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RULES OF THE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION AND LABOR
[House Prints, 116th Congress]
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                                  RULES

                                  OF THE

                          COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION

                                AND LABOR

                               __________

                      U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                               116 Congress

                               __________

                               
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                         Adopted January 29, 2019

                        Printed for the use of the
                     Committee on Education and Labor                  
                 
              
                                                                  
                                   RULES
 
                                   OF THE
 
                           COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION
 
                                 AND LABOR
 
                                __________
 
                       U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 
                                116 Congress
 
                                __________
 
                                
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                          Adopted January 29, 2019
 
                         Printed for the use of the
                      Committee on Education and Labor





                      U.S. House of Representatives

                     Committee on Education and Labor

                               116 Congress

              ROBERT C. ``BOBBY'' SCOTT, Virginia, Chairman

Susan A. Davis, California           Virginia Foxx, North Carolina,
Raul M. Grijalva, Arizona            Ranking Member
Joe Courtney, Connecticut            David P. Roe, Tennessee
Marcia L. Fudge, Ohio                Glenn Thompson, Pennsylvania
Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan,      Tim Walberg, Michigan
  Northern Mariana Islands           Brett Guthrie, Kentucky
Frederica S. Wilson, Florida         Bradley Byrne, Alabama
Suzanne Bonamici, Oregon             Glenn Grothman, Wisconsin
Mark Takano, California              Elise M. Stefanik, New York
Alma S. Adams, North Carolina        Rick W. Allen, Georgia
Mark DeSaulnier, California          Francis Rooney, Florida
Donald Norcross, New Jersey          Lloyd Smucker, Pennsylvania
Pramila Jayapal, Washington          Jim Banks, Indiana
Joseph D. Morelle, New York          Mark Walker, North Carolina
Susan Wild, Pennsylvania             James Comer, Kentucky
Josh Harder, California              Ben Cline, Virginia
Lucy McBath, Georgia                 Russ Fulcher, Idaho
Kim Schrier, Washington              Van Taylor, Texas
Lauren Underwood, Illinois           Steve Watkins, Kansas
Jahana Hayes, Connecticut            Ron Wright, Texas
Donna E. Shalala, Florida            Daniel Meuser, Pennsylvania
Andy Levin, Michigan*                William R. Timmons, IV, South 
Ilhan Omar, Minnesota                Carolina
David J. Trone, Maryland             Dusty Johnson, South Dakota
Haley M. Stevens, Michigan
Susie Lee, Nevada
Lori Trahan, Massachusetts
Joaquin Castro, Texas
* Vice-Chair

                    Veronique Pluviose, Staff Director
                  Brandon Renz, Minority Staff Director

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RULE 1. REGULAR, ADDITIONAL AND SPECIAL MEETINGS.....................  1
RULE 2. STANDING SUBCOMMITTEES AND JURISDICTION......................  2
RULE 3. EX OFFICIO MEMBERSHIP  ......................................  4
RULE 4. SUBCOMMITTEE SCHEDULING ....................................   4
RULE 5. SUBCOMMITTEE RULES...........................................  4
RULE 6. SPECIAL ASSIGNMENT OF MEMBERS ..............................   4
RULE 7. HEARING PROCEDURE ...........................................  5
RULE 8. QUESTIONING OF HEARING WITNESSES ...........................   6
RULE 9. SUBPOENA AUTHORITY ..........................................  7
RULE 10. DEPOSITION PROCEDURE........................................  7
RULE 11. QUORUMS....................................................  10
RULE 12. REFAL OF BILLS, RESOLUTIONS, AND OTHER MATTERS ............  10
RULE 13. VOTES........................................... ..........  12
RULE 14. RECORDS AND ROLLCALLS .....................................  12
RULE 15. REPORTS ............................................. .....  14
RULE 16. APPOINTMENT OF CONFEREES, NOTICE OF CONFERENCE MEETINGS, AND 
  CONFERENCE MOTION.................................................  16
RULE 17. MEASURES TO BE CONSIDERED UNDER SUSPENSION ...  ...........  17
RULE 18. BROADCASTING OF COMMITTEE HEARINGS AND MEETINGS ...........  17
RULE 19. COMMITTEE STAFF............................................  18
RULE 20. SUPERVISION AND DUTIES OF COMMITTEE 
  STAFF.............................................................  18
RULE 21. AUTHORIZATION FOR TRAVEL ..................................  19
RULE 22. BUDGET AND EXPENSES........................................  20
RULE 23. CHANGES IN COMMITTEE RULES ................................  22

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            RULE 1. REGULAR, ADDITIONAL, AND SPECIAL MEETINGS
  (a) Regular meetings of the Committee shall be held on the second 
Wednesday of each month at 10:00 a.m., while the House is in session. The 
Committee shall meet for the consideration of a bill or resolution 
pending before the Committee or the transaction of other committee 
business on regular meeting days fixed by the Committee if notice is 
given in accordance with paragraph (g)(3) of Rule XI of the Rules of the 
House of Representatives.
  (b) 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.
  (c) 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. Immediately upon the filing of the request, the 
staff director of the Committee shall notify the Chair of the filing of 
the request. If, within three calendar days after the filing of the 
request, the Chair does not call the requested special meeting to be held 
within seven 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. Immediately upon the filing of the 
notice, the staff director 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. Such notice shall 
also be made publicly available in electronic form and shall satisfy the 
notice requirements in clause (g)(3)(A)(ii) of Rule XI of the Rules of 
the House of Representatives. The Committee shall meet on that date and 
hour and only the measure or matter specified in that notice may be 
considered at that special meeting.
  (d) Legislative meetings of the Committee and its subcommittees shall 
be open to the public, including radio, television, and still photography 
coverage, unless such meetings are closed pursuant to the requirements of 
the Rules of the House of Representatives. No business meeting of the 
Committee, other than regularly scheduled meetings, may be held without 
each member being given reasonable notice.
  (e) The Chair of the Committee or of a subcommittee, as appropriate, 
shall preside at meetings or hearings. In the absence of the Chair of the 
Committee or of a subcommittee, members shall preside as provided in 
clause 2(d) of Rule XI of the Rules of the House of Representatives. No 
person other than a Member of Congress or Congressional staff may walk 
in, stand in, or be seated at the rostrum area during a meeting or 
hearing of the Committee or subcommittee unless authorized by the Chair.

             RULE 2. STANDING SUBCOMMITTEES AND JURISDICTION
  (a) There shall be five standing subcommittees. In addition to 
conducting oversight in the area of their respective jurisdictions as 
required in clause 2 of Rule X of the Rules of the House of 
Representatives, each subcommittee shall have the following jurisdiction:
      Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary 
  Education.--Education from early learning through the high school 
  level, including but not limited to early care and education programs 
  such as the Head Start Act and the Child Care and Development Block 
  Grant Act, special education, and homeless and migrant education; 
  overseas dependent schools; career and technical education; school 
  climate and safety, including alcohol and drug abuse prevention; 
  educational equity, including facilities; educational research and 
  improvement, including the Institute of Education Sciences; and pre-
  service and in-service teacher professional development, including 
  Title II of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act and Title of II 
  of the Higher Education Act.
      Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Investment.--
  Education and workforce development beyond the high school level, 
  including but not limited to higher education generally, postsecondary 
  student assistance and employment services, and the Higher Education 
  Act, including campus safety and climate; adult education; 
  postsecondary career and technical education, apprenticeship programs, 
  and workforce development, including but not limited to the Workforce 
  Innovation and Opportunity Act, vocational rehabilitation, and 
  workforce development programs from immigration fees; programs related 
  to the arts and humanities, museum and library services, and arts and 
  artifacts indemnity; science and technology programs; and domestic 
  volunteer programs and national service programs, including the 
  Corporation for National and Community Service.
      Subcommittee on Workforce Protections.--Wages and hours of workers, 
  including but not limited to the Davis-Bacon Act, the Walsh-Healey Act, 
  the Service Contract Act, and the Fair Labor Standards Act; workers' 
  compensation, including but not limited to the Federal Employees' 
  Compensation Act, the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act, 
  and the Black Lung Benefits Act; the Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural 
  Worker Protection Act; the Family and Medical Leave Act; the Worker 
  Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act; the Employee Polygraph 
  Protection Act of 1988; trade, international labor rights, and 
  immigration issues as they affect employers and workers; and workers' 
  safety and health, including but not limited to occupational safety and 
  health, mine safety and health, and migrant and agricultural worker 
  safety and health.
      Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions.--Matters 
  dealing with relationships between employers and employees, including 
  but not limited to the National Labor Relations Act, the Labor-
  Management Relations Act, and the Labor-Management Reporting and 
  Disclosure Act; the Bureau of Labor Statistics; and employment-related 
  health and retirement security, including but not limited to pension, 
  health, other employee benefits, and the Employee Retirement Income 
  Security Act.
      Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Human Services.--Matters relating 
  to equal employment opportunities and civil rights generally; welfare 
  reform programs, including but not limited to work incentive programs 
  and welfare-to-work requirements; poverty and human services programs, 
  including but not limited to the Community Services Block Grant Act and 
  the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program; the Native American 
  Programs Act; school lunch and child nutrition programs; matters 
  dealing with programs and services for the elderly, including but not 
  limited to nutrition programs and the Older Americans Act; adolescent 
  development programs, including but not limited to those providing for 
  the care and treatment of certain at-risk youth such as the Juvenile 
  Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act and the Runaway and Homeless 
  Youth Act; and matters dealing with child abuse and domestic violence, 
  including but not limited to the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment 
  Act and child adoption.
  (b) The majority party members of the Committee may provide for such 
temporary, ad hoc subcommittees as determined to be appropriate.

                      RULE 3. EX OFFICIO MEMBERSHIP
  The Chair of the Committee and the ranking minority party member 
(``Ranking Member'') shall be ex officio members, but not voting members, 
of each subcommittee to which such Chair or Ranking Member has not been 
assigned.

                     RULE 4. SUBCOMMITTEE SCHEDULING
  (a) Subcommittee chair shall set meeting or hearing dates after 
consultation with the Chair and other subcommittee chair with a view 
toward avoiding simultaneous scheduling of Committee and subcommittee 
meetings or hearings, wherever possible. No such meetings or hearings, 
however, shall be held outside of Washington, D.C., or during a recess or 
adjournment of the House of Representatives without the prior 
authorization of the Committee Chair. Where practicable, 14 days' notice 
will be given of such meeting or hearing.
  (b) Available dates for subcommittee meetings during the session shall 
be assigned by the Chair to the subcommittees as nearly as practicable in 
rotation and in accordance with their workloads. As far as practicable, 
the Chair shall not schedule simultaneous subcommittee markups, a 
subcommittee markup during a full Committee markup, or any hearing during 
a markup.

                        RULE 5. SUBCOMMITTEE RULES
  The rules of the Committee shall be the rules of its subcommittees.

                  RULE 6. SPECIAL ASSIGNMENT OF MEMBERS
  To facilitate the oversight and other legislative and investigative 
activities of the Committee, the Chair of the Committee may, at the 
request of a subcommittee chair, make a temporary assignment of any 
member of the Committee to such subcommittee for the purpose of 
constituting a quorum and of enabling such member to participate in any 
public hearing, investigation, or study by such subcommittee to be held 
outside of Washington, D.C. Any member of the Committee may attend public 
hearings of any subcommittee and any member of the Committee may question 
witnesses only when they have been recognized by the Chair for that 
purpose.

                        RULE 7. HEARING PROCEDURE
  (a) The Chair, in the case of hearings to be conducted by the 
Committee, and the appropriate subcommittee chair, in the case of 
hearings to be conducted by a subcommittee, shall make public 
announcement of the date, place, and subject matter of any hearing to be 
conducted on any measure or matter at least one week before the 
commencement of that hearing unless the Chair of the Committee, with the 
concurrence of the Ranking Member, determines that there is good cause to 
begin such hearing at an earlier date or the Committee so determines by 
majority vote in the presence of the number of members required under the 
rules of the Committee for the transaction of business. In the latter 
event, the Chair or the subcommittee chair, as the case may be, shall 
have such an announcement promptly published in the Daily Digest and made 
publicly available in electronic form. To the extent practicable, the 
Chair or the subcommittee chair shall make public announcement of the 
final list of witnesses scheduled to testify at least 48 hours before the 
commencement of the hearing. The staff director of the Committee shall 
promptly notify the Daily Digest Clerk of the Congressional Record as 
soon as practicable after such public announcement is made.
  (b) Subcommittees are authorized to hold hearings, receive exhibits, 
hear witnesses, and report to the Committee for final action, together 
with such recommendations as may be agreed upon by the subcommittee.
  (c) All opening statements at hearings conducted by the Committee or 
any subcommittee will be made part of the permanent written record. 
Opening statements by members may not be presented orally, unless the 
Chair of the Committee or any subcommittee determines that one statement 
from the Chair or a designee will be presented, in which case the Ranking 
Member or a designee may also make a statement. If a witness scheduled to 
testify at any hearing of the Committee or any subcommittee is a 
constituent of a member of the Committee or subcommittee, such member 
shall be entitled to briefly introduce such witness at the hearing.
  (d) To the extent practicable, witnesses who are to appear before the 
Committee or a subcommittee shall file with the staff director of the 
Committee, at least 48 hours in advance of their appearance, a written 
statement of their proposed testimony, together with a brief summary 
thereof, and shall limit their oral presentation to a summary thereof. 
The staff director of the Committee shall promptly furnish to the staff 
director of the minority a copy of such testimony submitted to the 
Committee pursuant to this rule. The Chair of the Committee, or a member 
designated by the Chair, may administer oaths to witnesses.
  (e) When any hearing is conducted by the Committee or any subcommittee 
upon any measure or matter, the minority party members on the Committee 
shall be entitled, upon request to the Chair by a majority of those 
minority party 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. The 
minority party may waive this right by calling at least one witness 
during a Committee hearing or subcommittee hearing.
  (f) In the conduct of hearings of subcommittees sitting jointly, the 
rules otherwise applicable to all subcommittees shall likewise apply to 
joint subcommittee hearings for purposes of such shared consideration.

                 RULE 8. QUESTIONING OF HEARING WITNESSES
  (a) Subject to clauses (b), (c), and (d), a Committee member may 
question hearing witnesses only when the member has been recognized by 
the Chair for that purpose, and only for a five-minute period until all 
members present have had an opportunity to question a witness. The 
questioning of witnesses in both Committee and subcommittee hearings 
shall be initiated by the Chair, followed by the Ranking Member and all 
other members alternating between the majority and minority party. The 
Chair shall exercise discretion in determining the order in which members 
will be recognized. In recognizing members to question witnesses in this 
fashion, the Chair shall take into consideration the ratio of the 
majority to minority party members present and shall establish the order 
of recognition for questioning in such a manner as not to place the 
members of the majority party in a disadvantageous position.
  (b) The Chair may permit a specified number of members to question a 
witness for longer than five minutes. The time for extended questioning 
of a witness under this clause shall be equal for the majority party and 
the minority party and may not exceed one hour in the aggregate.
  (c) The Chair may permit Committee staff for the majority and the 
minority party members to question a witness for equal specified periods. 
The time for extended questioning of a witness under this clause shall be 
equal for the majority party and the minority party and may not exceed 
one hour in the aggregate.
  (d) In an investigative hearing or in an executive session, the Chair's 
authority to extend questioning under subsection (b) and (c) of this rule 
shall be equal for the majority and the minority party and may not exceed 
one hour in the aggregate, and shall only be conducted by counsel for the 
majority and the minority party when authorized under subsection (c) of 
this rule.

                        RULE 9. SUBPOENA AUTHORITY
  The power to authorize and issue subpoenas is delegated to the Chair of 
the full Committee, as provided for under clause 2(m)(3)(A)(i) of Rule XI 
of the Rules of the House of Representatives. The Chair shall notify the 
Ranking Member prior to issuing any subpoena under such authority. To the 
extent practicable, the Chair shall consult with the Ranking Member at 
least 24 hours in advance of a subpoena being issued under such 
authority, excluding Saturdays, Sundays, and federal holidays. As soon as 
practicable after issuing any subpoena under such authority, the Chair 
shall notify in writing all members of the Committee of the issuance of 
the subpoena.

                      RULE 10. DEPOSITION PROCEDURE
  (a) In accordance with Section 103 of H. Res. 6, regarding deposition 
authority in the House of Representatives, the Chair, upon consultation 
with the Ranking Member, may order the taking of depositions pursuant to 
notice or subpoena as contemplated by this rule.
  (b) The Chair or majority staff shall consult with the Ranking Member 
or minority staff no less than three business days before any notice or 
subpoena for a deposition is issued. After such consultation, all members 
shall receive written notice that a notice or subpoena for a deposition 
will be issued.
  (c) A notice or subpoena issued under this rule shall specify the date, 
time, and place of the deposition and the method or methods by which the 
deposition will be recorded. Prior to testifying, a deponent shall be 
provided with a copy of the Committee's rules and the Rules of the House 
of Representatives.
  (d)(1) A deposition shall be conducted by one or more members or 
Committee counsel as designated by the Chair or Ranking Member.
      (2) A deposition shall be taken under oath or affirmation 
  administered by a member or a person otherwise authorized to administer 
  oaths and affirmations.
  (e) A deponent may be accompanied at a deposition by counsel to advise 
the deponent of the deponent's rights. Only members and Committee 
counsel, however, may examine the deponent. No one may be present at a 
deposition other than members, Committee staff designated by the Chair or 
Ranking Member, such individuals as may be required to administer the 
oath or affirmation and transcribe or record the proceedings, the 
deponent, and the deponent's counsel (including personal counsel and 
counsel for the entity employing the deponent if the scope of the 
deposition is expected to cover actions taken as part of the deponent's 
employment). Observers or counsel for other persons or entities may not 
attend.
  (f)(1) Unless the majority, minority, and deponent agree otherwise, 
questions in a deposition shall be propounded in rounds, alternating 
between the majority and minority. A single round shall not exceed 60 
minutes per side, unless the members or counsel conducting the deposition 
agree to a different length of questioning. In each round, a member or 
Committee counsel designated by the Chair shall ask questions first, and 
the member or Committee counsel designated by the Ranking Member shall 
ask questions second.
      (2) Any objection made during a deposition must be stated concisely 
  and in a nonargumentative and non-suggestive manner. Deponent may 
  refuse to answer a question only to preserve a privilege. When the 
  deponent has objected and refused to answer a question to preserve a 
  privilege, the Chair may rule on any such objection after the 
  deposition has adjourned. If the Chair overrules any such objection and 
  thereby orders a deponent to answer any question to which a privilege 
  objection was lodged, such ruling shall be filed with the clerk of the 
  Committee and shall be provided to members and the deponent no less 
  than three days before the ruling is enforced at a reconvened 
  deposition. If a member of the Committee appeals in writing the ruling 
  of the Chair, the appeal shall be preserved for Committee 
  consideration. A deponent who refuses to answer a question after being 
  directed to answer by the Chair in writing may be subject to sanction, 
  except that no sanctions may be imposed if the ruling of the Chair is 
  reversed on appeal. In all cases, when deposition testimony for which 
  an objection has been made is offered for admission in evidence before 
  the Committee, all properly lodged objections then made shall be timely 
  and shall be considered by the Committee prior to admission in evidence 
  before the Committee.
  (g) Deposition testimony shall be transcribed by stenographic means and 
may also be video recorded. The clerk of the Committee shall receive the 
transcript and any video recording and promptly forward such to minority 
staff at the same time the clerk distributes such to other majority 
staff.
  (h) The individual administering the oath shall certify on the 
transcript that the deponent was duly sworn. The transcriber shall 
certify that the transcript is a true, verbatim record of the testimony, 
and the transcript and any exhibits shall be filed, as shall any video 
recording, with the clerk of the Committee. In no case shall any video 
recording be considered the official transcript of a deposition or 
otherwise supersede the certified written transcript.
  (i) After receiving the transcript, majority staff shall make available 
the transcript for review by the deponent or deponent's counsel. No later 
than ten business days thereafter, the deponent may submit suggested 
changes to the Chair. Committee majority staff may direct the clerk of 
the Committee to note any typographical errors, including any requested 
by the deponent or minority staff, via an errata sheet appended to the 
transcript. Any proposed substantive changes, modifications, 
clarifications, or amendments to the deposition testimony must be 
submitted by the deponent as an affidavit that includes the deponent's 
reasons therefore. Any substantive changes, modifications, 
clarifications, or amendments shall be included as an appendix to the 
transcript, a copy of which shall be promptly forwarded to minority 
staff.
  (j) The Chair and Ranking Member shall consult regarding the release of 
deposition transcript or electronic recordings. If either objects in 
writing to a proposed release of a deposition transcript or electronic 
recording or a portion thereof, the matter shall be promptly referred to 
the Committee for resolution.

                             RULE 11. QUORUMS
  One-third of the members of the Committee or subcommittee shall 
constitute a quorum for taking any action other than amending Committee 
rules, closing a meeting from the public, reporting a measure or 
recommendation, or in the case of the Committee or a subcommittee 
authorizing a subpoena. For the enumerated actions, a majority of the 
Committee or subcommittee shall constitute a quorum. Any two members 
shall constitute a quorum for the purpose of taking testimony and 
receiving evidence.

        RULE 12. REFERRAL OF BILLS, RESOLUTIONS, AND OTHER MATTERS
  (a) The Chair shall consult with subcommittee chair regarding referral 
to the appropriate subcommittees of such bills, resolutions, and other 
matters that have been referred to the Committee. Once copies of a bill, 
resolution, or other matter are available to the Committee, the Chair 
shall, within three weeks of such availability, provide notice of 
referral, if any, to the appropriate subcommittee.
  (b) Referral to a subcommittee shall not be made until three days have 
elapsed after written notification of such proposed referral to all 
subcommittee chair, at which time such proposed referral shall be made 
unless one or more subcommittee chair shall have given written notice to 
the Chair of the full Committee and to the chair of each subcommittee 
that he or she intends to question such proposed referral at the next 
regularly scheduled meeting of the Committee, or at a special meeting of 
the Committee called for that purpose, at which time referral shall be 
made by the majority members of the Committee. All bills shall be 
referred under this rule to the subcommittee of proper jurisdiction 
without regard to whether the author is or is not a member of the 
subcommittee. Upon a majority vote of the Committee, a bill, resolution, 
or other matter referred to a subcommittee in accordance with this rule 
may be recalled at any time for the Committee's direct consideration or 
for reference to another subcommittee.
  (c) The Chair shall announce the date, place, and subject matter of a 
Committee 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; 
but this requirement may be waived if the Chair of the Committee, with 
the concurrence of the Ranking Member, determines that there is good 
cause or the Committee so determines by majority vote in the presence of 
the number of members required under the rules of the Committee for the 
transaction of such business.
  (d) When a bill or resolution is being considered by the Committee or a 
subcommittee, members shall provide the clerk in a timely manner a 
sufficient number of written copies of any amendment offered, so as to 
enable each member present to receive a copy thereof prior to taking 
action. A point of order may be made against any amendment not reduced to 
writing. A copy of each such amendment shall be maintained in the public 
records of the Committee or subcommittee, as the case may be.
  (e) In determining the order in which amendments to a matter pending 
before the Committee or a subcommittee will be considered, the Chair may 
give priority to:
      (1) The Chair's mark, and
      (2) Amendments, otherwise in order, that have been filed with the 
  Committee at least 24 hours prior to the Committee or subcommittee 
  business meeting on said measure or matter.
  (f) The Chair shall provide, in a timely manner, electronically or in 
paper form to the Ranking Member a copy of each report received by the 
Chair that is authorized by statute to be transmitted to Congress and 
addressed by Rule II, section 2(b) of the Rules of the House of 
Representatives, unless such report has been specifically marked as 
already having been sent to the Ranking Member or minority Committee 
staff.
  (g) The Chair or majority staff shall consult with the Ranking Member 
or minority staff before waiving Committee consideration of a bill 
referred to the Committee. The Chair shall provide to the Ranking Member 
a copy of any Committee letter exchanged with another committee waiving 
Committee consideration of a bill referred to the Committee within 24 
hours of issuing such a letter.

                              RULE 13. VOTES
  (a) With respect to each roll call vote on a motion to report any bill, 
resolution, or matter of a public character, and on any amendment offered 
thereto, 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.
  (b) In accordance with clause 2(h) of Rule XI of the Rules of the House 
of Representatives, the Chair of the Committee or a subcommittee is 
authorized to postpone further proceedings when a record vote is ordered 
on the question of approving a measure or matter or on adopting an 
amendment. Such Chair may resume proceedings on a postponed request at 
any time after reasonable notice. 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.

                      RULE 14. RECORDS AND ROLLCALLS
  (a) Written records shall be kept of the proceedings of the Committee 
and of each subcommittee, including a record of the votes on any question 
on which a roll call is demanded. The result of each such roll call vote 
shall be made available by the Committee or subcommittee for inspection 
by the public at reasonable times in the offices of the Committee or 
subcommittee and shall be made available on the Committee's website 
within 48 hours of such record vote. Information so available for public 
inspection and on the Committee's website shall include a description of 
the amendment, motion, order, or other proposition; 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. The text of an amendment offered to a measure or matter 
considered in Committee shall be made publicly available in electronic 
form not later than 24 hours after its final disposition in Committee. A 
record vote may be demanded by one-fifth of the members present or, in 
the apparent absence of a quorum, by any one member.
  (b) In accordance with Rule VII of the Rules of the House of 
Representatives, any official permanent record of the Committee 
(including any record of a legislative, oversight, or other activity of 
the Committee or any subcommittee) shall be made available for public use 
if such record has been in existence for 30 years, except that-
      (1) any record that the Committee (or a subcommittee) makes 
  available for public use before such record is delivered to the 
  Archivist under clause 2 of Rule VII of the Rules of the House of 
  Representatives shall be made available immediately, including any 
  record described in subsection (a) of this rule;
      (2) any investigative record that contains personal data relating 
  to a specific living individual (the disclosure of which would be an 
  unwarranted invasion of personal privacy), any administrative record 
  with respect to personnel, and any record with respect to a hearing 
  closed pursuant to clause 2(g)(2) of Rule XI of the Rules of the House 
  of Representatives shall be available if such record has been in 
  existence for 50 years; or
      (3) except as otherwise provided by order of the House of 
  Representatives, any record of the Committee for which a time, 
  schedule, or condition for availability is specified by order of the 
  Committee (entered during the Congress in which the record is made or 
  acquired by the Committee) shall be made available in accordance with 
  the order of the Committee.
  (c) The official permanent records of the Committee include noncurrent 
records of the Committee (including subcommittees) delivered by the Clerk 
of the House of Representatives to the Archivist of the United States for 
preservation at the National Archives and Records Administration, which 
are the property of and remain subject to the rules and orders of the 
House of Representatives.
  (d)(1) Any order of the Committee with respect to any matter described 
in paragraph (2) of this subsection shall be adopted only if the notice 
requirements of Committee Rule 12(c) have been met, a quorum consisting 
of a majority of the members of the Committee is present at the time of 
the vote, and a majority of those present and voting approve the adoption 
of the order, which shall be submitted to the Clerk of the House of 
Representatives, together with any accompanying report.
      (2) This subsection applies to any order of the Committee which-

  (A) provides for the non-availability of any record subject to subsection 
(b) of this rule for a period longer than the period otherwise applicable; 
or

  (B) is subsequent to, and constitutes a later order under clause 4(b) of 
Rule VII of the Rules of the House of Representatives, regarding a 
determination of the Clerk of the House of Representatives with respect to 
authorizing the Archivist of the United States to make available for public 
use the records delivered to the Archivist under clause 2 of Rule VII of 
the Rules of the House of Representatives; or

  (C) specifies a time, schedule, or condition for availability pursuant to 
subsection (b)(3) of this rule.

                             RULE 15. REPORTS
  (a) Reports of the Committee. All Committee reports on bills or 
resolutions shall comply with the provisions of clause 2 of Rule XI and 
clauses 2, 3, and 4 of Rule XIII of the Rules of the House of 
Representatives.
      (1) No such report shall be filed until copies of the proposed 
  report have been available to all members at least 36 hours prior to 
  such filing in the House of Representatives. No material change shall 
  be made in the report distributed to members unless agreed to by the 
  Ranking Member; but any member or members of the Committee may file, as 
  part of the printed report, individual, minority, or dissenting views, 
  without regard to the preceding provisions of this rule.
      (2) Such 36-hour period shall not conclude earlier than the end of 
  the period provided under clause 4 of Rule XIII of the Rules of the 
  House of Representatives after the Committee approves a measure or 
  matter if a member, at the time of such approval, gives notice of 
  intention to file supplemental, minority, or additional views for 
  inclusion as part of the printed report.
      (3) To the extent practicable, any report prepared pursuant to a 
  Committee or subcommittee study or investigation shall be available to 
  members no later than 48 hours prior to consideration of any such 
  report by the Committee or subcommittee, as the case may be.
  (b) Disclaimers.
      (1) A report on activities of the Committee required under clause 1 
  of Rule XI of the Rules of the House of Representatives shall include 
  the following disclaimer in the document transmitting the report to the 
  Clerk of the House of Representatives:

This report has not been officially adopted by the Committee on Education 
and Labor or any subcommittee thereof and therefore may not necessarily 
reflect the views of its members.

Such disclaimer need not be included if the report was circulated to all 
members of the Committee at least seven days prior to its submission to the 
House of Representatives and provision is made for the filing by any 
member, as part of the printed report, of individual, minority, or 
dissenting views.

      (2) 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 Education 
and Labor (or pertinent subcommittee thereof) and therefore may not 
necessarily reflect the views of its members.

The minority party members of the Committee or subcommittee shall have 
three calendar days, excluding weekends and holidays, to file, as part of 
the printed report, supplemental, minority, or additional views.

  (c) Reports of Subcommittees. Whenever a subcommittee has ordered a 
bill, resolution, or other matter to be reported to the Committee, the 
chair of the subcommittee reporting the bill, resolution, or matter to 
the Committee, or any member authorized by the subcommittee to do so, may 
report such bill, resolution, or matter to the Committee. It shall be the 
duty of the chair of the subcommittee to report or cause to be reported 
promptly such bill, resolution, or matter, and to take or cause to be 
taken the necessary steps to bring such bill, resolution, or matter to a 
vote.
      (1) In any event, the report, described in the proviso in 
  subsection (c)(2) of this rule, of any subcommittee on a measure which 
  has been approved by the subcommittee shall be filed within seven 
  calendar days (exclusive of days on which the House is not in session) 
  after the day on which there has been filed with the staff director of 
  the Committee a written request, signed by a majority of the members of 
  the subcommittee, for the reporting of that measure. Upon the filing of 
  any such request, the staff director of the Committee shall transmit 
  immediately to the chair of the subcommittee a notice of the filing of 
  that request.
      (2) Bills, resolutions, or other matters favorably reported by a 
  subcommittee shall automatically be placed upon the agenda of the 
  Committee as of the time they are reported. No bill or resolution or 
  other matter reported by a subcommittee shall be considered by the full 
  Committee unless it has been delivered or electronically sent to all 
  members and notice of its prior transmission has been in the hands of 
  all members at least 48 hours prior to such consideration. A member of 
  the Committee shall receive, upon his or her request, a paper copy of 
  such bill, resolution, or other matter reported. When a bill is 
  reported from a subcommittee, such measure shall be accompanied by a 
  section-by-section analysis; and, if the Chair of the Committee so 
  requires (in response to a request from the Ranking Member of the 
  Committee or for other reasons), a comparison showing proposed changes 
  in existing law.

  RULE 16. APPOINTMENT OF CONFEREES, NOTICE OF CONFERENCE MEETINGS, AND 
                            CONFERENCE MOTION
  (a) Whenever in the legislative process it becomes necessary to appoint 
conferees, the Chair shall recommend to the Speaker as conferees the 
names of those members of the subcommittee which handled the legislation 
in the order of their seniority upon such subcommittee and such other 
Committee members as the Chair may designate with the approval of the 
majority party members. Recommendations of the Chair to the Speaker shall 
provide a ratio of majority party members to minority party members no 
less favorable to the majority party than the ratio of majority members 
to minority party members on the full Committee. In making assignments of 
minority party members as conferees, the Chair shall consult with the 
Ranking Member of the Committee.
  (b) After the appointment of conferees pursuant to clause 11 of Rule I 
of the Rules of the House of Representatives for matters within the 
jurisdiction of the Committee, the Chair shall notify all members 
appointed to the conference of meetings at least 48 hours before the 
commencement of the meeting. If such notice is not possible, then notice 
shall be given as soon as possible.
  (c) The Chair is directed to offer a motion under clause 1 of Rule XXII 
of the Rules of the House of Representatives whenever the Chair considers 
it appropriate.

           RULE 17. MEASURES TO BE CONSIDERED UNDER SUSPENSION
  (a) A member of the Committee may not seek to suspend the Rules of the 
House of Representatives on any bill, resolution, or other matter which 
has been modified after such measure is ordered reported, unless notice 
of such action has been given to the Chair and Ranking Member of the full 
Committee.
  (b) The Chair of the Committee shall not request to have scheduled any 
bill or resolution for consideration under suspension of the Rules that 
expresses appreciation, commends, congratulates, celebrates, recognizes 
the accomplishments of, or celebrates the anniversary of, an entity, 
event, group, individual, institution, team, or government program; or 
acknowledges or recognizes a period of time for such purposes.

         RULE 18. BROADCASTING OF COMMITTEE HEARINGS AND MEETINGS
  (a) Television, Radio and Still Photography.--
      (1) Whenever a hearing or meeting conducted by the Committee or any 
  subcommittee is open to the public, those proceedings shall be open to 
  coverage by television, radio, and still photography subject to the 
  requirements of clause 4 of Rule XI of the Rules of the House of 
  Representatives and except when the hearing or meeting is closed 
  pursuant to the Rules of the House of Representatives and of the 
  Committee. The coverage of any hearing or meeting of the Committee or 
  any subcommittee thereof by television, radio, or still photography 
  shall be under the direct supervision of the Chair of the Committee, 
  the subcommittee chair, or other member of the Committee presiding at 
  such hearing or meeting and may be terminated by such member in 
  accordance with the Rules of the House of Representatives.
      (2) Personnel providing coverage by the television and radio media 
  shall be then currently accredited to the Radio and Television 
  Correspondents' Galleries.
      (3) Personnel providing coverage by still photography shall be then 
  accredited to the Press Photographers' Gallery.
  (b) Audio and Video Coverage of Committee Hearings and Meetings.--To 
the maximum extent practicable, 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 and shall maintain the recordings of such coverage in a 
manner that is easily accessible to the public, unless such hearing or 
meeting is closed pursuant to the Rules of the House of Representatives 
and of the Committee. Such coverage shall be fair and nonpartisan in 
accordance with clause 4(b) of Rule XI of the Rules of the House of 
Representatives and other applicable rules of the House of 
Representatives and of the Committee. Personnel providing such coverage 
shall be employees of the House of Representatives or currently 
accredited to the Radio and Television Correspondents' Galleries.

                         RULE 19. COMMITTEE STAFF
  (a) The employees of the Committee shall be appointed by the Chair in 
consultation with subcommittee chair and other majority party members of 
the Committee within the budget approved for such purposes by the 
Committee.
  (b) The staff appointed by the minority shall have their remuneration 
determined in such manner as the minority party members of the Committee 
shall determine within the budget approved for such purposes by the 
Committee.

            RULE 20. SUPERVISION AND DUTIES OF COMMITTEE STAFF
  The staff of the Committee 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 authority as he or 
she determines appropriate. The staff appointed by the minority shall be 
under the general supervision and direction of the minority party members 
of the Committee, who may delegate such authority as they determine 
appropriate. All Committee staff shall be assigned to Committee business 
and no other duties may be assigned to them.

                    RULE 21. AUTHORIZATION FOR TRAVEL
  (a) 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 
paid from funds set aside for the full Committee for any member or any 
staff member shall be paid only upon the prior authorization of the 
Chair. Travel may 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 thereof and meetings, conferences, and 
investigations that involve activities or subject matter under the 
general jurisdiction of the Committee. The Chair shall review travel 
requests to assure the validity to Committee business. 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; 
  and
      (4) The names of members and staff seeking authorization.
  (b)(1) In the case of travel outside the United States of members and 
staff of the Committee 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 subcommittees, 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 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; and

  (E) The names of members and staff for whom authorization is sought.

      (2) 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.
      (3) The Chair shall not approve a request involving travel outside 
  the United States while the House is in session (except in the case of 
  attendance at meetings and conferences or where circumstances warrant 
  an exception).
      (4) At the conclusion of any hearing, investigation, study, 
  meeting, or conference for which travel outside the United States has 
  been authorized pursuant to this rule, each subcommittee (or members 
  and staff attending meetings or conferences) shall submit a written 
  report to the Chair covering the activities of the subcommittee and 
  containing the results of these activities and other pertinent 
  observations or information gained as a result of such travel.
  (c) Members and staff of the Committee performing authorized travel on 
official business shall be governed by applicable laws, resolutions, or 
regulations of the House of Representatives and of the Committee on House 
Administration pertaining to such travel, including rules, procedures, 
and limitations prescribed by the Committee on House Administration with 
respect to domestic and foreign expense allowances.
  (d) Prior to the Chair's authorization for any travel, the Ranking 
Member shall be given a copy of the written request therefor.

                       RULE 22. BUDGET AND EXPENSES
  (a) The Chair, in consultation with the majority party members of the 
Committee, shall prepare a preliminary budget. Such budget shall include 
necessary amounts for staff personnel, for necessary travel, 
investigation, and other expenses of the Committee; and, after 
consultation with the minority party membership, the Chair shall include 
amounts budgeted to the minority party members for staff personnel to be 
under the direction and supervision of the minority party, travel 
expenses of minority party members and staff, and minority party office 
expenses. All travel expenses of minority party members and staff shall 
be paid for out of the amounts so set aside and budgeted. The Chair shall 
take whatever action is necessary to have the budget as finally approved 
by the Committee duly authorized by the House of Representatives. After 
such budget shall have been adopted, no change shall be made in such 
budget unless approved by the Committee. The Chair or the chair of any 
standing subcommittee may initiate necessary travel requests as provided 
in Committee Rule 21 within the limits of their portion of the 
consolidated budget as approved by the House, and the Chair may execute 
necessary vouchers therefor.
  (b) Subject to the Rules of the House of Representatives and procedures 
prescribed by the Committee on House Administration, and with the prior 
authorization of the Chair of the Committee in each case, there may be 
expended in any one session of Congress for necessary travel expenses of 
witnesses attending hearings in Washington, D.C.:
      (1) Out of funds budgeted and set aside for each subcommittee, not 
  to exceed $5,000 for expenses of witnesses attending hearings of each 
  such subcommittee;
      (2) Out of funds budgeted for the full Committee majority, not to 
  exceed $5,000 for expenses of witnesses attending full Committee 
  hearings; and
      (3) Out of funds set aside to the minority party members:

  (A) Not to exceed, for each of the subcommittees, $5,000 for expenses of 
witnesses attending subcommittee hearings, and

  (B) Not to exceed $5,000 for expenses of witnesses attending full 
Committee hearings.

  (c) A full and detailed monthly report accounting for all expenditures 
of Committee funds shall be maintained in the Committee office, where it 
shall be available to each member of the Committee. Such report shall 
show the amount and purpose of each expenditure, and the budget to which 
such expenditure is attributed.

                   RULE 23. CHANGES IN COMMITTEE RULES
  The Committee shall not consider a proposed change in these rules 
unless the text of such change has been delivered or electronically sent 
to all members and notice of its prior transmission has been in the hands 
of all members at least 48 hours prior to such consideration; a member of 
the Committee shall receive, upon his or her request, a paper copy of the 
proposed change.

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