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House Report 105-840 - SURVEY OF ACTIVITIES of the HOUSE COMMITTEE ON RULES 105TH CONGRESS




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                                                 Union Calendar No. 481
105th Congress                                               Report No.
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 2d Session                                                     105-840
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                         SURVEY OF ACTIVITIES

                                 of the

                        HOUSE COMMITTEE ON RULES

                             105TH CONGRESS

                               __________

                                 REPORT

                                 of the

                           COMMITTEE ON RULES

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January 2, 1999.--Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the 
              State of the Union and ordered to be printed

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                    U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE
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                           COMMITTEE ON RULES

                GERALD B.H. SOLOMON, New York, Chairman
DAVID DREIER, California             JOHN JOSEPH MOAKLEY, Massachusetts
PORTER GOSS, Florida                 MARTIN FROST, Texas
JOHN LINDER, Georgia                 TONY P. HALL, Ohio
DEBORAH PRYCE, Ohio                  LOUISE SLAUGHTER, New York
LINCOLN DIAZ-BALART, Florida
SCOTT McINNIS, Colorado
DOC HASTINGS, Washington
SUE MYRICK, North Carolina
                 William D. Crosby, Jr., Chief Counsel
                    Daniel J. Keniry, Staff Director
                George Crawford, Minority Staff Director
            David Pomerantz, Minority Deputy Staff Director
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             Subcommittee on Legislative and Budget Process

                     PORTER GOSS, Florida, Chairman
JOHN LINDER, Georgia                 MARTIN FROST, Texas
DEBORAH PRYCE, Ohio                  JOHN JOSEPH MOAKLEY, Massachusetts
DOC HASTINGS, Washington
GERALD B.H. SOLOMON, New York
                          Wendy Selig, Counsel
                Kristi Walseth, Minority Staff Director
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          Subcommittee on Rules and Organization of the House

                   DAVID DREIER, California, Chairman
LINCOLN DIAZ-BALART, Florida         TONY P. HALL, Ohio
SCOTT McINNIS, Colorado              LOUISE SLAUGHTER, New York
SUE MYRICK, North Carolina
GERALD B.H. SOLOMON, New York
                       Vincent Randazzo, Counsel
                Michael Gessel, Minority Staff Director

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* This survey was the product of diligence and hard work by a number of 
professional staff. A special acknowledgment of their effort goes to 
Brian Bieron, William D. Crosby, Jr., Erin Evans, Dan Keniry, Jennyfer 
Moss, Eric Pelletier, Vincent Randazzo, Veronica Rolocut, Bryan Roth, 
Wendy Selig, Danielle Simonetta, Celeste West, Darren Willcox and Gena 
Woolner.
                         LETTER OF TRANSMITTAL

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                                  House of Representatives,
                                   Washington, DC, January 2, 1999.
Mr. Jeffery Trandahl,
Acting Clerk, House of Representatives,
Washington, DC.
    Dear Mr. Trandahl: Pursuant to House rule XI, clause 1(d) I 
am hereby transmitting a report entitled ``Survey of Activities 
of the House Committee on Rules, 105th Congress.''
            Sincerely,
                                     Gerald B.H. Solomon, Chairman.


                            C O N T E N T S

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                                                                   Page
  I. History, Function, and Organization of the Committee on Rules....1
      A. Introduction............................................     1
      B. History and Function....................................     2
      C. Committee Organization During the 105th Congress........     4
      D. Rules Committee on the Internet.........................     6
      E. Rules of the Committee on Rules.........................     6
 II. House Rules Changes Adopted at the Beginning of the 104th Congre15
      A. Introduction............................................    15
      B. Summary of Provisions of H. Res. 5, Adopting House Rules 
          for the 105th Congress.................................    15
III. Committee Jurisdiction and Activities...........................19
      A. Introduction............................................    19
      B. Special Orders or Rules.................................    21
          1. Rule Requests.......................................    21
          2. Hearings............................................    21
          3. Types of Special Orders or Rules....................    22
              a. Background......................................    22
              b. Explanation of Types of Rules Granted...........    22
                  (1) Open.......................................    23
                  (2) Modified Open--Time Cap on Consideration of 
                      Amendments.................................    23
                  (3) Modified Open--Required Preprinting in the 
                      Congressional Record.......................    23
                  (4) Modified Open--Both Time Cap on 
                      Consideration of Amendments and Required 
                      Preprinting in the Congressional Record....    23
                  (5) Structured or Modified Closed Rule.........    23
                  (6) Closed.....................................    24
          4. Floor Consideration of the Rule.....................    24
          5. Rules Rejected, Tabled or Pending...................    24
          6. Waivers of House Rules..............................    27
          7. Waivers of the Budget Act (except for Unfunded 
              Mandate Points of Order)...........................    34
          8. Waivers of Unfunded Mandate Points of Order.........    37
          9. Waiving All Points of Order.........................    38
      C. Original Jurisdiction Matter............................    42
          1. Committee Consideration of Original Jurisdiction 
              Matter.............................................    42
          2. Original Jurisdiction Measures Reported or 
              Discharged.........................................    42
              a. Staff Deposition Authority for Government Reform 
                  and Oversight Committee (H. Res. 167)..........    42
              b. Ethics Reform Task Force (H. Res. 168)..........    43
              c. TV Camera Rule Repeal (H. Res. 301).............    44
              d. Private Sector Mandates (H.R. 3534).............    46
              e. Select Committee on U.S. National Security and 
                  Military/Commercial Concerns With the People's 
                  Republic of China (H. Res. 463)................    48
              f. Staff Deposition Authority for Education and the 
                  Workforce Committee (H. Res. 507)..............    49
              g. Communication from an Independent Counsel (H. 
                  Res. 525)......................................    50
          3. Task Force on Recodification........................    51
 IV. Activities of the Subcommittees.................................52
      A. Subcommittee on Legislative and Budget Process..........    52
      B. Subcommittee on Rules and Organization of the House.....    56
  V. Committee Oversight Plans and Accomplishments...................59
      A. Summary of Committee Oversight Plan.....................    59
      B. Summary of Committee Oversight Accomplishments..........    59
 VI. Statistical Profile of the Committee on Rules--105th Congress...63
      A. Statistics on Special Orders or Rules...................    63
      B. Statistics on Original Jurisdiction Measures............    65
VII. Appendices......................................................65
      A. Table 1. Types of Rules Granted.........................    65
      B. Table 2. Resolutions Reported...........................    73
      C. Table 3. Resolutions Rejected...........................    93
      D. Table 4. Resolutions Discharged.........................    93
      E. Table 5. Resolutions Laid on the Table..................    93
      F. Table 6. Resolutions Pending............................    93
      G. Table 7. List of Original Jurisdiction Referrals........    93
VIII.Publications...................................................101

      A. Committee Prints........................................   101
Additional Views.................................................   103


                                                 Union Calendar No. 481
105th Congress                                               Report No.
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 2d Session                                                     105-840

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 REPORT ON SURVEY OF ACTIVITIES OF THE HOUSE COMMITTEE ON RULES, 105TH 
                                CONGRESS

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January 2, 1999.--Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the 
              State of the Union and ordered to be printed

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   Mr. Solomon, from the Committee on Rules, submitted the following

                              R E P O R T

                             together with

                            ADDITIONAL VIEWS

    Pursuant to the provisions of Rule XI, clause 1(d) of the 
Rules of the House of Representatives, the Committee on Rules 
submits the following report on its activities during the 105th 
Congress.

    I. HISTORY, FUNCTION, AND ORGANIZATION OF THE COMMITTEE ON RULES


                            A. Introduction

    In the 105th Congress, the Rules Committee retained its 
traditional structure and function in the House of 
Representatives. Its size and super-majority party ratio 
remained the same as in previous Congresses, under Republican 
and Democratic control of the institution, as did its central 
role and operation as the scheduling arm of the majority 
leadership on major legislation.
    The Committee has been variously described by scholars and 
Members as a ``legislative traffic cop,'' ``gatekeeper,'' 
``field commander,'' the ``Speaker's Committee,'' and the 
``dress rehearsal'' for the House floor. All of these terms 
underscore the critical part the Committee plays in the conduct 
of legislative business on the House floor. The primary 
responsibility of the Committee remains one of setting the 
terms for debate and amendments on major legislative measures 
reported from other committees. At the same time, the Rules 
Committee exercises ``original jurisdiction'' over changes in 
House Rules and the budget process.
    While the principal purpose of this report is to summarize 
the activities of the Rules Committee in the 105th Congress, a 
secondary purpose is to view these activities in the context of 
the evolution of the Committee since the First Congress, and 
how it operates today.

                        B. History and Function

    The history of the Rules Committee roughly parallels the 
evolution of the House over the past 210 years. The first Rules 
Committee was established as a select committee of the House on 
the second day of the First Congress, April 2, 1789, pursuant 
to the Constitutional mandate in Article I, section 5, clause 
2, that ``Each House may determine the rules of its proceedings 
* * *'' The Select Committee on Rules initially reported back a 
set of four rules five days after its appointment on: (1) the 
duties of the Speaker, (2) decorum and debate, (3) the 
disposition of bills, and (4) the operations of the Committee 
of the Whole. Six days later, on April 13th, the Select 
Committee reported an additional eight rules dealing with such 
matters as the service of Members on committees, Members' 
attendance at floor proceedings, creation of a standing 
Committee on Elections, duties of the Clerk, and duties of the 
Sergeant-at-Arms. With the adoption by the House of these 
rules, the Select Committee was dissolved.
    During the first 90 years of the House, the Rules Committee 
remained a select committee, reporting any recommended 
revisions in the standing rules at the beginning of a Congress 
from those of the previous Congress, and then going out of 
business. In some Congresses the House did not even bother to 
appoint a Select Committee on Rules and instead simply operated 
under the rules of the preceding Congress.
    Although the House relied primarily on select committees in 
its early years to draft legislation, by the mid-nineteenth 
century this system had evolved into one consisting of 34 
standing committees. The Rules Committee was also converted 
briefly into a standing committee between 1849 and 1853 but it 
was not until the House rules revision of 1880 that the 
Committee became a permanent, standing committee of the House. 
In 1858, the Speaker had been made a member of the Select 
Committee on Rules, and a year later was designated as its 
chairman. When the Committee became a standing committee in 
1880, the Speaker retained the chairmanship, and, shortly 
thereafter, in 1883, the modern-day Rules Committee began to 
emerge when the House upheld the right of the Committee to 
issue ``special orders'' or ``rules'' providing for the 
consideration of legislation from other committees. By 1890, 
this new role became an accepted practice as the exclusive 
prerogative of the Rules Committee.
    The importance of such special rules, which were simple 
House resolutions reported from the Rules Committee, was that 
they only needed a majority vote of the House to provide for 
the consideration of bills out of the order on which they 
appeared on their Calendar, whereas previously, a two-thirds 
vote was required to suspend the rules and take-up a bill out 
of order.
    The person most responsible for recognizing and exploiting 
the full potential of the combined powers of Speaker and Rules 
Committee chairman was Representative Thomas Brackett Reed of 
Maine who served in those two roles in 1889-91, and l895-99. 
Not only did heuse the authority as Speaker to make rulings 
from the Chair that outlawed certain dilatory and obstructionist floor 
tactics, but he then proceeded to enshrine these rulings, known as 
``Reed's Rules,'' in the standing rules of the House in his capacity as 
Rules Committee chairman. And Reed made regular use of the Rules 
Committee to report special rules that enabled him to put the bills he 
wanted on the floor when he wanted them, and under his terms of debate 
and amendment.
    It wasn't until 1910 that this power combination was 
broken-up by a revolt against the conservative and autocratic 
Speaker Joe Cannon of Illinois who had served as Speaker and 
Rules Committee chairman since 1903. A group of progressive 
Republican insurgents joined with the Democratic minority in an 
attempt to directly amend House Rules from the floor. When 
Speaker Cannon upheld a point of order that only the Rules 
Committee could recommend changes in House Rules, the group 
voted to overturn the ruling and then proceeded to amend the 
rules to strip the Speaker of his chairmanship and membership 
on the Rules Committee as well as of his power to appoint the 
committee, and to enlarge the committee from five to 10 
members, elected by the House. The following year, the new 
Democratic majority in the House completed the revolution by 
taking away the Speaker's power to appoint all the other 
committees of the House. Ever since, all standing committees 
have been elected by the House.
    The result of this revolt was far-reaching and long-
lasting. The standing committees became independent power 
centers, no longer directly accountable to the Speaker. While 
the Rules Committee continued to serve as the scheduling arm of 
the Leadership, even it developed an independent streak of its 
own when reaction set-in against the New Deal in 1937. From 
that time until 1961, the Committee was dominated by a 
conservative coalition of Southern Democrats and Republicans 
who would sometimes refuse to report rules on bills the 
majority leadership wanted on the floor, or would only report 
such rules under their terms and timing. A successful effort by 
Speaker Sam Rayburn of Texas and President John F. Kennedy in 
1961 to enlarge the committee from 12 to 15 members, including 
two, more liberal Democrats, still did not bring the immediate 
results intended. It was not until the mid-seventies, with a 
large influx of new Democrats, that the Rules Committee was 
fully restored as an arm of the majority leadership.
    The reform revolt of the mid-seventies also produced 
further decentralization in the House with the emergence of 
more independent-minded Members and the proliferation of semi-
autonomous subcommittees. This decentralization soon led to 
off-setting pressures to give the majority leadership, 
particularly the Speaker, acting through the Rules Committee, 
more authority to pull things back together. In 1975, the 
Democratic Speaker was given authority under Caucus rules to 
appoint all Rules Committee Democrats, subject to Caucus 
ratification. In 1989 the Republican Conference gave the 
minority leader the same authority to appoint all Rules 
Committee Republicans. Beginning in the 1980s, a trend away 
from open rules began. Whereas in the 95th Congress (1977-78), 
85% of all special rules were open, meaning any Member could 
offer a germane floor amendment, this percentage began to 
gradually decline. By the 103rd Congress (1993-94), only 30% of 
the special rules were open, while the rest were restrictive or 
structured, meaning only amendments specified in the special 
rules could be offered. In the 104th Congress, the trend 
towards restrictive rules was suddenly reversed with open and 
modified open rules comprising 57% of all rules reported for 
the original consideration of legislation compared to 44% open 
or modified open rules in the 103rd Congress. The 105th 
Congress, under the continued leadership of Chairman Gerald 
B.H. Solomon of New York, continued the trend in favor of open 
deliberation on major legislation in the House.

          C. Committee Organization During the 105th Congress

    At the beginning of the 94th Congress, the Committee 
membership was increased from fifteen members (ten Democrats 
and five Republicans) to sixteen members (eleven Democrats and 
five Republicans). This ratio was retained until the 98th 
Congress, when the membership was reduced to thirteen members, 
nine Democrats and four Republicans. The membership has 
remained at thirteen, through the 105th Congress. The ratio of 
majority party members to minority party members also has 
remained the same. However, in the 104th and 105th Congresses, 
Republicans were in the majority and Democrats were in the 
minority.
    Ten members of the Rules Committee in the 105th Congress 
served on the Committee during the previous Congress. The 
returning Republican Representatives were Gerald B.H. Solomon 
of New York, the Chairman of the Committee, David Dreier of 
California, Porter Goss of Florida, John Linder of Georgia, 
Deborah Pryce of Ohio, Lincoln Diaz-Balart of Florida and Scott 
McInnis of Colorado. The returning Democratic Representatives 
were John Joseph Moakley of Massachusetts, Martin Frost of 
Texas and Tony P. Hall of Ohio. New Republican members of the 
Committee were Doc Hastings of Washington and Sue Myrick of 
North Carolina. The fourth Democratic member of the Committee 
was Louise M. Slaughter of New York, who was not a member of 
the Committee during the 104th Congress, but had served on the 
Committee prior to the 104th Congress.
    The Committee held its organizational meeting on January 8, 
1997. Chairman Gerald B.H. Solomon of New York opened the 
meeting and introduced the new Republican members of the Rules 
Committee, Representatives Hastings and Myrick. The ranking 
minority member, Mr. Moakley, noted the return of 
Representative Slaughter to the Committee.
    Mr. Dreier offered a motion that the Rules Committee adopt 
the proposed Committee rules for the 105th Congress.
    Chairman Solomon explained that it had been almost two 
decades since there had been a full revision of the Rules 
Committee rules, and over the years there had been changes in 
the House rules which were not reflected in the Committee 
rules. As a result, the proposed revision was drafted as an 
entire new set of rules. However, many of the provisions were 
identical to the old rules, and there were no policy changes 
other than those required by new House rules. The new Committee 
rules incorporated the ``truth-in-testimony'' changes to House 
rules. Nongovernmental, original jurisdiction witnesses before 
the Committee would be required to submit in advance, a 
curriculum vitae and a disclosure by source and amount of 
federal grantsand contracts received by them and the 
organizations they represent for the current and preceding two fiscal 
years. The proposal also conformed Rules Committee rules to House rules 
by requiring that committee publications be available in electronic 
form, to the maximum extent feasible. Finally, the Committee rules were 
updated and clarified in many instances.
    Mr. Dreier's motion to adopt the Committee rules was agreed 
to by a voice vote.
    Mr. Dreier also offered a motion that pursuant to Rule 
5(c), the Subcommittee on Rules and Organization of the House 
and the Subcommittee on Legislative and Budget Process, would 
each be composed of five majority and two minority members, 
identical to the ratio used in recent Congresses. Mr. Dreier's 
motion was adopted by a voice vote.
    Chairman Solomon subsequently appointed David Dreier as 
Chairman of the Subcommittee on Rules and Organization of the 
House and appointed Porter Goss to chair the Subcommittee on 
Legislative and Budget Process. Chairman Solomon then appointed 
the majority and minority members of the two subcommittees as 
follows.
    Subcommittee on Rules and Organization of the House: David 
Dreier (Chairman), Lincoln Diaz-Balart (Vice Chairman), Scott 
McInnis, Sue Myrick, Gerald B.H. Solomon, Tony P. Hall and 
Louise M. Slaughter.
    Subcommittee on Legislative and Budget Process: Porter Goss 
(Chairman), John Linder (Vice Chairman), Deborah Pryce, Doc 
Hastings, Gerald B.H. Solomon, Martin Frost, and John Joseph 
Moakley.
    Chairman Solomon designated David Dreier as Vice Chairman 
of the Rules Committee.
    Next, Mr. Dreier moved that there be established as a part 
of the Rules Committee a bipartisan, Ad Hoc Task Force on the 
Recodification of the House Rules for the purpose of 
recommending to the Committee a more logical, orderly and 
comprehensive set of House rules without substantive policy 
changes. The Dreier motion was agreed to by a voice vote.
    Chairman Solomon then appointed the following members to 
the Task Force: Mr. Dreier (Chairman), Ms. Pryce, Mr. Frost and 
Ms. Slaughter.
    Mr. Dreier then moved that the Rules Committee approve a 
two month contract for a consultant, Ms. Monty Tripp. Chairman 
Solomon explained that the purpose of the contract was to 
establish a training program for majority staff in 
parliamentary procedure, and the Dreier motion was approved by 
a voice vote.
    At a subsequent meeting on February 11, 1997, the Rules 
Committee adopted the Committee budget and authorized Chairman 
Solomon to introduce a funding resolution.

                 D. The Rules Committee on the Internet

    The Rules Committee's Internet Web page, http://
www.house.gov/rules/, has made great strides in the 105th 
Congress in offering more information to its users. With the 
addition of two new links pertaining to Committee Schedule and 
Special Rules (providing for consideration of legislation on 
the House floor), the Rules Committee Web page has been 
accessed much more often in this Congress. -
    The two new links offer users valuable information 
pertaining to the Rules Committee's daily activities. Although 
proposed legislation sometimes comes to the Committee at a 
moment's notice, the Committee Schedule Link is updated within 
minutes of schedule announcements, additions, changes, or 
postponements.
    The second new link has proven to be the most valuable to 
Rules Committee Web page users. The Special Rules link gives 
users access to the special rules reported by the Committee, 
which set the terms for debate on major legislation on the 
House floor. This information appears on the Web page minutes 
after the rule is reported from the Committee.
    The addition of these two links and the ability to self-
maintain the Rules Committee web-site, have had a drastic 
effect on the amount of use the web-page now receives. Since 
June, 1998, the Rules Committee web-site is averaging just 
under ten thousand hits a month.
    The Rules Committee hopes to continue to move forward in 
the 106th Congress with more additions to the Web-page 
including a picture page, audio conferencing and an interactive 
site.

                   E. Rules of the Committee on Rules


                     U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                             105TH CONGRESS

                       Rule 1--General Provisions

    (a) 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 motions of high 
privilege in the Committee. A proposed investigative or 
oversight report shall be considered as read if it has been 
available to the members of the Committee for at least 24 hours 
(excluding Saturdays, Sundays, or legal holidays except when 
the House is in session on such day).
    (b) Each subcommittee is a part of the Committee, and is 
subject to the authority and direction of the Committee and to 
its rules so far as applicable.
    (c) The provisions of clause 2 of rule XI of the rules of 
the House are incorporated by reference as the rules of the 
Committee to the extent applicable.
    (d) The Committee's rules shall be published in the 
Congressional Record not later than 30 days after the Committee 
is elected in each odd-numbered year.

           Rule 2--Regular, Additional, and Special Meetings


                            REGULAR MEETINGS

    (a)(1) The Committee shall regularly meet at 10:30 a.m. on 
Tuesday of each week when the House is in session.
    (2) A regular meeting of the Committee may be dispensed 
with if, in the judgment of the Chairman of the Committee 
(hereafter in these rules referred to as the ``Chair''), there 
is no need for the meeting.
    (3) Additional regular meetings and hearings of the 
Committee may be called by the Chair.

                      NOTICE FOR REGULAR MEETINGS

    (b) The Chair shall notify each member of the Committee of 
the agenda of each regular meeting of the Committee at least 48 
hours before the time of the meeting and shall provide to each 
member of the Committee, at least 24 hours before the time of 
each regular meeting--
          (1) for each bill or resolution scheduled on the 
        agenda for consideration of a rule, a copy of--
                  (A) the bill or resolution,
                  (B) any committee reports thereon, and
                  (C)any letter requesting a rule for the bill 
                or resolution; and
          (2) for each other bill, resolution, report, or other 
        matter on the agenda a copy of--
                  (A) the bill, resolution, report, or 
                materials relating to the other matter in 
                question; and
                  (B) any report on the bill, resolution, 
                report, or any other matter made by any 
                subcommittee of the Committee.

                           EMERGENCY MEETINGS

    (c)(1) The Chair may call an emergency meeting of the 
Committee at any time on any measure or matter which the Chair 
determines to be of an emergency nature; provided, however, 
that the Chair has made an effort to consult the ranking 
minority member, or, in such member's absence, the next ranking 
minority party members of the Committee.
    (2) As soon as possible after calling an emergency meeting 
of the Committee, the Chair shall notify each member of the 
Committee of the time and location of the meeting.
    (3) To the extent feasible, the notice provided under 
paragraph (2) shall include the agenda for the emergency 
meeting and copies of available materials which would otherwise 
have been provided under subsection (b) if the emergency 
meeting was a regular meeting.

                            SPECIAL MEETINGS

    (d) Special meetings shall be called and convened as 
provided in clause 2(c)(2) of rule XI of the Rules of the 
House.

                 Rule 3--Meeting and Hearing Procedures


                               IN GENERAL

    (a)(1) Meetings and hearings of the Committee shall be 
called to order and presided over by the Chair or, in the 
Chair's absence, by the member designated by the Chair as the 
Vice Chair of the Committee, or by the ranking majority member 
of the Committee present as Acting Chair.
    (2) Meetings and hearings of the committee shall be open to 
the public unless closed in accordance with clause 2(g) of rule 
XI of the Rules of the House of Representatives.
    (3) Any meeting or hearing of the Committee that is open to 
the public shall be open to coverage by television, radio, and 
still photography in accordance with the provisions of clause 3 
of the House rule XI (which are incorporated by reference as 
part of these rules).
    (4) When a recommendation is made as to the kind of rule 
which should be granted for consideration of a bill or 
resolution, a copy of the language recommended shall be 
furnished to each member of the Committee at the beginning of 
the Committee meeting at which the rule is to be considered or 
as soon thereafter as the proposed language becomes available.

                                 QUORUM

    (b)(1) For the purpose of hearing testimony on requests for 
rules, five members of the Committee shall constitute a quorum.
    (2) For the purpose of taking testimony and receiving 
evidence on measures or matters of original jurisdiction before 
the Committee, three members of the Committee shall constitute 
a quorum.
    (3) A majority of the members of the Committee shall 
constitute a quorum for the purposes of reporting any measure 
or matter, of authorizing a subpoena, of closing a meeting or 
hearing pursuant to clause 2(g) of rule XI of the Rules of the 
House (except as provided in clause 2(g)(2)(A) and (B), or of 
taking any other action.

                                 VOTING

    (c)(1) No vote may be conducted on any measure or motion 
pending before the Committee unless a majority of the members 
of the Committee is actually present for such purpose.
    (2) A rollcall vote of the Committee shall be provided on 
any question before the Committee upon the request of any 
member.
    (3) No vote by any member of the Committee on any measure 
or matter may be cast by proxy.
    (4) A record of the vote of each Member of the Committee on 
each rollcall vote on any matter before the Committee shall be 
available for public inspection at the offices of the 
Committee, and, with respect to any rollcall vote on any motion 
to amend or report, shall be included in the report of the 
Committee showing the total number of votes cast for and 
against and the names of those members voting for and against.

                           HEARING PROCEDURES

    (d)(1) With regard to hearings on matters of original 
jurisdiction, to the greatest extent practicable: (A) each 
witness who is to appear before the Committee shall file with 
the committee at least 24 hours in advance of the appearance a 
statement of proposed testimony in written and electronic form 
and shall limit the oral presentation to the Committee to a 
brief summary thereof; and (B) each witness appearing in a non-
governmental capacity shall include with the statement of 
proposed testimony provided in written and electronic form a 
curriculum vitae and a disclosure of the amount and source (by 
agency and program) of any Federal grant (or subgrant thereof) 
or contract (or subcontract thereof) received during the 
current fiscal year or either of the two preceding fiscal 
years.
    (2) The five-minute rule shall be observed in the 
interrogation of each witness before the Committee until each 
member of the Committee has had an opportunity to question the 
witness.
    (3) The provisions of clause 2(k) of rule XI of the rules 
of the House shall apply to any investigative hearing conducted 
by the committee.

                          SUBPOENAS AND OATHS

    (e)(1) Pursuant to clause 2(m) of rule XI of the rules of 
the House of Representatives, a subpoena may be authorized and 
issued by the Committee or a subcommittee in the conduct of any 
investigation or series of investigations or activities, only 
when authorized by a majority of the members voting, a majority 
being present.
    (2) The Chair may authorize and issue subpoenas under such 
clause during any period in which the House has adjourned for a 
period of longer than three days.
    (3) Authorized subpoenas shall be signed by the Chair or by 
any member designated by the Committee, and may be served by 
any person designated by the Chair or such member.
    (4) The Chair, or any member of the Committee designated by 
the Chair, may administer oaths to witnesses before the 
Committee.

      Rule 4--General Oversight and Investigative Responsibilities

    (a) The Committee shall 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 its jurisdiction.
    (b) Not later than February 15 of the first session of a 
Congress, the committee shall meet in open session, with a 
quorum present, to adopt its oversight plans for that Congress 
for submission to the Committee on House Oversight and the 
Committee on Government Reform and Oversight, in accordance 
with the provisions of clause 2(d) of House rule X.

                         Rule 5--Subcommittees


          ESTABLISHMENT AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF SUBCOMMITTEES

    (a)(1) There shall be two subcommittees of the Committee as 
follows:
          (A) Subcommittee on Legislative and Budget Process, 
        which shall have general responsibility for measures or 
        matters related to relations between the Congress and 
        the Executive Branch.
          (B) Subcommittee on Rules and Organization of the 
        House, which shall have general responsibility for 
        measures or matters related to relations between the 
        two Houses of Congress, relations between the Congress 
        and the Judiciary, and internal operations of the 
        House.
    (2) In addition, each such subcommittee shall have specific 
responsibility for such other measures or matters as the Chair 
refers to it.
    (3) Each subcommittee of the Committee shall 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 its general 
responsibility.

           REFERRAL OF MEASURES AND MATTERS TO SUBCOMMITTEES

    (b)(1) In view of the unique procedural responsibilities of 
the Committee, no special order providing for the consideration 
of any bill or resolution shall be referred to a subcommittee 
of the Committee.
    (2) The Chair shall refer to a subcommittee such measures 
or matters of original jurisdiction as the Chair deems 
appropriate given its jurisdiction and responsibilities.
    (3) All other measures or matters of original jurisdiction 
shall be subject to consideration by the full Committee.
    (4) In referring any measure or matter of original 
jurisdiction to a subcommittee, the Chair may specify a date by 
which the subcommittee shall report thereon to the Committee.
    (5) The Committee by motion may discharge a subcommittee 
from consideration of any measure or matter referred to a 
subcommittee of the Committee.

                      COMPOSITION OF SUBCOMMITTEES

    (c) The size and ratio of each subcommittee shall be 
determined by the Committee and members shall be elected to 
each subcommittee, and to the positions of chairman and ranking 
minority member thereof, in accordance with the rules of the 
respective party caucuses. The Chair of the full committee 
shall designate a member of the majority party on each 
subcommittee as its vice chairman.

                   SUBCOMMITTEE MEETINGS AND HEARINGS

    (d)(1) Each subcommittee of the Committee is authorized to 
meet, hold hearings, receive testimony, mark up legislation, 
and report to the full Committee on any measure or matter 
referred to it.
    (2) No subcommittee of the Committee may meet or hold a 
hearing at the same time as a meeting or hearing of the full 
Committee is being held.
    (3) The chairman of each subcommittee shall schedule 
meetings and hearings of the subcommittee only after 
consultation with the Chair.

                                 QUORUM

    (e)(1) For the purpose of taking testimony, two members of 
the subcommittee shall constitute a quorum.
    (2) For all other purposes, a quorum shall consist of a 
majority of the members of a subcommittee.

                          EFFECT OF A VACANCY

    (f) Any vacancy in the membership of a subcommittee shall 
not affect the power of the remaining members to execute the 
functions of the subcommittee.

                                RECORDS

    (g) Each subcommittee of the Committee shall provide the 
full Committee with copies of such records of votes taken in 
the subcommittee and such other records with respect to the 
subcommittee necessary for the Committee to comply with all 
rules and regulations of the House.

                             Rule 6--Staff


                               IN GENERAL

    (a)(1) Except as provided in paragraphs (2) and (3), the 
professional and other staff of the Committee shall be 
appointed, by the Chair, and shall work under the general 
supervision and direction of the Chair.
    (2) All professional, and other staff provided to the 
minority party members of the Committee shall be appointed, by 
the ranking minority member of the Committee, and shall work 
under the general supervision and direction of such member.
    (3) The appointment of all professional staff shall be 
subject to the approval of the Committee as provided by, and 
subject to the provisions of, clause 6 of rule XI of the Rules 
of the House.

                            ASSOCIATE STAFF

    (b) Associate staff for members of the Committee may be 
appointed only at the discretion of the Chair (in consultation 
with the ranking minority member regarding any minority party 
associate staff), after taking into account any staff ceilings 
and budgetary constraints in effect at the time, and any terms, 
limits, or conditions established by the Committee on House 
Oversight under clause 6 of House rule XI.

                           SUBCOMMITTEE STAFF

    (c) From funds made available for the appointment of staff, 
the Chair of the Committee shall, pursuant to clause 5(d) of 
House rule XI, ensure that sufficient staff is made available 
to each subcommittee to carry out its responsibilities under 
the rules of the Committee, and, after consultation with the 
ranking minority member of the Committee, that the minority 
party of the Committee is treated fairly in the appointment of 
such staff.

                         COMPENSATION OF STAFF

    (d) The Chair shall fix the compensation of all 
professional and other staff of the Committee, after 
consultation with the ranking minority member regarding any 
minority party staff.

                         CERTIFICATION OF STAFF

    (e)(1) To the extent any staff member of the Committee or 
any of its subcommittees does not work under the direct 
supervision and direction of the Chair, the Member of the 
Committee who supervises and directs the staff member's work 
shall file with the Chief of Staff of the Committee (not later 
than the tenth day of each month) a certification regarding the 
staff member's work for that member for the preceding calendar 
month.
    (2) The certification required by paragraph (1) shall be in 
such form as the Chair may prescribe, shall identify each staff 
member by name, and shall state that the work engaged in by the 
staff member and the duties assigned to the staff member for 
the member of the Committee with respect to the month in 
question met the requirements of clause 6 of rule XI of the 
Rules of the House of Representatives.
    (3) Any certification of staff of the Committee, or any of 
its subcommittees, made by the Chair in compliance with any 
provision of law or regulation shall be made (A) on the basis 
of the certifications filed under paragraph (1) to the extent 
the staff is not under the Chair's supervision and direction, 
and (B) on his own responsibility to the extent the staff is 
under the Chair's direct supervision and direction.

                Rule 7--Budget, Travel, Pay of Witnesses


                                 BUDGET

    (a) The Chair, in consultation with other members of the 
Committee, shall prepare for each Congress a budget providing 
amounts for staff, necessary travel, investigation, and other 
expenses of the Committee and its subcommittees.

                                 TRAVEL

    (b)(1) The Chair may authorize travel for any member and 
any staff member of the Committee in connection with activities 
or subject matters under the general jurisdiction of the 
Committee. Before such authorization is granted, there shall be 
submitted to the Chair in writing the following:
          (A) The purpose of the travel.
          (B) The dates during which the travel is to occur.
          (C) The names of the States or countries to be 
        visited and the length of time to be spent in each.
          (D) The names of members and staff of the Committee 
        for whom the authorization is sought.
    (2) Members and staff of the Committee shall make a written 
report to the Chair on any travel they have conducted under 
this subsection, including a description of their itinerary, 
expenses, and activities, and of pertinent information gained 
as a result of such travel.
    (3) Members and staff of the Committee performing 
authorized travel on official business shall be governed by 
applicable laws, resolutions, and regulations of the House and 
of the Committee on House Oversight.

                            PAY OF WITNESSES

    (c) Witnesses may be paid from funds made available to the 
Committee in its expense resolution subject to the provisions 
of rule XXXV of the rules of the House.

                    Rule 8--Committee Administration


                               REPORTING

    (a) Whenever the Committee authorizes the favorable 
reporting of a bill or resolution from the Committee--
          (1) the Chair or acting Chair shall report it to the 
        House or designate a member of the Committee to do so, 
        and
          (2) in the case of a bill or resolution in which the 
        Committee has original jurisdiction, the Chair shall 
        allow, to the extent that the anticipated floor 
        schedule permits, any member of the Committee a 
        reasonable amount of time to submit views for inclusion 
        in the Committee report on the bill or resolution.
    Any such report shall contain all matters required by the 
rules of the House of Representatives (or by any provision of 
law enacted as an exercise of the rulemaking power of the 
House) and such other information as the Chair deems 
appropriate.

                                RECORDS

    (b)(1) There shall be a transcript made of each regular 
meeting and hearing of the Committee, and the transcript may be 
printed if the Chair decides it is appropriate or if a majority 
of the Members of the Committee requests such printing. Any 
such transcripts shall be 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. Nothing in this 
paragraph shall be construed to require that all such 
transcripts be subject to correction and publication.
    (2) The Committee shall keep a record of all actions of the 
Committee and of its subcommittees. The record shall contain 
all information required by clause 2(e)(1) of rule XI of the 
rules of the House of Representatives and shall be available 
for public inspection at reasonable times in the offices of the 
Committee.
    (3) All Committee hearings, records, data, charts, and 
files shall be kept separate and distinct from the 
congressional office records of the Chair, shall be the 
property of the House, and all Members of the House shall have 
access thereto as provided in clause 2(e)(2) of rule XI of the 
Rules of the House.
    (4) The records of the Committee at the National Archives 
and Records Administration shall be made available for public 
use in accordance with rule XXXVI of the rules of the House of 
Representatives. The Chair shall notify the ranking minority 
member of any decision, pursuant to clause 3(b)(3) or clause 
4(b) of the 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.

                 COMMITTEE PUBLICATIONS ON THE INTERNET

    (c) To the maximum extent feasible, the Committee shall 
make its publications available in electronic form.

                               CALENDARS

    (d)(1) The Committee shall maintain a Committee Calendar, 
which shall include all bills, resolutions, and other matters 
referred to or reported by the Committee and all bills, 
resolutions, and other matters reported by any other committee 
on which a rule has been granted or formally requested, and 
such other matters as the Chair shall direct. The Calendar 
shall be published periodically, but in no case less often than 
once in each session of Congress.
    (2) The staff of the Committee shall furnish each member of 
the Committee with a list of all bills or resolutions (A) 
reported from the Committee but not yet considered by the 
House, and (B) on which a rule has been formally requested but 
not yet granted. The list shall be updated each week when the 
House is in session.
    (3) For purposes of paragraphs (1) and (2), a rule is 
considered as formally requested when the Chairman of a 
committee which has reported a bill or resolution (or a member 
of such committee authorized to act on the Chairman's behalf) 
(A) has requested, in writing to the Chair, that a hearing be 
scheduled on a rule for the consideration of the bill or 
resolution, and (B) has supplied the Committee with an adequate 
number of copies of the bill or resolution, as reported, 
together with the final printed committee report thereon.

                            OTHER PROCEDURES

    (e) The Chair may establish such other Committee procedures 
and take such actions as may be necessary to carry out these 
rules or to facilitate the effective operation of the Committee 
and its subcommittees in a manner consistent with these rules.

                 Rule 9--Amendments to Committee Rules

    The rules of the Committee may be modified, amended or 
repealed, in the same manner and method as prescribed for the 
adoption of committee rules in clause 2 of rule XI of the Rules 
of the House, but only if written notice of the proposed change 
has been provided to each such Member at least 48 hours before 
the time of the meeting at which the vote on the change occurs. 
Any such change in the rules of the Committee shall be 
published in the Congressional Record within 30 calendar days 
after their approval.

 II. HOUSE RULES CHANGES ADOPTED AT THE BEGINNING OF THE 105TH CONGRESS


                            A. Introduction

    The resolution adopting the rules of a new Congress is 
usually called up by the former chairman of the Rules Committee 
or the majority leader, debated for one hour, and given an up-
or-down vote after the minority attempts to bring up an 
alternative, which is traditionally defeated by a party-line 
vote.
    On January 7, 1997, the opening day of the 105th Congress, 
Rules Chairman Gerald B.H. Solomon opened the debate by noting 
that ``the 105th Congress will be the implementation Congress, 
both legislatively and procedurally.'' The Congress would very 
much be focused on implementing the reforms initiated by the 
104th Congress, on legislative and the procedural fronts.
    The rules package for the 105th Congress was ``modest in 
comparison [to the 104th Congress], as it should be,'' 
according to Chairman Solomon. In the 104th Congress, the new 
Republican majority implemented sweeping and bold reforms of 
the House's rules. Among other things, that package provided 
for the elimination of three committees and 32 subcommittees, 
thereby shrinking the size of this Congress and setting an 
example for the rest of the Federal Government; a one-third 
reduction in committee staff and funding; the elimination of 
proxy voting in committees; a three-fifths vote on income tax 
rate increases; the first ever comprehensive audit of House 
finances; term limits for the Speaker and committee and 
subcommittee chairmen; new sunshine rules to open committee 
hearings and meetings to the public and the broadcast media; 
and an overhaul of the administrative operations of the House.
    The package of changes for the 105th Congress consisted of 
numerous minor and technical changes from the rules of the last 
Congress, as well as several significant changes, which are 
summarized below.

 B. Section-by-Section Summary of H. Res. 5, Adopting House Rules for 
                           the 105th Congress


               (Adopted by the House on January 7, 1997)

    Sec. 1. Postponement of Corrections Votes: The Speaker's 
current authority to postpone votes on final passage of a 
measure would be extended to any manager's amendment, and any 
motion to recommit a bill (or any previous question thereon), 
considered under the Corrections Day process. (Rule I, clause 
5(b)(1))
    Sec. 2. Obsolete References to ``Contingent Fund'': Five 
obsolete references to the House ``contingent fund'' would be 
changed to ``applicable accounts of the House''. (Rule 1, 
clause 8, in two instances; Rule XI, clauses 1(c), 4(a), and 
6(f))
    Sec. 3. Drug Testing in the House: The Speaker, in 
consultation with the Minority Leader, shall develop through an 
appropriate entity of the House a system for drug testing that 
may include any Member, officer, or employee of the House and 
that is otherwise comparable in scope to the present system for 
drug testing in the Executive Branch. (Rule 1, clause 13)
    Sec. 4. Policy Direction, and Oversight of Chief 
Administrative Officer: The Speaker's authority over the 
assignment of functions, policy direction and oversight to the 
CAO would be eliminated, leaving such authority exclusively 
with the House Oversight Committee, as it now is with respect 
to other House officers. (Rule V, clause 1)
    Sec. 5. Budget Jurisdiction Changes: The Budget Committee 
would have jurisdiction over ``budget process, generally'' (and 
not just ``congressional budget process''). The Committee on 
Government Reform and Oversight's jurisdiction over ``budget 
and accounting measures, generally,'' would be changed to 
``government management and accounting measures, generally.'' 
(Rule X, clauses 1(d)(3) and 1(g)(4))
    Sec. 6. Designating Committee on Education and the 
Workforce: The name of the Committee on Economic and 
Educational Opportunities would be changed to the Committee on 
Education and the Workforce. (Rule X, clauses 1(f) and 3(c))
    Sec. 7. Requirement of Approval for Settlement of Certain 
Complaints: The provisions of section 2 of H. Res. 401 adopted 
by the House in the 104th Congress (April 16, 1996) would be 
extended to the 105th Congress. The provisions require the 
joint approval of the chairman and ranking minority member of 
the House Oversight Committee of the amount of a proposed 
settlement of a complaint under the Congressional 
Accountability Act before the employing House office can enter 
a settlement. (Rule X, clause 4(d))
    Sec. 8. Special Authorities for Certain Reports: (a) 
proposed investigative or oversight reports would be considered 
as read if available to committee members at least 24 hours in 
advance of their consideration; (b) committees would be 
authorized to file joint investigative or oversight reports 
with other committees on matters on which they had conducted 
joint studies or investigations; (c) committees would be 
authorized to file investigative or oversight reports after the 
final adjournment of a second session if they were properly 
approved and at least 7 calendar days are permitted for filing 
views; and (d) committee final activity reports could be filed 
after an adjournment without formal approval if at lease 7 
calendar days are permitted for filing views. (Rule XI, clauses 
1(b) and (d))
    Sec. 9. Committee Publications on Internet: Committees 
would be required, to the maximum extent feasible, to make all 
committee publications available in electronic form. (Rule XI, 
clause 2(e))
    Sec. 10. Information Required of Public Witnesses: Each 
committee shall require, to the greatest extent practicable, 
witnesses appearing in a non-governmental capacity to include 
with their advance written testimony a curriculum vitae and 
disclosure by source and amount of Federal government grants 
and contracts received by them and any entity they represent 
for the current and preceding two fiscal years. (Rules XI, 
clause 2(g))
    Sec. 11. Committees' Sittings: The current prohibition on 
committees sitting while the House is considering legislation 
under the five-minute rule (except by leave of the House), 
would be repealed. (Rule XI, clause 2(I))
    Sec. 12. Exceptions to Five-Minute Rule in Hearings: 
Committees would be authorized to adopt a special rule or 
motion (a) to permit selected majority and minority members (in 
equal numbers) to take more than 5-minutes in questioning 
witnesses, but not more than 30 minutes per side, per witness; 
and (b) to permit the questioning of witnesses by staff 
provided that staff for the minority is given equal time and 
opportunity to do so. (Rule XI, clause 2(j)(2))
    Sec. 13. Repeal of Inflation Impact Statement Requirement; 
Establishment of Constitutional Authority Statement 
Requirement: The current requirement for inflation impact 
statement in committee reports on bills would be repealed. A 
new ``Constitutional Authority Statement'' would be required in 
committee reports citing the specific powers granted to 
Congress by the Constitution on which the proposed enactment is 
based. (Rule XI, clause 2(l)(4))
    Sec. 14. Filing of Reports After Time for Views: The period 
for filing views on reports would be changed from three full 
days after the day on which a bill or matter is ordered 
reported to three days counting the day on which the matter is 
ordered reported. Moreover, a committee would have the 
automatic right to arrange to have until an hour after midnight 
on the third day to file its report with the Clerk if intention 
to file views is announced. (Rule XI, clause 2(l)(5))
    Sec. 15. Committee Reserve Fund: Committee primary expense 
resolutions reported by the House Oversight Committee may 
include a reserve fund for unanticipated expenses provided that 
any allocation from such fund to a committee is approved by the 
House Oversight Committee. (Rule XI, clause 5(a))
    Sec. 16. Corrections Calendar Changes: The Corrections Day 
rule would be amended to permit consideration of Corrections 
bills at any time on a Corrections Day (as opposed to 
immediately after the Pledge), and to permit bills to be called 
up in any order from the Calendar (as opposed to only in the 
numerical order in which they appear on the Calendar. (Rule 
XIII, clause 4(a))
    Sec. 17. Dynamic Estimation of Effects of Major Tax 
Legislation: A report by the Ways and Means Committee on major 
tax legislation (as designated by the Majority Leader in 
consultation with the Minority Leader) may include an estimate 
of the change in revenues resulting from the enactment of the 
legislation on the basis of assumptions that estimate the 
probable dynamic macroeconomic feedback effects of such 
legislation. The Joint Tax Committee would be required to 
produce such an estimate if requested by the chairman of the 
Ways and Means Committee. Such estimates shall be for 
informational purposes only. (Rule XIII, clause 7)
    Sec. 18. Appropriations Process Changes: No provision could 
be reported in a general appropriations bill, or considered as 
an amendment thereto, making the availability of funds 
contingent on the receipt or possession of information not 
required by existing law except germane provisions that 
retrench expenditures. The current right of the Majority Leader 
or a designee to offer the motion to rise and report at the end 
of the reading of appropriations bills for amendment would be 
clarified to ensure that the motion could not be preempted by 
the offering of regular amendments. (Rule XXI, clause 2(a), 
(b), (c) and (d))
    Sec. 19. Clarifying the Definition of Income Tax Rate 
Increase: The definition of Federal income tax rate increases 
for purposes of the rules requiring a three-fifths vote on such 
increases and prohibiting retroactive income tax rate increases 
would be narrowed to include only increases in existing 
specific statutory Federal income tax rates in the Internal 
RevenueCode of 1986 (sec. 1(a)-(e), sec. 11(b), or sec. 55(b)) 
or adding new income tax rates to the highest of such specific income 
tax rates. (Rule XXI, clause 5(c) and (d))-
    Sec. 20 Unfunded Mandate Clarification: The current rule 
permitting an amendment to strike an unfunded mandate from a 
bill unless otherwise precluded by a special order of the House 
would be clarified by specifying that the reference to section 
424(a)(l) of the Budget Act is to a ``Federal intergovernmental 
mandate'' whose direct costs exceed the threshold amounts 
specified in that section of the Budget Act. (Rule XXIII, 
clause 5(c))-
    Sec. 21. Discharge Petition Clarification: The existing 
discharge rule would be amended to clarify that petitions may 
be filed on resolutions from the Rules Committee providing for 
the consideration of any unreported or any reported measure 
(not just those reported ``favorably''), that such special 
rules may provide for the consideration of only one measure, 
and that the special rule may not provide for the consideration 
of non-germane amendments to such a measure. (Rule XXVII, 
clause 3)-
    Sec. 22. Prohibiting the Distribution of Campaign 
Contributions in the Hall of the House: No Member, officer, or 
employee of the House could knowingly distribute campaign 
contributions on the House floor or rooms leading thereto. 
(Rule XXXII, clause 5)-
    Sec. 23. Repeal Obsolete Employment Practices Rule: The 
House ``Employment Practices'' rule, which has been replaced by 
the Congressional Accountability Act, would be repealed, and 
Rule LII (Gift Rule) would be redesignated as rule LI. (Rule 
LI)-
    Sec. 24. Technical Amendments: (a) a recorded vote taken 
pursuant to clause 5(a) of rule I (postponement of certain 
votes) shall be considered a vote by the yeas and nays; (b) and 
(c) Obsolete references to the ``House Information Systems'' 
would be changed to the ``House Information Resources''; (d) 
the procedures for a committee vote on whether to close an 
investigatory hearing because testimony might tend to defame, 
degrade or incriminate any person would be changed to clarify 
that the hearing would not be closed if a majority of those 
voting (a committee majority being present)-instead of a 
majority of committee members-determine that the evidence or 
testimony would not tend to defame, degrade or incriminate any 
person. (Rule XI, clause 2(k)(5)(B); (e) The layover 
requirement for budget committee reports on budget resolutions 
would be conformed to those for other committee reports to the 
extent that Saturdays, Sundays or legal holidays on which the 
House is in session would be counted as days of availability of 
the report (Rule XI, clause 2(l)(6)); (f) the spelling of 
``endorsed'' would be corrected in rule XXII, clause 4(a); (g) 
the rule giving special protections to Members who have pre-
printed their amendments in the Congressional Record would 
apply to any measure under consideration and not just to those 
reported by a committee (Rule XXIII, clause 6); (h) The word 
``excepted'' would be changed to ``except'' before ``as 
provided in rule LI (Gift Rule)'' in clause 4 of rule XLIII; 
and (I) the words ``by House'' would be changed to ``by the 
House'' in clause 13 of rule XLIII (relating to the non-
disclosure oath or affirmation required for access to 
classified information).-
    Sec. 25. Select Committee on Ethics: The Committee on 
Standards of Official Conduct of the 104th Congress would be 
re-established in the 105th Congress as a select committee for 
a period ending on January 21, 1997, for the purpose of 
completing its work on the report issued by its subcommittee 
involving the official conduct of Representative Newt Gingrich.

              III. COMMITTEE JURISDICTION AND ACTIVITIES-


                            A. Introduction

    The jurisdictional mandate of the Committee on Rules is set 
forth in Rule X, clause 1(m) as follows:
          ``(m) Committee on Rules.
                  ``(1) The rules and joint rules (other than 
                rules or joint rules relating to the Code of 
                Official Conduct), and order of business of the 
                House.
                  ``(2) Recesses and final adjournments of 
                Congress.
        The Committee on Rules is authorized to sit and act 
        whether or not the House is in session.''
    The jurisdictional mandate of the Committee for the 
purposes of this survey of activities is broken down into two 
subgroups: original jurisdiction matters and special rules 
(order of business resolutions). In practice, these subgroups 
are intertwined in a manner that greatly affects the way in 
which the House conducts its business. One subgroup, referred 
to here as ``original jurisdiction'' contains all measures 
pertaining to the rules of the House and joint rules. These 
measures are either referred directly to the Committee by the 
Speaker or originate in the Committee itself. They not only 
pertain to changes in House procedure, but also cover the 
Committee's power to establish select committees, authorize 
certain investigations, provide enforcement procedures for the 
budget process, and to establish congressional procedures for 
considering certain executive branch proposals.
    The Committee held twelve days of hearings and mark-ups on 
eight matters of original jurisdiction during the 105th 
Congress. Six of the eight measures were reported to the House 
for consideration. All six of those were adopted by the House. 
One of the original eight was subject to a hearing and a 
partial markup, but was never reported. Another of the original 
eight was the subject of a hearing, but was subsequently 
replaced by a different resolution which was reported. Finally, 
one additional original jurisdiction matter was not reported by 
the Rules Committee but was discharged by the adoption of a 
rule and was then adopted by the House.
    The other subgroup of the Committee's jurisdictional 
mandate, referred to as order of business resolutions or 
``rules,'' is used by the Committee to direct the manner in 
which a bill or resolution will be considered by the House. 
``Rules,'' in the form of House resolutions, tailor the time 
allotted for debate and the process by which a bill can be 
amended. This is done to allow the House to consider the 
subject matter in a way which best suits the bill's individual 
issues and/or controversy. These ``rules'' may also contain 
waivers of specific House rules or provisions of the 
Congressional Budget Act. It is sometimes necessary to waive 
the rules of the House inorder to allow the House to consider 
all the facets of the particular issue. Special rules also allow the 
House to consider measures according to the majority leadership's 
legislative scheduling priorities rather than in the numerical order in 
which they were reported.
    During the 105th Congress, the Committee held 137 days of 
hearings pursuant to the 156 written requests received from 
Committee chairs seeking rules. In addition there were 8 formal 
requests ultimately disposed of by procedures other than the 
Rules Committee (such as unanimous consent or suspension), and 
no formal requests were pending at the end of the Congress. 
These formal requests do not reflect additional requests of an 
emergency nature made in person by the chairs of the various 
legislative committees. The Committee granted 207 rules: 149 
rules provided for consideration of bills and resolutions, 29 
dealt with conference reports and 18 other rules provided for 
consideration of measures but stopped short of the amending 
process (e.g., providing for debate only, creating suspension 
days for considering specific measures or waiving the two-
thirds requirement to bring up a rule for a certain measure on 
the same day the rule is reported).
    The Committee granted 57 open rules, 6 modified open rules 
with a time cap on consideration of amendments, 7 modified open 
rules with required pre-printing in the Congressional Record, 2 
modified open rules with both a time cap on consideration of 
amendments and required preprinting in the Congressional 
Record, 48 structured or modified closed rules, and 22 closed 
rules. The Committee granted 31 waivers of specific sections of 
the Budget Act. The Committee granted 85 rules waiving all 
points of order to permit consideration of either the 
underlying measure, the matter made in order as the original 
text, motions, or against the amendments made in order.
    In summary, the Committee on Rules reported 207 rules (a 
10% decrease from the 104th Congress). Of these the House 
adopted 186, rejected 5, tabled 13 and 3 remained pending on 
the House Calendar when Congress adjourned in October, 1998. In 
addition the Committee on Rules reported 6 original 
jurisdiction measures, all of which were ultimately adopted by 
the House. One additional original jurisdiction measure was 
discharged from the Rules Committee by adoption of a rule and 
was then adopted by the House.
    In addition to the full Committee activities, the 
Subcommittee on the Legislative and Budget Process and the 
Subcommittee on Rules and Organization of the House, conducted 
studies concerning other matters in the Committee's 
jurisdiction.

                      B. Special Orders or Rules-


                            1. RULE REQUESTS

    The process of considering requests for special orders or 
``rules'' usually begins when the Committee on Rules receives a 
letter from a legislative committee requesting that it hold a 
hearing and recommend a rule on that particular measure. The 
letter is signed by the full committee chairman and most often 
makes a specific request for the type of rule desired by the 
legislative committee. In some cases, the emergency nature of 
the legislation does not allow adequate time for a formal 
request to be registered. In these cases, the requests are made 
in person by the chairman of the committee with jurisdiction. 
Once a hearing has been scheduled, the Committee on Rules 
allows any House member who has an interest in testifying to do 
so. Under normal circumstances and pursuant to Committee rules, 
printed copies of the legislation and accompanying committee 
report or conference report are provided to the Committee 
members at least 24 hours in advance of the meeting on the rule 
request for the legislation.
    The Committee gives written notice to its members and 
notifies the pertinent committee of the scheduled hearing date 
at least 48 hours prior to the commencement of the hearing, 
unless an emergency situation exists. If Budget Act violations 
are present, the Budget Committee chairman often advises the 
Committee on Rules whether the Budget Committee objects to or 
supports the granting of specific waivers. The position of the 
Budget Committee on these matters is merely advisory in nature; 
the Committee on Rules has sole jurisdiction over waivers of 
the Budget Act, subject to House approval of the rule 
containing such waivers.-

                              2. HEARINGS

    The Rules Committee chairman controls the order in which 
witnesses appear and also initiates the questioning. Typically, 
the chairman of the committee requesting the rule makes a short 
statement. The chairman is followed by the ranking minority 
member. Sometimes the subcommittee chair and ranking minority 
member appear on behalf of their full committee counterparts on 
the rule request.
    In many cases, the components of the proposed special order 
form the basis for the dialogue between substantive committee 
leaders asking for the rule and the Rules Committee members. 
More often than not, the questioning escalates into discussions 
about the merits of the bill itself. If the legislation is 
particularly wide-ranging or controversial, Representatives who 
do not sit on the relevant legislative committee seek to 
testify. (Except in the most unusual circumstances, only House 
Members are allowed to testify during a rule request hearing.) 
Questioning of each witness takes place under the five-minute 
rule until each Committee member has had an opportunity to 
question each witness. Questioning is rather informal. The 
Chairman rarely enforces the five-minute rule, and Committee 
members yield to one another to allow their colleagues to make 
a specific point or follow up on the line of questioning.
    A quorum, at least seven members of the thirteen, must be 
present before a recommendation on a rule can be ordered 
reported, deferred, or tabled (killed).
    After the Committee votes to approve a rule, the Chairman 
and ranking minority member each assign one of their members to 
manage the rule on the floor. The majority manager's name 
appears on the rule and report, and that person usually files 
the rule from the House floor, at which time the resolution and 
report are assigned a number.
    Any member may ask for a roll call or a division vote. In 
the past, most decisions of theCommittee were made by voice 
vote, but in the last several Congresses there has been an increase in 
the number of roll call votes demanded. For the entire 100th Congress 
there were 18 roll call votes demanded; in the 101st Congress there 
were 26; in the 102nd there were 193; in the 103rd there were 533; in 
the 104th there were 327; and, in the 105th there were 104.
    Once a special rule has been filed, the Majority Leader--
working closely with the Speaker, the Rules Committee chairman, 
and the substantive committee chairman--decides upon an 
appropriate date for the consideration of the rule on the 
floor. Rules can be considered the same day they are reported, 
if the House agrees to consideration by a two-thirds vote. 
After a one-day layover, rules may be considered at any time 
without being subject to a question of consideration.

                  3. TYPES OF SPECIAL ORDERS OR RULES

(a) Background

    Table 1 in the Appendix categorizes all rules granted. 
Rules are broken down into seventeen different categories 
dealing with all stages of the legislative process in the 
House.
    In recent Congresses, particular attention has been focused 
on the type of amendment structure provided for in rules. In 
dealing with amendment structure this report focuses only on 
those rules which provide for the initial consideration of 
bills, joint resolutions or budget resolutions and which 
provide for an amending process. The Republican majority in the 
104th and 105th Congresses has used categories of rules which 
are based on the ones used in previous Congresses by the then-
Republican minority. The amendment structure categories are as 
follows: (1) open, (2) modified open--time cap on consideration 
of amendments, (3) modified open--required pre-printing in the 
Congressional Record, (4) modified open--both time cap on 
consideration of amendments and required preprinting in the 
Congressional Record, (5) structured or modified closed, and 
(6) closed.

(b) Explanation of types of rules granted

    This section focuses only on rules which provide for an 
amendment process. Therefore, rules providing for general 
debate only, stopping short of consideration of the measure for 
amendment, or waiving the two-thirds requirement are not 
included in this section. Rules for conference reports--which 
are otherwise privileged and, under regular order, non-
amendable--also are not included in this section.
          (1) Open: An open rule is one under which any member 
        may offer an amendment that complies with the standing 
        rules of the House and the Budget Act. Also included in 
        the category of open rules are those that have been 
        called ``open plus''. These rules allow the offering of 
        any amendment in order under an open rule--plus 
        amendments which have to be protected from a point of 
        order in order to be offered.
          (2) Modified open--time cap on consideration of 
        amendments: This type of rule permits any amendment in 
        order under an open rule, subject only to an overall 
        time limit on the amendment process. It allows the 
        House to manage its time, to make more reliable its 
        schedule and to provide some certainty about when 
        measures will be on and off the floor. Moreover, it 
        allows the majority and minority parties to offer 
        priority amendments of their choosing rather than 
        having the Rules Committee designate what amendments 
        can be offered.
          (3) Modified open--required preprinting in the 
        Congressional Record: This type of rule permits the 
        offering only of those amendments printed in the 
        Congressional Record. In some cases the rule requires 
        amendments to be printed by a specific date; in some 
        cases the amendment must be printed before the 
        consideration of the amendment and in other cases 
        before the consideration of the bill for any amendment. 
        In most cases these rules do not prohibit second degree 
        amendments. The preprinting requirement does not afford 
        the same time certainty as the time cap, since there is 
        no way to know in advance how many amendments will be 
        submitted and printed, how many printed amendments will 
        actually be offered, or how many roll call votes will 
        be called. Requiring that amendments be printed in 
        advance affords Members a better idea of the range of 
        issues to be debated and voted on, and it removes the 
        element of surprise at least from first degree 
        amendments.
          (4) Modified open--both time cap on consideration of 
        amendments and required preprinting in the 
        Congressional Record: This type of rule combines the 
        features of the two types of modified open rules listed 
        above along with the advantages and disadvantages of 
        each of them.
          (5) Structured or modified closed rule: A structured 
        or modified closed rule is one under which the Rules 
        Committee limits the amendments that may be offered 
        only to those amendments designated in the special rule 
        or the Rules Committee report to accompany it, or which 
        precludes amendments to a particular portion of a bill, 
        even though the rest of the bill may be completely open 
        to amendment. A modified closed rule is one which 
        allows the offering of only one or two amendments. A 
        structured rule is one which allows three or more 
        amendments. In the case of a structured or modified 
        closed rule, the Chairman generally will announce 
        through a one minute speech on the floor of the House 
        and a ``Dear Colleague'' letter, the intention of the 
        Committee to review all amendments. He requests that 
        Members provide the Committee with copies of their 
        proposed amendments in advance of the Committee meeting 
        date. In some instances, the amendments made in order 
        represent all of the amendments submitted to the 
        Committee.
          (6) Closed: This type of rule is one under which no 
        amendments may be offered other than amendments 
        recommended by the committee reporting the bill. It 
        should be noted that under House rules changes adopted 
        at the beginning of the 104th Congress, the Rules 
        Committee cannot report a special rule denying the 
        minority the right to offer amendatory instructions in 
        a motion to recommit if offered by the minority leader 
        or a designee.

                   4. FLOOR CONSIDERATION OF THE RULE

    When the time comes to present a rule, the majority member 
who filed the rule (a privileged House resolution), or another 
majority member of the Rules Committee designated by the 
chairman, is recognized by the Speaker. That Member stands at 
the majority committee table on the House Floor. Once 
recognized, the Member states:

          Mr. Speaker, by direction of the Committee on Rules, 
        I call up House Resolution __________, and ask for its 
        immediate consideration.

(Any member of the Committee on Rules may be recognized to call 
up a rule that has been on the House Calendar for at least 
seven legislative days, and the Speaker is required to 
recognize the Rules Committee member as a question of the 
highest privilege, so long as the member has given one-day's 
notice of an intent to seek recognition for that purpose.)
    Once the Clerk has read the resolution, the Speaker 
recognizes the majority Rules Committee member handling the 
rule for one hour. The majority floor manager then customarily 
yields thirty minutes to his minority counterpart for the 
purposes of debate only, and debate on the rule is started. The 
length of debate on the rule varies according to the complexity 
of the rule and the degree of controversy over the bill, but 
debate on most noncontroversial rules is over within fifteen or 
twenty minutes and the rule may be accepted by voice vote.
    Since a rule is considered in the House under the hour 
rule, no amendments are in order unless the floor manager 
offers an amendment or yields to another Member for that 
purpose. At the conclusion of debate on the rule, the floor 
manager moves the previous question. If no objection is heard, 
the House proceeds to vote on the rule. If objection is heard, 
a vote occurs on the previous question. If the previous 
question is rejected, however, a Member who opposed the 
previous question (usually the Rules Committee minority floor 
manager) is recognized. That Member then controls one hour of 
debate time on the amendment. The Member controlling the time 
may offer an amendment to the rule and then move the previous 
question on the amendment and on the rule when debate has 
concluded. Once the rule is adopted (with or without 
amendments), the legislation it concerns is eligible for 
consideration under the terms of the rule.

                 5. RULES REJECTED, TABLED, OR PENDING

    In the 105th Congress, the Committee on Rules reported 207 
rules. The House adopted 186 of these rules, rejected five 
rules, and tabled thirteen rules. Three rules remained pending 
on the House Calendar at adjournment.

a. Rules rejected by the House

    House Resolution 101, providing for the consideration of H. 
Res. 91, a resolution providing amounts for the expenses of 
certain committees of the House of Representatives in the One 
Hundred Fifth Congress, failed passage by a roll call vote of 
210-213 on March 20, 1997.
    House Resolution 146, providing for the consideration of 
H.R. 1469, making emergency supplemental appropriations for 
recovery from natural disasters, and for overseas peacekeeping 
efforts, including those in Bosnia, for the fiscal year ending 
September 30, 1997, failed passage by a roll call vote of 193-
229 on May 14, 1997.
    House Resolution 446, disposing of the conference report to 
accompany S. 1150, to ensure that federally funded agricultural 
research, extension, and education address high-priority 
concerns with national or multistate significance, to reform, 
extend, and eliminate certain agricultural research programs, 
failed passage by a roll call vote of 120-289 on May 22, 1998.
    House Resolution 485, providing for consideration of H.R. 
4104, making appropriations for the Treasury Department, the 
United States Postal Service, the Executive Office of the 
President, and certain Independent Agencies, for the fiscal 
year ending September 30, 1999, failed passage by a roll call 
vote of 125-291 on June 25, 1998.
    House Resolution 563, waiving points of order against the 
conference report to accompany H.R. 4104, making appropriations 
for the Treasury Department, the United States Postal Service, 
the Executive Office of the President, and certain Independent 
Agencies, for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1999, failed 
passage by a roll call vote of 106-294 on October 1, 1998.

b. Rules tabled by the House

    The following three House resolutions were laid on the 
table on June 19, 1997, pursuant to House Resolution 169, 
providing for consideration of H.R. 1119, National Defense 
Authorization Act for Fiscal Years 1998 and 1999. House 
Resolution 169 was adopted by a record vote of 322-101.
          House Resolution 161, waiving a requirement of clause 
        4(b) of rule XI with respect to consideration of 
        certain resolutions from the Committee on Rules.
          House Resolution 162, waiving points of order against 
        the conference report to accompany the bill H.R. 1469, 
        making emergency supplemental appropriations for 
        recovery from natural disasters, and for overseas 
        peacekeeping efforts, including those in Bosnia, for 
        the fiscal year ending September 30, 1997, and for 
        other purposes.
          House Resolution 165, waiving a requirement of clause 
        4(b) of Rule XI with respect to the same day 
        consideration of certain resolutions reported from the 
        Committee on Rules.
    House Resolution 185, providing for consideration of the 
bill H.R. 2159, Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and 
Related Programs Appropriations Bill, 1998, was laid on the 
table by unanimous consent on July 24, 1997.
    House Resolution 199, providing for the consideration of 
the bill H.R. 2264, Departments of Labor, Health and Human 
Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriation 
Bill, 1998, was laid on the table by unanimous consent on July 
31, 1997.
    House Resolution 203, providing for consideration of a 
joint resolution waiving certain enrollment requirements with 
respect to two specified bills of the One Hundred Fifth 
Congress, was laid on the table by unanimous consent on July 
31, 1997.
    The following two House resolutions were both tabled by 
unanimous consent on October 7, 1997:
          House Resolution 243, providing for the consideration 
        of the bill H.R. 901, American Land Sovereignty 
        Protection Act.
          House Resolution 257, providing for the consideration 
        of the bill H.R. 901, American Land Sovereignty 
        Protection Act.
    House Resolution 280, providing for consideration of the 
bill H.R. 1270, Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1997, was laid on 
the table on October 31, 1997, pursuant to House Resolution 
288, another rule providing for the consideration of two bills: 
H.R. 2746, Helping Empower Low-Income Parents (HELP) 
Scholarships Amendments of 1997 and H.R. 2616, Charter Schools 
Amendments Act of 1997. House Resolution 288 was adopted by a 
record vote of 214-198.
    House Resolution 306, waiving a requirement of clause 4(b) 
of rule XI with respect to consideration of certain resolutions 
reported from the Committee on Rules, and for other purposes, 
was laid on the table on November 10, 1997, pursuant to House 
Resolution 311, providing for the consideration of certain 
resolutions in preparation for the adjournment of the first 
session sine die. House Resolution 311 was adopted by a record 
vote 257-159.
    House Resolution 309, providing for consideration of the 
bill H.R. 2621, Reciprocal Trade Agreement Authorities Act of 
1997, was laid on the table by unanimous consent on April 1, 
1998.
    House Resolution 403, providing for consideration of the 
bill H.R. 10, Financial Services Act of 1998, was laid on the 
table by unanimous consent on April 1, 1998.
    House Resolution 551, providing for consideration of the 
bill H.R. 4618, Agriculture Disaster and Market Loss Assistance 
Act of 1998, was laid on the table on October 2, 1998, pursuant 
to House Resolution 567, waiving points of order against the 
conference report to accompany the bill H.R. 4101, making 
appropriations for Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and 
Drug Administration, and Related Agencies programs for the 
fiscal year ending September 30, 1999, and for other purposes. 
House Resolution 567 was adopted by voice vote.

c. Rules pending

    The Rules Committee reported House Resolution 427, 
providing for the consideration of the bill H.R. 512, the New 
Wildlife Refuge Authorization Act, on May 12, 1998.
    The Rules Committee reported House Resolution 535, 
providing for the consideration of the bill H.R. 4006, the 
Lethal Drug Abuse Prevention Act of 1998, on September 14, 
1998.
    The Rules Committee reported House Resolution 560, 
providing for the consideration of the bill H.R. 3789, the 
Class Action Jurisdiction Act of 1998, on October 1, 1998.

                       6. WAIVERS OF HOUSE RULES

    The following compilation identifies the Rules of the House 
which were waived in specific resolutions, the provisions to 
which the waivers applied, and the legislation which required 
the waiver. There is also an indication whether the rule was 
waived against the bill and/or original text (B/OT), an 
amendment (A), a motion (M), a section (S), or a conference 
report (CR).

Rule X, clause 1(b)--Requiring a detailed explanation in the committee report of any rescission or transfers of unexpected balances

H. Res. 542........................  H.R. 4569..........................  Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and         B
                                                                           Related Programs Appropriations Bill, 1999.

                                     Rule XI, clause 2(l)(6)--Requiring a three-day layover of the committee report

H. Res. 127........................  H.R. 1274..........................  National Institute of Standards and Technology    B
                                                                           Authorization Act of 1997.
H. Res. 128........................  H.R. 1275..........................  Civilian Space Authorization Act, Fiscal Years    B
                                                                           1998 and 1999.
H. Res. 133........................  H.R. 2.............................  Housing Opportunity and Responsibility Act of     B
                                                                           1997.
H. Res. 134........................  H.R. 867...........................  Adoption Promotion Act of 1997..................  B
H. Res. 184........................  H.R. 2158..........................  Department of Veterans Affairs and Housing and    B
                                                                           Urban Development, and Independent Agencies
                                                                           Appropriations Bill, 1998.
H. Res. 185........................  H.R. 2159..........................  Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and         B
                                                                           Related Programs Appropriations Bill, 1998.
H. Res. 187........................  H.R. 1853..........................  Carl D. Perkins Vocational-Technical Education    B
                                                                           Act Amendments of 1997.
H. Res. 189........................  H.R. 2169..........................  Department of Transportation and Related          B
                                                                           Agencies Appropriations Bill, 1998.
H. Res. 198........................  H.R. 2266..........................  Department of Defense Appropriations Bill, 1998.  B
H. Res. 271........................  H.R. 1534..........................  Private Property Rights Implementation Act of     B
                                                                           1997.
H. Res. 368........................  H.R. 2460..........................  Wireless Telephone Protection Act...............  B
H. Res. 377........................  H.R. 2369..........................  Wireless Privacy Enhancement Act of 1998........  B
H. Res. 384........................  H.R. 2883..........................  Government Performance and Results Act Technical  B
                                                                           Amendments of 1998.
H. Res. 396........................  H.R. 3310..........................  Small Business Paperwork Reduction Act            B
                                                                           Amendments of 1998.
H. Res. 402........................  H.R. 3579..........................  Emergency Appropriations for Fiscal Year Ending   B
                                                                           September 30, 1998, and for Other Purposes.
H. Res. 420........................  H.R. 3694..........................  Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year    B
                                                                           1999.
H. Res. 482........................  H.R. 4101..........................  Department of Agriculture and Related Agencies    B
                                                                           Appropriations for Fiscal Year 1999.
H. Res. 484........................  H.R. 4103..........................  Department of Defense Appropriations Bill, 1999.  B
H. Res. 485........................  H.R. 4104..........................  Treasury, Postal Service, and General Government  B
                                                                           Appropriations Bill, 1999.
H. Res. 489........................  H.R. 4112..........................  Legislative Branch Appropriations Bill, 1999....  B
H. Res. 508........................  H.R. 4276..........................  Departments of Commerce, Justice, and State, the  B
                                                                           Judiciary, and Related Agencies Appropriations
                                                                           Bill, Fiscal Year 1999.
H. Res. 542........................  H.R. 4569..........................  Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and         B
                                                                           Related Programs Appropriations Bill, 1999.
                                        Rule XIII, clause 7(b)--Requiring a cost estimate in the committee report

H. Res. 133........................  H.R. 2.............................  Housing Opportunity and Responsibility Act of     B
                                                                           1997.

                                                  Rule XVI, clause 7--Prohibiting nongermane amendments

H. Res. 134........................  H.R. 867...........................  Adoption Promotion Act of 1997..................  OT
H. Res. 153........................  H.R. 408...........................  International Dolphin Conservation Program Act..  OT
H. Res. 179........................  H.R. 1775..........................  Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year    OT
                                                                           1998.
H. Res. 180........................  H.R. 858...........................  Quincy Library Group Forest Recovery And          OT
                                                                           Economic Stability Act of 1998.
H. Res. 255........................  H.R. 1370..........................  Reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank.......  OT
H. Res. 265........................  H.R. 2204..........................  Coast Guard Authorization Act of 1997...........  OT
H. Res. 378........................  H.R. 3130..........................  Child Support Performance and Incentive Act.....  A
H. Res. 383........................  H.R. 1432..........................  African Growth and Opportunity Act..............  OT
H. Res. 390........................  H.R. 2589..........................  Copyright Term Extension Act....................  A
H. Res. 394........................  H.R. 2515..........................  Forest Recovery and Protection Act of 1998......  OT
H. Res. 408........................  H.R. 1252..........................  Judicial Reform Act of 1998.....................  OT
H. Res. 420........................  H.R. 3694..........................  Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year    OT
                                                                           1999.
H. Res. 427........................  H.R. 512...........................  New Wildlife Refuge Authorization Act...........  OT
H. Res. 537........................  H.R. 4300..........................  Western Hemisphere Drug Elimination Act.........  OT
H. Res. 543........................  H.R. 3248..........................  Dollars to the Classroom Act....................  OT
                 Rule XXI, clause 2--Prohibiting unauthorized appropriations or legislative provisions in a general appropriations bill

H. Res. 146........................  H.R. 1469..........................  Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Bill for    B
                                                                           Fiscal Year 1997.
H. Res. 149........................  H.R. 1469..........................  Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Bill for    B
                                                                           Fiscal Year 1997.
H. Res. 178........................  H.R. 2016..........................  Military Construction Appropriations Bill, 1998.  B
H. Res. 181........................  H.R. 2107..........................  Department of the Interior and Related Agencies   B
                                                                           Appropriations Bill, 1998.
H. Res. 184........................  H.R. 2158..........................  Department of Veterans Affairs and Housing and    B
                                                                           Urban Development, and Independent Agencies
                                                                           Appropriations Bill, 1998.
H. Res. 185........................  H.R. 2159..........................  Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and         B
                                                                           Related Programs Appropriations Bill, 1998.
H. Res. 189........................  H.R. 2169..........................  Department of Transportation and Related          B
                                                                           Agencies Appropriations Bill, 1998.
H. Res. 193........................  H.R. 2160..........................  Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug     B
                                                                           Administration, and Related Agencies
                                                                           Appropriations Bill, 1998.
H. Res. 194........................  H.R. 2203..........................  Energy and Water Development Appropriations       B
                                                                           Bill, 1998.
H. Res. 197........................  H.R. 2209..........................  Legislative Branch Appropriations Bill, 1998....  B
H. Res. 198........................  H.R. 2266..........................  Department of Defense Appropriations Bill, 1998.  B
H. Res. 199........................  H.R. 2264..........................  Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services,  B
                                                                           and Education, and Related Agencies
                                                                           Appropriation Bill, 1998.
H. Res. 239........................  H.R. 2267..........................  Departments of Commerce, Justice, and State, the  B, A
                                                                           Judiciary, and Related Agencies Appropriations
                                                                           Bill, Fiscal Year 1998.
H. Res. 264........................  H.R. 2607..........................  District of Columbia Appropriations Bill, 1998..  B
H. Res. 402........................  H.R. 3579..........................  Emergency Appropriations for Fiscal Year Ending   B
                                                                           September 30, 1998, and for Other Purposes.
H. Res. 477........................  H.R. 4059..........................  Military Construction Appropriations Bill, 1998.  B
H. Res. 478........................  H.R. 4060..........................  Energy and Water Development Appropriations       B
                                                                           Bill, 1999.
H. Res. 482........................  H.R. 4101..........................  Department of Agriculture and Related Agencies    B
                                                                           Appropriations for Fiscal Year 1999.
H. Res. 484........................  H.R. 4103..........................  Department of Defense Appropriations Bill, 1999.  B
H. Res. 485........................  H.R. 4104..........................  Treasury, Postal Service, and General Government  B
                                                                           Appropriations Bill, 1999.
H. Res. 489........................  H.R. 4112..........................  Legislative Branch Appropriations Bill, 1999....  B
H. Res. 498........................  H.R. 4104..........................  Treasury, Postal Service, and General Government  S
                                                                           Appropriations Bill, 1999.
H. Res. 501........................  H.R. 4194..........................  Departments of Veterans Affairs and Housing and   B
                                                                           Urban Development, and Independent Agencies
                                                                           Appropriations Bill, 1999.
H. Res. 504........................  H.R. 4193..........................  Department of the Interior and Related Agencies   B
                                                                           Appropriations Bill, 1999.
H. Res. 508........................  H.R. 4276..........................  Departments of Commerce, Justice, and State, the  B
                                                                           Judiciary, and Related Agencies Appropriations
                                                                           Bill, Fiscal Year 1999.
H. Res. 510........................  H.R. 4328..........................  Department of Transportation and Related          B
                                                                           Agencies Appropriations Bill, 1999.
H. Res. 517........................  H.R. 4380..........................  District of Columbia Appropriations Bill, 1999..  B
H. Res. 542........................  H.R. 4569..........................  Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and         B
                                                                           Related Programs Appropriations Bill, 1999.
H. Res. 564........................  H.R. 4274..........................  Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services,  B
                                                                           and Education, and Related Agencies
                                                                           Appropriations Bill, 1999.

   Rule XXI, clause 2(e)--Prohibiting non-emergency designated amendments to be offered to an appropriations bill containing  an emergency designation

H. Res. 146........................  H.R. 1469..........................  Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Bill for    A
                                                                           Fiscal Year 1997.
H. Res. 149........................  H.R. 1469..........................  Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Bill for    A
                                                                           Fiscal Year 1997.
H. Res. 181........................  H.R. 2107..........................  Department of the Interior and Related Agencies   A
                                                                           Appropriations Bill, 1998.
H. Res. 199........................  H.R. 2264..........................  Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services,  A
                                                                           and Education, and Related Agencies
                                                                           Appropriations Bill, 1998.
H. Res. 504........................  H.R. 4193..........................  Department of the Interior and Related Agencies   A
                                                                           Appropriations Bill, 1999.

                                  Rule XXI, clause 3--Requiring that the report include a list of unauthorized accounts

H. Res. 489........................  H.R. 4112..........................  Legislative Branch Appropriations Bill, 1999....  B

                                         Rule XXI, clause 5(a)--Prohibiting appropriations in a legislative bill

H. Res. 133........................  H.R. 2.............................  Housing Opportunity and Responsibility Act of     OT
                                                                           1997.
H. Res. 143........................  H.R. 3.............................  Juvenile Crime Control Act of 1997..............  OT
H. Res. 150........................  H.R. 1385..........................  Employment, Training, and Literacy Enhancement    OT
                                                                           Act of 1997.
H. Res. 179........................  H.R. 1775..........................  Intelligence Authorization Act For Fiscal Year    OT
                                                                           1998.
H. Res. 180........................  H.R. 858...........................  Quincy Library Group Forest Recovery and          OT
                                                                           Economic Stability Act of 1998.
H. Res. 280........................  H.R. 1270..........................  Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1997................  OT, A
H. Res. 283........................  H.R. 1270..........................  Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1997................  OT, A
H. Res. 376........................  H.R. 856...........................  United States-Puerto Rico Political Status Act..  OT
H. Res. 394........................  H.R. 2515..........................  Forest Recovery and Protection Act of 1998......  OT

       Rule XXI, clause 5(b)--Prohibiting tax or tariff provisions in a bill not reported by a committee with jurisdiction over  revenue measures

H. Res. 179........................  H.R. 1775..........................  Intelligence Authorization Act For Fiscal Year    OT
                                                                           1998.
H. Res. 420........................  H. R. 3694.........................  Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year    OT
                                                                           1999.
H. Res. 478........................  H.R. 4060..........................  Energy and Water Development Appropriations       B
                                                                           Bill, 1999.

                                    Rule XXI, clause 6--Prohibiting reappropriations in a general appropriations bill

H. Res. 146........................  H.R. 1469..........................  Juvenile Crime Control Act of 1997..............  B
H. Res. 149........................  H.R. 1469..........................  Juvenile Crime Control Act of 1997..............  B
H. Res. 178........................  H.R. 2016..........................  Military Construction Appropriations Bill, 1998.  B
H. Res. 181........................  H.R. 2107..........................  Department of the Interior and Related Agencies   B
                                                                           Appropriations Bill, 1998.
H. Res. 184........................  H.R. 2158..........................  Department of Veterans Affairs and Housing and    B
                                                                           Urban Development, and Independent Agencies
                                                                           Appropriations Bill, 1998.
H. Res. 185........................  H.R. 2159..........................  Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and         B
                                                                           Related Programs Appropriations Bill, 1998.
H. Res. 189........................  H.R. 2169..........................  Department of Transportation and Related          B
                                                                           Agencies Appropriations Bill, 1998.
H. Res. 193........................  H.R. 2160..........................  Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug     B
                                                                           Administration, and Related Agencies
                                                                           Appropriations Bill, 1998.
H. Res. 194........................  H.R. 2203..........................  Energy and Water Development Appropriations       B
                                                                           Bill, 1998.
H. Res. 197........................  H.R. 2209..........................  Legislative Branch Appropriations Bill, 1998....  B
H. Res. 198........................  H.R. 2266..........................  Department of Defense Appropriations Bill, 1998.  B
H. Res. 199........................  H.R. 2264..........................  Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services,  B
                                                                           and Education, and Related Agencies
                                                                           Appropriation Bill, 1998.
H. Res. 239........................  H.R. 2267..........................  Departments of Commerce, Justice, and State, the  B
                                                                           Judiciary, and Related Agencies Appropriations
                                                                           Bill, Fiscal Year 1998.
H. Res. 264........................  H.R. 2607..........................  District of Columbia Appropriations Bill, 1998..  B
H. Res. 402........................  H.R. 3579..........................  Emergency Appropriations for Fiscal Year Ending   B
                                                                           September 30, 1998, and for Other Purposes.
H. Res. 477........................  H.R. 4059..........................  Military Construction Appropriations Bill, 1998.  B
H. Res. 478........................  H.R. 4060..........................  Energy and Water Development Appropriations       B
                                                                           Bill, 1999.
H. Res. 482........................  H.R. 4101..........................  Department of Agriculture and Related Agencies    B
                                                                           Appropriations for Fiscal Year 1999.
H. Res. 484........................  H.R. 4103..........................  Department of Defense Appropriations Bill, 1999.  B
H. Res. 485........................  H.R. 4104..........................  Treasury, Postal Service, and General Government  B
                                                                           Appropriations Bill, 1999.
H. Res. 489........................  H.R. 4112..........................  Legislative Branch Appropriations Bill, 1999....  B
H. Res. 501........................  H.R. 4194..........................  Departments of Veterans Affairs and Housing and   B
                                                                           Urban Development, and Independent Agencies
                                                                           Appropriations Bill, 1999.
H. Res. 504........................  H.R. 4193..........................  Department of the Interior and Related Agencies   B
                                                                           Appropriations Bill, 1999.
H. Res. 508........................  H.R. 4276..........................  Departments of Commerce, Justice, and State, the  B
                                                                           Judiciary, and Related Agencies Appropriations
                                                                           Bill, Fiscal Year 1999.
H. Res. 510........................  H.R. 4328..........................  Department of Transportation and Related          B
                                                                           Agencies Appropriations Bill, 1999.
H. Res. 517........................  H.R. 4380..........................  District of Columbia Appropriations Bill, 1999..  B
H. Res. 564........................  H.R. 4274..........................  Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services,  B
                                                                           and Education, and Related Agencies
                                                                           Appropriations Bill, 1999.

 Rule XXI, clause 7--Requiring relevant printed hearings and reports to be available for three days prior to consideration  of a general appropriations
                                                                          bill

H. Res. 184........................  H.R. 2158..........................  Department of Veterans Affairs and Housing and    B
                                                                           Urban Development, and Independent Agencies
                                                                           Appropriations Bill, 1998.
H. Res. 185........................  H.R. 2159..........................  Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and         B
                                                                           Related Programs Appropriations Bill, 1998.
H. Res. 189........................  H.R. 2169..........................  Department of Transportation and Related          B
                                                                           Agencies Appropriations Bill, 1998.
H. Res. 198........................  H.R. 2266..........................  Department of Defense Appropriations Bill, 1998.  B
H. Res. 402........................  H.R. 3579..........................  Emergency Appropriations for Fiscal Year Ending   B
                                                                           September 30, 1998, and for Other Purposes.
H. Res. 478........................  H.R. 4060..........................  Energy and Water Development Appropriations       B
                                                                           Bill, 1999.
H. Res. 482........................  H.R. 4101..........................  Department of Agriculture and Related Agencies    B
                                                                           Appropriations for Fiscal Year 1999.
H. Res. 484........................  H.R. 4103..........................  Department of Defense Appropriations Bill, 1999.  B
H. Res. 485........................  H.R. 4104..........................  Treasury, Postal Service, and General Government  B
                                                                           Appropriations Bill, 1999.
H. Res. 489........................  H.R. 4112..........................  Legislative Branch Appropriations Bill, 1999....  B
H. Res. 508........................  H.R. 4276..........................  Departments of Commerce, Justice, and State, the  B
                                                                           Judiciary, and Related Agencies Appropriations
                                                                           Bill, Fiscal Year 1999.
H. Res. 510........................  H.R. 4328..........................  Department of Transportation and Related          B
                                                                           Agencies Appropriations Bill, 1999.
H. Res. 517........................  H.R. 4380..........................  District of Columbia Appropriations Bill, 1999..  B
H. Res. 542........................  H.R. 4569..........................  Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and         B
                                                                           Related Programs Appropriations Bill, 1999.

                                              Rule XLIX--Establishing a statutory limit on the public debt

H. Res. 152........................  H. Con. Res. 84....................  Concurrent Resolution on the Budget--Fiscal Year  B
                                                                           1998.
H. Res. 455........................  H. Con. Res. 284...................  Concurrent Resolution on the Budget--Fiscal Year  B
                                                                           1999.


7. WAIVERS OF THE BUDGET ACT (EXCEPT FOR THE UNFUNDED MANDATE POINT OF 
  ORDER UNDER SECTION 425 AND 426 OF THE CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET ACT OF 
                                 1974)

    The following compilation identifies the sections of the 
Budget Act which were waived in specific resolutions, the 
provisions to which the waivers applied, and the legislation 
which required the waiver. There is also an indication whether 
the rule was waived against the bill (B), the original text 
(OT), an amendment (A), a motion (M), a section (S), or a 
conference report (CR).

     Section 302 of the Congressional Budget Act--Prohibiting consideration of legislation which exceeds a committee's allocation of new entitlement
                                                                       authority.

H. Res. 197........................  H.R. 2209..........................  Legislative Branch Appropriations Bill, 1998....  B

 Section 303 of the Congressional Budget Act--Prohibiting consideration of legislation, as reported, providing new budget authority, change in revenues,
  change in public debt, new entitlement authority, or new credit authority for a fiscal year until the budget resolution for that year has been agreed
                                                                           to.

H. Res. 396........................  H.R. 3310..........................  Small Business Paperwork Reduction Act            B, OT
                                                                           Amendments of 1998.

    Section 303(a) of the Congressional Budget Act--Prohibiting consideration of legislation, as reported, providing new budget authority, change in
revenues, change in public debt, new entitlement authority, or new credit authority for a fiscal year until the budget resolution for that year has been
                                                                       agreed to.

H. Res. 134........................  H.R. 867...........................  Adoption Promotion Act of 1997..................  B, OT
H. Res. 378........................  H.R. 3130..........................  Child Support Performance and Incentive Act.....  B, OT
H. Res. 408........................  H.R. 1252..........................  Judicial Reform Act of 1998.....................  B, OT
H. Res. 462........................  H.R. 3150..........................  Bankruptcy Reform Act of 1998...................  B
H. Res. 522........................  H.R. 2538..........................  Guadalupe-Hidalgo Treaty Land Claims Act of 1998  B

   Section 306 of the Congressional Budget Act--Prohibiting consideration of legislation within the jurisdiction of the Committee on the Budget unless
                                                            reported by the Budget Committee.

H. Res. 125........................  H.R. 1271..........................  FAA Research, Engineering, and Development        B, OT
                                                                           Authorization Act of 1997.
H. Res. 134........................  H.R. 867...........................  Adoption Promotion Act of 1997..................  OT
H. Res. 181........................  H.R. 2107..........................  Department of the Interior and Related Agencies   B
                                                                           Appropriations Bill, 1998.
H. Res. 184........................  H.R. 2158..........................  Department of Veterans Affairs and Housing and    B
                                                                           Urban Development, and Independent Agencies
                                                                           Appropriations Bill, 1998.
H. Res. 198........................  H.R. 2266..........................  Department of Defense Appropriations Bill, 1998.  B
H. Res. 280........................  H.R. 1270..........................  Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1997................  B, OT, A
                                     S. 104.............................  Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1997................  B
H. Res. 283........................  H.R. 1270..........................  Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1997................  B, OT, A
                                     S. 104.............................  Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1997................  B
H. Res. 402........................  H.R. 3579..........................  Emergency Appropriations for Fiscal Year Ending   B
                                                                           September 30, 1998, and for Other Purposes.
H. Res. 426........................  H.R. 3534..........................  Mandates Information Act........................  B
H. Res. 484........................  H.R. 4103..........................  Department of Defense Appropriations Bill, 1999.  B
H. Res. 498........................  H.R. 4104..........................  Treasury, Postal Service, and General Government  B
                                                                           Appropriations Bill, 1999.
H. Res. 501........................  H.R. 4194..........................  Departments of Veterans Affairs and Housing and   B
                                                                           Urban Development, and Independent Agencies
                                                                           Appropriations Bill, 1999.
H. Res. 504........................  H.R. 4193..........................  Department of the Interior and Related Agencies   B
                                                                           Appropriations Bill, 1999.
H. Res. 517........................  H.R. 4380..........................  District of Columbia Appropriations Bill, 1999..  B

Section 308 of the Congressional Budget Act--Requiring a Congressional Budget Office cost estimate in the committee report on any legislation containing
                               new budget authority, new spending authority, new credit authority or a change in revenues.

H. Res. 197........................  H.R. 2209..........................  Legislative Branch Appropriations Bill, 1998....  B

    Section 308(a) of the Congressional Budget Act--Requiring a Congressional Budget Office cost estimate in the committee report on any legislation
                         containing new budget authority, new spending authority, new credit authority or a change in revenues.

H. Res. 134........................  H.R. 867...........................  Adoption Promotion Act of 1997..................  B

  Section 311 of the Congressional Budget Act--Prohibiting consideration of legislation or an amendment that would cause the total level of new budget
                      authority or outlays in the most recent budget resolution to be exceeded, or would cause revenues to be less.

H. Res. 396........................  H.R. 3310..........................  Small Business Paperwork Reduction Act            B, OT
                                                                           Amendments of 1998.

    Section 401 of the Congressional Budget Act--Prohibiting consideration of budget-related legislation, as reported, that is not subject to annual
                                                                     appropriations.

H. Res. 265........................  H.R. 2204..........................  Coast Guard Authorization Act of 1997...........  B, OT, A
H. Res. 489........................  H.R. 4112..........................  Legislative Branch Appropriations Bill, 1999....  B
H. Res. 504........................  H.R. 4193..........................  Department of the Interior and Related Agencies   B
                                                                           Appropriations Bill, 1999.

    Section 401(a) of the Congressional Budget Act--Prohibiting consideration of legislation, as reported, providing new contract borrowing or credit
                                        authority that is not limited to amounts provided in appropriation acts.

H. Res. 189........................  H.R. 2169..........................  Department of Transportation and Related          B
                                                                           Agencies Appropriations Bill, 1998.
H. Res. 508........................  H.R. 4276..........................  Departments of Commerce, Justice, State, the      B
                                                                           Judiciary and Related Agencies Appropriations
                                                                           Bill, 1999.
H. Res. 510........................  H.R. 4328..........................  Department of Transportation and Related          B
                                                                           Agencies Appropriations Bill, 1999.
H. Res. 517........................  H.R. 4380..........................  District of Columbia Appropriations Bill, 1999..  B


             8. WAIVERS OF UNFUNDED MANDATE POINTS OF ORDER

    Sec. 107(b) of Public Law 104-4; 109 Stat. 63, the Unfunded 
Mandates Reform Act of 1995, requires the Committee on Rules to 
include in its activity report a separate item identifying all 
waivers of points of order relating to Federal mandates, listed 
by bill or joint resolution and subject matter.
    The Committee is pleased to report, for the second straight 
Congress, that there were no specific instances of waivers of 
points of order relating to Federal mandates in the 105th 
Congress. The Rules Committee, on a number of occasions, has 
waived all points of order against certain measures, and those 
waivers are detailed in Section III, B, 9 of this report.
    The Unfunded Mandates Law was designed to provide 
information to the Congress and the public about Federal 
mandates that may be contained in legislation. In this regard, 
the law established points of order against legislation 
containing unfunded mandates as defined in Sec. 425 of the 
Congressional Budget Act. Specifically, the section prohibits 
the consideration of any measure containing a private sector 
mandate costing in excess of $100 million in any year unless 
identified by a CBO statement in the report. It also prohibits 
the consideration of any measure, amendment, motion or 
conference report containing an unfunded intergovernmental 
mandate. The law further prohibits the Committee on Rules from 
waiving these points of order at Sec. 426. A point of order 
made against either an unfunded intergovernmental mandate or a 
rule waiving the mandate point of order triggers a 20 minute 
debate and a vote on whether to consider the measure or rule.
    In several instances, the Committee on Rules specifically 
did not waive the unfunded mandates points of order established 
by law. Where a question had been raised as to whether an 
unfunded mandate may exist in a particular piece of 
legislation, the Committee was careful to allow Members of the 
House an opportunity to raise a point of order and consider it 
on the House floor. In these cases, the Committee generally 
waived appropriate points of order except those arising under 
Sec. 425 of the Congressional Budget Act.
    The following special rules waived points of order except 
those arising under Section 425(a) of the Congressional Budget 
Act (Unfunded Mandates Reform) against consideration of the 
legislation:

H. Res. 280..........................  H.R. 1270............................  Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1997
H. Res. 283..........................  H.R. 1270............................  Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1997
H. Res. 446..........................  S. 1150..............................  Conference Report on Agricultural
                                                                               Research, Extension, and
                                                                               Education Reform Act of 1998



                                                             9. WAIVING ALL POINTS OF ORDER
H. Res. 95.........................  H.J. Res. 58.......................  Disapproval of Determination of President         B, A
                                                                           Regarding Mexico.
H. Res. 101........................  H. Res. 91.........................  Committee Funding Resolution for 105th Congress.  B, A
H. Res. 105........................  H. Res. 91.........................  Committee Funding Resolution for 105th Congress.  B
H. Res. 116........................  H.R. 400...........................  21st Century Patent System Improvement Act......  B/OT
H. Res. 133........................  H.R. 2.............................  Housing Opportunity and Responsibility Act of     A
                                                                           1997.
H. Res. 136........................  H. Res. 129........................  Providing Amounts for the Expenses of Certain     B
                                                                           Committees of the House of Representatives in
                                                                           the One Hundred Fifth Congress.
H. Res. 146........................  H.R. 1469..........................  Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Bill for    B, A
                                                                           Fiscal Year 1997.
H. Res. 149........................  H.R. 1469..........................  Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Bill for    B, A
                                                                           Fiscal Year 1997.
H. Res. 152........................  H. Con. Res. 84....................  Concurrent Resolution on the Budget--Fiscal Year  B, A
                                                                           1998.
H. Res. 160........................  H. Con. Res. 84....................  Conference Report on the Concurrent Resolution    CR
                                                                           on the Budget for Fiscal Year 1998.
H. Res. 162........................  H.R. 1469..........................  Conference Report on Emergency Appropriations     CR
                                                                           for Recovery From Natural Disasters, and for
                                                                           Overseas Peacekeeping Efforts.
H. Res. 169........................  H.R. 1119..........................  National Defense Authorization Act of Fiscal      B/OT, A
                                                                           Years 1998 And 1999.
H. Res. 174........................  H.R. 2015..........................  Balanced Budget Act.............................  B/OT
  .................................  H.R. 2014..........................  The Taxpayer Relief Act.........................  B/OT, A
H. Res. 176........................  ...................................  Concurrent Resolution for the Adjournment of the  B
                                                                           House And Senate for the Independence Day
                                                                           District Work Period.
H. Res. 181........................  H.R. 2107..........................  Department of the Interior and Related Agencies   A
                                                                           Appropriations Bill, 1998.
H. Res. 184........................  H.R. 2158..........................  Department of Veterans Affairs and Housing and    A
                                                                           Urban Development, and Independent Agencies
                                                                           Appropriations Bill, 1998.
H. Res. 185........................  H.R. 2159..........................  Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and         A
                                                                           Related Programs Appropriations Bill, 1998.
H. Res. 197........................  H.R. 2209..........................  Legislative Branch Appropriations Bill, 1998....  A
H. Res. 199........................  H.R. 2264..........................  Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services,  B, A
                                                                           and Education, and Related Agencies
                                                                           Appropriation Bill, 1998.
H. Res. 202........................  H.R. 2015..........................  Conference Report on the Balanced Budget Act of   CR
                                                                           1997.
H. Res. 206........................  H.R. 2014..........................  Conference Report on The Taxpayer Relief Act of   CR
                                                                           1997.
H. Res. 228........................  H.R. 2016..........................  Conference Report on Military Construction        CR
                                                                           Appropriations for Fiscal Year Ending September
                                                                           30, 1998, and for Other Purposes.
H. Res. 232........................  H.R. 2160..........................  Conference Report on Agriculture, Rural           CR
                                                                           Development, Food And Drug Administration, and
                                                                           Related Agencies Programs for Fiscal Year
                                                                           Ending September 30, 1998.
H. Res. 238........................  H.R. 2209..........................  Conference Report on Legislative Branch           CR
                                                                           Appropriations for Fiscal Year Ending September
                                                                           30, 1998, and for Other Purposes.
H. Res. 239........................  H.R. 2267..........................  Departments of Commerce, Justice, and State, the  A
                                                                           Judiciary, and Related Agencies Appropriations
                                                                           Bill, Fiscal Year 1998.
H. Res. 242........................  H.R. 2266..........................  Conference Report on Department of Defense        CR
                                                                           Appropriations for Fiscal Year Ending September
                                                                           30, 1998, and for Other Purposes.
H. Res. 253........................  H. Res. 244........................  Subpoena Enforcement in the Case of Dornan V.     B
                                                                           Sanchez.
H. Res. 254........................  H.R. 2203..........................  Conference Report on Energy and Water             CR
                                                                           Development for the Fiscal Year Ending
                                                                           September 30, 1998, and for Other Purposes.
H. Res. 261........................  H.R. 2158..........................  Conference Report on Veterans Affairs and         CR
                                                                           Housing and Urban Development, and For Sundry
                                                                           Independent Agencies, Commissions,
                                                                           Corporations, And Offices For Fiscal Year
                                                                           Ending September 30, 1998, and for Other
                                                                           Purposes.
H. Res. 263........................  H.R. 2169..........................  Conference Report on the Department of            CR
                                                                           Transportation and Related Agencies for Fiscal
                                                                           Year Ending September 30, 1998, and for Other
                                                                           Purposes.
H. Res. 264........................  H.R. 2607..........................  District of Columbia Appropriations Bill, 1998..  B/OT
H. Res. 274........................  H.R. 2646..........................  Education Savings Act for Public and Private      A
                                                                           Schools.
H. Res. 277........................  H.R. 2107..........................  Conference Report on Department of the Interior   CR
                                                                           and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill, 1998.
H. Res. 278........................  H.R. 1119..........................  Conference Report on National Defense             CR
                                                                           Authorization for Fiscal Year 1998.
H. Res. 303........................  H.R. 2676..........................  Internal Revenue Service Restructuring and        OT
                                                                           Reform Act of 1997.
H. Res. 309........................  H.R. 2621..........................  Reciprocal Trade Agreement Authorities Act of     OT
                                                                           1997.
H. Res. 319........................  S. 738.............................  Amtrak Reform and Authorization.................  OT
H. Res. 323........................  H.R. 2159..........................  Conference Report on Foreign Operations, Export   CR
                                                                           Financing, and Related Programs for Fiscal Year
                                                                           Ending September 30, 1998, and for Other
                                                                           Purposes.
H. Res. 330........................  H.R. 2267..........................  Conference Report on The Departments of           CR
                                                                           Commerce, the Judiciary, and Related Agencies
                                                                           for Fiscal Year Ending September 30, 1998, and
                                                                           for Other Purposes.
H. Res. 385........................  H.R. 1757..........................  Conference Report on Foreign Affairs Reform and   CR
                                                                           Restructuring Act.
H. Res. 402........................  H.R. 3579..........................  Emergency Appropriations for Fiscal Year Ending   A
                                                                           September 30, 1998, and for Other Purposes.
H. Res. 403........................  H.R. 10............................  Financial Services Act of 1998..................  B/OT, A
H. Res. 405........................  H.R. 2400..........................  Building Efficient Surface Transportation and     B/OT, A
                                                                           Equity Act of 1998.
H. Res. 411........................  H.R. 6.............................  Higher Education Amendments of 1998.............  B/OT, A
H. Res. 416........................  H.R. 3579..........................  Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for Fiscal  CR
                                                                           Year Ending September 30, 1998, and for Other
                                                                           Purposes.
H. Res. 428........................  H.R. 10............................  Financial Services Act of 1998..................  OT, A
H. Res. 430........................  H.R. 2431..........................  Freedom From Religious Persecution Act of 1998..  A
H. Res. 435........................  H.R. 3616..........................  National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal     B
                                                                           Year 1999.
H. Res. 441........................  H.R. 3616..........................  National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal     OT, En Bloc
                                                                           Year 1999.
H. Res. 442........................  H.J. Res. 119, H.R. 2183...........  House Joint Resolution 119, A Joint Resolution    OT
                                                                           Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of
                                                                           the United States to Limit Campaign Spending
                                                                           and Consideration of H. R. 2183, Bipartisan
                                                                           Campaign Integrity Act of 1997.
H. Res. 446........................  S. 1150............................  Conference Report on Agricultural Research,       CR
                                                                           Extension, and Education Reform Act of 1998.
H. Res. 449........................  H.R. 2400..........................  Conference Report on Transportation Equity Act    CR
                                                                           For the 21st Century.
H. Res. 450........................  H.R. 3433..........................  Ticket to Work and Self-Sufficiency Act of 1998.  B
H. Res. 455........................  H. Con. Res. 284...................  Concurrent Resolution on the Budget-Fiscal Year   A
                                                                           1999.
H. Res. 458........................  H.R. 2183..........................  Bipartisan Campaign Integrity Act of 1997.......  A
H. Res. 462........................  H.R. 3150..........................  Bankruptcy Reform Act of 1998...................  OT, A
H. Res. 465........................  H.R. 3494..........................  Child Protection and Sexual Predator Punishment   B/OT, A
                                                                           Act of 1998.
H. Res. 471........................  H.R. 2646..........................  Conference Report on Education Savings and        CR
                                                                           School Excellence Act of 1998.
H. Res. 485........................  H.R. 4104..........................  Treasury, Postal, Service, and General            A
                                                                           Government Appropriations Bill, 1999.
H. Res. 489........................  H.R. 4112..........................  Legislative Branch Appropriations Bill, 1999....  A
H. Res. 490........................  H.R. 2676..........................  Conference Report on Internal Revenue Service     CR
                                                                           Restructuring and Reform Act of 1998.
H. Res. 491........................  H. Con. Res. 297...................  A Concurrent Resolution for the Adjournment of    B
                                                                           the House and Senate for the Independence Day
                                                                           District Work Period.
H. Res. 500........................  H.R. 3267..........................  Sonny Bono Memorial Salton Sea Reclamation Act..  B
H. Res. 501........................  H.R. 4194..........................  Departments of Veterans Affairs and Housing and   A
                                                                           Urban Development, and Independent Agencies
                                                                           Appropriations Bill, 1999.
H. Res. 504........................  H.R. 4193..........................  Department of the Interior and Related Agencies   A
                                                                           Appropriations Bill, 1999.
H. Res. 508........................  H.R. 4276..........................  Departments of Commerce, Justice, and State, the  A
                                                                           Judiciary, and Related Agencies Appropriations
                                                                           Bill, Fiscal Year 1999.
H. Res. 509........................  H.R. 4250..........................  Patient Protection Act of 1998..................  A
H. Res. 511........................  H.R. 629...........................  Conference Report on Texas Low-Level Radioactive  CR
                                                                           Waste Disposal Compact Consent Act.
H. Res. 513........................  H.R. 3736..........................  Workforce Improvement and Protection Act of 1998  B, A
H. Res. 517........................  H.R. 4380..........................  District of Columbia Appropriations Bill, 1999..  A
H. Res. 542........................  H.R. 4569..........................  Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and         A
                                                                           Related Programs Appropriations Bill, 1999.
H. Res. 549........................  H.R. 3616..........................  Conference Report on Strom Thurmond National      CR
                                                                           Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1999.
H. Res. 550........................  H.R. 4112..........................  Conference Report on Legislative Branch           CR
                                                                           Appropriations for Fiscal Year Ending September
                                                                           30, 1999, and for Other Purposes.
H. Res. 551........................  H.R. 4618..........................  Agriculture Disaster and Market Loss Assistance   B
                                                                           Act of 1998.
H. Res. 552........................  H.R. 4578..........................  Protect Social Security Account.................  B, A
                                     H.R. 4579..........................  Taxpayer Relief Act of 1998.....................  B, A
H. Res. 563........................  H.R. 4104..........................  Conference Report on Treasury, Postal Service,    CR
                                                                           and General Government Appropriations Bill,
                                                                           1999.
H. Res. 564........................  H.R. 4274..........................  Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services,  A
                                                                           and Education, and Related Agencies
                                                                           Appropriations Bill, 1999.
H. Res. 567........................  H.R. 4101..........................  Conference Report on Department of Agriculture    CR
                                                                           and Related Agencies Appropriations for Fiscal
                                                                           Year 1999.
H. Res. 573........................  H.R. 4570..........................  Omnibus National Parks and Public Lands Act of    A
                                                                           1998.
H. Res. 574........................  H.R. 4194..........................  Conference Report on Departments of Veterans      CR
                                                                           Affairs and Housing and Urban Development, and
                                                                           Independent Agencies Appropriations Bill, 1999.
H. Res. 576........................  H.R. 4259..........................  Haskell Indian Nations University and             B
                                                                           Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute
                                                                           Administrative Systems Act of 1998.
H. Res. 579........................  H.R. 4104..........................  Conference Report on Treasury, Postal Service,    CR
                                                                           and General Government Appropriations Bill,
                                                                           1999.
H. Res. 586........................  H.R. 3150..........................  Conference Report on Bankruptcy Reform Act of     CR
                                                                           1998.
H. Res. 588........................  H.R. 4761..........................  Uruguay Round Agreements Compliance Act of 1998.  B
H. Res. 605........................  H.R. 4328..........................  Conference Report on Making Omnibus Consolidated  CR
                                                                           and Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for
                                                                           Fiscal Year 1999.


                    C. Original Jurisdiction Matter


      1. committee consideration of original jurisdiction measures

    The following is a list of original jurisdiction measures 
which were considered by the Committee during the 105th 
Congress. The list identifies the measures by number and title 
or subject and includes the action and date the action was 
taken by the Committee and by the House.

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
         Bill                   Title                        Reported                          Status
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1. H. Res. 167........  Providing special      Resolution reported 6/19/97........  Passed House 6/20/97
                         investigative
                         authorities for the
                         Committee on
                         Government Reform
                         and Oversight.
2. H. Res. 301........  Amending the Rules of  Resolution reported 11/5/97........  Passed House 11/13/97
                         the House to repeal
                         the exception to the
                         requirement that
                         public committee
                         proceedings be open
                         to all media.
3. H. Res. 463........  To establish the       Resolution reported 6/16/98........  Passed House 6/18/98
                         Select Committee on
                         U.S. National
                         Security and
                         Military/Commercial
                         Concerns With the
                         People's Republic of
                         China.
H. Res. 503...........  Amending the Rules of  ...................................  ............................
                         the House of
                         Representatives to
                         provide for
                         mandatory drug
                         testing of Members,
                         officers, and
                         employees of the
                         House of
                         Representatives.
5. H. Res. 507........  Providing special      Resolution reported 7/29/98........  Passed House 7/30/98
                         investigative
                         authority for the
                         Committee on
                         Education and the
                         Workforce.
6. H. Res. 525........  Providing for a        Resolution reported 9/10/98........  Passed House 9/11/98
                         deliberative review
                         by the Committee on
                         the Judiciary of a
                         communication from
                         an independent
                         counsel, and for the
                         release thereof, and
                         for other purposes.
7. H.R. 3534..........  To improve             Bill reported 5/7/98...............  Passed House 5/19/98
                         congressional
                         deliberation on
                         proposed Federal
                         private sector
                         mandates, and for
                         other purposes.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

        2. original jurisdiction measures reported or discharged

a. Staff deposition authority for Government Reform and Oversight 
        Committee (H. Res. 167)

    During the 105th Congress, the Committee on Government 
Reform and Oversight conducted an extensive investigation into 
political fundraising improprieties and possible violations of 
law arising out of the 1996 election cycle. The Committee 
encountered a large number of potential witnesses who had fled 
the country and also had asserted a variety of privileges 
before the Committee in an effort to avoid testifying. These 
circumstances, coupled with a determined effort by high level 
officials in the Clinton administration to obstruct the 
inquiry, led to a decision by Government Reform and Oversight 
Chairman Dan Burton of Indiana to seek additional procedural 
authorities to assist the Committee in its inquiry.
    On June 17, 1997, Rules Chairman Solomon introduced H. Res. 
167, providing special investigative authorities for the 
Committee on Government Reform and Oversight, which was 
referred to the Committee on Rules. The resolution provided 
certain procedural authorities to the Government Reform and 
Oversight Committee's investigation into political fundraising 
improprieties and possible violations of law. H. Res. 167 
authorized the chairman, after consultation with the ranking 
minority member, to order the taking of depositions or 
interrogatories anywhere within the United States under oath by 
a Member or attorney on the staff of the Committee. The 
resolution authorized the chairman, after consultation with the 
ranking minority member, to order the taking of depositions and 
other testimony under oath anywhere outside the United States. 
The resolution also authorized the chairman, after consultation 
with the ranking minority member, to make application for 
issuance of letters rogatory and to request, through 
appropriate channels, other means of international assistance. 
Finally, the resolution stated that information obtained under 
its authority shall be considered as taken in executive session 
of the Committee.
    On June 18, 1997, the Rules Committee held a hearing on the 
resolution and heard testimony from Government Reform and 
Oversight Chairman Dan Burton and Ranking Minority Member Henry 
Waxman. The resolution was favorably reported by the Rules 
Committee on June 19 by a vote of 9-3. The resolution was 
agreed to by the House on June 20 by a vote of 216-194.

b. House Ethics Reform Task Force (H. Res. 168)

    On February 12, 1997, the House of Representatives 
established a bipartisan task force to recommend reforms of the 
House standards process. The task force consisted of twelve 
members: Representatives Livingston (co-chairman), Cardin (co-
chairman), Solomon, Thomas, Goss, Castle, Hansen, Stokes, 
Moakley, Frost, Pelosi, and Berman. The House also approved a 
moratorium on the filing of new ethics complaints, which as a 
result of a number of extensions, remained in effect until 
September 10, 1997.
    H. Res. 168 was introduced by Mr. Livingston and Mr. Cardin 
on June 18, 1998. The purpose of H. Res. 168 was to implement 
the recommendations of the bipartisan House Ethics Reform Task 
Force. H. Res. 168 was referred to the Committee on Rules which 
was the only committee of jurisdiction.
    On June 17, 1997, a report of the Ethics Reform Task Force 
on H. Res. 168, recommending revisions to the Committee on 
Standards of Official Conduct with additional views, was 
printed for the use of the Committee on Rules. This report 
primarily contained a summary of recommendations and a section-
by-section analysis of H. Res. 168. Additionally, the hearings 
of March 4 and June 20, 1997, before the Ethics Reform Task 
Force were printed.
    On September 17, 1997, the Rules Committee held an open 
hearing on H. Res. 168 which was also printed for the use of 
the Rules Committee. Testimony was heard from Representatives 
Livingston, Cardin, Dreier, Hamilton, Shays, Pelosi, Menendez, 
Barrett and Hostettler.
    On September 17, 1997, following the hearing, the Rules 
Committee met to grant a rule for H. Res. 168. The Committee 
granted, by a record vote of 5 to 3, a modified closed rule 
providing one hour of general debate equally divided between 
Representative Livingston and Representative Cardin. The rule 
provided that no amendments were in order except those printed 
in the Rules Committee report, which were considered only in 
the order printed in the report, were offered only by a member 
designated in the report, were debatable for the time specified 
in the report, and were not subject to amendment. Finally, the 
rule provided one motion to recommit. The rule, H. Res. 230, 
was considered on the House floor on September 18, 1997. During 
consideration of H. Res. 230 on the House floor, the motion for 
the previous question was agreed to by a record vote of 227-
191. The rule was then adopted by a voice vote.
    H. Res. 168 was considered on the House floor following the 
adoption of H. Res. 230. The Livingston-Cardin managers' 
amendment, which made the rules applicable to all complaints 
filed during the 105th or any subsequent Congress, was adopted 
by a record vote of 420-0-1 present. The Murtha amendment, 
which required that all non-members filing complaints must have 
a Member of the House sponsor the complaint, was adopted by a 
record vote of 228-193-1 present. The Bunning amendment, which 
required a vote of an actual majority of the investigative 
subcommittee to expand the scope of the investigation and an 
actual majority of the members of the full committee to confirm 
it thereafter, was adopted by a record vote of 221-194-1 
present. The Tauzin amendment, which sought to provide for the 
dismissal without prejudice of a complaint 180 calendar days 
after a motion to establish an investigative subcommittee does 
not prevail, was rejected by a recorded vote of 181-236-1 
present. Mr. Cardin offered a motion to recommit the resolution 
to the Committee on Rules with instructions to report it back 
to the House forthwith with an amendment in the nature of a 
substitute, which failed by a record vote of 176-236-1 present. 
H. Res. 168 was then adopted by the House by a record vote of 
258-154-1 present.

c. TV camera rule repeal (H. Res. 301)

    H. Res. 301, amending the Rules of the House to repeal the 
exception to the requirement that public committee proceedings 
be open to all media, was introduced in the House on November 
4, 1997, by Chairman Solomon of New York. The resolution was 
referred exclusively to the Committee on Rules as a matter of 
original jurisdiction. H. Res. 301 repealed clause 3(f)(2) of 
House rule XI, and made technical and conforming changes 
relating to that repeal.
    H. Res. 301 was aimed at a provision of rule XI that 
allowed a subpoenaed witness to prevent photographic or 
televised coverage of his appearance before a committee. This 
provision (part of the so-called ``House broadcasting rule'') 
dates to the 1970 Legislative Reorganization Act, which 
outlined procedures for opening committee business to modern 
media coverage--specifically television and radio. When the 
104th Congress modified the House broadcasting rule, found in 
clause 3 of rule XI, to provide for even greater openness in 
the People's House, the exception for subpoenaed witnesses 
found at clause 3(f)(2) was retained.
    During the 105th Congress, several proposals aimed at 
revising clause 3(f)(2) of rule XI were introduced, including 
H. Res. 275 introduced by Rep. Ganske of Iowa (which would 
amend clause 3(f)(2) to allow a committee by majority vote to 
overrule an effort by a subpoenaed witness to prevent broadcast 
coverage of his testimony), and H. Res. 298 introduced by Rep. 
Barr of Georgia (which would repeal the provision outright).
    As part of its review of the issues raised by these 
proposals, on November 4, 1997, the Committee on Rules held a 
hearing on H. Res. 298, and heard testimony from several 
Members, legal and parliamentary experts, and representatives 
of the media. The Committee also reviewed the historical 
application of the rule, assessing the approximately 14 
instances in which clause 3(f)(2) had been invoked since the 
rule's inception in 1970.
    The Committee on Rules met on November 5, 1997, to mark-up 
H. Res. 301, at which time the resolution was favorably 
reported by a record vote of 7-2. No amendments were agreed to 
during that session.
    As part of the ongoing effort by the new majority to bring 
greater sunshine and enhanced credibility to the proceedings of 
the House, the Committee brought H. Res. 301 forward for 
consideration by the House. The Committee made its 
recommendation to the House in light of the changing technology 
of the communications age, enhanced public interest in the 
proceedings of the Congress, and the importance of continuing 
to balance the public's right to know with responsible 
protection for the rights of witnesses. The Committee noted 
that it had received requests for repeal of clause 3(f)(2) from 
both the 1996 chairman and the current chairman of the 
Executive Committee of Correspondents in the House Radio and 
Television Gallery, who argued that the provision creates a 
bias in media coverage of committee proceedings by allowing a 
witness to cut off electronic coverage of his testimony while 
print media coverage may continue.
    After careful consideration, the Committee on Rules 
concluded that the exception to the broadcast rule provided in 
clause 3(f)(2) was a remnant of a bygone era and currently had 
the practical effect of allowing a witness to arbitrarily 
discriminate among the different types of journalists in the 
modern communications age. The Committee also concluded that 
repeal of clause 3(f)(2) would not jeopardize the protection of 
legitimate rights of witnesses as it would not in any way 
restrict the ability of committees to vote to close their 
proceedings for a variety ofreasons, chiefly a determination by 
a committee that testimony may tend to defame, degrade, or incriminate 
any person.
    The Committee's minority members filed Minority Views with 
the report on H. Res. 301, in which they argued their 
opposition to the repeal of clause 3(f)(2), their concern about 
the ability to provide continued protection to subpoenaed 
witnesses, and their concern about the speed with which the 
resolution was being moved forward.
    Rep. Goss of Florida, chairman of the Subcommittee on 
Legislative and Budget Process, called up H. Res. 301 for 
consideration by the full House on November 12, 1997. After 
lively debate, the resolution was approved by a vote of 241-
165.

d. Private sector mandates (H.R. 3534)-

    On March 11, 1997, Representatives Gary Condit and Rob 
Portman introduced H.R. 1010, the Mandates Information Act of 
1997, which was referred to the Committee on Rules. On October 
30, 1997, the Subcommittee on Rules and Organization of the 
House and the Subcommittee on Legislative and Budget Process 
held a joint hearing to review the implementation of the 
Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1996 and legislative proposals 
to expand that act; in particular, H.R. 1010. H.R. 1010 was 
intended to be a second legislative initiative designed to 
improve the deliberation of Congress' imposition of Federal 
mandates. Testimony was heard from Representatives Condit and 
Portman; the Deputy Director of the Congressional Budget 
Office, James L. Blum; and from former Representative Bob 
Walker of Pennsylvania.
    On March 24, 1998, as a result of concerns raised at the 
joint subcommittee hearing, Representatives Condit and Portman 
introduced H.R. 3534, a revised version of H.R. 1010, which 
also was referred to the Committee on Rules. The purpose of 
H.R. 3534 was to improve the quality of the Congress' 
deliberation with respect to proposed mandates on the private 
sector by providing the Congress with more complete information 
about the effects of such mandates, and ensuring that the 
Congress acts on such mandates only after focused deliberation 
on the effects and to enhance the ability of the Congress to 
distinguish between private sector mandates that harm 
consumers, workers, and small businesses, and mandates that 
help those groups.
    H.R. 3534 amends the Congressional Budget and Impoundment 
Control Act of 1974 to require a congressional committee report 
on any bill or joint resolution that includes a federal private 
sector mandate to include a statement from the Congressional 
Budget Office estimating the impact of such mandates on 
consumers, workers, and small businesses, including any 
disproportionate impact on particular regions or industries. 
CBO is currently required to estimate only the direct costs of 
all federal private sector mandates that exceed $100 million 
and the amount of federal financial assistance, if any, 
provided by the legislation to assist with compliance costs. 
H.R. 3534 subjects the consideration of such legislation to a 
point of order if it is not feasible for CBO to prepare such an 
estimate. Under the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act, a point of 
order currently may only apply if it is not feasible for CBO to 
prepare an intergovernmental mandates estimate.
    Under H.R. 3534, any bill, joint resolution, amendment, 
motion or conference report containing private sector mandates 
is prohibited from consideration if its direct costs exceed 
$100 million (the current unfunded mandate point of order 
applies only to unfunded intergovernmental mandates, the direct 
cost of which exceeds $50 million, unless it is paid for with 
new federal financial assistance). Furthermore, the Chair is 
prohibited from recognizing a Member for more than one point of 
order for a committee's failure to comply with the CBO report 
requirements with respect to private sector mandates, or for 
private sector mandates contained in any bill, joint 
resolution, amendment, motion or conference report. Finally, 
H.R. 3534 amends clause 5(c) of House Rule XXIII to preserve 
the availability in the Committee of the Whole of a motion to 
strike an unfunded federal mandate (intergovernmental and 
private sector), unless the rule is specifically waived by the 
Rules Committee.
    On March 27, 1998, the Committee on Rules held a hearing on 
H.R. 3534 and received testimony from Representative Gary 
Condit; Representative Rob Portman (R-OH); Ms. Kathie 
Zuroweste, Owner of the Colony House Restaurant in Newhaven, 
Missouri; Mr. R. Bruce Josten, Executive Vice President of 
Government Affairs for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce; and Mr. 
John Nicholson, Owner of Company Flowers in Arlington, 
Virginia.
    On Wednesday, May 6, 1998, the Committee met to mark-up 
H.R. 3534 and favorably reported H.R. 3534, as amended, by 
voice vote. During the mark-up, one amendment by Mr. Dreier, 
was agreed to, also by voice vote. The Dreier amendment 
clarified that, in the case of a bill, joint resolution, 
amendment, motion or conference report that provides a net 
reduction in tax or tariff revenue, the measure's tax and 
tariff provisions would not be considered in determining the 
direct costs of Federal private sector mandates for the 
purposes of a point of order under the bill.
    On May, 12, 1998, the Rules Committee granted an open rule 
(H. Res. 426) for consideration of H.R. 3534 providing one hour 
of general debate equally divided and controlled by the 
chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Rules. 
Mr. Dreier carried the rule for the majority while Mr. Moakley 
carried the rule for the minority. On May 13, 1998, the rule 
was adopted by voice vote.
    During consideration of the bill on May 13 and 19, many 
amendments were debated, adopted and defeated. Consideration of 
amendments which received recorded votes follows: Mr. Moakley 
offered an amendment that sought to strike language that 
exempts from points of order provisions that result in net 
decreases in tax and tariff revenues. This amendment was 
defeated by a vote of 176 to 233. Mr. Waxman offered an 
amendment that sought to permit points of order against 
provisions that prohibit or make less stringent any mandate 
established to protect human health, safety or the environment. 
This amendment was defeated by a recorded vote of 190 to 221. 
Mr. Boehlert offered an amendment that sought to exclude points 
of order against amendments with respect to an increase in the 
direct costs of Federal private sector mandates. This amendment 
was defeated by a vote of 189 to 223. Finally, Mr. Becerra 
offered anamendment that sought to permit points of order 
against provisions that prohibit or make less stringent any mandate 
established to protect civil rights. This amendment was also defeated 
by a vote of 180 to 231. Two amendments were agreed to by voice vote. 
On May 19, 1998, H.R. 3534, as amended, was agreed to by the House by a 
vote of 279 to 132.
    H.R. 3534, as passed by the House, was referred to the 
Committee on Governmental Affairs and the Committee on the 
Budget in the Senate. On June 3, 1998, the Committee on 
Governmental Affairs held a hearing on the bill. No further 
legislative action was taken.

e. Select Committee on U.S. National Security and Military/commercial 
        concerns with the People's Republic of China (H. Res. 463)

    H. Res. 463, a resolution establishing the Select Committee 
on U.S. National Security and Military/Commercial Concerns with 
the People's Republic of China, was introduced by Chairman 
Solomon on June 9, 1998, and referred to the Committee on Rules 
as a matter of original jurisdiction.
    H. Res. 463 was introduced after a series of news articles 
disclosed ongoing federal investigations into the possibility 
that two U.S. satellite companies may have provided, without 
State Department approval, information to the People's Republic 
of China (PRC) which may have advanced Chinese ballistic 
missile capabilities, and thereby harmed the United States' 
national security. These revelations generated serious 
bipartisan concern among Members about the implementation of 
Administration policy with regard to the issuance of sanctions 
waivers so U.S. satellite companies can continue to use Chinese 
services to launch their satellites.
    The major provisions of H. Res. 463 sought to focus an 
inquiry that, without the creation of a select committee, would 
have sprawled across the jurisdictional lines of as many as 
eight standing or select committees of the House. H. Res. 463 
sets forth the scope of the inquiry to answer important 
questions about the transfer of technology and information to 
the PRC, the impact such transfers may have had on U.S. 
national security interests, the conduct and decision-making of 
the executive branch as it relates to this matter, the proper 
enforcement of U.S. law in this instance, the possibility of 
illegal influence on such issues, and whether any effort was 
made to conceal or withhold relevant information from the 
Congress.
    H. Res. 463 was modeled after the resolution establishing 
the Select Committee to Investigate Covert Arms Transactions 
with Iran during the 100th Congress. H. Res. 463 established 
the select committee for the remainder of the 105th Congress, 
providing for 9 or fewer members, and authorizing not more than 
$2.5 million for expenses. Given the nature of the subject 
matter under investigation, the resolution outlined guidelines 
and requirements for the select committee and its staff with 
respect to the proper handling of classified material. These 
guidelines were modeled on those that govern the conduct of the 
House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, as outlined 
in House rule XLVIII. The resolution also provided for 
cooperative relations between the select committee and existing 
committees, with regard to the sharing of relevant material.
    H. Res. 463 also provided important investigative tools to 
the select committee, including subpoena authority, and the 
ability for the chairman to authorize the taking of depositions 
by a single Member or by majority and minority staff. 
Additionally, the resolution provided international evidence 
gathering authorities and the ability to respond to judicial or 
other process, and to make applications to court, upon 
consultation with the Speaker.
    Recognizing that the select committee may need access to 
certain information normally beyond the reach of most 
Congressional committees, the resolution provided the select 
committee with the authority to inspect and receive tax 
information for specific tax years.
    Prior to Committee consideration of the resolution, a 
concerted effort was made to ensure a bipartisan approach to 
this process. The chairman-designate, Mr. Cox of California, 
met repeatedly with the ranking member-designate, Mr. Dicks of 
Washington, in an attempt to iron out any differences of 
opinion about the specifics of the resolution. As a result of 
those meetings, agreement was reached about several technical 
and substantive changes to the language of the resolution, and 
those changes were incorporated into an amendment that the 
Rules Committee later approved.
    On June 16, 1998, the Committee on Rules held a briefing 
presented by the General Accounting Office on the subject of 
export controls related to commercial communications 
satellites. Following the briefing, the Committee held a 
hearing on H. Res. 463, taking testimony from both the 
chairman-designate and the ranking member-designate of the 
select committee, as well as former administration officials 
and private sector experts with background and knowledge in the 
areas of national security and commercial policy.
    On Tuesday, June 16, 1998, the Committee on Rules held a 
mark-up of the resolution. During the mark-up, an amendment to 
the amendment in the nature of a substitute was agreed to by 
voice vote and subsequently the amendment in the nature of a 
substitute was agreed to by voice vote. The Committee then 
favorably reported H. Res. 463, as amended, by voice vote with 
a quorum present. A report was filed in the House on June 16, 
1998 (House Report 105-582).
    On June 18, 1998, the House agreed to the resolution by a 
vote of 409-10.

f. Staff deposition authority for the Committee on Education and the 
        Workforce (H. Res. 507)

    On July 21, 1998, Representative Bill Goodling, chairman of 
the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, introduced 
H. Res. 507 to provide his committee with special authorities 
to obtain testimony for purposes of its ongoing investigation 
into the administration of labor laws by government agencies, 
including the Departments of Labor and Justice, concerning the 
International Brotherhood of Teamsters. The resolution was 
referred exclusively to the Committee on Rules as a matter of 
original jurisdiction.
    The Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations of the 
Committee on Education and the Workforce was investigating the 
failed 1996 election of officers at the International 
Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT), as well as several related 
matters, such as financial mismanagement and possible pension 
fund manipulation. The Subcommittee was experiencing delays in 
the investigation due to the refusal of certain potential 
witnesses to cooperate with the investigation. With limited 
legislative days left in the 105th Congress, a great number of 
financial, disciplinary, and election-related questions still 
remained to be answered by the inquiry.
    These delays and difficulties led to the introduction of H. 
Res. 507, to give the Education and the Workforce Committee 
special authorities to obtain sworn testimony through 
depositions and interrogatories conducted by a designated 
Member, staff, or contractor. A House Resolution was necessary 
for this purpose because House rules require two Members to be 
present to take testimony and receive evidence. The Education 
and the Workforce Committee still had to depose over 40 
witnesses and needed a mechanism to receive evidence swiftly 
and confidentially.
    On July 24, 1998, the Rules Committee held a hearing on H. 
Res. 507 and received testimony from: Hon. Bill Goodling, 
Chairman of the Committee on Education and the Workforce; Hon. 
Bill Clay, Ranking Minority Member of the Committee; Hon. Patsy 
Mink, Ranking Minority Member of the Subcommittee; and Hon. 
Mike Parker.
    On July 28, 1998, the Rules Committee held a mark-up of the 
resolution. During the mark-up, one amendment to H. Res. 507 
was agreed to by a voice vote. The Committee favorably reported 
the resolution by a voice vote. The report (H. Rept. 105-658) 
was filed on July 29, 1998, together with minority views.
    As reported, the resolution authorized the chairman of the 
Education and the Workforce Committee, upon consultation with 
the ranking minority member, to authorize the taking of 
depositions and interrogatories, under oath and pursuant to 
subpoena, by a Member, staff or contractor of the Committee 
designated by the chairman. The resolution further authorized 
the chairman to require the furnishing of information by 
interrogatory, under oath. The resolution deemed all such 
testimony to be taken in executive session of the Subcommittee 
on Oversight and Investigations of the Committee on Education 
and the Workforce in the District of Columbia, as well as the 
location actually taken.
    On July 30, 1998, the House agreed to H. Res. 507 by a vote 
of 222 to 200.

g. -Communication from an independent counsel

    On September 9, 1998, Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr 
wrote to Speaker Gingrich and Minority Leader Gephardt 
notifying them that he had prepared a transmission to the House 
under section 595(c) of title 28, United States Code, which 
requires an independent counsel to advise the House of any 
``substantial and credible information which may constitute 
grounds for an impeachment.''-
    A resolution of the House was necessary to refer this 
communication to the House Judiciary Committee; to authorize 
the Committee to conduct an initial review of the material; and 
to provide the parameters for release of the communication from 
the independent counsel and provide potential restrictions on 
access to certain materials. Certain exceptions from the 
standing rules of the House were necessary to achieve these 
goals.
    On September 10, 1998, Rules Chairman Solomon introduced H. 
Res. 525, providing for a deliberative review by the Committee 
on the Judiciary of a communication from an independent 
counsel, and for the release thereof, and the resolution was 
referred to the Committee on Rules.
    H. Res. 525 established procedures for House consideration 
of the communication received on September 9, 1998 from an 
independent counsel pursuant to section 595(c) of title 28, 
United States Code. Under the resolution, the communication 
from the independent counsel was referred to the Judiciary 
Committee, with instructions to review the report to determine 
whether sufficient grounds exist to recommend to the House that 
an impeachment inquiry be commenced. The resolution further 
provided that the approximately 445 pages comprising an 
introduction, a narrative, and a statement of grounds, would be 
printed as a House document and made public. The balance of the 
material would remain in executive session of the Judiciary 
Committee until September 28, 1998 unless the Committee voted 
not to release the material for printing as a House document. 
Access to the executive session material would be restricted to 
members of the Judiciary Committee and such employees that have 
been designated by the chairman for that purpose, after 
consultation with the ranking minority member. Finally, each 
meeting, hearing, or deposition of the Committee would be in 
executive session unless otherwise determined by the Committee.
    On September 10, 1998, the Rules Committee held a hearing 
on H. Res. 525 and received testimony from Judiciary Chairman 
Henry Hyde; Ranking Minority Member John Conyers; the Honorable 
Sheila Jackson-Lee; the Honorable Maxine Waters; the Honorable 
Zoe Lofgren; and the Honorable Peter Deutsch. The resolution 
was favorably reported on September 10 by a voice vote. The 
House agreed to H. Res. 525 by a vote of 363-63 on September 
11, 1998.

                    3. TASK FORCE ON RECODIFICATION

    On January 8, 1997, the Rules Committee established a 
bipartisan, ad hoc task force on the recodification of House 
Rules. The purpose of the task force was to recommend, at the 
earliest practicable date, a more logical, orderly and 
comprehensive set of House rules without substantive policy 
changes.
    The House of Representatives has not undertaken a 
comprehensive revision of its rules since the 1880s. However, 
there have been sporadic bipartisan efforts in recent years to 
recodifyHouse rules to make them more rational, comprehensible 
and usable by Members and committees. In 1984, for example, House 
Speaker Tip O'Neill established a bipartisan group of four Members to 
review a draft recodification proposal presented by the House 
Parliamentarian. The group's effort to present a final package to the 
Rules Committee and the full House stalled when a group of committee 
chairmen reacted negatively to some of the proposed changes.
    While the recodification project was mentioned in 
succeeding Congresses, it was never fully pursued to the point 
of presentation to either the House or to the Rules Committee. 
Most notably, in the 103rd Congress, the House Members of the 
Joint Committee on the Organization of Congress recommended the 
following in their final report:

          The Parliamentarian of the House should prepare a 
        recodification of the Rules of the House * * * with the 
        goal of completing the project by the beginning of the 
        105th Congress. (House Report 103-413, Vol. I, p. 18.)

    At the beginning of the 105th Congress, the Speaker of the 
House agreed that the Rules Committee should proceed with the 
recodification effort on a bipartisan basis. Consequently, the 
Rules Committee approved the establishment of the bipartisan ad 
hoc task force consisting of Representatives David Dreier, 
Deborah Pryce, Martin Frost and Louise Slaughter. 
Representative Dreier was designated chairman of the task 
force.
    After nearly two years of work at the staff level and with 
the assistance of the Office of the Parliamentarian, the 
bipartisan task force developed a preliminary draft proposal to 
significantly revise the content and structural format of the 
rules of the House to make them user friendly. The staff 
proposal cleansed the rules of obsolete and archaic provisions 
and reorganized them to bring related provisions together in an 
orderly fashion. Without altering the interpretation or content 
of any rule, the proposal revised some rules to clarify their 
meaning and to minimize obscurities and ambiguities. Others 
were modified to bring about conformity with accepted and 
established House practices. As a result of this process, the 
staff proposal pared the number of House rules from 52 to 28 by 
combining several existing rules and by creating several new 
rules from parts of existing rules. The draft also minimized 
the change of certain major rules citations in order to retain 
consistency with precedent and practice volumes already 
published, (e.g. germaneness remained as clause 7 of rule XVI 
and general appropriation bill matters remain clause 2 of rule 
XXI).
    In October of 1998, the document was presented to all 
elected Republican and Democratic leaders in the House, as well 
as to all committee chairmen and ranking minority members, for 
further discussion and review. The goal is to adopt the rules 
of the House in a recodified format on the opening day of the 
106th Congress.

                  IV. ACTIVITIES OF THE SUBCOMMITTEES


           A. Subcommittee on Legislative and Budget Process


1. Jurisdiction and purpose

    The Committee on Rules first established the Subcommittee 
on Legislative Process in 1979 at the outset of the 96th 
Congress. The Subcommittee has been reestablished at the outset 
of each succeeding Congress since that time. In early 1995, the 
Committee changed the name of the Subcommittee to better 
reflect its jurisdiction, and since that time the Subcommittee 
has been known as the Subcommittee on Legislative and Budget 
Process. In the 105th Congress, the Subcommittee was comprised 
of 7 members, 5 majority and 2 minority. Chaired by Rep. Porter 
Goss of Florida, the Subcommittee members include: John Linder 
of Georgia, Deborah Pryce of Ohio, Doc Hastings of Washington, 
Gerald B.H. Solomon of New York, Martin Frost of Texas (the 
panel's ranking minority member) and John Joseph Moakley of 
Massachusetts.
    Committee rule 5(a)(1)(A) assigns to the Subcommittee the 
general responsibility for measures or matters related to 
relations between the Congress and the Executive Branch. The 
legislation falling within the panel's jurisdiction includes 
resolutions and bills, with the primary statute within the 
Subcommittee's jurisdiction being the Congressional Budget and 
Impoundment Control Act of 1974 (Public Law 93-344) as amended. 
The Subcommittee also has jurisdiction over budget process-
related provisions found in Part C of the Balanced Budget and 
Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 (Public Law 99-177 as 
amended by Public Laws 100-119, 101-508 and 103-44) and the 
Budget Enforcement Act of 1990 (Title XIII of the Omnibus 
Budget Reconciliation Act of 1993 (Public Law 103-44).
    Legislation is referred to the Subcommittee at the 
discretion of the Chairman of the Committee on Rules. In this 
Congress, 26 bills and resolutions were referred to the 
Subcommittee for its consideration and review.

2. Summary of activities in the 105th Congress

    Throughout the 105th Congress the Subcommittee focused 
primarily on conducting its oversight responsibilities as 
outlined in the panel's oversight plans. Although the 
Subcommittee did not mark-up and report any legislation, it was 
heavily involved in assisting the full Committee in fulfilling 
its original jurisdiction duties. The specifics of this 
activity are outlined elsewhere in this report.
    Following on its efforts in the 104th Congress to develop 
the Line Item Veto Act of 1996, the Subcommittee in 1997 took 
the lead in producing a full Committee print outlining the 
operation of the new law. Further, the Subcommittee conducted 
hearings into the use and application of that new law, laying 
the foundation for future action on similar fiscal discipline 
measures in the wake of the Supreme Court's ruling that the 
1996 law failed to meet constitutional muster.
    With respect to its oversight work, the Subcommittee spent 
much of the Congress working in concert with the Committee on 
the Budget, with which it shares jurisdiction over the major 
laws and procedures governing the Congressional budget process. 
That effort, involving staff andmembers conducting meetings, 
briefings and hearings, culminated in the introduction of H.R. 4837, 
major bipartisan legislation designed to reform and streamline the 
Congressional budget process.
            a. The Line Item Veto Act of 1996
    See Oversight section.
            b. Budget process reform
    In the 104th Congress the Subcommittee began the ambitious 
task of reviewing the Congressional budget process with the 
intention of producing proposals for significant reform to 
simplify, streamline, and improve the accountability and 
credibility of that process. Building upon the hearings held 
and research conducted in the 104th Congress, the Subcommittee 
began the 105th Congress by presenting an innovative briefing 
for the Committee that involved the contributions of experts 
from the three major support services with background in this 
area: the Congressional Research Service, the General 
Accounting Office, and the Congressional Budget Office.
    The briefing, designed to familiarize Members of the 
Committee with the current process, was held on September 26, 
1997. The transcript of that briefing, along with a compilation 
of current printed materials on various aspects of the 
Congressional budget process, was published as a full Committee 
print and made available through the Subcommittee's web site.
    Recognizing the shared jurisdiction over budget process 
between the Subcommittee and the Committee on the Budget, which 
had established a bipartisan task force on reforming the budget 
process, the Subcommittee began working closely with the task 
force to develop a joint proposal for change. The working group 
developed a list of principles to guide its review of the 
current process and to assess proposals for reform. The areas 
designated for focus included: giving the budget the force of 
law; budgeting for emergencies; displaying the unfunded 
liabilities of federal insurance programs; strengthening 
enforcement of budgetary decisions; increasing accountability 
for federal spending; mitigating the bias in the budget process 
toward higher spending; and modifying PAYGO requirements when 
there is an on-budget surplus.
    After numerous staff discussions, briefings and Member 
meetings, this process resulted in the introduction on October 
14, 1998 of H.R. 4837 the Comprehensive Budget Process Reform 
Act of 1998. This bipartisan legislation incorporates proposals 
by a wide range of Members (on and off the committees of 
jurisdiction and from both sides of the aisle).
    The Subcommittee views the introduction of this legislation 
as a major step forward in its drive to streamline and 
rationalize the Congressional budget process, and it fully 
intends to proceed with hearings and a mark-up of the 
legislation early in the 106th Congress.
            c. Private sector mandates
    In preparation for the full Committee's original 
jurisdiction action on H.R. 3534, legislation addressing 
private sector mandates (addressed elsewhere in this report), 
the Subcommittee held a joint hearing on October 30, 1997 with 
the Subcommittee on Rules and Organization of the House. The 
hearing, which focused on the implementation of the Unfunded 
Mandates Reform Act (UMRA) and proposals for reform, included 
testimony from two Members (Rep. Condit of California and Rep. 
Portman of Ohio), the Deputy Director of the Congressional 
Budget Office, and former member and parliamentary expert 
Robert Walker. The discussion focused on the success of the 
existing Act (UMRA) in highlighting unfunded mandates on state 
and local governments and the need to address similar mandates 
imposed on the private sector without unduly bogging down the 
legislative process.
            d. Reform proposals for the 106th Congress
    In keeping with the process begun in the 105th Congress, 
the Subcommittee assisted the full Committee in soliciting 
input from the entire membership of the House for proposed 
rules changes to incorporate into the opening day rules package 
at the outset of the 106th Congress. The Subcommittee 
participated in conducting an ``Open Day'' hearing for Members 
to testify before the Committee on September 17, 1998.
            e. Subcommittee homepage
    The Subcommittee continued to update its homepage web site, 
which can be found at [http:/www.house.gov/rules--bud/
homenew.html], providing the public with access to informative 
material about the Subcommittee's activities and areas of 
jurisdiction.

3. Assisting the full committee

    The Subcommittee assisted the full Committee in several of 
its original jurisdiction projects, providing staff support for 
the completion of special resolutions granting additional 
investigative authorities for the Government Reform and 
Oversight Committee's campaign finance inquiry and establishing 
the Select Committee on U.S. National Security and Military/
Commercial Concerns with the People's Republic of China. In 
both cases, Subcommittee staff and its chairman, Rep. Goss, 
participated in meetings, assisted in legislative drafting, 
helped compile the Committee report, and provided support for 
floor consideration of those resolutions.
    The Subcommittee also played a significant role in 
developing and shepherding through the House the original 
jurisdiction measure to further open committee proceedings by 
repealing the exception to the House broadcast rule. Finally, 
the Subcommittee contributed to the Committee's work in 
implementing the recommendations of the bipartisan Ethics 
Reform Task Force.

4. Legislation referred to the Subcommittee on Legislative and Budget 
        Process

    H.R. 113
    H.R. 114
    H.R. 126
    H.R. 272
    H.R. 352
    H.R. 397
    H.R. 403
    H.R. 441
    H.R. 457
    H.R. 600
    H.R. 898
    H.R. 957
    H.R. 1040
    H.R. 1321
    H.R. 1372
    H.R. 1591
    H.R. 2037
    H.R. 2191
    H.R. 2230
    H.R. 2329
    H. Con. Res. 26
    H. Res. 18
    H. Res. 24
    H. Res. 41
    H. Res. 61
    H. Res. 79

5. Subcommittee publications

    During the 105th Congress, the Subcommittee published a 
Hearing on ``The Line Item Veto After One Year: The Process and 
its Implementation''. In addition, the Subcommittee held a 
briefing on the Legislative and Budget Process which was 
printed as a full Committee document.

         B. Subcommittee on Rules and Organization of the House


1. Jurisdiction and purpose

    The Subcommittee was first established at the beginning of 
the 96th Congress as the Subcommittee on Rules of the House. At 
the beginning of the 104th Congress, Rep. David Dreier of 
California became only the third chairman of the subcommittee 
and its name was changed to the Subcommittee on Rules and 
Organization of the House to better reflect the Subcommittee's 
mission and areas of jurisdiction. Members of the Subcommittee 
during the 105th Congress are: Rep. David Dreier, Chairman; 
Rep. Lincoln Diaz-Balart of Florida, Vice Chairman; Rep. Scott 
McInnis of Colorado; Rep. Sue Myrick of North Carolina; Rep. 
Gerald Solomon of New York; Rep. Tony Hall of Ohio, the ranking 
minority member; and Rep. Louise Slaughter of New York.
    The Subcommittee has general responsibility for measures or 
matters related to relations between the two Houses of 
Congress, relations between Congress and the Judiciary, and 
internal operations of the House. The Subcommittee is primarily 
responsible for the continuing examination of the committee 
structure and jurisdictional issues. In recent years, the 
Subcommittee has considered measures dealing with ``fast 
track'' procedures for trade legislation, and has examined 
commemorative legislation, the motion to recommit, the creation 
of select committees, the impact of technology on the 
legislative process, and measures to improve civility in the 
House of Representatives. The Subcommittee is also committed to 
a continuing study of the organization and operations of the 
House following up on the work of the 1993 Joint Committee on 
the Organization of Congress.

2. Summary of activities

            a. Unfunded Mandates Reform Act
    On October 30, 1997, the Subcommittee on Rules and 
Organization of the House and the Subcommittee on Legislative 
and Budget Process held a joint hearing to review the 
implementation of Unfunded Mandates Reform Act and proposals to 
expand that act; in particular, H.R. 1010, the Mandates 
Information Act of 1997, which was introduced by 
Representatives Gary Condit and Rob Portman. A key component of 
the Republican ``Contract With America,'' the Unfunded Mandates 
Reform Act was one of the first bills enacted by the 104th 
Congress. The goal of UMRA was to strengthen the partnership 
between the federal government and state and local governments 
by making Congress and the federal agencies more accountable 
when imposing enforceable duties on State and local governments 
without commensurate funding to carry out those duties. The 
measure was signed into law by President Bill Clinton on March 
22, 1995.
    As a result of the issues raised at the joint subcommittee 
hearing, legislation to expand the scope of UMRA to private 
sector mandates (H.R. 3534) was ordered reported by the 
Committee on Rules on May 6, 1998, and passed by the House of 
Representatives on May 19, 1998.
            b. Technology and the legislative process
    On June 26, 1997, the Subcommittee held a hearing to 
examine the effects of information technology on the decision-
making process in the House of Representatives. Issues that the 
Subcommittee examined included: (1) how the Internet and other 
information technologies will affect the way Members of 
Congress communicate with constituents and how these new forms 
of communication impact decision-making in committees and on 
the House floor; (2) ways topromote better understanding 
between those who work in the legislative process and those who are 
involved in the information-user community; and (3) the advantages and 
disadvantages of providing immediate on-line access to various forms of 
congressional documents and information, particularly in light of the 
new House rule requiring the electronic availability of committee 
publications.
            c. Civility in the House of Representatives
    On April 17, and May 1, 1997, the Subcommittee on Rules and 
Organization of the House held a hearing to examine issues 
raised by Professor Kathleen Hall Jamieson in her report 
entitled ``Civility in the House of Representatives.'' Her 
report was prepared for the Bipartisan Congressional Retreat, 
which was held March 7-9, 1997, in Hershey, Pennsylvania. The 
report analyzed historical changes in the level of civility in 
the House, explained a number of internal and external factors 
that the author asserts contribute to an increase in 
incivility, and offered recommendations for improving civility 
in the institution.
    Issues raised in the civility report that were the subject 
of further investigation by the Subcommittee included: the 
adequacy of existing House rules governing decorum and debate 
in an era of intense media scrutiny and instantaneous 
communications; the role of the House Parliamentarian in 
enhancing civility; consistency of enforcement of the rules of 
decorum and debate by the Parliamentarian; the role of the 
chair in enforcing the rules of decorum and debate on its own 
initiative; the role that media coverage plays in exacerbating 
acts of incivility in the House, and institutional practices 
which focus the media's attention on acts of incivility; the 
use of alternative debate mechanisms (such as Oxford-style 
debates) as a means of elevating the discussion of 
controversial issues; consistency of interpretation and 
enforcement of rules among committees; and the effect of 
certain House scheduling arrangements on Member behavior.

3. Legislation referred to the Subcommittee on Rules and Organization 
        of the House

    H.R. 75
    H.R. 78
    H.R. 99
    H.R. 141
    H.R. 170
    H.R. 178
    H.R. 243
    H.R. 335
    H.R. 406
    H.R. 419
    H.R. 425
    H.R. 436
    H.R. 1036
    H.R. 1050
    H.R. 1140
    H.R. 1172
    H.R. 1209
    H.R. 1210
    H.R. 1235
    H.R. 1295
    H.R. 1404
    H.R. 1577
    H.R. 1588
    H.R. 1611
    H.R. 1614
    H.R. 1685
    H.R. 1913
    H.R. 2061
    H.R. 2137
    H.R. 2431
    H. Res. 16
    H. Res. 20
    H. Res. 23
    H. Res. 27
    H. Res. 30
    H. Res. 34
    H. Res. 39
    H. Res. 53
    H. Res. 70
    H. Res. 97
    H. Res. 123
    H. Res. 135
    H. Res. 141
    H. Res. 186
    H. Res. 209

4. Subcommittee publications

    In the 105th Congress, the Subcommittee did not print any 
documents.

            V. COMMITTEE OVERSIGHT PLANS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS


                 A. Summary of Committee Oversight Plan

    Pursuant to clause 2(d)(1) of rule X, the Committee met in 
public session on February 11, 1997, to adopt, by voice vote, 
an ambitious oversight plan for the 105th Congress. Pursuant to 
clause 1(d) of rule XI, the Committee is required to include 
within this activity report a separate section summarizing that 
plan and the actions taken throughout the Congress to implement 
that plan, as well as any additional oversight activities that 
were conducted.
    In presenting its plan for this Congress, the Committee 
emphasized its interest in continuing to effectuate a more 
responsive, innovative, and flexible legislative process that 
enhances public participation as well as the ability of 
Congress to operate effectively in the modern information age. 
The Committee stressed its intention to rely heavily on its two 
subcommittees to conduct oversight efforts in a broad range of 
areas, including ongoing review of the Rules of the House, 
efforts to reform the Congressional budget process, application 
and use of the Line Item Veto Act, recodification of House 
rules, implementation of the new ethics process, fast track 
procedures for consideration of trade agreements, efforts by 
Congress to enhance its technical capabilities, enhancing 
bipartisan civility, monitoring the implementation of the 
Government Performance and Results Act, and review of the 
process by which the Congress conducts oversight of 
intelligence activities and programs.

           B. Summary of Committee Oversight Accomplishments

    As the 105th Congress concludes, the Committee notes with 
satisfaction that progress was made in nearly all of the areas 
set out in the oversight plan, with groundwork laid for 
additional action in the 106th Congress.

a. The Line Item Veto Act of 1996

    In anticipation of the President's use of the cancellation 
authority granted him by the Line Item Veto Act of 1996, the 
Subcommittee on Legislative and Budget Process assisted in the 
production of a full Committee print entitled ``The Use and 
Application of the Line Item Veto'' designed to assist Members, 
staff, and outside observers in understanding the procedures of 
implementation of the new law. The print, published on January 
2, 1997, was made widely available to all House Members and 
committees, and was placed on the Subcommittee on Legislative 
and Budget Process' web site for broader distribution. The 
print, which was developed in close consultation with experts 
at the Congressional Research Service and the Office of the 
Parliamentarian, became a frequently consulted reference for 
questions raised by the new law, including the procedures by 
which Congress could respond to actions taken by the President.
    Throughout 1997, the Subcommittee on Legislative and Budget 
Process carefully tracked the President's use of his new 
authority under the Line Item Veto Act, authority he ultimately 
used on 82 provisions of 11 separate laws for an estimated 
gross cancellation savings of $1.9 billion. The staff produced 
a compilation of all items canceled under the Line Item Veto 
authority, the dollar amount of savings credited for those 
cancellations, and the specific geographic implications of 
those cancellations. This document, though not a formal 
Committee print, was circulated for reference by Members and 
staff.
    Members and staff of the Subcommittee on Legislative and 
Budget Process also took the lead in assisting the Committee 
and other committees in using the procedures for Congressional 
response to disapprove the President's cancellations from the 
FY'98 Military Construction Appropriations Act (Public Law 105-
45). H.R. 2631, legislation disapproving the line item vetoes 
from that law, was vetoed by the President on November 13, 
1997. The House overrode the President's veto on February 5, 
1998 and the Senate followed suit on February 25, 1998. This 
process, which had the effect of reinstating spending for 38 
projects singled out for cancellation by the President, 
demonstrated that the procedures envisioned by the Line Item 
Veto Act could indeed work as intended.
    In 1998, after the Act had been in effect for one calendar 
year and one full appropriations cycle, the Subcommittee on 
Legislative and Budget Process conducted two days of hearings 
to review the implementation of the law and to assess the use 
of this new authority by the current Administration. In 
addition, these hearings allowed the Subcommittee to assess 
whether, the Line Item Veto Act had in fact shifted authority 
from the Congress to the Executive Branch. On March 11 and 
March 12 the Subcommittee took testimony from six outside 
witnesses, including CBO Director June O'Neill and 11 Members 
representing both parties. The discussion focused on the 
President's use of the new authority and whether that new 
authority was having the desired result on fiscal discipline, 
changes in the way Congress was conducting its business as a 
result of the new law, and concerns about the impact of the new 
law on the ability of Congress to assert its budgeting 
priorities. Transcripts of both days of hearings were later 
published and made available on the Subcommittee on Legislative 
and Budget Process' web site.
    Throughout the 105th Congress, the Subcommittee monitored 
the legal challenges that were underway against the Act and its 
specific uses by the President. The panel's Chairman, Rep. 
Goss, joined with Chairman Solomon and Government Reform and 
Oversight Chairman Burton in filing an amicus brief with the 
Supreme Court in support of the Administration's argument that 
the new law was constitutional.
    Once the Court declared the Act unconstitutional, the 
Subcommittee on Legislative and Budget Process began a process 
of reviewing the Court's decision and assessing the type of 
legislative changes that could be made to meet the Court's 
concerns. The Subcommittee fully intends to revisit this issue 
in the next Congress to seek a means to implement the type of 
fiscal discipline envisioned by the Line Item Veto Act without 
running afoul of the Constitution.

b. Budget process reform

    See Activities section.

c. Ethics process reform

    As described elsewhere in this report, the Committee was an 
active participant in the successful effort of the bipartisan 
Ethics Reform Task Force to implement constructive changes to 
the House's ethics procedures. Not only did the task force 
include several members of the Committee, but the Committee 
provided the vehicle, in the form of H. Res. 168, for bringing 
the proposals of the task force forward for consideration by 
the full House. The Committee views this effort as a major 
success story in its original jurisdiction and oversight 
portfolios.

d. Congressional reform

    Under House Rule X, the Committee on Rules has oversight 
responsibility over all rules and joint rules. It is the 
responsibility of this Committee to study the process and 
procedures of the House on a continuing basis. In keeping with 
a longstanding interest in congressional reform, the Committee 
on Rules held an open hearing on September 17, 1998, for all 
Members of the House to review their proposals to amend the 
standing rules of the House. At that hearing, 10 Members 
testified and another six Members submitted statements for the 
committee hearing record.

e. 21st century Congress

    On the opening day of the 104th Congress in January of 
1995, the House of Representatives enacted what many considered 
to be the most sweeping institutional reforms in nearly 50 
years. But one change that has had a profound impact on the 
operations of the House, but was not part of that opening day 
package of reforms, was the widespread introduction of 
electronic mail and the Internet. As Ken Weinstein of the 
Heritage Foundation noted in testimony before the Subcommittee 
on Rules and Organization of the House: ``Congress's efforts to 
bring itself on line in the age of the information superhighway 
were an important, albeit largely unheralded, part of the 
reform efforts of the 104th and 105th Congresses.''
    Updating the technological infrastructure of an 
organization as large and decentralized as Congress was and 
continues to be an enormous undertaking. In 1995, the resources 
dedicated to new technologies, and the familiarity of Members 
and staff in their practical use, were limited. As the Computer 
and Information Services Working Group of the House Oversight 
Committee wrote in a recent report: ``The U.S. House of 
Representatives was intrinsically a paper-based institution. 
Electronic legislative information, committee documents, and 
documents from the Library of Congress, Congressional Budget 
Office, Government Accounting Office, and other organizations 
all existed on separate computer systems or in hard-copy 
storage. Even though electronically stored, most documents were 
only available for mass distribution in hard-copy format, and 
there was no common architecture, language, or format by which 
documents could be easily integrated, shared, electronically 
distributed, or viewed among offices or organizations. 
Electronic mail systems (``E-mail'') in Member and Committee 
offices were available, but many existed as islands of 
technology. Communicating electronically among offices was 
clumsy and difficult, even for offices that were next door in 
the same building. Access to most legislative information was 
accomplished through the use of primitive computer equipment 
accessing a mainframe program first written over 15 years ago. 
No common computer platforms existed.''
    Since the beginning of the 104th Congress, the House of 
Representatives has made a remarkable transformation into the 
information age. The infrastructure of the House network has 
been substantially upgraded. Support and training of 
congressional staff has drastically improved, and the 
institution's presence on the Internet has been expanded to 
provide the public with unprecedented access to House documents 
and e-mail to their Representatives. In short, this new medium 
of communication is transforming the culture, operations, and 
responsibilities of Congress, and it is having profound 
implications for our Federal system of representative 
government.
    Early in 1996, the Committee on Rules became concerned that 
the institution was moving rapidly toward the information age 
without having a full appreciation for how these new 
technologies might impact the legislative process. 
Consequently, the Subcommittee on Rules and Organization of the 
House set up ``The 21st Century Congress Project,'' to assess 
the potential implications of future technology utilization on 
the legislative process, and to recommend proposals for change.
    As part of the project, the Subcommittee held two hearings: 
one entitled ``Legislating in the 21st Century Congress,'' and 
the other to examine the impact of technology on decision-
making. The transcripts of those hearings, information about 
the project, and a number of studies detailing the information 
technology trends taking place in Congress were placed on the 
Subcommittee's web site at www.house.gov/rules__org.
    Also, recognizing that Members and staff face many of the 
same kinds of frustrations that the public face in trying to 
gain access to important legislative information, the Committee 
on Rules recommended a change in House rules that was adopted 
as part of the opening day rules package for the 105th 
Congress. Clause 2(e)(4) of House rule XI required committees, 
if practical, to publish their documents on the Internet. 
Today, every permanent standing House committee, except the 
Committee on Standards of Official Conduct, has a comprehensive 
web site containing basic information about the committee, 
meeting and hearing schedules, transcripts of hearings and 
other important links and publications.

f. Fast track

    Following the December 1993 expiration of the President's 
``fast track'' authority to negotiate trade agreements and have 
the necessary implementing legislation considered under 
expedited procedures, the Subcommittee on Rules and 
Organization of the House and the Ways and Means Committee's 
Subcommittee on Trade held joint hearings on fast track 
legislation in 1995. On September 9, 1995, Rep. Bill Archer, 
chairman of the Committee on Ways and Means, along with Rep. 
Phil Crane and Rep. David Dreier, introduced H.R. 2371, the 
Trade Agreements Authority Act of 1995, to provide trade 
agreements authority to the President. The measure was referred 
to the Committee on Ways and Means and the Committee on Rules. 
On January 3, 1996, H.R. 2371 was referred to the Subcommittee 
on Rules and Organization of the House.
    The Committee on Ways and Means held a mark-up on H.R. 2371 
on September 21, 1995, and ordered the measure reported with 
amendments (House Report 104-285, Part I). The Rules Committee 
deferred action on H.R. 2371 pending the outcome of 
negotiations with the Clinton Administration on amendments to 
the bill as reported by the Ways and Means Committee. However, 
such an agreement was not reached prior to the adjournment of 
the 104th Congress.
    Negotiations involving the Committee on Ways and Means, 
Committee on Rules, and the Clinton Administration resumed in 
January of 1997. These negotiations culminated in the drafting 
of H.R. 2621, the Reciprocal Trade Agreement Authorities Act of 
1997, which was introduced on October 7, 1997, by Chairman 
Archer, on behalf of himself, Mr. Crane, and Mr. Dreier. The 
bill was referred to the Committee on Ways and Means and the 
Committee on Rules.
    On October 8, the Committee on Ways and Means met to 
consider H.R. 2621. With Administration officials speaking in 
support of the bill, the Committee ordered the bill favorably 
reported (House Report 105-341), as amended, by a record vote 
of 24 to 14. On November 4, the Rules Committee was discharged 
from consideration of H.R. 2621. On November 6, the Rules 
Committee reported H. Res. 309, a resolution providing for 
consideration of H.R. 2621. H. Res. 309 was laid on the table 
on April 1, 1998.
    The Rules Committee met on September 24, 1998, to report H. 
Res. 553, a second resolution providing for consideration of 
H.R. 2621. On September 25, H. Res. 553 was called up in the 
House and passed by a voice vote. Later that day, H.R. 2621 
(amended) failed on passage in the House by recorded vote of 
180 to 243.

   VI. STATISTICAL PROFILE ON THE COMMITTEE ON RULES, 105TH CONGRESS


              A. Statistics on Special Orders or ``Rules''

    1. Number of formal requests for Rules Committee hearings: 
156
          a. Number of rules requested for original 
        consideration of measures, rules for further 
        consideration, rules for disposition of Senate 
        amendments: 121
          b. Number of rules requested on conference reports: 
        27
          c. Number of rules requested on procedural matters: 0
          d. Number of formal rules requests otherwise disposed 
        of by procedures other than the Rules Committee: 8
    2. Number of formal requests pending at adjournment: 0
    3. Number of hearing days: 137
          (a) 1st Session:
                  (1) Regular meetings: 56
                  (2) Emergency meetings: 16
          (b) 2nd Session:
                  (1) Regular meetings: 66
                  (2) Emergency meetings: 18
    4. Number of bills, resolutions, and conference reports on 
which hearings were held for the purpose of considering special 
order or ``rules''--
          (a) Number of rules granted: 207
                  (1) Bills and resolutions: 149
                  (2) Conference Reports: 30
                  (3) Providing for general debate only, 
                waiving \2/3\ requirement or creating 
                suspension days: 18
          (b) Types of amendment structures for consideration 
        of bills and resolutions--
                  (1) Open: 57
                  (2) Modified Open--Time Cap on Consideration 
                of Amendments: 6
                  (3) Modified Open--Required Preprinting in 
                the Congressional Record: 7
                  (4) Modified Open--Both Time Cap on 
                Consideration of Amendments and Required 
                Preprinting in the Congressional Record: 2
                  (5) Structured or Modified Closed: 48
                  (6) Closed: 22
                  (7) Conference Reports: 30
                  (8) Providing for General Debate Only: 1
          (c) Disposition of the 207 rules granted:
                  (1) Adopted by the House: 186
                  (2) Rejected by the House: 5
                  (3) Laid on the Table: 13
                  (4) Pending on the House Calendar at 
                Adjournment: 3
    5. Congressional Budget Act waivers granted:
          (a) Type of Waiver:
                  (1) Sec. 302: 1
                  (2) Sec. 303: 1
                  (3) Sec. 303(a): 5
                  (4) Sec. 306: 14
                  (5) Sec. 308: 1
                  (6) Sec. 308(a): 1
                  (7) Sec. 311: 1
                  (8) Sec. 401: 3
                  (9) Sec. 401(a): 4
                  (10) Sec. 425(a): 0
    6. Rules of the House waivers granted (waivers may be 
underlying measures, matters made in order as original text, 
motions, or amendments)
          (a) Types of waivers (number of resolutions waiving 
        each rule):
                  (1) Waiver of all Rules of the House: 85
                  (2) Rule X, clause 1(b): 1
                  (3) Rule XI, clause 2(l)(6): 22
                  (4) Rule XIII, clause 7(b): 1
                  (5) Rule XVI, clause 7: 15
                  (6) Rule XXI, clause 2: 29
                  (7) Rule XXI, clause 2(e): 5
                  (8) Rule XXI, clause 3: 1
                  (9) Rule XXI, clause 5(a): 9
                  (10) Rule XXI, clause 5(b): 3
                  (11) Rule XXI, clause 6: 27
                  (12) Rule XXI, clause 7: 14
                  (13) Rule XLIX: 2

            B. Statistics on Original Jurisdiction Measures

    1. Full Committee
          (a) Number of bills and resolutions referred: 140
          (b) Number of measures referred to the subcommittees: 
        71
                  (1) Exclusive Referrals to the Subcommittee 
                on Rules and Organization of the House: 45
                  (2) Exclusive Referrals to the Subcommittee 
                on the Legislative and Budget Process: 26
                  (3) Joint Referrals: 0
          (c) Number of original jurisdiction measures heard by 
        the full committee: 7
          (d) Number of hearings and markups held by the full 
        committee: 12
          (e) Number of measures reported by the full 
        committee: 6
                  (1) Disposition of measures reported
                          (a) Measures adopted by the House: 6
                          (b) Measures reported and pending 
                        floor action at adjournment: 0
                          (c) Resolutions rejected by the 
                        House: 0
                          (d) Resolutions tabled by the House: 
                        0
                          (e) Resolutions discharged from the 
                        Committee: 3
    2. Subcommittee on the Legislative and Budget Process
          (a) Measured referred: 26
          (b) Days of hearings and markups: 2
          (c) Measures reported: 0
    3. Subcommittee on Rules and Organization of the House
          (a) Measures referred: 45
          (b) Days of hearings and markups: 4
          (c) Measures reported: 0

                            VII. APPENDICES


                   A. TABLE 1.--TYPES OF RULES GRANTED
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Open:
    H. Res. 88..........  H.R. 852...............  Paperwork Elimination
                                                    Act of 1997.
    H. Res. 94..........  H.R. 412...............  Oroville-Tonasket
                                                    Claim Settlement and
                                                    Conveyance Act.
    H. Res. 116.........  H.R. 400...............  21st Century Patent
                                                    System Improvement
                                                    Act.
    H. Res. 125.........  H.R. 1271..............  The Federal Aviation
                                                    Administration
                                                    Research,
                                                    Engineering, and
                                                    Development
                                                    Authorization Act of
                                                    1997.
    H. Res. 126.........  H.R. 1273..............  National Science
                                                    Foundation
                                                    Authorization Act of
                                                    1997.
    H. Res. 127.........  H.R. 1274..............  National Institute of
                                                    Standards and
                                                    Technology
                                                    Authorization Act of
                                                    1997.
    H. Res. 128.........  H.R. 1275..............  Civilian Space
                                                    Authorization Act,
                                                    Fiscal Years 1998
                                                    and 1999.
    H. Res. 133.........  H.R. 2.................  Housing Opportunity
                                                    and Responsibility
                                                    Act of 1997.
    H. Res. 134.........  H.R. 867...............  The Adoption
                                                    Promotion Act of
                                                    1997.
    H. Res. 142.........  H.R. 478...............  Flood Prevention and
                                                    Family Protection
                                                    Act of 1997.
    H. Res. 146.........  H.R. 1469..............  Emergency
                                                    Supplemental
                                                    Appropriations Bill
                                                    for Fiscal Year
                                                    1997.
    H. Res. 149.........  H.R. 1469..............  Emergency
                                                    Supplemental
                                                    Appropriations for
                                                    Recovery from
                                                    Natural Disasters,
                                                    and for Overseas
                                                    Peacekeeping
                                                    Efforts, Including
                                                    Those in Bosnia, for
                                                    Fiscal Year Ending
                                                    September 30, 1997,
                                                    and for Other
                                                    Purposes.
    H. Res. 150.........  H.R. 1385..............  Employment, Training,
                                                    and Literacy
                                                    Enhancement Act of
                                                    1997.
    H. Res. 164.........  H.R. 437...............  Marine Resources
                                                    Revitalization Act
                                                    of 1997.
    H. Res. 178.........  H.R. 2016..............  Military Construction
                                                    Appropriations Bill,
                                                    1998.
    H. Res. 181.........  H.R. 2107..............  Department of the
                                                    Interior and Related
                                                    Agencies
                                                    Appropriations Bill,
                                                    1998.
    H. Res. 184.........  H.R. 2158..............  Department of
                                                    Veterans Affairs and
                                                    Housing and Urban
                                                    Development, and
                                                    Independent Agencies
                                                    Appropriations Bill,
                                                    1998.
    H. Res. 187.........  H.R. 1853..............  Carl D. Perkins
                                                    Vocational-Technical
                                                    Education Act
                                                    Amendments of 1997.
    H. Res. 189.........  H.R. 2169..............  Department of
                                                    Transportation and
                                                    Related Agencies
                                                    Appropriations Bill,
                                                    1998.
    H. Res. 194.........  H.R. 2203..............  Energy and Water
                                                    Development
                                                    Appropriations Bill,
                                                    1998.
    H. Res. 198.........  H.R. 2266..............  Department of Defense
                                                    Appropriations Bill,
                                                    1998.
    H. Res. 199.........  H.R. 2264..............  Departments of Labor,
                                                    Health and Human
                                                    Services, and
                                                    Education, and
                                                    Related Agencies
                                                    Appropriations Bill,
                                                    1998.
    H. Res. 239.........  H.R. 2267..............  Departments of
                                                    Commerce, Justice,
                                                    and State, the
                                                    Judiciary, and
                                                    Related Agencies
                                                    Appropriations Bill,
                                                    1998.
    H. Res. 243.........  H.R. 901...............  American Land
                                                    Sovereignty
                                                    Protection Act.
    H. Res. 258.........  H.R. 629...............  Texas Low-Level
                                                    Radioactive Waste
                                                    Disposal Consent
                                                    Act.
    H. Res. 265.........  H.R. 2204..............  Coast Guard
                                                    Authorization Act of
                                                    1997.
    H. Res. 345.........  H.J. Res. 345..........  Concerning Attorneys'
                                                    Fees, Costs, and
                                                    Sanctions Payable by
                                                    the White House
                                                    Health Care Task
                                                    Force.
    H. Res. 348.........  H.R. 2846..............  Prohibition on
                                                    Federally Sponsored
                                                    National Testing.
    H. Res. 366.........  H.R. 2181..............  Witness Protection
                                                    and Interstate
                                                    Relocation Act of
                                                    1997.
    H. Res. 367.........  H.R. 1544..............  Federal Agency
                                                    Compliance Act.
    H. Res. 368.........  H.R. 2460..............  Wireless Telephone
                                                    Protection Act.
    H. Res. 376.........  H.R. 856...............  United States-Puerto
                                                    Rico Political
                                                    Status Act.
    H. Res. 377.........  H.R. 2369..............  Wireless Privacy
                                                    Enhancement Act of
                                                    1998.
    H. Res. 382.........  H.R. 992...............  Tucker Act Shuffle
                                                    Relief Act of 1997.
    H. Res. 384.........  H.R. 2883..............  Government
                                                    Performance and
                                                    Results Act
                                                    Technical Amendments
                                                    of 1998.
    H. Res. 394.........  H.R. 2515..............  Forest Recovery and
                                                    Protection Act of
                                                    1998.
    H. Res. 396.........  H.R. 3310..............  Small Business
                                                    Paperwork Reduction
                                                    Act Amendments of
                                                    1998.
    H. Res. 408.........  H.R. 1252..............  Judicial Reform Act
                                                    of 1998.
    H. Res. 426.........  H.R. 3534..............  Mandates Information
                                                    Act of 1998.
    H. Res. 427.........  H.R. 512...............  New Wildlife Refuge
                                                    Authorization Act.
    H. Res. 442.........  H.J. Res.119...........  A Joint Resolution
                          H.R. 2183                 Proposing an
                                                    Amendment to the
                                                    Constitution of the
                                                    United States to
                                                    Limit Campaign
                                                    Spending, Bipartisan
                                                    Campaign Integrity
                                                    Act of 1997.
    H. Res. 461.........  H.R. 2888..............  Sales Incentive Act.
    H. Res. 477.........  H.R. 4059..............  Military Construction
                                                    Appropriations Bill,
                                                    1998.
    H. Res. 478.........  H.R. 4060..............  Energy and Water
                                                    Development
                                                    Appropriations Bill,
                                                    1999.
    H. Res. 482.........  H.R. 4101..............  Department of
                                                    Agriculture and
                                                    Related Agencies
                                                    Appropriations,
                                                    1999.
    H. Res. 485.........  H.R. 4104..............  Treasury, Postal
                                                    Service, and General
                                                    Government
                                                    Appropriations Bill,
                                                    1999.
    H. Res. 498.........  H.R. 4104..............  Treasury, Postal
                                                    Service, and General
                                                    Government
                                                    Appropriations Bill,
                                                    1999.
    H. Res. 501.........  H.R. 4194..............  Departments of
                                                    Veterans Affairs and
                                                    Housing and Urban
                                                    Development, and
                                                    Independent Agencies
                                                    Appropriations Bill,
                                                    1999.
    H. Res. 504.........  H.R. 4193..............  Department of the
                                                    Interior and Related
                                                    Agencies
                                                    Appropriations Bill,
                                                    1999.
    H. Res. 508.........  H.R. 4276..............  Departments of
                                                    Commerce, Justice,
                                                    and State, the
                                                    Judiciary, and
                                                    Related Agencies
                                                    Appropriations Bill,
                                                    1999.
    H. Res. 510.........  H.R. 4328..............  Department of
                                                    Transportation and
                                                    Related Agencies
                                                    Appropriations Bill,
                                                    1999.
    H. Res. 517.........  H.R. 4380..............  District of Columbia
                                                    Appropriations Bill,
                                                    1999.
    H. Res. 521.........  H.R. 2863..............  Migratory Bird Treaty
                                                    Reform Act of 1998.
    H. Res. 522.........  H.R. 2538..............  Guadalupe-Hidalgo
                                                    Treaty Land Claims
                                                    Act of 1998.
    H. Res. 560.........  H.R. 3789..............  Class Action
                                                    Jurisdiction Act of
                                                    1998.
    H. Res. 576.........  H.R. 4259..............  Haskell Indian
                                                    Nations University
                                                    and Southwestern
                                                    Indian Polytechnic
                                                    Institute Act.
    H. Res. 584.........  H.R. 4274..............  Departments of Labor,
                                                    Health, and Human
                                                    Services, And
                                                    Related Agencies
                                                    Appropriations Bill,
                                                    Fiscal Year 1999.
Modified open-time cap:
    H. Res. 284.........  H.R. 2493..............  Forage Improvement
                                                    Act of 1997.
    H. Res. 344.........  H.R. 2625..............  Ronald Reagan
                                                    National Airport.
    H. Res. 484.........  H.R. 4103..............  Department of Defense
                                                    Appropriations Bill,
                                                    1999.
    H. Res. 535.........  H.R. 4006..............  Lethal Drug Abuse
                                                    Prevention Act of
                                                    1998.
    H. Res. 537.........  H.R. 4300..............  Western Hemisphere
                                                    Drug Elimination
                                                    Act.
    H. Res. 538.........  H.R. 4550..............  Drug Demand Reduction
                                                    Act of 1998.
Modified open-pre-printing:
    H. Res. 185.........  H.R. 2159..............  Foreign Operations,
                                                    Export Financing,
                                                    and Related Programs
                                                    Appropriations Bill,
                                                    1998.
    H. Res. 378.........  H.R. 3130..............  Child Support
                                                    Performance and
                                                    Incentive Act of
                                                    1998.
    H. Res. 390.........  H.R. 2589..............  Copyright Term
                                                    Extension Act.
    H. Res. 391.........  H.R. 2578..............  To Extend the Visa
                                                    Waiver Pilot
                                                    Program.
    H. Res. 411.........  H.R. 6.................  Higher Education
                                                    Amendments of 1998.
    H. Res. 419.........  H.R. 1872..............  Communications
                                                    Satellite
                                                    Competition and
                                                    Privatization Act of
                                                    1998.
    H. Res. 420.........  H.R. 3694..............  Intelligence
                                                    Authorization Act,
                                                    1999.
Modified open-time cap and pre-printing:
    H. Res. 516.........  H.R. 3892..............  English Language
                                                    Fluency Act of 1998.
    H. Res. 542.........  H.R. 4569..............  Foreign Operations,
                                                    Export Financing,
                                                    and Related Programs
                                                    Appropriations Bill,
                                                    1999.
Structured or Modified Closed:
    H. Res. 47..........  H.J. Res. 2............  Congressional Term
                                                    Limits Amendments.
    H. Res. 95..........  H.J. Res. 58...........  Disapproval of
                                                    Determination of
                                                    President Regarding
                                                    Mexico.
    H. Res. 99..........  H.R. 1.................  Working Families
                                                    Flexibility Act of
                                                    1997.
    H. Res. 101.........  H. Res. 91.............  Committee Funding
                                                    Resolution for 105th
                                                    Congress.
    H. Res. 113.........  H.J. Res. 62...........  Tax Limitation
                                                    Constitutional
                                                    Amendment.
    H. Res. 143.........  H.R. 3.................  Juvenile Crime
                                                    Control Act of 1997.
    H. Res. 152.........  H. Con. Res. 84........  Concurrent Resolution
                                                    on the Budget-Fiscal
                                                    Year 1998.
    H. Res. 153.........  H.R. 408...............  International Dolphin
                                                    Conservation Program
                                                    Act.
    H. Res. 159.........  H.R. 1757..............  The Foreign Relations
                                                    Authorization Act,
                                                    Fiscal Years 1998-
                                                    1999.
                          H.R. 1758..............  The European Security
                                                    Act of 1997.
    H. Res. 169.........  H.R. 1119..............  National Defense
                                                    Authorization Act of
                                                    Fiscal Years 1998
                                                    and 1999.
    H. Res. 174.........  H.R. 2015..............  The Balanced Budget
                                                    Act.
                          H.R. 2014..............  The Taxpayer Relief
                                                    Act.
    H. Res. 180.........  H.R. 858...............  Quincy Library Group
                                                    Forest Recovery and
                                                    Economic Stability
                                                    Act of 1998.
    H. Res. 193.........  H.R. 2160..............  Agriculture, Rural
                                                    Development, Food
                                                    and Drug
                                                    Administration, and
                                                    Related Agencies
                                                    Appropriations Bill,
                                                    1998.
    H. Res. 197.........  H.R. 2209..............  Legislative Branch
                                                    Appropriations Bill,
                                                    1998.
    H. Res. 230.........  H. Res. 168............  The Bipartisan House
                                                    Ethics Reform Task
                                                    Force
                                                    Recommendations.
    H. Res. 255.........  H.R. 1370..............  Reauthorization of
                                                    the Export-Import
                                                    Bank.
    H. Res. 256.........  H.R. 1127..............  National Monument
                                                    Fairness Act of
                                                    1997.
    H. Res. 257.........  H.R. 901...............  American Land
                                                    Sovereignty
                                                    Protection Act.
    H. Res. 264.........  H.R. 2607..............  District of Columbia
                                                    Appropriations Bill,
                                                    1998.
    H. Res. 270.........  H.R. 2247..............  Amtrak Reform and
                                                    Privatization Act of
                                                    1997.
    H. Res. 271.........  H.R. 1534..............  Private Property
                                                    Rights
                                                    Implementation Act
                                                    of 1997.
    H. Res. 274.........  H.R. 2646..............  Education Savings Act
                                                    for Public and
                                                    Private Schools.
    H. Res. 280.........  H.R. 1270..............  Nuclear Waste Policy
                                                    Act of 1997.
                          S. 104.................  Nuclear Waste Policy
                                                    Act of 1997.
    H. Res. 283.........  H.R. 1270..............  Nuclear Waste Policy
                                                    Act of 1997.
                          S. 104.................  Nuclear Waste Policy
                                                    Act of 1997.
    H. Res. 288.........  H.R. 2746..............  Helping Empower Low-
                                                    Income Parents
                                                    (HELP) Scholarships
                                                    Amendments of 1997.
                          H.R. 2616..............  Charter Schools
                                                    Amendments Act of
                                                    1997.
    H. Res. 302.........  H.R. 2358..............  Political Freedom in
                                                    China Act.
                          H.R. 2195..............  Tightening
                                                    Prohibitions on
                                                    Slave Labor Imports.
                          H. Res. 188............  On Missile
                                                    Proliferation.
                          H.R. 967...............  Free the Clergy Act.
                          H.R. 2570..............  Forced Abortion
                                                    Condemnation Act.
                          H.R. 2386..............  Taiwan Missile
                                                    Defense Act.
                          H.R. 2605..............  Communist China De-
                                                    Subsidization Act.
                          H.R. 2647..............  Denial of Normal
                                                    Commercial Status to
                                                    the Chinese People's
                                                    Liberation Army.
                          H.R. 2232..............  Concerning Radio Free
                                                    Asia.
    H. Res. 383.........  H.R. 1432..............  African Growth and
                                                    Opportunity Act.
    H. Res. 393.........  H.R. 3246..............  Fairness for Small
                                                    Business and
                                                    Employees Act of
                                                    1998.
    H. Res. 402.........  H.R. 3579..............  Emergency
                                                    Appropriations for
                                                    Fiscal Year Ending
                                                    September 30, 1998,
                                                    and for other
                                                    Purposes.
    H. Res. 403.........  H.R. 10................  Financial Services
                                                    Act of 1998.
    H. Res. 405.........  H.R. 2400..............  Building Efficient
                                                    Surface
                                                    Transportation and
                                                    Equity Act of 1998.
    H. Res. 407.........  H.J. Res. 111..........  Tax Limitation
                                                    Constitutional
                                                    Amendment.
    H. Res. 410.........  H.R. 3546..............  National Dialogue on
                                                    Social Security Act
                                                    of 1998.
    H. Res. 428.........  H.R. 10................  Financial Services
                                                    Act of 1998.
    H. Res. 430.........  H.R. 2431..............  Freedom From
                                                    Religious
                                                    Persecution Act of
                                                    1998.
    H. Res. 442.........  H.R. 3616..............  National Defense
                                                    Authorization Act
                                                    for Fiscal Year
                                                    1999.
    H. Res. 450.........  H.R. 3433..............  Ticket to Work and
                                                    Self-Sufficiency Act
                                                    of 1998.
    H. Res. 453.........  H.J. Res. 78...........  Proposing an
                                                    Amendment to the
                                                    Constitution of the
                                                    United States
                                                    Restoring Religious
                                                    Freedom.
    H. Res. 455.........  H. Con. Res. 284.......  Concurrent Resolution
                                                    on the Budget--
                                                    Fiscal Year 1999.
    H. Res. 462.........  H.R. 3150..............  Bankruptcy Reform Act
                                                    of 1998.
    H. Res. 465.........  H.R. 3494..............  Child Protection and
                                                    Sexual Predator
                                                    Punishment Act of
                                                    1998.
    H. Res. 489.........  H.R. 4112..............  Legislative Branch
                                                    Appropriations Bill,
                                                    1999.
    H. Res. 500.........  H.R. 3267..............  Sonny Bono Memorial
                                                    Salton Sea
                                                    Reclamation Act.
    H. Res. 509.........  H.R. 4250..............  Patient Protection
                                                    Act of 1998.
    H. Res. 513.........  H.R. 3736..............  Workforce Improvement
                                                    and Protection Act
                                                    of 1998.
    H. Res. 543.........  H.R. 3248..............  Dollars to the
                                                    Classroom Act.
    H. Res. 552.........  H.R. 4578..............  Protect Social
                                                    Security Account.
                          H.R. 4579..............  Taxpayer Relief Act
                                                    of 1998.
    H. Res. 573.........  H.R. 4570..............  Omnibus National
                                                    Parks and Public
                                                    Lands Act of 1998.
Closed:
    H. Res. 46..........  H.R. 581...............  Family Planning
                                                    Facilitation and
                                                    Abortion Funding
                                                    Restriction of 1997.
    H. Res. 90..........  H. Res. 89.............  Requesting the
                                                    President Submit a
                                                    Balanced Budget.
    H. Res. 100.........  H.R. 1122..............  Partial Birth
                                                    Abortion Ban Act of
                                                    1997.
    H. Res. 136.........  H. Res. 129............  Providing Amounts for
                                                    the Expenses of
                                                    Certain Committees
                                                    of the House of
                                                    Representatives in
                                                    the One Hundred
                                                    Fifth Congress.
    H. Res. 163.........  H.J. Res. 54...........  Prohibit the Physical
                                                    Desecration of the
                                                    Flag of the United
                                                    States.
    H. Res. 192.........  H.R. 2003..............  The Budget
                                                    Enforcement Act of
                                                    1997.
    H. Res. 269.........  H.J. Res. 97...........  Making Further
                                                    Continuing
                                                    Appropriations for
                                                    Fiscal Year 1998.
    H. Res. 303.........  H.R. 2676..............  Internal Revenue
                                                    Service
                                                    Restructuring and
                                                    Reform Act of 1997.
    H. Res. 309.........  H.R. 2621..............  Reciprocal Trade
                                                    Agreement
                                                    Authorities Act of
                                                    1997.
    H. Res. 319.........  S. 738.................  Amtrak Reform and
                                                    Authorization.
    H. Res. 349.........  S. 1575................  Ronald Reagan
                                                    Washington National
                                                    Airport.
    H. Res. 409.........  H.R. 3717..............  To Prohibit the
                                                    Expenditure of
                                                    Federal Funds for
                                                    the Distribution of
                                                    Needles or Syringes
                                                    for the Hypodermic
                                                    Injection of Illegal
                                                    Drugs.
    H. Res. 413.........  S. 1502................  District of Columbia
                                                    Student Opportunity
                                                    Scholarship Act of
                                                    1997.
    H. Res. 454.........  H. Con. Res. 285.......  Expressing a Sense of
                                                    the Congress that
                                                    the President of the
                                                    United States Should
                                                    Reconsider his
                                                    Decision to be
                                                    Formally Received in
                                                    Tiananmen Square by
                                                    the Government of
                                                    the People's
                                                    Republic of China.
    H. Res. 457.........  H.R. 2709..............  Senate Amendments to
                                                    H.R. 2709, Iran
                                                    Missile
                                                    Proliferation
                                                    Sanctions Act of
                                                    1997.
    H. Res. 472.........  H.R. 3097..............  Tax Code Termination
                                                    Act of 1998.
    H. Res. 499.........  H.R. 3682..............  Child Custody
                                                    Protection Act.
    H. Res. 541.........  H.J. Res. 128..........  Making Continuing
                                                    Appropriations,
                                                    1999.
    H. Res. 551.........  H.R. 4618..............  Agriculture Disaster
                                                    and Market Loss
                                                    Assistance Act of
                                                    1998.
    H. Res. 553.........  H.R. 2621..............  Reciprocal Trade
                                                    Agreement
                                                    Authorities Act of
                                                    1997.
    H. Res. 588.........  H.R. 4761..............  Uruguay Round
                                                    Agreements
                                                    Compliance Act.
    H. Res. 604.........  S. 1132................  Bandelier National
                                                    Monument
                                                    Administrative
                                                    Improvement and
                                                    Watershed Protection
                                                    Act of 1998.
                          S. 2133................  An Act to Preserve
                                                    the Cultural
                                                    Resources of the
                                                    Route 66 Corridor
                                                    and to Authorize the
                                                    Secretary of the
                                                    Interior to Provide
                                                    Assistance.
Providing for general debate only:
    H. Res. 435.........  H.R. 3616..............  National Defense
                                                    Authorization Act
                                                    for Fiscal Year
                                                    1999.
Most votes wins procedure:
    H. Res. 47..........  H.J. Res. 2............  Congressional Term
                                                    Limits Amendments.
    H. Res. 442.........  H.J. Res. 119..........  Constitutional
                                                    Amendment to Limit
                                                    Campaign Spending.
                          H.R. 2183..............  Bipartisan Campaign
                                                    Integrity Act of
                                                    1997.

                           SPECIAL PROCEDURES

Waiving two-thirds requirement (Rule XI, clause 4(b) generally
 prohibiting calling up a rule on the same day it is reported from the
 Rules Committee except by a two-thirds vote):
    H. Res.155..........    .....................  Rules reported before
                                                    May 23, 1997, for
                                                    consideration of an
                                                    amendment thereto, a
                                                    conference report
                                                    thereon, or an
                                                    amendment reported
                                                    in disagreement from
                                                    a conference on: (1)
                                                    a concurrent
                                                    resolution on the
                                                    budget, (2) the bill
                                                    H.R. 1469, making
                                                    emergency
                                                    supplemental
                                                    appropriations for
                                                    recovery from
                                                    natural disasters,
                                                    and for overseas
                                                    peacekeeping
                                                    efforts, including
                                                    those in Bosnia, for
                                                    the fiscal year
                                                    ending September 30,
                                                    1997, and for other
                                                    purposes.
    H. Res. 161.........  .......................  Rules reported before
                                                    June 7, 1997, for
                                                    consideration of an
                                                    amendment thereto, a
                                                    conference report
                                                    thereon, or an
                                                    amendment reported
                                                    in disagreement from
                                                    a conference on the
                                                    bill H.R. 1469,
                                                    making emergency
                                                    supplemental
                                                    appropriations for
                                                    recovery from
                                                    natural disasters,
                                                    and for overseas
                                                    peacekeeping
                                                    efforts, including
                                                    those in Bosnia, for
                                                    the fiscal year
                                                    ending September 30,
                                                    1997, and for other
                                                    purposes.
    H. Res. 165.........  .......................  Rules reported before
                                                    June 14, 1997, for
                                                    consideration of a
                                                    bill introduced by
                                                    the Chairman of the
                                                    Committee on
                                                    Appropriations
                                                    making supplemental
                                                    appropriations for
                                                    the fiscal year
                                                    ending September 30,
                                                    1997.
    H. Res. 201.........  .......................  Rules reported before
                                                    August 3, 1997, for
                                                    consideration of an
                                                    amendment thereto, a
                                                    conference report
                                                    thereon, or an
                                                    amendment reported
                                                    in disagreement from
                                                    a conference on H.R.
                                                    2015, the Balanced
                                                    Budget Act of 1997.
                                                    Rules reported after
                                                    July 30, 1997, and
                                                    before August 3,
                                                    1997, for
                                                    consideration of an
                                                    amendment thereto, a
                                                    conference report
                                                    thereon, or an
                                                    amendment reported
                                                    in disagreement from
                                                    a conference on H.R.
                                                    2014, the Taxpayer
                                                    Relief Act of 1997.
    H. Res. 305.........  .......................  Rules reported before
                                                    November 10, 1997,
                                                    for consideration of
                                                    an amendment
                                                    thereto, a
                                                    conference report
                                                    thereon, or an
                                                    amendment reported
                                                    in disagreement from
                                                    a conference on: (1)
                                                    a bill or joint
                                                    resolution making
                                                    appropriations for
                                                    the fiscal year
                                                    ending September 30,
                                                    1998 and (2) a bill
                                                    or joint resolution
                                                    making continuing
                                                    appropriations for
                                                    the fiscal year
                                                    ending September 30,
                                                    1998. (See also
                                                    suspensions category
                                                    requirement.)
    H. Res. 306.........  .......................  Rules reported before
                                                    November 10, 1997,
                                                    for consideration of
                                                    an amendment
                                                    thereto, a
                                                    conference report
                                                    thereon, or an
                                                    amendment reported
                                                    in disagreement from
                                                    a conference on: (1)
                                                    a bill or joint
                                                    resolution making
                                                    appropriations for
                                                    the fiscal year
                                                    ending September 30,
                                                    1998 and (2) a bill
                                                    or joint resolution
                                                    making continuing
                                                    appropriations for
                                                    the fiscal year
                                                    ending September 30,
                                                    19 98. (See also
                                                    suspensions category
                                                    requirement.)
    H. Res. 314.........  .......................  Rules reported before
                                                    November 11, 1998,
                                                    for consideration of
                                                    an amendment
                                                    thereto, a
                                                    conference report
                                                    thereon, or an
                                                    amendment reported
                                                    in disagreement from
                                                    a conference on: (1)
                                                    a bill or joint
                                                    resolution making
                                                    general
                                                    appropriations for
                                                    the fiscal year
                                                    ending September 30,
                                                    1998 and (2) a bill
                                                    or joint resolution
                                                    making continuing
                                                    appropriations for
                                                    the fiscal year
                                                    ending September 30,
                                                    1998. Also applies
                                                    to a special rule
                                                    providing for
                                                    consideration of the
                                                    bill H.R. 2621, to
                                                    extend trade
                                                    authorities
                                                    procedures with
                                                    respect to
                                                    reciprocal trade
                                                    agreements. (See
                                                    also suspensions
                                                    category
                                                    requirement.)
    H. Res. 414.........  .......................  Rules reported before
                                                    May 1, 1998, for
                                                    consideration of an
                                                    amendment thereto, a
                                                    conference report
                                                    thereon, or an
                                                    amendment reported
                                                    in disagreement from
                                                    a conference on H.R.
                                                    3579 making
                                                    emergency
                                                    supplemental
                                                    appropriations for
                                                    the fiscal year
                                                    ending September 30,
                                                    1998.
    H. Res. 445.........  .......................  Rules reported on May
                                                    22, 1998, for
                                                    consideration of an
                                                    amendment thereto, a
                                                    conference report
                                                    thereon, or an
                                                    amendment reported
                                                    in disagreement from
                                                    a conference on H.R.
                                                    2400, BESTEA.
    H. Res. 558.........  .......................  Rules reported on
                                                    October 1, 1998, or
                                                    October 2, 1998, for
                                                    consideration or
                                                    disposition of a
                                                    conference report to
                                                    accompany a bill or
                                                    joint resolution or
                                                    any amendment
                                                    reported in
                                                    disagreement from a
                                                    conference thereon
                                                    making general
                                                    appropriations for
                                                    the fiscal year
                                                    ending September 30,
                                                    1998,
    H. Res. 575.........  .......................  Rules reported before
                                                    October 11, 1998 for
                                                    consideration or
                                                    disposition of a
                                                    bill or joint
                                                    resolution, any
                                                    amendment thereto,
                                                    any conference
                                                    report thereon, or
                                                    any amendment
                                                    reported in
                                                    disagreement from a
                                                    conference thereon
                                                    (1) making general
                                                    appropriations for
                                                    the fiscal year
                                                    ending September 30,
                                                    1999 and (2) making
                                                    continuing
                                                    appropriations for
                                                    the fiscal year
                                                    ending September 30,
                                                    1999. (See also
                                                    suspensions category
                                                    requirement.)
    H. Res. 589.........  .......................  Rules reported for
                                                    the remainder of the
                                                    second session of
                                                    the 105th Congress
                                                    for consideration of
                                                    disposition of a
                                                    bill or joint
                                                    resolution any
                                                    amendment thereto,
                                                    any conference
                                                    report thereon, or
                                                    any amendment
                                                    reported in
                                                    disagreement from a
                                                    conference thereon
                                                    (1) making general
                                                    appropriations for
                                                    the fiscal year
                                                    ending September 30,
                                                    1999 and (2) making
                                                    continuing
                                                    appropriations for
                                                    the fiscal year
                                                    ending September 30,
                                                    1999. (See also
                                                    suspensions category
                                                    requirement.)
Make in order suspensions on special days:
    H. Res. 107.........  .......................  Suspensions in order
                                                    on Wednesday, April
                                                    9, 1997, and
                                                    Thursday, April 10,
                                                    1997.
    H. Res. 112.........  .......................  Suspensions in order
                                                    on Wednesday, April
                                                    16, 1997.
    H. Res. 117.........  .......................  Suspensions in order
                                                    on Wednesday, April
                                                    23, 1997 and
                                                    Thursday, April 24,
                                                    1997, with one hour
                                                    notice.
    H. Res. 305.........  .......................  Suspensions in order
                                                    before November 10,
                                                    1997, with one hour
                                                    notice. (See also
                                                    waiving two-thirds
                                                    category
                                                    requirement.)
    H. Res. 306.........  .......................  Suspensions in order
                                                    before November 10,
                                                    1997, with one hour
                                                    notice. (See also
                                                    waiving two-thirds
                                                    category
                                                    requirement.)
    H. Res. 314.........  .......................  Suspensions in order
                                                    before November 11,
                                                    1997, with one hour
                                                    notice. (See also
                                                    waiving two-thirds
                                                    category
                                                    requirement.)
    H. Res. 352.........  .......................  Suspensions in order
                                                    on Wednesday,
                                                    February 11, 1998,
                                                    or on Thursday,
                                                    February 12, 1998.
    H. Res. 544.........  .......................  Suspensions in order
                                                    on Wednesday,
                                                    September 23, 1998,
                                                    with two hour
                                                    notice.
    H. Res. 575.........  .......................  Suspensions in order
                                                    any time before
                                                    October 11, 1998,
                                                    with two hour
                                                    notice. (See also
                                                    waiving two-thirds
                                                    category
                                                    requirement.)
    H. Res. 589.........  .......................  Suspensions in order
                                                    for the remainder of
                                                    the 105th Congress,
                                                    with two hour
                                                    notice. (See also
                                                    waiving two-thirds
                                                    category
                                                    requirement.)
Senate hook-up:
    H. Res. 280.........  H.R. 1270..............  Nuclear Waste Policy
                                                    Act of 1997.
    H. Res. 283.........  H.R. 1270..............  Nuclear Waste Policy
                                                    Act of 1997.
    H. Res. 368.........  H.R. 2460..............  Wireless Telephone
                                                    Protection Act.
    H. Res. 391.........  H.R. 2578..............  To Extend The Visa
                                                    Waiver Pilot
                                                    Program.
Disposition of Senate amendments:
    H. Res. 262.........  H.R. 1122..............  Partial-Birth
                                                    Abortion Ban Act of
                                                    1997 With Senate
                                                    Amendments.
    H. Res. 324.........  H.R. 2607..............  District of Columbia
                                                    Appropriations Bill,
                                                    1998, With Senate
                                                    Amendments.
    H. Res. 446.........  S. 1150................  Conference Report on
                                                    Agricultural
                                                    Research, Extension,
                                                    And Education Reform
                                                    Act Of 1998.
    H. Res. 457.........  H.R. 2709..............  Senate Amendments to
                                                    H.R. 2709, Iran
                                                    Missile
                                                    Proliferation
                                                    Sanctions Act of
                                                    1997.
Chairman's en bloc authority:
    H. Res. 99..........  H.R. 1.................  Working Families
                                                    Flexibility Act of
                                                    1997.
    H. Res. 169.........  H.R. 1119..............  National Defense
                                                    Authorization Act
                                                    for Fiscal Years
                                                    1998 and 1999.
    H. Res. 441.........  H.R. 3616..............  National Defense
                                                    Authorization Act
                                                    for Fiscal Year
                                                    1999.
Self-executing amendments:
    H. Res. 146.........  H.R. 1469..............  Emergency
                                                    Supplemental
                                                    Appropriations Bill
                                                    for Fiscal Year
                                                    1997.
    H. Res. 149.........  H.R. 1469..............  Emergency
                                                    Supplemental
                                                    Appropriations Bill
                                                    for Fiscal Year
                                                    1997.
    H. Res. 174.........  H.R. 2015..............  Balanced Budget Act.
                          H.R. 2014..............  The Taxpayer Relief
                                                    Act.
    H. Res. 189.........  H.R. 2169..............  Department of
                                                    Transportation and
                                                    Related Agencies
                                                    Appropriations Bill,
                                                    1998.
    H. Res. 239.........  H.R. 2267..............  Departments of
                                                    Commerce, Justice,
                                                    and State, the
                                                    Judiciary, and
                                                    Related Agencies
                                                    Appropriations Bill,
                                                    Fiscal Year 1998.
    H. Res. 264.........  H.R. 2607..............  District of Columbia
                                                    Appropriations Bill,
                                                    1998.
    H. Res. 302.........  H. Res. 188............  On Missile
                                                    Proliferation.
                          H.R. 2570..............  The Forced Abortion
                                                    Condemnation Act.
                          H.R. 2605..............  The Communist China
                                                    De-subsidization
                                                    Act.
    H. Res. 319.........  S. 738.................  Amtrak Reform and
                                                    Authorization.
    H. Res. 402.........  H.R. 3579..............  Emergency
                                                    Appropriations for
                                                    Fiscal Year Ending
                                                    September 30, 1998,
                                                    and for Other
                                                    Purposes.
    H. Res. 407.........  H.J. Res. 111..........  Tax Limitation
                                                    Constitutional
                                                    Amendment.
    H. Res. 426.........  H.R. 3534..............  Mandates Information
                                                    Act of 1998.
    H. Res. 472.........  H.R. 3097..............  Tax Code Termination
                                                    Act of 1998.
    H. Res. 476.........  H. Res. 463............  To Establish the
                                                    Select Committee on
                                                    U. S. National
                                                    Security and
                                                    Military/Commercial
                                                    Concerns With the
                                                    People's Republic of
                                                    China.
    H. Res. 482.........  H.R. 4101..............  Department of
                                                    Agriculture and
                                                    Related Agencies
                                                    Appropriations for
                                                    Fiscal Year 1999.
    H. Res. 484.........  H.R. 4103..............  Department of
                                                    Agriculture and
                                                    Related Agencies
                                                    Appropriations for
                                                    Fiscal Year 1999.
    H. Res. 485.........  H.R. 4104..............  Treasury, Postal,
                                                    Service, and General
                                                    Government
                                                    Appropriations Bill,
                                                    1999.
    H. Res. 500.........  H.R. 3267..............  Sonny Bono Memorial
                                                    Salton Sea
                                                    Reclamation Act.
    H. Res. 501.........  H.R. 4194..............  Departments of
                                                    Veterans Affairs and
                                                    Housing and Urban
                                                    Development, and
                                                    Independent Agencies
                                                    Appropriations Bill,
                                                    1999.
    H. Res. 504.........  H.R. 4193..............  Department of the
                                                    Interior and Related
                                                    Agencies
                                                    Appropriations Bill,
                                                    1999.
    H. Res. 510.........  H.R. 4328..............  Department of
                                                    Transportation and
                                                    Related Agencies
                                                    Appropriations Bill,
                                                    1999.
Makes in order original text with modifications:
    H. Res. 113.........  H.J. Res. 62...........  Tax Limitation
                                                    Constitutional
                                                    Amendment.
    H. Res. 116.........  H.R. 400...............  21st Century Patent
                                                    System Improvement
                                                    Act.
    H. Res. 134.........  H.R. 867...............  Adoption Promotion
                                                    Act of 1997.
    H. Res. 153.........  H.R. 408...............  International Dolphin
                                                    Conservation Program
                                                    Act.
    H. Res. 164.........  H.R. 437...............  Marine Resources
                                                    Revitalization Act
                                                    of 1997.
    H. Res. 174.........  H.R. 2015..............  Balanced Budget Act.
                          H.R. 2014..............  The Taxpayer Relief
                                                    Act.
    H. Res. 271.........  H.R. 1534..............  Private Property
                                                    Rights
                                                    Implementation Act
                                                    of 1997.
    H. Res. 274.........  H.R. 2646..............  Education Savings Act
                                                    for Public and
                                                    Private Schools.
    H. Res. 302.........  H.R. 2358..............  The Political Freedom
                                                    in China Act.
                          H.R. 967...............  Free the Clergy Act.
                          H.R. 2386..............  The Taiwan Missile
                                                    Defense Act.
    H. Res. 303.........  H.R. 2676..............  Internal Revenue
                                                    Service
                                                    Restructuring and
                                                    Reform Act of 1997.
    H. Res. 309.........  H.R. 2621..............  Reciprocal Trade
                                                    Agreement
                                                    Authorities Act of
                                                    1997.
    H. Res. 383.........  H.R. 1432..............  African Growth and
                                                    Opportunity Act.
    H. Res. 403.........  H.R 10.................  Financial Services
                                                    Act of 1998
    H. Res. 405.........  H.R. 2400..............  Building Efficient
                                                    Surface
                                                    Transportation and
                                                    Equity Act of 1998.
    H. Res. 408.........  H.R. 1252..............  Judicial Reform Act
                                                    of 1998.
    H. Res. 411.........  H.R. 6.................  Higher Education
                                                    Amendments of 1998.
    H. Res. 420.........  H.R. 3694..............  Intelligence
                                                    Authorization Act
                                                    for Fiscal Year
                                                    1999.
    H. Res. 428.........  H.R. 10................  Financial Services
                                                    Act of 1998
    H. Res. 430.........  H.R. 2431..............  Freedom From
                                                    Religious
                                                    Persecution Act of
                                                    1998.
    H. Res. 450.........  H.R. 3433..............  Ticket to Work and
                                                    Self-Sufficiency Act
                                                    of 1998.
    H. Res. 513.........  H.R. 3736..............  Workforce Improvement
                                                    and Protection Act
                                                    of 1998.
    H. Res. 537.........  H.R. 4300..............  Western Hemisphere
                                                    Drug Elimination
                                                    Act.
    H. Res. 552.........  H.R. 4578..............  Protect Social
                                                    Security Account.
                          H.R. 4579..............  Taxpayer Relief Act
                                                    of 1998.
Conference Reports:
    H. Res. 160.........  H. Con. Res. 84........  Setting forth the
                                                    Congressional Budget
                                                    for the United
                                                    States government
                                                    for fiscal years
                                                    1998, 1999, 2000,
                                                    2001, and 2002.
    H. Res. 162.........  H.R. 1469..............  Making emergency
                                                    supplemental
                                                    appropriations for
                                                    recovery from
                                                    natural disasters,
                                                    and for overseas
                                                    peacekeeping
                                                    efforts.
    H. Res. 202.........  H.R. 2015..............  Balanced Budget Act
                                                    of 1997.
    H. Res. 206.........  H.R. 2014..............  Taxpayer Relief Act
                                                    of 1997.
    H. Res. 228.........  H.R. 2016..............  Military Construction
                                                    Appropriations bill,
                                                    1998.
    H. Res. 232.........  H.R. 2160..............  Agriculture, Rural
                                                    Development, Food
                                                    and Drug
                                                    Administration, and
                                                    Related Agencies
                                                    Appropriations bill,
                                                    1998.
    H. Res. 238.........  H.R. 2209..............  Legislative Branch
                                                    Appropriations bill,
                                                    1998.
    H. Res. 242.........  H.R. 2266..............  Department of Defense
                                                    Appropriations bill,
                                                    1998.
    H. Res. 254.........  H.R. 2203..............  Energy and water
                                                    development
                                                    Appropriations bill,
                                                    1998.
    H. Res. 261.........  H.R. 2158..............  Departments of
                                                    Veterans Affairs and
                                                    Housing and Urban
                                                    Development, and
                                                    Independent Agencies
                                                    Appropriations bill,
                                                    1998.
    H. Res. 263.........  H.R. 2169..............  Department of
                                                    Transportation and
                                                    Related Agencies
                                                    Appropriations bill,
                                                    1998.
    H. Res. 277.........  H.R. 2107..............  Department of the
                                                    Interior and Related
                                                    Agencies
                                                    Appropriations bill,
                                                    1998.
    H. Res. 278.........  H.R. 1119..............  National Defense
                                                    Authorization Act
                                                    for Fiscal Year
                                                    1998.
    H. Res. 323.........  H.R. 2159..............  Foreign Operations,
                                                    Export Financing,
                                                    and Related Agencies
                                                    Appropriations bill,
                                                    1998.
    H. Res. 330.........  H.R. 2267..............  Departments of
                                                    Commerce, Justice,
                                                    and State, the
                                                    Judiciary, and
                                                    Related Agencies
                                                    Appropriations bill,
                                                    Fiscal Year 1998.
    H. Res. 385.........  H.R. 1757..............  Foreign Policy Reform
                                                    Act.
    H. Res. 416.........  H.R. 3579..............  Making emergency
                                                    supplemental
                                                    appropriations for
                                                    the fiscal year
                                                    ending 1998, and for
                                                    other purposes.
    H. Res. 446.........  S. 1150................  Agricultural
                                                    Research, Extension,
                                                    and Education Reform
                                                    Act of 1998.
    H. Res. 449.........  H.R. 2400..............  Building Efficient
                                                    Surface
                                                    Transportation and
                                                    Equity Act of 1998.
    H. Res. 471.........  H.R. 2646..............  Education Savings Act
                                                    for Public and
                                                    Private Schools.
    H. Res. 490.........  H.R. 2676..............  Internal Revenue
                                                    Service
                                                    Restructuring and
                                                    Reform Act of 1997.
    H. Res. 511.........  H.R. 629...............  Texas Low-Level
                                                    Radioactive Waste
                                                    Disposal Compact
                                                    Consent Act.
    H. Res. 549.........  H.R. 3616..............  National Defense
                                                    Authorization Act
                                                    for Fiscal Year
                                                    1999.
    H. Res. 550.........  H.R. 4112..............  Legislative Branch
                                                    Appropriations bill,
                                                    1999.
    H. Res. 563.........  H.R. 4104..............  Treasury, Postal
                                                    Service, and General
                                                    Government
                                                    Appropriations bill,
                                                    1999.
    H. Res. 567.........  H.R. 4101..............  Agriculture, Rural
                                                    Development, Food
                                                    and Drug
                                                    Administration, and
                                                    Related Agencies
                                                    Appropriations bill,
                                                    1999.
    H. Res. 574.........  H.R. 4194..............  Departments of
                                                    Veterans Affairs and
                                                    Housing and Urban
                                                    Development, and
                                                    Independent Agencies
                                                    Appropriations Act,
                                                    1999.
    H. Res. 579.........  H.R. 4104..............  Treasury, Postal
                                                    Service, and General
                                                    Government
                                                    Appropriations bill,
                                                    1999.
    H. Res. 586.........  H.R. 3150..............  Bankruptcy Reform Act
                                                    of 1998.
    H. Res. 605.........  H.R. 4328..............  Department of
                                                    Transportation and
                                                    Related Agencies
                                                    Appropriations bill,
                                                    1999.
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                                                            B. TABLE 2.--RESOLUTIONS REPORTED
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                   Rule                              Bill                          Floor action                    Date                Manager
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H. Res. 46, H. Rept. 105-3...............  H.R. 581................  Family Planning Facilitation and
                                                                      Abortion Funding Restriction of 1997.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................      2/11/97  Goss/Slaughter
                                                                     Rule Adopted Voice Vote.................      2/13/97
H. Res. 47, H. Rept. 105-4...............  H.J. Res. 2.............  Congressional Term Limits Amendments.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................      2/11/97  Solomon/Moakley
                                                                     Rule Adopted Voice Vote.................      2/12/97
H. Res. 88, H. Rept. 105-15..............  H. Res. 852.............  Paperwork Elimination Act of 1997.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................      3/11/97  Myrick/Hall
                                                                     Rule Adopted Voice Vote.................      3/13/97
H. Res. 90, H. Rept. 105-18..............  H. Res. 89..............  Requesting the President Submit a
                                                                      Balanced Budget.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................      3/11/97  Solomon/Moakley
                                                                     Rule Adopted Voice Vote.................      3/12/97
H. Res. 94, H. Rept. 105-19..............  H.R. 412................  Oroville-Tonasket Claim Settlement and
                                                                      Conveyance Act.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................      3/12/97  Hastings/Slaughter
                                                                     Rule Adopted Voice Vote.................      3/18/97
H. Res. 95, H. Rept. 105-20..............  H.J. Res. 58............  Disapproval of Determination of
                                                                      President Regarding Mexico.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................      3/12/97  Goss/Frost
                                                                     Rule Adopted Voice Vote.................      3/13/97
H. Res. 99, H. Rept. 105-31..............  H.R. 1..................  Working Families Flexibility Act of
                                                                      1997.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................      3/18/97  Pryce/Moakley
                                                                     Rule Adopted 229-195....................      3/19/97
H. Res. 100, H. Rept. 105-32.............  H.R. 1122...............  Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act of 1997.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................      3/19/97  Myrick/Slaughter
                                                                     Previous Question 243-184...............      3/20/97
                                                                     Rule Adopted 247-175....................      3/20/97
H. Res. 101, H. Rept. 105-33.............  H. Res. 91..............  Committee Funding Resolution for 105th
                                                                      Congress.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................      3/19/97  Dreier/Moakley
                                                                     Rule Defeated 210-213...................      3/20/97
H. Res. 105, H. Rept. 105-41.............  H. Res. 91..............  Committee Funding Resolution for 105th
                                                                      Congress.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................      3/20/97  Dreier/Moakley
                                                                     Rule Adopted 218-179....................      3/21/97
H. Res. 107, H. Rept. 105-45.............  ........................  Providing for Consideration of Motions
                                                                      to Suspend the Rules.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................       4/8/97  Dreier/Slaughter
                                                                     Previous Question 213-196...............       4/9/97
                                                                     Rule Adopted Voice Vote.................       4/9/97
H. Res. 112, H. Rept. 105-53.............  ........................  Providing for Consideration of Motions
                                                                      to Suspend the Rules.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................      4/14/97  Dreier/Slaughter
                                                                     Previous Question 223-199...............      4/16/97
                                                                     Rule Adopted Voice Vote.................      4/16/97
H. Res. 113, H. Rept. 105-54.............  H.J. Res. 62............  Tax Limitation Constitutional Amendment.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................      4/14/97  Pryce/Moakley
                                                                     Rule Adopted Voice Vote.................      4/15/97
H. Res. 116, H. Rept. 105-56.............  H.R. 400................  21st Century Patent System Improvement
                                                                      Act.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................      4/16/97  McInnis/Moakley
                                                                     Rule Adopted Voice Vote.................      4/17/97
H. Res. 117, H. Rept. 105-57.............  ........................  Providing for Consideration of Motions
                                                                      to Suspend the Rules.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................      4/16/97  Hastings/Slaughter
                                                                     Rule Adopted Voice Vote.................      4/23/97
H. Res. 125, H. Rept. 105-70.............  H.R. 1271...............  FAA Research, Engineering, and
                                                                      Development Authorization Act of 1997.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................      4/23/97  Linder/Frost
                                                                     Rule Adopted Voice Vote.................      4/24/97
H. Res. 126, H. Rept. 105-71.............  H.R. 1273...............  National Science Foundation
                                                                      Authorization Act of 1997.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................      4/23/97  Diaz-Balart/Slaughter
                                                                     Rule Adopted Voice Vote.................      4/24/97
H. Res. 127, H. Rept. 105-72.............  H.R. 1274...............  National Institute of Standards and
                                                                      Technology Authorization Act of 1997.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................      4/23/97  Diaz-Balart/Slaughter
                                                                     Rule Adopted Voice Vote.................      4/24/97
H. Res. 128, H. Rept. 105-73.............  H.R. 1275...............  Civilian Space Authorization Act, Fiscal
                                                                      Years 1998 and 1999.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................      4/23/97  McInnis/Hall
                                                                     Rule Adopted Voice Vote.................      4/24/97
H. Res. 133, H. Rept. 105-81.............  H.R. 2..................  Housing Opportunity and Responsibility
                                                                      Act of 1997.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................      4/29/97  Dreier/Moakley
                                                                     Rule Adopted Voice Vote.................      4/30/97
H. Res. 134, H. Rept. 105-82.............  H.R. 867................  Adoption Promotion Act of 1997..........
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................      4/29/97  Pryce/Hall
                                                                     Rule Adopted Voice Vote.................      4/30/97
H. Res. 136, H. Rept. 105-84.............  H.R. 129................  Providing Amounts for the Expenses of
                                                                      Certain Committees of the House of
                                                                      Representatives in the One Hundred
                                                                      Fifth Congress.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................      4/30/97  Linder/Moakley
                                                                     Rule Adopted Voice Vote.................       5/1/97
H. Res. 142, H. Rept. 105-88.............  H.R. 478................  Flood Prevention and Family Protection
                                                                      Act of 1997.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................       5/6/97  Linder/Slaughter
                                                                     Rule Adopted 415-8......................       5/7/97
H. Res. 143, H. Rept. 105-89.............  H.R. 3..................  Juvenile Crime Control Act of 1997......
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................       5/6/97  Solomon/Moakley
                                                                     Rule Adopted 252-159....................       5/7/97
H. Res. 146, H. Rept. 105-96.............  H.R. 1469...............  Emergency Supplemental Appropriations
                                                                      Bill for Fiscal Year 1997.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................      5/13/97  Solomon/Moakley
                                                                     Rule Defeated 193-229...................      5/14/97
H. Res. 149, H. Rept. 105-97.............  H.R. 1469...............  Emergency Supplemental Appropriations
                                                                      for Recovery from Natural Disasters,
                                                                      and for Overseas Peacekeeping Efforts,
                                                                      Including Those in Bosnia, for Fiscal
                                                                      Year Ending September 30, 1997, and for
                                                                      Other Purposes.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................      5/14/97  Solomon/Moakley
                                                                     Previous Question 228-196...............      5/15/97
                                                                     Rule Adopted 269-152....................      5/15/97
H. Res. 150, H. Rept. 105-98.............  H.R. 1385...............  Employment, Training, and Literacy
                                                                      Enhancement Act of 1997.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................      5/15/97  McInnis/Hall
                                                                     Rule Adopted Voice Vote.................      5/16/97
H. Res. 152, H. Rept. 105-102............  H. Con. Res. 84.........  Concurrent Resolution on the Budget-
                                                                      Fiscal Year 1998.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................      5/19/97  Solomon/Frost
                                                                     Previous Question 220-200...............      5/20/97
                                                                     Rule Adopted 278-142....................      5/20/97
H. Res. 153, H. Rept. 105-103............  H.R. 408................  International Dolphin Conservation
                                                                      Program Act.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................      5/20/97  Hastings/Slaughter
                                                                     Previous Question 226-203...............      5/21/97
                                                                     Rule Adopted Voice Vote.................      5/21/97
H. Res. 155, H. Rept. 105-107............  ........................  Waiving a Requirement of Clause 4(b) of
                                                                      Rule XI With Respect to Consideration
                                                                      of Certain Resolutions Reported From
                                                                      the Committee on Rules.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................      5/21/97  Goss/Moakley
                                                                     Rule Adopted Voice Vote.................      5/22/97
H. Res. 159, H. Rept. 105-115............  H.R. 1757, H.R. 1758....  Foreign Relations Authorization Act,
                                                                      Fiscal Years 1998-1999; European
                                                                      Security Act of 1997
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................       6/3/97  Diaz-Balart/Hall
                                                                     Previous Question 219-204...............       6/4/97
                                                                     Rule Adopted 221-200....................       6/4/97
H. Res. 160, H. Rept. 105-117............  H. Con. Res. 84.........  Conference Report on the Concurrent
                                                                      Resolution on the Budget for Fiscal
                                                                      Year 1998
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................       6/4/97  Solomon/Frost
                                                                     Rule Adopted 373-47.....................       6/5/97
H. Res. 161, H. Rept. 105-118............  ........................  Waiving a Requirement of Clause 4(b) of
                                                                      Rule XI With Respect to Consideration
                                                                      of Certain Resolutions from the
                                                                      Committee on Rules
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................       6/4/97  Myrick/Moakley
                                                                     Laid on the Table.......................      6/19/97
H. Res. 162, H. Rept. 105-120............  H.R. 1469...............  Conference Report on Emergency
                                                                      Appropriations for Recovery from
                                                                      Natural Disasters, and for Overseas
                                                                      Peacekeeping Efforts.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................       6/5/97  Dreier/Moakley
                                                                     Laid on the table.......................      6/19/97
H. Res. 163, H. Rept. 105-126............  H.J. Res. 54............  Prohibit the Physical Desecration of the
                                                                      Flag of the United States.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................      6/10/97  Solomon/Moakley
                                                                     Rule Adopted Voice Vote.................      6/12/97
H. Res. 164, H. Rept. 105-127............  H.R. 437................  Marine Resources Revitalization Act of
                                                                      1997.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................      6/10/97  Goss/Moakley
                                                                     Rule Adopted Voice Vote.................      6/18/97
H. Res. 165, H. Rept. 105-128............                            Waiving a Requirement of Clause 4(b) of
                                                                      Rule XI With Respect to the Same Day
                                                                      Consideration of Certain Resolutions
                                                                      Reported by the Rules Committee.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................      6/11/97  Goss/Moakley
                                                                     Laid on the table.......................      6/19/97
H. Res. 169, H. Rept. 105-137............  H.R. 1119...............  National Defense Authorization Act for
                                                                      Fiscal Years 1998 and 1999.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................      6/18/97  Solomon/Frost
                                                                     Agreed to Amendment 329-94..............      6/19/97
                                                                     Rule Adopted 322-101....................      6/19/97
H. Res. 174, H. Rept. 105-152............  H.R. 2015, H.R. 2014....  Balanced Budget Act; The Taxpayer Relief
                                                                      Act.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................      6/24/97  Solomon/Moakley
                                                                     Previous Question 222-204...............      6/25/97
                                                                     Rule Adopted 228-200-1 present..........      6/25/97
H. Res. 176, H. Rept. 105-154............                            Concurrent Resolution for the
                                                                      Adjournment of the House and Senate for
                                                                      the Independence Day District Work
                                                                      Period.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................      6/25/97  Linder/Moakley
                                                                     Rule Adopted 230-194....................      6/26/97
H. Res. 178, H. Rept. 105-156............  H.R. 2016...............  Military Construction Appropriations
                                                                      Bill, 1998.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................      6/26/97  Myrick/Hall
                                                                     Rule Adopted Voice Vote.................       7/8/97
H. Res. 179, H. Rept. 105-172............  H.R. 1775...............  Intelligence Authorization Act for
                                                                      Fiscal Year 1998.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................       7/8/97  Goss/Moakley
                                                                     Rule Adopted 425-2......................       7/9/97
H. Res. 180, H. Rept. 105-173............  H.R. 858................  Quincy Library Group Forest Recovery and
                                                                      Economic Stability Act of 1998.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................       7/8/97  Dreier/Hall
                                                                     Rule Adopted Voice Vote.................       7/9/97
H. Res. 181, H. Rept. 105-174............  H.R. 2107...............  Department of the Interior and Related
                                                                      Agencies Appropriations Bill, 1998.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................       7/9/97  Solomon/Moakley
                                                                     Rule Adopted 217-216....................      7/10/97
H. Res. 184, H. Rept. 105-180............  H.R. 2158...............  Department of Veterans Affairs and
                                                                      Housing and Urban Development, and
                                                                      Independent Agencies Appropriations
                                                                      Bill, 1998.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................      7/14/97  Linder/Moakley
                                                                     Rule Adopted Voice Vote.................      7/15/97
H. Res. 185, H. Rept. 105-184............  H.R. 2159...............  Foreign Operations, Export Financing,
                                                                      and Related Programs Appropriations
                                                                      Bill, 1998.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................      7/15/97  Diaz-Balart/Hall
                                                                     Laid on the table.......................      7/24/97
H. Res. 187, H. Rept. 105-187............  H.R. 1853...............  Carl D. Perkins Vocational-Technical
                                                                      Education Act Amendments of 1997.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................      7/16/97  McInnis/Frost
                                                                     Rule Adopted Voice Vote.................      7/17/97
H. Res. 189, H. Rept. 105-189............  H.R. 2169...............  Department of Transportation and Related
                                                                      Agencies Appropriations Bill, 1998.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................      7/17/97  Myrick/Slaughter
                                                                     Rule Adopted Voice Vote.................      7/23/97
H. Res. 192, H. Rept. 105-195............  H.R. 2003...............  Budget Enforcement Act of 1997..........
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................      7/22/97  Goss/Frost
                                                                     Rule Adopted Voice Vote.................      7/23/97
H. Res. 193, H. Rept. 105-197............  H.R. 2160...............  Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and
                                                                      Drug Administration, and Related
                                                                      Agencies Appropriations Bill, 1998.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................      7/22/97  Hastings/Hall
                                                                     Previous Question 268-160...............      7/23/97
                                                                     Rule Adopted 226-202....................      7/23/97
H. Res. 194, H. Rept. 105-198............  H.R. 2203...............  Energy and Water Development
                                                                      Appropriations Bill, 1998.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................      7/23/97  Hastings/Moakley
                                                                     Rule Adopted Voice Vote.................      7/24/97
H. Res. 197, H. Rept. 105-202............  H.R. 2209...............  Legislative Branch Appropriations Bill,
                                                                      1998.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................      7/24/97  Pryce/Hall
                                                                     Previous Question 222-201...............      7/25/97
                                                                     Rule Adopted 218-203....................      7/25/97
H. Res. 198, H. Rept. 105-213............  H.R. 2266...............  Department of Defense Appropriations
                                                                      Bill, 1998.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................      7/28/97  Goss/Frost
                                                                     Rule Adopted Voice Vote.................      7/29/97
H. Res. 199, H. Rept. 105-214............  H.R. 2264...............  Departments of Labor, Health and Human
                                                                      Services, and Education, and Related
                                                                      Agencies Appropriation Bill, 1998.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................      7/28/97  Dreier/Slaughter
                                                                     Laid on the table.......................      7/29/97
H. Res. 201, H. Rept. 105-216............                            Waiving a Requirement of Clause 4(b) of
                                                                      Rule XI With Respect to Consideration
                                                                      of Certain Resolutions Reported from
                                                                      the Committee on Rules.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................      7/29/97  Linder/Moakley
                                                                     Previous Question 226-201...............      7/30/97
                                                                     Rule Adopted 237-187....................      7/30/97
H. Res. 202, H. Rept. 105-218............  H.R. 2015...............  Conference Report on the Balanced Budget
                                                                      Act of 1997.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................      7/30/97  Solomon/Moakley
                                                                     Previous Question 226-197...............      7/30/97
                                                                     Rule Adopted Voice Vote.................      7/30/97
H. Res. 203, H. Rept. 105-219............  ........................  Waiving Certain Enrollment Requirements
                                                                      with Respect to two Specified Bills of
                                                                      the One Hundred Fifth Congress.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................      7/30/97  Diaz-Balart/Hall
                                                                     Laid on the table.......................      7/31/97
H. Res. 206, H. Rept. 105-221............  H.R. 2014...............  Conference Report on the Taxpayer Relief
                                                                      Act of 1997.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................      7/31/97  Dreier/Frost
                                                                     Rule Adopted Voice Vote.................      7/31/97
H. Res. 228, H. Rept. 105-248............  H.R. 2016...............  Conference Report on Military
                                                                      Construction Appropriations for Fiscal
                                                                      Year Ending September 30, 1998, and for
                                                                      Other Purposes.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................      9/11/97  Linder/Frost
                                                                     Previous Question 238-189...............      9/16/97
                                                                     Rule Adopted Voice Vote.................      9/16/97
H. Res. 230, H. Rept. 105-250............  H. Res. 168.............  The Bipartisan House Ethics Reform Task
                                                                      Force Recommendations.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................      9/17/97  Solomon/Moakley
                                                                     Previous Question 227-191...............      9/18/97
                                                                     Rule Adopted Voice Vote.................      9/18/97
H. Res. 232, H. Rept. 105-255............  H.R. 2160...............  Conference Report on Agriculture, Rural
                                                                      Development, Food and Drug
                                                                      Administration, and Related Agencies
                                                                      Programs for Fiscal Year Ending
                                                                      September 30, 1998.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................      9/18/97  Hastings/Hall
                                                                     Rule Adopted 367-34.....................      10/6/97
H. Res. 238, H. Rept. 105-263............  H.R. 2209...............  Conference Report on Legislative Branch
                                                                      Appropriations for Fiscal Year Ending
                                                                      September 30, 1998, and for Other
                                                                      Purposes.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................      9/23/97  McInnis/Hall
                                                                     Previous Question 237-186...............      9/24/97
                                                                     Rule Adopted 408-5......................      9/24/97
H. Res. 239, H. Rept. 105-264............  H.R. 2267...............  Departments of Commerce, Justice, and
                                                                      State, the Judiciary, and Related
                                                                      Agencies Appropriations Bill, Fiscal
                                                                      Year 1998.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................      9/23/97  Dreier/Hall
                                                                     Rule Adopted Voice Vote.................      9/24/97
H. Res. 242, H. Rept. 105-267............  H.R. 2266...............  Conference Report on Department of
                                                                      Defense Appropriations for Fiscal Year
                                                                      Ending September 30, 1998, and for
                                                                      Other Purposes.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................      9/24/97  Goss/Frost
                                                                     Rule Adopted 419-3......................      9/25/97
H. Res. 243, H. Rept. 105-268............  H.R. 901................  American Land Sovereignty Protection
                                                                      Act.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................      9/24/97  Hastings/Slaughter
                                                                     Laid on the table.......................      10/7/97
H. Res. 253, H. Rept. 105-280............  H. Res. 244.............  Subpoena Enforcement in the Case of
                                                                      Dornan V. Sanchez.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................      9/29/97  Solomon/Slaughter
                                                                     Rule Adopted 221-201-1 present..........      9/30/97
H. Res. 254, H. Rept. 105-281............  H.R. 2203...............  Conference Report on Energy and Water
                                                                      Development for the Fiscal Year Ending
                                                                      September 30, 1998, and for Other
                                                                      Purposes.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................      9/29/97  Pryce/Moakley
                                                                     Rule Adopted 415-3......................      9/30/97
H. Res. 255, H. Rept. 105-282............  H.R. 1370...............  Reauthorization of the Export-Import
                                                                      Bank.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................      9/29/97  Dreier/Moakley
                                                                     Previous Question 423-3.................      9/30/97
                                                                     Rule Adopted Voice Vote.................      9/30/97
H. Res. 256, H. Rept. 105-283............  H.R. 1127...............  National Monument Fairness Act of 1997.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................      9/29/97  McInnis/Hall
                                                                     Agreed to Amendment Voice Vote..........      10/1/97
                                                                     Rule Adopted Voice Vote.................      10/1/97
H. Res. 257, H. Rept. 105-288............  H.R. 901................  American Land Sovereignty Protection
                                                                      Act.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................      10/1/97  Hastings/Slaughter
                                                                     Laid on the table.......................      10/7/97
H. Res. 258, H. Rept. 105-299............  H.R. 629................  Texas Low-Level Radioactive Waste
                                                                      Disposal Compact Consent Act.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................      10/6/97  Pryce/Hall
                                                                     Rule Adopted Voice Vote.................      10/7/97
H. Res. 261, H. Rept. 105-311............  H.R. 2158...............  Conference Report on the Department of
                                                                      Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban
                                                                      Development, and Independent Agencies
                                                                      Appropriations Bill, 1998.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................      10/7/97  Linder/Moakley
                                                                     Rule Adopted Voice Vote.................      10/8/97
H. Res. 262, H. Rept. 105-312............  H.R. 1122...............  Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act of 1997
                                                                      with Senate Amendments.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................      10/7/97  Myrick/Slaughter
                                                                     Previous Question 280-144...............      10/8/97
                                                                     Rule Adopted Voice Vote.................      10/8/97
H. Res. 263, H. Rept. 105-314............  H.R. 2169...............  Conference Report on the Department of
                                                                      Transportation and Related Agencies for
                                                                      Fiscal Year Ending September 30, 1998,
                                                                      and for Other Purposes.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................      10/8/97  Linder/Moakley
                                                                     Rule Adopted 413-4......................      10/9/97
H. Res. 264, H. Rept. 106-315............  H.R. 2607...............  District of Columbia Appropriations
                                                                      Bill, 1998.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................      10/8/97  Dreier/Frost
                                                                     Rule Adopted 370-50.....................      10/9/97
H. Res. 265, H. Rept. 105-317............  H.R. 2204...............  Coast Guard Authorization Act of 1997.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................      10/9/97  Diaz-Balart/Moakley
                                                                     Previous Question 223-196...............     10/21/97
                                                                     Rule Adopted Voice Vote.................     10/21/97
H. Res. 269, H. Rept. 105-333............  H. J. Res. 97...........  Making Further Continuing Appropriations
                                                                      for Fiscal Year 1998.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................     10/21/97  Dreier/Moakley
                                                                     Rule Adopted Voice Vote.................     10/22/97
H. Res. 270, H. Rept. 105-334............  H.R. 2247...............  Amtrak Reform and Privatization Act of
                                                                      1997.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................     10/21/97  Pryce/Moakley
                                                                     Rule Adopted 226-200....................     10/22/97
H. Res. 271, H. Rept. 105-335............  H.R. 1534...............  Private Property Rights Implementation
                                                                      Act of 1997.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................     10/21/97  McInnis/Frost
                                                                     Rule Adopted Voice Vote.................     10/22/97
H. Res. 274, H. Rept. 105-336............  H.R. 2646...............  Education Savings Act for Public and
                                                                      Private Schools.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................     10/22/97  Myrick/Frost
                                                                     Rule Adopted 287-135....................     10/23/97
H. Res. 277, H. Rept. 105-342............  H.R. 2107...............  Conference Report on Department of the
                                                                      Interior and Related Agencies
                                                                      Appropriations Bill, 1998.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................     10/23/97  Linder/Slaughter
                                                                     Rule Adopted 217-216....................     10/24/97
H. Res. 278, H. Rept. 105-343............  H.R. 1119...............  Conference Report on National Defense
                                                                      Authorization for Fiscal Year 1998.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................     10/23/97  Solomon/Frost
                                                                     Rule Adopted 353-59.....................     10/28/97
H. Res. 280, H. Rept. 105-345............  H.R. 1270, S. 104.......  Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1997.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................     10/24/97  Hastings/Hall
                                                                     Laid on the table.......................     10/31/97
H. Res. 283, H. Rept. 105-354............  H.R. 1270, S. 104.......  Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1997.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................     10/28/97  Hastings/Hall
                                                                     Rule Adopted 259-155....................     10/29/97
H. Res. 284, H. Rept. 105-355............  H.R. 2493...............  Forage Improvement Act of 1997.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................     10/28/97  McInnis/Slaughter
                                                                     Rule Adopted 277-139....................     10/30/87
H. Res. 288, H. Rept. 105-357............  H.R. 2746, H.R. 2616....  Helping Empower Low-Income Parents
                                                                      (HELP) Scholarships Amendments of 1997;
                                                                      Charter Schools Amendments Act of 1997.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................     10/29/97  Myrick/Hall
                                                                     Previous Question 222-195...............     10/31/97
                                                                     Rule Adopted 214-198....................     10/31/97
H. Res. 302, H. Rept. 105-379............  H.R. 2358, H.R. 2195, H.  Political Freedom in China Act;
                                            Res. 188, H.R. 967,       Tightening Prohibitions on Slave Labor
                                            H.R. 2570, H.R. 2386,     Imports; On Missile Proliferation; Free
                                            H.R. 2605, H.R. 2647,     the Clergy Act; Forced Abortion
                                            H.R. 2232.                Condemnation Act; Taiwan Missile
                                                                      Defense Act; Communist China De-
                                                                      Subsidization Act; Denial of Normal
                                                                      Commercial Status to the Chinese
                                                                      People's Liberation Army; Concerning
                                                                      Radio Free Asia.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................      11/4/97  Solomon/Hall
                                                                     Agreed to Amendment Unanimous Consent...      11/5/97
                                                                     Rule Adopted 237-184....................      11/5/97
H. Res. 303, H. Rept. 105-380............  H.R. 2676...............  Internal Revenue Service Restructuring
                                                                      and Reform Act of 1997.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................      11/4/97  Dreier/Frost
                                                                     Rule Adopted Voice Vote.................      11/5/97
H. Res. 305, H. Rept. 105-383............  ........................  Waiving a Requirement of Clause 4(b) of
                                                                      Rule XI With Respect to the Same Day
                                                                      Consideration of Certain Resolutions
                                                                      Reported by the Rules Committee and for
                                                                      Other Purposes.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................      11/5/97
                                                                     Rule Adopted 219-195....................      11/6/97  Linder/Slaughter
H. Res. 306, H. Rept. 105-384............  ........................  Waiving a Requirement of Clause 4(b) of
                                                                      Rule XI With Respect to Consideration
                                                                      of Certain Resolutions Reported from
                                                                      the Committee on Rules, and for Other
                                                                      Purposes.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................      11/5/97  Linder/Slaughter
                                                                     Laid on the table.......................      11/9/97
H. Res. 309, H. Rept. 105-386............  H.R. 2621...............  Reciprocal Trade Agreement Authorities
                                                                      Act of 1997.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................      11/6/97  Dreier/Moakley
                                                                     Laid on the table.......................       4/1/98
H. Res. 311, H. Rept. 105-391............  ........................  Providing for the Consideration of
                                                                      Certain Resolutions in Preparation for
                                                                      the Adjournment of the First Session
                                                                      Sine Die.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................      11/7/97  Pryce/Slaughter
                                                                     Rule Adopted 257-159....................      11/9/97
H. Res. 314, H. Rept. 105-394............  ........................  Waiving a Requirement of Clause 4(b) of
                                                                      Rule XI With Respect to Consideration
                                                                      of Certain Resolutions Reported from
                                                                      the Committee on Rules, and for Other
                                                                      Purposes.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................      11/8/97
                                                                     Agreed to Amendment Unanimous Consent...      11/9/97  Linder/Slaughter
                                                                     Rule Adopted 213-193....................     11/12/97
H. Res. 319, H. Rept. 105-400............  S. 738..................  Amtrak Reform and Authorization.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................      11/9/97  Diaz-Balart/Moakley
                                                                     Rule Adopted 324-72.....................     11/12/97
H. Res. 323, H. Rept. 105-402............  H.R. 2159...............  Conference Report on Foreign Operations,
                                                                      Export Financing, and Related Programs
                                                                      for Fiscal Year Ending September 30,
                                                                      1998, and for Other Purposes.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................     11/12/97  Diaz-Balart/Hall
                                                                     Rule Adopted Voice Vote.................     11/12/97
H. Res. 324, H. Rept. 105-403............  H.R. 2607...............  District of Columbia Appropriations
                                                                      Bill, 1998, With Senate Amendments.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................     11/12/97  Myrick/Frost
                                                                     Rule Adopted Voice Vote.................     11/12/97
H. Res. 326, H. Rept. 105-404............  ........................  Providing for an Exception From the
                                                                      Limitation of Clause 6(d) of Rule X for
                                                                      the Committee on Government Reform and
                                                                      Oversight.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................     11/12/97  Dreier/Slaughter
                                                                     Previous Question 220-194...............     11/13/97
                                                                     Rule Adopted 219-195....................     11/13/97
H. Res. 330, H. Rept. 105-406............  H.R. 2267...............  Conference Report on the Departments of
                                                                      Commerce, the Judiciary, and Related
                                                                      Agencies for Fiscal Year Ending
                                                                      September 30, 1998, and for Other
                                                                      Purposes.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................     11/13/97  Goss/Hall
                                                                     Rule Adopted 285-113....................     11/13/97
H. Res. 344, H. Rept. 105-411............  H.R. 2625...............  Ronald Reagan National Airport.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................       2/3/98  Solomon/Moakley
                                                                     Previous Question 227-189...............       2/4/98
                                                                     Rule Adopted Voice Vote.................       2/4/98
H. Res. 345, H. Rept. 105-412............  H.J. Res. 107...........  Concerning Attorneys' Fees, Costs, and
                                                                      Sanctions Payable by the White House
                                                                      Health Care Task Force.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................       2/3/98  Goss/Moakley
                                                                     Rule Adopted Voice Vote.................       2/4/98
H. Res. 348, H. Rept. 105-413............  H.R. 2846...............  Prohibition on Federally Sponsored
                                                                      National Testing.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................       2/4/98  Linder/Frost
                                                                     Previous Question 220-185...............       2/5/98
                                                                     Rule Adopted Voice Vote.................       2/5/98
H. Res. 349, H. Rept. 105-414............  S. 1575.................  Ronald Reagan Washington National
                                                                      Airport.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................       2/4/98  Solomon/Moakley
                                                                     Rule Adopted Voice Vote.................       2/5/98
H. Res. 352, H. Rept. 105-415............  ........................  Providing for the Consideration of
                                                                      Motions to Suspend the Rules.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................       2/5/98  Solomon/Slaughter
                                                                     Rule Adopted 217-191....................      2/11/98
H. Res. 366, H. Rept. 105-419............  H.R. 2181...............  Witness Protection and Interstate
                                                                      Relocation Act of 1997.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................      2/24/98  Diaz-Balart/Slaughter
                                                                     Rule Adopted Voice Vote.................      2/25/98
H. Res. 367, H. Rept. 105-420............  H.R. 1544...............  Federal Agency Compliance Act.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................      2/24/98  McInnis/Moakley
                                                                     Rule Adopted Voice Vote.................      2/25/98
H. Res. 368, H. Rept. 105-421............  H.R. 2460...............  Wireless Telephone Protection Act.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................      2/25/98  Pryce/Hall
                                                                     Rule Adopted Voice Vote.................      2/26/98
H. Res. 376, H. Rept. 105-426............  H.R. 856................  United States-Puerto Rico Political
                                                                      Status Act.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................       3/3/98  Solomon/Moakley
                                                                     Rule Adopted 370-41.....................       3/4/98
H. Res. 377, H. Rept. 105-427............  H.R. 2369...............  Wireless Privacy Enhancement Act of
                                                                      1998.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................       3/4/98  Myrick/Frost
                                                                     Rule Adopted Voice Vote.................       3/5/98
H. Res. 378, H. Rept. 105-428............  H.R. 3130...............  Child Support Performance and Incentive
                                                                      Act.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................       3/4/98  Pryce/Hall
                                                                     Rule Adopted Voice Vote.................       3/5/98
H. Res. 382, H. Rept. 105-430............  H.R. 992................  Tucker Act Shuffle Relief Act of 1997.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................      3/10/98  Hastings/Frost
                                                                     Rule Adopted Voice Vote.................      3/11/98
H. Res. 383, H. Rept. 105-431............  H.R. 1432...............  African Growth and Opportunity Act.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................      3/10/98  Linder/Moakley
                                                                     Rule Adopted 227-190....................      3/11/98
H. Res. 384, H. Rept. 105-433............  H.R. 2883...............  Government Performance and Results Act
                                                                      Technical Amendments of 1998.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................      3/11/98  Pryce/Slaughter
                                                                     Rule Adopted 412-0......................      3/12/98
H. Res. 385, H. Rept. 105-434............  H.R. 1757...............  Conference Report on Foreign Affairs
                                                                      Reform and Restructuring Act.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................      3/11/98  Solomon/Hall
                                                                     Rule Adopted 234-172....................      3/26/98
H. Res. 388, H. Rept. 105-449............  H.R. 2870...............  Tropical Forest Conservation Act of
                                                                      1998.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................      3/17/98  Hastings/Hall
                                                                     Rule Adopted 411-0......................      3/19/98
H. Res. 390, H. Rept. 105-460............  H.R. 2589...............  Copyright Term Extension Act.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................      3/24/98  Diaz-Balart/Frost
                                                                     Rule Adopted Voice Vote.................      3/25/98
H. Res. 391, H. Res. 105-461.............  H.R. 2578...............  To Extend the Visa Waiver Pilot Program.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................      3/24/98  Myrick/Hall
                                                                     Rule Adopted Voice Vote.................      3/25/98
H. Res. 393, H. Rept. 105-463............  H.R. 3246...............  Fairness for Small Business and
                                                                      Employees Act of 1998.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................      3/25/98  Dreier/Moakley
                                                                     Rule Adopted 220-185....................      3/26/98
H. Res. 394, H. Rept. 105-464............  H.R. 2515...............  Forest Recovery and Protection Act of
                                                                      1998.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................      3/25/98  Hastings/Slaughter
                                                                     Rule Adopted Unanimous Consent..........      3/26/98
H. Res. 396, H. Rept. 105-466............  H.R. 3310...............  Small Business Paperwork Reduction Act
                                                                      Amendments of 1998.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................      3/25/98  McInnis/Slaughter
                                                                     Rule Adopted Voice Vote.................      3/26/98
H. Res. 402, H. Rept. 105-473............  H.R. 3579...............  Emergency Appropriations for Fiscal Year
                                                                      Ending September 30, 1998, and for
                                                                      Other Purposes.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................      3/30/98  Goss/Hall
                                                                     Rule Adopted 220-199....................      3/31/98
H. Res. 403, H. Res. 105-474.............  H.R. 10.................  Financial Services Act of 1998.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................      3/30/98  Solomon/Frost
                                                                     Laid on the table.......................       4/1/98
H. Res. 405, H. Rept. 105-476............  H.R. 2400...............  Building Efficient Surface
                                                                      Transportation and Equity Act of 1998.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................      3/31/98  Dreier/Moakley
                                                                     Rule Adopted 357-61.....................       4/1/98
H. Res. 407, H. Rept. 105-488............  H.J. Res. 111...........  Tax Limitation Constitutional Amendment
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................      4/21/98  Pryce/Moakley
                                                                     Rule Adopted Voice Vote.................      4/22/98
H. Res. 408, H. Rept. 105-491............  H.R. 1252...............  Judicial Reform Act of 1998.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................      4/22/98  Goss/Hall
                                                                     Rule Adopted Voice Vote.................      4/23/98
H. Res. 409, H. Rept. 105-497............  H.R. 3717...............  To Prohibit the Expenditure of Federal
                                                                      Funds for the Distribution of Needles
                                                                      or Syringes for the Hypodermic
                                                                      Injection of Illegal Drugs
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................      4/28/97  Solomon/Slaughter
                                                                     Rule Adopted Voice Vote.................      4/29/98
H. Res. 410, H. Rept. 105-498............  H.R. 3546...............  National Dialogue on Social Security Act
                                                                      of 1998.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................      4/28/97  Diaz-Balart/Slaughter
                                                                     Rule Adopted Voice Vote.................      4/29/98
H. Res. 411, H. Rept. 105-499............  H.R. 6..................  Higher Education Amendments of 1998.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................      4/28/98  Hastings/Hall
                                                                     Rule Adopted Voice Vote.................      4/29/98
H. Res. 413, H. Rept. 105-501............  S. 1502.................  District of Columbia Student Opportunity
                                                                      Scholarship Act of 1997.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................      4/29/98  Myrick/Frost
                                                                     Rule Adopted 224-199....................      4/30/98
H. Res. 414, H. Rept. 105-502............  ........................  Waiving a Requirement of Clause 4(b) of
                                                                      Rule XI With Respect to the Same Day
                                                                      Consideration of Certain Resolutions
                                                                      Reported by the Rules Committee.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................      4/29/98  McInnis/Hall
                                                                     Rule Adopted 211-196....................      4/30/98
H. Res. 416, H. Rept. 105-505............  H.R. 3579...............  Conference Report on Emergency
                                                                      Supplemental Appropriations For Fiscal
                                                                      Year Ending September 30, 1998, and for
                                                                      Other Purposes.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................      4/30/98  Solomon/Hall
                                                                     Rule Adopted Voice Vote.................      4/30/98
H. Res. 419, H. Rept. 105-507............  H.R. 1872...............  Communications Satellite Competition and
                                                                      Privatization Act of 1998.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................       5/5/98  Dreier/Moakley
                                                                     Rule Adopted Voice Vote.................       5/6/98
H. Res. 420, H. Rept. 105-511............  H.R. 3694...............  Intelligence Authorization Act for
                                                                      Fiscal Year 1999.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................       5/6/98  Goss/Slaughter
                                                                     Rule Adopted Voice Vote.................       5/7/98
H. Res. 426, H. Rept. 105-529............  H.R. 3534...............  Mandates Information Act of 1998.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................      5/12/98  Dreier/Moakley
                                                                     Rule Adopted Voice Vote.................      5/13/98
H. Res. 427, H. Rept. 105-530............  H.R. 512................  New Wildlife Refuge Authorization Act.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................      5/12/98  McInnis/Slaughter
                                                                     No action taken.........................  ...........
H. Res. 428, H. Rept. 105-531............  H.R. 10.................  Financial Services Act of 1998.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................      5/12/98  Solomon/Frost
                                                                     Rule Adopted 312-104....................      5/13/98
H. Res. 430, H. Rept. 105-543............  H.R. 2431...............  Freedom From Religious Persecution Act
                                                                      of 1998.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................      5/13/98  Diaz-Balart/Hall
                                                                     Rule Adopted Voice Vote.................      5/14/98
H. Res. 435, H. Rept. 105-535............  H.R. 3616...............  National Defense Authorization Act for
                                                                      Fiscal Year 1999.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................      5/14/98  Solomon/Frost
                                                                     Rule Adopted Voice Vote.................      5/19/98
H. Res. 436, H. Rept. 105-536............  H. Res. 432, H. Res. 433  Expressing the Sense of the House of
                                                                      Representatives Concerning The
                                                                      President's Assertions of Executive
                                                                      Privilege; Calling Upon the President
                                                                      of the United States to Urge Full
                                                                      Cooperation by his Former Political
                                                                      Appointees and Friends and their
                                                                      Associates with Congressional
                                                                      Investigations.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................      5/14/98  Solomon/Moakley
                                                                     Rule Adopted Voice Vote.................      5/21/98
H. Res. 441, H. Rept. 105-544............  H.R. 3616...............  National Defense Authorization Act for
                                                                      Fiscal Year 1999.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................      5/19/98  Solomon/Frost
                                                                     Previous Question 281-134...............      5/20/98
                                                                     Rule Adopted 304-108....................      5/20/98
H. Res. 442, H. Rept. 105-545............  H.J. Res. 119, H. R.      Joint Resolution Proposing an Amendment
                                            2183.                     to the Constitution of the United
                                                                      States to Limit Campaign Spending;
                                                                      Bipartisan Campaign Integrity Act of
                                                                      1997.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................      5/20/98  Linder/Frost
                                                                     Previous Question 208-190...............      5/21/98
                                                                     Rule Adopted Voice Vote.................      5/21/98
H. Res. 445, H. Rept. 105-547............  ........................  Waiving a Requirement of Clause 4(b) of
                                                                      Rule XI With Respect to the Same Day
                                                                      Consideration of Certain Resolutions
                                                                      Reported by the Rules Committee.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................      5/21/98  McInnis/Moakley
                                                                     Rule Adopted Voice Vote.................      5/22/98
H. Res. 446, H. Rept. 105-548............  S. 1150.................  Conference Report on Agricultural
                                                                      Research, Extension, and Education
                                                                      Reform Act of 1998.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................      5/21/98  Solomon/Hall
                                                                     Agreed to Amendment Voice Vote..........      5/22/98
                                                                     Rule Defeated 120-289...................      5/22/98
H. Res. 449, H. Rept. 105-552............  H.R. 2400...............  Conference Report On Transportation
                                                                      Equity Act for the 21st Century.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................      5/22/98  McInnis/Moakley
                                                                     Rule Adopted 359-29.....................      5/22/98
H. Res. 450, H. Rept. 105-553............  H.R. 3433...............  Ticket to Work and Self-Sufficiency Act
                                                                      of 1998.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................      5/22/98  Myrick/Slaughter
                                                                     Rule Adopted Voice Vote.................       6/3/98
H. Res. 453, H. Rept. 105-563............  H.J. Res. 78............  Proposing an Amendment to the
                                                                      Constitution of the United States
                                                                      Restoring Religious Freedom.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................       6/3/98  Myrick/Frost
                                                                     Rule Adopted 248-169....................       6/4/98
H. Res. 454, H. Rept. 105-564............  H. Con. Res. 285........  Expressing a Sense of the Congress that
                                                                      the President of the United States
                                                                      Should Reconsider His Decision to be
                                                                      Formally Received in Tiananmen Square
                                                                      by the Government of the People's
                                                                      Republic of China.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................       6/3/98  Myrick/Hall
                                                                     Rule Adopted Voice Vote.................       6/4/98
H. Res. 455, H. Rept. 105-565............  H. Con. Res. 284........  Concurrent Resolution on the Budget-
                                                                      Fiscal Year 1999.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................       6/3/98  Dreier/Moakley
                                                                     Rule Adopted 216-197....................       6/4/98
H. Res. 457, H. Rept. 105-566............  H.R. 2709...............  Senate Amendments to H.R. 2709, Iran
                                                                      Missile Proliferation Sanctions Act of
                                                                      1997.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................       6/4/98
                                                                     Rule Adopted Voice Vote.................       6/9/98  Goss/Hall
H. Res. 458, H. Rept. 105-567............  H.R. 2183...............  Bipartisan Campaign Integrity Act of
                                                                      1997.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................       6/4/98  Linder/Frost
                                                                     Previous Question 221-194...............      6/18/98
                                                                     Rule Adopted 221-189....................      6/18/98
H. Res. 461, H. Rept. 105-572............  H.R. 2888...............  Sales Incentive Act.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................       6/9/98  Hastings/Moakley
                                                                     Rule Adopted Voice Vote.................      6/10/98
H. Res. 462, H. Rept. 105-573............  H.R. 3150...............  Bankruptcy Reform Act of 1998.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................       6/9/98  Linder/Slaughter
                                                                     Previous Question 236-183...............      6/10/98
                                                                     Rule Adopted 251-172....................      6/10/98
H. Res. 465, H. Rept. 105-576............  H.R. 3494...............  Child Protection and Sexual Predator
                                                                      Punishment Act of 1998.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................      6/10/98  Pryce/Hall
                                                                     Rule Adopted Voice Vote.................      6/11/98
H. Res. 471, H. Rept. 105-579............  H.R. 2646...............  Conference Report on Education Savings
                                                                      and School Excellence Act of 1998.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................      6/16/98  Myrick/Slaughter
                                                                     Rule Adopted 228-191....................      6/17/98
H. Res. 472, H. Rept. 105-580............  H.R. 3097...............  Tax Code Termination Act of 1998........
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................      6/16/98  Hastings/Frost
                                                                     Previous Question 229-194...............      6/17/98
                                                                     Rule Adopted 232-188....................      6/17/98
H. Res. 476, H. Rept. 105-583............  H. Res. 463.............  To Establish the Select Committee on U.
                                                                      S. National Security and Military/
                                                                      Commercial Concerns With the People's
                                                                      Republic of China.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................      6/16/98  Solomon/Frost
                                                                     Previous Question 226-197...............      6/18/98
                                                                     Rule Adopted Voice Vote.................      6/18/98
H. Res. 477, H. Rept. 105-585............  H.R. 4059...............  Military Construction Appropriations
                                                                      Bill, 1998.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................      6/18/98  Diaz-Balart/Hall
                                                                     Rule Adopted 231-178....................      6/19/98
H. Res. 478, H. Rept. 105-586............  H.R. 4060...............  Energy and Water Development
                                                                      Appropriations Bill, 1999.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................      6/18/98  Pryce/Moakley
                                                                     Rule Adopted Voice Vote.................      6/19/98
H. Res. 482, H. Rept. 105-593............  H.R. 4101...............  Department of Agriculture and Related
                                                                      Agencies Appropriations for Fiscal Year
                                                                      1999.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................      6/22/98  Solomon/Hall
                                                                     Rule Adopted Voice Vote.................      6/23/98
H. Res. 484, H. Rept. 105-596............  H.R. 4103...............  Department of Defense Appropriations
                                                                      Bill, 1999.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................      6/23/98  Goss/Frost
                                                                     Rule Adopted 221-201....................      6/24/98
H. Res. 485, H. Rept. 105-597............  H.R. 4104...............  Treasury, Postal, Service, and General
                                                                      Government Appropriations Bill, 1999.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................      6/23/98  McInnis/Moakley
                                                                     Rule Defeated 125-291...................      6/25/98
H. Res. 489, H. Rept. 105-601............  H.R. 4112...............  Legislative Branch Appropriations Bill,
                                                                      1999.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................      6/24/98  Pryce/Frost
                                                                     Previous Question 222-194...............      6/25/98
                                                                     Rule Adopted 228-188....................      6/25/98
H. Res. 490, H. Rept. 105-602............  H.R. 2676...............  Conference Report on Internal Revenue
                                                                      Service Restructuring and Reform Act of
                                                                      1998.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................      6/24/98  Dreier/Hall
                                                                     Rule Adopted Voice Vote.................      6/25/98
H. Res. 491, H. Rept. 105-603............  H. Con. Res. 297........  A Concurrent Resolution for the
                                                                      Adjournment of the House and Senate for
                                                                      the Independence Day District Work
                                                                      Period.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................      6/24/98  Diaz-Balart/Slaughter
                                                                     Rule Adopted 225-188....................      6/25/98
H. Res. 498, H. Rept. 105-622............  H.R. 4104...............  Treasury, Postal Service, and General
                                                                      Government Appropriations Bill, 1999.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................      7/14/98  Goss/Slaughter
                                                                     Previous Question 231-185...............      7/15/98
                                                                     Rule Adopted 218-201....................      7/15/98
H. Res. 499, H. Rept. 105-623............  H.R. 3682...............  Child Custody Protection Act.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................      7/14/98  Myrick/Slaughter
                                                                     Previous Question 252-174...............      7/15/98
                                                                     Rule Adopted 247-173....................      7/15/98
H. Res. 500, H. Rept. 105-624............  H.R. 3267...............  Sonny Bono Memorial Salton Sea
                                                                      Reclamation Act.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................      7/14/98  Dreier/Hall
                                                                     Rule Adopted Voice Vote.................      7/15/98
H. Res. 501, H. Rept. 105-628............  H.R. 4194...............  Departments of Veterans Affairs and
                                                                      Housing and Urban Development, and
                                                                      Independent Agencies Appropriations
                                                                      Bill, 1999.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................      7/15/98  Linder/Hall
                                                                     Rule Adopted Voice Vote.................      7/16/98
H. Res. 504, H. Rept. 105-637............  H.R. 4193...............  Department of the Interior and Related
                                                                      Agencies Appropriations Bill, 1999.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................      7/20/98  Hastings/Slaughter
                                                                     Previous Question 223-196...............      7/21/98
                                                                     Rule Adopted 224-191....................      7/21/98
H. Res. 508, H. Rept. 105-641............  H.R. 4276...............  Departments of Commerce, Justice, and
                                                                      State, the Judiciary, and Related
                                                                      Agencies Appropriations Bill, Fiscal
                                                                      Year 1999.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................      7/22/98  Linder/Frost
                                                                     Rule Adopted Voice Vote.................      7/30/98
H. Res. 509, H. Rept. 105-643............  H.R. 4250...............  Patient Protection Act of 1998.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................      7/23/98  Goss/Frost
                                                                     Rule Adopted 279-143....................      7/24/98
H. Res. 510, H. Rept. 105-651............  H.R. 4328...............  Department of Transportation and Related
                                                                      Agencies Appropriations Bill, 1999.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................      7/28/98  Dreier/Moakley
                                                                     Rule Adopted Voice Vote.................      7/29/98
H. Res. 511, H. Rept. 105-652............  H.R. 629................  Conference Report on Texas Low-Level
                                                                      Radioactive Waste Disposal Compact
                                                                      Consent Act.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................      7/28/98  Pryce/Slaughter
                                                                     Rule Adopted 313-108....................      7/29/98
H. Res. 513, H. Rept. 105-660............  H.R. 3736...............  Workforce Improvement and Protection Act
                                                                      of 1998.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................      7/30/98  Dreier/Slaughter
                                                                     Agreed to Amendment Voice Vote..........      9/24/98
                                                                     Rule Adopted Voice Vote.................      9/24/98
H. Res. 516, H. Rept. 105-675............  H.R. 3892...............  English Language Fluency Act.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................       8/4/98  Goss/Frost
                                                                     Rule Adopted Voice Vote.................      9/10/98
H. Res. 517, H. Rept. 105-679............  H.R. 4380...............  District of Columbia Appropriations
                                                                      Bill, 1999.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................       8/5/98  Myrick/Hall
                                                                     Rule Adopted 220-204....................       8/6/98
H. Res. 521, H. Rept. 105-698............  H.R. 2863...............  Migratory Bird Treaty Reform Act of
                                                                      1998.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................       9/9/98  Diaz-Balart/Hall
                                                                     Rule Adopted Voice Vote.................      9/10/98
H. Res. 522, H. Rept. 105-699............  H.R. 2538...............  Guadalupe-Hidalgo Treaty Land Claims Act
                                                                      of 1998.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................       9/9/98  Hastings/Slaughter
                                                                     Rule Adopted Voice Vote.................      9/10/98
H. Res. 535, H. Rept. 105-712............  H.R. 4006...............  Lethal Drug Abuse Prevention Act of
                                                                      1998.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................      9/14/98  Linder/Hall
                                                                     No action taken.........................  ...........
H. Res. 537, H. Rept. 105-720............  H.R. 4300...............  Western Hemisphere Drug Elimination Act.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................      9/15/98  Myrick/Hall
                                                                     Rule Adopted Voice Vote.................      9/16/98
H. Res. 538, H. Rept. 105-721............  H.R. 4550...............  Drug Demand Reduction Act of 1998.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................      9/15/98  McInnis/Frost
                                                                     Rule Adopted Voice Vote.................      9/16/98
H. Res. 541, H. Rept. 105-724............  H.J. Res. 128...........  Continuing Appropriations for the Fiscal
                                                                      Year 1999, and for Other Purposes.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................      9/16/98  Dreier/Moakley
                                                                     Rule Adopted Voice Vote.................      9/17/98
H. Res. 542, H. Rept. 105-725............  H.R. 4569...............  Foreign Operations, Export Financing,
                                                                      and Related Programs Appropriations
                                                                      Bill, 1999.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................      9/16/98  Solomon/Hall
                                                                     Rule Adopted 229-188....................      9/17/98
H. Res. 543, H. Rept. 105-726............  H.R. 3248...............  Dollars to the Classroom Act.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................      9/16/98  Diaz-Balart/Slaughter
                                                                     Rule Adopted Voice Vote.................      9/17/98
H. Res. 544, H. Rept. 105-729............  ........................  Providing for Consideration of Motions
                                                                      to Suspend the Rules.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................      9/17/98  McInnis/Moakley
                                                                     Rule Adopted Voice Vote.................      9/18/98
H. Res. 549, H. Rept. 105-740............  H.R. 3616...............  Conference Report on Strom Thurmond
                                                                      National Defense Authorization Act for
                                                                      Fiscal Year 1999.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................      9/23/98  Solomon/Frost
                                                                     Rule Adopted Voice Vote.................      9/24/98
H. Res. 550, H. Rept. 105-741............  H.R. 4112...............  Conference Report on Legislative Branch
                                                                      Appropriations for Fiscal Year Ending
                                                                      September 30, 1999, and for Other
                                                                      Purposes.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................      9/23/98  McInnis/Hall
                                                                     Rule Adopted Voice Vote.................      9/24/98
H. Res. 551, H. Rept. 105-743............  H.R. 4618...............  Agriculture Disaster and Market Loss
                                                                      Assistance Act of 1998.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................      9/24/98  Hastings/Slaughter
                                                                     Laid on the table.......................      10/2/98
H. Res. 552, H. Rept. 105-744............  H.R. 4578, H.R. 4579....  Protect Social Security Account;
                                                                      Taxpayer Relief Act of 1998.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................      9/24/98  Solomon/Slaughter
                                                                     Previous Question 219-202...............      9/25/98
                                                                     Rule Adopted 215-208....................      9/25/98
H. Res. 553, H. Rept. 105-745............  H.R. 2621...............  Reciprocal Trade Agreement Authorities
                                                                      Act of 1997.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................      9/24/98  Dreier/Moakley
                                                                     Previous Question 230-193...............      9/25/98
                                                                     Rule Adopted Voice Vote.................      9/25/98
H. Res. 558, H. Rept. 105-754............  ........................  Waiving a Requirement of Clause 4(b) of
                                                                      Rule XI With Respect to the Same Day
                                                                      Consideration of Certain Resolutions
                                                                      Reported by the Rules Committee.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................      9/28/98  Hastings/Moakley
                                                                     Rule Adopted Voice Vote.................      10/1/98
H. Res. 560, H. Rept. 105-758............  H.R. 3789...............  Class Action Jurisdiction Act of 1998.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................      10/1/98  Linder/Frost
                                                                     No action taken.........................  ...........
H. Res. 563, H. Rept. 105-761............  H.R. 4104...............  Conference Report on Treasury, Postal
                                                                      Service, and General Government
                                                                      Appropriations Bill, 1999.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................      10/1/98  McInnis/Moakley
                                                                     Rule Defeated 106-294...................      10/1/98
H. Res. 564, H. Rept. 105-762............  H.R. 4274...............  Departments of Labor, Health and Human
                                                                      Services, and Education, and Related
                                                                      Agencies Appropriations Bill, 1999.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................      10/1/98  Dreier/Slaughter
                                                                     Rule Adopted 216-200....................      10/2/98
H. Res. 567, H. Rept. 105-764............  H.R. 4101...............  Conference Report on Department of
                                                                      Agriculture and Related Agencies
                                                                      Appropriations for Fiscal Year 1999.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................      10/2/98  Solomon/Hall
                                                                     Rule Adopted Voice Vote.................      10/2/98
H. Res. 573, H. Rept. 105-776............  H.R. 4570...............  Omnibus National Parks and Public Lands
                                                                      Act of 1998.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................      10/5/98  McInnis/Hall
                                                                     Rule Adopted 225-198....................      10/7/98
H. Res. 574, H. Rept. 105-777............  H.R. 4194...............  Conference Report on Departments of
                                                                      Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban
                                                                      Development, and Independent Agencies
                                                                      Appropriations Bill, 1999.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................      10/5/98  Dreier/Moakley
                                                                     Rule Adopted Voice Vote.................      10/6/98
H. Res. 575, H. Rept. 105-778............  ........................  Waiving a Requirement of Clause 4(b) of
                                                                      Rule XI With Respect to the Same Day
                                                                      Consideration of Certain Resolutions
                                                                      Reported by the Rules Committee.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................      10/5/98  Myrick/Moakley
                                                                     Rule Adopted 218-206....................      10/6/98
H. Res. 576, H. Rept. 105-779............  H.R. 4259...............  Haskell Indian Nations University and
                                                                      Southwestern Indian Polytechnic
                                                                      Institute Administrative Systems Act of
                                                                      1998.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................      10/5/98  Hastings/Frost
                                                                     Rule Adopted Voice Vote.................      10/6/98
H. Res. 579, H. Rept. 105-790............  H.R. 4104...............  Conference Report on Treasury, Postal
                                                                      Service, and General Government
                                                                      Appropriations Bill, 1999.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................      10/7/98  McInnis/Moakley
                                                                     Rule Adopted 231-194....................      10/7/98
H. Res. 580, H. Rept. 105-791............  H.J. Res. 131...........  Waiving Certain Enrollment Requirements
                                                                      for the Remainder of the One Hundred
                                                                      Fifth Congress With Respect to Any Bill
                                                                      or Joint Resolution Making General or
                                                                      Continuing Appropriations for Fiscal
                                                                      Year 1999.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................      10/7/98  Diaz-Balart/Hall
                                                                     Rule Adopted Voice Vote.................      10/8/98
H. Res. 584, H. Rept. 105-798............  H.R. 4274...............  Departments of Labor, Health and Human
                                                                      Services, and Education, and Related
                                                                      Agencies Appropriations Bill, 1999.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................      10/8/98  Dreier/Slaughter
                                                                     Rule Adopted 214-209-1 present..........      10/8/98
H. Res. 586, H. Rept. 105-799............  H.R. 3150...............  Conference Report on Bankruptcy Reform
                                                                      Act of 1998.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................      10/8/98  Linder/Slaughter
                                                                     Rule Adopted Voice Vote.................      10/9/98
H. Res. 588, H. Rept. 105-805............  H.R. 4761...............  Uruguay Round Agreements Compliance Act
                                                                      of 1998.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................      10/9/98  Dreier/Moakley
                                                                     Rule Adopted 243-179....................     10/10/98
H. Res. 589, H. Rept. 105-806............  ........................  Waiving a Requirement of Clause 4(b) of
                                                                      Rule XI With Respect to the Same Day
                                                                      Consideration of Certain Resolutions
                                                                      Reported by the Rules Committee.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................      10/9/98  Solomon/Moakley
                                                                     Rule Adopted Voice Vote.................     10/10/98
H. Res. 594, H. Rept. 105-818............  ........................  Providing for Consideration of Certain
                                                                      Resolutions in Preparation for the
                                                                      Adjournment of the Second Session Sine
                                                                      Die.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................     10/13/98  Solomon/Moakley
                                                                     Rule Adopted Unanimous Consent..........     10/20/98
H. Res. 604, H. Rept. 105-823............  S. 1132, S. 2133........  Bandelier National Monument
                                                                      Administrative Improvement and
                                                                      Watershed Protection Act of 1998; An
                                                                      Act to Preserve the Cultural Resources
                                                                      of the Route 66 Corridor and to
                                                                      Authorize the Secretary of the Interior
                                                                      to Provide Assistance.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................     10/16/98  Dreier/Slaughter
                                                                     Rule Adopted 229-189....................     10/20/98
H. Res. 605, H. Rept. 105-826............  H.R. 4328...............  Conference Report on Making Omnibus
                                                                      Consolidated and Emergency Supplemental
                                                                      Appropriations for Fiscal Year 1999.
                                                                     Reported from Rules.....................     10/20/98  Solomon/Moakley
                                                                     Rule Adopted 333-88.....................     10/20/98
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                    C. TABLE 3.--RESOLUTIONS REJECTED
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H. Res. 101.............  H. Res. 91.............  Committee Funding
                                                    Resolution for 105th
                                                    Congress.
H. Res. 146.............  H. R. 1469.............  Emergency
                                                    Supplemental
                                                    Appropriations Bill
                                                    for Fiscal Year
                                                    1997.
H. Res. 446.............  S. 1150................  Conference Report on
                                                    Agricultural
                                                    Research, Extension,
                                                    and Education Reform
                                                    Act of 1998.
H. Res. 485.............  H.R. 4104..............  Treasury, Postal,
                                                    Service, and General
                                                    Government
                                                    Appropriations Bill,
                                                    1999.
H. Res. 563.............  H.R. 4104..............  Conference Report on
                                                    Treasury, Postal
                                                    Service, and General
                                                    Government
                                                    Appropriations Bill,
                                                    1999.
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                   D. TABLE 4.--RESOLUTIONS DISCHARGED
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               E. TABLE 5.--RESOLUTIONS LAID ON THE TABLE
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H. Res. 161.............  .......................  Waiving a Requirement
                                                    of Clause 4(b) of
                                                    Rule XI with Respect
                                                    to Consideration of
                                                    Certain Resolutions
                                                    From the Committee
                                                    on Rules.
H. Res. 162.............  H.R. 1469..............  Conference Report on
                                                    Emergency
                                                    Appropriations for
                                                    Recovery from
                                                    Natural Disasters,
                                                    and for Overseas
                                                    Peacekeeping
                                                    Efforts.
H. Res. 165.............  .......................  Waiving a Requirement
                                                    of Clause 4(b) of
                                                    Rule XI with Respect
                                                    to the Same Day
                                                    Consideration of
                                                    Certain Resolutions
                                                    Reported by the
                                                    Rules Committee.
H. Res. 185.............  H.R. 2159..............  Foreign Operations,
                                                    Export Financing,
                                                    and Related Programs
                                                    Appropriations Bill,
                                                    1998.
H. Res. 199.............  H.R. 2264..............  Departments of Labor,
                                                    Health and Human
                                                    Services, and
                                                    Education, and
                                                    Related Agencies
                                                    Appropriation Bill,
                                                    1998.
H. Res. 203.............  .......................  Waiving Certain
                                                    Enrollment
                                                    Requirements with
                                                    Respect to Two
                                                    Specified Bills of
                                                    the One Hundred
                                                    Fifth Congress.
H. Res. 243.............  H.R. 901...............  American Land
                                                    Sovereignty
                                                    Protection Act.
H. Res. 257.............  H.R. 901...............  American Land
                                                    Sovereignty
                                                    Protection Act.
H. Res. 280.............  H.R. 1270..............  Nuclear Waste Policy
                                                    Act of 1997.
H. Res. 306.............  .......................  Waiving a Requirement
                                                    of Clause 4(b) of
                                                    Rule XI with Respect
                                                    to Consideration of
                                                    Certain Resolutions
                                                    Reported from the
                                                    Committee on Rules,
                                                    and for Other
                                                    Purposes.
H. Res. 309.............  H.R. 2621..............  Reciprocal Trade
                                                    Agreement
                                                    Authorities Act of
                                                    1997.
H. Res. 403.............  H.R. 10................  Financial Services
                                                    Act of 1998.
H. Res. 551.............  H.R. 4618..............  Agriculture Disaster
                                                    and Market Loss
                                                    Assistance Act of
                                                    1998.
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                    F. TABLE 6.--RESOLUTIONS PENDING
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H. Res. 427.............  H.R. 512...............  Class Action
                                                    Jurisdiction Act of
                                                    1998.
H. Res. 535.............  H.R. 4006..............  Lethal Drug Abuse
                                                    Prevention Act of
                                                    1998.
H. Res. 560.............  H.R. 3789..............  New Wildlife Refuge
                                                    Authorization Act.
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          G. TABLE 7.--LIST OF ORIGINAL JURISDICTION REFERRALS
                           house resolutions
    1. H. Res. 16: SPON-Rep. King; OFFICIAL TITLE: A resolution to 
establish a Select Committee on POW and MIA Affairs.
    2. H. Res. 18: SPON-Rep. Royce; OFFICIAL TITLE: A resolution 
amending the Rules of the House of Representatives to require the 
reduction of section 602(b)(1) suballocations to reflect floor 
amendments to general appropriation bills, and for other purposes.
    3. H. Res. 20: SPON-Rep. Solomon; OFFICIAL TITLE: A resolution to 
authorize and direct the Committee on Appropriations to create a new 
Subcommittee on Veterans' Affairs.
    4. H. Res. 23: SPON-Rep. Stearns; OFFICIAL TITLE: A resolution 
repealing rule XLIX of the Rules of the House of Representatives 
relating to the statutory limit on the public debt.
    5. H. Res. 24: SPON-Rep. Stupak; OFFICIAL TITLE: A resolution 
amending the Rules of the House of Representatives to reduce the number 
of programs covered by each regular appropriation bill.
    6. H. Res. 27: SPON-Rep. Campbell; OFFICIAL TITLE: A resolution 
amending the Rules of the House of Representatives to allow each Member 
to designate one bill introduced by such Member to be the subject of a 
committee vote.
    7. H. Res. 30: SPON-Rep. Smith; OFFICIAL TITLE: A resolution 
repealing rule XLIX of the Rules of the House of Representatives 
relating to the statutory limit on the public debt.
    8. H. Res. 34: SPON-Rep. Waters; OFFICIAL TITLE: A resolution to 
establish a Select Committee to Investigate CIA Involvement in Crack 
Cocaine Sales to Fund Contras.
    9. H. Res. 39: SPON-Rep. Skaggs; OFFICIAL TITLE: A resolution 
amending the Rules of the House of Representatives to afford witnesses 
greater freedom to provide information to House committees by 
eliminating current administrative requirements.
    10. H. Res. 41: SPON-Rep. Weldon; OFFICIAL TITLE: A resolution 
amending the Rules of the House of Representatives to establish a 
Citizens' Commission on Congressional Ethics, and for other purposes.
    11. H. Res. 53: SPON-Rep. Maloney; OFFICIAL TITLE: A resolution 
amending the Rules of the House of Representatives to require that 
committee reports accompanying reported bills and joint resolutions 
contain a detailed analysis of the impact of the bill or joint 
resolution on children.
    12. H. Res. 61: SPON-Rep. Hamilton; OFFICIAL TITLE: A resolution to 
provide for independent investigations and fact finding for ethics 
investigations.
    13. H. Res. 70: SPON-Rep. Millender-McDonald; OFFICIAL TITLE: A 
resolution to establish a select committee to investigate CIA 
involvement in the financing, distribution and promulgation of crack 
cocaine and the use of any proceeds to support the Contras.
    14. H. Res. 79: SPON-Rep. Burton; OFFICIAL TITLE: A resolution 
amending the Rules of the House of Representatives to discourage 
frivolous ethics complaints.
    15. H. Res. 97: SPON-Rep. Rivers; OFFICIAL TITLE: A resolution 
amending the Rules of the House of Representatives to require that the 
expenses of special-order speeches be paid from the Members 
Representational Allowance of the Members making such speeches.
    16. H. Res. 123: SPON-Rep. Morella; OFFICIAL TITLE: A resolution 
amending the Rules of the House of Representatives to postpone final 
House action on legislative branch appropriations for any fiscal year 
until all other regular appropriations for that fiscal year are enacted 
into law.
    17. H. Res. 135: SPON-Rep. Weygand; OFFICIAL TITLE: A resolution to 
amend the Rules of the House of Representatives to permit disabled 
individuals who have access to the House floor to bring supporting 
services.
    18. H. Res. 141: SPON-Rep. Yates; OFFICIAL TITLE: A resolution 
waiving clause 2(b) of rule XXII to permit introduction and 
consideration of a certain bill.
    19. H. Res. 156: SPON-Rep. Solomon; OFFICIAL TITLE: A resolution 
relating to the disposition of Senate amendments to the concurrent 
resolution (H. Con. Res. 84) establishing the congressional budget for 
the United States Government for fiscal year 1998 and setting forth 
appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 1999, 2000, 2001, and 
2002.
    20. H. Res. 167: SPON-Rep. Solomon; OFFICIAL TITLE: A resolution 
providing special investigative authorities for the Committee on 
Government Reform and Oversight.
    21. H. Res. 168: SPON-Rep. Livingston; OFFICIAL TITLE: A resolution 
to implement the recommendations of the bipartisan House Ethics Reform 
Task Force.
    22. H. Res. 169: SPON-Rep. Solomon; OFFICIAL TITLE: A resolution 
providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1119) to authorize 
appropriations for fiscal years 1998 and 1999 for military activities 
of the Department of Defense, to prescribe military personnel strengths 
for fiscal years 1998 and 1999, and for other purposes.
    23. H. Res. 186: SPON-Rep. Fattah; OFFICIAL TITLE: A resolution 
amending the Rules of the House of Representatives to allow proxy 
voting in committees when a Member is engaged in official business in 
the District of Columbia.
    24. H. Res. 209: SPON-Rep. Fox; OFFICIAL TITLE: A resolution 
amending the Rules of the House of Representatives to take away the 
power of the Committee on Rules to report rules or orders waiving the 
germaneness requirement.
    25. H. Res. 229: SPON-Rep. Menendez; OFFICIAL TITLE: A resolution 
amending the Rules of the House of Representatives to limit admission 
of ex-Members of the House of Representatives to the House floor and 
rooms reading thereto in certain instances where personal or pecuniary 
interests are involved.
    26. H. Res. 237: SPON-Rep. Woolsey; OFFICIAL TITLE: A resolution to 
limit the access of lobbyists to the Hall of the House, and for other 
purposes.
    27. H. Res. 247: SPON-Rep. Blumenauer; OFFICIAL TITLE: A resolution 
amending the Rules of the House of Representatives to prohibit smoking 
in rooms and corridors leading to the House floor and in the Rayburn 
room.
    28. H. Res. 259: SPON-Rep. Baesler; OFFICIAL TITLE: A resolution 
providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1366) amending the 
Federal Elections Campaign Act of 1971 to reform the financing of 
campaigns for election for Federal office, and for other purposes.
    29. H. Res. 272: SPON-Rep. Baesler; OFFICIAL TITLE: A resolution 
providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1366) amending the 
Federal Elections Campaign Act of 1971 to reform the financing of 
campaigns for election for Federal office, and for other purposes.
    30. H. Res. 275: SPON-Rep. Ganske; OFFICIAL TITLE: A resolution to 
amend the Rules of the House of Representatives to permit a committee 
to vote to allow live media coverage of the testimony of a subpoenaed 
witness.
    31. H. Res. 298: SPON-Rep. Barr; OFFICIAL TITLE: A resolution 
amending the Rules of the House of Representatives to repeal the rule 
allowing subpoenaed witnesses to choose not to be photographed at 
committee hearings.
    32. H. Res. 301: SPON-Rep. Solomon; OFFICIAL TITLE: A resolution 
amending the Rules of the House of Representatives to repeal the 
exception to the requirement that public committee proceedings be open 
to all media.
    33. H. Res. 304: SPON-Rep. Barr; OFFICIAL TITLE: A resolution 
directing the Committee on the Judiciary to undertake an inquiry into 
whether grounds exist to impeach William Jefferson Clinton, the 
President of the United States.
    34. H. Res. 357: SPON-Rep. Forbes; OFFICIAL TITLE: A resolution 
waiving clause 2(b) of rule XXII to permit introduction and 
consideration of a joint resolution to designate November of each year 
as National Child Cancer Awareness Month.
    35. H. Res. 387: SPON-Rep. Hoyer; OFFICIAL TITLE: A resolution 
prohibiting the payment of any amount from the reserve fund established 
for unanticipated expenses of committees without the approval of the 
House.
    36. H. Res. 424: SPON-Rep. Hamilton; OFFICIAL TITLE: A resolution 
requiring members, officers, and employees of the House of 
Representatives to submit reports on travel to the Clerk of the House 
which include information on the source of funds used to pay for such 
travel, and for other purposes.
    37. H. Res. 456: SPON-Rep. Barton; OFFICIAL TITLE: A resolution 
amending the Rules of the House of Representatives to provide for 
mandatory drug testing of Members, officers, and employees of the House 
of Representatives.
    38. H. Res. 463: SPON-Rep. Solomon; OFFICIAL TITLE: A resolution to 
establish the Select Committee on U.S. National Security and Military/
Commercial Concerns With the People's Republic of China.
    39. H. Res. 464: SPON-Rep. Norton; OFFICIAL TITLE: A resolution 
amending the Rules of the House of Representatives to provide a vote in 
the Committee of the Whole to the Delegate to the House from the 
District of Columbia.
    40. H. Res. 467: SPON-Rep. Maloney; OFFICIAL TITLE: A resolution 
providing for the consideration of the bill (H.R. 3526) to reform the 
financing of Federal elections.
    41. H. Res. 468: SPON-Rep. Maloney; OFFICIAL TITLE: A resolution 
providing for further consideration of the bill (H.R. 2183) to amend 
the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to reform the financing of 
campaigns for elections for Federal office, and for other purposes.
    42. H. Res. 473: SPON-Rep. Obey; OFFICIAL TITLE: A resolution 
providing for consideration of H.R. 3580.
    43. H. Res. 486: SPON-Rep. Ganske; OFFICIAL TITLE: A resolution 
providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3605) to amend the Public 
Health Service Act, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 
1974, and the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to protect consumers in 
managed care plans and other health coverage.
    44. H. Res. 488: SPON-Rep. Traficant; OFFICIAL TITLE: A resolution 
amending the Rules of the House of Representatives to require a two-
thirds vote on any bill or joint resolution that, pursuant to fast-
track procedures, would implement any trade agreement.
    45. H. Res. 496: SPON-Rep. Tiahrt; OFFICIAL TITLE: A resolution 
amending the Rules of the House of Representatives to require a three-
fifths vote to increase the minimum wage.
    46. H. Res. 497: SPON-Rep. Traficant; OFFICIAL TITLE: A resolution 
amending the Rules of the House of Representatives to require a two-
thirds vote on any bill or joint resolution that either authorizes the 
President to enter into a trade agreement that is implemented pursuant 
to fast-track procedures or that implements a trade agreement pursuant 
to such procedures.
    47. H. Res. 503: SPON-Rep. Barton; OFFICIAL TITLE: A resolution 
amending the Rules of the House of Representatives to provide for 
mandatory drug testing of Members, officers, and employees of the House 
of Representatives.
    48. H. Res. 507: SPON-Rep. Goodling; OFFICIAL TITLE: A resolution 
providing special investigative authority for the Committee on 
Education and the Workforce.
    49. H. Res. 525: SPON-Rep. Solomon; OFFICIAL TITLE: A resolution 
providing for a deliberative review by the Committee on the Judiciary 
of a communication from an independent counsel, and for the release 
thereof, and for other purposes.
    50. H. Res. 528: SPON-Rep. Deutsch; OFFICIAL TITLE: A resolution 
ordering the immediate printing of the entire communication received on 
September 9, 1998, from an independent counsel.
    51. H. Res. 529: SPON-Rep. Nadler; OFFICIAL TITLE: A resolution to 
amend the Rules of the House of Representatives to require a bill or 
joint resolution which amends a law to show the change in the law made 
by the amendment, and for other purposes.
    52. H. Res. 546: SPON-Rep. Condit; OFFICIAL TITLE: A resolution 
ordering the immediate printing of the entire communication received on 
September 9, 1998, from an independent counsel.
    53. H. Res. 582: SPON-Rep. Hastings; OFFICIAL TITLE: A resolution 
directing the Committee on the Judiciary to undertake an inquiry into 
whether grounds exist to impeach Kenneth W. Starr, an independent 
prosecutor of the United States.
    54. H. Res. 600: SPON-Rep. Royce; OFFICIAL TITLE: A resolution 
amending the Rules of the House of Representatives to provide that 
certain extraordinary bills reported by the Committee on Government 
Reform and Oversight to eliminate waste and provide reform of the 
executive branch are privileged.
                              house bills
    1. H.R. 75: SPON-Rep. McCarthy; OFFICIAL TITLE: A bill to establish 
the National Commission on the Long-Term Solvency of the Medicare 
Program.
    2. H.R. 78: SPON-Rep. Regula; OFFICIAL TITLE: A bill to assess the 
impact of the NAFTA, to require further negotiation of certain 
provisions of the NAFTA, to establish a commission to review the 
dispute settlement reports of the World Trade Organization, and for 
other purposes.
    3. H.R. 99: SPON-Rep. White; OFFICIAL TITLE: A bill to establish a 
temporary commission to recommend reforms in the laws relating to 
elections for Federal office.
    4. H.R. 113: SPON-Rep. Condit; OFFICIAL TITLE: A bill to amend 
chapter 11 of title 31, United States Code, to require that each 
President's budget submission to Congress include a detailed plan to 
achieve a balanced Federal budget, and for other purposes.
    5. H.R. 114: SPON-Rep. Condit; OFFICIAL TITLE: A bill to require 
the President to submit to the Congress each year an integrated 
justification for United States foreign assistance programs, and for 
other purposes.
    6. H.R. 126: SPON-Rep. Crapo; OFFICIAL TITLE: A bill to establish 
procedures to provide for a deficit reduction lock-box and related 
downward adjustment of discretionary spending limits.
    7. H.R. 141: SPON-Rep. Dingell; OFFICIAL TITLE: A bill to establish 
the Select Commission to Advise on Reforming Elections to issue 
recommendations for the reform of laws governing the financing of 
campaigns for election for Federal office, to establish expedited 
procedures for the consideration of legislation implementing the 
recommendations, and for other purposes.
    8. H.R. 170: SPON-Rep. Franks; OFFICIAL TITLE: A bill to establish 
a temporary commission to recommend reforms in the laws relating to 
elections for Federal office.
    9. H.R. 178: SPON-Rep. Gilman; OFFICIAL TITLE: A bill to provide 
for adherence with the MacBride Principles of Economic Justice by 
United States persons doing business in Northern Ireland, and for other 
purposes.
    10. H.R. 243: SPON-Rep. Obey; OFFICIAL TITLE: A bill to amend the 
Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to provide for expenditure 
limitations and public financing for House of Representatives general 
elections, and for other purposes.
    11. H.R. 272: SPON-Rep. Royce; OFFICIAL TITLE: A bill to amend the 
Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act of 1974 to prohibit 
the consideration of retroactive tax increases.
     12. H.R. 335: SPON-Rep. Solomon; OFFICIAL TITLE: A bill to 
establish the Commission on the Future for America's Veterans.
     13. H.R. 352: SPON-Rep. Stupak; OFFICIAL TITLE: A bill to provide 
for return of excess amounts from official allowances of Members of the 
House of Representatives to the Treasury for deficit reduction.
     14. H.R. 397: SPON-Rep. Bentsen; OFFICIAL TITLE: A bill to require 
that the President transmit to Congress, that the congressional Budget 
Committees report, and that the Congress consider a balanced budget for 
each fiscal year.
     15. H.R. 403: SPON-Rep. Bilirakis; OFFICIAL TITLE: A bill to 
modify the provision of law which provides a permanent appropriation 
for the compensation of Members of Congress, and for other purposes.
     16. H.R. 406: SPON-Rep. English; OFFICIAL TITLE: A bill to 
establish the Independent Commission on Medicare to make 
recommendations on how to best match the structure of the Medicare 
program with the funding made available for the program by Congress, to 
provide for expedited consideration in Congress of the Commission's 
recommendations, and to establish a default process for meeting 
Congressional spending targets for the Medicare program if Congress 
rejects the Commission's recommendations.
     17. H.R. 419: SPON-Rep. Maloney; OFFICIAL TITLE: A bill to 
establish a temporary commission to recommend reforms in the laws 
relating to elections for Federal office.
     18. H.R. 425: SPON-Rep. Myrick; OFFICIAL TITLE: A bill to amend 
title 18, United States Code, to punish false statements during debate 
on the floor of either House of Congress.
     19. H.R. 436: SPON-Rep. Sanford; OFFICIAL TITLE: A bill to 
eliminate certain benefits for Members of Congress.
     20. H.R. 441: SPON-Rep. Sensenbrenner; OFFICIAL TITLE: A bill to 
repeal the Impoundment Control Act of 1974.
     21. H.R. 457: SPON-Rep. Castle; OFFICIAL TITLE: A bill to amend 
the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 to provide for budgeting for 
emergencies through the establishment of a budget reserve account, and 
for other purposes.
     22. H.R. 600: SPON-Rep. Farr; OFFICIAL TITLE: A bill to amend the 
Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to reform the financing of 
Federal election campaigns, and for other purposes.
     23. H.R. 856: SPON-Rep. Young; OFFICIAL TITLE: A bill to provide a 
process leading to full self-government for Puerto Rico.
     24. H.R. 898: SPON-Rep. Visclosky; OFFICIAL TITLE: A bill to 
achieve a balanced Federal budget by fiscal year 2002 and each year 
thereafter, achieve significant deficit reduction in fiscal year 1998 
and each year through 2002, establish a Board of Estimates, require the 
President's budget and the congressional budget process to meet 
specified deficit reduction and balance requirements, enforce those 
requirements through a multiyear congressional budget process and, if 
necessary, sequestration, and for other purposes.
     25. H.R. 957: SPON-Rep. Shays; OFFICIAL TITLE: A bill to abolish 
the Committee on Standards of Official Conduct in the House of 
Representatives, establish an Independent Commission on House Ethics, 
and provide for the transfer of the duties and functions of the 
Committee to the Independent Commission.
     26. H.R. 1010: SPON-Rep. Condit; OFFICIAL TITLE: A bill to improve 
congressional deliberation on proposed Federal private sector mandates, 
and for other purposes.
     27. H.R. 1036: SPON-Rep. Hayworth; OFFICIAL TITLE: A bill to 
require Congress and the President to fulfill their Constitutional duty 
to take personal responsibility for Federal laws.
     28. H.R. 1040: SPON-Rep. Armey; OFFICIAL TITLE: A bill to promote 
freedom, fairness, and economic opportunity for families by reducing 
the power and reach of the Federal establishment.
     29. H.R. 1050: SPON-Rep. Dellums; OFFICIAL TITLE: A bill to 
establish a living wage, jobs for all policy by instituting overall 
planning to develop those living wage job opportunities essential to 
fulfillment of basic rights and responsibilities in a healthy 
democratic society; by facilitating conversion from unneeded military 
programs to civilian activities that meet important human needs; by 
producing a Federal capital budget through appropriate distinctions 
between operating and investment outlays; and by reducing poverty, 
violence, and the undue concentration of income, wealth, and power, and 
for other purposes.
     30. H.R. 1140: SPON-Rep. Gephardt; OFFICIAL TITLE: A bill to 
require prior congressional approval before the United States supports 
the admission of the People's Republic of China into the World Trade 
Organization, and to provide for the withdrawal of the United States 
from the World Trade Organization if China is accepted into the WTO 
without the support of the United States.
     31. H.R. 1172: SPON-Rep. Kasich; OFFICIAL TITLE: A bill to 
prohibit the use of funds appropriated to the Department of Defense or 
any other Federal department or agency from being used for the 
deployment on the ground of United States Armed Forces in the territory 
of the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina after September 30, 1997, and 
for other purposes.
     32. H.R. 1209: SPON-Rep. Waxman; OFFICIAL TITLE: A bill to provide 
for the defense of the environment, and for other purposes.
     33. H.R. 1210: SPON-Rep. Wolf; OFFICIAL TITLE: A bill to provide 
an equitable process for strengthening the passenger rail service 
network of Amtrak through the timely closure and realignment of routes 
with low economic performance.
     34. H.R. 1235: SPON-Rep. Dickey; OFFICIAL TITLE: A bill to 
establish a Corporate Welfare Reduction Commission, and for other 
purposes.
     35. H.R. 1295: SPON-Rep. Klug; OFFICIAL TITLE: A bill to establish 
a Commission to make recommendations for the reconfiguration, 
corporatization, privatization, and consolidation of Department of 
Energy National Energy Laboratories, and for other purposes.
     36. H.R. 1321: SPON-Rep. Skaggs; OFFICIAL TITLE: A bill to amend 
the Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act of 1974 to provide 
for the expedited consideration of certain proposed rescissions of 
budget authority.
     37. H.R. 1372: SPON-Rep. Cox; OFFICIAL TITLE: A bill to amend the 
Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act of 1974 to reform the 
budget process, and for other purposes.
     38. H.R. 1404: SPON-Rep. Waxman; OFFICIAL TITLE: A bill to provide 
for the defense of the environment, and for other purposes.
     39. H.R. 1577: SPON-Rep. Tiahrt; OFFICIAL TITLE: A bill to abolish 
the Department of Energy.
     40. H.R. 1588: SPON-Rep. Snowbarger; OFFICIAL TITLE: A bill to 
prohibit the payment of any arrearages for prior years in the assessed 
contributions of the United States to the United Nations until certain 
reforms in the United Nations have been implemented and a certification 
of such reforms has been approved by the Congress.
    41. H.R. 1591: SPON-Rep. Smith; OFFICIAL TITLE: A bill to ensure 
congressional approval of the amount of compliance costs imposed on the 
private sector by regulations issued under new or reauthorized Federal 
laws.
    42. H.R. 1611: SPON-Rep. Petri; OFFICIAL TITLE: A bill to provide 
for the establishment and maintenance of personal social security 
investment accounts under the Social Security system.
    43. H.R. 1614: SPON-Rep. White; OFFICIAL TITLE: A bill to establish 
the Independent Commission on Campaign Finance Reform to recommend 
reforms in the laws relating to the financing of political activity.
    44. H.R. 1685: SPON-Rep. Wolf; OFFICIAL TITLE: A bill to establish 
an Office of Religious Persecution Monitoring, to provide for the 
imposition of sanctions against countries engaged in a pattern of 
religious persecution, and for other purposes.
    45. H.R. 1913: SPON-Rep. Doggett; OFFICIAL TITLE: A bill to require 
reauthorizations of budget authority for Government programs at least 
every 10 years, to provide for review of Government programs at least 
every 10 years, and for other purposes.
    46. H.R. 2003: SPON-Rep. Barton; OFFICIAL TITLE: A bill to reform 
the budget process and enforce the bipartisan balanced budget agreement 
of 1997.
    47. H.R. 2037: SPON-Rep. Smith; OFFICIAL TITLE: A bill to amend the 
Congressional Budget Act of 1974 and the Balanced Budget and Emergency 
Deficit Control Act of 1985 to enforce the bipartisan budget agreement.
    48. H.R. 2061: SPON-Rep. Hoekstra; OFFICIAL TITLE: A bill to 
provide that the voters of the United States be given the right, 
through advisory voter initiative, to propose the enactment and repeal 
of Federal laws in a national election.
    49. H.R. 2137: SPON-Rep. Fox; OFFICIAL TITLE: A bill to require the 
review of all Federal departments and agencies and their programs, and 
for other purposes.
    50. H.R. 2191: SPON-Rep. Neumann; OFFICIAL TITLE: A bill to amend 
the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 regarding procedures for budget 
resolutions and to amend title 31, United States Code, to direct 
repayment of the public debt.
    51. H.R. 2230: SPON-Rep. Pitts; OFFICIAL TITLE: A bill to amend the 
Congressional Budget Act of 1974 to establish a point of order that 
precludes raising revenues to enforce the bipartisan budget agreement 
if there is a revenue shortfall in any of fiscal years 1998 through 
2002.
    52. H.R. 2292: SPON-Rep. Portman; OFFICIAL TITLE: A bill to 
restructure the Internal Revenue Service, and for other purposes.
    53. H.R. 2329: SPON-Rep. Crane; OFFICIAL TITLE: A bill to establish 
The National Dividend Plan by reforming the budget process, and by 
amending the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to eliminate the double tax 
on dividends, to allocate corporate income tax revenues for payments to 
qualified registered voters, and for other purposes.
    54. H.R. 2431: SPON-Rep. Wolf; OFFICIAL TITLE: A bill to establish 
an Office of Religious Persecution Monitoring, to provide for the 
imposition of sanctions against countries engaged in a pattern of 
religious persecution, and for other purposes.
    55. H.R. 2621: SPON-Rep. Archer; OFFICIAL TITLE: A bill to extend 
trade authorities procedures with respect to reciprocal trade 
agreements, and for other purposes.
    56. H.R. 2629: SPON-Rep. Matsui; OFFICIAL TITLE: A bill to 
establish objectives for negotiating and procedures for implementing 
certain trade agreements.
    57. H.R. 2649: SPON-Rep. Skaggs; OFFICIAL TITLE: A bill to repeal 
the Line Item Veto Act and to amend the Congressional Budget and 
Impoundment Control Act to provide for the expedited consideration of 
certain proposed rescissions of budget authority.
    58. H.R. 2650: SPON-Rep. Skaggs; OFFICIAL TITLE: A bill to repeal 
the Line Item Veto Act of 1996.
    59. H.R. 2676: SPON-Rep. Archer; OFFICIAL TITLE: A bill to amend 
the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to restructure and reform the 
Internal Revenue Service, and for other purposes.
    60. H.R. 2685: SPON-Rep. Snowbarger; OFFICIAL TITLE: A bill to 
amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow an individual taxpayer 
to elect a flat alternative individual return tax as an alternative to 
the current Internal Revenue Code.
    61. H.R. 2768: SPON-Rep. Sanford; OFFICIAL TITLE: A bill to provide 
for the retirement of all Americans.
    62. H.R. 2825: SPON-Rep. Sanford; OFFICIAL TITLE: A bill to 
establish procedures to ensure a balanced Federal budget by fiscal year 
2002 and to create a Social Security reform reserve fund to revenues 
generated by economic growth.
    63. H.R. 2956: SPON-Rep. Luther; OFFICIAL TITLE: A bill to provide 
for a biennial budget process and a biennial appropriations process and 
to enhance oversight and the performance of the Federal Government.
    64. H.R. 3045: SPON-Rep. Kasich; OFFICIAL TITLE: A bill to empower 
States with authority for most taxing and spending for highway programs 
and mass transit programs, and for other purposes.
    65. H.R. 3091: SPON-Rep. Andrews; OFFICIAL TITLE: A bill to amend 
the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 to require a two-thirds vote on 
the passage of legislation that repeals, increases, or waives the 
discretionary spending limit or repeals or waives the pay-as-you-go 
provisions of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 
1985 if the current year budget was not in surplus or the budget for 
the fiscal year immediately preceding such year was not in surplus.
    66. H.R. 3502: SPON-Rep. White; OFFICIAL TITLE: A bill to establish 
the Independent Commission on Campaign Finance Reform to recommend 
reforms in the laws relating to the financing of political activity.
    67. H.R. 3529: SPON-Rep. Chabot; OFFICIAL TITLE: A bill to 
establish a national policy against State and local interference with 
interstate commerce on the Internet or online services, and to excise 
congressional jurisdiction over interstate commerce by establishing a 
moratorium on the imposition of exactions that would interfere with the 
free flow of commerce via the Internet, and for other purposes.
    68. H.R. 3534: SPON-Rep. Condit; OFFICIAL TITLE: A bill to improve 
congressional deliberation on proposed Federal private sector mandates, 
and for other purposes.
    69. H.R. 3620: SPON-Rep. Gephardt; OFFICIAL TITLE: A bill to amend 
the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to reduce individual income tax 
rates, simplify the tax code, eliminate the marriage penalty, provide 
for return-free filing of income taxes, prohibit income tax rates from 
increasing without a national referendum, eliminate corporate welfare, 
and for other purposes.
    70. H.R. 3741: SPON-Rep. Lipinski; OFFICIAL TITLE: A bill to amend 
title 49, United States Code, to require congressional approval of 
civil aviation agreements.
    71. H.R. 3806: SPON-Rep. Wolf; OFFICIAL TITLE: A bill to establish 
an Office of Religious Persecution Monitoring, to provide for the 
imposition of sanctions against countries engaged in a pattern of 
religious persecution, and for other purposes.
    72. H.R. 3832: SPON-Rep. Andrews; OFFICIAL TITLE: A bill to protect 
the Social Security system and to amend the Congressional Budget Act of 
1974 to require a two-thirds vote for legislation that changes the 
discretionary spending limits or the pay-as-you-go provisions of the 
Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 if the budget 
for the current year(or immediately preceding year) was not in surplus.
    73. H.R. 3849: SPON-Rep. Cox; OFFICIAL TITLE: A bill to amend the 
Communications Act of 1934 to establish a national policy against 
Federal and State regulation of Internet access and online services, 
and to exercise congressional jurisdiction over interstate and foreign 
commerce by establishing a moratorium on the imposition of exactions 
that would interfere with the free flow of commerce conducted over the 
Internet, and for other purposes.
    74. H.R. 3851: SPON-Rep. Obey; OFFICIAL TITLE: A bill to amend the 
Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to provide for expenditure 
limitations and public financing for House of Representatives general 
elections, and for other purposes.
    75. H.R. 3852: SPON-Rep. Obey; OFFICIAL TITLE: A bill to amend the 
Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to provide for public financing 
for House of Representatives general elections for candidates who 
voluntarily limit expenditures, and for other purposes.
    76. H.R. 3920: SPON-Rep. Norton; OFFICIAL TITLE: A bill to amend 
the District of Columbia Home Rule Act to eliminate Congressional 
review of newly-passed District laws, to provide the District of 
Columbia with autonomy over its budgets, and for other purposes.
    77. H.R. 4055: SPON-Rep. Norton; OFFICIAL TITLE: A bill to amend 
the District of Columbia Home Rule Act to eliminate Congressional 
review of newly-passed District laws.
    78. H.R. 4085: SPON-Rep. Smith; OFFICIAL TITLE: A bill to require 
congressional approval of proposed rules designated by the Congress to 
be significant.
    79. H.R. 4096: SPON-Rep. Gekas; OFFICIAL TITLE: A bill to amend 
title 5, United States Code, to provide for Congressional review of 
rules establishing or increasing taxes.
    80. H.R. 4105: SPON-Rep. Cox; OFFICIAL TITLE: A bill to establish a 
national policy against State and local interference with interstate 
commerce on the Internet, to exercise congressional jurisdiction over 
interstate commerce by establishing a moratorium on the imposition of 
exactions that would interfere with the free flow of commerce via the 
Internet, to establish a national policy against federal and state 
regulation of Internet access and online services, and for other 
purposes.
    81. H.R. 4174: SPON-Rep. Kasich; OFFICIAL TITLE: A bill to amend 
the Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act of 1974 to provide 
for the expedited consideration of certain proposed rescissions of 
budget authority.
    82. H.R. 4237: SPON-Rep. Norton; OFFICIAL TITLE: A bill to amend 
the District of Columbia Convention Center and Sports Arena 
Authorization Act of 1995 to revise the revenues and activities covered 
under such Act, and for other purposes.
    83. H.R. 4256: SPON-Rep. Kolbe; OFFICIAL TITLE: A bill to amend 
title II of the Social Security Act to provide for individual security 
accounts funded by employee and employer Social Security payroll 
deductions, to extend the solvency of the old-age, survivors, and 
disability insurance program, and for other purposes.
    84. H.R. 4306: SPON-Rep. Sanford; OFFICIAL TITLE: A bill to 
eliminate the spending cap adjustments for International Monetary Fund 
funding increases.
    85. H.R. 4343: SPON-Rep. Moakley; OFFICIAL TITLE: A bill to amend 
the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 regarding the application of 
points of order to unreported measures in the House of Representatives.
    86. H.R. 4452: SPON-Rep. Campbell; OFFICIAL TITLE: A bill requiring 
the Congressional Budget Office and the Joint Committee on Taxation to 
use dynamic economic modeling in addition to static economic modeling 
in the preparation of budgetary estimates of proposed changes in 
Federal revenue law.
    87. H.R. 4607: SPON-Rep. Boswell; OFFICIAL TITLE: A bill to extend 
trade authorities procedures with respect to reciprocal trade 
agreements, and for other purposes.
    88. H.R. 4620: SPON-Rep. Horn; OFFICIAL TITLE: A bill to establish 
a Federal Commission on Statistical Policy to study the reorganization 
of the Federal statistical system, to provide uniform safeguards for 
the confidentiality of information acquired for exclusively statistical 
purposes, and to improve the efficiency of Federal statistical programs 
and the quality of Federal statistics by permitting limited sharing of 
records among designated agencies for statistical purposes under strong 
safeguards.
    89. H.R. 4824: SPON-Rep. Kolbe; OFFICIAL TITLE: A bill to amend 
title II of the Social Security Act to provide for individual security 
accounts funded by employee and employer social security payroll 
deductions, to extend the solvency of the old-age, survivors, and 
disability insurance program, and for other purposes.
    90. H.R. 4837: SPON-Rep. Nussle; OFFICIAL TITLE: A bill to amend 
the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 to provide for joint resolutions 
on the budget, reserve funds for emergency spending, strengthened 
enforcement of budgetary decisions, increased accountability for 
Federal spending, accrual budgeting for Federal insurance programs, 
mitigation of the bias in the budget process toward higher spending, 
modifications in paygo requirements when there is an on-budget surplus, 
and for other purposes.
                        house joint resolutions
    1. H.J. Res. 112: SPON-Rep. Kolbe; OFFICIAL TITLE: A joint 
resolution establishing the Joint Committee on Social Security Reform.
                      house concurrent resolutions
    1. H. Con. Res. 26: SPON-Rep. Shimkus; OFFICIAL TITLE: A concurrent 
resolution relating to the treatment of Social Security under any 
constitutional amendment requiring a balanced budget.

                           VIII. PUBLICATIONS


                          A. Committee Prints

    1. Committee on Rules Legislative Calendar. First Session. 
One Hundred Fifth Congress.
    2. Rules of the Committee on Rules. One Hundred Fifth 
Congress, 1997-1998.
    3. Rules Adopted by the Committees of the House of 
Representatives. One Hundred Fifth Congress, 1997-1998. 
Committee Print.
    4. The Use and Application of the Line Item Veto. (January 
2, 1997). Committee Print.
    5. Report of The Ethics Reform Task Force on H. Res. 168, 
Recommending Revisions to the Rules of the House and the Rules 
of the Committee on Standards of Official Conduct. One Hundred 
Fifth Congress. (June 17, 1997). Committee Print.
    6. Hearing before the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 167, 
Providing Special Investigative Authorities for the Committee 
on Government Reform and Oversight. One Hundred Fifth Congress. 
(June 18, 1997).
    7. Hearing before the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 168, To 
Implement the Recommendations of the Bipartisan House Ethics 
Task Force. One Hundred Fifth Congress. (September 17, 1997).
    8. Briefing on the Congressional Budget Process before the 
Subcommittee on Legislative and Budget Process. One Hundred 
Fifth Congress. (September 27, 1997). Committee Print.
    9. Hearing before the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 298, A 
Resolution Amending the Rules of the House of Representatives 
to Repeal the Rule Allowing Subpoenaed Witnesses to Choose Not 
to be Photographed at Committee Hearings. One Hundred Fifth 
Congress. (November 4, 1997).
    10. Hearing before the Subcommittee on Legislative and 
Budget Process on The Line Item Veto After One Year: The 
Process and Its Implementation. (March 11 and 12, 1998).
    11. Hearing before the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 525, 
Providing for a Deliberative Review by the Committee on the 
Judiciary of a Communication from an Independent Counsel, and 
for the Release Thereof, and for Other Purposes. One Hundred 
Fifth Congress. (September 10, 1998).
    12. Hearing before the Committee on Rules on ``An Open Day 
Hearing for Members to Testify on Proposals to Amend the Rules 
of the House of Representatives.'' (September 17, 1998).
    13. Committee on Rules Legislative Calendar. Final 
Calendar. One Hundred Fifth Congress.
    14. Survey of Activities of the House Committee on Rules, 
One Hundred Fifth Congress, 1997-1998. Report 105-840 2d 
Session.

                           ADDITIONAL VIEWS-

    While the Republican majority has not made in the 105th 
Congress the sort of promises and claims that it made with 
regard to open and unrestricted rules during the 104th, we 
believe that they have still fallen far short of their original 
goals and expectations. On January 5, 1995, Chairman Solomon 
said, ``I have been instructed by our new Speaker Gingrich * * 
* He has instructed me to try to have open rules and fair rules 
be the norm of this Congress * * * 70 percent of the rules in 
the 103rd were restricted or closed rules. We are going to try 
to turn that around * * * I am going to pledge to try to turn 
this around: Instead of having 70 percent closed rules and 
restricted rules, we are going to have 70 percent open and 
unrestricted rules, if we possibly can.'' (January 5, 1995, 
Congressional Record, H134, H135, H137)-
    Using the same definition for open, restrictive, and 
closed, we have found that the Republican majority failed to 
meet this goal in the 105th Congress by even larger margins 
than in the 104th Congress. In the 104th Congress fewer than 45 
percent of the rules were open. In the 105th Congress only 36 
percent of the rules were open. -
    The following is a chart that documents the resolutions 
reported from the Rules Committee during the 105th Congress. 
The chart excludes standard conference reports and general 
procedural rules (i.e. providing for suspension days, waiving 
two-thirds on same day rules).

                FLOOR PROCEDURE IN THE 105TH CONGRESS; COMPILED BY THE RULES COMMITTEE DEMOCRATS
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                                                                   Process used for floor
       Bill No.               Title            Resolution No.          consideration-       Amendments in order
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                                           105TH CONGRESS--1ST SESSION

H.J. Res. 2...........  Congressional      H. Res. 47............  Restrictive; 2 hours    9R; 1D; 1Bipartisan
                         Term Limits                                of general debate;
                         Amendment.                                 makes in order only
                                                                    the 11 amendments
                                                                    printed in the
                                                                    report; amendments
                                                                    considered under
                                                                    Queen of the Hill. 9
                                                                    amends (10 min each)
                                                                    2 amends (30 min
                                                                    each).
H.R. 581..............  Family Planning    H. Res. 46............  Closed; makes in order  1R
                         Facilitation and                           the Smith (NJ)
                         Abortion Funding                           amendment.
                         Restriction Act
                         of 1997** NR.
H.R. 852..............  Paperwork          H. Res. 88............  Open; Pre-printing      N/A
                         Elimination Act                            gets priority.
                         of 1997.
H. Res. 89............  Requesting the     H. Res. 90............  Closed; Provides for    N/A
                         President submit                           consideration of the
                         a Balanced                                 bill in the House; 2
                         Budget.                                    hrs of general
                                                                    debate; one motion to
                                                                    recommit which may
                                                                    contain instructions
                                                                    if offered by the
                                                                    Minority Leader or
                                                                    his designee; 5 min.
                                                                    on each side.
H.R. 412..............  Oroville-Tonasket  H. Res. 94............  Open; makes in order a  N/A
                         Lake Settlement                            committee substitute
                         Agreement.                                 in order as original
                                                                    text.
H.J. Res. 58..........  Disapproval of     H. Res. 95............  Restrictive; provides   1R
                         Determination of                           for consideration of
                         President                                  the bill in the
                         Regarding Mexico.                          House; 2 hrs of
                                                                    debate; waives all
                                                                    points of order
                                                                    against the committee
                                                                    amendment printed in
                                                                    the joint resolution;
                                                                    makes in order an
                                                                    amendment printed in
                                                                    the report (Hastert
                                                                    20 min.); waives all
                                                                    points of order
                                                                    against the amendment
                                                                    in the report. **PQ.
H. Res. 99............  The Working        H. Res. 99............  Restrictive; makes in   3R; 2D
                         Families                                   order the committee
                         Flexibility Act                            substitute as
                         of 1997.                                   original text; makes
                                                                    in order only 5
                                                                    amendments printed in
                                                                    the report; ( 3
                                                                    Goodlings 10 min
                                                                    each); (Owens 10
                                                                    min)(Miller
                                                                    substitute 60 min);
                                                                    allows Goodlings to
                                                                    be en blocked.
H.R. 1122.............  Partial Birth      H. Res. 100...........  Closed; Provides for    N/A
                         Abortion.                                  consideration in the
                                                                    House of H.R. 1122; 2
                                                                    hours of general
                                                                    debate. **NR.
H. Res. 91 (1st rule).  Committee Funding  H. Res. 101...........  Restrictive; self       1R
Rule Defeated*           Resolution.                                executes the House
                                                                    Oversight substitute
                                                                    printed in the
                                                                    resolution as
                                                                    original text;
                                                                    provides for
                                                                    consideration in the
                                                                    House; makes in order
                                                                    only the Thomas
                                                                    amendment (30 min).
H. Res. 91 (2nd rule).  Committee Funding  H. Res. 105...........  Restrictive; self       N/A
                         Resolution.                                executes the House
                                                                    Oversight substitute
                                                                    (H. Res. 102) printed
                                                                    in the resolution as
                                                                    original text this
                                                                    also contained the
                                                                    Thomas amendment.
H.J. Res. 62..........  Tax Limitation     H. Res. 113...........  Restrictive; Provides   1D
                         Constitutional                             for consideration in
                         Amendment.                                 the House; self-
                                                                    executes the McCollum
                                                                    amendment; makes in
                                                                    order an amendment if
                                                                    offered by the
                                                                    Minority Leader or
                                                                    his designee (1 hr).
H.R. 400..............  21st Century       H. Res. 116...........  Open; waives all        N/A
                         Patent System                              points of order
                         Improvement Act.                           against the bill;
                                                                    makes in order the
                                                                    committee substitute
                                                                    as original text as
                                                                    modified by amendment
                                                                    in section 2 of the
                                                                    rule; waives all
                                                                    points of order
                                                                    against the
                                                                    substitute as
                                                                    modified; Pre-
                                                                    printing gets
                                                                    priority.
H.R. 1271.............  The FAA RE&D       H. Res. 125...........  Open; waives section    N/A
                         Authorization                              306 of the Budget Act
                         Act.                                       against the committee
                                                                    amendment and the
                                                                    bill; makes in order
                                                                    the committee
                                                                    amendment as original
                                                                    text; Pre-printing
                                                                    gets priority.
H.R. 1273.............  NSF Authorization  H. Res. 126...........  Open; makes in order    N/A
                                                                    the committee
                                                                    amendment as base
                                                                    text; Pre-printing
                                                                    gets priority.
H.R. 1274.............  NIST               H. Res. 127...........  Open; waives cl         N/A
                         Authorization.                             2(l)(6) of rule XI
                                                                    against the bill;
                                                                    makes in order the
                                                                    committee amendment
                                                                    as base text; Pre-
                                                                    printing gets
                                                                    priority.
H.R. 1275.............  NASA               H. Res. 128...........  Open; waives cl         N/A
                         Authorization.                             2(l)(6) of rule XI
                                                                    against the bill;
                                                                    makes in order the
                                                                    committee amendment
                                                                    as base text; Pre-
                                                                    printing gets
                                                                    priority.
H.R. 2................  Housing            H. Res. 133...........  Open; waives cl         N/A
                         Opportunity &                              2(l)(6) of rule XI
                         Responsibility                             and cl 7(b) of rule
                         Act of 1997.                               XIII against the
                                                                    bill's consideration;
                                                                    makes in order a
                                                                    committee amendment
                                                                    as original text and
                                                                    waives cl 5(a) of
                                                                    rule XXI against the
                                                                    amendment; makes in
                                                                    order an amendment
                                                                    printed in the April
                                                                    29, 1997 Record if
                                                                    offered by Lazio (10
                                                                    min); if adopted it
                                                                    is considered as base
                                                                    text; Pre-printing
                                                                    gets priority.
H.R. 867..............  The Adoption       H. Res. 134...........  Open; waives cl         N/A
                         Promotion Act of                           2(l)(6) of rule XI
                         1997.                                      and sections 303(a)
                                                                    and 308(a) of the CBA
                                                                    against the bill's
                                                                    consideration; makes
                                                                    in order a Ways &
                                                                    Means substitute in
                                                                    order as original
                                                                    text; waives cl 7 of
                                                                    rule XVI and sections
                                                                    303(a) and 306 of the
                                                                    CBA against the
                                                                    substitute; Pre-
                                                                    printing gets
                                                                    priority.
H. Res. 129...........  The Committee      H. Res. 136...........  Closed; provides for    N/A
                         Funding                                    consideration in the
                         Resolution.                                House; waives all
                                                                    points of order.
H.R. 478..............  Flood Prevention   H. Res. 142...........  Open; makes in order a  N/A
                         and Family                                 committee substitute
                         Protection Act                             as original text; Pre-
                         of 1997.                                   printing gets
                                                                    priority.
H.R. 3................  Juvenile Crime     H. Res. 143...........  Restrictive; makes in   6D; 2R
                         Control Act of                             order the committee
                         1997.                                      substitute as
                                                                    original text; waives
                                                                    cl 5(a) of rule XXI
                                                                    against the
                                                                    substitute; makes in
                                                                    order only the
                                                                    amendments printed in
                                                                    the report; Dem
                                                                    substitute (60 min);
                                                                    Waters, Conyers,
                                                                    Scott, Lofgren, Dunn,
                                                                    McCollum, Meehan; 10
                                                                    min each.
H.R. 1469.............  Supplemental       H. Res. 146...........  Open; waives allpoints  5R; 2D; 3 Bipartisan
Rule Defeated*           Appropriations                             of order against
                         Bill for FY 1997.                          consideration of the
                                                                    bill; self-executes
                                                                    the Riggs amendment
                                                                    and a provision
                                                                    striking funding for
                                                                    the FEC; waives cl 2
                                                                    and 6 of rule XXI
                                                                    against certain
                                                                    provisions in the
                                                                    bill; waives all
                                                                    points of order
                                                                    against the
                                                                    amendments in the
                                                                    report; McKeon (10
                                                                    min); Solomon (10
                                                                    min); Dingell (10
                                                                    min); Thune (10 min);
                                                                    Traficant (10 min);
                                                                    Neumann (20 min);
                                                                    Gekas/Solomon/Wynn
                                                                    (20 min); Gilman/
                                                                    Spence/Hillerary (60
                                                                    min); Diaz-Balart/
                                                                    Meek (20 min); Pre-
                                                                    printing gets
                                                                    priority.
H.R. 1469.............  Supplemental       H. Res. 149...........  Open; waives all        3R; 2D; 3 Bipartisan
                         Appropriations                             points of order
                         Bill for FY 1997.                          against consideration
                                                                    of the bill; waives
                                                                    cl 2 and cl 6 of rule
                                                                    XXI against certain
                                                                    provisions in the
                                                                    bill; waives points
                                                                    of order against the
                                                                    amendments in the
                                                                    report: Kaptur/Riggs
                                                                    (30 min); McKeon (10
                                                                    min); Dingell (10
                                                                    min); Thune (10 min);
                                                                    Traficant (10 min);
                                                                    Neumann (20 min);
                                                                    Gekas/Wynn (30 min);
                                                                    Diaz-Balart-Meek (20
                                                                    min) Pre-printing
                                                                    gets priority.
H.R. 1385.............  The Employment,    H. Res. 150...........  Open; makes in order    N/A
                         Training, and                              the committee
                         Literacy                                   substitute as an
                         Enhancement Act                            original bill; waives
                         of 1997.                                   cl 5(a) of rule XXI
                                                                    against the
                                                                    substitute; makes in
                                                                    order the McKeon
                                                                    amendment (10 min);
                                                                    if adopted it is
                                                                    considered as base
                                                                    text; Pre-printing
                                                                    gets priority.
H. Con. Res. 84.......  Concurrent         H. Res. 152...........  Restrictive; waives     3D; 2R
                         Resolution on                              all points of order
                         the Budget FY                              against the
                         1998.                                      resolution and its
                                                                    consideration; 5
                                                                    hours and 20 min of
                                                                    gen. Debate; 1 hr of
                                                                    the 5 to be Humphrey-
                                                                    Hawkins and 20 min to
                                                                    be controlled by
                                                                    Minge; waives all
                                                                    points of order
                                                                    against and makes in
                                                                    order only the
                                                                    amendments in the
                                                                    report; Waters (60
                                                                    min); Doolittle (20
                                                                    min); Brown (CA) (20
                                                                    min); Kennedy (MA)
                                                                    (20 min); Shuster (20
                                                                    min); if one of the
                                                                    amendments is adopted
                                                                    then consideration is
                                                                    concluded on the
                                                                    resolution for
                                                                    amendment.
H.R. 408..............  International      H. Res. 153...........  Restrictive; makes in   1D
                         Dolphin                                    order the Resources
                         Conservation                               Committee amendment
                         Program Act.                               printed in the Record
                                                                    as original text;
                                                                    waives cl 7 of rule
                                                                    XVI against the
                                                                    substitute; makes in
                                                                    order the Miller
                                                                    substitute printed in
                                                                    the Record (1 hr).
H.R. 1757.............  The Foreign        H. Res. 159...........  Restrictive; provides   N/A
                         Relations                                  that H.R. 1757 be
                         Authorization                              considered under an
                         Act FY 1998-1999.                          open rule and that
                                                                    H.R. 1758 be
                                                                    considered under a
                                                                    closed rule. Provides
                                                                    also that the two be
                                                                    joined in the
                                                                    engrossment of H.R.
                                                                    1757.
H.R. 1758.............  The European       ......................  ......................  .....................
                         Security Act of
                         1997.
H.J. Res. 54..........  Proposing an       H. Res. 163...........  Closed; 2 hrs. Of       N/A
                         Amendment to the                           general debate; one
                         United States                              motion to recommit
                         Constitution                               which may include
                         authorizing the                            instructions only if
                         Congress to                                offered by the
                         prohibit the                               Minority Leader or
                         physical                                   his designee; if
                         desecration of                             instructions; 1 hr of
                         the U.S.flag.                              debate equally
                                                                    divided between an
                                                                    opponent and a
                                                                    proponent..
H.R. 437..............  National Sea       H. Res. 164...........  Open; Makes in order    N/A
                         Grant College                              the amendment printed
                         Program                                    in the Congressional
                         Authorization                              Record numbered 1 in
                         Act of 1997.                               order as original; 40
                                                                    minutes of general
                                                                    for Resources; 20
                                                                    minutes for Science.
H.R. 1119.............  National Defense   H. Res. 169...........  Restrictive; Makes in   1 Ind; 5 Bipartisan;
* Rule amended           Authorization                              order only the          18 D; 28 R
                         Act, FY 1998.                              amendments printed in
                                                                    the report; waives of
                                                                    points of order
                                                                    against the bill's
                                                                    consideration; 2hrs
                                                                    of general debate;
                                                                    makes in order the
                                                                    committee substitute
                                                                    as original text;
                                                                    waives all points of
                                                                    order against the
                                                                    substitute; waives
                                                                    all points of order
                                                                    against the
                                                                    amendments in the
                                                                    report; provides for
                                                                    1 hr extra debate on
                                                                    Bosnia; Gives en bloc
                                                                    authority to the NSC
                                                                    Chairman; lays H.
                                                                    Res.'s 161, 162 and
                                                                    165 on the table.
H.R. 2015.............  The Balanced       H. Res. 174...........  Restrictive; waives     1D
H.R. 2014.............   Budget Act.                                all points of order
                        The Taxpayer                                against the
                         Relief Act.                                consideration of H.R.
                                                                    2015; 3 hrs. Of gen.
                                                                    Debate; self executes
                                                                    the managers
                                                                    amendment printed in
                                                                    the Congressional
                                                                    Record and waives all
                                                                    points of order
                                                                    against the bill as
                                                                    amended.; waives
                                                                    points of order
                                                                    against the
                                                                    consideration of H.R.
                                                                    2014; 3 hrs. Of
                                                                    gen.debate; self
                                                                    executes the managers
                                                                    amendment printed in
                                                                    the Record; makes in
                                                                    order 1 amendment
                                                                    which is printed in
                                                                    the Record if offered
                                                                    by Mr. Rangel; 1 hr.
                                                                    Of debate; waives all
                                                                    points of order
                                                                    against the amendment.
H.R. 2016.............  FY 1998 Military   H. Res. 178...........  Open; waives clauses 2  N/A
                         Construction                               and 6 of rule XXI
                         Appropriations.                            against provisions in
                                                                    the bill; Pre-
                                                                    printing gets
                                                                    priority.
H.R. 1775.............  FY98 Intelligence  H. Res. 179...........  Restrictive; makes in   N/A
                         Authorization.                             order the committee
                                                                    substitute as
                                                                    original text; waives
                                                                    clause 7 of rule XVI
                                                                    and 5(a) and 5(b) of
                                                                    Rule XXI against
                                                                    substitute; makes in
                                                                    order only amendments
                                                                    pre- printed in the
                                                                    Record.
H.R. 858..............  Quincy Library     H. Res. 180...........  Restrictive; makes in   1D
                         Group Forest                               order a substitute as
                         Recovery and                               original text; waives
                         Economic                                   clause 7 of rule XVI
                         Stability Act of                           and 5(a) of Rule XXI
                         1997.                                      against the
                                                                    substitute; makes in
                                                                    order only one
                                                                    amendment printed in
                                                                    the Record if offered
                                                                    by Rep. Miller (CA);
                                                                    1 hr. on the
                                                                    amendment.
H.R. 2107.............  Department of the  H. Res. 181...........  Open; waives 306 of     3R
                         Interior and                               Budget Act against
                         Related Agencies                           consideration of
                         Appropriations                             bill, waives clause 2
                         Bill, 1998.                                & 6 Rule XXI against
                                                                    portions of the bill,
                                                                    makes in order 3
                                                                    amendments in report;
                                                                    waives all points of
                                                                    order against
                                                                    amendments; Ehlers
                                                                    (60 min), Weldon (10
                                                                    min), Crapo (20 min);
                                                                    waives clause 2(e) of
                                                                    Rule XXI against
                                                                    those amendments to
                                                                    the bill.
H.R. 2158.............  Departments of     H. Res. 184...........  Open; waives clause     2R
                         Veterans Affairs                           2(l)(6) of Rule XI,
                         and Housing and                            clause 7 of Rule XXI
                         Urban                                      , and section 306 of
                         Development, and                           the Budget against
                         sundry                                     consideration; waives
                         independent                                clauses 2 & 6 of Rule
                         agencies,                                  XXI against portions
                         commissions,                               of the bill; makes in
                         corporations,                              order two amendments
                         and offices for                            in report; Solomon,
                         FY98.                                      Shuster, waives all
                                                                    points of order
                                                                    against those two
                                                                    amendments.
H.R. 2159.............  Foreign            H. Res. 185...........  Restrictive; waives     3R; 1D, l Bipartisan
                         Operations                                 clause 7 of Rule XXI
                         Appropriations                             and clause 2(1)(6) of
                         for FY98.                                  Rule XI against
                                                                    consideration; waives
                                                                    clause 2 & 6 of Rule
                                                                    XXI against portions
                                                                    of the bill; requires
                                                                    amendments to be pre-
                                                                    printed in Record;
                                                                    makes in order 5
                                                                    amendments in the
                                                                    report; Smith (NJ) 10
                                                                    min, Gilman/Campbell/
                                                                    Greenwood 10 min,
                                                                    Stearns/Traficant 10
                                                                    min, Saxton 10 min,
                                                                    McGovern 10 min,
                                                                    waives all points of
                                                                    order against those
                                                                    amendments.
H.R. 1853.............  Carl D. Perkins    H. Res. 187...........  Open; waives clause     N/A
                         Vocational                                 2(l)(6) of Rule XI;
                         Technical                                  makes in order
                         Education Act                              committee reported
                         Amendments of                              substitute.
                         1997.
H.R. 2169.............  Department of      H. Res. 189...........  Open; waives clause     1R (self-executed)
                         Transportation                             2(l)(6) of Rule XI,
                         and related                                clause 7 of Rule XXI,
                         agencies for                               & section 401(a) of
                         FY98.                                      the Budget Act
                                                                    against
                                                                    consideration; waives
                                                                    clause 2 & 6 of Rule
                                                                    XXI against portions
                                                                    of the bill; self-
                                                                    executes Rules'
                                                                    original jurisdiction
                                                                    language from the
                                                                    bill and an amendment
                                                                    by Rep. Molinari.
H.R. 2003.............  Budget             H. Res. 192...........  Closed; provides for    N/A
                         Enforcement Act                            consideration in the
                         of 1997.                                   House; bill to be
                                                                    considered as read
                                                                    for amendment; 1 hour
                                                                    general debate
                                                                    controlled by Rep.
                                                                    Barton and an
                                                                    opponent.
H.R. 2160.............  Further            H. Res. 193...........  Restrictive; waives     3R
                         consideration of                           clause 2 or 6 of Rule
                         Agriculture                                XXI against portions
                         Appropriations                             of the bill; only
                         for FY98.                                  amendments printed in
                                                                    the record before
                                                                    July 22, 1997 and the
                                                                    amendment pending by
                                                                    Mr. Obey; except 3
                                                                    amendments printed in
                                                                    the Record of July
                                                                    22, 1997; debate
                                                                    limited to 10 minutes
                                                                    each on all
                                                                    amendments (unless
                                                                    otherwise specified
                                                                    in section 2 of the
                                                                    rule); provides that
                                                                    not more than one
                                                                    motion to rise per
                                                                    day may be offered;
                                                                    provides that not
                                                                    more than one motion
                                                                    to strike the
                                                                    enacting clause may
                                                                    be offered per day.
H.R. 2203.............  Energy & Water     H. Res. 194...........  Open; waives clause 2   N/A
                         Development                                & 6 of Rule XXI
                         Appropriations                             against bill.
                         for FY98.
H.R. 2009.............  Legislative        H. Res. 197...........  Restrictive; waives     2R, 1D, 1Bipartisan
                         Branch                                     sections 302 & 308 of
                         Appropriations                             the budget act
                         for FY98.                                  against
                                                                    consideration; waives
                                                                    clause 2 & 6 of Rule
                                                                    XXI against the
                                                                    entire bill; makes in
                                                                    order only amendments
                                                                    printed in the report
                                                                    (Davis (VA)-10 min,
                                                                    Fazio-30 min., Klug-
                                                                    10 min, & Roemer/Camp-
                                                                    10 min.); all points
                                                                    of order are waived
                                                                    against the
                                                                    amendments.
H.R. 2266.............  Defense            H. Res. 198...........  Open; waives clause     N/A
                         Appropriations                             2(l)(6) of Rule XI,
                         for FY98.                                  clause 7 of rule XXI,
                                                                    & section 306 of the
                                                                    Budget Act against
                                                                    consideration; waives
                                                                    clauses 2 & 6 of Rule
                                                                    XXI against bill.
H.R. 2264.............  Labor/HHS/         H. Res. 199...........  Open; waives all        3R, 2D
                         Education                                  points of order
                         Appropriations                             against
                         for FY98.                                  consideration; waives
                                                                    clauses 2 & 6 of Rule
                                                                    XXI against portions
                                                                    of the bill; waives
                                                                    clause 2(e) of rule
                                                                    XXI against
                                                                    amendments to the
                                                                    bill; makes in order
                                                                    4 amendments (Hyde,
                                                                    Lowey substitute to
                                                                    Hyde, Istook, Porter
                                                                    substitute to Istook).
H. Res. 168...........  To implement the   H. Res. 230...........  Restrictive; makes in   4 Bipartisan
                         recommendations                            order only 4
                         of the                                     amendments printed in
                         Bipartisan                                 report (Livingston/
                         Ethics Reform                              Cardin-10 min, Murtha/
                         Task Force.                                Tauzin-30 min, Tauzin/
                                                                    Murtha-30 min, and
                                                                    Bunning/Abercrombie-
                                                                    30 min) * N/R.
H.R. 2267.............  Commerce/Justice/  H. Res. 239...........  Open; waives clauses 2  3R (including self-
                         State & Related                            & 6 of Rule XXI         executing), 1
                         Agencies                                   against the bill;       Bipartisan
                         Appropriations                             self-executes Hastert/
                         for FY98.                                  Thomas census
                                                                    amendment; waives all
                                                                    points of order
                                                                    against amendment #2
                                                                    (Mollohan/Shays-80
                                                                    min) in the report;
                                                                    waives clause 2 of
                                                                    Rule XXI against
                                                                    amendments #1 & 3 in
                                                                    the report (Hyde-30
                                                                    min, Burton-30 min);.
H.R. 901..............  American Land      H. Res. 243...........  Open..................  N/A
Rule not used-laid on    Sovereignty
 the table by H. Res.    Protection Act.
 257.
H. Res. 244...........  Subpoena in the    H. Res. 253...........  Closed; consideration   N/A
                         Case of Dornan                             in the House; waives
                         V. Sanchez.                                all points of order
                                                                    against
                                                                    consideration; one
                                                                    motion to recommit
                                                                    which may not contain
                                                                    instructions and on
                                                                    which the previous
                                                                    question shall be
                                                                    considered as ordered.
H.R. 1370.............  Export-Import      H. Res. 255...........  Restrictive; makes in   3R; 4D
                         Bank                                       order committee
                         Reauthorization                            substitute as
                         Act.                                       original text and
                                                                    waives clause 7 of
                                                                    Rule XVI against
                                                                    substitute; makes in
                                                                    order only amendments
                                                                    in the report (Evans-
                                                                    10 min, Frank (MA)-10
                                                                    min, LaFalce-10 min,
                                                                    Rohrabacher-10 min,
                                                                    Rohrabacher-10 min,
                                                                    Solomon-10 min, Vento-
                                                                    10 min.
H.R. 1127.............  The National       H. Res. 256...........  Restrictive; makes in   1R; 4D
                         Monument                                   order committee
                         Fairness Act.                              substitute as
                                                                    original text; makes
                                                                    in order only
                                                                    amendments in the
                                                                    report (Chenowith-10
                                                                    min, Vento-10 min,
                                                                    Miller (CA)-10 min,
                                                                    Miller (CA)-10 min,
                                                                    Miller (CA)-10 min).
H.R. 901..............  American Land      H. Res. 257...........  Restrictive; makes in   1D
2nd rule-first rule      Sovereignty                                order committee
 laid on the table.      Protection Act.                            substitute as
                                                                    original text; allows
                                                                    one amendment if
                                                                    offered by Rep.
                                                                    Miller or his
                                                                    designee..
H.R. 629..............  Texas Low Level    H. Res. 258...........  Open..................
                         Radioactive
                         Waste Disposal
                         Compact.
H.R. 1122.............  Partial-Birth      H. Res. 262...........  Closed; (provides for
                         Abortion Ban Act                           a motion to concur in
                         of 1997.                                   the Senate
                                                                    Amendments).
H.R. 2607.............  FY98 District of   H. Res. 264...........  Restrictive...........
                         Columbia
                         Approps..
H.R. 2204.............  Coast Guard        H. Res. 265...........  Open; makes in order    n/a
                         Authorization                              committee amendment
                         Act of 1997.                               in the nature of a
                                                                    substitute; waives
                                                                    401 of Budget Act
                                                                    against
                                                                    consideration; waives
                                                                    clause 7, Rule XVI
                                                                    against substitute.
H.J. Res. 97..........  FY98 Continuing    H. Res. 269...........  Closed................  n/a
                         Resolution (#2).
H.R. 2247.............  Amtrak Reform &    H. Res. 270...........  Restrictive; makes in   1R, 1D, 1bipartisan
                         Privatization                              order committee
                         Act of 1997.                               amendment in the
                                                                    nature of a
                                                                    substitute; makes in
                                                                    order 3 amendments in
                                                                    committee report
                                                                    (LaTourette/Traficant-
                                                                    20 min, Quinn
                                                                    substitute to
                                                                    LaTourette-20 min,
                                                                    Oberstar substitute-
                                                                    30 min).
H.R. 1534.............  Private Property   H. Res. 271...........  Restrictive; makes in   2R, 1D
                         Rights                                     order committee
                         Implementation                             amendment in the
                         Act of 1997.                               nature of a
                                                                    substitute; waives
                                                                    clause 2(l)(6), Rule
                                                                    XI against
                                                                    consideration; self
                                                                    executes managers
                                                                    amendment; makes in
                                                                    order a substitute if
                                                                    offered by Ranking
                                                                    Member Conyers (30
                                                                    min); makes in order
                                                                    a Boehlert substitute
                                                                    (30 min) if Conyers
                                                                    fails or is not
                                                                    offered.
H.R. 2646.............  Education Savings  H. Res. 274...........  Restrictive; makes in   1D, 1R
                         Act for Public                             order committee
                         and Private                                amendment in the
                         Schools.                                   nature of a
                                                                    substitute; self
                                                                    executing provision
                                                                    printed in report;
                                                                    provides for
                                                                    consideration in the
                                                                    House; waives all
                                                                    points of order;
                                                                    makes in order an
                                                                    amendment in the
                                                                    nature of a
                                                                    substitute by Rep.
                                                                    Rangel (60-min);
                                                                    waives all points of
                                                                    order against Rangel
                                                                    substitute.
H.R. 1270.............  Nuclear Waste      H. Res. 280...........  Restrictive; self-      5R, 4D
                         Policy Act of                              executing provision;
                         1997.                                      waives sec. 306 of
                                                                    CBA; makes in order
                                                                    committee substitute;
                                                                    waives clause 5(a) of
                                                                    rule XXI and sec. 306
                                                                    of CBA against
                                                                    substitute; waives
                                                                    clause 5(c) of rule
                                                                    XXIII against
                                                                    amendments in report;
                                                                    waives clause 5(a),
                                                                    Rule XXI and sec. 306
                                                                    of CBA against last
                                                                    amendment in report;
                                                                    waives sec. 306 of
                                                                    CBA against House
                                                                    consideration of S.
                                                                    104; provides for
                                                                    motion to strike all
                                                                    after the enacting
                                                                    clause of S. 104 and
                                                                    insert H.R. 1270 as
                                                                    passed the House;
                                                                    provides for adoption
                                                                    of Senate bill with
                                                                    insistence on House
                                                                    amendment and call
                                                                    for conference.
H.R. 1270.............  Nuclear Waste      H. Res. 283 (2nd rule)  Restrictive; self-      5R, 4D
                         Policy Act of                              executing provision;
                         1997.                                      waives sec. 306 of
                                                                    CBA; makes in order
                                                                    committee substitute;
                                                                    waives clause 5(a) of
                                                                    rule XXI and sec..
                                                                    306 of CBA against
                                                                    substitute; waives
                                                                    clause 5(c) of rule
                                                                    XXIII against
                                                                    amendments in report;
                                                                    waives clause 5(a),
                                                                    Rule XXI and sec. 306
                                                                    of CBA against last
                                                                    amendment in report;
                                                                    waives sec. 306 of
                                                                    CBA against House
                                                                    consideration of S.
                                                                    104; provides for
                                                                    motion to strike all
                                                                    after the enacting
                                                                    clause of S. 104 and
                                                                    insert H.R. 1270 as
                                                                    passed the House;
                                                                    provides for adoption
                                                                    of Senate bill with
                                                                    insistence on House
                                                                    amendment and call
                                                                    for conference.
                                                                   New rule also limits
                                                                    the motion to rise to
                                                                    only once, unless
                                                                    another motion is
                                                                    offered by the
                                                                    Majority leader or
                                                                    designee; also limits
                                                                    the motion to strike
                                                                    the enacting clause
                                                                    to one time.
H.R. 2493.............  Forage             H. Res. 284...........  Restrictive; makes in   n/a
                         Improvement Act                            order committee bill
                         of 1997.                                   as a substitute;
                                                                    limits amendment
                                                                    process to 3-hours
                                                                    (including voting
                                                                    time); makes in order
                                                                    a manager's amendment
                                                                    (Smith (OR)-10 min).
H.R. 2746 & H.R. 2616.  H.E.L.P.           H. Res. 288...........  Restrictive; H.R. 2746  n/a
                         Scholarships                               -unreported bill-
                         Amendments of                              closed rule-
                         1997 & Charter                             consideration in the
                         Schools                                    House-2 hours general
                         Amendments Act                             debate.
                         of 1997.                                  H.R. 2616-open rule,
                                                                    makes in order
                                                                    committee substitute;
                                                                    allows for managers
                                                                    amendment (Goodling-
                                                                    10 min).
                                                                   Provides that, if
                                                                    adopted, both bills
                                                                    will be joined
                                                                    together and sent to
                                                                    the Senate as one
                                                                    bill lays H. Res. 280
                                                                    on the table (1st
                                                                    rule for H.R. 1270).
H. Res. 188...........  Urging the         H. Res. 302...........  Restrictive...........  1R
                         executive branch
                         to take action
                         regarding the
                         acquisition by
                         Iran of C-802
                         cruise missiles.
H.R. 967..............  Prohibition of     H. Res. 302...........  closed................
                         U.S. Funds to
                         Certain Chinese
                         Officials.
H.R. 2195.............  Laogai Slave       H. Res. 302...........  closed................
                         Labor Products
                         of 1997.
H.R. 2232.............  Radio Free Asia    H. Res. 302...........  closed................
                         Act of 1997.
H.R. 2358.............  Political Freedom  H. Res. 302...........  closed................
                         in China Act of
                         1997.
H.R. 2386.............  U.S.-Taiwan Anti-  H. Res. 302...........  closed................
                         Ballistic
                         Missile Defense
                         Cooperation Act.
H.R. 2570.............  Forced Abortion    H. Res. 302...........  closed................
                         Condemnation Act.
H.R. 2605.............  Communist China    H. Res. 302...........  closed................
                         Subsidy
                         Reduction Act of
                         1997.
H.R. 2647.............  To ensure that     H. Res. 302...........  closed................
-one rule issued for 9   commercial
 bills-all closed        activities of
 rules.                  the People's
                         Liberation Army
                         of China or any
                         Communist
                         Chinese military
                         company in the
                         U.S. are
                         monitored and
                         are subject to
                         the authorities
                         under the
                         International
                         Emergency
                         Economic Powers
                         Act.
H.R. 2676.............  I.R.S.             H. Res. 303...........  closed; makes in order  1R
                         Restructuring &                            Ways & Means
                         Reform Act of                              substitute with self-
                         1997.                                      executing provision;
                                                                    waives all points of
                                                                    order against the
                                                                    bill as amended.
H.R. 2621.............  Reciprocal Trade   H. Res. 309...........  closed; makes in order  1R
                         Agreement                                  Ways & Means
                         Authorities Act                            substitute with self-
                         of 1997.                                   executing provision;
                                                                    waives all points of
                                                                    order against the
                                                                    bill as amended; 2
                                                                    hours general debate.
S. 738................  Amtrak Reform &    H. Res. 319...........  closed; consideration   1R
                         Privatization.                             in the House, self-
                                                                    executes Shuster
                                                                    Substitute; waives
                                                                    all points of order
                                                                    against substitute.
                                                                    Rule passed but bill
                                                                    done by suspension
                                                                    after agreement on
                                                                    compromise text for
                                                                    board.
H.R. 2607.............  Senate Amendments  H. Res. 324...........  closed; provides for a  n/a
                         to FY98 DC                                 motion to concur in
                         Appropriations.                            the Senate amendment
                                                                    with the amendment
                                                                    printed in the
                                                                    report; Senate
                                                                    amendments and motion
                                                                    considered as read.
                                           105TH CONGRESS--2ND SESSION

H.R. 2625.............  Ronald Reagan      H. Res. 344...........  Restrictive; makes in   n/a
                         National Airport.                          order Transportation
                                                                    Committee Substitute;
                                                                    provides a two hour
                                                                    limit on amendments
                                                                    (including voting
                                                                    time).
H.J. Res. 107.........  A Resolution       H. Res. 345...........  open; provides that     n/a
NR                       Concerning                                 the joint resolution
                         Attorneys' Fees,                           will be considered as
                         Costs, and                                 read.
                         Sanctions
                         Payable by the
                         White House
                         Health Care Task
                         Force.
H.R. 2846.............  Prohibition on     H. Res. 348...........  open; makes in order    n/a
                         Federally                                  Education and the
                         Sponsored                                  Workforce Committee
                         National Testing.                          Substitute; provides
                                                                    that the substitute
                                                                    shall be considered
                                                                    as read.
S. 1575...............  The Ronald Reagan  H. Res. 349...........  closed; provides that   n/a
                         Washington                                 S. 1575 shall be
                         National Airport.                          considered as read.
H.R. 2181.............  Witness            H. Res. 366...........  open..................  n/a
                         Protection &
                         Interstate
                         Relocation Act.
H.R. 1544.............  The Federal        H. Res. 367...........  open; makes in order    n/a
                         Agency                                     Judiciary Committee
                         Compliance Act.                            substitute.
H.R. 2460.............  The Wireless       H. Res. 368...........  open; makes in order    n/a
                         Telephone                                  Judiciary Committee
                         Protection Act.                            substitute; waives
                                                                    clause 2(l)(6), rule
                                                                    XI; provides for
                                                                    Senate hook-up.
H.R. 856..............  The U.S.-Puerto    H. Res. 376...........  open; 90 minutes of     .....................
                         Rico Political                             general debate
                         Status Act.                                equally divided and
                                                                    controlled by Young,
                                                                    Miller (CA), Solomon
                                                                    and Gutierrez; makes
                                                                    in order substitute
                                                                    printed in Record;
                                                                    waives clause 5(a),
                                                                    Rule XXI against
                                                                    substitute; provides
                                                                    for Solomon
                                                                    amendment--one hour
                                                                    debate and one hour
                                                                    for any amendments to
                                                                    Solomon amendment;
                                                                    provides for
                                                                    consideration of
                                                                    Serrano amendment--
                                                                    one hour debate and
                                                                    one hour for any
                                                                    amendments to Serrano
                                                                    amendment.
H.R. 2369.............  The Wireless       H. Res. 377...........  open; makes in order    n/a
                         Privacy                                    Commerce Committee
                         Enhancement Act                            substitute; waives
                         of 1998.                                   clause 2(l)(6), Rule
                                                                    XI.
H.R. 3130.............  The Child Support  H. Res. 378...........  Restrictive; makes in   1D
                         Performance and                            order Ways and Means
                         Incentive Act of                           Substitute; waives
                         1998.                                      section 303(a) of
                                                                    Budget Act against
                                                                    consideration and
                                                                    against substitute;
                                                                    requires preprinting
                                                                    of amendments in the
                                                                    Congressional Record;
                                                                    waives clause 7, Rule
                                                                    XVI against Cardin
                                                                    Amendment (#2).
H.R. 992..............  To End the Tucker  H. Res. 382...........  Open; makes in order    N/A
                         Act Shuffle.                               Judiciary Committee
                                                                    substitute which
                                                                    shall be considered
                                                                    as read.
H.R. 1432.............  Africa Growth &    H. Res. 383...........  Restrictive; two hours  4R, 4D
                         Opportunity Act.                           general debate for
                                                                    Ways & Means and
                                                                    International
                                                                    Relations; makes in
                                                                    order committee
                                                                    amendments as
                                                                    substitute with self-
                                                                    executing provision;
                                                                    waives clause 7, of
                                                                    Rule XVI; makes in
                                                                    order only amendments
                                                                    in Rules Committee
                                                                    Report.
H.R. 2883.............  Government         H. Res. 384...........  Open; makes in order    N/A
                         Performance &                              Government Reform
                         Results Act                                substitute which
                         Technical                                  shall be considered
                         Amendments of                              as read; waives
                         1998.                                      clause 2(l)(6), Rule
                                                                    XI.
H.R. 2870.............  Tropical Forest    H. Res. 388...........  Open; makes in order    N/A
                         Conservation Act                           the International
                         of 1998.                                   Relations Committee
                                                                    substitute which
                                                                    shall be considered
                                                                    as read.
H.R. 2589.............  Copyright Term     H. Res. 390...........  Restrictive; makes in   N/A
                         Extension Act.                             order Judiciary
                                                                    Committee substitute
                                                                    which shall be
                                                                    considered as read;
                                                                    requires pre-printing
                                                                    of amendments in the
                                                                    Record, waives
                                                                    germaneness against
                                                                    Sensenbrenner
                                                                    amendment #1.
H.R. 2578.............  To Extend the      H. Res. 391...........  Restrictive; requires   N/A
                         Visa Waiver                                pre-printing of
                         Pilot Program.                             amendments in the
                                                                    Record; allows for
                                                                    consideration of
                                                                    Senate bill.
H.R. 3246.............  The Fairness for   H. Res. 393...........  Restrictive; makes in   1R
                         Small Businesses                           order only those
                         and Employees                              amendments printed in
                         Act of 1998.                               the Rules Committee
                                                                    report.
H.R. 2515.............  Forest Recovery    H. Res. 394...........  Open; makes in order    N/A
                         and Protection                             the text of H.R. 3530
                         Act of 1998.                               in lieu of the
                                                                    Agriculture Committee
                                                                    substitute; waives
                                                                    clause 7, Rule XVI,
                                                                    clause 5, Rule XXI
                                                                    against substitute.
H.R. 3310.............  Small Business     H. Res. 396...........  Open: makes in order    N/A
                         Paperwork                                  Government Reform
                         Reduction Act                              substitute which will
                         Amendments of                              be considered as
                         1998.                                      read; waives clause
                                                                    2(l)(6), Rule XI,
                                                                    sections 303 & 311 of
                                                                    Budget Act against
                                                                    consideration; waives
                                                                    sections 303 & 311 of
                                                                    the Budget Act
                                                                    against substitute.
H.R. 3579.............  Emergency          H. Res. 402...........  Restrictive; waives     4R
                         Supplemental                               clause 2(l)(6) Rule
                         Appropriations                             XI, clause 7 Rule
                         for FY98.                                  XXI, Section 306 of
                                                                    Budget Act against
                                                                    consideration;
                                                                    provides 30 minutes
                                                                    additional debate for
                                                                    Iraq-time to Rep.
                                                                    Skaggs and opponent;
                                                                    self executes
                                                                    amendment in part 1
                                                                    of the report; waives
                                                                    clause 2 Rule XXI and
                                                                    clause 6 Rule XXI
                                                                    against bill; makes
                                                                    in order only the
                                                                    amendments printed in
                                                                    the Rules Report and
                                                                    waives all points of
                                                                    order against
                                                                    amendments.
H.R. 10...............  Financial          H. Res. 403...........  Restrictive; two hours  4R, 1D
Rule pulled during       Services Act of                            general debate to
 consideration           1998.                                      Banking and Commerce
                                                                    Committees; waives
                                                                    all points of order
                                                                    against consideration
                                                                    of the bill; provides
                                                                    that the amendment in
                                                                    part 1 of the Rules
                                                                    Report will be
                                                                    considered as an
                                                                    original bill; waives
                                                                    all points of order
                                                                    against substitute;
                                                                    allows only those
                                                                    amendments printed in
                                                                    part 2 of the Rules
                                                                    Report;.
H.R. 2400.............  The Building       H. Res. 405...........  Restrictive; 2 1/2      5R, 2D
                         Efficient                                  hours general debate--
                         Surface                                    2 to Transportation
                         Transportation                             and 1/2 to Ways &
                         and Equity Act                             Means; makes in order
                         of 1997 (BESTEA).                          Transportation/Ways &
                                                                    Means Substitutes as
                                                                    modified by the self-
                                                                    executing amendment
                                                                    in part 1 of the
                                                                    Rules Report which
                                                                    shall be considered
                                                                    as read; waives all
                                                                    points of order
                                                                    against substitute;
                                                                    makes in order only
                                                                    those amendments
                                                                    printed in part 2 of
                                                                    the Rules Report.
H.J. Res. 111.........  Tax Limitation     H. Res. 407...........  Restrictive; Provides   1R, 1D
NR                       Constitutional                             for consideration in
                         Amendment.                                 the House; three
                                                                    hours of general
                                                                    debate; contains a
                                                                    self-executing
                                                                    provision; makes in
                                                                    order an amendment if
                                                                    offered by the
                                                                    Minority Leader or
                                                                    his designee (1 hr).
H.R. 1252.............  Judicial Reform    H. Res. 408...........  Open; waives section    N/A
                         Act of 1998.                               303(a) of the budget
                                                                    act against
                                                                    consideration of the
                                                                    bill; makes in order
                                                                    Judiciary Committee
                                                                    substitute as
                                                                    modified by a self-
                                                                    executing provision
                                                                    striking section 9;
                                                                    substitute read by
                                                                    section; waives
                                                                    clause 7, Rule XVI
                                                                    and section 303(a) of
                                                                    the budget act
                                                                    against the
                                                                    substitute.
H.R. 3717.............  To prohibit the    H. Res. 409...........  Closed; 2 hours         N/A
NR                       expenditure of                             general debate
                         Federal funds                              equally controlled by
                         for the                                    Rep. Wicker and an
                         distribution of                            opponent.
                         needles or
                         syringes for the
                         hypodermic
                         injection of
                         illegal drugs.
H.R. 3546.............  National Dialogue  H. Res. 410...........  Restrictive; 3 hours    1D
                         Social Security.                           general debate
                                                                    equally controlled by
                                                                    Ways & Means; 1
                                                                    amendment by Rep.
                                                                    Rangel if printed in
                                                                    the Congressional
                                                                    Record; amendment
                                                                    debatable for 1 hour.
H.R. 6................  Higher Education   H. Res. 411...........  Restrictive; waives     2R
                         Reauthorization                            all points of order
                         Act.                                       against
                                                                    consideration; makes
                                                                    in order Education
                                                                    Committee Substitute
                                                                    as modified by the
                                                                    self-executing
                                                                    provision in part 1
                                                                    of the rules report;
                                                                    bill read by title;
                                                                    makes in order a
                                                                    Goodling amendment
                                                                    printed in part 2 of
                                                                    the report first and
                                                                    provides for 20
                                                                    minutes debate; all
                                                                    points of order are
                                                                    waived against the
                                                                    amendment; and if the
                                                                    amendment is adopted
                                                                    it will become
                                                                    original text for
                                                                    amendment; allows
                                                                    only amendments
                                                                    printed in the
                                                                    Congressional Record
                                                                    to be offered.
S. 1502...............  DC Student         H. Res. 413...........  Closed: provides for    N/A
NR                       Opportunity                                consideration in the
                         Scholarship.                               House; 2 hours of
                                                                    general debate
                                                                    controlled by the
                                                                    Majority Leader or
                                                                    his designee and an
                                                                    opponent.
H.R. 1872.............  Communications     H. Res. 419...........  Restrictive; makes in   N/A
                         Satellite                                  order Commerce
                         Competition &                              Committee Substitute;
                         Privatization                              allows only those
                         Act.                                       amendments that have
                                                                    been printed in the
                                                                    Congressional Record.
H.R. 3694.............  Intelligence       H. Res. 420...........  Restrictive; waives     N/A
                         Authorization                              clause 2(l)(6), Rule
                         Act.                                       XI against
                                                                    consideration; makes
                                                                    in order Intelligence
                                                                    Committee substitute
                                                                    as modified by self-
                                                                    executing provision
                                                                    striking section 401;
                                                                    bill shall be read by
                                                                    title; waives clause
                                                                    7, Rule XVI and
                                                                    clause 5(b), Rule XXI
                                                                    against committee
                                                                    amendment; allows
                                                                    only those amendments
                                                                    that have been
                                                                    printed in the
                                                                    Congressional Record.
H.R. 3534--original     Mandates           H. Res. 426...........  Open; makes in order    N/A
 jurisdiction.           Information Act.                           Rules Committee
                                                                    substitute; provides
                                                                    the substitute is
                                                                    considered as read;
                                                                    waives section 306 of
                                                                    the Budget Act.
H.R. 512..............  Wildlife Refuge    H. Res. 427...........  Open; makes in order    N/A
                         Authorization.                             amendment #1 printed
                                                                    in the Congressional
                                                                    Record as a
                                                                    substitute; waives
                                                                    clause 7, Rule XVI
                                                                    against substitute.
H.R. 10...............  Financial          H. Res. 428...........  Restrictive; waives     2 bipartisan, 6R, 3D,
2nd rule                 Services                                   all points of order     1 independent
                         Competition Act.                           against
                                                                    consideration; one
                                                                    hour of general
                                                                    debate--30 minutes to
                                                                    Banking & 30 minutes
                                                                    to Commerce; makes in
                                                                    order the amendment
                                                                    in part 1 of the
                                                                    Rules report as an
                                                                    amendment in the
                                                                    nature of a
                                                                    substitute for
                                                                    amendment; waives all
                                                                    points of order
                                                                    against the
                                                                    substitute; makes in
                                                                    order only those
                                                                    amendments printed in
                                                                    part 2 of the Rules
                                                                    report; waives all
                                                                    points of order
                                                                    against the
                                                                    amendments.
H.R. 2431.............  Freedom from       H. Res. 430...........  Restrictive; makes in   5R, 1D
                         Religious                                  order as original
                         Persecution.                               text the text of H.R.
                                                                    3806 as modified by
                                                                    the self-executing
                                                                    provision printed in
                                                                    part 1 of the Rules'
                                                                    report; provides that
                                                                    the substitute shall
                                                                    be considered as
                                                                    read; makes in order
                                                                    only those amendments
                                                                    printed in part 2 of
                                                                    the Rules' report;
                                                                    waives all points of
                                                                    order against the
                                                                    amendments.
H. Res. 432 & 433.....  Executive          H. Res. 436...........  Closed................  N/A
NR--either measure       Privilege &
1 rule for 2 measures    Witness Immunity.
H.R. 3616--2nd rule...  DoD Authorization  H. Res. 441...........  Restrictive; makes in   29R, 12D, 6
                         FY99.                                      order Committee         bipartisan, 1
                                                                    substitute; waives      independent
                                                                    all points of order
                                                                    against substitute;
                                                                    makes in order only
                                                                    those amendments
                                                                    printed in the Rules'
                                                                    report; all points of
                                                                    order are waived
                                                                    against the
                                                                    amendments; provides
                                                                    for an additional 2
                                                                    hours of general
                                                                    debate on U.S. policy
                                                                    toward China;
                                                                    provides an
                                                                    additional 30 minutes
                                                                    of general debate on
                                                                    border control;
                                                                    authorizes Chairman
                                                                    to offer amendments
                                                                    en bloc from part D
                                                                    of the report and to
                                                                    make germane
                                                                    modifications.
H.R. 2183 & H.J. Res.   Campaign Finance   H. Res. 442...........  Open (H.J. Res. 119)..
 119--1st rule.          Reform Act &
1 rule for 2 measures    Constitutional
PQ                       Amendment.
NR--either measure
                        .................  ......................  Restrictive; provides   N/A
                                                                    2 hours general
                                                                    debate controlled by
                                                                    House Oversight
                                                                    Committee; provides
                                                                    for consideration of
                                                                    substitutes printed
                                                                    in the Congressional
                                                                    Record; one hour of
                                                                    general debate on
                                                                    each substitute;
                                                                    amendments to the
                                                                    substitutes may not
                                                                    contain tax or tariff
                                                                    measures and may not
                                                                    be substitutes; if
                                                                    more than one
                                                                    substitute is
                                                                    adopted, the one with
                                                                    the most votes will
                                                                    carry.
H.R. 3433.............  Ticket to Work &   H. Res. 450...........  Restrictive; provides   1D
                         Self-Sufficiency.                          for consideration in
                                                                    the House without
                                                                    intervention of any
                                                                    point of order; makes
                                                                    in order Ways & Means
                                                                    substitute; 1
                                                                    amendment by Rep.
                                                                    Rangel if printed in
                                                                    the Congressional
                                                                    Record; amendment
                                                                    debatable for 1 hour.
H.J. Res. 78..........  Constitutional     H. Res. 453...........  Restrictive;            1D
                         Amendment on                               resolution considered
                         School Prayer.                             as read; two hours
                                                                    general debate; makes
                                                                    in order Judiciary
                                                                    substitute; previous
                                                                    question ordered on
                                                                    the resolution except
                                                                    for 1 amendment
                                                                    printed in Rules'
                                                                    report by Rep. Bishop
                                                                    for 1 hour.
H. Con. Res. 285......  Tiananmen Square   H. Res. 454...........  Closed; consideration   .....................
NR                       Resolution.                                in House; one hour
                                                                    controlled by
                                                                    Majority Leader and
                                                                    Member opposed, one
                                                                    motion to recommit.
H. Con. Res. 284......  Concurrent Budget  H. Res. 455...........  Restrictive; three      1R, 1D
                         Resolution for                             hours general debate
                         FY99.                                      controlled by Budget
                                                                    Committee; one hour
                                                                    by Rep. Stark and
                                                                    Rep. Saxon; makes in
                                                                    order new substitute
                                                                    printed in part 1 of
                                                                    Rules' report; makes
                                                                    in order only those
                                                                    substitute amendments
                                                                    printed in part 2;
                                                                    suspends Rule XLIX.
H.R. 2709.............  Iran Missile       H. Res. 457...........  Closed; provides for a  N/A
                         Proliferations                             single motion by the
                         Sanctions.                                 Chair of
                                                                    International
                                                                    Relations to concur
                                                                    in each of the Senate
                                                                    amendments;
                                                                    amendments and motion
                                                                    to be considered as
                                                                    read.
H.R. 2888.............  Sales Incentive    H. Res. 461...........  Open; makes in order    N/A
                         Act.                                       Education Committee
                                                                    substitute which
                                                                    shall be considered
                                                                    as read.
H.R. 3150.............  Bankruptcy Reform  H. Res. 462...........  Restrictive; waives     5R, 6D, 1 bipartisan
                         Act of 1998.                               303(a) of budget act
                                                                    against
                                                                    consideration; makes
                                                                    in order Judiciary
                                                                    substitute to be read
                                                                    by title; waives all
                                                                    points of order
                                                                    against the
                                                                    substitute; makes in
                                                                    order only those
                                                                    amendments in Rules'
                                                                    report; waives all
                                                                    points of order
                                                                    against the
                                                                    amendments in the
                                                                    report.
H.R. 3494.............  The Child          H. Res. 465...........  Restrictive; waives     6R, 4D
                         Protection and                             all points of order
                         Sexual Predator                            against
                         Punishment Act.                            consideration; makes
                                                                    in order Judiciary
                                                                    substitute and
                                                                    provides that the
                                                                    substitute is read;
                                                                    waives all points of
                                                                    order against the
                                                                    substitute.
H.R. 3097.............  Tax Code           H. Res. 472...........  Closed; makes in order  N/A
NR                       Termination Act.                           a substitute printed
                                                                    in the Rules' report;
                                                                    two hours of general
                                                                    debate controlled by
                                                                    Ways & Means.
H. Res. 463...........  To Establish the   H. Res. 476...........  Closed; makes in order  N/A
                         Select Committee                           Rules substitute;
                         on U.S. National                           provides that
                         Security &                                 resolution shall be
                         Military/                                  considered as read;
                         Commercial                                 previous question is
                         Concerns with                              ordered without
                         the People's                               intervening motion.
                         Republic of
                         China.
H.R. 4059.............  Military           H. Res. 477...........  Open; waives clauses 2  1R
                         Construction                               & 6 of Rule XXI
                         Appropriations                             against the bill;
                         for FY99.                                  self executes a
                                                                    provision using the
                                                                    FY98 Budget Agreement
                                                                    for FY99 402(a)
                                                                    allocations.
H.R. 4060.............  Energy & Water     H. Res. 478...........  Open; waives clauses    N/A
                         Development                                2, 6, & 7, Rule XXI
                         Appropriations                             against bill.
                         for FY99.
H.R. 4101.............  Agriculture        H. Res. 482...........  Open; waives clause     ?
                         Appropriations                             2(l)6, Rule XI &
                         for FY99.                                  clause 7, Rule XXI
                                                                    against
                                                                    consideration; self--
                                                                    executes amendments
                                                                    in Rules' report;
                                                                    waives clause 2 & 6,
                                                                    Rule XXI against bill
                                                                    as amended.
H.R. 4103.............  Department of      H. Res. 484...........  Restrictive; waives     1R?
                         Defense                                    clause 2(l)(6), Rule
                         Appropriations                             XI, clause 7, Rule
                         for FY99.                                  XXI, & section 306 of
                                                                    Budget Act against
                                                                    consideration; self-
                                                                    executes amendments
                                                                    in Rules' report;
                                                                    waives clause 2 & 6,
                                                                    Rule XXI; limits
                                                                    consideration of
                                                                    section 8106 for
                                                                    amendment to 1 hour.
H.R. 4104.............  Treasury/Postal    H. Res. 485...........  Open; waives clause     4R, 1D
1st rule                 Appropriations                             2(l)(6), Rule XI,
rule failed              for FY99.                                  clause 7, Rule XXI
                                                                    against
                                                                    consideration; self-
                                                                    executes amendments
                                                                    in part 1 of Rules'
                                                                    report; waives clause
                                                                    2 & 6, Rule XXI
                                                                    against portions of
                                                                    the bill as amended;
                                                                    waives all points of
                                                                    order against
                                                                    amendments in part 2
                                                                    of Rules' report.
H.R. 4112.............  Legislative        H. Res. 489...........  Restrictive; waives     2D?
                         Branch                                     clause 2(l)(6), Rule
                         Appropriations                             XI, clause 3 & 7,
                         for FY99.                                  Rule XXI, section 401
                                                                    Budget Act against
                                                                    consideration; waives
                                                                    clause 2 & 6, Rule
                                                                    XXI against bill
                                                                    (except section 108);
                                                                    makes in order only
                                                                    those amendments
                                                                    printed in Rules'
                                                                    report; waives all
                                                                    points of order
                                                                    against amendments.
H.R. 4104.............  Treasury/Postal    H. Res. 498...........  Open; section 306 of    N/A
2nd rule                 Appropriations                             the Budget Act
                         for FY99.                                  against
                                                                    consideration; waives
                                                                    clause 2, Rule XXI
                                                                    against section 628.
H.R. 3682.............  Child Custody      H. Res. 499...........  Closed; consideration   N/A
                         Protection Act.                            in House, 2 hours
                                                                    general debate; makes
                                                                    in order Judiciary
                                                                    Substitute.
H.R. 3267.............  The Sonny Bono     H. Res. 500...........  Restrictive; waives     1D
                         Memorial Salton                            all points of order
                         Sea Reclamation                            against consideration
                         Act.                                       in the House; self-
                                                                    executes substitute
                                                                    text printed in
                                                                    Rules' report; makes
                                                                    in order Miller
                                                                    amendment printed in
                                                                    record for one hour.
H.R. 4194.............  VA/HUD             H. Res. 501...........  Open; waives section    2R
                         Appropriations                             306 of the Budget Act
                         for FY99.                                  against
                                                                    consideration; waives
                                                                    clause 6 & 2, Rule
                                                                    XXI against specified
                                                                    provisions of the
                                                                    bill; self-executes
                                                                    Wicker amendment in
                                                                    Rules' report; makes
                                                                    in order a Leach
                                                                    Amendment printed in
                                                                    the Record for 40
                                                                    minutes; waives all
                                                                    points of order
                                                                    against amendment.
H.R. 4193.............  Interior           H. Res. 504...........  Open; waives section    4R, 1 bipartisan
                         Appropriations                             306 & 401 of Budget
                         for FY99.                                  Act against
                                                                    consideration; self-
                                                                    executes amendments
                                                                    in part 1 of Rules'
                                                                    report; waives clause
                                                                    2 & 6 against
                                                                    specified portions of
                                                                    the rule; makes in
                                                                    order amendments
                                                                    printed in part 2 of
                                                                    the Rules' report;
                                                                    waives all points of
                                                                    order against the
                                                                    amendments; waives
                                                                    clause 2(e), Rule XXI.
H.R. 4276.............  Commerce,          H. Res. 508...........  Open; waives clause     1D,2R
                         Justice, State                             2(l)(6), Rule XI,
                         Appropriations                             Clause 7, Rule XXI,
                         for FY99.                                  section 401(a) of
                                                                    Budget Act against
                                                                    consideration; waives
                                                                    clause 2 & 6, Rule
                                                                    XXI; makes in order
                                                                    amendments in Rules'
                                                                    report; waives all
                                                                    points of order
                                                                    against the
                                                                    amendments.
H.R. 4250.............  Patient            H. Res. 509...........  Restrictive; self       1R, 1 bipartisan
NR                       Protection Act.                            executes a managers
                                                                    amendment in the
                                                                    Rules' report; makes
                                                                    in order a substitute
                                                                    amendment printed in
                                                                    the Record.
H.R. 4328.............  Transportation     H. Res. 510...........  Open; waives clause 7,  1R
                         Appropriations                             Rule XXI and section
                         for FY99.                                  401(a) of the Budget
                                                                    Act against
                                                                    consideration; self
                                                                    executes amendments
                                                                    in Rules' report;
                                                                    waives clause 6 & 2,
                                                                    Rule XXI against
                                                                    specified provisions
                                                                    of the bill.
H.R. 3736.............  Workforce          H. Res. 513...........  Restrictive; makes in   1R, 1D
                         Improvement &                              order substitute #1
                         Protection Act                             printed in
                         of 1998.                                   Congressional Record;
                                                                    waives all points of
                                                                    order against
                                                                    consideration; makes
                                                                    in order the
                                                                    substitute amendments
                                                                    printed in part 2 of
                                                                    the Rules' report
                                                                    without intervention
                                                                    of a point of order
                                                                    (rule amended on
                                                                    Floor to make in
                                                                    order new substitute
                                                                    #3 in Record).
H.R. 3892.............  English Language   H. Res. 516...........  Restrictive; makes in   2R
                         Fluency Act.                               order Education
                                                                    Committee substitute;
                                                                    3-hour time cap on
                                                                    amendments; first
                                                                    makes in order
                                                                    managers amendment #1
                                                                    in Record-debatable
                                                                    for 10 minutes if
                                                                    adopted bill be base
                                                                    text, second makes in
                                                                    order amendment #2 in
                                                                    Record-debatable for
                                                                    30 minutes; after 3
                                                                    hours expires only
                                                                    amendments printed in
                                                                    the Record may be
                                                                    considered for 10
                                                                    minutes each.
H.R. 4380.............  District of        H. Res. 517...........  Open; waives clause 7,  4R
                         Columbia                                   Rule XXI, Section 360
                         Appropriations                             & 401(a) of Budget
                         for FY99.                                  Act against
                                                                    consideration; waives
                                                                    clause 2 & 6, Rule
                                                                    XXI against specified
                                                                    portions of the rule;
                                                                    makes in order
                                                                    amendments in Rules'
                                                                    report and waives all
                                                                    points of order
                                                                    against amendments.
H.R. 2863.............  Migratory Bird     H. Res. 521...........  Open; makes in order    N/A
                         Reform Act of                              Resources substitute
                         1998.                                      which shall be
                                                                    considered as read.
H.R. 2538.............  Guadalupe-Hidalgo  H. Res. 522...........  Open; waives section    N/A
                         Treaty Land                                303(a) of budget Act;
                         Claims Act of                              makes in order
                         1998.                                      Resources substitute
                                                                    as modified (by self-
                                                                    executing provision)
                                                                    and considers it as
                                                                    read;.
H.R. 4006.............  Lethal Drug Abuse  H. Res. 535...........  Restrictive; makes in   N/A
                         Prevention Act                             order Judiciary
                         of 1998.                                   substitute which
                                                                    shall be considered
                                                                    as read; provides a
                                                                    three hour time cap
                                                                    on the amendment
                                                                    process.
H.R. 4300.............  Western            H. Res. 537...........  Restrictive; makes in   N/A
N/R                      Hemisphere Drug                            order substitute #1
                         Elimination Act.                           printed in the
                                                                    Congressional Record
                                                                    which shall be
                                                                    considered as read;
                                                                    provides a three hour
                                                                    time cap on the
                                                                    amendment process;
                                                                    waives clause 7, Rule
                                                                    XVI against
                                                                    substitute.
H.R. 4550.............  The Drug Demand    H. Res. 538...........  Restrictive; makes in   1R
N/R                      Reduction Act of                           order amendment in
                         1998.                                      Rules' Report to be
                                                                    considered first and
                                                                    if adopted will
                                                                    become part of base
                                                                    text; waives all
                                                                    points of order
                                                                    against the
                                                                    amendment; provides a
                                                                    three hour time cap
                                                                    on the amendment
                                                                    process.
H.R. 4569.............  The Foreign        H. Res. 542...........  Restrictive; waives     4R, 1D
                         Operations,                                clause 1(b), Rule X,
                         Export Financing                           clause 2(l)(6), Rule
                         and Related                                XI, & clause 7, Rule
                         Programs                                   XXI against
                         Appropriations                             consideration;
                         Bill, 1999.                                provides for a five
                                                                    hour time cap on all
                                                                    amendments; the bill
                                                                    shall be considered
                                                                    as read through page
                                                                    141, line 18; waives
                                                                    clause 2 & 6, Rule
                                                                    XXI against
                                                                    provisions in the
                                                                    bill; makes in order
                                                                    only pro forma
                                                                    amendments for
                                                                    debate; amendments
                                                                    preprinted in the
                                                                    Congressional Record
                                                                    & amendments printed
                                                                    in the Rules' report;
                                                                    waives all points of
                                                                    order against
                                                                    amendments in the
                                                                    report.
H.J.Res. 128..........  Making Continuing  H. Res. 541...........  Closed................
                         Appropriations
                         FY99.
H.R. 3248.............  The Dollars to     H. Res. 543...........  Restrictive; makes in   2D
                         the Classroom                              order Education
                         Act.                                       Committee substitute
                                                                    which shall be
                                                                    considered as read;
                                                                    waives clause 7, Rule
                                                                    XVI against
                                                                    substitute; makes in
                                                                    order only amendments
                                                                    printed in the Rules'
                                                                    report.
H.R. 4618.............  Emergency          H. Res. 551...........  Closed................
                         Agriculture
                         Assistance.
H.R. 4578.............  Protect Social     H. Res. 552...........  Restrictive; makes in   1D
H.R. 4579.............   Security Account.                          order Ways & Means
PQ                      Taxpayer Relief                             substitute; provides
                         Act of 1998.                               for consideration in
                                                                    the House without
                                                                    intervention of any
                                                                    point of order;
                                                                    provides that the
                                                                    bill be considered as
                                                                    read; makes in order
                                                                    the amendment #1
                                                                    printed in the
                                                                    Congressional Record
                                                                    by Rangel.
                                                                   Restrictive; provides   1D
                                                                    for consideration in
                                                                    the House without
                                                                    intervention of any
                                                                    point of order; makes
                                                                    in order Ways & Means
                                                                    substitute as
                                                                    modified by the self-
                                                                    executing provision
                                                                    in the Rules' report;
                                                                    makes in order the
                                                                    amendment #1 printed
                                                                    in the Congressional
                                                                    Record by Rangel.
H.R. 2621.............  Reciprocal Trade   H. Res. 553...........  Closed; two hours       N/A
PQ                       Agreement                                  general debate; makes
                         Authorities Act.                           in order Ways & Means
                                                                    substitute as
                                                                    modified by the self-
                                                                    executing provision
                                                                    in the Rules' report;
                                                                    waives all points of
                                                                    order against bill.
H.R. 3789.............  Class Action       H. Res. 560...........  Open; makes in order    N/A
                         Jurisdiction Act                           Judiciary substitute
                         of 1998.                                   read by section.
H.R. 4274.............  Labor/HHS/         H. Res. 564...........  Open; 90 minutes        3R
                         Education                                  general debate;
                         Appropriations                             waives clauses 2 & 6,
                         For FY99.                                  Rule XXI against
                                                                    specified provisions
                                                                    in the bill; makes in
                                                                    order amendments in
                                                                    the Rules' report and
                                                                    waives all points of
                                                                    order against
                                                                    amendments.
H.R. 4570.............  Omnibus National   H. Res. 573...........  Restrictive; makes in   1R, 1D
                         Parks and Public                           order only the
                         Lands Act of                               following: manager's
                         1998.                                      (Hansen) amendment #1
                                                                    and Miller (CA)
                                                                    amendment #2 printed
                                                                    in Congressional
                                                                    Record; waives all
                                                                    points of order
                                                                    against manager's
                                                                    amendment.
H.R. 4259.............  The Haskell        H. Res. 576...........  Open; waives all        N/A
                         Indian Nations                             points of order
                         University &                               against consideration
                         Southeastern                               of the bill; bill to
                         Indian                                     be read by section.
                         Polytechnic
                         Institute
                         Administrative
                         Systems Act of
                         1998.
H.R. 4761.............  The Uruguay Round  H. Res. 588...........  Closed; consideration   N/A
NR                       Agreements                                 in the House without
                         Compliance Act.                            intervention of any
                                                                    point of order.
S. 2133...............  Preservation of    H. Res. 604...........  Closed; consideration   N/A
S. 1132...............   the Route 66                               in the House without
One rule for two         Corridor.                                  intervention of any
 measures               Bandelier                                   point of order.
                         National                                  Closed; consideration
                         Monument.                                  in the House without
                        Administrative                              intervention of any
                         Improvement &                              point of order.
                         Watershed
                         Protection Act
                         of 1998.
H.R. 4328.............  Omnibus Spending   H. Res. 605...........  Closed; waives all      N/A
This rule is really      bill for FY99                              points of order
 for the FY99 OMNIBUS    (folded into the                           against the
 Appropriations bill     FY99                                       conference report and
 **                      Transportation                             against its
                         Appropriations                             consideration;
                         Conference                                 provides that the
                         Report).                                   conference will be
                                                                    considered as read.
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First Session: % of rules restrictive; % of rules open.
* NR indicates that the bill made in order was not reported by any committee.
* PQ indicates that the previous question was ordered on the resolution.
* This chart does not include conference reports or generic procedural bills (i.e. waiving 2/3 rds, providing
  for suspension days)
** This conference report was included in the statistics because it was not a traditional conference report but
  a vehicle for a massive omnibus appropriations/end of year bill
In the first session of the 105th Congress:
77 rules (includes multiple bills in one rule, excludes conference reports & general procedural bills)
21 closed--27%
30 restrictive--39%
26 open--34%
In the second session of the 105th Congress:
86 rules (includes multiple bills in one rule, excludes conference reports & general procedural bills)
17 closed--20%
37 restrictive--43%
32 open--37%
Both sessions of the 105th Congress:
163 rules (includes multiple bills in one rule, excludes conference reports & general procedural bills)
38 closed--23%
67 restrictive--41%
58 open--36%

Granting special staff deposition authority for certain committee 
        investigations

    We are very concerned over the Republican majority's 
continuing and increasing practice of granting special subpoena 
power and staff deposition authority to committees conducting 
investigations. As we have stated in our minority views on the 
three (H. Res. 167, H. Res. 476, H. Res. 507) occasions that 
such authority has been granted, we see no compelling need to 
deviate from existing House rules. Current procedures afford 
committees more than sufficient opportunities to subpoena and 
depose witnesses. Current rules require that at least one 
Member of the investigating committee be present during any 
deposition. Under the special rule authority granted by the 
Rules Committee, staff members are allowed to take depositions 
without any Member present. These depositions are taken behind 
closed doors with non-elected individuals allowed to ask 
virtually any question they deem relevant. Those being 
questioned have no guarantee of protection by an overzealous 
staffer. They may have an attorney present, but their counsel 
may not object to or otherwise stop an unfair or irrelevant 
line of questioning. Refusal to answer, no matter how offensive 
or inappropriate the question, can lead to a contempt citation 
against the witness. We feel very strongly that this practice, 
which has become all too frequent in this and the 104th 
Congress, should be used only very sparingly, only when 
absolutely necessary. We do not believe it has been necessary 
in any of these instances.

Repealing subpoenaed witnesses rights

    We deeply opposed H. Res. 301 which repealed clause 3(f)(2) 
of Rule XI which provided that ``No witness served with a 
subpoena by the committee shall be required against his or her 
will to be photographed at any hearing or to give evidence or 
testimony while the broadcasting of that hearing by radio or 
television * * *''. This provision was virtually the only 
guaranteed individual protection given to witnesses under House 
rules. H. Res. 301 completely repealed this critical safety 
valve that was available to protect subpoenaed witnesses. This 
rule was initially adopted as a response to the disgraceful 
treatment of witnesses in the House during the infamous 
McCarthy era. Committees (and in many instances unilaterally 
the Chair of the committee) have the power to subpoena almost 
any individual in this nation if it is believed that he or she 
has information pertinent to an investigation of the committee. 
They must appear or face contempt. During the hearing, members 
of the committee have unchecked power to ask those individuals 
virtually anything they wish, no matter how inappropriate, no 
matter how damaging, no matter how incriminating. It would seem 
fair and reasonable that those subjected to such scrutiny 
should be afforded the opportunity to stop the broadcast of 
their testimony. Unfortunately, the Republican majority did not 
share our views on this most basic right and chose to repeal 
the provision.

                                   Joe Moakley.
                                   Martin Frost.
                                   Tony P. Hall.
                                   Louise M. Slaughter.