Summary: S.Res.157 — 94th Congress (1975-1976)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in Senate (05/15/1975)

Revises rule XXV of the Standing Rules of the Senate to provide that the chairman of each committee of the Senate shall be a member of the majority party with the longest period of continuous service on such committee. Requires a Senator to be approved by the Senators of the majorty party before being appointed chairman.

Provides that, beginning with the 94th Congress, no Senator shall be eligible to serve as chairman of a committee of the Senate for a period extending beyond the expiration of the Congress following the Congress in which he commences service as such chairman except as otherwise specified in this resolution.

Directs that no Senator shall be eligible to serve as chairman of a committee of the Senate during any Congress time during any of the six preceding Congresses unless all Senators who are members of the majority party and who may serve as chairman of such committee have served as such chairman at some time during the six preceding Congresses.