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105th Congress Report
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
1st Session 105-404
PROVIDING FOR AN EXCEPTION FROM THE LIMITATION OF CLAUSE 6(d) OF RULE X
FOR THE COMMITTEE ON GOVERNMENT REFORM AND OVERSIGHT
November 13, 1997.--Referred to the House Calendar and ordered to be
Mr. Dreier, from the Committee on Rules, submitted the following
R E P O R T
[To accompany H. Res. 326]
The Committee on Rules, having had under consideration
House Resolution 326, by a non-record vote, report the same to
the House with the recommendation that the resolution be
brief summary of provisions of resolution
The resolution provides for an exception from the
limitation of clause 6(d) of rule X (relating to the limitation
on subcommittees) on subcommittees for the Committee on
Government Reform and Oversight. This resolution allows the
Committee on Government Reform and Oversight to increase its
number of subcommittees from seven to eight for the remainder
of the 105th Congress.
Clause 6(d) of rule XI limits House committees to no more
than five subcommittees with certain noted exceptions:
Appropriations--13; Government Reform and Oversight--7; and
Transportation and Infrasctructure--6.
The Rules Committee notes that during the process of
eliminating and consolidating committees at the beginning of
the 104th Congress, the Committee on Government Reform and
Oversight absorbed the jurisdiction of other committees.
Waivers of the subcommittee limitation were at that time built
into the rule.
Because of the strong interest in the census among Members
on both sides of the aisle in Congress, and in the executive
branch, there is a need for a census subcommittee on the
Government Reform and Oversight Committee.