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Official Title as Introduced

Adopting the Rules of the House of Representatives of the One Hundred Seventeenth Congress, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (2)

Date Actions Overview
01/04/2021Passed/agreed to in House: On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 217 - 206 (Roll no. 8).(text: CR H13-18)
01/04/2021Introduced in House

All Actions (17)

Date All Actions
01/04/2021-4:51pmMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
01/04/2021-4:51pmOn agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 217 - 206 (Roll no. 8). (text: CR H13-18)
01/04/2021-3:53pmOn motion to commit with instructions Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 203 - 217 (Roll no. 7).
01/04/2021-3:05pmMr. Smith (MO) moved to commit with instructions to a select committee. (text: CR H35)
01/04/2021-3:04pmOn ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 217 - 204 (Roll no. 6).
01/04/2021-12:21pmDEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 8.
01/04/2021-12:21pmConsidered as privileged matter. (consideration: CR H20-36)
01/04/2021-12:21pmMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
01/04/2021-12:20pmOn motion to table the motion to refer Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 214 - 196 (Roll no. 5).
01/04/2021-11:30amMr. Hoyer moved to table the motion to refer
01/04/2021-11:28amMr. Davis, Rodney moved to refer to a select committee.
01/04/2021-11:28amMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
01/04/2021-11:28amOn motion to table the motion to postpone consideration to a day certain Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 214 - 204 (Roll no. 4).
01/04/2021-10:06amMr. Hoyer moved to table the motion to postpone consideration to a day certain
01/04/2021-10:06amMr. Cole moved to postpone consideration to a day certain.
01/04/2021-10:05amMr. Hoyer sent the privileged resolution H. Res. 8 to the desk and moved for its consideration. (CR H13)
01/04/2021Introduced in House

Cosponsors (0)

No cosponsors.


Committees (0)

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Latest Summary (2)

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Passed House (01/04/2021)

This resolution establishes the rules of the House of Representatives for the 117th Congress by adopting and modifying the House rules from the 116th Congress. Changes from the rules for the previous Congress include measures to facilitate the operation of Congress during the ongoing COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019) pandemic.

The resolution makes the Office of Diversity and Inclusion permanent, revises language in the rules to be gender-inclusive, and continues requirements to protect congressional employees from harassment and discrimination. The resolution also implements measures to protect whistle-blowers and increase congressional transparency.

The resolution authorizes necessary amounts for the Committee on House Administration to resolve contested elections. Additionally, the Clerk of the House of Representative must establish a process for House Members to indicate their support for Senate-passed measures that have been received by the House, including maintaining a publicly available list of Members supporting each measure.

The chair of the Committee on the Budget may adjust an estimate concerning the fiscal impact of legislation to exempt the budgetary effects of measures to prevent, prepare for, or respond to economic or public health consequences resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as measures to prevent, prepare for, or respond to economic, environmental, or public health consequences resulting from climate change.

Until the Committee on Oversight and Reform has adopted rules, the chair of the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis may issue subpoenas related to its investigation into political interference in the response to the coronavirus pandemic at the Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The resolution also reauthorizes specified commissions, offices, and committees, and establishes a Select Committee on Economic Disparity and Fairness in Growth.