        make'' and insert ``required to be made by such 
                        officer'';
                            (ii) in paragraph (g) strike ``his temporary absence 
                        or disability'' and insert ``the temporary absence or 
                        disability of the Clerk''; and
                            (iii) in paragraph (i)(1) strike ``Whenever the 
                        Clerk is acting as a supervisory authority over such 
                        staff, he'' and insert ``When acting as a supervisory 
                        authority over such staff, the Clerk''; and
                    (C) in clause 3--
                            (i) in paragraph (a) strike ``him'' and insert ``the 
                        Sergeant-at-Arms'';
                            (ii) in paragraph (b) strike ``him'' and insert 
                        ``the Sergeant-at-Arms'';
                            (iii) in paragraph (c) strike ``his employees'' and 
                        insert ``employees of the office of the Sergeant-at-
                        Arms''; and
                            (iv) in paragraph (d)--
                                    (I) strike ``; and'' and insert ``and,''; 
                                and
                                    (II) strike ``he''.
            (4) In rule III--
                    (A) in clause 1 strike ``he has'' and insert ``having''; and
                    (B) in clause 2(a)--
                            (i) strike ``his vote'' and insert ``the vote of 
                        such Member''; and
                            (ii) strike ``his presence'' and insert ``the 
                        presence of such Member''.
            (5) In rule IV--
                    (A) in clause 4(a) strike ``he or she'' and insert ``such 
                individual''; and
                    (B) in clause 6(b) strike ``his family'' and insert ``the 
                family of such individual''.
            (6) In rule V--
                    (A) strike ``administer a system subject to his direction 
                and control'' each place it appears and insert ``administer, 
                direct, and control a system'';
                    (B) strike ``he'' each place it appears and insert ``the 
                Speaker''; and
                    (C) in clause 3 strike ``his'' and insert ``the''.
            (7) In rule VI, strike ``he'' each place it appears and insert ``the 
        Speaker''.
            (8) In clause 7 of rule VII, strike ``his office'' each place it 
        appears and insert ``the office of the Clerk''.
            (9) In clause 6(b) of rule VIII, strike ``he'' and insert ``the 
        Speaker''.
            (10) In clause 2(a)(1) of rule IX, strike ``his'' and insert ``an''.
            (11) In rule X--
                    (A) in clause 4(f)(1), strike ``President submits his 
                budget'' and insert ``submission of the budget by the 
                President'';
                    (B) in clause 5--
                            (i) in paragraph (a)(4)--
                                    (I) strike ``his designee'' each place it 
                                appears and insert ``a designee''; and
                                    (II) strike ``his respective party'' each 
                                place it appears and insert ``the respective 
                                party of such individual'';
                            (ii) in paragraph (b)(1) strike ``he was''; and
                            (iii) in paragraph (c) strike ``chairmanship'' and 
                        insert ``chair'';
                    (C) in clause 8--
                            (i) strike ``his expenses'' each place it appears 
                        and insert ``the expenses of such individual''; and
                            (ii) strike ``he'' each place it appears;
                    (D) in clause 10(a) strike ``he is''; and
                    (E) in clause 11--
                            (i) in paragraph (a)(3) strike ``member of his 
                        leadership staff to assist him in his capacity'' and 
                        insert ``respective leadership staff member to assist in 
                        the capacity of the Speaker or Minority Leader'';
                            (ii) in paragraph (e)(1) strike ``his employment or 
                        contractual agreement'' and insert ``the employment or 
                        contractual agreement of such employee or person''; and
                            (iii) in paragraph (g)(2)--
                                    (I) in subdivision (B)--
                                            (aa) strike ``he'' and insert ``the 
                                        President''; and
                                            (bb) strike ``his''; and
                                    (II) in subdivision (C) strike ``his''.
            (12) In rule XI--
                    (A) in clause 2--
                            (i) in paragraph (c)(1) strike ``he'' and insert 
                        ``the chair''; and
                            (ii) in paragraph (k)(9) strike ``his testimony'' 
                        and insert ``the testimony of such witness'';
                    (B) in clause 3--
                            (i) in paragraph (a) strike ``his duties or the 
                        discharge of his responsibilities'' each place it 
                        appears and insert ``the duties or the discharge of the 
                        responsibilities of such individual'';
                            (ii) in paragraph (b)--
                                    (I) in subparagraph (2)(B) strike ``he'' and 
                                insert ``such Member, Delegate, or Resident 
                                Commissioner''; and
                                    (II) in subparagraph (5) strike ``disqualify 
                                himself'' and insert ``seek disqualification'';
                            (iii) in paragraph (g)--
                                    (I) in subparagraph (1)(B) strike ``he is'';
                                    (II) in subparagraph (1)(E) strike ``his or 
                                her employment or duties with the committee'' 
                                and insert ``the employment or duties with the 
                                committee of such individual''; and
                                    (III) in subparagraph (4)--
                                            (aa) strike ``his or her personal 
                                        staff'' and insert ``the respective 
                                        personal staff of the chair or ranking 
                                        minority member''; and
                                            (bb) strike ``he'' and insert ``the 
                                        chair or ranking minority member'';
                            (iv) in paragraph (p)--
                                    (I) in subparagraph (2) strike ``his 
                                counsel'' and insert ``the counsel of the 
                                respondent'';
                                    (II) in subparagraph (4)--
                                            (aa) strike ``his or her counsel'' 
                                        and insert ``the counsel of the 
                                        respondent''; and
                                            (bb) strike ``his counsel'' and 
                                        insert ``the counsel of the 
                                        respondent'';
                                    (III) in subparagraph (7) strike ``his 
                                counsel'' and insert ``the counsel of a 
                                respondent''; and
                                    (IV) in subparagraph (8) strike ``him'' and 
                                insert ``the respondent''; and
                            (v) in paragraph (q) strike ``his or her'' and 
                        insert ``the''.
            (13) In rule XII--
                    (A) in clause 2(c)(1) strike ``he'' and insert ``the 
                Speaker''; and
                    (B) in clause 3 strike ``he shall endorse his name'' and 
                insert ``the Member, Delegate, or Resident Commissioner shall 
                sign it''.
            (14) In clause 6(d) of rule XIII, strike ``his''.
            (15) In clause 4(c)(1) of rule XVI strike ``his discretion'' and 
        insert ``the discretion of the Speaker''.
            (16) In rule XVII--
                    (A) in clause 1(a) strike ``himself to `Mr. Speaker''' and 
                insert ``the Speaker'';
                    (B) in clause 6 strike ``his discretion'' and insert ``the 
                discretion of the Chair''; and
                    (C) in clause 9 strike ``he'' each place it appears and 
                insert ``such individual''.
            (17) In clause 6 of rule XVIII, strike ``he'' each place it appears 
        and insert ``the Chair''.
            (18) In rule XX--
                    (A) in clause 5--
                            (i) in paragraph (b) strike ``him'' and insert ``the 
                        Sergeant-at-Arms'';
                            (ii) in paragraph (c)(3)(B)(I) strike ``his'' and 
                        insert ``a''; and
                            (iii) in paragraph (d) strike ``he'' and insert 
                        ``the Speaker''; and
                    (B) in clause 6(b)--
                            (i) strike ``he'' and insert ``the Member''; and
                            (ii) strike ``his'' and insert ``such''.
            (19) In clause 7(c)(1) of rule XXII, strike ``his''.
            (20) In rule XXIII--
                    (A) in clause 1 strike ``conduct himself'' and insert 
                ``behave'';
                    (B) in clause 3--
                            (i) strike ``his beneficial interest'' and insert 
                        ``the beneficial interest of such individual''; and
                            (ii) strike ``his position'' and insert ``the 
                        position of such individual'';
                    (C) in clause 6--
                            (i) in paragraph (a)--
                                    (I) strike ``his campaign funds'' and insert 
                                ``the campaign funds of such individual''; and
                                    (II) strike ``his personal funds'' and 
                                insert ``the personal funds of such 
                                individual''; and
                            (ii) in paragraph (c) strike ``his campaign 
                        account'' and insert ``a campaign accounts of such 
                        individual'';
                    (D) in clause 8--
                            (i) in paragraph (a) strike ``he'' and insert ``such 
                        employee''; and
                            (ii) in paragraph (c)--
                                    (I) in subparagraph (1)(A) after ``his 
                                spouse'' insert ``the spouse of such 
                                individual''; and
                                    (II) in subparagraph (1)(B) strike ``his 
                                spouse'' and insert ``the spouse of such 
                                employee'';
                    (E) in clause 10--
                            (i) strike ``he is a'' and insert ``such individual 
                        is a'';
                            (ii) strike ``his innocence'' and insert ``the 
                        innocence of such Member''; and
                            (iii) strike ``he is reelected'' and insert ``the 
                        Member is reelected''; and
                    (F) in clause 12(b)--
                            (i) strike ``advises his employing authority'' and 
                        insert ``advises the employing authority of such 
                        employee''; and
                            (ii) strike ``from his'' and insert ``from such''; 
                        and
                    (G) in clause 15 strike ``his or her family member'' each 
                place it appears and insert ``a family member of a Member, 
                Delegate, or Resident Commissioner''.
            (21) In rule XXIV--
                    (A) in clause 1--
                            (i) in paragraph (a) strike ``his use'' and insert 
                        ``the use of such individual''; and
                            (ii) in paragraph (b)(1) strike ``his principal 
                        campaign committee'' and insert ``the principal campaign 
                        committee of such individual'';
                    (B) in clause 7 strike ``he was'';
                    (C) in clause 8 strike ``he is'' and insert ``such 
                individual is''; and
                    (D) in clause 10 strike ``he was'' and insert ``such 
                individual was''.
            (22) In rule XXV--
                    (A) in clause 2(b) strike ``his name'' and insert ``the name 
                of such individual'';
                    (B) in clause 4--
                            (i) in paragraph (c) strike ``his residence or 
                        principal place of employment'' and insert ``the 
                        residence or principal place of employment of such 
                        individual''; and
                            (ii) in paragraph (d)(1)--
                                    (I) in subdivision (B) strike ``he'' and 
                                insert ``such individual'';
                                    (II) in subdivision (C) strike ``him'' and 
                                insert ``such individual''; and
                                    (III) in subdivision (D)--
                                            (aa) strike ``he or his family'' and 
                                        insert ``such individual or the family 
                                        of such individual''; and
                                            (bb) strike ``him'' and insert 
                                        ``such individual'';
                    (C) in clause 5--
                            (i) strike ``his official position'' each place it 
                        appears and insert ``the official position of such 
                        individual'';
                            (ii) strike ``his actual knowledge'' each place it 
                        appears and insert ``the actual knowledge of such 
                        individual'';
                            (iii) strike ``his duties'' each place it appears 
                        and insert ``the duties of such individual'';
                            (iv) in paragraph (a)(3)(D)(ii)(I) strike ``his 
                        relationship'' and insert ``the relationship of such 
                        individual''; and
                            (v) in paragraph (a)(3)(G)(i) strike ``his spouse'' 
                        and insert ``the spouse of such individual'';
                    (D) in clause 6--
                            (i) strike ``he acts'' and insert ``acting''; and
                            (ii) strike ``he is''; and
                    (E) in clause 8 strike ``his or her'' and insert ``the''.
            (23) In clause 1 of rule XXVI, strike ``him'' and insert ``the 
        Clerk''.
            (24) In clause 2 of rule XXVII, strike ``he or she'' and insert 
        ``such individual''.
            (25) In clause 2 of rule XXIX, strike ``the masculine gender include 
        the feminine'' and insert ``one gender include the other''.
    (m) Technical and Codifying Changes.--
            (1) In clause 2(h) of rule II, strike ``not in session'' and insert 
        in lieu thereof ``in recess or adjournment''.
            (2) In clause 4(b) of rule IV, strike ``regulations that exempt'' 
        and insert in lieu thereof ``regulations to carry out this rule 
        including regulations that exempt''.
            (3) In clause 5(c) of rule X--
                    (A) strike ``temporary absence of the chairman'' and insert 
                in lieu thereof ``absence of the member serving as chair''; and
                    (B) strike ``permanent''.
            (4) In clause 7(e) of rule X, strike ``signed by'' and all that 
        follows, and insert in lieu thereof ``signed by the ranking member of 
        the committee as it was constituted at the expiration of the preceding 
        Congress who is a member of the majority party in the present 
        Congress.''.
            (5) In clause 8(a) of rule X, strike ``clauses 6 and 8'' and insert 
        in lieu thereof ``clause 6''.
            (6) In clause 2(a) of rule XIII--
                    (A) in subparagraph (1), strike ``as privileged''; and
                    (B) in subparagraph (2), insert ``(other than those filed as 
                privileged)'' after ``reported adversely''.
            (7) In clause 5(c)(3) of rule XX, strike ``clause 5(a) of rule XX'' 
        and insert ``paragraph (a)''.
            (8) In clause 6(c) of rule XX, after ``yeas and nays'' insert 
        ``ordered under this clause''.
            (9) In clause 7(c)(3) of rule XXII, strike ``motion meets'' and 
        insert in lieu thereof ``proponent meets''.
            (10) In clause 1(b)(2) of rule XXIV, strike ``office space, 
        furniture, or equipment, and'' and insert in lieu thereof ``office 
        space, office furniture, office equipment, or''.
            (11) In clause 5(i)(2) of rule XXV, strike ``paragraph (1)(A)'' and 
        insert ``subparagraph (1)(A)''.

SEC. 3. SEPARATE ORDERS.

    (a) Budget Matters.--
            (1) During the One Hundred Eleventh 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 Eleventh 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 Eleventh 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.
            (4)(A) During the One Hundred Eleventh Congress, except as provided 
        in subsection (C), a motion that the Committee of the Whole rise and 
        report a bill to the House shall not be in order if the bill, as 
        amended, exceeds an applicable allocation of new budget authority under 
        section 302(b) of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974, as estimated by 
        the Committee on the Budget.
            (B) If a point of order under subsection (A) is sustained, the Chair 
        shall put the question: ``Shall the Committee of the Whole rise and 
        report the bill to the House with such amendments as may have been 
        adopted notwithstanding that the bill exceeds its allocation of new 
        budget authority under section 302(b) of the Congressional Budget Act of 
        1974?''. Such question shall be debatable for 10 minutes equally divided 
        and controlled by a proponent of the question and an opponent but shall 
        be decided without intervening motion.
            (C) Subsection (A) shall not apply--
                    (i) to a motion offered under clause 2(d) of rule XXI; or
                    (ii) after disposition of a question under subsection (B) on 
                a given bill.
            (D) If a question under subsection (B) is decided in the negative, 
        no further amendment shall be in order except--
                    (i) one proper amendment, which shall be debatable for 10 
                minutes equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an 
                opponent, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be 
                subject to a demand for division of the question in the House or 
                in the Committee of the Whole; and
                    (ii) pro forma amendments, if offered by the chair or 
                ranking minority member of the Committee on Appropriations or 
                their designees, for the purpose of debate.
    (b) Certain Subcommittees.--Notwithstanding clause 5(d) of rule X, during 
the One Hundred Eleventh Congress--
            (1) the Committee on Armed Services may have not more than seven 
        subcommittees;
            (2) the Committee on Foreign Affairs may have not more than seven 
        subcommittees; and
            (3) the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure may have not 
        more than six subcommittees.
    (c) Exercise Facilities for Former Members.--During the One Hundred Eleventh 
Congress--
            (1) The House of Representatives may not provide access to any 
        exercise facility which is made available exclusively to Members and 
        former Members, officers and former officers of the House of 
        Representatives, and their spouses to any former Member, former officer, 
        or spouse who is a lobbyist registered under the Lobbying Disclosure Act 
        of 1995 or any successor statute or agent of a foreign principal as 
        defined in clause 5 of rule XXV. For purposes of this section, the term 
        ``Member'' includes a Delegate or Resident Commissioner to the Congress.
            (2) The Committee on House Administration shall promulgate 
        regulations to carry out this subsection.
    (d) Numbering of Bills.--In the One Hundred Eleventh Congress, the first 10 
numbers for bills (H.R. 1 through H.R. 10) shall be reserved for assignment by 
the Speaker.
    (e) Medicare Cost Containment.--Section 803 of the Medicare Prescription 
Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003 shall not apply during the One 
Hundred Eleventh Congress.

SEC. 4. COMMITTEES, COMMISSIONS, AND HOUSE OFFICES.

    (a) Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming.--
            (1) Establishment; composition.--
                    (A) Establishment.--There is hereby established a Select 
                Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming (hereinafter 
                in this section referred to as the ``select committee'').
                    (B) Composition.--The select committee shall be composed of 
                15 members appointed by the Speaker, of whom 6 shall be 
                appointed on the recommendation of the Minority Leader. The 
                Speaker shall designate one member of the select committee as 
                its chair. A vacancy in the membership of the select committee 
                shall be filled in the same manner as the original appointment.
            (2) Jurisdiction; functions.--
                    (A) Legislative jurisdiction.--The select committee shall 
                not have legislative jurisdiction and shall have no authority to 
                take legislative action on any bill or resolution.
                    (B) Investigative jurisdiction.--The sole authority of the 
                select committee shall be to investigate, study, make findings, 
                and develop recommendations on policies, strategies, 
                technologies and other innovations, intended to reduce the 
                dependence of the United States on foreign sources of energy and 
                achieve substantial and permanent reductions in emissions and 
                other activities that contribute to climate change and global 
                warming.
            (3) Procedure.--(A) Except as specified in paragraph (2), the select 
        committee shall have the authorities and responsibilities of, and shall 
        be subject to the same limitations and restrictions as, a standing 
        committee of the House, and shall be deemed a committee of the House for 
        all purposes of law or rule.
            (B)(i) Rules X and XI shall apply to the select committee where not 
        inconsistent with this resolution.
            (ii) Service on the select committee shall not count against the 
        limitations in clause 5(b)(2) of rule X.
            (4) Funding.--To enable the select committee to carry out the 
        purposes of this section--
                    (A) the select committee may use the services of staff of 
                the House; and
                    (B) the select committee shall be eligible for interim 
                funding pursuant to clause 7 of rule X.
            (5) Reporting.--The select committee may report to the House from 
        time to time the results of its investigations and studies, together 
        with such detailed findings and recommendations as it may deem 
        advisable. All such reports shall be submitted to the House by December 
        31, 2010.
    (b) House Democracy Assistance Commission.--House Resolution 24, One Hundred 
Tenth Congress, shall apply in the One Hundred Eleventh Congress in the same 
manner as such resolution applied in the One Hundred Tenth Congress.
    (c) Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission.--Sections 1 through 7 of House 
Resolution 1451, One Hundred Tenth Congress, shall apply in the One Hundred 
Eleventh Congress in the same manner as such provisions applied in the One 
Hundred Tenth Congress, except that--
            (1) the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission may, in addition to 
        collaborating closely with other professional staff members of the 
        Committee on Foreign Affairs, collaborate closely with professional 
        staff members of other relevant committees; and
            (2) the resources of the Committee on Foreign Affairs which the 
        Commission may use shall include all resources which the Committee is 
        authorized to obtain from other offices of the House of Representatives.
    (d) Office of Congressional Ethics.-- Section 1 of House Resolution 895, One 
Hundred Tenth Congress, shall apply in the One Hundred Eleventh Congress in the 
same manner as such provision applied in the One Hundred Tenth Congress, except 
that the Office of Congressional Ethics shall be treated as a standing committee 
of the House for purposes of section 202(i) of the Legislative Reorganization 
Act of 1946 (2 U.S.C. 72a(i)).
    (e) Empanelling Investigative Subcommittee of the Committee on Standards of 
Official Conduct.--The text of House Resolution 451, One Hundred Tenth Congress, 
shall apply in the One Hundred Eleventh Congress in the same manner as such 
provision applied in the One Hundred Tenth Congress.
    (f) Continuing Authorities for the Committee on the Judiciary and the Office 
of General Counsel.--
            (1) The House authorizes--
                    (A) the Committee on the Judiciary of the 111th Congress to 
                act as the successor in interest to the Committee on the 
                Judiciary of the 110th Congress with respect to the civil action 
                Committee on the Judiciary v. Harriet Meirs et al., filed by the 
                Committee on the Judiciary in the 110th Congress pursuant to 
                House Resolution 980; and
                    (B) the chair of the Committee on the Judiciary (when 
                elected), on behalf of the Committee on the Judiciary, and the 
                Office of General Counsel to take such steps as may be 
                appropriate to ensure continuation of such civil action, 
                including amending the complaint as circumstances may warrant.
            (2)(A) The House authorizes--
                    (i) the Committee on the Judiciary to take depositions by a 
                member or counsel of the committee related to the investigation 
                into the firing of certain United States Attorneys and related 
                matters; and
                    (ii) the chair of the Committee on the Judiciary (when 
                elected), on behalf of the Committee on the Judiciary, to issue 
                subpoenas related to the investigation into the firing of 
                certain United States Attorneys and related matters including 
                for the purpose of taking depositions by a member or counsel of 
                the committee.
            (B) Depositions taken under the authority prescribed in this 
        paragraph shall be governed by the procedures submitted for printing in 
        the Congressional Record by the chair of the Committee on Rules (when 
        elected) or by such other procedures as the Committee on the Judiciary 
        shall prescribe.
            (3) The House authorizes the chair of the Committee on the Judiciary 
        (when elected), on behalf of the Committee on the Judiciary, and the 
        Office of General Counsel to petition to join as a party to the civil 
        action referenced in paragraph (1) any individual subpoenaed by the 
        Committee on the Judiciary of the 110th Congress as part of its 
        investigation into the firing of certain United States Attorneys and 
        related matters who failed to comply with such subpoena or, at the 
        authorization of the Speaker after consultation with the Bipartisan 
        Legal Advisory Group, to initiate judicial proceedings concerning the 
        enforcement of subpoenas issued to such individuals.

SEC. 5. SPECIAL ORDERS OF BUSINESS.

    (a) Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act.--Upon the adoption of this resolution it 
shall be in order to consider in the House the bill (H.R. 11) to amend title VII 
of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 
1967, the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990, and the Rehabilitation Act of 
1973 to clarify that a discriminatory compensation decision or other practice 
that is unlawful under such Acts occurs each time compensation is paid pursuant 
to the discriminatory compensation decision or other practice, and for other 
purposes. All points of order against the bill and against its consideration are 
waived except those arising under clause 9 or 10 of rule XXI. The bill shall be 
considered as read. The previous question shall be considered as ordered on the 
bill to final passage without intervening motion except: (1) one hour of debate 
equally divided and controlled by the Majority Leader and the Minority Leader or 
their designees; and (2) one motion to recommit.
    (b)(1) Paycheck Fairness Act.--Upon the adoption of this resolution it shall 
be in order to consider in the House the bill (H.R. 12) to amend the Fair Labor 
Standards Act of 1938 to provide more effective remedies to victims of 
discrimination in the payment of wages on the basis of sex, and for other 
purposes. All points of order against the bill and against its consideration are 
waived except those arising under clause 9 or 10 of rule XXI. The bill shall be 
considered as read. The previous question shall be considered as ordered on the 
bill to final passage without intervening motion except: (1) one hour of debate 
equally divided and controlled by the Majority Leader and the Minority Leader or 
their designees; and (2) one motion to recommit.
    (2) In the engrossment of H.R. 11, the Clerk shall--
            (A) add the text of H.R. 12, as passed by the House, as new matter 
        at the end of H.R. 11;
            (B) conform the title of H.R. 11 to reflect the addition to the 
        engrossment of H.R. 12;
            (C) assign appropriate designations to provisions within the 
        engrossment; and
            (D) conform provisions for short titles within the engrossment.
    (3) Upon the addition of the text of H.R. 12 to the engrossment of H.R. 11, 
H.R. 12 shall be laid on the table.
            Attest:

                                                                          Clerk.

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