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COMMITTEE RULES 2019-2020 (Adopted February 7, 2019)
[House Prints, 116th Congress]
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                            COMMITTEE RULES

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                   TRANSPORTATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE

                     U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES






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                            COMMITTEE RULES

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                     U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES









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             COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE

                    PETER A. DeFAZIO, Oregon, Chair

ELEANOR HOLMES NORTON,               SAM GRAVES, Missouri
  District of Columbia               DON YOUNG, Alaska
EDDIE BERNICE JOHNSON, Texas         ERIC A. ``RICK'' CRAWFORD, 
ELIJAH E. CUMMINGS, Maryland         Arkansas
RICK LARSEN, Washington              BOB GIBBS, Ohio
GRACE F. NAPOLITANO, California      DANIEL WEBSTER, Florida
DANIEL LIPINSKI, Illinois            THOMAS MASSIE, Kentucky
STEVE COHEN, Tennessee               MARK MEADOWS, North Carolina
ALBIO SIRES, New Jersey              SCOTT PERRY, Pennsylvania
JOHN GARAMENDI, California           RODNEY DAVIS, Illinois
HENRY C. ``HANK'' JOHNSON, Jr.,      ROB WOODALL, Georgia
Georgia                              JOHN KATKO, New York
ANDRE CARSON, Indiana                BRIAN BABIN, Texas
DINA TITUS, Nevada                   GARRET GRAVES, Louisiana
SEAN PATRICK MALONEY, New York       DAVID ROUZER, North Carolina
JARED HUFFMAN, California            MIKE BOST, Illinois
JULIA BROWNLEY, California           RANDY K. WEBER, Sr., Texas
FREDERICA S. WILSON, Florida         DOUG LaMALFA, California
DONALD M. PAYNE, Jr., New Jersey     BRUCE WESTERMAN, Arkansas
ALAN S. LOWENTHAL, California        LLOYD SMUCKER, Pennsylvania
MARK DeSAULNIER, California          PAUL MITCHELL, Michigan
STACEY E. PLASKETT, Virgin Islands   BRIAN J. MAST, Florida
STEPHEN F. LYNCH, Massachusetts      MIKE GALLAGHER, Wisconsin
SALUD O. CARBAJAL, California, Vice  GARY J. PALMER, Alabama
Chair                                BRIAN K. FITZPATRICK, Pennsylvania
ANTHONY G. BROWN, Maryland           JENNIFFER GONZALEZ-COLON,
ADRIANO ESPAILLAT, New York            Puerto Rico
TOM MALINOWSKI, New Jersey           TROY BALDERSON, Ohio
GREG STANTON, Arizona                ROSS SPANO, Florida
DEBBIE MUCARSEL-POWELL, Florida      PETE STAUBER, Minnesota
LIZZIE FLETCHER, Texas               CAROL D. MILLER, West Virginia
COLIN Z. ALLRED, Texas               GREG PENCE, Indiana
SHARICE DAVIDS, Kansas
ABBY FINKENAUER, Iowa
JESUS G. GARCIA, Illinois
ANTONIO DELGADO, New York
CHRIS PAPPAS, New Hampshire
ANGIE CRAIG, Minnesota
HARLEY ROUDA, California

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                                CONTENTS

Rule I.--General Provisions......................................     1
Rule II.--Regular, Additional, and Special Meetings..............     1
Rule III.--Meetings and Hearings Generally.......................     3
Rule IV.--Power to Sit and Act; Power to Conduct Investigations; 
  Oaths; Subpoena Power..........................................     4
Rule V.--Quorums and Record Votes; Postponement of Votes.........     5
Rule VI.--Hearing Procedures.....................................     6
Rule VII.--Procedures for Reporting Bills, Resolutions, and 
  Reports........................................................     9
Rule VIII.--Establishment of Subcommittees; Size and Party Ratios    11
Rule IX.--Powers and Duties of Subcommittees.....................    11
Rule X.--Referral of Legislation to Subcommittees................    11
Rule XI.--Recommendation of Conferees............................    12
Rule XII.--Oversight.............................................    12
Rule XIII.--Review of Continuing Programs; Budget Act Provisions.    13
Rule XIV.--Records...............................................    14
Rule XV.--Committee Budgets......................................    14
Rule XVI.--Committee Staff.......................................    15
Rule XVII.--Travel of Members and Staff..........................    15
Rule XVIII.--Committee Panels....................................    16 












                 RULES OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                   Rule X. Organization of Committees

    Committees and their legislative jurisdictions
    1. There shall be in the House the following standing 
committees, each of which shall have the jurisdiction and 
related functions assigned by this clause and clauses 2, 3, and 
4. All bills, resolutions, and other matters relating to 
subjects within the jurisdiction of the standing committees 
listed in this clause shall be referred to those committees, in 
accordance with clause 2 of rule XII, as follows:

           *         *         *         *         *


    (r) Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.
    (1) Coast Guard, including lifesaving service, lighthouses, 
lightships, ocean derelicts, and the Coast Guard Academy.
    (2) Federal management of emergencies and natural 
disasters.
    (3) Flood control and improvement of rivers and harbors.
    (4) Inland waterways.
    (5) Inspection of merchant marine vessels, lights and 
signals, lifesaving equipment, and fire protection on such 
vessels.
    (6) Navigation and laws relating thereto, including 
pilotage.
    (7) Registering and licensing of vessels and small boats.
    (8) Rules and international arrangements to prevent 
collisions at sea.
    (9) The Capitol Building and the Senate and House Office 
Buildings.
    (10) Construction or maintenance of roads and post roads 
(other than appropriations therefor).
    (11) Construction or reconstruction, maintenance, and care 
of buildings and grounds of the Botanic Garden, the Library of 
Congress, and the Smithsonian Institution.
    (12) Merchant marine (except for national security aspects 
thereof).
    (13) Purchase of sites and construction of post offices, 
customhouses, Federal courthouses, and Government buildings 
within the District of Columbia.
    (14) Oil and other pollution of navigable waters, including 
inland, coastal, and ocean waters.
    (15) Marine affairs, including coastal zone management, as 
they relate to oil and other pollution of navigable waters.
    (16) Public buildings and occupied or improved grounds of 
the United States generally.
    (17) Public works for the benefit of navigation, including 
bridges and dams (other than international bridges and dams).
    (18) Related transportation regulatory agencies (except the 
Transportation Security Administration).
    (19) Roads and the safety thereof.
    (20) Transportation, including civil aviation, railroads, 
water transportation, transportation safety (except automobile 
safety and transportation security functions of the Department 
of Homeland Security), transportation infrastructure, 
transportation labor, and railroad retirement and unemployment 
(except revenue measures related thereto).
    (21) Water power.







      RULES OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE

                       (Adopted February 7, 2019)

Rule I. General Provisions

    (a) Applicability of House Rules.----
          (1) In general.--The Rules of the House are the rules 
        of the Committee and its subcommittees so far as 
        applicable, except that a motion to recess from day to 
        day, and a motion to dispense with the first reading 
        (in full) of a bill or resolution, if printed copies 
        are available, are non-debatable privileged motions in 
        the Committee and its subcommittees.
          (2) Subcommittees.--Each subcommittee is part of the 
        Committee, and is subject to the authority and 
        direction of the Committee and its rules so far as 
        applicable.
          (3) Incorporation of House Rule on Committee 
        procedure.--Rule XI of the Rules of the House, which 
        pertains entirely to Committee procedure, is 
        incorporated and made a part of the rules of the 
        Committee to the extent applicable. Pursuant to clause 
        2(a)(3) of Rule XI of the Rules of the House, the Chair 
        of the Committee is authorized to offer a motion under 
        clause 1 of Rule XXII of the Rules of the House 
        whenever the Chair considers it appropriate.
  (b) Publication of Rules.--Pursuant to clause 2(a) of Rule XI 
of the Rules of the House, the Committee's rules shall be 
publicly available in electronic form and published in the 
Congressional Record not later than 60 days after the Chair is 
elected in each odd-numbered year.
  (c) Vice Chair.--The Chair shall appoint a vice chair of the 
Committee and of each subcommittee. If the Chair of the 
Committee or subcommittee is not present at any meeting of the 
Committee or subcommittee, as the case may be, the vice chair 
shall preside. If the vice chair is not present, the ranking 
member of the majority party on the Committee or subcommittee 
who is present shall preside at that meeting.

Rule II. Regular, Additional, and Special Meetings

  (a) Regular Meetings.--Regular meetings of the Committee 
shall be held on the last Wednesday of every month to transact 
its business unless such day is a holiday, or the House is in 
recess or is adjourned, in which case the Chair shall determine 
the regular meeting day of the Committee for that month. A 
regular meeting of the Committee may be dispensed with if, in 
the judgment of the Chair, there is no need for the meeting. 
This paragraph shall not apply to meetings of any subcommittee.
    (b) Additional Meetings.--The Chair may call and convene, 
as he or she considers necessary, additional meetings of the 
Committee for the consideration of any bill or resolution 
pending before the Committee or for the conduct of other 
committee business. The Committee shall meet for such purpose 
pursuant to the call of the Chair.
    (c) Special Meetings.--If at least three members of the 
Committee desire that a special meeting of the Committee be 
called by the Chair, those members may file in the offices of 
the Committee their written request to the Chair for that 
special meeting. Such request shall specify the measure or 
matter to be considered. Immediately upon the filing of the 
request, the clerk of the Committee shall notify the Chair of 
the filing of the request. If, within 3 calendar days after the 
filing of the request, the Chair does not call the requested 
special meeting to be held within 7 calendar days after the 
filing of the request, a majority of the members of the 
Committee may file in the offices of the Committee their 
written notice that a special meeting of the Committee will be 
held, specifying the date and hour thereof, and the measure or 
matter to be considered at that special meeting. The Committee 
shall meet on that date and hour. Immediately upon the filing 
of the notice, the clerk of the Committee shall notify all 
members of the Committee that such meeting will be held and 
inform them of its date and hour and the measure or matter to 
be considered; and only the measure or matter specified in that 
notice may be considered at that special meeting. Such notice 
shall also be made publicly available in electronic form and 
shall be deemed to satisfy paragraph (d)(1).
    (d) Notice.----
          (1) Minimum notice period.--Pursuant to clause 
        2(g)(3) of Rule XI of the Rules of the House, the Chair 
        shall make a public announcement of the date, place, 
        and subject matter of a Committee or subcommittee 
        meeting, which may not commence earlier than the third 
        calendar day (excluding Saturdays, Sundays, or legal 
        holidays except when the House is in session on such a 
        day) on which members have notice thereof.
          (2) Changes in meeting times.--A meeting may commence 
        sooner than announced if the Chair, with concurrence of 
        the ranking minority member, determines there is good 
        cause to begin the meeting sooner or the Committee or 
        subcommittee so determines by majority vote, a quorum 
        being present for the transaction of business. The 
        Chair shall make a public announcement of the meeting 
        time change at the earliest possible opportunity.
          (3) Notification of Daily Digest Clerk.--The clerk of 
        the Committee shall notify the Daily Digest Clerk of 
        the Congressional Record as soon as possible after a 
        public announcement of a time change for a Committee or 
        subcommittee meeting is made under this paragraph.
    (e) Prohibition on Sitting During Joint Session.--The 
Committee may not sit during a joint session of the House and 
Senate or during a recess when a joint meeting of the House and 
Senate is in progress.

Rule III. Meetings and Hearings Generally

    (a) Minimum Period For Availability of Committee Markup 
Text.--Pursuant to clause 2(g)(4) of Rule XI of the Rules of 
the House, the Chair shall make publicly available, in 
electronic form, the text of any legislation to be marked up at 
least 24 hours prior to the commencement of a meeting for the 
markup of legislation, or at the time of a meeting announcement 
under paragraph (d)(2) of Committee Rule II if made within 24 
hours before such meeting.
    (b) Open Meetings.--Each meeting for the transaction of 
business, including the markup of legislation, and each hearing 
of the Committee or a subcommittee shall be open to the public, 
except as provided by clause 2(g) of Rule XI of the Rules of 
the House.
    (c) Meetings To Begin Promptly.--Each meeting or hearing of 
the Committee shall begin promptly at the time so stipulated in 
the public announcement of the meeting or hearing.
    (d) Addressing the Committee.--Except as provided under 
paragraph (e) of Committee Rule VI, a Committee member may 
address the Committee or a subcommittee on any bill, motion, or 
other matter under consideration----
          (1) only when recognized by the Chair for that 
        purpose; and
          (2) only for 5 minutes, or for a period of time 
        designated by the Chair with concurrence of the ranking 
        minority member, until such time as each member of the 
        Committee or subcommittee who so desires has had an 
        opportunity to address the Committee or subcommittee.
    A member shall be limited in his or her remarks to the 
subject matter under consideration. The Chair shall enforce 
this paragraph.
    (e) Participation of Members in Subcommittee Meetings and 
Hearings.--All members of the Committee who are not members of 
a particular subcommittee may, by unanimous consent of the 
members of such subcommittee, participate in any subcommittee 
meeting or hearing. However, a member who is not a member of 
the subcommittee may not vote on any matter before the 
subcommittee, be counted for purposes of establishing a quorum, 
or raise points of order.
    (f) Member Day Hearing.--Pursuant to section 103(j) of 
House Resolution 6, the Committee shall hold a hearing at which 
it receives testimony from members, delegates, and the Resident 
Commissioner on proposed legislation within the Committee's 
jurisdiction.
    (g) Broadcasting.--Whenever a meeting for the transaction 
of business, including the markup of legislation, or a hearing 
is open to the public, that meeting or hearing shall be open to 
coverage by television, radio, and still photography in 
accordance with clause 4 of Rule XI of the Rules of the House. 
Operation and use of any Committee Internet broadcast system 
shall be fair and nonpartisan and in accordance with clause 
4(b) of Rule XI of the Rules of the House and all other 
applicable rules of the Committee and the House. Further, 
pursuant to clause 2(e)(5) of Rule XI of the Rules of the 
House, the Committee shall provide audio and video coverage of 
each hearing or meeting for the transaction of business in a 
manner that allows the public to easily listen to and view the 
proceedings. The Committee shall also maintain the recordings 
of such coverage in a manner that is easily accessible to the 
public.
    (h) Access to the Dais and Lounges.--Access to the hearing 
rooms' daises and to the lounges adjacent to the Committee 
hearing rooms shall be limited to Members of Congress and 
employees of Congress during a meeting or hearing of the 
Committee unless specifically permitted by the Chair or ranking 
minority member.
    (i) Use of Cellular Telephones.--During a hearing, mark-up, 
or other meeting of the Committee, ringing or audible sounds or 
conversational use of cellular telephones or other electronic 
devices is prohibited in the Committee room.
    (j) Availability of Text of Amendments in Electronic 
Form.--Pursuant to clause 2(e) of Rule XI of the Rules of the 
House, not later than 24 hours after the adoption of any 
amendment to a measure or matter considered by the Committee, 
the Chair shall cause the text of the amendment to be made 
publicly available in electronic form.

Rule IV. Power to Sit and Act; Power to Conduct
                    Investigations; Oaths; Subpoena Power

    (a) Authority To Sit and Act.--For the purpose of carrying 
out any of its functions and duties under Rules X and XI of the 
Rules of the House, the Committee and each of its 
subcommittees, is authorized (subject to paragraph (d)(1))----
          (1) to sit and act at such times and places within 
        the United States whether the House is in session, has 
        recessed, or has adjourned and to hold such hearings; 
        and
          (2) to require, by subpoena or otherwise, the 
        attendance and testimony of such witnesses and the 
        production of such books, records, correspondence, 
        memorandums, papers, and documents, as it deems 
        necessary.
    (b) Authority To Conduct Investigations.----
          (1) In general.--The Committee is authorized at any 
        time to conduct such investigations and studies as it 
        may consider necessary or appropriate in the exercise 
        of its responsibilities under Rule X of the Rules of 
        the House and (subject to the adoption of expense 
        resolutions as required by Rule X, clause 6 of the 
        Rules of the House) to incur expenses (including travel 
        expenses) in connection therewith.
          (2) Major investigations by subcommittees.--A 
        subcommittee may not begin a major investigation 
        without approval of a majority of such subcommittee.
    (c) Oaths.--The Chair, or any member designated by the 
Chair, may administer oaths to any witness.
    (d) Issuance of Subpoenas.----
          (1) In general.--A subpoena may be issued by the 
        Committee or subcommittee under paragraph (a)(2) in the 
        conduct of any investigation or activity or series of 
        investigations or activities, only when authorized by a 
        majority of the members voting, a majority being 
        present. Such authorized subpoenas shall be signed by 
        the Chair of the Committee or by any member designated 
        by the Committee. If a specific request for a subpoena 
        has not been previously rejected by either the 
        Committee or subcommittee, the Chair of the Committee, 
        after consultation with the ranking minority member of 
        the Committee, may authorize and issue a subpoena under 
        paragraph (a)(2) in the conduct of any investigation or 
        activity or series of investigations or activities, and 
        such subpoena shall for all purposes be deemed a 
        subpoena issued by the Committee. As soon as 
        practicable after a subpoena is issued under this rule, 
        the Chair shall notify all members of the Committee of 
        such action.
          (2) Enforcement.--Compliance with any subpoena issued 
        by the Committee or subcommittee under paragraph (a)(2) 
        may be enforced only as authorized or directed by the 
        House.
    (e) Expenses of Subpoenaed Witnesses.--Each witness who has 
been subpoenaed, upon the completion of his or her testimony 
before the Committee or any subcommittee, may report to the 
offices of the Committee, and there sign appropriate vouchers 
for travel allowances and attendance fees. If hearings are held 
in cities other than Washington, D.C., the witness may contact 
the counsel of the Committee, or his or her representative, 
before leaving the hearing room.
    (f) Deposition Authority.--Pursuant to section 103(a) of 
House Resolution 6 and subject to the regulations issued by the 
Chair of the committee on Rules and printed in the 
Congressional Record, the Chair of the Committee, upon 
consultation with the ranking minority member, may order the 
taking of depositions, including pursuant to a subpoena, by a 
member or counsel of such committee subject to regulations 
issued by the Chair of the Committee on Rules.

Rule V. Quorums and Record Votes; Postponement of Votes

    (a) Working Quorum.--One-third of the members of the 
Committee or a subcommittee shall constitute a quorum for 
taking any action other than the closing of a meeting pursuant 
to clauses 2(g) and 2(k)(5) of Rule XI of the Rules of the 
House, the authorizing of a subpoena pursuant to paragraph (d) 
of Committee Rule IV, the reporting of a measure or 
recommendation pursuant to paragraph (b)(1) of Committee Rule 
VII, and the actions described in paragraphs (b), (c) and (d) 
of this rule.
    (b) Quorum for Reporting.--A majority of the members of the 
Committee or a subcommittee shall constitute a quorum for the 
reporting of a measure or recommendation.
    (c) Approval of Certain Matters.--A majority of the members 
of the Committee or a subcommittee shall constitute a quorum 
for approval of a resolution concerning any of the following 
actions:
          (1) A prospectus for construction, alteration, 
        purchase or acquisition of a public building or the 
        lease of space as required by section 3307 of title 40, 
        United States Code.
          (2) Survey investigation of a proposed project for 
        navigation, flood control, and other purposes by the 
        Corps of Engineers (section 4 of the Rivers and Harbors 
        Act of March 4, 1913, 33 U.S.C. 542).
          (3) Construction of a water resources development 
        project by the Corps of Engineers with an estimated 
        Federal cost not exceeding $15,000,000 (section 201 of 
        the Flood Control Act of 1965).
          (4) Deletion of water quality storage in a Federal 
        reservoir project where the benefits attributable to 
        water quality are 15 percent or more but not greater 
        than 25 percent of the total project benefits (section 
        65 of the Water Resources Development Act of 1974).
          (5) Authorization of a Natural Resources Conservation 
        Service watershed project involving any single 
        structure of more than 4,000 acre feet of total 
        capacity (section 2 of P.L. 566, 83rd Congress).
    (d) Quorum for Taking Testimony.--Two members of the 
Committee or subcommittee shall constitute a quorum for the 
purpose of taking testimony and receiving evidence.
    (e) Record Votes.--A record vote may be demanded by one-
fifth of the members present.
    (f) Postponement of Votes.----
          (1) In general.--In accordance with clause 2(h)(4) of 
        Rule XI of the Rules of the House, the Chair of the 
        Committee or a subcommittee, after consultation with 
        the ranking minority member of the Committee or 
        subcommittee, may----
                  (A) postpone further proceedings when a 
                record vote is ordered on the question of 
                approving a measure or matter or on adopting an 
                amendment; and
                  (B) resume proceedings on a postponed 
                question at any time after reasonable notice.
          (2) Resumption of proceedings.--When proceedings 
        resume on a postponed question, notwithstanding any 
        intervening order for the previous question, an 
        underlying proposition shall remain subject to further 
        debate or amendment to the same extent as when the 
        question was postponed.
    (g) Availability of Record Votes in Electronic Form.--
Pursuant to clause 2(e)(1)(B)(i) of Rule XI of the Rules of the 
House, the Chair shall make the result of any record vote 
publicly available for inspection at reasonable times in the 
offices of the Committee and in electronic form within 48 hours 
of such record vote.

Rule VI. Hearing Procedures

    (a) Announcement of Hearing.----
          (1) Minimum notice period.--Pursuant to clause 
        2(g)(3) of Rule XI of the Rules of the House, the Chair 
        shall make a public announcement of the date, place, 
        and subject matter of a Committee or subcommittee 
        hearing, which may not commence earlier than the one 
        week after such notice.
          (2) Changes in hearing times.--A hearing may commence 
        sooner than announced if the Chair, with concurrence of 
        the ranking minority member, determines there is good 
        cause to begin the hearing sooner or the Committee so 
        determines by majority vote, a quorum being present for 
        the transaction of business. The Chair shall make a 
        public announcement of the hearing time change at the 
        earliest possible opportunity.
          (3) Notification of Daily Digest Clerk.--The clerk of 
        the Committee shall notify the Daily Digest Clerk of 
        the Congressional Record as soon as possible after a 
        public announcement of a time change for a Committee or 
        subcommittee hearing is made under this paragraph.
    (b) Written Statement; Oral Testimony.----
          (1) Filing of statement.--So far as practicable, each 
        witness who is to appear before the Committee or a 
        subcommittee shall file with the clerk of the Committee 
        or subcommittee, at least 2 working days before the day 
        of his or her appearance, a written statement of 
        proposed testimony. The Chair, with the concurrence of 
        the ranking minority member, may take the following 
        actions for failure to comply with this requirement: 
        (A) exclude such witness' written testimony from the 
        hearing record; (B) bar such witness' oral presentation 
        of the testimony; or (C) both (A) and (B). Each witness 
        shall limit his or her oral presentation to a summary 
        of the written statement.
          (2) Truth in testimony information.--Pursuant to 
        clause 2(g)(5) of Rule XI of the Rules of the House, in 
        the case of a witness appearing in a nongovernmental 
        capacity, a written statement of proposed testimony 
        shall include a curriculum vitae and a disclosure of 
        the amount and source of each Federal grant (or 
        subgrant thereof) or contract (or subcontract thereof), 
        or the amount and country of origin of any contract or 
        payment originating with a foreign government, received 
        during the current calendar year or either of the two 
        previous calendar years by the witness or by an entity 
        represented by the witness and related to the subject 
        matter of the hearing.
          (3) Availability of information in electronic form.--
        Statements filed under this paragraph, with appropriate 
        redaction to protect the privacy of the witness, shall 
        be made publicly available in electronic form not later 
        than one day after the witness appears.
    (c) Minority Witnesses.--When any hearing is conducted by 
the Committee or any subcommittee upon any measure or matter, 
the minority party members on the Committee or subcommittee 
shall be entitled, upon request to the Chair by a majority of 
those minority members before the completion of such hearing, 
to call witnesses selected by the minority to testify with 
respect to that measure or matter during at least one day of 
hearing thereon.
    (d) Summary of Subject Matter.--Upon announcement of a 
hearing, to the extent practicable, the Committee shall make 
available immediately to all members of the Committee a concise 
summary of the subject matter (including legislative reports 
and other material) under consideration. In addition, upon 
announcement of a hearing and subsequently as they are 
received, the Chair shall make available to the members of the 
Committee any official reports from departments and agencies on 
such matter.
    (e) Opening Statements; Questioning of Witnesses.----
          (1) Opening Statements.----
                  (A) Chair and Ranking Member.--At a hearing 
                of the Full Committee, the Chair and ranking 
                minority member of the Committee shall each be 
                entitled to present an oral opening statement 
                of five minutes. At a hearing of a 
                subcommittee, the Chair and ranking minority 
                member of the Committee and the Chair and 
                ranking minority member of the subcommittee 
                shall each be entitled to present an opening 
                statement for five minutes.
                  (B) Other Members.--At a hearing of the Full 
                Committee or a subcommittee, other members of 
                the Committee or subcommittee, as appropriate, 
                may submit written opening statements for the 
                record. The Chair presiding over the hearing 
                may permit oral opening statements by other 
                members of the Committee or subcommittee, as 
                appropriate, with the concurrence of the 
                ranking minority member.
          (2) Questioning of Witnesses.--The questioning of 
        witnesses in Committee and subcommittee hearings shall 
        be initiated by the Chair, followed by the ranking 
        minority member and all other members alternating 
        between the majority and minority parties. In 
        recognizing members to question witnesses in this 
        fashion, the Chair shall take into consideration the 
        ratio of the majority to minority members present and 
        shall establish the order of recognition for 
        questioning in such a manner as not to disadvantage the 
        members of the majority nor the members of the 
        minority. The Chair may accomplish this by recognizing 
        two majority members for each minority member 
        recognized.
    (f) Procedures for Questions.----
          (1) In general.--A Committee member may question a 
        witness at a hearing----
                  (A) only when recognized by the Chair for 
                that purpose; and
                  (B) subject to subparagraphs (2) and (3), 
                only for 5 minutes until such time as each 
                member of the Committee or subcommittee who so 
                desires has had an opportunity to question the 
                witness.
    A member shall be limited in his or her remarks to the 
subject matter under consideration. The Chair shall enforce 
this subparagraph.
          (2) Extended questioning of witnesses by members.--
        The Chair of the Committee or a subcommittee, with the 
        concurrence of the ranking minority member, or the 
        Committee or subcommittee by motion, may permit a 
        specified number of its members to question a witness 
        for longer than 5 minutes. The time for extended 
        questioning of a witness under this subdivision shall 
        be equal for the majority party and minority party and 
        may not exceed one hour in the aggregate.
          (3) Extended questioning of witnesses by staff.--The 
        Chair of the Committee or a subcommittee, with the 
        concurrence of the ranking minority member, or the 
        Committee or subcommittee by motion, may permit 
        Committee staff for its majority and minority party 
        members to question a witness for equal specified 
        periods. The time for extended questioning of a witness 
        under this subdivision shall be equal for the majority 
        party and minority party and may not exceed one hour in 
        the aggregate.
          (4) Right to question witnesses following extended 
        questioning.--Nothing in subparagraph (2) or (3) 
        affects the right of a member (other than a member 
        designated under subparagraph (2)) to question a 
        witness for 5 minutes in accordance with subparagraph 
        (1)(B) after the questioning permitted under 
        subparagraph (2) or (3).
    (g) Additional Hearing Procedures.--Clause 2(k) of Rule XI 
of the Rules of the House (relating to additional rules for 
hearings) applies to hearings of the Committee and its 
subcommittees.

Rule VII. Procedures for Reporting Bills, Resolutions, and Reports

    (a) Filing of Reports.----
          (1) In general.--The Chair of the Committee shall 
        report promptly to the House any measure or matter 
        approved by the Committee and take necessary steps to 
        bring the measure or matter to a vote.
          (2) Requests for reporting.--The report of the 
        Committee on a measure or matter which has been 
        approved by the Committee shall be filed within 7 
        calendar days (exclusive of days on which the House is 
        not in session) after the day on which there has been 
        filed with the clerk of the Committee a written 
        request, signed by a majority of the members of the 
        Committee, for the reporting of that measure or matter. 
        Upon the filing of any such request, the clerk of the 
        Committee shall transmit immediately to the Chair of 
        the Committee notice of the filing of that request.
    (b) Quorum; Record Votes.----
          (1) Quorum.--No measure, matter, or recommendation 
        shall be reported from the Committee unless a majority 
        of the Committee was actually present.
          (2) Record votes.--With respect to each record vote 
        on a motion to report any measure or matter of a public 
        character, and on any amendment offered to the measure 
        or matter, the total number of votes cast for and 
        against, and the names of those members voting for and 
        against, shall be included in the Committee report on 
        the measure or matter.
    (c) Required Matters.--The report of the Committee on a 
measure or matter which has been approved by the Committee 
shall include the items required to be included by the rules 
and orders of the House applicable in the One Hundred Sixteenth 
Congress.
    (d) Additional Views.--If, at the time of approval of any 
measure or matter by the Committee, any member of the Committee 
gives notice of intention to file supplemental, minority, 
additional, or dissenting views, all members shall be entitled 
to not less than two additional calendar days after the day of 
such notice (excluding Saturdays, Sundays, and legal holidays) 
in which to file such written and signed views in accordance 
with clause 2(l) of Rule XI of the Rules of the House.
    (e) Activities Report.----
          (1) In general.--Not later than January 2 of each odd 
        numbered year, the Committee shall submit to the House 
        a report on the activities of the Committee.
          (2) Contents.--The report shall include----
                  (A) separate sections summarizing the 
                legislative and oversight activities of the 
                Committee under Rules X and XI of the Rules of 
                the House during the Congress;
                  (B) a summary of the oversight plan submitted 
                by the Committee under clause 2(d) of Rule X of 
                the Rules of the House;
                  (C) a summary of the actions taken and 
                recommendations made with respect to the 
                oversight plan specified in subdivision (B);
                  (D) a summary of any additional oversight 
                activities undertaken by the Committee and any 
                recommendations made or actions taken thereon; 
                and
                  (E) a delineation of any hearings held 
                pursuant to clauses 2(n), (o), or (p) of Rule 
                XI of the Rules of the House.
          (3) Filing.--After an adjournment sine die of the 
        last regular session of a Congress, or after December 
        15 of an even numbered year, whichever occurs first, 
        the Chair may file the report described in subparagraph 
        (1) with the Clerk of the House at any time and without 
        approval of the Committee, provided that----
                  (A) a copy of the report has been available 
                to each member of the Committee for at least 
                seven calendar days; and
                  (B) the report includes any supplemental, 
                minority, additional, or dissenting views 
                submitted by a member of the Committee.
    (f) Other Committee Materials.----
          (1) In general.--All Committee and subcommittee 
        prints, reports, documents, or other materials, not 
        otherwise provided for under this rule, that purport to 
        express publicly the views of the Committee or any of 
        its subcommittees or members of the Committee or its 
        subcommittees shall be approved by the Committee or the 
        subcommittee prior to printing and distribution and any 
        member shall be given an opportunity to have views 
        included as part of such material prior to printing, 
        release, and distribution in accordance with paragraph 
        (d) of this rule.
          (2) Documents containing views other than member 
        views.--A Committee or subcommittee document containing 
        views other than those of members of the Committee or 
        subcommittee shall not be published without approval of 
        the Committee or subcommittee.
          (3) Disclaimer.--All Committee or subcommittee 
        reports printed pursuant to legislative study or 
        investigation and not approved by a majority vote of 
        the Committee or subcommittee, as appropriate, shall 
        contain the following disclaimer on the cover of such 
        report: ``This report has not been officially adopted 
        by the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure 
        (or pertinent subcommittee thereof) and may not 
        therefore necessarily reflect the views of its 
        members.''.
          (4) Compilations of laws.--To the maximum extent 
        practicable, the Committee shall publish a compilation 
        of laws under the jurisdiction of each subcommittee.
    (g) Availability of Publications.--Pursuant to clause 
2(e)(4) of Rule XI of the Rules of the House, the Committee 
shall make its publications available in electronic form to the 
maximum extent feasible.

Rule VIII. Establishment of Subcommittees; Size and Party Ratios

    (a) Establishment.--There shall be 6 standing 
subcommittees. These subcommittees, with the following sizes 
(including delegates) and majority/minority ratios, are:
          (1) Subcommittee on Aviation (39 Members: 22 Majority 
        and 17 Minority).
          (2) Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime 
        Transportation ((16 Members: 9 Majority and 7 
        Minority).
          (3) Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public 
        Buildings, and Emergency Management (15 Members: 9 
        Majority and 6 Minority).
          (4) Subcommittee on Highways and Transit (56 Members: 
        31 Majority and 25 Minority).
          (5) Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and 
        Hazardous Materials (34 Members: 19 Majority and 15 
        Minority).
          (6) Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment 
        (32 Members: 18 Majority and 14 Minority).
    (b) Ex Officio Members.--The Chair and ranking minority 
member of the Committee shall serve as ex officio voting 
members on each subcommittee.
    (c) Ratios.--On each subcommittee there shall be a ratio of 
majority party members to minority party members which shall be 
no less favorable to the majority party than the ratio for the 
Full Committee. In calculating the ratio of majority party 
members to minority party members, there shall be included the 
ex officio members of the subcommittees.

Rule IX. Powers and Duties of Subcommittees

    (a) Authority To Sit.--Each subcommittee is authorized to 
meet, hold hearings, receive evidence, and report to the Full 
Committee on all matters referred to it or under its 
jurisdiction. Subcommittee chairmen shall set dates for 
hearings and meetings of their respective subcommittees after 
consultation with the Chair and other subcommittee chairmen 
with a view toward avoiding simultaneous scheduling of Full 
Committee and subcommittee meetings or hearings whenever 
possible.
    (b) Consideration by Committee.--Each bill, resolution, or 
other matter favorably reported by a subcommittee shall 
automatically be placed upon the agenda of the Committee. Any 
such matter reported by a subcommittee shall not be considered 
by the Committee unless it has been delivered to the offices of 
all members of the Committee at least 48 hours before the 
meeting, unless the Chair determines that the matter is of such 
urgency that it should be given early consideration. Where 
practicable, such matters shall be accompanied by a comparison 
with present law and a section-by-section analysis.

Rule X. Referral of Legislation to Subcommittees

    (a) General Requirement.--Except where the Chair of the 
Committee determines, in consultation with the majority members 
of the Committee, that consideration is to be by the Full 
Committee, each bill, resolution, investigation, or other 
matter which relates to a subject listed under the jurisdiction 
of any subcommittee established in Committee Rule VIII referred 
to or initiated by the Full Committee shall be referred by the 
Chair to all subcommittees of appropriate jurisdiction within 
two weeks. All bills shall be referred to the subcommittee of 
proper jurisdiction without regard to whether the author is or 
is not a member of the subcommittee.
    (b) Recall from Subcommittee.--A bill, resolution, or other 
matter referred to a subcommittee in accordance with this rule 
may be recalled therefrom at any time by a vote of a majority 
of the members of the Committee voting, a quorum being present, 
for the Committee's direct consideration or for reference to 
another subcommittee.
    (c) Multiple Referrals.--In carrying out this rule with 
respect to any matter, the Chair may refer the matter 
simultaneously to two or more subcommittees for concurrent 
consideration or for consideration in sequence (subject to 
appropriate time limitations in the case of any subcommittee 
after the first), or divide the matter into two or more parts 
(reflecting different subjects and jurisdictions) and refer 
each such part to a different subcommittee, or make such other 
provisions as he or she considers appropriate.

Rule XI. Recommendation of Conferees

    The Chair of the Committee shall recommend to the Speaker 
as conferees the names of those members (1) of the majority 
party selected by the Chair, and (2) of the minority party 
selected by the ranking minority member of the Committee. 
Recommendations of conferees to the Speaker shall provide a 
ratio of majority party members to minority party members which 
shall be no less favorable to the majority party than the ratio 
for the Committee.

Rule XII. Oversight

    (a) Purpose.--The Committee shall carry out oversight 
responsibilities as provided in this rule in order to assist 
the House in----
          (1) its analysis, appraisal, and evaluation of----
                  (A) the application, administration, 
                execution, and effectiveness of the laws 
                enacted by the Congress; or
                  (B) conditions and circumstances which may 
                indicate the necessity or desirability of 
                enacting new or additional legislation; and
          (2) its formulation, consideration, and enactment of 
        such modifications or changes in those laws, and of 
        such additional legislation, as may be necessary or 
        appropriate.
    (b) Oversight Plan.--Not later than March 1 of the first 
session of each Congress, the Chair shall submit to the 
Committee on Oversight and Reform and the Committee on House 
Administration its oversight plan for that Congress in 
accordance with clause 2(d)(1) of Rule X of the Rules of the 
House.
    (c) Review of Laws and Programs.--The Committee and the 
appropriate subcommittees shall cooperatively review and study, 
on a continuing basis, the application, administration, 
execution, and effectiveness of those laws, or parts of laws, 
the subject matter of which is within the jurisdiction of the 
Committee, and the organization and operation of the Federal 
agencies and entities having responsibilities in or for the 
administration and execution thereof, in order to determine 
whether such laws and the programs thereunder are being 
implemented and carried out in accordance with the intent of 
the Congress and whether such programs should be continued, 
curtailed, or eliminated. In addition, the Committee and the 
appropriate subcommittees shall cooperatively review and study 
any conditions or circumstances which may indicate the 
necessity or desirability of enacting new or additional 
legislation within the jurisdiction of the Committee (whether 
or not any bill or resolution has been introduced with respect 
thereto), and shall on a continuing basis undertake future 
research and forecasting on matters within the jurisdiction of 
the Committee.
    (d) Review of Tax Policies.--The Committee and the 
appropriate subcommittees shall cooperatively review and study 
on a continuing basis the impact or probable impact of tax 
policies affecting subjects within the jurisdiction of the 
Committee.

Rule XIII. Review of Continuing Programs; Budget Act
                    Provisions

    (a) Ensuring Annual Appropriations.--The Committee shall, 
in its consideration of all bills and joint resolutions of a 
public character within its jurisdiction, ensure that 
appropriations for continuing programs and activities of the 
Federal Government and the District of Columbia government will 
be made annually to the maximum extent feasible and consistent 
with the nature, requirements, and objectives of the programs 
and activities involved.
    (b) Review of Multi-Year Appropriations.--The Committee 
shall review, from time to time, each continuing program within 
its jurisdiction for which appropriations are not made annually 
in order to ascertain whether such program could be modified so 
that appropriations therefore would be made annually.
    (c) Views and Estimates.--In accordance with clause 4(f)(1) 
of Rule X of the Rules of the House, the Committee shall submit 
to the Committee on the Budget----
          (1) its views and estimates with respect to all 
        matters to be set forth in the concurrent resolution on 
        the budget for the ensuing fiscal year which are within 
        its jurisdiction or functions; and
          (2) an estimate of the total amount of new budget 
        authority, and budget outlays resulting therefrom, to 
        be provided or authorized in all bills and resolutions 
        within its jurisdiction which it intends to be 
        effective during that fiscal year.
    (d) Budget Allocations.--As soon as practicable after a 
concurrent resolution on the budget for any fiscal year is 
agreed to, the Committee (after consulting with the appropriate 
committee or committees of the Senate) shall subdivide any 
allocations made to it in the joint explanatory statement 
accompanying the conference report on such resolution, and 
promptly report such subdivisions to the House, in the manner 
provided by section 302 of the Congressional Budget Act of 
1974.
    (e) Reconciliation.--Whenever the Committee is directed in 
a concurrent resolution on the budget to determine and 
recommend changes in laws, bills, or resolutions under the 
reconciliation process, it shall promptly make such 
determination and recommendations, and report a reconciliation 
bill or resolution (or both) to the House or submit such 
recommendations to the Committee on the Budget, in accordance 
with the Congressional Budget Act of 1974.

Rule XIV. Records

    (a) Keeping of Records.--The Committee shall keep a 
complete record of all Committee action which shall include----
          (1) in the case of any meeting or hearing 
        transcripts, a substantially verbatim account of 
        remarks actually made during the proceedings, subject 
        only to technical, grammatical, and typographical 
        corrections authorized by the person making the remarks 
        involved; and
          (2) a record of the votes on any question on which a 
        record vote is taken.
    (b) Public Inspection.--The result of each such record vote 
shall be made available by the Committee for inspection by the 
public at reasonable times in the offices of the Committee. 
Information so available for public inspection shall include a 
description of the amendment, motion, order, or other 
proposition and the name of each member voting for and each 
member voting against such amendment, motion, order, or 
proposition, and the names of those members present but not 
voting.
    (c) Property of the House.--All Committee records 
(including hearings, data, charts, and files) shall be kept 
separate and distinct from the congressional office records of 
the member serving as Chair of the Committee; and such records 
shall be the property of the House and all members of the House 
shall have access thereto.
    (d) Availability of Archived Records.--The records of the 
Committee at the National Archives and Records Administration 
shall be made available for public use in accordance with Rule 
VII of the Rules of the House. The Chair shall notify the 
ranking minority member of the Committee of any decision, 
pursuant to clause 3(b)(3) or clause 4(b) of such rule, to 
withhold a record otherwise available, and the matter shall be 
presented to the Committee for a determination on written 
request of any member of the Committee.
    (e) Authority To Print.--The Committee is authorized to 
have printed and bound testimony and other data presented at 
hearings held by the Committee. All costs of stenographic 
services and transcripts in connection with any meeting or 
hearing of the Committee shall be paid as provided in clause 
1(c) of Rule XI of the House.

Rule XV. Committee Budgets

    (a) Biennial Budget.--The Chair, in consultation with the 
chair of each subcommittee, the majority members of the 
Committee, and the minority members of the Committee, shall, 
for each Congress, prepare a consolidated Committee budget. 
Such budget shall include necessary amounts for staff 
personnel, necessary travel, investigation, and other expenses 
of the Committee.
    (b) Additional Expenses.--Authorization for the payment of 
additional or unforeseen Committee expenses may be procured by 
one or more additional expense resolutions processed in the 
same manner as set out herein.
    (c) Travel Requests.--The Chair or any chair of a 
subcommittee may initiate necessary travel requests as provided 
in Committee Rule XVII within the limits of the consolidated 
budget as approved by the House and the Chair may execute 
necessary vouchers thereof.
    (d) Monthly Reports.--Once monthly, the Chair shall submit 
to the Committee on House Administration, in writing, a full 
and detailed accounting of all expenditures made during the 
period since the last such accounting from the amount budgeted 
to the Committee. Such report shall show the amount and purpose 
of such expenditure and the budget to which such expenditure is 
attributed. A copy of such monthly report shall be available in 
the Committee office for review by members of the Committee.

Rule XVI. Committee Staff

    (a) Appointment by Chair.--The Chair shall appoint and 
determine the remuneration of, and may remove, the employees of 
the Committee not assigned to the minority. The staff of the 
Committee not assigned to the minority shall be under the 
general supervision and direction of the Chair, who shall 
establish and assign the duties and responsibilities of such 
staff members and delegate such authority as he or she 
determines appropriate.
    (b) Appointment by Ranking Minority Member.--The ranking 
minority member of the Committee shall appoint and determine 
the remuneration of, and may remove, the staff assigned to the 
minority within the budget approved for such purposes. The 
staff assigned to the minority shall be under the general 
supervision and direction of the ranking minority member of the 
Committee who may delegate such authority as he or she 
determines appropriate.
    (c) Intention Regarding Staff.--It is intended that the 
skills and experience of all members of the Committee staff 
shall be available to all members of the Committee.

Rule XVII. Travel of Members and Staff

    (a) Approval.--Consistent with the primary expense 
resolution and such additional expense resolutions as may have 
been approved, the provisions of this rule shall govern travel 
of Committee members and staff. Travel to be reimbursed from 
funds set aside for the Committee for any member or any staff 
member shall be paid only upon the prior authorization of the 
Chair. Travel shall be authorized by the Chair for any member 
and any staff member in connection with the attendance of 
hearings conducted by the Committee or any subcommittee and 
meetings, conferences, and investigations which involve 
activities or subject matter under the general jurisdiction of 
the Committee. Before such authorization is given there shall 
be submitted to the Chair in writing the following:
          (1) The purpose of the travel.
          (2) The dates during which the travel is to be made 
        and the date or dates of the event for which the travel 
        is being made.
          (3) The location of the event for which the travel is 
        to be made.
          (4) The names of members and staff seeking 
        authorization.
    (b) Subcommittee Travel.--In the case of travel of members 
and staff of a subcommittee to hearings, meetings, conferences, 
and investigations involving activities or subject matter under 
the legislative assignment of such subcommittee, prior 
authorization must be obtained from the subcommittee chair and 
the Chair. Such prior authorization shall be given by the Chair 
only upon the representation by the chair of such subcommittee 
in writing setting forth those items enumerated in 
subparagraphs (1), (2), (3), and (4) of paragraph (a) and that 
there has been a compliance where applicable with Committee 
Rule VI.
    (c) Travel Outside the United States.----
          (1) In general.--In the case of travel outside the 
        United States of members and staff of the Committee or 
        of a subcommittee for the purpose of conducting 
        hearings, investigations, studies, or attending 
        meetings and conferences involving activities or 
        subject matter under the legislative assignment of the 
        Committee or pertinent subcommittee, prior 
        authorization must be obtained from the Chair, or, in 
        the case of a subcommittee from the subcommittee chair 
        and the Chair. Before such authorization is given there 
        shall be submitted to the Chair, in writing, a request 
        for such authorization. Each request, which shall be 
        filed in a manner that allows for a reasonable period 
        of time for review before such travel is scheduled to 
        begin, shall include the following:
                  (A) The purpose of the travel.
                  (B) The dates during which the travel will 
                occur.
                  (C) The names of the countries to be visited 
                and the length of time to be spent in each.
                  (D) An agenda of anticipated activities for 
                each country for which travel is authorized 
                together with a description of the purpose to 
                be served and the areas of Committee 
                jurisdiction involved.
                  (E) The names of members and staff for whom 
                authorization is sought.
          (2) Initiation of requests.--Requests for travel 
        outside the United States may be initiated by the Chair 
        or the chair of a subcommittee (except that individuals 
        may submit a request to the Chair for the purpose of 
        attending a conference or meeting) and shall be limited 
        to members and permanent employees of the Committee.
    (d) Reports by Members and Staff.--Within 15 legislative 
days from the conclusion of any hearing, investigation, study, 
meeting, or conference for which travel has been authorized 
pursuant to this rule, each member and staff member involved in 
such travel shall submit a written report to the Chair covering 
the activities and other pertinent observations or information 
gained as a result of such travel.
    (e) Applicability of Laws, Rules, Policies.--Members and 
staff of the Committee performing authorized travel on official 
business shall be governed by applicable laws, resolutions, or 
regulations of the House and of the Committees on House 
Administration and Ethics pertaining to such travel, and by the 
travel policy of the Committee.

Rule XVIII. Committee Panels

    (a) Designation.--In accordance with clause 5(b)(2)(C) of 
Rule X of the Rules of the House, the Chair of the Committee, 
with the concurrence of the ranking minority member, may 
designate a panel of the Committee consisting of members of the 
Committee to inquire into and take testimony on a matter or 
matters that fall within the jurisdiction of more than one 
subcommittee and to report to the Committee.
    (b) Duration.--No panel designated under paragraph (a) 
shall continue in existence for more than six months after the 
date of the designation.
    (c) Party Ratios and Appointment.--The ratio of majority 
members to minority members on a panel designated under 
paragraph (a) shall be as close as practicable to the ratio of 
the Full Committee. All majority members of the panels shall be 
appointed by the Chair of the Committee, and all minority 
members shall be appointed by the ranking minority member of 
the Committee. The Chair of the Committee shall choose one of 
the majority members so appointed to serve as Chair of the 
panel. The ranking minority member of the Committee shall 
similarly choose the ranking minority member of the panel.
    (d) Ex Officio Members.--The Chair and ranking minority 
member of the Committee may serve as ex-officio members of a 
panel designated under paragraph (a). The Chair and ranking 
minority member are authorized to vote on matters that arise 
before the panel and shall be counted to satisfy the quorum 
requirement for any purpose.
    (e) Jurisdiction.--No panel designated under paragraph (a) 
shall have legislative jurisdiction.
    (f) Applicability of Committee Rules.--A panel designated 
under paragraph (a) shall be subject to all Committee Rules 
herein.

                                    
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