S.Res.119 - A resolution amending rule XXVIII of the Standing Rules of the Senate to provide for timely establishment of conference committees.114th Congress (2015-2016)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Merkley, Jeff [D-OR] (Introduced 03/26/2015)|
|Committees:||Senate - Rules and Administration|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 03/26/2015 Referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.Res.119 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (03/26/2015)
Amends Rule XXVIII (Conference Committees; Reports; Open Meetings) of the Standing Rules of the Senate to limit to two hours consideration of any motion (not only a related cloture motion) to:
- disagree to a House amendment or insist upon a Senate amendment,
- request a committee of conference with the House or to agree to a request by the House for a committee of conference; and
- authorize the Presiding Officer to appoint conferees (or a motion to appoint conferees).
Applies this limitation as well to consideration of any related debatable motions or appeals.