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109th Congress 
 2d Session             HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES                 Report
                                                                109-743
_______________________________________________________________________

                                     

                                                 Union Calendar No. 445


                          SURVEY OF ACTIVITIES

                                 of the

                        HOUSE COMMITTEE ON RULES

                             109TH CONGRESS

                               __________

                              R E P O R T

                                 of the

                           COMMITTEE ON RULES




January 2, 2007.--Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the 
              State of the Union and ordered to be printed
                           COMMITTEE ON RULES

                   DAVID DREIER, California, Chairman
LINCOLN DIAZ-BALART, Florida         LOUISE McINTOSH SLAUGHTER, New 
DOC HASTINGS, Washington                 York
PETE SESSIONS, Texas                 JAMES P. McGOVERN, Massachusetts
ADAM H. PUTNAM, Florida              ALCEE L. HASTINGS, Florida
SHELLY MOORE CAPITO, West Virginia   DORIS O. MATSUI, California*
TOM COLE, Oklahoma
ROB BISHOP, Utah
PHIL GINGREY, Georgia
                 Hugh Nathanial Halpern, Staff Director
                John A. Daniel, Minority Staff Director
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             Subcommittee on Legislative and Budget Process

                 LINCOLN DIAZ-BALART, Florida, Chairman
PETE SESSIONS, Texas                 ALCEE L. HASTINGS, Florida
ROB BISHOP, Utah                     LOUISE McINTOSH SLAUGHTER, New 
PHIL GINGREY, Georgia                    York
DAVID DREIER, California
             C. Towner French, Subcommittee Staff Director
                Fred L. Turner, Minority Staff Director
                                 ------                                

          Subcommittee on Rules and Organization of the House

                   DOC HASTINGS, Washington, Chairman
ADAM H. PUTNAM, Florida              JAMES P. McGOVERN, Massachusetts
SHELLY MOORE CAPITO, West Virginia   DORIS O. MATSUI, California*
TOM COLE, Oklahoma
DAVID DREIER, California
                Ed Cassidy, Subcommittee Staff Director
                Keith L. Stern, Minority Staff Director

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* Appointed to the Rules Committee on March 16, 2005 filling a vacancy 
that existed at the beginning of the 109th Congress. On March 16, 2006, 
Mrs. Matsui was also appointed to the Subcommittee on Rules and 
Organization of the House replacing Mrs. Slaughter.
** This survey was the product of diligence and hard work by a number 
of professional staff. A special acknowledgment of their effort goes to 
Hugh Halpern, Adam Jarvis, Celeste West, George Rogers, Eileen Harley, 
Kathy White, Sonny Sinha, and Don Sisson.
                         LETTER OF TRANSMITTAL

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                          House of Representatives,
                                        Committee on Rules,
                                   Washington, DC, January 2, 2007.
Hon. Karen Haas,
Clerk, United States House of Representatives,
Washington, DC.
    Dear Mrs. Haas: Pursuant to clause 1(d) of rule XI of the 
Rules of the House of Representatives for the 109th Congress, I 
present herewith a report entitled ``Survey of Activities of 
the House Committee on Rules, 109th Congress.''
            Sincerely,
                                              David Dreier,
                                                          Chairman.
                            C O N T E N T S

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                                                                   Page
  I. History, Function, and Organization of the Committee on Rules...00
      A. Introduction............................................    00
      B. History and Function....................................    00
      C. Committee Organization During the 109th Congress........    00
      D. Rules Committee on the Internet.........................    00
      E. Rules of the Committee on Rules.........................    00
 II. House Rules Changes Adopted at the Beginning of the 109th Congre00
      A. Introduction............................................    00
      B. Summary of Substantive Changes Contained in H. Res. 5, 
          Adopting House Rules for the 109th Congress............    00
III. Committee Oversight Plan........................................00
 IV. Committee Jurisdiction and Activities...........................00
      A. Introduction............................................    00
      B. Special Orders or Rules.................................    00
          1. Rule Requests.......................................    00
          2. Hearings............................................    00
          3. Types of Special Orders or Rules....................    00
              a. Background......................................    00
              b. Categories of Rules Granted with Amendment 
                  Structures.....................................
                  (1) Open Rules.................................    00
                  (2) Modified Open Rules........................    00
                  (3) Structured or Modified Closed Rules........    00
                  (4) Closed Rules...............................    00
              c. Categories of Rules Granted with Certain Floor 
                  Management Tools...............................    00
                  (1) Expedited Procedure Rules..................    00
                  (2) Suspension Day Rules.......................    00
                  (3) Chairman's En Bloc Authority Rules.........    00
              d. Categories of Rules Granted to Resolve 
                  Differences Among and Responding to the 
                  Legislative Actions of Committees..............    00
                  (1) Self Executing Rules.......................    00
                  (2) Original Text Rules........................    00
              e. Categories of Rules Granted Dealing with House-
                  Senate Relations...............................    00
                  (1) Senate Hook-up Rules.......................    00
                  (2) Motion to go to Conference Rules...........    00
                  (3) Disposition of Senate Amendment Rules......    00
                  (4) Conference Report Rules....................    00
                  (5) Engrossment of Multiple Measures Rules.....    00
          4. Floor Consideration of a Special Rule...............    00
          5. Rules Rejected, Tabled, or Pending..................    00
              a. Rules rejected by the House.....................    00
              b. Rules tabled by the House.......................    00
              c. Rules Pending...................................
          6. Waivers of House Rules..............................    00
          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)..............    00
          8. Waiving All Points of Order.........................    00
      C. Original Jurisdiction Matter............................    00
          1. Committee Consideration of Original Jurisdiction 
              Measures...........................................    00
          2. Original Jurisdiction Full Committee Hearings.......    00
              a. Lobbying Reform: Accountability Through 
                  Transparency...................................    00
              b. Lobbying Reform: Reforming the Gift and Travel 
                  Rules..........................................    00
              c. Lobbying Reform: Accountability Through 
                  Transparency...................................    00
          3. Original Jurisdiction Measures Reported or 
              Discharged.........................................    00
              a. Lobbying Accountability and Transparency Act of 
                  2006 (H.R. 4975)...............................    00
              b. To eliminate floor privileges and access to 
                  Member exercise facilities for registered 
                  lobbyists who are former Members or officers of 
                  the House (H. Res. 648)........................    00
              c. The Legislative Line Item Veto Act (H.R. 4890)..    00
              d. To establish the Select Bipartisan Committee to 
                  Investigate the Preparation for and Response to 
                  Hurricane Katrina (H. Res. 437)................    00
              e. Providing for earmarking reform in the House of 
                  Representatives (H. Res. 1000).................    00
  V. Activities of the Subcommittees.................................00
      A. Activities of the Subcommittee on Legislative and Budget 
          Process................................................    00
          1. Jurisdiction and Purpose............................    00
          2. Summary of Activities in the 109th Congress.........    00
              a. A Comparative Study of International Multi-year 
                  Budgeting......................................    00
              b. H.R. 4890--The Legislative Line-Item Veto Act of 
                  2006...........................................    00
          3. Legislation Referred to the Subcommittee on 
              Legislative and Budget Process.....................    00
      B. Activities of the Subcommittee on Rules and Organization 
          of the House...........................................    00
          1. Jurisdiction and Purpose............................    00
          2. Summary of Activities in the 109th Congress.........    00
              a. To examine Rule X, the Organization of 
                  Committees, including its current legislative 
                  impact, arrangement, and effectiveness, and 
                  suggestions for changes........................    00
              b. To consider proposed changes to the Rules of the 
                  House for the 110th Congress...................    00
          3. Legislation Referred to the Subcommittee on Rules 
              and Organization of the House......................    00
 VI. Statistical Profile of the Committee on Rules, 109th Congress...00
      A. Statistics on Special Orders or ``Rules''...............    00
      B. Statistics on Original Jurisdiction Measures............    00
VII. Appendices......................................................00
      A. Table 1.--Types of Rules Granted........................    00
      B. Table 2.--Resolutions Reported..........................    00
      C. Table 3.--Resolutions Discharged........................    00
      D. Table 4.--Resolutions Laid on the Table.................    00
      E. Table 5.--Resolutions Amended...........................    00
      F. Table 6.--List of Original Jurisdiction Referrals.......    00
VIII.Publications....................................................00

      A. Printed Publications....................................    00
      B. Electronic Publications.................................    00
                                                 Union Calendar No. 445
109th Congress                                                   Report
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 2d Session                                                     109-743

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 REPORT ON SURVEY OF ACTIVITIES OF THE HOUSE COMMITTEE ON RULES, 109TH 
                                CONGRESS

                                _______
                                

January 2, 2007.--Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the 
              State of the Union and ordered to be printed

                                _______
                                

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

                              R E P O R T

    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 109th 
Congress.

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


                            A. Introduction

    In the 109th Congress, the Rules Committee retained its 
traditional structure and purpose in the House of 
Representatives. Its size and super-majority party ratio 
remained the same as in previous Congresses, under both 
Republican and Democratic control of the institution. Its 
central function also continued to be setting the conditions 
under which major legislation will be considered on the House 
floor, including the terms of debate and the consideration of 
amendments.
    The Committee has been described by various scholars and 
Members as a ``legislative traffic cop,'' ``gatekeeper,'' 
``field commander,'' and ``the Speaker's Committee.'' All of 
these terms underscore the critical role the Committee plays in 
the conduct of legislative business on the House floor. While 
the primary responsibility of the Committee is to be the 
scheduling arm of the majority leadership, it also exercises 
``original jurisdiction'' over the rules of the House, joint 
rules of the House and Senate, the order of business in the 
House, and the budget process. Although the principal purpose 
of this report is to summarize the activities of the Rules 
Committee in the 109th Congress, its secondary purpose is to 
view these activities in the context of the evolution of the 
Committee and the House of Representatives since the First 
Congress in 1789.

                        B. History and Function

    The history of the Rules Committee roughly parallels the 
evolution of the House over the past two centuries. The House 
established the first Rules Committee 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 House order creating the Committee 
stated that a committee be appointed ``to prepare and report 
such standing rules and orders of proceedings as may be proper 
to be observed in the House.''
    From the beginning, the Members serving on the Rules 
Committee included some of the most prominent Members of the 
House. Of the first 11 Members on the Committee, several had 
been Founding Fathers of the nation. These included: (1) Mr. 
James Madison of Virginia, the ``Father of the Constitution'' 
and future President of the United States; (2) Mr. Roger 
Sherman of Connecticut, the only one of the Founding Fathers to 
help prepare and sign all four of the most important documents 
of the early nation--namely: the Articles of Association, the 
Articles of Confederation, the Declaration of Independence, and 
the Constitution; (3) Mr. Elias Boudinot of New Jersey, 
President of the Continental Congress from November 1782 to 
November 1783; and (4) Mr. Elbridge Gerry of Massachusetts, a 
future Vice President of the United States and a signer of the 
Declaration of Independence and the Articles of Confederation.
    Five days after its appointment, the first Select Committee 
on Rules initially reported back a set of four rules 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 13 , the Select 
Committee reported an additional eight rules dealing with such 
matters as the service of Members on committees, Members' 
attendance during floor proceedings, the creation of a standing 
Committee on Elections, the duties of the Clerk, and the 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, this pattern 
continued. The House would establish a Select Committee on 
Rules, the Committee would report any recommended revisions in 
the standing rules of the House from those of the previous 
Congress at the beginning of a Congress, and then the Committee 
would dissolve for the remainder of that Congress. In some 
Congresses, the House did not appoint a Select Committee on 
Rules, and operated under the rules recommended by the 
Committee and adopted in the preceding Congress.
    Although the House in its early years relied primarily on 
select committees to draft legislation, by the mid-nineteenth 
century this system had evolved into 34 standing committees. 
The House briefly converted the Rules Committee into a standing 
committee between 1849 and 1853, but it was not until 1880 that 
the Rules Committee was established as a permanent standing 
committee of the House. In 1858, the Speaker became a member of 
the Select Committee on Rules, and a year later he was 
designated as its chairman. The Speaker retained the 
chairmanship when the Committee became a standing committee in 
1880.
    In 1883, the modern-day Rules Committee began to emerge 
when the House upheld the right of the Committee to issue 
``special orders of business'' or ``special rules'' providing 
for the consideration of legislation from other committees. By 
1890, this new role was accepted as the exclusive prerogative 
of the Rules Committee.
    These special rules, which were House resolutions reported 
from the Rules Committee, were important because they only 
required a majority vote of the House to provide for the 
consideration of bills out of the order in which they appeared 
on their Calendar. Until the use of special rules, a two-thirds 
vote was required to suspend the rules and consider a bill out 
of order. Special rules gave the House flexibility in its 
legislative agenda that allowed for House leadership to respond 
to changing judgments about the nation's needs.
    The individual most responsible for recognizing and 
utilizing the full potential of the combined powers of Speaker 
and Rules Committee chairman was Mr. Thomas Brackett Reed of 
Maine who served in those two roles in 1889-91, and l895-99. 
Not only did he use his authority as Speaker to make rulings 
from the Chair that outlawed certain dilatory and 
obstructionist tactics on the House floor, but he also 
proceeded to codify these rulings, known as ``Reed's Rules,'' 
in the standing rules of the House through his capacity as 
Rules Committee chairman. Speaker Reed also made regular use of 
the Rules Committee to report special rules that enabled him to 
put bills he wanted considered on the floor when he wished, and 
under his terms of debate and amendment.
    It was not until 1910 that this power combination was 
broken up by a revolt against the conservative and autocratic 
Speaker Joseph 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. They amended the rules of the 
House, stripping the Speaker of his chairmanship and membership 
on the Rules Committee, as well as his power to appoint Members 
to the Committee. They also voted to enlarge the Committee from 
5 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 Members to all 
the other committees of the House. Since then, the House has 
elected all Members of standing committees.
    This revolt had far-reaching and long-lasting consequences. 
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 House 
leadership, it developed an independent streak 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, did not 
resolve this problem. It was not until the mid-1970s, 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 Members and the proliferation of semi-
autonomous subcommittees. This decentralization soon led to 
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. The 
slates of appointees recommended by both Leaders are still 
subject to approval by the whole House in the form of a House 
resolution. This practice continues today. In the 109th 
Congress, all of the Republican Members were appointed to the 
Rules Committee through the adoption of H. Res. 6. The 
Democratic Members of the Committee were appointed through the 
adoption of H. Res. 33, 
H. Res. 49, and H. Res. 161. Overall, the Rules Committee 
continues its role of facilitating the deliberation and 
amendment of major legislation in the House.

          C. Committee Organization During the 109th 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 remained 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 109th Congress. The ratio of majority 
party Members to minority party Members also has remained the 
same. However, in the 104th through the 109th Congresses, 
Republicans were in the majority and Democrats were in the 
minority.
    Eight of the thirteen Members of the Rules Committee in the 
109th Congress served on the Committee during the previous 
Congress. The returning Republican Representatives were David 
Dreier of California, Lincoln Diaz-Balart of Florida, Doc 
Hastings of Washington, Pete Sessions of Texas, and Adam Putnam 
of Florida. Mr. Putnam was appointed to serve on the Rules 
Committee during the 108th Congress after the retirement of 
Porter Goss of Florida, who had been appointed the Director of 
the Central Intelligence Agency. Four new Republican 
Representatives were appointed to serve on the Rules Committee 
to fill vacancies left by Republican Members who chose to serve 
on other committees. The new Republican Representatives were 
Shelly Moore Capito of West Virginia, Tom Cole of Oklahoma, Rob 
Bishop of Utah, and Phil Gingrey of Georgia. The returning 
Democratic Representatives were Louise McIntosh Slaughter of 
New York, James McGovern of Massachusetts, and Alcee Hastings 
of Florida. The one new Democratic Representative that was 
appointed to serve on the Rules Committee was Doris Matsui of 
California. Mrs. Matsui was appointed to serve on the Committee 
on March 16, 2005, after her election, to fill the vacancy left 
by Martin Frost of Texas, who was defeated for re-election to 
the 109th Congress.
    The Committee held its organizational meeting on January 
25, 2005. Chairman David Dreier of California opened the 
meeting and welcomed back all the returning Members.
    Mr. Diaz-Balart offered a motion that the Rules Committee 
adopt the proposed Committee rules for the 109th Congress.
    Chairman Dreier announced that the proposed Rules Committee 
rules would be considered as read and open for amendment at any 
point. He explained that the proposal calls for the adoption of 
the Committee's rules for the 108th Congress with two minor 
modifications. First, the Committee's regular meeting hour of 
10:30 AM on Tuesday was changed to the more realistic time of 
5:00 PM on Tuesday. Second, the title of the Subcommittee on 
Technology and the House was reverted back to the Subcommittee 
on Rules and Organization of the House, which was the 
Subcommittee's title prior to the 107th Congress. No changes 
were offered to the proposed Committee rules.
    Mr. Diaz-Balart's motion to adopt the Committee rules was 
agreed to by a voice vote. Chairman Dreier then designated, 
pursuant to clause 2(d) of rule XI of the Rules of the House, 
Lincoln Diaz-Balart as the Vice Chairman of the Rules Committee 
to act on the Chairman's behalf during a temporary absence of 
the Chairman.
    Mr. Diaz-Balart offered a motion that pursuant to Rule 5(c) 
of the Rules of the Rules Committee, 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. Diaz-Balart's motion was adopted by 
voice vote.
    Chairman Dreier subsequently appointed Mr. Hastings of 
Washington as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Rules and 
Organization of the House, and Mr. Diaz-Balart to chair the 
Subcommittee on Legislative and Budget Process. At a later date 
Chairman Dreier appointed the majority and minority Members of 
the two subcommittees as follows:
    Subcommittee on Rules and Organization of the House: Mr. 
Hastings of Washington (Chairman), Mr. Putnam (Vice Chairman), 
Mrs. Capito, Mr. Cole, Mr. Dreier, Mr. McGovern and Mrs. 
Matsui.
    Subcommittee on Legislative and Budget Process: Mr. Diaz-
Balart (Chairman), Mr. Sessions (Vice Chairman), Mr. Bishop, 
Mr. Gingrey, Mr. Dreier, Mr. Hastings of Florida, and Mrs. 
Slaughter.
    At a subsequent meeting on February 1, 2005, the Rules 
Committee adopted by voice vote the Committee oversight plan 
for the 109th Congress. On February 15, 2005 the Committee 
adopted by voice vote the Committee's budget and authorized 
Chairman Dreier to introduce a funding resolution.

                   D. Rules Committee on the Internet

    In the 109th Congress, the Committee on Rules website 
(www.rules.house.gov) underwent a modernization in site design, 
building upon the elements that have made it a popular tool for 
tracking legislation that passes through the Committee to be 
considered on the House floor. The Rules Committee website was 
also updated during each critical moment of the Rules Committee 
process with the posting of newly introduced or reported bills 
that were on the Committee's schedule, substitute amendments, 
committee prints, recently filed conference reports, and 
finally special rules or resolutions reported by the Committee. 
Posted conference reports received the most user requests as 
Members, staff, and the general public have come to rely on the 
site for the most current legislative developments. As a 
result, during the 109th Congress, the Rules Committee website 
was used more frequently and by a wider variety of users than 
in previous Congresses. The average daily usage for the 109th 
Congress was 33,898 requests, a dramatic increase from 12,770 
average daily requests in the 108th Congress with an end of the 
Congress total of 10,242,728 requests.
    The website offers a plethora of information on the 
operations of Congress and on the daily activities of the Rules 
Committee. The website can be used to access the Rules of the 
House, the Rules of the Senate, Brown's Practice Manual, 
Deschler's Precedents, Congressional Research Services reports, 
detailed information on the budget process, and both House and 
Senate committee and floor procedures. The website also 
provides immediate access to the Committee schedule, all 
special rules reported (including the text of amendments made 
in order), Committee announcements, the Committee's rules and 
jurisdiction, all original jurisdiction hearings, news 
releases, and the activities of the Committee's two 
subcommittees. The website also provides access to the 
Committee's history, membership, publications, the opening day 
rules package of each Congress and the reports of the 1993 
Joint Committee on the Organization of Congress of which has 
been updated with the latest reports and legislation affecting 
the House and Parliamentary process. The website facilitates 
the amendment process by providing the necessary forms and 
instructions for proper amendment filing as well as the ability 
to submit to the Committee amendments and testimony requests 
directly and securely online.
    One can also access the class schedules, class agendas, and 
background information of the Rules Committee's Parliamentary 
Outreach Program. In addition, in 2005, the site has added 
features such as streamlined access to information, a Really 
Simple Syndication (RSS) news feed for instantaneous 
notification of Rules Committee actions, and more robust search 
functionality for legislative research.
    In January of 2003, the Rules Committee website received 
recognition from the Congressional Management Foundation, 
winning a Silver Mouse Award. It is now in contention for the 
Golden Mouse Award for the 2006 iteration. The Congress Online 
Project of the Congressional Management Foundation, which 
conducted the survey and grading of Congressional websites, 
described the Rules Committee website as rich in content for 
both Congressional staff and the public. The site does an 
exceptional job of posting the Committee's decisions on rules 
as soon as they are made giving Congressional staff immediate 
access to the information they want. Additionally, the 
Committee has made the rules process, which can be difficult to 
understand, easily comprehensible through its How Congress 
Works section.

                   E. Rules of the Committee on Rules


                     U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                             109TH 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 privileged motions 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

    (a) Regular Meetings.--(1) The Committee shall regularly 
meet at 5:00 p.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.
    (b) Notice for Regular Meetings.--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.
    (c) Emergency Meetings.--
          (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 
        member 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.
    (d) Special Meetings.--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

    (a) In General.--
          (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 4 of Rule XI of the Rules 
        of the House (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.
    (b) Quorum.--
          (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.
    (c) Voting.--
          (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 record 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 record vote on any matter before the 
        Committee shall be available for public inspection at 
        the offices of the Committee, and with respect to any 
        record 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.
    (d) Hearing Procedures.--
          (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 hearing conducted 
        by the committee.
    (e) Subpoenas and Oaths.--
          (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 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 Administration and the 
Committee on Government Reform, in accordance with the 
provisions of clause 2(d) of House Rule X.

                         Rule 5.--Subcommittees

    (a) Establishment and Responsibilities of Subcommittees.--
          (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 process and procedures of the House, 
                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.
    (b) Referral of Measures and Matters to Subcommittees.--
          (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.
    (c) Composition of Subcommittees.--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.
    (d) Subcommittee Meetings and Hearings.--
          (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.
    (e) Quorum.--
          (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.
    (f) Effect of a Vacancy.--Any vacancy in the membership of 
a subcommittee shall not affect the power of the remaining 
members to execute the functions of the subcommittee.
    (g) Records.--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

    (a) In General.--
          (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 9 of Rule 
        X of the Rules of the House.
    (b) Associate Staff.--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 Administration under clause 9 of Rule X of 
the Rules of the House.
    (c) Subcommittee Staff.--From funds made available for the 
appointment of staff, the Chair of the Committee shall, 
pursuant to clause 6(d) of Rule X of the Rules of the House, 
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.
    (d) Compensation of Staff.--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.
    (e) Certification of Staff.--
          (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 9 of Rule X of the Rules of 
        the House.
          (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

    (a) Budget.--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.
    (b) Travel.--
          (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 
        Administration.
    (c) Pay of Witnesses.--Witnesses may be paid from funds 
made available to the Committee in its expense resolution 
subject to the provisions of clause 5 of Rule XI of the Rules 
of the House.

                   Rule 8.--Committee Administration

    (a) Reporting.--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.
    (b) Records.--
          (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 VII of 
        the Rules of the House. 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.
    (c) Committee Publications on the Internet.--To the maximum 
extent feasible, the Committee shall make its publications 
available in electronic form.
    (d) Calendars.--
          (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.
    (e) Other Procedures.--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 109TH 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 4, 2005, Majority Leader Tom DeLay called up the 
opening day rules package (H. Res. 5). Mr. Brian Baird of 
Washington rose and made a point of order against consideration 
of the resolution asserting that it contained a provision that 
the House did not have the constitutional authority to propose. 
Mr. Baird claimed that it ``. . . violates the United States 
Constitution which we were just sworn to uphold and defend. It 
does so by allowing a very limited number of Members, 
potentially only a handful, to constitute the House of 
Representatives.'' The provision of the resolution to which Mr. 
Baird referred to was the ``Provisional Quorum'' provision in 
the rules package which would allow the House to function in 
situations where large numbers of Members are incapacitated due 
to a catastrophic circumstance, such as a terrorist attack. The 
provisional quorum language included a number of safeguards to 
ensure that the House can continue to operate during times of 
turmoil and to ensure that democracy will be preserved. 
Chairman Dreier spoke against the point of order quoting 
Solicitor General Walter Dellinger, who had testified before 
the Rules Committee during the 108th Congress that, ``It is 
simply inconceivable that a Constitution established to provide 
for the common defense and promote the general welfare would 
leave the Nation unable to act in precisely the moment of 
greatest peril. No constitutional amendment is required to 
enact the proposed rule change because the Constitution as 
drafted permits the Congress to ensure the preservation of 
government.'' The Chair ruled that:

        As recorded in section 628 of the House Rules and 
        Manual, citing numerous precedents including volume 2 
        of Hinds' Precedents at sections 1318-1320, the Chair 
        does not determine the constitutionality of a 
        proposition or judge the constitutional competency of 
        the House to take a proposed action, nor does the Chair 
        submit such a question to the House as a question of 
        order. Rather, it is for the House to determine such a 
        question by its disposition of the proposition, such as 
        by voting on the question of its consideration, as 
        recorded in volume 2 of Hinds' Precedents of section 
        1255, or by voting on the question of its adoption, as 
        recorded in volume 2 of Hinds' Precedents at section 
        1320. The Chair would apply these precedents even 
        before the adoption of the Rules of the House as a 
        matter of general parliamentary law. As such, the House 
        may decide the issues raised by the gentleman by way of 
        the question of consideration of the resolution or the 
        question of adopting the resolution. The point of order 
        is not cognizable.

    Mr. Baird then asked for the question of consideration of 
the resolution to be to the House. The House agreed to the 
question of consideration by a vote of 224 to 192. Mr. DeLay 
then yielded control of his time to Rules Committee Chairman 
David Dreier.
    The rules package for the 109th Congress was the work 
product of many Members. During the initial stages of compiling 
the rules package in November of 2004, the Committee on Rules 
received 40 different proposals from both Democrats and 
Republicans. In addition to that, the committee staff had 
actively sought the input of the officers of the House, its 
committees and its caucuses to get their perspectives on the 
kinds of changes that would help to facilitate the work of the 
House. Two examples of changes coming from both the Majority 
and the Minority are a provision authored by Mrs. Jo Ann Davis 
of Virginia directing committees to review matters within their 
jurisdiction to ferret out duplicative government programs as 
part of their oversight planning at the beginning of each 
Congress, and a provision suggested by Mr. John Larson of 
Connecticut to conform the rules of the House to current law 
with regard to the 90-day preelection limit on franked mail.
    Other modifications to the House rules included: allowing 
the consideration of suspensions on Wednesdays, which was 
successful experimented with during the 108th Congress; 
elimination of the corrections calendar; allowing Members to 
make reference to the Senate and its members, so long as those 
references are confined to the question under debate and that 
they avoid personality; and the continuation of certain budget 
enforcement mechanisms from the 108th Congress.
    As noted above, in order to address concerns about 
maintaining the continuity of Congress and building on reforms 
made for such purpose in the 108th rules package, the 109th 
rules package included important provisions to allow the House 
to function in situations where large numbers of Members have 
been incapacitated. In the post-9/11 world it is very important 
that the House continue to expend a lot of time and energy 
dealing with the institutional challenges as well as the 
challenges that the Nation faces under such circumstances.
    The package also made a series of changes to the House 
ethics rules including two provisions suggested by the chairman 
and the ranking member of the Committee on Standards of 
Official Conduct, Mr. Hefley and Mr. Mollohan. First, the 
package clarified the rule on officially connected travel to 
allow a family member other than a spouse or child to travel 
with the Member at the sponsor's expense and, second, the 
package conformed the rules of the House to current law which 
allow the use of campaign funds to pay for certain official 
expenses, such as cell phones.
    The package also included two other provisions addressing 
House ethics rules. The first gave Members the same rights to 
choose their counsel before the Ethics Committee that they 
would have if they were a respondent in a court case. The 
second change addressed an inequity in the Standards Committee 
process requiring an investigative subcommittee if the chairman 
and ranking member do not act within 45 days. This change 
restored the presumption of innocence in the House ethics 
process.
    Arguably the most significant change in the 109th rules 
package was the creation of the new standing Committee on 
Homeland Security which represented a far-reaching and 
critically important part of the institution's overall 
strategic effort to protect the American people. The 9/11 
Commission unanimously called for the creation of a standing 
committee of the House with jurisdiction over homeland security 
functions. In the years previous the Congress had asked the 
American people to accept change in countless ways. Congress 
had mandated change at the Federal, State and local levels and 
asked for change from our allies and forced change upon our 
enemies. Congress responded to the need for change first with 
the enactment of the Homeland Security Act of 2002 and then 
with the formation of the Select Committee on Homeland 
Security. The change in House rule X, which governs the 
committees and their legislative jurisdictions, was a 
delicately crafted architecture. It created a primary committee 
while recognizing the other legitimate oversight roles of 
existing committees.
    The new committee was given jurisdiction over: the overall 
homeland security policy; the organization and administration 
of the Department of Homeland Security; the functions of the 
Department of Homeland Security relating to border and port 
security, except immigration policy and nonborder enforcement; 
customs, except customs revenue; the integration, analysis, and 
dissemination of homeland security information; domestic 
preparedness for, and collective response to, terrorism; 
research and development; and transportation security. Chairman 
Dreier placed additional legislative history in the 
Congressional Record pertaining to the new committee's 
jurisdiction.
    The package of changes for the 109th Congress was adopted 
by the House by a vote of 220 to 195, after defeating the 
motion to commit by a vote of 196 to 219, after agreeing to the 
previous question by a vote of 222 to 196. The package 
consisted of numerous minor and technical changes from the 
rules of the previous Congress, as well as those more 
significant changes mentioned above, which are summarized 
below.

  B. Summary of Substantive Changes Contained in H. Res. 5, Adopting 
                   House Rules for the 109th Congress

     Committee on Homeland Security. Created a standing 
Committee on Homeland Security, and granted it legislative and 
oversight jurisdiction. First, the Committee's jurisdiction 
included overall homeland security policy so that it could 
focus on national policies affecting the Federal government. 
Second, the jurisdiction included authority over the Department 
of Homeland Security (DHS)'s internal administration. Third, 
the Committee was given jurisdiction over functions of the DHS 
relating to six specified areas. These included: (A) Border and 
port security (except immigration policy and non-border 
enforcement); (B) Customs (except customs revenue); (C) 
Integration, analysis and dissemination of homeland security 
information; (D) Domestic preparedness for and collective 
response to terrorism; (E) Research and development; and (F) 
Transportation security. Additionally, the Committee was given 
broad oversight authority over government-wide homeland 
security matters. Finally, changes were made to the 
jurisdictions of three committees. First, the Committee on the 
Judiciary's jurisdiction was modified by adding new 
subparagraphs for Criminal law enforcement and Immigration 
policy and non-border enforcement. Second, the Committee on 
Transportation and Infrastructure's jurisdiction was modified 
to exclude transportation security by adding exceptions in two 
subparagraphs. Third, the Committee on Ways and Means' 
jurisdiction was modified by adding the word ``revenue'' to the 
clause containing customs. [Rule X]
     General oversight responsibilities. Insuring 
against duplicative programs. Added to the required list of 
content included in each standing committee's adopted oversight 
plan as submitted to the Committees on Government Reform and 
House Administration a review of Federal programs with a view 
to insuring against duplication of such programs. [Rule X, 
clause 2(d)(1)]
     Membership of Budget Committee. Permitted one 
member of the Budget committee majority and one member of the 
minority to be ``designated'' by the respective elected 
leaderships. Previous rules required such members to be 
``from'' elected leadership. [Rule X, clause 5(a)(2)]
     Rules Committee Organization. Authorized the 
chairman of the Committee on Rules to serve as chairman, 
notwithstanding the prohibition on serving more than three 
consecutive terms. [Rule X, clause 5(c)(2)]
     Privileged motions in committee. Recess subject to 
the call of the chair. Allowed for a privileged motion in 
committee to recess subject to the call of the chair for a 
period less than 24 hours. Previously only a motion to recess 
from day to day is privileged. [Rule XI, clause 1(a)(1)(B)]
     Motion to go to conference. Allowed committees to 
adopt a rule directing the chairman of the committee to offer a 
privileged motion to go to conference at any time the chairman 
deems it appropriate during a Congress. Previously a motion to 
request or agree to a conference with the Senate was privileged 
if the committee authorized the chairman to make such a motion. 
[Rule XI, clause 2(a)]
     Motion to suspend the rules. Extended suspension 
authority beyond Monday or Tuesday to include Wednesday. [Rule 
XV, clause 1(a)]
     Repeal of Corrections Calendar. Removed 
Corrections Calendar from the Standing Rules of the House. 
[Rule XV, clause 6]
     Allowing references to the Senate. Allowed remarks 
in debate to include references to the Senate or its Members. 
Remarks are to be confined to the question under debate, 
avoiding personality. [Rule XVII, clause 1]
     Provisional quorum. Provided for continuity of 
legislative operations in the House in the event of 
catastrophic circumstances. The rule allows for the House to 
conduct business with a provisional quorum only after a motion 
to compel members attendance, as prescribed under clause 5(a) 
of rule XX, has been disposed of and the following occur in 
sequence without the House adjourning: (A) A call of the House 
or a series of calls of the House totaling 72 hours without 
producing a quorum; (B) the Speaker, with the Minority and 
Majority Leaders, receive from the Sergeant-at-Arms (or his 
designee) a catastrophic quorum failure report and shall 
consult with the Minority and Majority Leaders on the contents 
of such report and shall announce the contents of such report 
to the House; and (C) A further call of the House or series of 
calls are conducted for a total of 24 hours without producing a 
quorum. A catastrophic quorum failure report is defined as a 
report advising that the inability of the House to establish a 
quorum is attributable to catastrophic circumstances involving 
natural disaster, attack, contagion, or similar calamity 
rendering Members incapable of being present. The report shall 
be prepared on the basis of the most authoritative information 
available after consultation with the Attending Physician, the 
Clerk and pertinent public health and law enforcement 
officials. A catastrophic quorum failure report shall describe 
the number of vacancies in the House, the names of Members 
considered to be incapacitated, the names of Members not 
incapacitated, but otherwise incapable of being present, and 
the names of Members unaccounted for. The report shall be 
updated every legislative day and such updates shall be made 
available to the House. [Rule XX, clause 5(c)]
     Postponement of certain votes. Added the motion to 
reconsider, tabling motions to reconsider and amendments 
reported from the Committee of the Whole among those votes the 
Speaker may postpone to a designated place in the legislative 
schedule within two additional legislative days. [Rule XX, 
clause (a)(2)]
     Allowing the use of campaign funds to pay for 
certain official expenses. Allowed Members to use campaign 
funds to pay certain, limited types of official expenses (e.g., 
handheld communication devices). This change conformed House 
Rules to current law (Sec. 105, P.L. 108-83), and mirrors Rules 
that took effect in the Senate in 2002. [Rule XXIV and Rule 
XXIII, clause 6(c)]
     Use of frank for mass mailings before an election. 
Amended the rule to conform to section 3210 of title 39 United 
States Code, stating that a mass mailing is not frankable when 
it is postmarked less than 90 days before the date of a primary 
or general election which he is a candidate for public office. 
Previously the rules stated 60 days. [Rule XXIV, clause 8]
     Gift rule on officially connected travel. Expanded 
the category of individuals who may accompany a Member or staff 
person on such a trip at the sponsor's expense to include a 
relative of the Member or the staff person. Under a provision 
of the previous gift rule (clause 5(b)(4)(D) of the House Rule 
XXV), a Member or staff person may be accompanied on a 
privately funded, officially connected trip, at the sponsor's 
expense, only by either his or her ``spouse or a child'', and 
not by any other relative. [Rule XXV, clause 5(b)(4)(D)]
     Due process for Members. Afforded Members the 
opportunity to be heard in the event the Standards Committee 
alleges the Member has violated or may have violated the Code 
of Conduct. Members may opt for either an adjudicatory 
proceeding or they can submit a response to the Committee 
report/letter with their response being made public with 
Committee report/letter. Under the previous rule, the Chairman 
and Ranking Member, or the Committee, could take action against 
a Member without a complaint, notice, or the opportunity to be 
heard. [Rule XI, clause 3]
     Restoring presumption of innocence. Provided that 
no action will be taken on a complaint unless the Chairman and 
Ranking Minority member of the Standards Committee, or the 
Committee itself, find within 45 days that further 
investigation is merited by the facts of the complaint, 
maintaining the presumption of innocence. Previously, if the 
Chairman and Ranking Minority Member took no action on a 
properly filed complaint within 45 days, the matter 
automatically goes to an investigative committee. [Rule XI, 
clause 3]
     Right to counsel. Provided that Members may select 
a counsel of their choice even if that counsel represents other 
Members. [Rule XI, clause 3]
     Technical and codifying changes. Technical and 
grammatical changes were made throughout the rules of the 
House.
     Continuation of budget enforcement mechanisms from 
the 108th. Clarified that section 306 of the Budget Act 
(prohibiting consideration of legislation within the Budget 
Committee's jurisdiction, unless reported by the Budget 
Committee) only applies to bills and joint resolutions and not 
to simple or concurrent resolutions. It also made a section 303 
point of order (requiring adoption of budget resolution before 
consideration of budget-related legislation) applicable to text 
made in order as an original bill by a special rule. Specified 
or minimum levels of compensation for Federal office were not 
to be considered as providing new entitlement authority. 
[Separate Order]
     Continuation of budget ``deeming'' resolution from 
the 2nd Session of the 108th Congress. Established that the 
provisions of the Senate Concurrent Resolution 95 of the 108th 
Congress would have effect in the 109th Congress until such 
time as a budget resolution for the fiscal year 2005 is 
adopted. [Separate Order]
     Extra subcommittees for Armed Services, 
International Relations, and Transportation & Infrastructure. A 
waiver of Rule X, clause 5(d), was granted for Armed Services 
and Transportation & Infrastructure for 6 subcommittees, and 
International Relations for 7 subcommittees in the 109th 
Congress. [Separate Order]
     Numbering of bills. In the 109th Congress, the 
first 10 numbers for bills (H.R. 1 through H.R. 10) were 
reserved for assignment by the Speaker to such bills as he may 
designate when introduced. [Separate Order]

                     III. COMMITTEE OVERSIGHT PLAN

    Pursuant to clause 2(d)(1) of rule X, the Committee met in 
public session on February 1, 2005 and adopted, by voice vote, 
an ambitious oversight plan for the 109th 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 developing a comprehensive oversight 
plan that reflects the jurisdictional reach of the committee, 
including the implementation of trade promotion authority, 
technology and its impact on the institution, and the 
Congressional Budget Act. It pledged to continue to work 
proactively on its legislative and oversight responsibilities, 
using its two subcommittees extensively in this effort.
    In its oversight plan for the 109th Congress, the Committee 
stressed its intention to conduct oversight efforts in a broad 
range of areas including an ongoing review of budget 
enforcement mechanisms to ensure fiscal discipline, the 
investigation of biennial budgeting as a viable budgeting 
proposal, a monitoring of the implementation of the Government 
Performance and Results Act, the use of dynamic scoring as a 
mechanism to ensure more accurate revenue and expenditure 
forecasting, the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act, and the review 
of the Congressional Review Act of 1996.
    The Committee reiterated the need to build on continued 
efforts to identify procedural vulnerabilities of Congress. 
Although the House adopted a rule to address the mass 
incapacitation of Members, the inquiry of the Committee on 
Rules on the Continuity of Congress is far from over. The 
Chairman of the Committee on Rules, Mr. Dreier, during the 
floor debate of H. Res. 5 (the rules package) on January 4, 
2005, announced that: ``The Committee on Rules intends to 
conduct further examination of the best way for the House to 
assure a continuity of government during a national emergency, 
and it is our hope that as we proceed with this work that 
further discussions will take place with the Members of that 
very distinguished panel, the Continuity Commission, which 
included our former colleague Senator Simpson, and Speakers 
Foley and Gingrich and former minority leader Bob Michel, Leon 
Panetta, [and] Kweisi Mfume. . .''
    In addition, the oversight plan asserted the need to 
thoroughly examine the potential benefits of new and evolving 
technologies to further enhance the continuity of Congress, 
while ensuring that a proper balance is struck between the 
requirement to improve security, the desire to enhance 
democracy and participation, and the need to maintain the 
deliberative traditions and representative nature of the 
institution. Lastly, the Rules Committee pledged to continue to 
review proposals to streamline the committee system and 
increase effective oversight.

               IV. COMMITTEE JURISDICTION AND ACTIVITIES


                            A. Introduction

    The jurisdictional mandate of the Committee on Rules is set 
forth in clause 1(m) of Rule X as follows:

    (m) Committee on Rules--
          (1) The rules and joint rules (other than those 
        relating to the Code of Official Conduct) and order of 
        business of the House.
          (2) Recesses and final adjournments of Congress.

    The special oversight function of the Committee is outlined 
in clause 3(I) of Rule X as follows:

          (I) The Committee on Rules shall review and study on 
        a continuing basis the Congressional budget process, 
        and the committee shall report its findings and 
        recommendations to the House from time to time.

    The jurisdictional mandate of the Committee for the 
purposes of this Survey of Activities is broken down into two 
subcategories: original jurisdiction matters and ``special 
rules'' (or 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. Original 
jurisdiction matters include all measures pertaining to the 
rules of the House, the budget process 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 procedures, 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 ten days of hearings and markups on five 
matters of original jurisdiction during the 109th Congress. 
These five measures were reported to the House for 
consideration, and were subsequently adopted by the House.
    The other subgroup of the Committee's jurisdictional 
mandate, referred to as order of business resolutions or 
`special rules,' is used by the Committee to direct the manner 
in which a bill or resolution will be considered by the House. 
``Special 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 controversies. These ``rules'' may also contain 
waivers of specific House rules or provisions in the 
Congressional Budget Act. It is sometimes necessary to waive 
the rules of the House in order to allow the House to consider 
all the facets of the particular issue or to facilitate the 
House resolving its differences with the Senate. Special rules 
also allow the House to consider measures according to the 
majority leadership's legislative scheduling priorities rather 
than the numerical order in which they were reported.
    During the 109th Congress, the Committee held 124 days of 
hearings pursuant to the 146 written requests received from 
Committee chairs seeking rules. In addition, there were four 
formal requests ultimately disposed of by procedures other than 
the Rules Committee (such as unanimous consent or suspension), 
and two 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 193 
rules: 138 rules provided for consideration of bills and 
resolutions, 25 dealt with conference reports, and 34 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 from the Committee 
on Rules).
    The Committee granted 22 open rules, 2 modified open rules, 
65 structured rules, and 49 closed rules. The Committee granted 
no waivers of specific sections of the Budget Act. The 
Committee granted 146 rules waiving points of order to permit 
consideration of either the underlying measure or matter made 
in order as original text, motions, or against the amendments 
made in order.
    In summary, the Committee on Rules reported 193 rules. Of 
these the House adopted 172, rejected none, and tabled 19. Two 
rules remained pending on the House Calendar when Congress 
adjourned in December of 2006. In addition, the Committee on 
Rules reported five original jurisdiction measures, which were 
ultimately adopted by the House and did not remain pending on 
the Union Calendar at the end of the 109th Congress.
    In addition to the full Committee's activities, the 
Subcommittee on Legislative and Budget Process and the 
Subcommittee on Technology and the House conducted studies 
concerning other matters within 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 chairman requesting that it 
hold a hearing and recommend a rule for 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 special 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 of jurisdiction or a designee 
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. It is 
often the case that Members wishing to testify in favor of or 
in opposition to a bill, amendment, or type of procedure may do 
so as part of a panel of witnesses.
    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 a 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, postponed, 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 Member 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 record or a division vote. In the 
past, most decisions of the Committee were made by voice vote, 
but in the last several Congresses there has been an increase 
in the number of record 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; in the 105th 
there were 104; in the 106th there were 119; in the 107th there 
were 176; in the 108th there were 326; and in the 109th there 
were 254.
    Once a special rule has been reported, the Majority 
Leader--working closely with the Speaker, the Rules Committee 
chairman, and the substantive committee chairman--decides upon 
an appropriate date and time for the consideration of the rule 
on the floor. Rules can be considered on the same day they are 
reported, if the House agrees to consideration of the rule 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. The Committee may occasionally report a rule 
waiving this requirement with respect to another rule.

                  3. TYPES OF SPECIAL ORDERS OR RULES

a. Background

    Table 1 in the Appendix categorizes all special rules 
granted by the Committee. These special rules are broken down 
into seventeen different categories dealing with all stages of 
the legislative process in the House.
    During the 109th Congress, the Rules Committee granted 
special rules that provided for specified amendment and debate 
structures, which assisted floor managers in managing the 
schedule and consideration of legislation, that resolved 
differences among and responded to the legislative actions of 
committees, and that addressed House-Senate relations. The 
explanations of these types of special rules and their methods 
of categorization are outlined below.

b. Categories of rules granted with amendment structures

    In categorizing special rules which specified an amendment 
structure, this report focuses only on those rules which 
provided for the initial consideration of bills, joint 
resolutions or budget resolutions and which provided for an 
amending process. Therefore, rules providing for general debate 
only, stopping short of consideration of the measure for 
amendment, or providing for consideration of a conference 
report (which are otherwise privileged and, under regular 
order, non-amendable) are not included in these categories. The 
amendment structure categories are as follows: (1) open rules, 
(2) modified open rules--requiring amendment pre-printing in 
the Congressional Record, (3) structured or modified closed 
rules, and (4) closed rules.
    (1) Open Rules: Under an open rule, 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 special rules that are often referred to as ``open 
plus.'' These rules allow the offering of any amendment 
normally in order under an open rule plus the consideration of 
any amendments for which waivers of points of order have been 
granted by the special rule.
    (2) Modified Open Rules (required amendment preprinting in 
the Congressional Record): This type of rule permits the 
offering of only those amendments preprinted 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 its consideration; and in 
other cases before the consideration of the bill for any 
amendment. In most cases these rules do not prohibit second 
degree amendments. Requiring that amendments be printed in 
advance of their consideration affords Members a better idea of 
the range of issues to be debated and voted on during 
consideration of the bill. This can particularly be true of 
bills or joint resolutions involving complex or confidential 
matters.
    (3) Structured or Modified Closed Rules: Under a structured 
or modified closed rule, the Rules Committee limits the 
amendments that may be offered to only those amendments 
designated in the special rule or in the Rules Committee report 
to accompany the rule, 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 will announce through a one minute speech on the floor 
of the House and through a ``Dear Colleague'' letter the 
intention of the Committee to hold a hearing on a measure and 
to review all amendments. The Chairman requests that Members 
provide the Rules 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.
    (4) Closed Rules: This type of rule is one under which no 
amendments may be offered other than amendments recommended by 
the committee reporting the bill. However, the Rules Committee 
is prohibited under the rules of the House from reporting a 
special rule providing for consideration of a bill or joint 
resolution that denies the minority the right to offer 
amendatory instructions in a motion to recommit if offered by 
the minority leader or a designee.

c. Categories of rules granted with certain floor management tools

    During the 109th Congress, special rules were often 
utilized to assist the Majority Leader in setting the Floor 
schedule of the House, as well as to equip committee chairman 
and ranking minority members with the special procedural tools 
necessary to efficiently manage the floor consideration of a 
bill. These categories include (1) expedited procedure rules, 
(2) suspension day rules, and (3) chairman's en bloc authority 
rules.
    (1) Expedited Procedure Rules: This type of rule waives 
clause 6(a) of rule XIII (requiring a two-thirds vote to 
consider a special rule on the same day it is reported from the 
Rules Committee) against certain resolutions reported from the 
Rules Committee. These rules generally specify the resolutions 
to which the waiver applies, as well as a defined time period 
for its application.
    (2) Suspension Day Rules: Under clause 1(a) of House Rule 
XV, it is in order on Monday and Tuesday of each week, and 
during the last six days of a session, for the Speaker to 
entertain motions to suspend the rules and pass legislation. 
This category of rule authorizes the Speaker to entertain 
motions to suspend the rules on days other than Mondays and 
Tuesdays. Generally, these rules provide that the object of any 
motion to suspend the rules be announced (sometimes with an 
hour or two notice) from the floor prior to its consideration 
and that the Speaker or his designee shall consult with the 
Minority Leader or his designee on the object of any suspension 
considered under the rule.
    (3) Chairman's En Bloc Authority Rules: This category of 
rule authorizes the chairman of a committee (usually the 
majority floor manager of the bill under consideration) or his 
designee to offer amendments en bloc consisting of amendments 
made in order by the special rule which have not earlier been 
disposed of, as well as germane modifications to any such 
amendments. With the exception of rules on appropriations bills 
(which permit en bloc amendments that do not increase budget 
authority or outlays in the bill), a Member seeking to offer 
amendments en bloc must obtain unanimous consent if they amend 
portions of the bill not yet open to amendment, unless a 
special rule authorizes several amendments to be offered and 
considered as a group. There is usually a specified time for 
divided debate on the amendment and a prohibition on amendments 
to and demands for a division of the question on the en bloc 
amendment. Generally, the original sponsor of the amendment 
must agree to having the amendment considered en bloc, and 
these rules generally provide that the original proponent of an 
amendment included in such an en bloc amendment may insert a 
statement in the Congressional Record immediately before the 
disposition of the en bloc amendment. Such a rule enables the 
floor manager to maximize efficiency and consensus while 
minimizing duplicative floor time and consideration.

d. Categories of rules granted to resolve differences among and 
        responding to the legislative actions of committees

    As the nexus of the legislative process in the House, the 
Rules Committee is often the institutional mechanism used to 
reconcile differences in legislative recommendations among 
multiple committees. Two often used, and often misunderstood, 
special rule features utilized to achieve these goals are (1) 
self-executing rules and (2) original text rules.
    (1) Self Executing Rules: This type of rule provides that, 
upon the adoption of the special rule, the text of a reported 
or introduced bill, as the case may be, is modified or amended 
in some specified manner. Therefore, the House's adoption of 
the rule itself has the effect of amending the underlying bill. 
Occasionally, a self-executing rule may also provide for the 
adoption of other unrelated measures or actions, such as 
adopting another simple resolution, bill, joint resolution or 
conference report. Self-executing rules may be utilized by the 
Rules Committee for a variety of reasons, including but not 
limited to: the correction of rule or Budget Act violations, 
the reconciling of multiple committee legislative 
recommendations, the elimination of procedural votes, the 
separation of policy issues or the complete redrafting of the 
legislation.
    (2) Original Text Rules: When a committee reports a 
measure, it will often favorably report the measure with a 
recommendation that an amendment or amendments be adopted by 
the full House. These amendments reflect the collegial action 
of the committee on that measure. This type of rule generally 
provides that the committee recommended amendment be adopted by 
the House and become the base text for the purpose of further 
amendment to the bill. This is often done to acknowledge the 
actions of the committee at the beginning of the consideration 
of a bill, and also to simplify the amendment process.

e. Categories of rules granted dealing with House-Senate relations

    While resolving differences with the Senate often involves 
privileged motions in the House, the Rules Committee is often 
called upon to expedite such procedural situations or to 
address unique procedural circumstances. The categories of such 
special rules are (1) Senate hook-up rules, (2) motion to go to 
conference rules, (3) disposition of Senate amendments rules, 
(4) conference report rules, and (5) engrossment of multiple 
measures rules.
    (1) Senate Hook-up Rules: The rules of the House provide 
for three methods of getting to conference with the Senate: (1) 
agreeing to a motion to go to conference by unanimous consent; 
(2) obtaining a special rule from the Rules Committee; or (3) 
receiving specific authorization from each committee which 
received an initial referral of and reported the bill (clause 1 
of Rule XX). Most often chairmen obtain conference authority 
from their committee at the time a bill is ordered reported. 
Most special rules allowing for a Senate hook-up provide that 
after passage of a House bill, it shall be in order to take a 
specific Senate bill from the Speaker's table, consider it in 
the House, and to move to strike all after the enacting clause 
and insert the text of the House bill as passed by the House. 
These special rules further provide that if the motion is 
adopted and the Senate bill, as amended, is passed, then it 
shall be in order to move that the House insist on its 
amendment and request a conference with the Senate. These hook-
up provisions can either be included in the original rule 
providing for consideration of the House bill or in a separate 
special rule only providing for the motion to go to conference.
    (2) Motion to go to Conference Rules: These special rules 
are those separate rules which only provide for the motion to 
go to conference with the Senate.
    (3) Disposition of Senate Amendment Rules: This type of 
rule generally provides for the consideration of a Senate 
amendment or amendments in the House and for a motion to concur 
in the Senate amendment with or without an amendment. These 
rules also usually specify a period of time for debate on the 
motion equally divided and controlled by the chairman and 
ranking minority member of the committee of jurisdiction, as 
well as any necessary waivers against consideration of either 
the Senate amendment or against the motion to concur.
    (4) Conference Report Rules: Under the standing rules of 
the House, conference reports are privileged matters. Unless 
the requirement is waived, House rules require that a 
conference report be available for at least three calendar days 
(excluding Saturdays, Sundays, and legal holidays) before it 
can be called up for consideration. After that time, because it 
is privileged, it can be called up at any time without a rule 
from the Rules Committee. However, if a conference report is in 
violation of a rule of the House or some extraordinary 
procedure for consideration of the report is desired, a special 
rule may be necessary for the conference report to be 
considered. Consequently, conference report rules generally 
provide waivers of all points of order against consideration of 
the conference report and provide that the conference report be 
considered as read, which effectively waives the three day 
availability requirement.
    It should be noted that points of order against a 
conference report lie against its consideration, not against 
individual provisions contained within the report. A conference 
report represents the collective agreement of the House and the 
Senate. Changing individual components of the agreement 
violates the sanctity of the agreement itself. Consequently, 
agreeing to a conference report is an all-or-nothing question. 
This is also the reason why, even as privileged matters, 
conference reports are not amendable on the floor of the House.
    (5) Engrossment of Multiple Measures Rules: These types of 
special rules generally provide for separate consideration and 
final passage votes on multiple bills, generally relating to a 
similar issue. The rule then instructs the House enrolling 
clerk to enroll the individually-passed bills into one bill 
before transmitting them to the Senate for consideration.

                4. FLOOR CONSIDERATION OF A SPECIAL RULE

    When the time comes to call up a special 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 privileged item, 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 a minority counterpart for the 
purposes of debate only. 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 adopted by voice vote.
    Since a rule is considered in the House under the hour 
rule, no amendments are in order unless the majority 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 109th Congress, the Committee on Rules reported 194 
rules. The House adopted 173 of these rules and tabled 19 
rules. During the 109th Congress, no rules were rejected by the 
House. There were 2 rules pending at the end of the 109th 
Congress.

a. Rules rejected by the House

    There were no rules rejected by the House during the 109th 
Congress.

b. Rules tabled by the House

    Pursuant to House Resolution 897, providing for 
consideration of the bill (H.R. 4761) to provide for 
exploration, development, and productions activities for 
mineral resources on the outer Continental Shelf, the following 
rules were laid on the table on June 29, 2006, by voice vote:
     House Resolution 162, providing for consideration 
of the bill (H.R. 1334) to amend title 28, United States Code, 
to provide for the removal to Federal court of certain State 
court cases involving the rights of incapacitated persons, and 
for other purpose.
     House Resolution 163, waiving a requirement of 
clause 6(a) of rule XIII with respect to the same day 
consideration of certain resolutions reported by the Rules 
Committee.
     House Resolution 181, waiving a requirement of 
clause 6(a) of rule XIII with respect to the same day 
consideration of certain resolutions reported by the Rules 
Committee.
     House Resolution 182, providing for consideration 
of the bill (S. 686) for the relief of the parents of Theresa 
Marie Schiavo.
     House Resolution 393, waiving a requirement of 
clause 6(a) of rule XIII with respect to the same day 
consideration of certain resolutions reported by the Rules 
Committee.
     House Resolution 395, providing for consideration 
of motions to suspend the rules.
     House Resolution 400, waiving a requirement of 
clause 6(a) of rule XIII with respect to the same day 
consideration of certain resolutions reported by the Rules 
Committee.
     House Resolution 401, providing for the 
consideration of the bill (H.R. 3514) to provide an extension 
of highway, highway safety, motor carrier safety, transit, and 
other programs funded out of the Highway Trust Fund pending 
enactment of a law reauthorizing the Transportation Equity Act 
for the 21st Century.
     House Resolution 468, waiving a requirement of 
clause 6(a) of rule XIII with respect to the same day 
consideration of certain resolutions reported by the Rules 
Committee.
     House Resolution 620, waiving a requirement of 
clause 6(a) of rule XIII with respect to the same day 
consideration of certain resolutions reported by the Rules 
Committee.
     House Resolution 542, providing for the 
consideration of the bill (H.R. 4241) to provide for 
reconciliation pursuant to section 201(a) of the concurrent 
resolution on the budget for fiscal year 2006, pursuant to 
House Resolution 558, providing for the consideration of the 
joint resolution (H.J. Res. 72) making further continuing 
appropriations for the fiscal year 2006, and for other 
purposes, was laid on the table on November 17, 2005, by a vote 
of 407-21.
    Pursuant to House Resolution 1046, waiving a requirement of 
clause 6(a) of rule XIII with respect to the same day 
consideration of certain resolutions reported by the Rules 
Committee, the following rules were laid on the table on 
September 28, 2006 by a vote of 227-191:
     House Resolution 654, waiving a requirement of 
clause 6(a) of rule XIII with respect to the same day 
consideration of certain resolutions reported by the Rules 
Committee.
     House Resolution 767, waiving a requirement of 
clause 6(a) of rule XIII with respect to the same day 
consideration of certain resolutions reported by the Rules 
Committee.
     House Resolution 878, providing for consideration 
of the bill (H.R. 9) to amend the Voting Rights Act of 1965, 
was laid on the table by a vote of 224-188 on June 27, 2006, 
pursuant to House Resolution 890, providing for consideration 
of the bill (H.R. 5672) making appropriations for Science, the 
Departments of State, Justice, and Commerce, and related 
agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2007, and for 
other purposes.
     House Resolution 924, providing for consideration 
of the bill (S. 2754) to derive human pluripotent stem cell 
lines using techniques that do not knowingly harm embryos, was 
laid on the table by a vote of 224-188 on July 27, 2006, 
pursuant to House Resolution 952, providing for consideration 
of the bill (H.R. 4157) to amend the Social Security Act to 
encourage the dissemination, security confidentiality, and 
usefulness of health information technology.
    Pursuant to House Resolution 1096, waiving a requirement of 
clause 6(a) of rule XIII with respect to the same day 
consideration of certain resolutions reported by the Rules 
Committee and providing for consideration of motions to suspend 
the rules, and for other purposes, the following rules were 
laid on the table on December 7, 2006, by a vote of 212-190:
     House Resolution 810, waiving a requirement of 
clause 6(a) of rule XIII with respect to the same day 
consideration of certain resolutions reported by the Rules 
Committee.
     House Resolution 939, providing for consideration 
of the bill (H.R. 1956) to regulate certain State taxation of 
interstate commerce, and for other purposes.
     House Resolution 951, waiving a requirement of 
clause 6(a) of rule XIII with respect to the same day 
consideration of certain resolutions reported by the Rules 
Committee.
     House Resolution 1047, providing for consideration 
of the bill (H.R. 4772) to simplify and expedite access to the 
Federal courts for injured parties whose rights and privileges 
under the United States Constitution have been deprived by 
final actions of Federal agencies or other government officials 
or entities acting under color of State law, and for other 
purposes.

c. Rules Pending

     House Resolution 1092, providing for consideration 
of the bill (H.R. 6346) to extend certain trade preference 
programs, to authorize the extension of non-discriminatory 
treatment (normal trade relations treatment) to the products of 
Vietnam, to modify temporarily certain rates of duty and make 
other technical amendments to the trade laws, and for other 
purposes.
     House Resolution 1093, waiving a requirement of 
clause 6(a) of rule XIII with respect to the same day 
consideration of certain resolutions reported by the Rules 
Committee.

                       6. WAIVERS OF HOUSE RULES

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

        Rule XXI, clause 2--Prohibiting unauthorized appropriations, reappropriations or legislative provisions in a general appropriations bill

H. Res. 151.........................  H.R. 1268..........................  Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act for Defense,     B
                                                                            the Global War on Terror, and Tsunami Relief, 2005.
H. Res. 278.........................  H.R. 2360..........................  Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2006.  B
H. Res. 315.........................  H.R. 2863..........................  Department of Defense Appropriations Act, FY 2006........  B
H. Res. 287.........................  H.R. 2361..........................  Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related       B
                                                                            Agencies Appropriations Act, 2006.
H. Res. 341.........................  H.R. 3057..........................  Foreign Operations Export Financing, and Related Programs  B
                                                                            Appropriations Act, 2005.
H. Res. 342.........................  H.R. 3058..........................  Transportation, Treasury, Housing and Urban Development,   B
                                                                            the Judiciary, the District of Columbia, and Independent
                                                                            Agencies Appropriations Act, FY 2006.
H. Res. 818.........................  H.R. 5386..........................  Making appropriations for the Department of the Interior,  B
                                                                            environment, and related agencies for the fiscal year
                                                                            ending September 30, 2006, and for other purposes.
H. Res. 821.........................  H.R. 5385..........................  Military Construction, Military Quality of Life and        B
                                                                            Veterans Affairs Appropriation Act for Fiscal Year 2007.
H. Res. 830.........................  H.R. 5384..........................  Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug              B
                                                                            Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act
                                                                            for Fiscal Year 2007.
H. Res. 832.........................  H.R. 5427..........................  Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act, 2007....  B
H. Res. 836.........................  H.R. 5441..........................  Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2007.  B
H. Res. 849.........................  H.R. 5521..........................  Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2007..............  B
H. Res. 851.........................  H.R. 5522..........................  Foreign Operations, Export Finance, and Related Programs   B
                                                                            Appropriations Act, 2007.
H. Res. 865.........................  H.R. 5576..........................  Transportation, Treasury, HUD, Judiciary, DC               B
                                                                            Appropriations Act, 2007.
H. Res. 877.........................  H.R. 5631..........................  Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2007...........  B
H. Res. 890.........................  H.R. 5672..........................  Science, State, Justice, Commerce Appropriations Act,      B
                                                                            2007.


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)

    There were no specific waivers of the Budget Act in the 
109th Congress.

                     8. WAIVING ALL POINTS OF ORDER

    The following compilation identifies House Resolutions 
reported by the Committee on Rules which waived all points of 
order against consideration of a bill, text, resolution, 
motion, or conference report. There is also an indication 
whether the waiver applies to the bill (B), original text (OT), 
an amendment (A), a motion (M), or a conference report (CR).

H. Res. 42........................  H.R. 54...........................  Congressional Gold Medal Enhancement Act of 2005.......  A
H. Res. 71........................  H.R. 418..........................  REAL ID Act of 2005-General Debate.....................  B
H. Res. 75........................  H.R. 418..........................  REAL ID Act of 2005-Further Debate/Amendments..........  A
H. Res. 95........................  H.R. 310..........................  Broadcast Decency Enforcement Act of 2005..............  A, B
H. Res. 96........................  S. 5..............................  Class Action Fairness Act of 2005......................  A, B
H. Res. 125.......................  H.R. 841..........................  Continuity in Representation Act of 2005...............  OT, A
H. Res. 126.......................  H.R. 27...........................  Job Training Improvement Act of 2005...................  A
H. Res. 140.......................  H.R. 3............................  Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (1st       A, B
                                                                         rule).
H. Res. 144.......................  H.R. 3............................  Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (2nd       A
                                                                         rule).
H. Res. 151.......................  H.R. 1268.........................  Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act for Defense,   B
                                                                         the Global War on Terror, and Tsunami Relief, 2005.
H. Res. 154.......................  H. Con. Res. 95...................  Concurrent Resolution on the Budget for Fiscal Year      A, B
                                                                         2006.
H. Res. 162.......................  H.R. 1334.........................  Protection of Incapacitated Persons Act of 2005........  B
H. Res. 182.......................  S. 686............................  For the Relief of the Parents of Theresa Marie Schiavo.  B
H. Res. 202.......................  H.R. 8............................  Death Tax Repeal Permanency Act of 2005................  A
H. Res. 211.......................  S. 256............................  Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act  B
                                                                         of 2005.
H. Res. 219.......................  H.R. 6............................  Energy Policy Act of 2005..............................  A, B
H. Res. 235.......................  H. Res. 22........................  Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives     B
                                                                         that American small businesses are entitled to a Small
                                                                         Business Bill of Rights.
H. Res. 236.......................  H.R. 748..........................  Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act.............  A, B
H. Res. 248.......................  H. Con. Res. 95...................  Concurrent Resolution on the Budget for Fiscal Year      CR
                                                                         2006--CONFERENCE REPORT.
H. Res. 254.......................  H.R. 366..........................  Vocational and Technical Education for the Future Act..  A, B
H. Res. 255.......................  H.R. 1185.........................  Federal Deposit Insurance Reform Act of 2005...........  B
H. Res. 268.......................  H.R. 1279.........................  Gang Deterrence and Community Protection Act of 2005...  A, B
H. Res. 269.......................  H.R. 1544.........................  Faster and Smarter Funding for First Responders Act of   A, B
                                                                         2005.
H. Res. 278.......................  H.R. 2360.........................  Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act,      B
                                                                         2006.
H. Res. 283.......................  H.R. 1817.........................  Department of Homeland Security Authorization Act for    A, B
                                                                         Fiscal Year 2006.
H. Res. 287.......................  H.R. 2361.........................  Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related     B
                                                                         Agencies Appropriations Act, 2006.
H. Res. 315.......................  H.R. 2863.........................  Department of Defense Appropriations Act, FY 2006......  B
H. Res. 330.......................  H.J. Res. 10......................  Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the        A, B
                                                                         United States authorizing the Congress to prohibit the
                                                                         physical desecration of the Flag of the United States.
H. Res. 331.......................  H.R. 2475.........................  Intelligence Authorization Act, 2006...................  A, B
H. Res. 341.......................  H.R. 3057.........................  Foreign Operations Export Financing, and Related         B
                                                                         Agencies Programs Appropriations Act, 2006.
H. Res. 342.......................  H.R. 3058.........................  Transportation, Treasury, Housing and Urban              B
                                                                         Development, the Judiciary, the District of Columbia,
                                                                         and Independent Agencies Appropriations Act, FY 2006.
H. Res. 346.......................  H.R. 2864.........................  Water Resources Development Act of 2005................  A, B, OT
H. Res. 351.......................  H.R. 739..........................  Occupational Safety and Health Small Business Day in     B
                                                                         Court Act of 2005.
                                    H.R. 740..........................  Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission
                                                                         Efficiency Act of 2005.
                                    H.R. 741..........................  Occupational Safety and Health Independent Review of
                                                                         OSHA Citation Act of 2005.
                                    H.R. 742..........................  Occupational Safety and Health Small Employer Access to
                                                                         Justice Act of 2005.
H. Res. 365.......................  H.R. 2601.........................  Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 2006-  A, B, OT
                                                                         07.
H. Res. 369.......................  H.R. 3199.........................  USA PATRIOT and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2005.......  A, B, OT
H. Res. 370.......................  H.R. 3070.........................  National Aeronautics and Space Administration            A, B, OT
                                                                         Authorization Act of 2005.
H. Res. 379.......................  H.R. 525..........................  Small Business Health Fairness Act of 2005.............  A, B
H. Res. 380.......................  H.R. 22...........................  Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act..............  A, B, OT
H. Res. 385.......................  H.R. 5............................  Help Efficient, Accessible, Low-Cost, Timely Healthcare  B
                                                                         (HEALTH) Act of 2005.
H. Res. 386.......................  H.R. 3045.........................  Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free    B
                                                                         Trade Agreement Implementation Act.
H. Res. 387.......................  H.R. 3283.........................  United States Trade Rights Enforcement Act.............  B
H. Res. 392.......................  H.R. 2361.........................  Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related     CR
                                                                         Agencies Appropriations Act, 2006--CONFERENCE REPORT.
H. Res. 396.......................  H.R. 2985.........................  Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2006--CONFERENCE  CR
                                                                         REPORT.
H. Res. 401.......................  H.R. 3514.........................  To provide an extension of highway, highway safety,      B
                                                                         motor carrier safety, transit, and other programs
                                                                         funded out of the Highway Trust Fund pending enactment
                                                                         of a law reauthorizing the Transportation Equity Act
                                                                         for the 21st Century.
H. Res. 436.......................  H.R. 3132.........................  Children's Safety Act of 2005..........................  B
H. Res. 439.......................  H.R. 437..........................  A resolution to establish the Select Bipartisan          B
                                                                         Committee to investigate the Preparation for and
                                                                         Response to Hurricane Katrina.
H. Res. 440.......................  H.R. 889..........................  Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Act of 2005....  B, OT
H. Res. 451.......................  H.R. 250..........................  Manufacturing Technology Competitiveness Act of 2005...  A, B, OT
H. Res. 455.......................  H.R. 2123.........................  School Readiness Act of 2005...........................  A, B
H. Res. 462.......................  H.R. 3402.........................  Department of Justice Appropriations Act, FY 2006-09...  A, B, OT
H. Res. 469.......................  H.J. Res. 68......................  Making continuing appropriations for the fiscal year     B
                                                                         2006, and for other purposes.
H. Res. 470.......................  H.R. 3824.........................  Threatened and Endangered Species Recovery Act of 2005.  A, B, OT
H. Res. 474.......................  H.R. 2360.........................  Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of    CR
                                                                         Fiscal Year 2006--CONFERENCE REPORT.
H. Res. 481.......................  H.R. 3893.........................  Gasoline for America's Security Act of 2005............  A, B
H. Res. 493.......................  S. 397............................  Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act..............  B
H. Res. 494.......................  H.R. 554..........................  Personal Responsibility in Food Consumption Act of 2005  A, B
H. Res. 508.......................  H.R. 420..........................  Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act of 2005....................  A, B
H. Res. 509.......................  H.R. 1461.........................  Federal Housing Finance Reform Act of 2005.............  A, B, OT
H. Res. 520.......................  H.R. 2744.........................  Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug            CR
                                                                         Administration and Related Agencies Appropriations
                                                                         Act, 2006--CONFERENCE REPORT.
H. Res. 527.......................  H.R. 4128.........................  Private Property Rights Protection Act of 2006.........  A, B
H. Res. 532.......................  H.R. 3057.........................  Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related        CR
                                                                         Programs Appropriations Act, 2006--CONFERENCE REPORT.
H. Res. 538.......................  H.R. 2862.........................  Science, State, Justice, Commerce, and Related Agencies  CR
                                                                         Act, 2006--CONFERENCE REPORT.
H. Res. 539.......................  H.R. 2419.........................  Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act, 2006--  CR
                                                                         CONFERENCE REPORT.
H. Res. 540.......................  H.R. 1751.........................  Secure Access to Justice and Court Protection Act of     A, B. OT
                                                                         2005.
H. Res. 542.......................  H.R. 4241.........................  Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 (1st rule)...............  B
H. Res. 553.......................  H.R. 1065.........................  United States Boxing Commission Act....................  A, B, OT
H. Res. 558.......................  H. J. Res. 72.....................  Making further continuing appropriations for the fiscal  B
                                                                         year 2006, and for other purposes.
H. Res. 559.......................  H.R. 3010.........................  Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related  CR
                                                                         Agencies Appropriations Act, FY 2006--CONFERENCE
                                                                         REPORT.
H. Res. 560.......................  H.R. 4241.........................  Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 (2nd Rule)...............  B, M
H. Res. 564.......................  H.R. 2528.........................  Military Quality of Life and Veterans Affairs and        CR
                                                                         Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2006--CONFERENCE
                                                                         REPORT.
H. Res. 565.......................  H.R. 3058.........................  Departments of Transportation, Treasury, Housing and     CR
                                                                         Urban Development, the Judiciary, the District of
                                                                         Columbia, and Independent Agencies Appropriations Act,
                                                                         2006--CONFERENCE REPORT.
H. Res. 583.......................  H.R. 4340.........................  United States-Bahrain Free Trade Agreement               B
                                                                         Implementation Act.
H. Res. 588.......................  H.R. 4297.........................  Tax Relief Extension Reconciliation Act of 2005........  A, B
H. Res. 595.......................  H.R. 3199.........................  USA Patriot Improvement and Reauthorization Act of       CR
                                                                         2005--CONFERENCE REPORT.
H. Res. 596.......................  H.R. 3010.........................  Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and     CR
                                                                         Related Agencies Appropriations Act, FY 2006--
                                                                         CONFERENCE REPORT.
H. Res. 602.......................  H.R. 2830.........................  Pension Protection Act of 2005.........................  B
H. Res. 610.......................  H.R. 4437.........................  Border Protection, Antiterrorism, and Illegal            A, B
                                                                         Immigration Control Act of 2005 (1st Rule).
H. Res. 619.......................  H. Res. 612.......................  Expressing the Commitment of the House of                B
                                                                         Representatives to Achieving Victory in Iraq.
H. Res. 621.......................  H.R. 4437.........................  Border Protection, Antiterrorism, and Illegal            A
                                                                         Immigration Control Act of 2005 (2nd Rule).
H. Res. 639.......................  H.R. 2863.........................  Department of Defense Appropriations Act, FY 2006--      CR
                                                                         CONFERENCE REPORT.
H. Res. 640.......................  S. 1932...........................  Deficit Control Act of 2005--CONFERENCE REPORT.........  CR
H. Res. 702.......................  H.R. 4167.........................  National Uniformity for Food Act of 2005 (1st rule)....  B
H. Res. 710.......................  H.R. 4167.........................  National Uniformity for Food Act of 2005 (2nd rule)....  A
H. Res. 713.......................  H.R. 2829.........................  Office of National Drug Control Policy Reauthorization   A, B
                                                                         Act of 2005.
H. Res. 725.......................  H.R. 4939.........................  Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act for Defense,   B
                                                                         the Global War on Terror, and Hurricane Recovery, 2006.
H. Res. 741.......................  H.R. 609..........................  College Access and Opportunity Act of 2005 (1st rule)..  A, B, OT
H. Res. 742.......................  H.R. 609..........................  College Access and Opportunity Act of 2005 (2nd rule)..  A
H. Res. 755.......................  H.R. 513..........................  527 Reform Act of 2005.................................  B
H. Res. 766.......................  H. Con. Res. 376..................  Concurrent Resolution on the Budget for Fiscal Year      B
                                                                         2007--General Debate Rule.
H. Res. 774.......................  H.R. 5020.........................  Intelligence Authorization Act for FY 2007.............  A, B, OT
H. Res. 783.......................  H.R. 4975.........................  Lobbying Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006...  A, B, OT
H. Res. 789.......................  H.R. 4954.........................  Security and Accountability For Every (SAFE) Port......  A, B, OT
H. Res. 805.......................  H.R. 4297.........................  The Tax Increase Prevention and Reconciliation Act of    CR
                                                                         2005--CONFERENCE REPORT.
H. Res. 806.......................  H.R. 5122.........................  National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2007  A, B, OT
                                                                         (1st Rule).
H. Res. 811.......................  H.R. 5122.........................  National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2007  A
                                                                         (2nd Rule).
H. Res. 817.......................  H. Con. Res. 376..................  Concurrent Resolution on the Budget for Fiscal Year      A
                                                                         2007 (2nd rule).
H. Res. 818.......................  H.R. 5386.........................  Making appropriations for the Department of the          B
                                                                         Interior, environment, and related agencies for the
                                                                         fiscal year ending September 30, 2006, and for other
                                                                         purposes.
H. Res. 821.......................  H.R. 5385.........................  Military Construction, Military Quality of Life and      B
                                                                         Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year
                                                                         2007.
H. Res. 832.......................  H.R. 5427.........................  Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act for      B
                                                                         Fiscal Year 2007.
H. Res. 835.......................  H.R. 5429.........................  American-Made Energy and Good Jobs Act.................  B
H. Res. 836.......................  H.R. 5441.........................  Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act,      B
                                                                         2007.
H. Res. 849.......................  H.R. 5521.........................  Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2007............  A, B
H. Res. 850.......................  H.R. 5252.........................  Communications Opportunity, Promotion, and Enhancement   A, B
                                                                         Act of 2006.
H. Res. 851.......................  H.R. 5522.........................  Foreign Operations, Export Finance, and Related          B
                                                                         Programs Appropriations Act, 2007.
H. Res. 857.......................  H.R. 4939.........................  Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act for Defense,   CR
                                                                         The Global War on Terror, and Hurricane Recovery,
                                                                         2006--CONFERENCE REPORT.
H. Res. 865.......................  H.R. 5576.........................  Transportation, Treasury, HUD, Judiciary, DC             B
                                                                         Appropriations Act, 2007.
H. Res. 868.......................  H. Res. 861.......................  Declaring that the United States will complete the       B
                                                                         mission in Iraq and prevail in the Global War on
                                                                         Terror, the struggle to protect freedom from the
                                                                         terrorist adversary.
H. Res. 877.......................  H.R. 5631.........................  Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2007.........  B
H. Res. 878.......................  H.R. 9............................  Fannie Lou Hamer, Rosa Parks, Coretta Scott King Voting  A, B
                                                                         Rights Reauthorization Act of 2006 (1st Rule).
H. Res. 885.......................  H.R. 5638.........................  Permanent Estate Tax Relief Act of 2006................  B
H. Res. 886.......................  H.R. 4890.........................  Legislative Line Item Veto Act of 2006.................  B
H. Res. 890.......................  H.R. 5672.........................  Science, State, Justice, Commerce Appropriations Act,    B
                                                                         2007.
H. Res. 891.......................  H.R. 4973.........................  Flood Insurance Reform and Modernization Act of 2006...  A, B
H. Res. 896.......................  H. Res. 895.......................  Supporting intelligence and law enforcement programs to  B
                                                                         track terrorists and terrorist finances conducted
                                                                         consistent with Federal law and with appropriate
                                                                         Congressional consultation and specifically condemning
                                                                         the disclosure and publication of classified
                                                                         information that impairs the international fight
                                                                         against terrorism and needlessly exposes Americans to
                                                                         the threat of further terror attacks by revealing a
                                                                         crucial method by which terrorists are traced through
                                                                         their finances.
H. Res. 897.......................  H.R. 4761.........................  Deep Ocean Energy Resources Act of 2006................  A, B, OT
H. Res. 906.......................  H.R. 2990.........................  Credit Rating Agency Duopoly Relief Act of 2006........  A, B
H. Res. 907.......................  H.R. 4411.........................  Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006.....  A, B
H. Res. 910.......................  H.R. 9............................  Fannie Lou Hamer, Rosa Parks, and Coretta Scott King     A, B
                                                                         Voting Rights Reauthorization and Amendments Act of
                                                                         2006 (2nd Rule).
H. Res. 918.......................  H. J. Res. 88.....................  Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the        B
                                                                         United States relating to Marriage.
H. Res. 920.......................  H.R. 2389.........................  Pledge Protection Act of 2005..........................  A, B
H. Res. 924.......................  S. 2754...........................  Alternative Pluripotent Stem Cell Therapies Enhancement  B
                                                                         Act.
H. Res. 925.......................  H.R. 5684.........................  United States-Oman Free Trade Agreement Implementation   B
                                                                         Act.
H. Res. 939.......................  H.R. 1956.........................  Business Activity Tax Simplification Act of 2006.......  B
H. Res. 946.......................  S. 250............................  Vocational and Technical Education for the Future Act--  CR
                                                                         CONFERENCE REPORT.
H. Res. 947.......................  H.R. 5682.........................  United States and India Nuclear Cooperation Promotion    A, B
                                                                         Act of 2006.
H. Res. 952.......................  H.R. 4157.........................  Health Information Technology Promotion Act of 2005....  A, B
H. Res. 966.......................  H.R. 5970.........................  Estate Tax and Extension of Tax Relief Act of 2006.....  B
                                    H.R. 4............................  Pension Protection Act of 2006.........................  .......................
H. Res. 981.......................  H.R. 503..........................  To amend the Horse Protection Act to prohibit the        A, B
                                                                         shipping, transporting, moving, delivering, receiving,
                                                                         possessing, purchasing, selling, or donation of horses
                                                                         and other equines to be slaughtered for human
                                                                         consumption, and for other purposes.
H. Res. 996.......................  H. Res. 994.......................  Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives on  B
                                                                         the fifth anniversary of the terrorist attacks
                                                                         launched against the United States on September 11,
                                                                         2001.
H. Res. 997.......................  H.R. 2965.........................  Federal Prison Industries Competition in Contracting     A, B
                                                                         Act.
H. Res. 1002......................  H.R. 6061.........................  Secure Fence Act of 2006...............................  B
H. Res. 1015......................  H.R. 4844.........................  Federal Election Integrity Act.........................  B
H. Res. 1018......................  H.R. 6094.........................  Community Protection Act of 2006.......................  B
                                    H.R. 6095.........................  Immigration Law Enforcement Act of 2006................  .......................
                                    H.R. 4830.........................  Border Tunnel Prevention Act of 2006...................  .......................
H. Res. 1037......................  H.R. 5631.........................  Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2007--         CR
                                                                         CONFERENCE REPORT.
H. Res. 1038......................  H.R. 2679.........................  Public Expressions of Religion Act of 2005.............  B
H. Res. 1039......................  S. 403............................  Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act.............  B
H. Res. 1042......................  H.R. 6166.........................  Military Commissions Act of 2006.......................  B
H. Res. 1047......................  H.R. 4772.........................  Private Property Rights Implementation Act of 2006.....  B
H. Res. 1052......................  H.R. 5825.........................  Electronic Surveillance Modernization Act..............  B
H. Res. 1054......................  H.R. 5441.........................  Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2007--CONFERENCE   CR, B
                                                                         REPORT.
                                    S. 3930...........................
                                    H.R. 4772.........................  Military Commissions Act of 2006. Private Property       .......................
                                                                         Rights Implementation Act of 2006.
H. Res. 1062......................  H.R. 5122.........................  National Defense Authorization Act, 2007--CONFERENCE     CR
                                                                         REPORT.
H. Res. 1092......................  H.R. 6346.........................  To extend certain trade preference programs, to          B
                                                                         authorize the extension of nondiscriminatory treatment
                                                                         (normal trade relations treatment) to the products of
                                                                         Vietnam, to modify temporarily certain rates of duty
                                                                         and make other technical amendments to the trade laws,
                                                                         and for other purposes.
H. Res. 1099......................  H.R. 6111.........................  To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide    M
                                                                         that the Tax Court may review claims for equitable
                                                                         innocent spouse relief and to suspend the running on
                                                                         the period of limitations while such claims are
                                                                         pending.
H. Res. 1100......................  H.R. 6406.........................  To modify temporarily certain rates of duty and make     B
                                                                         other technical amendments to the trade laws, to
                                                                         extend certain trade preference programs, and for
                                                                         other purposes.
H. Res. 1101......................  H.R. 5682.........................  Henry J. Hyde United States and India Nuclear            CR
                                                                         Cooperation Promotion Act of 2006--CONFERENCE REPORT.
H. Res. 1105......................  H.J. Res. 102.....................  Making further continuing appropriations for the fiscal  B
                                                                         year 2007, and for other purposes.


                    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 109th 
Congress. The list identifies the measures by number and title. 
It also includes the action and date the action was taken by 
the Committee and by the House.

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                 Bill                           Title                   Reported                  Status
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1. H. Res. 648.......................  To eliminate floor       Bill reported 1/31/2006  Passed House 2/1/2006.
                                        privileges and access
                                        to Member exercise
                                        facilities for
                                        registered lobbyists
                                        who are Former Members
                                        or Officers of the
                                        House.
2. H.R. 4975.........................  Lobbying Accountability  Bill reported 4/25/      Passed House 5/3/2006.
                                        and Transparency Act     2006..
                                        of 2006.
3 H.R. 4890..........................  Legislative Line-Item    Bill reported 6/19/2006  Passed House 6/22/2006.
                                        Veto Act of 2006.
4. H. Res. 1000......................  Providing for            Bill reported 9/13/2006  Passed House 9/14/2006
                                        earmarking reform in
                                        the House of
                                        Representatives.
5. H. Res. 437.......................  To establish the Select  Bill reported 9/14/2006  Passed House 9/15/2006.
                                        Bipartisan Committee
                                        to Investigate the
                                        Preparation for and
                                        Response to Hurricane
                                        Katrina.
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            2. ORIGINAL JURISDICTION FULL COMMITTEE HEARINGS

a. Lobbying reform: Accountability through transparency

    On March 2, 2006, the Committee began a series of hearings 
on how the House could change its rules to provide greater 
transparency and accountability regarding the institution's 
interaction with outside groups and lobbyists.
    Testifying at the hearing were: (1) The Honorable Karen 
Haas, Clerk, U.S. House of Representatives; (2) The Honorable 
James Bacchus, Former Member of Congress, Chairman Global Trade 
Practice Group, Greenberg Traurig, LLP; (3) Dr. Thomas Mann, 
Ph.D., Senior Fellow Brookings Institution; (4) Mr. Paul 
Miller, President, American League of Lobbyists; (5) Dr. Norman 
Ornstein, Ph.D., Resident Scholar, American Enterprise 
Institute; (6) Dr. James Thurber, Ph.D., Distinguished 
Professor of Government and Director of the Center for 
Congressional and Presidential Studies, American University; 
and (7) Mr. Fred Wertheimer, President, Democracy 21.
    At the hearing, Members considered a range of issues, 
including: (1) how lobbying has changed over time; (2) whether 
the prosecution and guilty plea of Jack Abramoff is instructive 
to the House as it considers lobbying reform; (3) how the 
Office of the Clerk handles lobbying disclosure and reporting; 
(4) how the lobbying process can be made more transparent to 
the American people; (5) what issues were uncovered in the 
recent mandatory electronic filing of lobbying disclosure 
forms; (6) how the House and Senate lobbyist reporting systems 
can be streamlined and improved; (7) what the best options are 
for increasing enforcement of restrictions on lobbying; (8) how 
the referral process to the Department of Justice has worked in 
practice; and (9) whether there a need for lobbyists to 
increase standards within their profession, such as by 
expanding their existing code of conduct into a self-regulating 
organization (SRO).

b. Lobbying reform: Reforming the gift and travel rules

    On March 9, 2006, the Committee held a second day of 
hearings to continue its comprehensive review of lobbying 
matters. The hearing focused on the current gift and travel 
rules for the House of Representatives as well as ideas for 
their reform.
    Testifying at the hearing were: (1) The Honorable Mickey 
Edwards, Former Member of Congress, Director, Aspen Institute-
Rodel Fellowships in Public Leadership and Lecturer of Public & 
International Affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton 
University; (2) Mr. Robert Bauer, Firmwide Chair, Political Law 
Practice, Perkins Coie, LLP; (3) Mr. William Daroff, Vice 
President for Public Policy and Director of the Washington 
Office, United Jewish Communities; (4) Mr. Michael G. Franc, 
Vice President, Government Relations, The Heritage Foundation; 
(5) Mr. Robert Hynes, Principal, Colling Murphy Swift Hynes and 
Former Minority Counsel, House Rules Committee.
    At the hearing, Members considered a range of issues, 
including: (1) how lobbying has changed over time; (2) whether 
the current gift and travel rules protect the House, and its 
Members and employees, from situations which could give the 
appearance of impropriety; (3) whether the current gift and 
travel rules are understandable; (4) how the gift and travel 
rules could be made more clear; (5) how the current disclosure 
system for gifts could be improved; (6) whether it is in the 
public interest for Members and staff to travel on fact 
finding, educational, or charitable trips; (7) what parameters 
are necessary in order to protect from impropriety and the 
appearance of impropriety any privately funded travel; and (8) 
how the disclosure and approval systems for privately funded 
travel can be improved.

c. Lobbying reform: Accountability through transparency

    On March 30, 2006, the Committee held a third day of 
hearings to listen to the perspectives of current Members of 
the House of Representatives on H.R. 4975, the Lobbying 
Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006.
    Testifying at the hearing were the following current 
Members of Congress: (1) Mr. Shays; (2) Mr. Buyer; (3) Mrs. 
Wilson of New Mexico; (4) Mr. Kirk; (5) Mrs. Schmidt; (6) Mr. 
Obey; (7) Mr. Frank of Massachusetts; (8) Mr. Cardin; (9) Mr. 
Price of North Carolina; (10) Mr. Meehan; (11) Mr. Blumenauer; 
(12) Mr. Doggett; (13) Mr. Allen; (14) Mr. Baird; (15) Mr. 
Emanuel; and (16) Ms. Bean.

        3. ORIGINAL JURISDICTION MEASURES REPORTED OR DISCHARGED

a. Lobbying Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006 (H.R. 4975)

    Introduced by Mr. Dreier on March 16, 2006, this was the 
House Leadership's bill to provide greater accountability and 
transparency with respect to lobbying activities, to protect 
the institution of the legislative branch of government, and to 
maintain the First Amendment rights of all Americans to 
petition their government. The bill was referred to the 
Committees on the Judiciary, Rules, House Administration, 
Ethics, & Government Reform. The Committee held three original 
jurisdiction hearings on lobbying reform and received numerous 
suggestions from Members of Congress. The Committee on the 
Judiciary also held a Subcommittee hearing on this legislation. 
All of the committees of jurisdiction held markups of the bill 
during the week of April 3, 2006, and all of the committees 
ordered the bill favorably reported.
    H.R. 4975 improved the current disclosure regime under the 
Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995 to provide more complete 
disclosures regarding lobbying activity, and required that they 
be made electronically and rapidly made available in a 
searchable format on the Internet to ensure public access. The 
bill also vested audit authority over those disclosures in the 
House Inspector General; the first time anyone has been given a 
mandate to regularly review these disclosures for accuracy.
    The bill also made several improvements to the 
institutional functions of the House, including addressing 
potential conflicts arising from employment negotiations of 
Members, making an explicit prohibition on the linkage of 
official actions to partisan employment decisions by outside 
entities, and addressing potential problems in the current 
rules governing acceptance of gifts and privately funded travel 
by Members, officers, and employees of the House. The bill also 
included provisions addressing the potential for a Member 
convicted of certain felonies to face the loss of Government 
contributions to his or her Congressional pension. The bill 
also established a new regime for ethics training for House 
employees and ensures that the Committee on Standards of 
Official Conduct maintains up to date information regarding the 
rules and standards which comprise the ethical principles for 
conduct in the House.
    The bill additionally included a new rule requiring the 
disclosure of earmarks in a general appropriations bill, its 
report, or an accompanying conference report. Finally, the bill 
included provisions ensuring that so-called `527' organizations 
are subject to the same kinds of campaign finance regulations 
as other organizations.
    The Committee on Rules held its original jurisdiction 
markup of the H.R. 4975 on April 5, 2006. The Committee ordered 
H.R. 4975 favorably reported to the House as amended by a voice 
vote. The Committee filed H. Rept. 109-439, part 3, including 
Minority Views, with the House on April 25, 2006.
    At the markup, the following amendments were considered:
    (1) Mrs. Capito #1
    Summary: Amending the training provisions to provide for 
mandatory training for House employees and encouraging Members 
to receive ethics training.
    Disposition: Agreed to by voice vote.

    (1a) Mr. McGovern #1a
    Summary: 2nd degree amendment to Capito amendment #1. 
Striking provision authorizing the CAO to withhold the salaries 
of employees who do not complete mandatory ethics training.
    Disposition: Not agreed to by voice vote.

    (2) Mrs. Slaughter #2
    Summary: Requires an itemized list of any scope violations 
in the rule providing for consideration of a conference report 
(items that were not in either the House or Senate passed 
versions of the bill) and provides for a consideration point of 
order when this rule is violated and provides a motion to 
strike items that are beyond the scope of a conference.
    Disposition: Not agreed to by a record vote of 4-9.

    (3) Mr. Gingrey #3
    Summary: Amended the definition of earmark to capture 
earmarks to Federal programs.
    Disposition: Agreed to by voice vote.

    (4) Mrs. Slaughter #4
    Summary: Requires, whenever a recorded vote is held open 
for more than 30 minutes, that the Congressional Record include 
a log of the voting activity that occurs after that 30-minute 
time frame to show which Members voted after that time and 
which Members changed their votes during that period.
    Disposition: Not agreed to by a record vote of 4-9.

    (5) Mrs. Slaughter #5
    Summary: Creates a new Majority/Minority leader point of 
order that can be raised against consideration of a conference 
report where the integrity of the conference is in question.
    Disposition: Not agreed to by a record vote of 4-9.

    (6) Mrs. Slaughter #6
    Summary: Provides that staff on the Committee of Standards 
of Official Conduct can be dismissed only by an affirmative 
vote of the Standards Committee.
    Disposition: Not agreed to by a record vote of 4-9.

    (7) Mr. McGovern #7
    Summary: Provides that whenever a 3-day layover is waived 
against a conference report, it is in order for a Member to 
raise a point of order to determine whether the House will 
consider the conference report.
    Disposition: Not agreed to by a record vote of 4-9.

    (8) Mr. McGovern #8
    Summary: Regulates Member travel on private jets by 
requiring Members to pay full charter costs when using 
corporate jets for official travel and to disclose relevant 
information in the Congressional Record, including the owner or 
lessee of the aircraft and the other passengers on the flight.
    Disposition: Not agreed to by a record vote of 4-9.

    (9) Mr. McGovern #9
    Summary: Clarifies that the ``face value'' of a ticket for 
the purposes of section 304 means the cost of that ticket if a 
member of the general public were purchasing it.
    Disposition: Not agreed to by a record vote of 4-9.

    (10) Mr. Hastings of Florida #10
    Summary: Mandates public disclosure of which Members 
sponsor earmarks and disclosure of whether Members have a 
financial interest in the earmark. Earmarks include 
authorizations, appropriations, and tax provisions.
    Disposition: Not agreed to by voice vote.

    (11) Mr. Hastings of Florida #11
    Summary: Establishes a pre-approval and disclosure system 
through the Standards Committee for privately-funded travel.
    Disposition: Not agreed to by a record vote of 3-9.

    (12) Mrs. Matsui #12
    Summary: Requires a roll-call vote, in an open meeting, on 
the final version of a conference report.
    Disposition: Not agreed to by a record vote of 4-7.

    (13) Mrs. Matsui #13
    Summary: Uses actual time (24-hours as opposed to one 
legislative day) to determine how soon a rule can be called up 
on the House Floor after it is reported from the Rules 
Committee.
    Disposition: Not agreed to by a record vote of 4-8.

    The House of Representatives considered H.R. 4975 pursuant 
to a special rule (H. Res. 783) that provided for base text 
consisting of a Rules Committee Print dated April 21, 2006, 
modified by an amendment to be considered as adopted upon 
passage of the rule. The rule also provided for consideration 
of nine amendments and an hour of general debate in the 
Committee of the Whole. The House adopted H.R. 4975 by a vote 
of 217-213 on May 3, 2006. The Senate also passed its version 
of lobbying reform, S. 2349, which was adopted by a vote of 90-
8 on March 29, 2006.
    Subsequently, H.R. 4975, as passed House, was inserted into 
S. 2349 and S. 2349 as amended was sent to the Senate. The 
Senate disagreed to the House amendments, requested a 
conference, and appointed conferees. [The House and Senate did 
not reach agreement prior to the sine die adjournment of the 
109th Congress and the provisions were never enacted into law.]
    A section-by-section analysis of H.R. 4975 is as follows:
            Section 1. Short title; table of contents
    This section provides the short title of the bill, the 
Lobbying Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006, and 
provides a table of contents.

                 Title I--Enhancing Lobbying Disclosure

            Section 101. Quarterly filing of lobbying disclosure 
                    reports
    Section 101 amended section 5 of the Lobbying Disclosure 
Act of 1995 (`LDA') to provide for quarterly filing of reports 
under the Act, rather than the semiannual reporting requirement 
under existing law, and makes other conforming changes.
            Section 102. Electronic filing of lobbying registrations 
                    and disclosure reports
    Section 102 provided that registrations and reports 
mandated under the LDA must be filed electronically in addition 
to any other form that may be required by the Secretary of the 
Senate (Secretary) and the Clerk of the House (Clerk). The 
provision also permitted the Secretary and the Clerk to grant 
extensions for the time to file electronically if (1) the 
registrant files in every form required other than electronic, 
and (2) the Secretary or Clerk finds good cause to extend the 
due date upon a request by the registrant.
            Section 103. Public database of lobbying disclosure 
                    information
    This section mandated that the Secretary and the Clerk 
maintain a searchable, sortable, and downloadable electronic 
database freely available to the public over the Internet that 
includes the information contained in registrations and reports 
filed under the LDA and is searchable and sortable, at a 
minimum, by each of the major categories of information 
required in the registrations and reports. It also provided 
that registrations or reports received electronically by the 
Secretary or Clerk must be made available for public inspection 
over the Internet not later than 48 hours after they are 
received. Finally, it authorized such sums as may be necessary 
to carry out these provisions.
            Section 104. Disclosure by registered lobbyists of past 
                    executive branch and congressional employment
    Section 104 amended the LDA by extending the current 
requirement to disclose past Congressional and executive branch 
employment from the current 2 years to 7 years.
            Section 105. Disclosure of lobbyist contributions and gifts
    Section 105 required each registrant (and each political 
committee affiliated with or each employee listed as a lobbyist 
by that registrant) to report the recipient, date, and amount 
of each contribution made to a Federal candidate or 
officeholder, leadership PAC, political party committee, or 
other political committee, so long as that contribution must be 
reported to the Federal Election Commission.
    The section also required the reporting of any gifts given 
to a covered legislative branch official which counts toward 
the cumulative annual limit for gifts under the Rules of the 
House of Representatives.
            Section 106. Increased penalty for failure to comply with 
                    lobbying disclosure requirements
    This section increased the civil penalties under the LDA 
from a maximum of $50,000 to $100,000.

                  Title II--Slowing the Revolving Door

            Section 201. Notification of post-employment restrictions
    This section amended the post-employment restrictions 
contained in section 207(e) of title 18, United States Code, to 
direct the Clerk, in consultation with the Committee on 
Standards of Official Conduct, to inform a Member, officer, or 
employee who is subject to the post-employment restrictions on 
lobbying contacts contained in that section of the beginning 
and ending dates of the restriction. The Clerk must also inform 
each office of the House to which the restriction applies of 
the restriction as well.
            Section 202. Disclosure by Members of the House of 
                    Representatives of employment negotiations
    Section 202 amended the Code of Official Conduct contained 
in rule XXIII of the Rules of the House of Representatives to 
require that once a Member, Delegate, or Resident Commissioner 
begins negotiating compensation for prospective employment (or 
has any other arrangement concerning prospective employment 
that creates a conflict of interest or the appearance of a 
conflict of interest), he or she must file a statement with the 
Committee on Standards of Official Conduct disclosing the 
negotiations within 5 days after commencing the negotiation. 
The section also provided that the Member, Delegate, or 
Resident Commissioner should refrain from voting on any 
legislative measure pending before the House or its committees 
if the negotiation may create a conflict of interest.
            Section 203. Wrongly influencing, on a partisan basis, an 
                    entity's employment decisions or practices
    Section 203 amended the Code of Conduct to explicitly 
restate the existing standards of conduct for Members, 
officers, and employees of the House that it is improper to 
condition the taking or withholding of an official act, or 
influence or offer or threaten to influence, the official act 
of another, in return for a private or public entity's 
employment decision or practice based on partisan political 
affiliation.

  Title III--Suspension of Privately Funded Travel; Curbing Lobbyist 
                                 Gifts

            Section 301. Suspension of privately-funded travel
    Section 301 provided that, notwithstanding the exceptions 
described in clause 5 of rule XXV of the Rules of the House, no 
Member, Delegate, Resident Commissioner, officer or employee of 
the House may accept a gift of travel from any private source.
            Section 302. Recommendations from the Committee on 
                    Standards of Official Conduct on gifts and travel
    Section 302 directed the Committee on Standards of Official 
Conduct to report its recommendations on changes to rule XXV of 
the Rules of the House (regarding acceptance of gifts and 
travel) to the Committee on Rules on or before December 15, 
2006. In reporting its recommendations, the Committee on 
Standards was directed to consider a number of issues, 
including whether the current rules protect Members, officers, 
and employees from the appearance of impropriety, the degree to 
which privately-funded travel meets the representational needs 
of Members, officers, and employees, the sources and methods of 
funding for privately-funded travel, the adequacy of the 
current system of approval and disclosure of privately-funded 
travel, the degree to which the current exceptions to the 
prohibition on the acceptance of gifts contained in rule XXV 
meet the representational and personal needs of the House, its 
Members, officers, and employees, the clarity of the limitation 
and its exceptions, and the suitability of the current dollar 
limitations contained in the rule. On May 10, 2006 the 
Committee on Standards of Official Conduct issued an advisory 
memorandum on the Interim Process for Voluntary Certification 
of Privately Funded Travel. In the memorandum, the Committee 
stated ``Until the enactment of H.R. 4975 or a conference 
report requiring a similar certification, Members, officers, 
and employees may continue to accept privately sponsored travel 
that complies with the existing requirements of House Rule XXV, 
clause 5(b), as there currently is no requirement for pre-
travel certification.'' However, in recognition that many 
Members and staff have already made plans to travel between now 
and such time when the House may act on travel recommendations 
proposed by the Committee, the Committee has determined 
voluntarily to review and certify privately funded travel 
offered to Members, officers, and employees in connection with 
official duties, if the private sponsor of any such trip seeks 
such certification.'' The memorandum then set out the process 
by which private sponsors could obtain certification from the 
Committee on Standards of Official Conduct for specific trips. 
The certification process was done on a voluntary basis and the 
memorandum further stated ``Finally, as explained above, the 
certification process we are offering is a voluntary one, but 
it is one that we believe will benefit Members, officers, and 
employees considering whether to accept an offer of travel from 
a private source. Acceptance of travel from a private travel 
sponsor who has not received certification will not in itself 
constitute a violation of House rules.''
            Section 303. Prohibiting registered lobbyists on corporate 
                    flights
    Section 303 amended the LDA to prohibit a registered 
lobbyist from traveling as a passenger or crew member aboard 
the flight of an aircraft not licensed by the Federal Aviation 
Administration to operate for compensation or hire and which is 
owned by the client of a lobbyist or lobbying firm when a 
Member, officer, or employee of the House is also a passenger 
or crew member on the same flight.
            Section 304. Valuation of tickets to sporting and 
                    entertainment events
    This section amended rule XXV of the Rules of the House to 
provide that, for purposes of valuation under that rule, a gift 
of a ticket to a sporting or entertainment event must be valued 
at the face value of the ticket, except that when the ticket 
does not have a face value, it must be valued at the highest 
cost of a ticket with a face value for the event.

            Title IV--Oversight of Lobbying and Enforcement

            Section 401. Audits of lobbying reports by House Inspector 
                    General
    This section authorized the Office of the Inspector General 
of the House of Representatives to have access to all 
registrations and reports received by the Clerk of the House 
under the LDA. Further, the Inspector General was directed to 
conduct random audits of that information as necessary to 
ensure compliance with the Act. The section also granted the 
Inspector General the authority to refer violations of the LDA 
to the Department of Justice. The Committee noted that clause 
6(a)(5) of rule II of the Rules of the House already granted 
the Inspector General the authority to refer ``information 
involving possible violations by a Member, Delegate, Resident 
Commissioner, officer, or employee of the House of any rule of 
the House or of any law applicable to the performance of 
official duties or the discharge of official responsibilities'' 
to the Committee on Standards of Official Conduct. The 
Committee expected that the Office of the Inspector General 
would exercise this authority if it found any potential 
violations during the audit process authorized by this section.
            Section 402. House Inspector General review and annual 
                    reports
    Subsection (a) required that the Inspector General of the 
House review on an ongoing basis the effectiveness of the 
activities carried out by the Clerk under section 6 of the LDA, 
and whether the Clerk had all of the necessary authority and 
resources for effective oversight and compliance of the Act. 
Subsection (b) required that the Inspector General submit an 
annual report on the review, including any recommendations for 
improvements.

                     Title V--Institutional Reforms

            Section 501. Earmarking reform
    This section provided a special order of the House 
providing that it would not be in order to consider (1) a 
general appropriation bill unless the bill included a list of 
earmarks in the bill or in the report to accompany the bill, 
including the name of any Member who submitted a request to the 
Committee on Appropriations for an earmark included in the 
list, or (2) the conference report accompanying a general 
appropriation bill unless the joint explanatory statement of 
managers accompanying that conference report included a list of 
earmarks, including the name of any Member who submitted a 
request to the Committee on Appropriations for an earmark 
included in the list, which were not committed to conference by 
either House or were not in the report accompanying the House 
or Senate bills. If a rule waived the application of this order 
to a conference report, a point of order would lie against the 
rule.
    Disposition of the point of order against the bill (or 
against the rule in the case of a conference report) would be 
as a question of consideration put by the Chair, and be 
debatable for 20 minutes, equally divided between a proponent 
and opponent.
    The section defined an ``earmark'' as a provision in either 
legislative or report language providing or recommending a 
specific amount of discretionary budget authority to a non-
Federal entity, if that entity was specifically identified in 
the bill or report, or if the budget authority was allocated 
outside of the normal formula-driven or competitive bidding 
process and was targeted or directed to an identifiable person, 
State, or Congressional district. The definition also described 
the treatment of government sponsored enterprises, Federal 
facilities, Federal lands, Indian tribes, foreign governments, 
and intergovernmental international organizations.
            Section 502. Mandatory ethics training for House employees
    This section amended rule II of the Rules of the House to 
prohibit the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) from paying 
compensation to an employee of the House when the Committee on 
Standards of Official Conduct had determined that the employee 
was not in compliance with the regulations regarding mandatory 
ethics training issued pursuant to clause 3(r) of rule XI. The 
Committee anticipated that this provision will be rarely used, 
and that the Committee on Standards of Official Conduct would 
make every effort to bring the employee in question into 
compliance with the regulations prior to making the 
determination described in this provision.
    It also amended rule XI to direct the Committee on 
Standards of Official Conduct to establish a mandatory program 
of regular ethics training for employees of the House. The 
regulations would provide that each employee of the House must 
complete ethics training offered by the Committee on Standards 
of Official Conduct at least once during each Congress. 
Employees hired after the adoption of the regulations would 
complete the training within 30 days of being hired. 
Furthermore, the requirement was tolled for any employee who 
worked in a Member's district office until 30 days after that 
office is notified that the training is available over the 
Internet.
    Upon the completion of training, each employee was required 
to file a written certification with the Committee on Standards 
of Official Conduct that the employee has completed the 
required ethics training and is familiar with the contents of 
any publications designated by the Standards Committee. 
Employees were defined as any individual whose compensation was 
disbursed by the CAO, but specifically did not include a 
Member, Delegate, or Resident Commissioner.
    While the Committee recognized that a mandatory requirement 
for the ethics training of Members have been construed as a 
qualification of service that could raise Constitutional 
questions, the Committee believed that ethics training for 
Members is vitally important so that they know and understand 
the rules and laws applicable to their service. To that end, 
the section also directed the Committee on Standards of 
Official Conduct to establish a program of regular ethics 
training for Members, Delegates, and the Resident Commissioner 
similar to the program established for employees of the House, 
and encourage Member participation in the program.
            Section 503. Biennial publication of ethics manual
    This section required that, not later than 120 days after 
the enactment of the legislation, and one time in each Congress 
thereafter, the Committee on Standards of Official Conduct 
publish an up-to-date ethics manual for Members, officers, and 
employees of the House and make the manual available to those 
individuals. It further provided that the Standards Committee 
has a duty to keep all Members, officers, and employees of the 
House apprised of current rulings or advisory opinions when 
those rulings or opinions constitute changes to or 
interpretations of current policies.

             Title VI--Reform of Section 527 Organizations

            Section 601. Short title
    This section provided that the short title of this title, 
the 527 Reform Act of 2006.
            Section 602. Treatment of section 527 organizations
    This section amends the Federal Election Campaign Act of 
1971 (FECA; 2 U.S.C. 431 et seq.) to require 527 groups to 
register as political committees with the Federal Election 
Commission (FEC) and comply with Federal campaign finance laws, 
unless they raise and spend money exclusively in connection 
with non-Federal candidate elections, State or local ballot 
initiatives, or the nomination or confirmation of individuals 
to non-elected offices, such as judicial positions. The bill 
provided a narrow exception for 527 groups whose annual 
receipts are less than $25,000, or whose activities are related 
exclusively to State or local elections or ballot initiatives. 
However, this exception did not apply if a 527 group spends 
more then $1,000 (aggregate) to transmit a public communication 
that promotes, supports, attacks, or opposes a Federal 
candidate in the year prior to a Federal election, or spends 
more than $1,000 (aggregate) to conduct any voter drive 
activities in connection with an election in which a Federal 
candidate appears on the ballot. However, the bill made further 
exceptions for groups that make voter drive disbursements with 
respect to elections in only one State, make no references or 
contributions to Federal candidates, or have no Federal 
candidates, officeholders, or national political parties 
control or materially participate in the direction of the 
organization, solicit contributions, or direct disbursements.
    This section also provided that 527 groups registered as 
political committees can only use Federal hard money 
contributions to finance ads that promote or attack Federal 
candidates, regardless of whether the ads expressly advocate 
the election or defeat of the candidate.
            Section 603. Rules for allocation of expenses between 
                    Federal and non-Federal activities
    This section generally sets forth rules for allocation and 
funding for certain expenses relating to Federal and non-
Federal activities of political committees. When a Federal 
political committee makes expenditures for voter mobilization 
activities or public communications that affect both Federal 
and non-Federal elections, at least 50% of the costs of those 
activities would have to be paid for with Federal hard money 
contributions. Further, at least 50% of administrative and 
fundraising expenses must be paid with funds from a Federal 
account (not including fundraising solicitations or any other 
activity that constitutes a public communication).
    With regard to the non-Federal funds that can be used to 
finance a portion of voter mobilization activities and public 
communications that affect both Federal and non-Federal 
elections, those funds must come from individuals only and must 
be in amounts of not more than $25,000 per year per individual 
donor. National political parties and Federal candidates are 
prohibited from soliciting funds for these non-Federal 
accounts. [This is similar to the provision in the Bipartisan 
Campaign Reform Act of 2002 that placed a limit on the size of 
a non-Federal contribution that can be spent by State parties 
on activities affecting both Federal and non-Federal elections. 
$25,000 is the same amount that an individual can contribute to 
a national political party. An individual can give only $5,000 
per year to a Federal political committee to influence Federal 
elections.] The section also required that 527s must report all 
receipts and disbursements from a qualified non-Federal 
account.
    Finally, the provision directed the FEC to promulgate 
regulations within 180 days to implement these provisions and 
establishes the effective date as 180 days after the date of 
enactment of the legislation.
            Section 604. Repeal of limit on amount of party 
                    expenditures on behalf of candidates in general 
                    elections
    This section repealed the limit on expenditures coordinated 
between party committees and their candidates contained in 
section 315(d) of FECA.
            Section 605. Construction
    This provision specifically provided that nothing in the 
language of this title be construed as approving, ratifying, or 
endorsing a FEC regulation, establishing, modifying, or 
otherwise affecting the IRS's definition of a political 
organization, or affecting whether a 501(c) organization should 
be considered a political committee.
            Section 606. Judicial review
    This section established certain special rules for actions 
brought on constitutional grounds. Those actions (1) must be 
filed in United States District Court for the District of 
Columbia and be heard by a 3-judge panel; (2) a copy of the 
complaint must be delivered to the Clerk of the House and the 
Secretary of the Senate; and (3) a final decision in the 
actions is only reviewable by direct appeal to the Supreme 
Court. This section also provided that Members of Congress have 
the right to intervene either in support or opposition to the 
position of a party to the case regarding the constitutionality 
of the provision or amendment and any Member may bring an 
action for declaratory or injunctive relief to challenge the 
constitutionally of any provision of the title.
            Section 607. Severability
    This section provided that, should any part of this title, 
or amendment made by this title, be held to be 
unconstitutional, the remainder of the title and amendments 
made by the title will remain unaffected.

              Title VII--Forfeiture of Retirement Benefits

            Section 701. Loss of pensions accrued during service as a 
                    Member of Congress for abusing the public trust
    This section amended section 8332 of title 5, United States 
Code, to provide that a Member of Congress, if convicted of 
bribery or acting as an agent of a foreign government 
(including the associated conspiracy charges), would lose those 
contributions made by the government to their Congressional 
pension. The provision also authorized the Office of Personnel 
Management to promulgate regulations to carry out the section, 
including regulations providing for the payment of the full 
amount of the pension to the spouse or children of the Member 
to the extent deemed necessary given the totality of the 
circumstances.

b. To eliminate floor privileges and access to Member exercise 
        facilities for registered lobbyists who are former Members or 
        officers of the House (H. Res. 648).

    Introduced by Mr. Dreier on January 31, 2006, this special 
order of business eliminated, for the remainder of the 109th 
Congress, floor privileges and access to Member exercise 
facilities for registered lobbyists who were former Members or 
officers of the House. H. Res. 648 was referred to the 
Committees on Rules and on House Administration. No hearings 
were held on the legislation. The Committee on Rules marked up 
H. Res. 648 on January 31, 2006, and ordered it favorably 
reported, without amendment, by voice vote. The Committee filed 
H. Rept. 109-369 with the House on January 31, 2006.
    Prior to adoption of H. Res. 648, clause 2(a)(15) of rule 
IV of the Rules of the House of Representatives for the 109th 
Congress authorized the admission of former Members, Delegates, 
and Resident Commissioners, former Parliamentarians of the 
House, elected officers, and minority officer nominees to the 
Hall of the House or the rooms leading thereto. That rule 
limited the privilege when such a person: (1) has a ``direct 
personal or pecuniary interest in any legislative measure 
pending before the House or reported by a committee'' or (2) 
are employed by an entity for the purpose of influencing the 
legislative work of the House. However, given the need to 
maintain the integrity of the House and its proceedings--and 
the need to prevent even the appearance of impropriety--the 
Committee believed that it was necessary to tighten the rules 
and regulations governing the access of former Members to the 
Floor and other exclusive facilities of the House.
    On February 1, 2006, the House of Representative considered 
H. Res. 648 under suspension of the rules and adopted the 
legislation by a vote of 379-50, with one Member voting 
present.
    A section-by section analysis of H. Res. 648 is as follows:
            Section 1. Floor privileges of former members and officers
    Clause 4(a) of rule IV of the Rules of the House of 
Representatives limits the privilege of access to the Hall of 
the House granted to former Members, Delegates, or Resident 
Commissioners, former Parliamentarians of the House, or former 
elected officers of the House or former minority employees 
nominated as elected officers of the House in clause 2(a) when 
that person has a direct personal or pecuniary interest in 
pending legislation or is in the employ of an entity attempting 
to influence the consideration of a legislative proposal. This 
section amended clause 4(a) to clarify that former Members, 
Delegates, or Resident Commissioners, former Parliamentarians 
of the House, or former elected officers of the House or former 
minority employees nominated as elected officers of the House 
do not have the privilege of the Hall of the House when that 
person is a registered lobbyist or agent of a foreign 
principal. The amended rule also retained the current 
restrictions against access if a person has a direct personal 
or pecuniary interest in pending legislation or is in the 
employ of an entity attempting to influence the consideration 
of a legislative proposal.
    In addition, clause 4(b) of rule IV authorizes the Speaker 
to promulgate regulations to exempt certain ceremonial or 
educational functions from the restrictions of the clause, such 
as a joint meeting to receive a message from a foreign Head of 
State, a tour when the House is not in session, or Former 
Member's Day. The Committee anticipated that the Clerk of the 
House would assist the Sergeant-at-Arms in carrying out the 
provisions of this section.
            Section 2. Prohibiting access to member exercise facilities 
                    for lobbyists who are former members or officers
    Section 2 prohibited the House from providing access to any 
exercise facility which is made available exclusively to 
Members, former Members, officers, and former officers of the 
House of Representatives, and their spouses to any former 
Member, former officer, or spouse who is a registered lobbyist 
or an agent of a foreign principal. Further, it directed the 
Committee on House Administration to promulgate regulations to 
carry out this section.

c. The Legislative Line Item Veto Act (H.R. 4890)

    H.R. 4890 was introduced by Mr. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin on 
March 7, 2006 and was referred to the Committee on the Budget 
and the Committee on Rules. On March 15, 2006, the Rules 
Subcommittee on Legislative and the Budget Process held a 
hearing on H.R. 4890 and received testimony from Mr. Paul Ryan 
of Wisconsin, and from Mr. Jerry Lewis, Chairman of the 
Committee on Appropriations. Mr. Joel Kaplan, the then Deputy 
Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and Mr. 
Donald B. Marron, the Acting Director of the Congressional 
Budget Office (CBO) also appeared before the Subcommittee.
    H.R. 4890, the Legislative Line Item Veto Act of 2006, 
builds on all previous efforts to strengthen and expedite the 
rescission process, refining the terms and practices and 
correcting the flaws. Unlike the Line Item Veto Act of 1996, 
this proposal has been adjudged by legal experts to be 
constitutional by adhering to the presentment clause of article 
I, section 7 of the Constitution. It keeps legislative and 
budgetary authority in Congress. Although it requires Congress 
to vote on the President's proposed rescissions, it assures 
that no law changes unless and until Congress votes to change 
it.
    Specifically, H.R. 4890, amends the Congressional Budget 
and Impoundment Control Act of 1974 (2 U.S.C. 621 et seq.) to 
provide a new expedited procedure for considering Presidential 
proposals to cancel specified discretionary budget authority, 
items of direct spending, or targeted tax benefits (defined as 
any provisions of a revenue bill that provide a Federal tax 
benefit to only one beneficiary) in newly enacted legislation 
and for Congressional consideration of such proposals. Under 
the bill, the President would transmit a special message to 
both Houses of Congress specifying the project or governmental 
functions involved, the reasons for the proposed cancellations, 
and--to the extent practicable--the estimated fiscal, economic, 
and budgetary effect of the action. The Congress could then 
approve or disapprove the President's proposals in legislation. 
(If approved, any such proposed cancellations would then become 
law.)
    Under H.R. 4890, the President could submit up to five 
special messages for most acts and joint resolutions, and up to 
10 special messages for reconciliation or omnibus appropriation 
acts. A message would have to be transmitted to the Congress 
within 45 calendar days of enactment of the legislation 
containing the items proposed for cancellation. Within five 
days of receiving a special message, the majority leaders of 
the House and Senate (or their designees) would be required to 
introduce a bill or joint resolution to approve the proposed 
cancellations; that approval bill would be considered under 
expedited procedures. H.R. 4890 also would amend the 
Congressional Budget Act to require that CBO prepare an 
estimate of savings in budget authority and outlays resulting 
from any cancellations proposed by the President. Additionally, 
the President could withhold discretionary budget authority 
proposed for cancellation and suspend items of direct spending 
and targeted tax benefits for 45 days from the date on which a 
special message is transmitted. For each such transmittal, the 
Government Accountability Office would be required to submit a 
report to the Congress indicating whether any delay in 
obligation of discretionary authority, suspension of a direct 
spending item, or suspension of a targeted tax benefit 
continued after the President's authority to suspend them 
expired.
    The Committee on Rules met on June 15, 2006 in open 
session. A motion offered by Mr. Lincoln Diaz-Balart, to 
favorably report H.R. 4890, the Legislative Line Item Veto Act 
of 2006, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute, 
consisting of the text of the bill as reported by the Committee 
on the Budget on June 14, 2006, was agreed to by a record vote 
of 8 to 4. On June 21, 2006 the Committee on Rules reported by 
voice vote, H. Res. 866, a closed rule, providing for the 
consideration of H.R. 4890. The rule provided one hour of 
debate in the House and waived all points of order against 
consideration of the bill. The rule provided that the amendment 
in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on 
the Budget, modified by a Mr. Ryan manager's amendment which 
added language clarifying that any trust fund or special fund 
amounts canceled shall be returned to the fund from which they 
were originally derived, not the General Fund, be considered as 
adopted. Finally, the rule waived all points of order against 
the bill, as amended and provided one motion to recommit with 
or without instructions. No amendments were offered during 
committee consideration. On June 22, 2006 the House passed H.R. 
4890 by a vote of 247 to 172.

d. To establish the Select Bipartisan Committee to Investigate the 
        Preparation for and Response to Hurricane Katrina (H. Res. 437)

    Rules Committee Chairman David Dreier (R-CA) introduced 
House Resolution 437, to establish the Select Bipartisan 
Committee to Investigate the Preparation for and Response to 
Hurricane Katrina, on September 14, 2005. The measure was 
referred to the Committee on Rules and additionally the 
Committee on House Administration. On Wednesday, September 14, 
2005, the Committee on Rules held a full committee markup of 
the resolution, and favorably reported the resolution without 
amendment by a record vote of 9 to 4. The Committee on House 
Administration subsequently discharged the measure from its 
committee. Immediately following the full committee markup, the 
Rules Committee considered the rule for H. Res. 437. During 
consideration of the rule, an amendment was offered to the 
resolution by Ranking Member Louise Slaughter which would have 
made in order H.R. 3764, sponsored by Representative Alcee 
Hastings (D-FL), as a substitute to H. Res. 437. After 
defeating the amendment by a record vote of 4 to 9, the motion 
to report a closed rule offered by Representative Lincoln Diaz-
Balart was adopted by a record vote of 9 to 4. On September 15, 
2005, the full House adopted H. Res. 439, the rule for H. Res. 
437, by a record vote of 221 to 193, and subsequently adopted 
H. Res. 437 by a record vote of 224 to 188.
    Hurricane Katrina formed in late August of 2005 and caused 
massive devastation along much of the north-central Gulf Coast 
of the United States. Katrina was the costliest and one of the 
deadliest hurricanes in the history of the United States, the 
sixth-strongest Atlantic hurricane ever recorded and the third-
strongest land-falling U.S. hurricane on record. Through the 
establishment of the Select Bipartisan Committee to Investigate 
the Preparation for and Response to Hurricane Katrina, the 
House was given the tools necessary to move forward in a 
bipartisan, bicameral way to fully investigate the response to 
Hurricane Katrina at all levels of government and do so in a 
manner which will minimize any negative impact on the ongoing 
recovery efforts in the region.
    H. Res. 437 created a select bipartisan committee in the 
House to investigate the preparation for and response to 
Hurricane Katrina. The resolution provided that the select 
committee shall be composed of 20 Members appointed by the 
Speaker, of whom 9 shall be appointed after consultation with 
the Minority Leader, and of whom one shall be designated by the 
Speaker as chairman. The resolution provided that the Speaker 
and the Minority Leader shall be ex officio members of the 
select committee but shall have no vote in the select committee 
and may not be counted for purposes of determining a quorum. 
The resolution also provided that the Speaker and the Minority 
Leader each may designate a leadership staff member to assist 
in their capacity as ex officio members, with the same access 
to select committee meetings, hearings, briefings, and 
materials as employees of the select committee and subject to 
the same security clearance and confidentiality requirements as 
staff of the select committee.
    The resolution authorized and directed the select committee 
to conduct a full and complete investigation and study and to 
report its findings to the House no later than February 15, 
2006. The resolution directed the committee to investigate the 
development, coordination, and execution by local, State, and 
Federal authorities of emergency response plans and other 
activities in preparation for Hurricane Katrina, and the local, 
State, and Federal government response to Hurricane Katrina.
    The resolution provided that rule XI, regarding procedures 
of committees, shall apply to the select committee, including 
clause 2(j)(1) of rule XI, guaranteeing the minority additional 
witnesses, and clause 2(m)(3) of rule XI, providing for the 
authority to subpoena witnesses and documents. H. Res. 437 
authorized the chairman of the select committee, in conducting 
the investigation and study described in section 3 of the 
resolution, to consult with the chairman of a Senate committee 
conducting a parallel investigation and study regarding meeting 
jointly to receive testimony, the scheduling of hearings or 
issuance of subpoenas, and joint staff interviews of key 
witnesses.
    The resolution provided that the select committee may 
utilize the services of the staff of the House to the greatest 
extent practicable. The resolution provided that staff of the 
House or a joint committee may be detailed to the select 
committee to carry out this resolution and shall be deemed to 
be staff of the select committee, at the request of the 
chairman in consultation with the ranking minority member. The 
resolution provided that the chairman, upon consultation with 
the ranking minority member, may employ and fix the 
compensation of such staff as the chairman considers necessary 
to carry out the resolution. The resolution also authorized the 
payment of $500,000 out of the applicable accounts of the House 
for the expenses of the select committee. The resolution 
provided that such payments shall be made on vouchers signed by 
the chairman and approved in the manner directed by the 
Committee on House Administration, and that amounts made 
available by the resolution shall be expended in accordance 
with regulations prescribed by the Committee on House 
Administration.
    H. Res. 437 provided that the select committee shall cease 
to exist 30 days after filing the report required under section 
3 of the resolution, and that upon dissolution of the select 
committee, the records of the select committee shall become the 
records of any committee designated by the Speaker.
    Finally, the resolution provided that the Select Bipartisan 
Committee was authorized to conduct an investigation to review 
the development, coordination, and execution by local, State, 
and Federal authorities of emergency response plans and other 
activities in preparation for Hurricane Katrina, as well as the 
local, State, and Federal government response to the hurricane. 
The Select Bipartisan Committee was charged with investigating 
how each entity worked together, and what can be done in the 
future to ensure the smooth functioning of these entities 
during another disaster. With these responsibilities, the 
Select Bipartisan Committee was directed to conduct a thorough 
investigation into the apparent failures that occurred in the 
wake of Hurricane Katrina and the events that precipitated 
those failures.

e. Providing for earmarking reform in the House of Representatives (H. 
        Res. 1000)

    Mr. Dreier introduced H. Res. 1000, a resolution providing 
for earmarking reform in the House of Representatives, for 
himself and 55 other cosponsors, on September 13, 2006. This 
resolution closely matched language contained in section 501 of 
H.R. 4975 as passed by the House.
    The Committee on Rules met in open session and ordered H. 
Res. 1000 favorably reported to the House by a voice vote on 
September 13, 2006. The Committee also reported a rule 
providing for its consideration (H. Res. 1003), which provided 
for the adoption of H. Res. 1000, as reported by the Committee 
on Rules, upon the adoption of H. Res. 1003. The rule was 
considered on the House Floor on September 14, 2006, and was 
adopted by a record vote of 245 yeas and 171 nays.
    H. Res. 1000 provided a special order of the House 
prohibiting consideration of a bill, unless the report to 
accompany the bill includes a list of earmarks in the bill or 
its report, including the name of any Member who submitted a 
request to the committee for an earmark included in the list, 
or the conference report accompanying a bill, unless the joint 
explanatory statement of managers accompanying that conference 
report includes a list of earmarks, including the name of any 
Member who submitted a request to the committee for an earmark 
included in the list, which were not committed to conference by 
either House or were not in the report accompanying the House 
or Senate bills. If a rule waived the application of this order 
with respect to a conference report, a point of order laid 
against the rule.
    Consideration of a tax measure (or a conference report to 
accompany such a bill) was prohibited where the Joint Committee 
on Taxation identified a tax earmark, or failed to provide a 
required analysis regarding tax earmarks, unless the joint 
explanatory statement of managers accompanying that conference 
report included a list of earmarks, including the name of any 
Member who submitted a request to the committee for an earmark 
included in the list, which were not committed to conference by 
either House or were not in the report accompanying the House 
or Senate bills.
    Disposition of the point of order against the bill (or 
against the rule in the case of a conference report) was as the 
question of consideration put by the Chair, debatable for 30 
minutes, equally divided between the Member raising the point 
of order and an opponent. However, if the point of order was 
made on the basis that the committee report or joint statement 
of managers failed to contain the applicable analysis of the 
Joint Committee on Taxation or accompanying list, the point of 
order was not debatable. With regard to a conference report to 
accompany a bill containing a tax measure which contains an 
analysis from the Joint Committee on Taxation, the maker of the 
point of order was required to specify the precise language of 
the rule or order and any pertinent analysis by the Joint 
Committee on Taxation contained in the joint statement of 
managers.
    Finally, the resolution defined certain terms, including 
``earmark'', and ``tax earmark''.

                   V. ACTIVITIES OF THE SUBCOMMITTEES


  A. Activities of the 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 109th Congress, the Subcommittee maintained its 
previous complement of seven Members, 5 majority and 2 
minority. Chaired by Rep. Lincoln Diaz-Balart of Florida,the 
Subcommittee members included Pete Sessions of Texas (Vice 
Chairman), Rob Bishop of Utah, Phil Gingrey of Georgia, David 
Dreier of California, Alcee Hastings of Florida (Ranking 
Member), and Louise Slaughter of New York.
    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 continues to exercise 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, five resolutions, 23 bills and one joint resolution 
were referred to the Subcommittee for its consideration and 
review.

             2. SUMMARY OF ACTIVITIES IN THE 109TH CONGRESS

    The 109th Congress saw heightened attention paid to the 
fiscal solvency of the United States. Appropriation and 
authorization reform dominated proposed action on budget 
policy. With the additional attention to spending, members 
increased the focus on the budget process, introducing 29 bills 
or resolutions referred to the Subcommittee on Legislative and 
Budget Process, proposing changes to the Congressional Budget 
Act of 1974 and the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit 
Control Act of 1985.
    During the second session of the 109th, Congress focused on 
one specific proposal, the Legislative Line-Item Veto. This 
legislation was the focus of a hearing by the Subcommittee on 
March 15, 2006 and a mark-up session was held by the full Rules 
Committee on June 19, 2006.

a. A comparative study of international multi-year budgeting

    On July 27, 2005, the Subcommittee on Legislative and 
Budget Process held a hearing to study the possible effects of 
multi-year or biennial budgeting. This process has been a topic 
of possible reform since 1977 in the United States while 21 
states currently employ some form of multi-year budgeting. The 
Subcommittee used expert witnesses familiar with the multi-year 
budgeting processes in the United Kingdom and Germany to 
compare those processes with those in the United States.
    The Subcommittee received testimony on the first panel from 
Dr. Adam S. Posen, Senior Fellow at the Institute for 
International Economics on the German budget system and Mr. 
Barry Anderson from the Organization for Economic Co-operation 
and Development on the British budget system. Both witnesses 
testified concerning the specific duration of budget processes 
in the United Kingdom and Germany which utilize medium and 
long-term planning to determine annual spending priorities.
    Testimony was then taken from Mr. Robert M. McNab, a 
Professor of Economics at the Naval Post Graduate School and 
Ms. Maya C. MacGuineas, the President of the Committee for a 
Responsible Federal Budget. At that time, the effectiveness of 
a 2-5 year budget projection was discussed by the witnesses and 
members of the Subcommittee. The hearing was an effective tool 
to learn the advantages and disadvantages of the multi-year 
budget approach to Federal spending and planning.

b. H.R. 4890--The Legislative Line-Item Veto Act of 2006

    On March 7, 2006, Representative Paul Ryan (R-WI) 
introduced H.R. 4890, the Legislative Line-Item Veto Act of 
2006. The bill was based on a proposal by the Administration to 
create an expedited process for considering rescission packages 
submitted by the Executive Branch. The Subcommittee last held 
hearings on this topic under Chairman Porter Goss on July 30, 
1999. Due to the action in the House during the 109th Congress, 
it was viewed as important to revisit the issue from the 
analytical perspective of the new proposal.
    The Subcommittee received testimony from several expert 
witnesses including, Representative Paul Ryan (sponsor of the 
legislation), Mr. Joel D. Kaplan (Deputy Director, Office of 
Management and Budget), Appropriations Committee Chairman Jerry 
Lewis (R-CA), and Mr. Donald B. Marron (Acting Director of the 
Congressional Budget Office).
    Testimony during the hearing focused on two important 
topics: the effect of the legislation on checks and balances 
between the Legislative and Executive Branches, and possible 
changes to the legislation to allow for more flexibility while 
considering rescission packages by the Congress. Conclusions 
from the hearing, including proposed changes, were incorporated 
into the legislation before it was considered by the full House 
on June 22, 2006. The legislation was reported by the Rules 
Committee under a closed rule and was passed by the House on a 
vote of 247-172. The Senate declined to consider the bill 
during the 109th Congress.
    The Rules Committee's efforts reflected the bipartisan 
interest among Members of Congress to examine the current 
budget process. The Subcommittee anticipates that the 110th 
Congress will provide additional opportunities to investigate 
these various types of budget process reforms.

 3. LEGISLATION REFERRED TO THE SUBCOMMITTEE ON LEGISLATIVE AND BUDGET 
                                PROCESS

House resolutions

    H. Res. 524: Representative Brown of Ohio, October 28, 
2006. A resolution amending the Rules of the House of 
Representatives to impose limitations respecting certain 
legislation that affects the economy, and for other purposes.
    H. Res. 690: Representative Conaway of Texas, February 16, 
2006. A resolution amending the Rules of the House of 
Representatives to curtail the growth of Government programs.
    H. Res. 903: Representative Chocola of Indiana, June 29, 
2006. A resolution repealing rule XXVII of the Rules of the 
House of Representatives relating to the statutory limit on the 
public debt.
    H. Res. 975: Representative King of Iowa, July 28, 2006. A 
resolution amending the Rules of the House of Representatives 
to require that rescission bills always be considered under 
open rules every year, and for other purposes.
    H. Res. 1060: Representative Conaway of Texas, September 
29, 2006. A resolution amending the Rules of the House of 
Representatives to require the reduction of section 302(b) 
suballocations to reflect floor amendments to general 
appropriation bills.

House bills

    H.R. 116: Representative Holt of New Jersey, January 4, 
2005. A bill to amend the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 to 
preserve all budget surpluses until legislation is enacted 
significantly extending the solvency of the Social Security and 
Medicare trust funds.
    H.R. 266: Representative Brown-Waite of Florida, January 6, 
2005. A bill to amend the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 to 
protect Social Security beneficiaries against any reduction in 
benefits.
    H.R. 523: Representative Barrett of South Carolina, 
February 2, 2005. A bill to amend the Balanced Budget and 
Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 to extend the 
discretionary spending limits through fiscal year 2010, to 
extend paygo for direct spending, and for other purposes.
    H.R. 750: Representative Shaw of Florida, March 3, 2005. A 
bill to amend the Social Security Act and the Internal Revenue 
Code of 1986 to preserve and strengthen the Social Security 
program through the creation of personal Social Security 
guarantee accounts ensuring full benefits for all workers and 
their families, restoring long-term Social Security solvency, 
to make certain benefit improvements, and for other purposes.
    H.R. 845: Representative Barrett of South Carolina, 
February 16, 2005. A bill to amend the Congressional Budget Act 
of 1974 to simplify annual concurrent resolutions on the budget 
and to budget for emergencies.
    H.R. 903: Representative Cooper of Tennessee, February 17, 
2005. A bill to amend the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit 
Control Act of 1985 and the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 to 
extend the discretionary spending caps and the pay-as-you-go 
requirement, and for other purposes.
    H.R. 982: Representative Udall of Colorado, February 17, 
2005. 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.
    H.R. 1776: Representative Ryan of Wisconsin, April 21, 
2005. A bill to reform Social Security by establishing a 
Personal Social Security Savings Program and to provide new 
limitations on the Federal Budget.
    H.R. 2290: Representative Hensarling of Texas, May 11, 
2005. A bill to reform Federal budget procedures, to impose 
spending safeguards, to combat waste, fraud, and abuse, to 
account for accurate Government agency costs, and for other 
purposes.
    H.R. 2472: Representative Wexler of Florida, May 18, 2005. 
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to impose a 
tax on the amount of wages in excess of the contribution and 
benefit base, to extend the pay-as-you-go requirement of the 
Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985, and 
for other purposes.
    H.R. 2664: Representative Dreier of California, May 26, 
2005. A bill to provide a biennial budget for the United States 
Government.
    H.R. 2842: Representative Flake of Arizona, June 9, 2005. A 
bill to require 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.
    H.R. 3913: Representative Kuhl of New York, September 27, 
2005. A bill to provide for investment and protection of the 
Social Security surplus.
    H.R. 3966: Representative Udall of Colorado, September 29, 
2005. A bill to facilitate Presidential leadership and 
Congressional accountability regarding reduction of other 
spending to offset costs of responding to recent natural 
disasters.
    H.R. 4526: Representative Barrett of South Carolina, 
December 14, 2005. A bill to amend the Balanced Budget and 
Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 to extend the 
discretionary spending limits through fiscal year 2011, to 
extend paygo for direct spending, and for other purposes.
    H.R. 4600: Representative Lee of California, December 16, 
2005. A bill to require poverty impact statements for certain 
legislation.
    H.R. 4699: Representative Udall of Colorado, February 1, 
2006. A bill to facilitate Presidential leadership and 
Congressional accountability regarding reduction of spending.
    H.R. 4889: Representative Gingrey of Georgia, March 7, 
2006. A bill to grant the power to the President to reduce 
budget authority.
    H.R. 5667: Representative Spratt of South Carolina, June 
21, 2006. A bill to amend the Congressional Budget and 
Impoundment Control Act of 1974 to provide for the expedited 
consideration of certain proposed rescissions of discretionary 
budget authority, promote fiscal responsibility, reinstate Pay-
As-You-Go rules, require responsible use of reconciliation 
procedures, and for other purposes.
    H.R. 5788: Representative Cooper of Tennessee, July 13, 
2006. A bill to amend the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 to 
increase awareness of accrual and long-term budgeting, and to 
express the sense of Congress that the Presidents' annual 
budget submissions should consider accrual and long-term 
budgeting.
    H.R. 5859: Representative McHenry of North Carolina, July 
20, 2006. A bill to establish a commission to develop 
legislation designed to reform entitlement benefit programs and 
ensure a sound fiscal future for the United States, and for 
other purposes.
    H.R. 6024: Representative Whitfield of Kentucky, July 28, 
2006. A bill to provide a biennial budget for the United States 
Government.
    H.R. 6069: Representative Waxman of California, September 
13, 2006. A bill to reform acquisition practices of the Federal 
Government.

House joint resolutions

    H.J. Res. 89: Representative Frank of Massachusetts, June 
16, 2006. A joint resolution requiring the President to notify 
Congress if the President makes a determination to ignore a 
duly enacted provision of law, establishing expedited 
procedures for the consideration of legislation in the House of 
Representatives in response to such a determination, and for 
other purposes.

  B. Activities of the 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, its name was changed to 
the Subcommittee on Rules and Organization of the House to more 
accurately reflect the Subcommittee's mission and jurisdiction. 
In the 107th Congress, the Subcommittee's name was modified to 
the Subcommittee on Technology and the House, and at the 
beginning of the 109th Congress, when Mr. Hastings became 
Chairman, the name reverted to the Subcommittee on Rules and 
Organization of the House. The Subcommittee's jurisdiction 
remained unchanged and it maintained its previous level of 
seven Members, 5 majority and 2 minority. In the 109th 
Congress, the subcommittee membership is as follows: Doc 
Hastings of Washington (Chairman), Adam Putnam of Florida (Vice 
Chairman), Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia, David Dreier 
of California, James McGovern of Massachusetts (Ranking 
Member), and Doris O. Matsui of California.
    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 of all House committees. It 
remains committed to a continuing study of the organization and 
operations of the House. In this Congress, 61 bills and 
resolutions were referred to the Subcommittee for its 
consideration and review.

             2. SUMMARY OF ACTIVITIES IN THE 109TH CONGRESS

a. To examine Rule X, the Organization of Committees, including its 
        current legislative impact, arrangement, and effectiveness, and 
        suggestions for changes

    House Rule X broadly delineates the jurisdiction of each 
standing Committee of the United States House of 
Representatives. The majority of Rule X was drawn from 19th and 
20th Century precedents and codified into law by the 
Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946. Although the rule 
underwent modest revisions in 1974 and 1980, as well as more 
extensive changes in 1995, the rule itself remains the creation 
of a time when most public policies were not as complicated as 
they are currently. Questions about the omission of certain 
subject matters and issue overlap among different committees 
continue to exist. The formal provisions of Rule X are 
supplemented by a number of precedents and informal agreements 
among committees governing the referral of legislation.
    For the Committee on Rules, Rule X assigns the task of 
supervising the rules, joint rules and the order of business of 
the House of Representatives. It is the responsibility of the 
Committee on Rules to focus its oversight on the configuration 
of the jurisdiction and mission of each committee to ensure 
that the House reflects contemporary times.
    In the early months of the 109th Congress, majority staff 
of the subcommittee and full committee undertook a preliminary 
review to ensure that the Rule X arrangement continues to 
permit House committees to review and study the application, 
administration, and execution of all laws within their 
legislative jurisdiction most effectively. Particular emphasis 
was placed on the practical function of Rule X in a modern 
House, including an analysis of both the effectiveness of the 
current Rule X arrangement and various alternatives to the 
existing provisions of Rule X.

b. To consider proposed changes to the Rules of the House for the 110th 
        Congress

    Traditionally, toward the end of each Congress the 
Committee on Rules solicits ideas from Members on proposed 
changes to the Rules of the House for consideration at the 
start of the subsequent Congress. In view of the pending 
transfer of majority control in the House for the 110th 
Congress, the subcommittee neither solicited nor considered 
suggestions from Members this year.

 3. LEGISLATION REFERRED TO THE SUBCOMMITTEE ON RULES AND ORGANIZATION 
                              OF THE HOUSE

    H. Res. 25: Representative Maloney of New York, January 4, 
2005. A resolution amending the Rules of the House of 
Representatives to establish a standing committee on Homeland 
Security and a standing Committee on Intelligence and to allow 
the Committee on Appropriations to have 14 subcommittees (of 
which one is a subcommittee on Intelligence), and for other 
purposes.
    H. Res. 116: Representative Leach of Iowa, February 16, 
2005. A resolution creating a select committee to investigate 
the awarding and carrying out of contracts to conduct 
activities in Afghanistan and Iraq and to fight the war on 
terrorism.
    H. Res. 121: Representative Cooper of Tennessee, February 
17, 2005. A resolution amending the Rules of the House of 
Representatives to strengthen the budget process.
    H. Res. 123: Representative King of New York, February 17, 
2005. A resolution establishing a Select Committee on POW and 
MIA Affairs.
    H. Res. 284: Representative Baird of Washington, May 17, 
2005. A resolution amending the Rules of the House of 
Representatives to repeal the provisional quorum provision.
    H. Res. 391: Representative Hastings of Washington, July 
27, 2005. A resolution that there is hereby established a Task 
Force on Ocean Policy.
    H. Res. 432: Representative Leach of Iowa, September 8, 
2005. A resolution creating a select committee to investigate 
the awarding and carrying out of contracts to rebuild 
communities devastated by Hurricane Katrina.
    H. Res. 435: Representative Tancredo of Colorado, September 
8, 2005. A resolution providing for the establishment of a 
select committee to investigate and oversee the awarding and 
execution of contracts for relief and reconstruction activities 
in areas affected by hurricane Katrina.
    H. Res. 449: Representative Tierney of Massachusetts, 
September 15, 2005. A resolution to create a select committee 
to monitor and investigate the awarding and carrying out of 
contracts related to the relief and reconstruction efforts in 
response to Hurricane Katrina.
    H. Res. 589: Representative McCotter of Michigan, December 
7, 2005. A resolution creating a select committee to oversee 
and, where necessary, investigate and maximize the necessarily 
significant appropriations expended to win the War on Terror, 
especially within the operational theaters of Afghanistan and 
Iraq.
    H. Res. 616: Representative Lynch of Massachusetts, 
December 15, 2005. A resolution directing the Committee on 
Government Reform to hold hearings on intelligence relating to 
the rationale for the commencement of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
    H. Res. 635: Representative Conyers of Michigan, December 
18, 2005. A resolution creating a select committee to 
investigate the Administration's intent to go to war before 
Congressional authorization, manipulation of pre-war 
intelligence, encouraging and countenancing torture, 
retaliating against critics, and to make recommendations 
regarding grounds for possible impeachment.
    H. Res. 646: Representative Jones of North Carolina, 
January 31, 2006. A resolution denying the entitlement to the 
privilege of admission to the Hall of the House to any former 
Member of the House who is a registered lobbyist.
    H. Res. 663: Representative Snyder of Arkansas, January 31, 
2006. A resolution amending the Rules of the House of 
Representatives to prohibit former Members and former officers 
of the House who are registered lobbyists from admission to the 
Hall of the House, and for other purposes.
    H. Res. 688: Representative Baird of Washington, February 
16, 2006. A resolution amending the Rules of the House of 
Representatives to require that legislation and conference 
reports be available on the Internet for 72 hours before 
consideration by the House, and for other purposes.
    H. Res. 701: Representative Chabot of Ohio, March 1, 2006. 
A resolution amending the Rules of the House of Representatives 
to prohibit the consideration of conference reports on omnibus 
appropriation bills.
    H. Res. 709: Representative Paul of Texas, March 2, 2006. A 
resolution amending the Rules of the House of Representatives 
to ensure that Members have a reasonable amount of time to read 
legislation that will be voted upon.
    H. Res. 747: Representative Buyer of Indiana, March 30, 
2006. A resolution amending the Rules of the House of 
Representatives to require that all members of the Permanent 
Select Committee on Intelligence and all members of the 
Subcommittee on Defense of the Committee on Appropriations have 
security clearances.
    H. Res. 841: Representative Tanner of Tennessee, May 24, 
2006. A resolution amending the Rules of the House of 
Representatives to require committees to hold hearings upon the 
issuance of certain reports from an Inspector General or the 
Comptroller General the subject matter of which is within the 
jurisdiction of such committees.

House bills

    H.R. 41: Representative Barrett of South Carolina, January 
4, 2005. A bill to establish a commission on tax reform.
    H.R. 75: Representative Davis of Virginia, January 4, 2005. 
A bill to require the Comptroller General to prepare statements 
for bills and resolutions reported by committees of the House 
of Representatives and the Senate on whether any new entities, 
programs, or functions authorized by the bills or resolutions 
are redundant with existing Federal entities, programs, or 
functions and could be more efficiently performed by an 
existing Federal entity, program, or function, and to require 
such statements to accompany reports on legislation.
    H.R. 440: Representative Kolbe of Arizona, February 17, 
2005. 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.
    H.R. 576: Representative Ney of Ohio, March 2, 2005. A bill 
to amend chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, to establish 
the Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review.
    H.R. 806: Representative Bilirakis of Florida, February 15, 
2005. A bill to modify the provision of law which provides a 
permanent appropriation for the compensation of Members of 
Congress, and for other purposes.
    H.R. 918: Representative Flake of Arizona, March 14, 2005. 
A bill to contain the costs of the Medicare prescription drug 
program under part D of title XVIII of the Social Security Act, 
and for other purposes.
    H.R. 931: Representative Hayworth of Arizona, February 17, 
2005. A bill to require Congress and the President to fulfill 
their constitutional duty to take personal responsibility for 
Federal laws.
    H.R. 1050: Representative Lee of California, March 24, 
2005. A bill to establish a living wage, jobs for all policy 
for all peoples in the United States and its territories, and 
for other purposes.
    H.R. 1170: Representative Levin of Michigan, March 8, 2005. 
A bill to authorize the extension of unconditional and 
permanent nondiscriminatory treatment (permanent normal trade 
relations treatment) to the products of Ukraine, and for other 
purposes.
    H.R. 1399: Representative Kaptur of Ohio, March 22, 2005. A 
bill to expand the number of individuals and families with 
health insurance coverage, and for other purposes.
    H.R. 1629: Representative Davis of Virginia, April 14, 
2005. A bill to amend the District of Columbia Home Rule Act to 
provide the District of Columbia with autonomy over its 
budgets, and for other purposes.
    H.R. 2339: Representative Cubin of Wyoming, May 12, 2005. A 
bill to amend title II of the Social Security Act to provide 
for Congressional oversight and approval of totalization 
agreements.
    H.R. 2470: Representative Tiahrt of Kansas, May 18, 2005. A 
bill to establish a commission to conduct a comprehensive 
review of Federal agencies and programs and to recommend the 
elimination or realignment of duplicative, wasteful, or 
outdated functions, and for other purposes.
    H.R. 3073: Representative Lewis of Kentucky, June 27, 2005. 
A bill to allow Congress to reverse the judgments of the United 
States Supreme Court.
    H.R. 3148: Representative Brown-Waite of Florida, June 30, 
2006. A bill to amend chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, 
to establish the Joint Administrative Procedures Committee.
    H.R. 3276: Representative Porter of Nevada, July 14, 2005. 
A bill to provide for the establishment of Results Commissions 
to improve the results of executive branch agencies on behalf 
of the American people.
    H.R. 3277: Representative Brady of Texas, July 14, 2005. A 
bill to provide for the establishment of the Sunset Commission 
to review and maximize the performance of all Federal agencies 
and programs.
    H.R. 4210: Representative McKinney of Georgia, November 2, 
2005. A bill to provide for the expeditious disclosure of 
records relevant to the life and death of Tupac Amaru Shakur.
    H.R. 4254: Representative Cooper of Tennessee, November 8, 
2005. A bill to establish a commission on corporate entitlement 
reform.
    H.R. 4259: Representative Thompson of California, November 
8, 2005. A bill to establish the Veterans' Right to Know 
Commission.
    H.R. 4542: Representative Oberstar of Minnesota, December 
14, 2005. A bill to direct the Secretary of Transportation to 
report to Congress concerning proposed changes to long-standing 
policies that prohibit foreign interests from exercising actual 
control over the economic, competitive, safety, and security 
decisions of United States airlines, and for other purposes.
    H.R. 4631: Representative Jindal of Louisiana, December 17, 
2005. A bill to establish the Gulf Deregulation Commission.
    H.R. 4694: Representative Obey of Wisconsin, February 1, 
2006. 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.
    H.R. 4733: Representative Rangel of New York, February 8, 
2006. A bill to establish the Office of the Congressional Trade 
Enforcer, and for other purposes.
    H.R. 4812: Representative Brown of Ohio, February 28, 2006. 
A bill to provide greater accountability in reviewing the 
national security considerations of free trade agreements.
    H.R. 4926: Delegate Norton of the District of Columbia, 
March 9, 2006. A bill to amend the District of Columbia Home 
Rule Act to eliminate Congressional review of newly-passed 
District laws.
    H.R. 4968: Representative McKinney of Georgia, March 15, 
2006. A bill to provide for the expeditious disclosure of 
records relevant to the life and death of Tupac Amaru Shakur.
    H.R. 4974: Representative Hyde of Illinois, March 16, 2006. 
A bill to authorize the President to waive the application of 
certain requirements under the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 with 
respect to India.
    H.R. 5017: Representative Shays of Connecticut, March 28, 
2006. A bill to ensure the implementation of the 
recommendations of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks 
Upon the United States.
    H.R. 5430: Representative Berman of California, May 19, 
2006. A bill to establish sound criteria for civilian nuclear 
cooperation with certain countries.
    H.R. 5529: Representative English of Pennsylvania, June 6, 
2006. A bill to amend United States trade laws to address more 
effectively import crises, and for other purposes.
    H.R. 5552: Representative Wolf of Virginia, June 7, 2006. A 
bill to establish a commission to develop legislation designed 
to reform tax policy and entitlement benefit programs and 
ensure a sound fiscal future for the United States, and for 
other purposes.
    H.R. 5635: Representative Brown of Ohio, June 16, 2006. A 
bill to amend the Tariff Act of 1930 to prohibit the import, 
export, and sale of goods made with sweatshop labor, and for 
other purposes.
    H.R. 5766: Representative Tiahrt of Kansas, July 12, 2006. 
A bill to provide for the establishment of Federal Review 
Commissions to review and make recommendations on improving the 
operations, effectiveness, and efficiency of Federal programs 
and agencies, and to require a schedule for such reviews of all 
Federal agencies and programs.
    H.R. 5847: Representative Hyde of Illinois, July 20, 2006. 
A bill to amend the Arms Export Control Act to strengthen the 
requirements for Congressional review of arms sales and exports 
under such Act, and for other purposes.
    H.R. 5864: Representative Baldwin of Wisconsin, July 24, 
2006. A bill to provide for innovation in health care through 
State initiatives that expand coverage and access.
    H.R. 5954: Representative Flake of Arizona, July 28, 2006. 
A bill to amend the Rules of the House of Representatives to 
specify conditions under which the Permanent Select Committee 
on Intelligence of the House of Representatives shall be 
required to exercise its authority to make classified 
information in its possession available to certain standing 
committees of the House, and for other purposes.
    H.R. 5965: Representative Hoyer of Maryland, July 28, 2006. 
A bill to strengthen national security and promote energy 
independence by reducing the Nation's reliance on foreign oil, 
improving vehicle technology and efficiency, increasing the 
distribution of alternative fuels, bolstering rail 
infrastructure, and expanding access to public transit.
    H.R. 6008: Representative McCollum of Minnesota, July 28, 
2006. A bill to reduce and prevent the sale and use of 
fraudulent degrees in order to protect the integrity of valid 
higher education degrees that are used for Federal purposes.
    H.R. 6076: Representative Rangel of New York, September 14, 
2006. A bill to extend the generalized system of preferences 
program under the Trade Act of 1974, to extend the Andean Trade 
Preference Act, to extend certain trade preferences under the 
African Growth and Opportunity Act, and for other purposes.

House concurrent resolutions

    H. Con. Res. 402: Representative Gerlach of Pennsylvania, 
May 17, 2006. A concurrent resolution requiring certain 
committees of Congress to review and evaluate the activities 
and progress of the Government of Iraq in securing and 
stabilizing Iraq.

House joint resolutions

    H.J. Res. 87: Representative Frank of Massachusetts, May 
25, 2006. A joint resolution requiring the President to notify 
Congress if the President makes a determination at the time of 
signing a bill into law to ignore a duly enacted provision of 
such newly enacted law, establishing expedited procedures for 
the consideration of legislation in the House of 
Representatives in response to such a determination, and for 
other purposes.

   VI. STATISTICAL PROFILE OF THE COMMITTEE ON RULES, 109TH CONGRESS


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

    1. Number of formal requests for Rules Committee hearings: 
146
          (a) Number of rules requested for original 
        consideration of measures, rules for further 
        consideration, rules for disposition of Senate 
        amendments: 123
          (b) Number of rules requested on conference reports: 
        19
          (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: 4
    2. Number of formal requests pending at adjournment: 0
    3. Number of hearing days--
          (a) 1st Session: 69
                  (1) Regular meetings: 41
                  (2) Emergency meetings: 29
                  (3) Regular/Emergency meetings: 5
          (b) 2nd Session: 55
                  (1) Regular meetings: 31
                  (2) Emergency meetings: 20
                  (3) Regular/Emergency meetings: 7
    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: 193
                  (1) Bills and resolutions: 137
                  (2) Conference Reports: 25
                  (3) Providing for general debate only, 
                waiving 2/3 requirement or creating suspension 
                days: 34
          (b) Types of amendment structures for consideration 
        of bills and resolutions--
                  (1) Open: 22
                  (2) Modified Open--Required Preprinting in 
                the Congressional Record: 2
                  (3) Structured or Modified Closed: 65
                  (4) Closed: 49
          (c) Categories of Rules Granted with Certain Floor 
        Management Tools--
                  (1) Expedited Procedures Rules: 21
                  (2) Suspension Day Rules: 10
                  (3) Chairman's en bloc authority: 1
          (d) Categories of Rules Granted to Resolve 
        Differences Among and Responding to the Legislative 
        Actions of Committees--
                  (1) Self-Executing Rules: 37
                  (2) Original Text Rules: 27
          (e) Categories of Rules Granted Dealing with House-
        Senate Relations--
                  (1) Senate Hook-up Rules: 5
                  (2) Disposition of Senate Amendments: 1
                  (3) Conference Report Rules: 25
                  (4) Engrossment of Multiple Measures Rules: 1
                  (5) Motions to go to conference: 2
          (f) Disposition of the 193 rules granted:
                  (1) Adopted by the House: 172
                  (2) Rejected by the House: 0
                  (3) Laid on the Table: 19
                  (4) Pending on the House Calendar at 
                Adjournment: 2
    5. 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: 146
                  (2) Waiving all points of order against 
                provisions in the bill, except as specified in 
                the rule: 2
                  (3) Rule XIII, clause 6(a): 21
                  (4) Rule XXI, clause 2: 16
                  (5) Rule XXI, clause 2(e): 1
                  (6) Rule XXI, clause 5(b): 1

            B. Statistics on Original Jurisdiction Measures

    1. Full Committee
          (a) Number of bills and resolutions referred: 148
          (b) Number of measures referred to the subcommittees: 
        90
                  (1) Exclusive Referrals to the Subcommittee 
                on Rules and Organization of the House: 61
                  (2) Exclusive Referrals to the Subcommittee 
                on the Legislative and Budget Process: 29
                  (3) Joint Referrals: 0
          (c) Number of original jurisdiction measures heard by 
        the full committee: 5
          (d) Number of hearings and markups held by the full 
        committee: 3
          (e) Number of measures reported by the full 
        committee: 5
                  (1) Disposition of measures reported
                          (a) Measures adopted by the House: 5
                          (b) Measures reported and pending 
                        floor action at adjournment: 0
                          (c) Measures rejected by the House: 0
                          (d) Measures tabled by the House: 0
    2. Subcommittee on the Legislative and Budget Process
          (a) Measures referred: 29
          (b) Days of hearings and markups: 2
          (c) Measures reported: 1
    3. Subcommittee on Rules and Organization of the House
          (a) Measures referred: 61
          (b) Days of hearings and markups: 0
          (c) Measures reported: 0

                            VII. APPENDICES


                   A. TABLE 1.--TYPES OF RULES GRANTED
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Open:
    H. Res. 151...........  H.R. 1268.................  Emergency
                                                         Supplemental
                                                         Appropriations
                                                         Act for
                                                         Defense, the
                                                         Global War on
                                                         Terror, and
                                                         Tsunami Relief,
                                                         2005.
    H. Res. 5.............  H.R. 1185.................  Federal Deposit
                                                         Insurance
                                                         Reform Act of
                                                         2005.
    H. Res. 278...........  H.R. 2360.................  Department of
                                                         Homeland
                                                         Security
                                                         Appropriations
                                                         Act, 2006.
    H. Res. 287...........  H.R. 2361.................  Department of
                                                         the Interior,
                                                         Environment,
                                                         and Related
                                                         Agencies
                                                         Appropriations
                                                         Act, 2006.
    H. Res. 291...........  H.R. 2419.................  Energy and Water
                                                         Development
                                                         Appropriations
                                                         Act 2006.
    H. Res. 298...........  H.R. 2528.................  Military Quality
                                                         of Life and
                                                         Veterans
                                                         Affairs
                                                         Appropriations
                                                         Act, 2006.
    H. Res. 303...........  H.R. 2744.................  Agriculture,
                                                         Rural
                                                         Development,
                                                         Food and Drug
                                                         Administration,
                                                         and Related
                                                         Agencies
                                                         Appropriations
                                                         Act, 2006.
    H. Res. 314...........  H.R. 2862.................  Science, State,
                                                         Justice,
                                                         Commerce, and
                                                         Related
                                                         Agencies
                                                         Appropriations
                                                         Act, 2006.
    H. Res. 315...........  H.R. 2863.................  Department of
                                                         Defense
                                                         Appropriations
                                                         Act, FY 2006.
    H. Res. 337...........  H.R. 3010.................  Departments of
                                                         Labor, Health
                                                         and Human
                                                         Services, and
                                                         Education, and
                                                         Related
                                                         Agencies
                                                         Appropriations
                                                         Act, 2006.
    H. Res. 341...........  H.R. 3057.................  Foreign
                                                         Operations
                                                         Export
                                                         Financing, and
                                                         Related
                                                         Programs
                                                         Appropriations
                                                         Act, 2006.
    H. Res. 342...........  H.R. 3058.................  Transportation,
                                                         Treasury,
                                                         Housing and
                                                         Urban
                                                         Development,
                                                         the Judiciary,
                                                         the District of
                                                         Columbia, and
                                                         Independent
                                                         Agencies
                                                         Appropriations
                                                         Act, FY 2006.
    H. Res. 725...........  H.R. 4939.................  Emergency
                                                         Supplemental
                                                         Appropriations
                                                         Act for
                                                         Defense, the
                                                         Global War on
                                                         Terror, and
                                                         Hurricane
                                                         Recovery, 2006.
    H. Res. 818...........  H.R. 5386.................  Making
                                                         appropriations
                                                         for the
                                                         Department of
                                                         the Interior,
                                                         environment,
                                                         and related
                                                         agencies for
                                                         the fiscal year
                                                         ending
                                                         September 30,
                                                         2006, and for
                                                         other purposes.
    H. Res. 821...........  H.R. 5385.................  Military
                                                         Construction,
                                                         Military
                                                         Quality of Life
                                                         and Veterans
                                                         Affairs
                                                         Appropriations
                                                         Act for Fiscal
                                                         Year 2007.
    H. Res. 830...........  H.R. 5384.................  Agriculture,
                                                         Rural
                                                         Development,
                                                         Food and Drug
                                                         Administration,
                                                         and Related
                                                         Agencies
                                                         Appropriations
                                                         Act for Fiscal
                                                         Year 2007.
    H. Res. 832...........  H.R. 5427.................  Energy and Water
                                                         Development
                                                         Appropriations
                                                         Act for Fiscal
                                                         Year 2007.
    H. Res. 836...........  H.R. 5441.................  Department of
                                                         Homeland
                                                         Security
                                                         Appropriations
                                                         Act, 2007.
    H. Res. 851...........  H.R. 5522.................  Foreign
                                                         Operations,
                                                         Export Finance,
                                                         and Related
                                                         Programs
                                                         Appropriations
                                                         Act, 2007.
    H. Res. 865...........  H.R. 5576.................  Transportation,
                                                         Treasury, HUD,
                                                         Judiciary, DC
                                                         Appropriations
                                                         Act, 2007.
    H. Res. 877...........  H.R. 5631.................  Department of
                                                         Defense
                                                         Appropriations
                                                         Act, 2007.
    H. Res. 890...........  H.R. 5672.................  Science, State,
                                                         Justice,
                                                         Commerce
                                                         Appropriations
                                                         Act, 2007.
Modified open:
    H. Res. 436...........  H.R. 3132.................  Children's
                                                         Safety Act of
                                                         2005.
    H. Res. 440...........  H.R. 889..................  Coast Guard and
                                                         Maritime
                                                         Transportation
                                                         Act of 2005.
Structured or Modified
 Closed:
    H. Res. 42............  H.R. 54...................  Congressional
                                                         Gold Medal
                                                         Enhancement Act
                                                         of 2005.
    H. Res. 75............  H.R. 418..................  REAL ID Act of
                                                         2005-Further
                                                         Debate/
                                                         Amendments.
    H. Res. 95............  H.R. 310..................  Broadcast
                                                         Decency
                                                         Enforcement Act
                                                         of 2005.
    H. Res. 96............  S. 5......................  Class Action
                                                         Fairness Act of
                                                         2005.
    H. Res. 125...........  H.R. 841..................  Continuity in
                                                         Representation
                                                         Act of 2005.
    H. Res. 126...........  H.R. 27...................  Job Training
                                                         Improvement Act
                                                         of 2005.
    H. Res. 140...........  H.R. 3....................  Transportation
                                                         Equity Act: A
                                                         Legacy for
                                                         Users (1st
                                                         rule).
    H. Res. 144...........  H.R. 3....................  Transportation
                                                         Equity Act: A
                                                         Legacy for
                                                         Users (2nd
                                                         rule).
    H. Res. 154...........  H. Con. Res. 95...........  Concurrent
                                                         Resolution on
                                                         the Budget for
                                                         Fiscal Year
                                                         2006
    H. Res. 202...........  H.R. 8....................  Death Tax Repeal
                                                         Permanency Act
                                                         of 2005.
    H. Res. 219...........  H.R. 6....................  Energy Policy
                                                         Act of 2005.
    H. Res. 236...........  H.R. 748..................  Child Interstate
                                                         Abortion
                                                         Notification
                                                         Act.
    H. Res. 254...........  H.R. 366..................  Vocational and
                                                         Technical
                                                         Education for
                                                         the Future Act.
    H. Res. 268...........  H.R. 1279.................  Gang Deterrence
                                                         and Community
                                                         Protection Act
                                                         of 2005.
    H. Res. 269...........  H.R. 1544.................  Faster and
                                                         Smarter Funding
                                                         for First
                                                         Responders Act
                                                         of 2005.
    H. Res. 283...........  H.R. 1817.................  Department of
                                                         Homeland
                                                         Security
                                                         Authorization
                                                         Act for Fiscal
                                                         Year 2006.
    H. Res. 293...........  H.R. 1815.................  National Defense
                                                         Authorization
                                                         Act for Fiscal
                                                         Year 2006.
    H. Res. 319...........  H.R. 2745.................  Henry J. Hyde
                                                         United Nations
                                                         Reform Act of
                                                         2005.
    H. Res. 330...........  H. J. Res. 10.............  Proposing an
                                                         amendment to
                                                         the
                                                         Constitution of
                                                         the United
                                                         States
                                                         authorizing the
                                                         Congress to
                                                         prohibit the
                                                         physical
                                                         desecration of
                                                         the Flag of the
                                                         United States.
    H. Res. 331...........  H.R. 2475.................  Intelligence
                                                         Authorization
                                                         Act, 2006.
    H. Res. 334...........  H.R. 2985.................  Legislative
                                                         Branch
                                                         Appropriations
                                                         Act, 2006
    H. Res. 346...........  H.R. 2864.................  Water Resources
                                                         Development Act
                                                         of 2005.
    H. Res. 365...........  H.R. 2601.................  Foreign
                                                         Relations
                                                         Authorization
                                                         Act, Fiscal
                                                         Years 2006-07.
    H. Res. 369...........  H.R. 3199.................  USA PATRIOT Act
                                                         and Terrorism
                                                         Prevention
                                                         Reauthorization
                                                         Act of 2005.
    H. Res. 370...........  H.R. 3070.................  National
                                                         Aeronautics and
                                                         Space
                                                         Administration
                                                         Authorization
                                                         Act of 2005.
    H. Res. 379...........  H.R. 525..................  Small Business
                                                         Health Fairness
                                                         Act of 2005.
    H. Res. 380...........  H.R. 22...................  Postal
                                                         Accountability
                                                         and Enhancement
                                                         Act.
    H. Res. 451...........  H.R. 250..................  Manufacturing
                                                         Technology
                                                         Competitiveness
                                                         Act of 2005.
    H. Res. 455...........  H.R. 2123.................  School Readiness
                                                         Act of 2005.
    H. Res. 462...........  H.R. 3402.................  Department of
                                                         Justice
                                                         Appropriations
                                                         Authorization
                                                         Act, FY 2006-
                                                         09.
    H. Res. 470...........  H.R. 3824.................  Threatened and
                                                         Endangered
                                                         Species
                                                         Recovery Act of
                                                         2005.
    H. Res. 481...........  H.R. 3893.................  Gasoline for
                                                         America's
                                                         Security Act of
                                                         2005.
    H. Res. 494...........  H.R. 554..................  Personal
                                                         Responsibility
                                                         in Food
                                                         Consumption Act
                                                         of 2005.
    H. Res. 508...........  H.R. 420..................  Lawsuit Abuse
                                                         Reduction Act
                                                         of 2005.
    H. Res. 509...........  H.R. 1461.................  Federal Housing
                                                         Finance Reform
                                                         Act of 2005.
    H. Res. 527...........  H.R. 4128.................  Private Property
                                                         Rights
                                                         Protection Act
                                                         of 2005.
    H. Res. 540...........  H.R. 1751.................  Secure Access to
                                                         Justice and
                                                         Court
                                                         Protection Act
                                                         of 2005.
    H. Res. 553...........  H.R. 1065.................  United States
                                                         Boxing
                                                         Commission Act.
    H. Res. 588...........  H.R. 4297.................  Tax Relief
                                                         Extension
                                                         Reconciliation
                                                         Act of 2005.
    H. Res. 610...........  H.R. 4437.................  Border
                                                         Protection,
                                                         Antiterrorism,
                                                         and Illegal
                                                         Immigration
                                                         Control Act of
                                                         2005 (1st
                                                         Rule).
    H. Res. 621...........  H.R. 4437.................  Border
                                                         Protection,
                                                         Antiterrorism,
                                                         and Illegal
                                                         Immigration
                                                         Control Act of
                                                         2005 (2nd
                                                         Rule).
    H. Res. 710...........  H.R. 4167.................  National
                                                         Uniformity in
                                                         Food Act of
                                                         2005 (2nd
                                                         Rule).
    H. Res. 713...........  H.R. 2829.................  Office of
                                                         National Drug
                                                         Control Policy
                                                         Reauthorization
                                                         Act of 2005.
    H. Res. 741...........  H.R. 609..................  College Access
                                                         and Opportunity
                                                         Act of 2005.
    H. Res. 742...........  H.R. 609..................  College Access
                                                         and Opportunity
                                                         Act of 2005.
    H. Res. 774...........  H.R. 5020.................  Intelligence
                                                         Authorization
                                                         Act for FY
                                                         2007.
    H. Res. 783...........  H.R. 4975.................  Lobbying
                                                         Accountability
                                                         and
                                                         Transparency
                                                         Act of 2006.
    H. Res. 789...........  H.R. 4954.................  Security and
                                                         Accountability
                                                         For Every
                                                         (SAFE) Port.
    H. Res. 806...........  H.R. 5122.................  National Defense
                                                         Authorization
                                                         Act for Fiscal
                                                         Year 2007 (1st
                                                         Rule).
    H. Res. 811...........  H.R. 5122.................  National Defense
                                                         Authorization
                                                         Act for Fiscal
                                                         Year 2007 (2nd
                                                         Rule).
    H. Res. 816...........  H.R. 4200.................  Forest Emergency
                                                         Recovery and
                                                         Research Act.
    H. Res. 817...........  H. Con. Res. 376..........  Concurrent
                                                         Resolution on
                                                         the Budget for
                                                         Fiscal Year
                                                         2007.
    H. Res. 849...........  H.R. 5521.................  Legislative
                                                         Branch
                                                         Appropriations
                                                         Act, 2007
    H. Res. 850...........  H.R. 5252.................  Communications
                                                         Opportunity,
                                                         Promotion, and
                                                         Enhancement Act
                                                         of 2006.
    H. Res. 878...........  H.R. 9....................  Fannie Lou
                                                         Hamer, Rosa
                                                         Parks, and
                                                         Coretta Scott
                                                         King Voting
                                                         Rights
                                                         Reauthorization
                                                         and Amendments
                                                         Act of 2006--
                                                         1st Rule.
    H. Res. 891...........  H.R. 4973.................  Flood Insurance
                                                         Reform and
                                                         Modernization
                                                         Act of 2006.
    H. Res. 897...........  H.R. 4761.................  Deep Ocean
                                                         Energy
                                                         Resources Act
                                                         of 2006.
    H. Res. 906...........  H.R. 2990.................  Credit Rating
                                                         Agency Duopoly
                                                         Relief Act of
                                                         2006.
    H. Res. 907...........  H.R. 4411.................  Unlawful
                                                         Internet
                                                         Gambling
                                                         Enforcement Act
                                                         of 2006.
    H. Res. 910...........  H.R. 9....................  Fannie Lou
                                                         Hamer, Rosa
                                                         Parks, and
                                                         Coretta Scott
                                                         King Voting
                                                         Rights
                                                         Reauthorization
                                                         and Amendments
                                                         Act of 2006--
                                                         2ne Rule.
    H. Res. 920...........  H.R. 2389.................  Pledge
                                                         Protection Act
                                                         of 2005.
    H. Res. 947...........  H.R. 5682.................  United States
                                                         and India
                                                         Nuclear
                                                         Cooperation
                                                         Promotion Act
                                                         of 2006.
    H. Res. 952...........  H.R. 4157.................  Health
                                                         Information
                                                         Technology
                                                         Promotion Act
                                                         of 2005.
    H. Res. 981...........  H.R. 503..................  Horse Slaughter
                                                         Protection
                                                         Bill.
    H. Res. 997...........  H.R. 2965.................  Federal Prison
                                                         Industries
                                                         Competition in
                                                         Contracting
                                                         Act.
Closed:
    H. Res. 59............  H. Con Res. 36............  Expressing the
                                                         continued
                                                         support of
                                                         Congress for
                                                         equal access of
                                                         military
                                                         recruiters to
                                                         institutions of
                                                         higher
                                                         education.
    H. Res. 162...........  H.R. 1334.................  Protection of
                                                         Incapacitated
                                                         Persons Act of
                                                         2005.
    H. Res. 182...........  S. 686....................  For the Relief
                                                         of the Parents
                                                         of Theresa
                                                         Marie Schiavo.
    H. Res. 211...........  S. 256....................  Bankruptcy Abuse
                                                         Prevention and
                                                         Consumer
                                                         Protection Act
                                                         of 2005.
    H. Res. 235...........  H. Res. 22................  Expressing the
                                                         sense of the
                                                         House of
                                                         Representatives
                                                         that American
                                                         small
                                                         businesses are
                                                         entitled to a
                                                         Small Business
                                                         Bill of Rights.
    H. Res. 241...........  H. Res. 240...............  Amending the
                                                         Rules of the
                                                         House of
                                                         Representatives
                                                         to reinstate
                                                         certain
                                                         provisions of
                                                         the rules
                                                         relating to
                                                         procedures of
                                                         the Committee
                                                         on Standards of
                                                         Official
                                                         Conduct to the
                                                         form in which
                                                         those
                                                         provisions
                                                         existed at the
                                                         close of the
                                                         108th Congress.
    H. Res. 304...........  H.J. Res. 27..............  Withdrawing the
                                                         approval of the
                                                         United States
                                                         from the
                                                         Agreement
                                                         Establishing
                                                         the World
                                                         Organization.
    H. Res. 351...........  H.R. 739..................  Occupational
                                                         Safety and
                                                         Health Small
                                                         Business Day in
                                                         Court Act of
                                                         2005.
                            H.R. 740..................  Occupational
                                                         Safety and
                                                         Health Review
                                                         Commission
                                                         Efficiency Act
                                                         of 2005.
                            H.R. 741..................  Occupational
                                                         Safety and
                                                         Health
                                                         Independent
                                                         Review of OSHA
                                                         Citation Act of
                                                         2005.
                            H.R. 742..................  Occupational
                                                         Safety and
                                                         Health Small
                                                         Employer Access
                                                         to Justice Act
                                                         of 2005.
    H. Res. 385...........  H.R. 5....................  Help Efficient,
                                                         Accessible, Low-
                                                         Cost, Timely
                                                         Healthcare
                                                         (HEALTH) Act of
                                                         2005.
    H. Res. 386...........  H.R. 3045.................  Dominican
                                                         Republic-
                                                         Central
                                                         American-United
                                                         States Free
                                                         Trade Agreement
                                                         Implementation
                                                         Act.
    H. Res. 387...........  H.R. 3283.................  United States
                                                         Trade Rights
                                                         Enforcement
                                                         Act.
    H. Res. 401...........  H.R. 3514.................  To Provide an
                                                         extension of
                                                         highway,
                                                         highway safety,
                                                         motor carrier
                                                         safety,
                                                         transit, and
                                                         other programs
                                                         funded out of
                                                         the Highway
                                                         Trust Fund
                                                         pending
                                                         enactment of a
                                                         law
                                                         reauthorizing
                                                         the
                                                         Transportation
                                                         Equity Act for
                                                         the 21st
                                                         Century.
    H. Res. 439...........  H. Res. 437...............  A resolution to
                                                         establish the
                                                         Select
                                                         Bipartisan
                                                         Committee to
                                                         Investigate the
                                                         Preparation for
                                                         and Response to
                                                         Hurricane
                                                         Katrina.
    H. Res. 469...........  H.J. Res. 68..............  Making
                                                         Continuing
                                                         Appropriations
                                                         for the fiscal
                                                         year 2006, and
                                                         for other
                                                         purposes.
    H. Res. 493...........  S. 397....................  Protection of
                                                         Lawful Commerce
                                                         in Arms Act.
    H. Res. 542...........  H.R. 4241.................  Deficit
                                                         Reduction Act
                                                         of 2005.
    H. Res. 558...........  H.J. Res. 72..............  Making
                                                         Continuing
                                                         Appropriations
                                                         for the fiscal
                                                         year 2006, and
                                                         for other
                                                         purposes.
    H. Res. 560...........  H.R. 4241.................  Deficit
                                                         Reduction Act
                                                         of 2005.
    H. Res. 572...........  H. Res. 571...............  Expressing the
                                                         Sense of the
                                                         House of
                                                         Representatives
                                                         that the
                                                         Deployment of
                                                         United States
                                                         forces in Iraq
                                                         be terminated
                                                         immediately.
                            H. Con. Res. 308..........  Directing the
                                                         Clerk of the
                                                         House of
                                                         Representatives
                                                         to make
                                                         technical
                                                         correction in
                                                         the enrollment
                                                         of H.R. 3058.
    H. Res. 583...........  H.R. 4340.................  United States-
                                                         Bahrain Free
                                                         Trade Agreement
                                                         Implementation
                                                         Act.
    H. Res. 602...........  H.R. 2830.................  Pension
                                                         Protection Act
                                                         of 2005.
    H. Res. 619...........  H. Res. 612...............  Expressing the
                                                         Commitment of
                                                         the House of
                                                         Representatives
                                                         to Achieving
                                                         Victory in
                                                         Iraq.
    H. Res. 755...........  H.R. 513..................  527 Reform Act
                                                         of 2005.
    H. Res. 835...........  H.R. 5429.................  American-Made
                                                         Energy and Good
                                                         Jobs Act.
    H. Res. 842...........  H.R. 5254.................  Refinery Permit
                                                         Process
                                                         Scheduling Act.
    H. Res. 868...........  H. Res. 861...............  Declaring that
                                                         the United
                                                         States will
                                                         complete the
                                                         mission in Iraq
                                                         and prevail in
                                                         the Global War
                                                         on Terror, the
                                                         struggle to
                                                         protect freedom
                                                         from the
                                                         terrorist
                                                         adversary.
    H. Res. 885...........  H.R. 5638.................  Permanent Estate
                                                         Tax Relief Act
                                                         of 2006.
    H. Res. 886...........  H.R. 4890.................  Legislative Line
                                                         Item Veto Act
                                                         of 2006.
    H. Res. 896...........  H. Res. 895...............  Supporting
                                                         intelligence
                                                         and law
                                                         enforcement
                                                         programs to
                                                         track
                                                         terrorists and
                                                         terrorist
                                                         finances
                                                         conducted
                                                         consistent with
                                                         Federal law and
                                                         with
                                                         appropriate
                                                         Congressional
                                                         consultation
                                                         and
                                                         specifically
                                                         condemning the
                                                         disclosure and
                                                         publication of
                                                         classified
                                                         information
                                                         that impairs
                                                         the
                                                         international
                                                         fight against
                                                         terrorism and
                                                         needlessly
                                                         exposes
                                                         Americans to
                                                         the threat of
                                                         further terror
                                                         attacks by
                                                         revealing a
                                                         crucial method
                                                         by which
                                                         terrorists are
                                                         traced through
                                                         their finances.
    H. Res. 918...........  H.J. Res. 88..............  Proposing an
                                                         amendment to
                                                         the
                                                         Constitution of
                                                         the United
                                                         States relating
                                                         to marriage.
    H. Res. 924...........  S. 2754...................  Alternative
                                                         Pluripotent
                                                         Stem Cell
                                                         Therapies
                                                         Enhancement
                                                         Act.
    H. Res. 925...........  H.R. 5684.................  United States-
                                                         Oman Free Trade
                                                         Agreement
                                                         Implementation
                                                         Act.
    H. Res. 939...........  H.R. 1956.................  Business
                                                         Activity Tax
                                                         Simplification
                                                         Act of 2006.
    H. Res. 966...........  H.R. 5970.................  Estate Tax and
                                                         Extension of
                                                         Tax Relief Act
                                                         of 2006.
                            H.R. 4....................  Pension
                                                         Protection Act
                                                         of 2006.
    H. Res. 996...........  H. Res. 994...............  Expressing the
                                                         sense of the
                                                         House of
                                                         Representatives
                                                         on the fifth
                                                         anniversary of
                                                         the terrorist
                                                         attacks
                                                         launched
                                                         against the
                                                         United States
                                                         on September
                                                         11, 2001.
    H. Res. 1000..........  H. Res. 1003..............  Providing for
                                                         earmarking
                                                         reform in the
                                                         House of
                                                         Representatives
                                                         .
    H. Res. 1002..........  H.R. 6061.................  Secure Fence Act
                                                         of 2006.
    H. Res. 1015..........  H.R. 4844.................  Federal Election
                                                         Integrity Act.
    H. Res. 1018..........  H.R. 6094.................  Community
                                                         Protection Act
                                                         of 2006.
                            H.R. 6095.................  Immigration Law
                                                         Enforcement Act
                                                         of 2006.
                            H.R. 4830.................  Border Tunnel
                                                         Prevention Act
                                                         of 2006.
    H. Res. 1038..........  H.R. 2679.................  Public
                                                         Expressions of
                                                         Religion Act of
                                                         2005.
    H. Res. 1039..........  S. 403....................  Child Interstate
                                                         Abortion
                                                         Notification
                                                         Act.
    H. Res. 1042..........  H.R. 6166.................  Military
                                                         Commissions Act
                                                         of 2006.
    H. Res. 1047..........  H.R. 4772.................  Private Property
                                                         Rights
                                                         Implementation
                                                         Act of 2006.
    H. Res. 1052..........  H.R. 5825.................  Electronic
                                                         Surveillance
                                                         Modernization
                                                         Act.
    H. Res. 1054..........  H.R. 5441.................  Homeland
                                                         Security
                                                         Appropriations
                                                         Act, 2007--
                                                         CONFERENCE
                                                         REPORT.
                            S. 3930...................  Military
                                                         Commissions Act
                                                         of 2006.
                            H.R. 4772.................  Private Property
                                                         Rights
                                                         Implementation
                                                         Act of 2006.
    H. Res. 1092..........  H.R. 6346.................  To extend
                                                         certain trade
                                                         preference
                                                         programs, to
                                                         authorize the
                                                         extension of
                                                         nondiscriminato
                                                         ry treatment
                                                         (normal trade
                                                         relations
                                                         treatment) to
                                                         the products of
                                                         Vietnam, to
                                                         modify
                                                         temporarily
                                                         certain rates
                                                         of duty and
                                                         make other
                                                         technical
                                                         amendments to
                                                         the trade laws,
                                                         and for other
                                                         purposes.
    H. Res. 1099..........  H.R. 6111.................  To amend the
                                                         Internal
                                                         Revenue Code of
                                                         1986 to provide
                                                         that the Tax
                                                         Court may
                                                         review claims
                                                         for equitable
                                                         innocent spouse
                                                         relief and to
                                                         suspend the
                                                         running on the
                                                         period of
                                                         limitations
                                                         while such
                                                         claims are
                                                         pending.
    H. Res. 1100..........  H.R. 6406.................  To modify
                                                         temporarily
                                                         certain rates
                                                         of duty and
                                                         make other
                                                         technical
                                                         amendments to
                                                         the trade laws,
                                                         to extend
                                                         certain trade
                                                         preference
                                                         programs, and
                                                         for other
                                                         purposes.
    H. Res. 1105..........  H. J. Res. 102............  Making further
                                                         continuing
                                                         appropriations
                                                         for the fiscal
                                                         year 2007, and
                                                         for other
                                                         purposes.

                           SPECIAL PROCEDURES

Waiving Rule XIII, clause 6(a), requiring a two-thirds vote to consider
 a rule on the same day it is reported from the Committee on Rules:
    H. Res. 163...........  ..........................  Special rule
                                                         reported on the
                                                         legislative day
                                                         of March 17,
                                                         2005, providing
                                                         for
                                                         consideration
                                                         of a bill
                                                         relating to the
                                                         rights of an
                                                         incapacitated
                                                         person or
                                                         persons.
    H. Res. 181...........  ..........................  Special rule
                                                         reported on or
                                                         before the
                                                         legislative day
                                                         of April 5,
                                                         2005, providing
                                                         for
                                                         consideration
                                                         of a bill
                                                         relating to the
                                                         rights of an
                                                         incapacitated
                                                         person or
                                                         persons.
    H. Res. 242...........  ..........................  Special rule
                                                         reported on the
                                                         legislative day
                                                         of April 28,
                                                         2005: (1)
                                                         providing for
                                                         consideration
                                                         or disposition
                                                         of a conference
                                                         report to
                                                         accompany the
                                                         concurrent
                                                         resolution (H.
                                                         Con. Res. 95)
                                                         establishing
                                                         the
                                                         Congressional
                                                         budget for the
                                                         United States
                                                         Government for
                                                         fiscal year
                                                         2006, revising
                                                         appropriate
                                                         budgetary
                                                         levels for
                                                         fiscal year
                                                         2005, and
                                                         setting forth
                                                         appropriate
                                                         budgetary
                                                         levels for
                                                         fiscal years
                                                         2007 through
                                                         2010; or (2)
                                                         establishing a
                                                         separate order
                                                         relating to
                                                         budget
                                                         enforcement.
    H. Res. 393...........  ..........................  Special rule
                                                         reported on the
                                                         legislative day
                                                         of July 28,
                                                         2005, providing
                                                         for
                                                         consideration
                                                         or disposition
                                                         of a conference
                                                         report to
                                                         accompany the
                                                         bill (H.R. 3)
                                                         to authorize
                                                         funds for
                                                         Federal-aid
                                                         highways,
                                                         highway safety
                                                         programs, and
                                                         transit
                                                         programs, and
                                                         for other
                                                         purposes.
    H. Res. 400...........  ..........................  Special rule
                                                         reported on the
                                                         legislative day
                                                         of July 29,
                                                         2005, providing
                                                         for
                                                         consideration
                                                         or disposition
                                                         of any measure
                                                         related to
                                                         funding for
                                                         transportation
                                                         programs.
    H. Res. 468...........  ..........................  Special rule
                                                         reported on the
                                                         legislative day
                                                         of September
                                                         29, 2005,
                                                         providing for
                                                         consideration
                                                         or disposition
                                                         of a conference
                                                         report to
                                                         accompany the
                                                         bill (H.R.
                                                         2360) making
                                                         appropriations
                                                         for the
                                                         Department of
                                                         Homeland
                                                         Security for
                                                         the fiscal year
                                                         ending
                                                         September 30,
                                                         2006, and for
                                                         the other
                                                         purposes.
    H. Res. 563...........  ..........................  Special rule
                                                         reported on the
                                                         legislative day
                                                         of November 18,
                                                         2005, providing
                                                         for
                                                         consideration
                                                         or disposition
                                                         of any of the
                                                         following
                                                         measures:
                                                          (1) A bill or
                                                         joint
                                                         resolution
                                                         making general
                                                         appropriations
                                                         for the fiscal
                                                         year ending
                                                         September 30,
                                                         2006, any
                                                         amendment
                                                         thereto, or any
                                                         conference
                                                         report thereon.
                                                          (2) A
                                                         conference
                                                         report to
                                                         accompany the
                                                         bill (H.R.
                                                         3199) to extend
                                                         and modify
                                                         authorities
                                                         needed to
                                                         combat
                                                         terrorism, and
                                                         for other
                                                         purposes.
                                                          (3) A bill or
                                                         joint
                                                         resolution
                                                         relating to
                                                         flood
                                                         insurance.
                                                          (4) A bill to
                                                         provide for
                                                         reconciliation
                                                         pursuant to
                                                         section 201 of
                                                         the concurrent
                                                         resolution on
                                                         the budget for
                                                         fiscal year
                                                         2006.
    H. Res. 620...........  ..........................  Special rule
                                                         reported on the
                                                         legislative day
                                                         of Friday,
                                                         December 16,
                                                         2005, or
                                                         Saturday,
                                                         December 17,
                                                         2005.
    H. Res. 632...........  ..........................  Special rule
                                                         reported on the
                                                         legislative day
                                                         of Sunday,
                                                         December 18,
                                                         2005.
    H. Res. 654...........  ..........................  Special rule
                                                         reported on the
                                                         legislative day
                                                         of February 1,
                                                         2006, providing
                                                         for
                                                         consideration
                                                         or disposition
                                                         of a bill to
                                                         extend and
                                                         modify
                                                         authorities
                                                         needed to
                                                         combat
                                                         terrorism, and
                                                         for other
                                                         purposes.
    H. Res. 767...........  ..........................  Special rule
                                                         reported on the
                                                         legislative day
                                                         of April 6,
                                                         2006, providing
                                                         for
                                                         consideration
                                                         of the
                                                         concurrent
                                                         resolution (H.
                                                         Con. Res. 376)
                                                         establishing
                                                         the
                                                         Congressional
                                                         budget for the
                                                         United States
                                                         Government for
                                                         fiscal year
                                                         2007 and
                                                         setting forth
                                                         appropriate
                                                         budgetary
                                                         levels for
                                                         fiscal years
                                                         2008 through
                                                         2011.
    H. Res. 810...........  ..........................  Special rule
                                                         reported on the
                                                         legislative day
                                                         of May 11,
                                                         2006, providing
                                                         for
                                                         consideration
                                                         of the
                                                         concurrent
                                                         resolution (H.
                                                         Con. Res. 376)
                                                         establishing
                                                         the
                                                         Congressional
                                                         budget for the
                                                         United States
                                                         Government for
                                                         fiscal year
                                                         2007 and
                                                         setting forth
                                                         appropriate
                                                         budgetary
                                                         levels for
                                                         fiscal years
                                                         2008 through
                                                         2011.
    H. Res. 815...........  ..........................  Special rule
                                                         reported on the
                                                         legislative day
                                                         of May 17,
                                                         2006: (1)
                                                         providing for
                                                         consideration
                                                         of the
                                                         concurrent
                                                         resolution (H.
                                                         Con. Res. 376)
                                                         establishing
                                                         the
                                                         Congressional
                                                         budget for the
                                                         United States
                                                         Government for
                                                         fiscal year
                                                         2007 and
                                                         setting forth
                                                         appropriate
                                                         budgetary
                                                         levels for
                                                         fiscal years
                                                         2008 through
                                                         2011; or (2)
                                                         addressing
                                                         budget
                                                         enforcement or
                                                         priorities.
    H. Res. 862...........  ..........................  Special rule
                                                         reported on the
                                                         legislative day
                                                         of June 13,
                                                         2006, providing
                                                         for
                                                         consideration
                                                         of the bill
                                                         (H.R. 5576)
                                                         making
                                                         appropriations
                                                         for the
                                                         Departments of
                                                         Transportation,
                                                         Treasury, and
                                                         Housing and
                                                         Urban
                                                         Development,
                                                         the Judiciary,
                                                         District of
                                                         Columbia, and
                                                         independent
                                                         agencies for
                                                         the fiscal year
                                                         ending
                                                         September 30,
                                                         2007, and for
                                                         other purposes.
    H. Res. 951...........  ..........................  Special rule
                                                         reported on the
                                                         legislative day
                                                         of July 27,
                                                         2006, providing
                                                         for
                                                         consideration
                                                         or disposition
                                                         of any of the
                                                         following
                                                         measures: (1) a
                                                         conference
                                                         report to
                                                         accompany the
                                                         bill (H.R.
                                                         2830) to amend
                                                         the Employee
                                                         Retirement
                                                         Income Security
                                                         Act of 1974 and
                                                         the Internal
                                                         Revenue Code of
                                                         1986 to reform
                                                         the pension
                                                         funding rules,
                                                         and for other
                                                         purposes; (2) a
                                                         bill to amend
                                                         the Internal
                                                         Revenue Code of
                                                         1986 to
                                                         increase the
                                                         unified credit
                                                         against the
                                                         estate tax to
                                                         an exclusion
                                                         equivalent of
                                                         $5,000,000, to
                                                         repeal the
                                                         sunset
                                                         provision for
                                                         the estate and
                                                         generation-
                                                         skipping taxes,
                                                         and to extend
                                                         expiring
                                                         provisions, and
                                                         for other
                                                         purposes.
    H. Res. 958...........  ..........................  Special rule
                                                         reported on the
                                                         legislative day
                                                         of July 28,
                                                         2006, providing
                                                         for
                                                         consideration
                                                         or disposition
                                                         of any of the
                                                         following
                                                         measures: (1) a
                                                         conference
                                                         report to
                                                         accompany the
                                                         bill (H.R.
                                                         2830) to amend
                                                         the Employee
                                                         Retirement
                                                         Income Security
                                                         Act of 1974 and
                                                         the Internal
                                                         Revenue Code of
                                                         1986 to reform
                                                         the pension
                                                         funding rules,
                                                         and for other
                                                         purposes; (2) a
                                                         bill to amend
                                                         the Internal
                                                         Revenue Code of
                                                         1986 to
                                                         increase the
                                                         unified credit
                                                         against the
                                                         estate tax to
                                                         an exclusion
                                                         equivalent of
                                                         $5,000,000, to
                                                         repeal the
                                                         sunset
                                                         provision for
                                                         the estate and
                                                         generation-
                                                         skipping taxes,
                                                         and to extend
                                                         expiring
                                                         provisions, and
                                                         for other
                                                         purposes; and
                                                         (3) a bill to
                                                         provide
                                                         economic
                                                         security for
                                                         all Americans,
                                                         and for other
                                                         purposes.
    H. Res. 1046..........  ..........................  Special rule
                                                         reported on the
                                                         legislative day
                                                         of September
                                                         27, 2006,
                                                         providing for
                                                         consideration
                                                         or disposition
                                                         of any of the
                                                         following
                                                         measures: (1) A
                                                         bill to
                                                         authorize trial
                                                         by military
                                                         commission for
                                                         violations of
                                                         the law of war,
                                                         and for other
                                                         purposes. (2) A
                                                         bill to update
                                                         the Foreign
                                                         Intelligence
                                                         Surveillance
                                                         Act of 1978.
                                                         (3) A
                                                         conference
                                                         report to
                                                         accompany the
                                                         bill (H.R.
                                                         5441) making
                                                         appropriations
                                                         for the
                                                         Department of
                                                         Homeland
                                                         Security for
                                                         the fiscal year
                                                         ending
                                                         September 30,
                                                         2007, and for
                                                         other purposes.
    H. Res. 1053..........  ..........................  Special rule
                                                         reported on the
                                                         legislative day
                                                         of September
                                                         29, 2006,
                                                         providing for
                                                         consideration
                                                         of certain
                                                         resolutions
                                                         reported by the
                                                         Rules
                                                         Committee.
    H. Res. 1093..........  ..........................  Special rule
                                                         reported on the
                                                         legislative day
                                                         of December 5,
                                                         2006, providing
                                                         for
                                                         consideration
                                                         or disposition
                                                         of any
                                                         resolution
                                                         reported on the
                                                         legislative day
                                                         of December 6,
                                                         2006, providing
                                                         for
                                                         consideration
                                                         of a bill to
                                                         amend the
                                                         Internal
                                                         Revenue Code of
                                                         1986 to extend
                                                         expiring
                                                         provisions, and
                                                         for other
                                                         purposes.
    H. Res. 1096..........  ..........................  Special rule
                                                         reported on the
                                                         legislative day
                                                         of December 6,
                                                         2006, providing
                                                         for
                                                         consideration
                                                         of certain
                                                         resolutions
                                                         reported by the
                                                         Rules
                                                         Committee.
    H. Res. 1102..........  ..........................  Special rule
                                                         reported on the
                                                         legislative day
                                                         of December 7,
                                                         2006, providing
                                                         for
                                                         consideration
                                                         of certain
                                                         resolutions
                                                         reported by the
                                                         Rules
                                                         Committee.
Makes in order suspensions
 on special days:
    H. Res. 345...........  ..........................  Suspensions in
                                                         order on
                                                         Thursday, June
                                                         30, 2005.
    H. Res. 395...........  ..........................  Suspensions in
                                                         order on
                                                         Thursday, July
                                                         28, 2005.
    H. Res. 426...........  ..........................  Suspensions in
                                                         order on
                                                         Thursday,
                                                         September 8,
                                                         2005.
    H. Res. 440...........  H.R. 889..................  Suspensions in
                                                         order on
                                                         Thursday,
                                                         September 15,
                                                         2005.
    H. Res. 469...........  H.J. Res. 68..............  Suspensions in
                                                         order on
                                                         Thursday,
                                                         October 6,
                                                         2005.
    H. Res. 623...........  ..........................  Suspensions in
                                                         order on
                                                         Saturday,
                                                         December 17,
                                                         2005.
    H. Res. 631...........  ..........................  Suspensions in
                                                         order on
                                                         Sunday,
                                                         December 18,
                                                         2005.
    H. Res. 1045..........  ..........................  Suspensions in
                                                         order on
                                                         Friday,
                                                         September 29,
                                                         2006.
    H. Res. 1096..........  ..........................  Suspensions in
                                                         order on
                                                         Thursday,
                                                         December 7,
                                                         2006.
    H. Res. 1102..........  ..........................  Suspensions in
                                                         order on
                                                         Friday,
                                                         December 8,
                                                         2006.
Senate hook-up:
    H. Res. 154...........  H. Con. Res. 95...........  Concurrent
                                                         Resolution on
                                                         the Budget for
                                                         Fiscal Year
                                                         2006.
    H. Res. 560...........  H.R. 4241.................  Deficit
                                                         Reduction Act
                                                         of 2005.
    H. Res. 653...........  ..........................  Relating to the
                                                         consideration
                                                         of the bill S.
                                                         1932--Deficit
                                                         Reduction Act
                                                         of 2005.
    H. Res. 783...........  H.R. 4975.................  Lobbying
                                                         Accountability
                                                         and
                                                         Transparency
                                                         Act of 2006.
    H. Res. 817...........  H. Con. Res. 376..........  Concurrent
                                                         Resolution on
                                                         the Budget for
                                                         Fiscal Year
                                                         2007--2ndRule.
Disposition of Senate
 amendments:
    H. Res. 1099..........  H.R. 6111.................  To amend the
                                                         Internal
                                                         Revenue Code of
                                                         1986 to provide
                                                         that the Tax
                                                         Court may
                                                         review claims
                                                         for equitable
                                                         innocent spouse
                                                         relief and to
                                                         suspend the
                                                         running on the
                                                         period of
                                                         limitations
                                                         while such
                                                         claims are
                                                         pending.
Motions to go to
 conference:
    H. Res. 783...........  H.R. 4975.................  Lobbying
                                                         Accountability
                                                         and
                                                         Transparency
                                                         Act of 2006.
    H. Res. 952...........  H.R. 4157.................  Health
                                                         Information
                                                         Technology
                                                         Promotion Act
                                                         of 2005.
Chairman's en bloc
 authority:
    H. Res. 811...........  H.R. 5122.................  National Defense
                                                         Authorization
                                                         Act for Fiscal
                                                         Year 2007--
                                                         2ndRule.
Self-executing amendments:
    H. Res. 75............  H.R. 418..................  Real ID Act of
                                                         2005--Further
                                                         Debate/
                                                         Amendments.
    H. Res. 140...........  H.R. 3....................  Transportation
                                                         Equity Act: A
                                                         Legacy for
                                                         Users (part 1).
    H. Res. 283...........  H.R. 1817.................  Department of
                                                         Homeland
                                                         Security
                                                         Authorization
                                                         Act for Fiscal
                                                         Year 2006.
    H. Res. 331...........  H.R. 2475.................  Intelligence
                                                         Authorization
                                                         Act, 2006.
    H. Res. 351...........  H.R. 740..................  Occupational
                                                         Safety and
                                                         Health Review
                                                         Commission
                                                         Efficiency Act
                                                         of 2005.
                            H.R. 741..................  Occupational
                                                         Safety and
                                                         Health
                                                         Independent
                                                         Review of OSHA
                                                         Citation Act of
                                                         2005.
    H. Res. 365...........  H.R. 2601.................  Foreign
                                                         Relations
                                                         Authorization
                                                         Act, Fiscal
                                                         Years 2006-07.
    H. Res. 369...........  H.R. 3199.................  USA PATRIOT and
                                                         Terrorism
                                                         Prevention
                                                         Reauthorization
                                                         Act of 2005.
    H. Res. 387...........  H.R. 3283.................  United States
                                                         Trade Rights
                                                         Enforcement
                                                         Act.
    H. Res. 470...........  H.R. 3824.................  Threatened and
                                                         Endangered
                                                         Species
                                                         Recovery Act of
                                                         2005.
    H. Res. 481...........  H.R. 3893.................  Gasoline for
                                                         America's
                                                         Security Act of
                                                         2005.
    H. Res. 553...........  H.R. 1065.................  United States
                                                         Boxing
                                                         Commission Act.
    H. Res. 560...........  H.R. 4241.................  Deficit
                                                         Reduction Act
                                                         of 2005.
    H. Res. 572...........  H. Res. 571...............  Expressing the
                                                         sense of the
                                                         House of
                                                         Representatives
                                                         that the
                                                         Deployment of
                                                         United States
                                                         forces in Iraq
                                                         be terminated
                                                         immediately.
                            H. Con. Res. 308..........  Directing the
                                                         Clerk of the
                                                         House of
                                                         Representatives
                                                         to make
                                                         technical
                                                         corrections in
                                                         the enrollment
                                                         of H.R. 3058.
    H. Res. 588...........  H.R. 4297.................  Tax Relief
                                                         Extension
                                                         Reconciliation
                                                         Act of 2005.
    H. Res. 602...........  H.R. 2830.................  Pension
                                                         Protection Act
                                                         of 2005.
    H. Res. 610...........  H.R. 4437.................  Border
                                                         Protection,
                                                         Antiterrorism,
                                                         and Illegal
                                                         Immigration
                                                         Control Act of
                                                         2005 (1st
                                                         Rule).
    H. Res. 640...........  S. 1932...................  Deficit Control
                                                         Act of 2005--
                                                         CONFERENCE
                                                         REPORT.
    H. Res. 741...........  H.R. 609..................  College Access
                                                         and Opportunity
                                                         Act of 2005.
    H. Res. 755...........  H.R. 513..................  527 Reform Act
                                                         of 2005.
    H. Res. 783...........  H.R. 4975.................  Lobbying
                                                         Accountability
                                                         and
                                                         Transparency
                                                         Act of 2006.
    H. Res. 816...........  H.R. 4200.................  Forest Emergency
                                                         Recovery and
                                                         Research Act.
    H. Res. 817...........  H. Con. Res. 376..........  Concurrent
                                                         Resolution on
                                                         the Budget for
                                                         Fiscal Year
                                                         2007.
    H. Res. 885...........  H.R. 5638.................  Permanent Estate
                                                         Tax Relief Act
                                                         of 2006.
    H. Res. 886...........  H.R. 4890.................  Legislative Line
                                                         Item Veto Act
                                                         of 2006.
    H. Res. 907...........  H.R. 4411.................  Unlawful
                                                         Internet
                                                         Gambling
                                                         Enforcement Act
                                                         of 2006.
    H. Res. 939...........  H.R. 1956.................  Business
                                                         Activity Tax
                                                         Simplification
                                                         Act of 2006.
    H. Res. 947...........  H.R. 5682.................  United States
                                                         and India
                                                         Nuclear
                                                         Cooperation
                                                         Promotion Act
                                                         of 2006.
    H. Res. 952...........  H.R. 4157.................  Health
                                                         Information
                                                         Technology
                                                         Promotion Act
                                                         of 2005.
    H. Res. 1002..........  H.R. 6061.................  Secure Fence Act
                                                         of 2006.
    H. Res. 1003..........  H. Res. 1000..............  Providing for
                                                         Earmark Reform
                                                         in the House of
                                                         Representatives
                                                         .
    H. Res. 1015..........  H.R. 4844.................  Federal Election
                                                         Integrity Act.
    H. Res. 1038..........  H.R. 2679.................  Public
                                                         Expressions of
                                                         Religion Act of
                                                         2005.
    H. Res. 1039..........  S. 403....................  Child Interstate
                                                         Abortion
                                                         Notification
                                                         Act.
    H. Res. 1042..........  H.R. 6166.................  Military
                                                         Commissions Act
                                                         of 2006.
    H. Res. 1047..........  H.R. 4772.................  Private Property
                                                         Rights
                                                         Implementation
                                                         Act of 2006.
    H. Res. 1052..........  H.R. 5825.................  Electronic
                                                         Surveillance
                                                         Modernization
                                                         Act.
    H. Res. 1054..........  H.R. 5441.................  Homeland
                                                         Security
                                                         Appropriations
                                                         Act, 2007--
                                                         CONFERENCE
                            S. 3930...................  REPORT.
                            H.R. 4772.................  Military
                                                         Commissions Act
                                                         of 2006.
                                                        Private Property
                              ........................  Rights
                                                         Implementation
                                                         Act of 2006.
Makes in order original
 text:
    H. Res. 27............  H.R. 27...................  Job Training
                                                         Improvement Act
                                                         of 2005.
    H. Res. 236...........  H.R. 748..................  Child Interstate
                                                         Abortion
                                                         Notification
                                                         Act.
    H. Res. 254...........  H.R. 366..................  Vocational and
                                                         Technical
                                                         Education for
                                                         the Future Act.
    H. Res. 255...........  H.R. 1185.................  Federal Deposit
                                                         Insurance
                                                         Reform Act of
                                                         2005.
    H. Res. 268...........  H.R. 1279.................  Gang Deterrence
                                                         and Community
                                                         Protection Act
                                                         of 2005.
    H. Res. 269...........  H.R. 1544.................  Faster and
                                                         Smarter Funding
                                                         for First
                                                         Responders Act
                                                         of 2005.
    H. Res. 346...........  H.R. 2864.................  Water Resources
                                                         Development Act
                                                         of 2005.
    H. Res. 370...........  H.R. 3070.................  National
                                                         Aeronautics and
                                                         Space
                                                         Administration
                                                         Authorization
                                                         Act of 2005.
    H. Res. 380...........  H.R. 22...................  Postal
                                                         Accountability
                                                         and Enhancement
                                                         Act.
    H. Res. 436...........  H.R. 3132.................  Children's
                                                         Safety Act of
                                                         2005.
    H. Res. 440...........  H.R. 889..................  Coast Guard and
                                                         Maritime
                                                         Transportation
                                                         Act of 2005.
    H. Res. 451...........  H.R. 250..................  Manufacturing
                                                         Technology
                                                         Competitiveness
                                                         Act of 2005.
    H. Res. 455...........  H.R. 2123.................  School Readiness
                                                         Act of 2005.
    H. Res. 462...........  H.R. 3402.................  Department of
                                                         Justice
                                                         Appropriations
                                                         Act, FY 2006-
                                                         09.
    H. Res. 508...........  H.R. 420..................  Lawsuit Abuse
                                                         Reduction Act
                                                         of 2005.
    H. Res. 509...........  H.R. 1461.................  Federal Housing
                                                         Finance Reform
                                                         Act of 2005.
    H. Res. 527...........  H.R. 4128.................  Private Property
                                                         Rights
                                                         Protections Act
                                                         of 2005.
    H. Res. 540...........  H.R. 1751.................  Secure Access to
                                                         Justice and
                                                         Court
                                                         Protection Act
                                                         of 2005.
    H. Res. 713...........  H.R. 2829.................  Office of
                                                         National Drug
                                                         Control Policy
                                                         Reauthorization
                                                         Act of 2005.
    H. Res. 774...........  H.R. 5020.................  Intelligence
                                                         Authorization
                                                         Act for FY
                                                         2007.
    H. Res. 789...........  H.R. 4954.................  Security and
                                                         Accountability
                                                         For Every
                                                         (SAFE) Port.
    H. Res. 806...........  H.R. 5122.................  National Defense
                                                         Authorization
                                                         Act for Fiscal
                                                         Year 2007 (1st
                                                         Rule).
    H. Res. 878...........  H.R. 9....................  Fannie Lou
                                                         Hamer, Rosa
                                                         Parks, and
                                                         Coretta Scott
                                                         King Voting
                                                         Rights
                                                         Reauthorization
                                                         and Amendments
                                                         Act of 2006--
                                                         1st Rule.
    H. Res. 897...........  H.R. 4761.................  Deep Ocean
                                                         Energy
                                                         Resources Act
                                                         of 2006.
    H. Res. 906...........  H.R. 2990.................  Credit Rating
                                                         Agency Duopoly
                                                         Relief Act of
                                                         2006.
    H. Res. 910...........  H.R. 9....................  Fannie Lou
                                                         Hamer, Rosa
                                                         Parks, and
                                                         Coretta Scott
                                                         King Voting
                                                         Rights
                                                         Reauthorization
                                                         and Amendments
                                                         Act of 2006--
                                                         2nd Rule.
    H. Res. 997...........  H.R. 2965.................  Federal Prison
                                                         Industries
                                                         Competition in
                                                         Contracting
                                                         Act.
Conference reports:
    H. Res. 248...........  H. Con. Res. 95...........  Concurrent
                                                         Resolution on
                                                         the Budget for
                                                         Fiscal Year
                                                         2006--CONFERENC
                                                         E REPORT.
    H. Res. 258...........  H.R. 1268.................  Emergency
                                                         Supplemental
                                                         Appropriations
                                                         Act of Defense,
                                                         the Global War
                                                         on Terror, and
                                                         Tsunami Relief
                                                         Act, 2005--
                                                         CONFERENCE
                                                         REPORT.
    H. Res. 392...........  H.R. 2361.................  Department of
                                                         the Interior,
                                                         Environment,
                                                         and Related
                                                         Agencies
                                                         Appropriations
                                                         Act, 2006--
                                                         CONFERENCE
                                                         REPORT.
    H. Res. 394...........  H.R. 6....................  Energy Policy
                                                         Act of 2005--
                                                         CONFERENCE
                                                         REPORT.
    H. Res. 396...........  H.R. 2985.................  Legislative
                                                         Branch
                                                         Appropriations
                                                         Act, 2006--
                                                         CONFERENCE
                                                         REPORT.
    H. Res. 399...........  H.R. 3....................  Transportation
                                                         Equity Act: A
                                                         Legacy for
                                                         Users--CONFEREN
                                                         CE REPORT.
    H. Res. 474...........  H.R. 2360.................  Department of
                                                         Homeland
                                                         Security
                                                         Appropriations
                                                         Act of Fiscal
                                                         Year 2006--
                                                         CONFERENCE
                                                         REPORT.
    H. Res. 520...........  H.R. 2744.................  Agriculture,
                                                         Rural
                                                         Development,
                                                         Food and Drug
                                                         Administration
                                                         and Related
                                                         Agencies
                                                         Appropriations
                                                         Act, 2006--
                                                         CONFERENCE
                                                         REPORT.
    H. Res. 532...........  H.R. 3057.................  Foreign
                                                         Operations,
                                                         Export
                                                         Financing, and
                                                         Related
                                                         Programs
                                                         Appropriations
                                                         Act, 2006--
                                                         CONFERENCE
                                                         REPORT.
    H. Res. 538...........  H.R. 2862.................  Science, State,
                                                         Justice,
                                                         Commerce, and
                                                         Related
                                                         Agencies Act,
                                                         2006--CONFERENC
                                                         E REPORT.
    H. Res. 539...........  H.R. 2419.................  Energy and Water
                                                         Development
                                                         Appropriations
                                                         Act, 2006,--
                                                         CONFERENCE
                                                         REPORT.
    H. Res. 559...........  H.R. 3010.................  Labor, Health
                                                         and Human
                                                         Services,
                                                         Education and
                                                         Related
                                                         Agencies
                                                         Appropriations,
                                                         FY 2006--
                                                         CONFERENCE
                                                         REPORT.
    H. Res. 564...........  H.R. 2528.................  Military Quality
                                                         of Life and
                                                         Veterans
                                                         Affairs and
                                                         Related
                                                         Agencies
                                                         Appropriations
                                                         Act, 2006--
                                                         CONFERENCE
                                                         REPORT.
    H. Res. 565...........  H.R. 3058.................  Departments of
                                                         Transportation,
                                                         Treasury,
                                                         Housing and
                                                         Urban
                                                         Development,
                                                         the Judiciary,
                                                         the District of
                                                         Columbia, and
                                                         Independent
                                                         Agencies
                                                         Appropriations
                                                         Act, 2006--
                                                         CONFERENCE
                                                         REPORT.
    H. Res. 595...........  H.R. 3199.................  USA Patriot
                                                         Improvement and
                                                         Reauthorization
                                                         Act of 2005--
                                                         CONFERENCE
                                                         REPORT.
    H. Res. 596...........  H.R. 3010.................  Labor, Health
                                                         and Human
                                                         Services, and
                                                         Education, and
                                                         Related
                                                         Agencies
                                                         Appropriations
                                                         Act, FY 2006--
                                                         CONFERENCE
                                                         REPORT.
    H. Res. 639...........  H.R. 2863.................  Department of
                                                         Defense
                                                         Appropriations
                                                         Act, FY 2006--
                                                         CONFERENCE
                                                         REPORT.
    H. Res. 640...........  S. 1932...................  Deficit Control
                                                         Act of 2005--
                                                         CONFERENCE
                                                         REPORT.
    H. Res. 805...........  H.R. 4297.................  The Tax Increase
                                                         Prevention and
                                                         Reconciliation
                                                         Act of 2005--
                                                         CONFERENCE
                                                         REPORT.
    H. Res. 857...........  H.R. 4939.................  Emergency
                                                         Supplemental
                                                         Appropriations
                                                         Act for
                                                         Defense, The
                                                         Global War on
                                                         Terror, and
                                                         Hurricane
                                                         Recovery, 2006--
                                                         CONFERENCE
                                                         REPORT.
    H. Res. 946...........  S. 250....................  Vocational and
                                                         Technical
                                                         Education for
                                                         the Future Act--
                                                         CONFERENCE
                                                         REPORT.
    H. Res. 1037..........  H.R. 5631.................  Department of
                                                         Defense
                                                         Appropriations
                                                         Act, 2007--
                                                         CONFERENCE
                                                         REPORT.
    H. Res. 1054..........  H.R. 5441.................  Homeland
                                                         Security
                                                         Appropriations
                                                         Act, 2007--
                                                         CONFERENCE
                                                         REPORT.
    H. Res. 1062..........  H.R. 5122.................  National Defense
                                                         Authorization
                                                         Act, 2007--
                                                         CONFERENCE
                                                         REPORT.
    H. Res. 1101..........  H.R. 5682.................  Henry J. Hyde
                                                         United States
                                                         and India
                                                         Nuclear
                                                         Cooperation
                                                         Promotion Act
                                                         of 2006
Providing for the
 consideration of multiple
 measures:
    H. Res. 351...........  H.R. 739..................  Occupational
                                                         Safety and
                                                         Health Small
                                                         Business Day in
                                                         Court Act of
                                                         2005.
                            H.R. 740..................  Occupational
                                                         Safety and
                                                         Health Review
                                                         Commission
                                                         Efficiency Act
                                                         of 2005.
                            H.R. 741..................  Occupational
                                                         Safety and
                                                         Health
                                                         Independent
                                                         Review of OSHA
                                                         Citation Act of
                                                         2005.
                            H.R. 742..................  Occupational
                                                         Safety and
                                                         Health Small
                                                         Employer Access
                                                         to Justice Act
                                                         of 2005.
    H. Res. 572...........  H. Res. 571...............  Expressing the
                                                         sense of the
                                                         House of
                                                         Representatives
                                                         that the
                                                         deployment of
                                                         United States
                                                         forces in Iraq
                                                         be terminated
                                                         immediately.
                            H. Con. Res. 308..........  Directing the
                                                         Clerk of the
                                                         House of
                                                         Representatives
                                                         to make a
                                                         technical
                                                         correction in
                                                         the enrollment
                                                         of H.R. 3058.
    H. Res. 966...........  H.R. 5970.................  Estate Tax and
                                                         Extension of
                                                         Tax Relief Act
                                                         of 2006.
                                                         Pension
                                                         Protection Act
                                                         of 2006.
                            H.R. 4....................  To provide
                                                         economic
                                                         security for
                                                         all Americans,
                                                         and for other
                                                         purposes.
    H. Res. 1018..........  H.R. 6094.................  Community
                                                         Protection Act
                                                         of 2006.
                            H.R. 6095.................  Immigration Law
                                                         Enforcement Act
                                                         of 2006.
                            H.R. 4830.................  Border Tunnel
                                                         Prevention Act
                                                         of 2006.
    H. Res. 1054..........  H.R. 5441.................  Homeland
                                                         Security
                                                         Appropriations
                                                         Act, 2007--
                                                         CONFERENCE
                                                         REPORT.
                            S. 3930...................  Military
                                                         Commissions Act
                                                         of 2006.
                                                         Private
                                                         Property
                            H.R. 4772.................  Rights
                                                         Implementation
                                                         Act of 2006.
Providing for the
 engrossment of multiple
 measures:
    H. Res. 351...........  H.R. 739..................  Occupational
                                                         Safety and
                                                         Health Small
                                                         Business Day in
                                                         Court Act of
                                                         2005.
                            H.R. 740..................  Occupational
                                                         Safety and
                                                         Health Review
                                                         Commission
                                                         Efficiency Act
                                                         of 2005.
                            H.R. 741..................  Occupational
                                                         Safety and
                                                         Health
                                                         Independent
                                                         Review of OSHA
                                                         Citation Act of
                                                         2005.
                            H.R. 742..................  Occupational
                                                         Safety and
                                                         Health Small
                                                         Employer Access
                                                         to Justice Act
                                                         of 2005.
Waiving points of order
 against the bill, except
 for provisions specified
 in the rule:
    H. Res. 151...........  H.R. 1268.................  Emergency
                                                         Supplemental
                                                         Appropriations
                                                         Act for
                                                         Defense, the
                                                         Global War on
                                                         Terror, and
                                                         Tsunami Relief,
                                                         2005.
    H. Res. 154...........  H. Con. Res. 95...........  Concurrent
                                                         Resolution on
                                                         the Budget,
                                                         Fiscal Year
                                                         2006.
Miscellaneous:
    H. Res. 241...........  ..........................  Providing for
                                                         the adoption of
                                                         the resolution
                                                         (H. Res. 240)
                                                         amending the
                                                         rules of the
                                                         House of
                                                         Representatives
                                                         to reinstate
                                                         certain
                                                         provisions of
                                                         the rules
                                                         relating to
                                                         procedures of
                                                         the Committee
                                                         on Standards of
                                                         Official
                                                         Conduct to the
                                                         form in which
                                                         those
                                                         provisions
                                                         existed at the
                                                         close of the
                                                         108th Congress.
    H. Res. 783...........  H.R. 4975.................  Lobbying
                                                         Accountability
                                                         and
                                                         Transparency
                                                         Act of 2006.
    H. Res. 818...........  H.R. 5386.................  Making
                                                         appropriations
                                                         for the
                                                         Department of
                                                         the Interior,
                                                         environment,
                                                         and related
                                                         agencies for
                                                         the fiscal year
                                                         ending
                                                         September 30,
                                                         2006, and for
                                                         other purposes.
    H. Res. 1100..........  H.R. 6406.................  To modify
                                                         temporarily
                                                         certain rates
                                                         of duty and
                                                         make other
                                                         technical
                                                         amendments to
                                                         the trade laws,
                                                         to extend
                                                         certain trade
                                                         preference
                                                         programs, and
                                                         for other
                                                         purposes.
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H. Res. 42, H. Rept. 109-1.............  H.R. 54................  Congressional Gold Medal Enhancement Act of
                                                                   2005.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    1/25/2005  Sessions/Hastings (FL)
                                                                  Rule Adopted voice vote....................    1/26/2005
H. Res. 59, H. Rept. 109-2.............  H. Con. Res. 36........  Expressing the continued support of
                                                                   Congress for equal access of military
                                                                   recruiters to institutions of higher
                                                                   education.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................     2/1/2005  Cole/McGovern
                                                                  Rule Adopted voice vote....................     2/2/2005
H. Res. 71, H. Rept. 109-3.............  H.R. 418...............  REAL ID Act of 2005-General Debate.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................     2/8/2005  Sessions/Hastings (FL)
                                                                  Rule Adopted record vote 228-191...........     2/9/2005
H. Res. 75, H. Rept. 109-4.............  H.R. 418...............  REAL ID Act of 2005-Further Debate/
                                                                   Amendments.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................     2/9/2005  Sessions/Hastings (FL)
                                                                  Rule Adopted record vote 228-198...........    2/10/2005
H. Res. 95, H. Rept. 109-6.............  H.R. 310...............  Broadcast Decency Enforcement Act of 2005.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    2/15/2005  Capito/Slaughter
                                                                  Rule Adopted record vote 230-19............    2/16/2005
H. Res. 96, H. Rept. 109-7.............  S. 5...................  Class Action Fairness Act of 2005.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    2/15/2005  Gingrey/McGovern
                                                                  Rule Adopted voice vote....................    2/16/2005
H. Res. 125, H. Rept. 109-10...........  H.R. 841...............  Continuity in Representation Act of 2005.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................     3/1/2005  Cole/Hastings(FL)
                                                                  Rule Adopted voice vote....................     3/3/2005
H. Res. 126, H. Rept. 109-11...........  H.R. 27................  Job Training Improvement Act of 2005.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................     3/1/2005  Bishop/McGovern
                                                                  Rule Adopted record vote 227-191...........     3/2/2005
H. Res. 140, H. Rept. 109-14...........  H.R. 3.................  Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for
                                                                   Users (1st rule).
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................     3/8/2005  Capito/Slaughter
                                                                  Rule Adopted voice vote....................     3/9/2005
H. Res. 144, H. Rept. 109-15...........  H.R. 3.................  Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for
                                                                   Users (2nd rule).
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................     3/9/2005  Capito/Slaughter
                                                                  Rule Adopted voice vote....................    3/10/2005
H. Res. 151, H. Rept. 109-18...........  H.R. 1268..............  Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act
                                                                   for Defense, the Global War on Terror, and
                                                                   Tsunami Relief, 2005.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    3/14/2005  Cole/Slaughter
                                                                  Rule adopted voice vote....................    3/15/2005
H. Res. 154, H. Rept. 109-19...........  H. Con. Res. 95........  Concurrent Resolution on the Budget for
                                                                   Fiscal Year 2006..
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    3/15/2005  Putnam/Slaughter
                                                                  Previous question agreed to 230-202........    3/16/2005
                                                                  Rule Adopted record vote 228-196...........    3/16/2005
H. Res. 162, H. Rept. 109-20...........  H.R. 1334..............  Protection of Incapacitated Persons Act of
                                                                   2005.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    3/16/2005  Gingrey/Slaughter
                                                                  Laid on the table..........................    6/29/2006
H. Res. 163, H. Rept. 109-21...........  H. Res. 163............  Waiving a Requirement of Clause 6(a) of
                                                                   Rule XIII with Respect to the Same Day
                                                                   Consideration of Certain Resolutions
                                                                   Reported by the Committee on Rules.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    3/16/2005  Gingrey/Slaughter
                                                                  Laid on the table..........................    6/29/2006
H. Res.181, H. Rept. 109-27............  H. Res. 181............  Waiving a Requirement of Clause 6(a) of
                                                                   Rule XIII with Respect to the Same Day
                                                                   Consideration of Certain Resolutions
                                                                   Reported by the Committee on Rules.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    3/20/2005  Gingrey/Slaughter
                                                                  Laid on the table..........................    6/29/2006
H. Res. 182, H. Rept. 109-28...........  S. 686.................  For the Relief of the Parents of Theresa
                                                                   Marie Schiavo.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    3/20/2005  Gingrey/Hastings (FL)
                                                                  Laid on the table..........................    6/29/2006
H. Res. 202, H. Rept. 109-35...........  H.R. 8.................  Death Tax Repeal Permanency Act of 2005.       4/12/2005  Hastings(WA)/McGovern
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    4/13/2005
                                                                  Previous question agreed to 237-195........    4/13/2005
                                                                  Rule adopted voice vote....................    4/13/2005
H. Res. 211, H. Rept. 109-43...........  S. 256.................  Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer
                                                                   Protection Act of 2005.
                                                                  Reported from Rules                            4/13/2005  Gingrey/Hastings (FL)
                                                                  Previous question agreed to 227-199........    4/14/2005
                                                                  Rule Adopted record vote 227-196...........    4/14/2005
H. Res. 219, H. Rept. 109-49...........  H.R. 6.................  Energy Policy Act of 2005.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    4/19/2005  Sessions/McGovern
                                                                  Rule Adopted voice vote....................    4/20/2005
H. Res. 235, H. Rept. 109-55...........  H. Res. 22.............  Expressing the sense of the House of
                                                                   Representatives that American small
                                                                   businesses are entitled to a Small
                                                                   Business Bill of Rights.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    4/26/2005  Capito/Matsui
                                                                  Previous question agreed to 228-201........    4/27/2005
                                                                  Rule adopted voice vote 4/26/2005..........    4/27/2005
H. Res. 236, H. Rept. 109-56...........  H.R. 748...............  Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    4/26/2005  Gingrey/Slaughter
                                                                  Previous question agreed to 234-192........    4/27/2005
                                                                  Rule adopted voice vote....................    4/27/2005
H. Res. 241, H. Rept. 109-59...........  .......................  Providing for the adoption of the
                                                                   resolution (H. Res. 240) amending the
                                                                   rules of the House of Representatives to
                                                                   reinstate certain provisions of the rules
                                                                   relating to procedures of the Committee on
                                                                   Standards of Official Conduct to the form
                                                                   in which those provisions existed at the
                                                                   close of the 108th Congress.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    4/27/2005  Drier/Slaughter
                                                                  Rule adopted record vote 406-20............    4/27/2005
H. Res. 242, H. Rept. 109-60...........  .......................  Waiving a requirement of clause 6(a) of
                                                                   rule XIII with respect to the same day
                                                                   consideration of certain resolutions
                                                                   reported by the Rules Committee.
                                                                  Reported from Rules 4/27/2005..............               Putnam/Slaughter
                                                                  Rule adopted record vote 230-199...........    4/28/2005
H. Res. 248, H. Rept. 109-63...........  H. Con. Res. 95........  Concurrent Resolution on the Budget for
                                                                   Fiscal Year 2006-Conference Report.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    4/28/2005  Putnam/Slaughter
                                                                  Previous question agreed to 228-196........    4/28/2005
                                                                  Rule adopted voice vote....................    4/28/2005
H. Res. 254, H. Rept. 109-69...........  H.R. 366...............  Vocational and Technical Education for the
                                                                   Future Act.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................     5/3/2005  Bishop/McGovern
                                                                  Rule adopted voice vote....................     5/4/2005
H. Res. 255, H. Rept. 109-70...........  H.R. 1185..............  Federal Deposit Insurance Reform Act of
                                                                   2005.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................     5/3/2005  Sessions/Matsui
                                                                  Rule adopted voice vote....................     5/4/2005
H. Res. 258, H. Rept. 109-73...........  H.R. 1268..............  Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act
                                                                   for Defense, the Global War on Terror, and
                                                                   Tsunami Relief, 2005.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................     5/4/2005  Cole/Slaughter
                                                                  Previous question agreed to 224-196........     5/5/2005
                                                                  Rule adopted voice vote....................     5/5/2005
H. Res. 268, H. Rept. 109-76...........  H.R. 1279..............  Gang Deterrence and Community Protection
                                                                   Act of 2005.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    5/10/2005  Gingrey/McGovern
                                                                  Previous question agreed to 227-198........    5/11/2005
                                                                  Rule adopted voice vote....................    5/11/2005
H. Res. 269, H. Rept. 109-77...........  H.R. 1544..............  Faster and Smarter Funding for First
                                                                   Responders Act of 2005.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    5/10/2005  Sessions/Matsui
                                                                  Rule adopted voice vote....................    5/12/2005
H. Res. 278, H. Rept. 109-83...........  H.R. 2360..............  Department of Homeland Security
                                                                   Appropriations Act, 2006.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    5/16/2005  Sessions/McGovern
                                                                  Previous question agreed to 223-185........    5/17/2005
                                                                  Rule adopted record vote 222-185...........    5/17/2005
H. Res. 283, H. Rept. 109-84...........  H.R. 1817..............  Department of Homeland Security
                                                                   Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2006.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    5/17/2005  Sessions/Slaughter
                                                                  Previous question agreed to 226-199........    5/18/2005
                                                                  Rule adopted record vote 284-124...........    5/18/2005
H. Res. 287, H. Rept. 109-87...........  H.R. 2361..............  Department of Interior, Environment, and
                                                                   Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2006.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    5/18/2005  Bishop/Hastings (FL)
                                                                  Previous question agreed to 215-194........    5/19/2005
                                                                  Rule adopted voice vote....................    5/19/2005
H. Res. 291, H. Rept. 109-94...........  H.R. 2419..............  Energy and Water Development Appropriations
                                                                   Bill, 2006.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    5/23/2005  Diaz-Balart/Matsui
                                                                  Previous question agree to 219-190.........    5/24/2005
                                                                  Rule adopted voice vote....................    5/24/2005
H. Res. 293, H. Rept. 109-96...........  H.R. 1815..............  National Defense Authorization Act for
                                                                   Fiscal Year 2006.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    5/24/2005  Cole/Slaughter
                                                                  Previous question agreed to 225-200........    5/25/2005
                                                                  Rule adopted record vote 225-198...........    5/25/2005
H. Res. 298, H. Rept. 109-97...........  H.R. 2528..............  Military Quality of Life and Veterans
                                                                   Affairs and Related Agencies
                                                                   Appropriations Act, 2006.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    5/25/2005  Gingrey/McGovern
                                                                  Previous question agreed to 223-194........    5/26/2005
                                                                  Rule adopted voice vote....................    5/26/2005
H. Res. 303, H. Rept. 109-105..........  H.R. 2744..............  Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and
                                                                   Drug Administration, and Related Agencies
                                                                   Act, 2006.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................     6/7/2005  Putnam/McGovern
                                                                  Rule adopted voice vote....................     6/8/2005
H. Res. 304, H. Rept. 109-106..........  H.J. Res. 27...........  Withdrawing the approval of the United
                                                                   States from the Agreement establishing the
                                                                   World Trade Organization.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................     6/7/2005  Hastings(WA)/Matsui
                                                                  Rule Adopted voice vote....................     6/8/2005
H. Res. 314, H. Rept. 109-122..........  H.R. 2862..............  Science, State, Justice, Commerce, and
                                                                   Related Agencies Appropriations, FY 2006.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    6/13/2005  Gingrey/Slaughter
                                                                  Previous question agreed to 222-190........    6/14/2005
                                                                  Rule adopted voice vote....................    6/14/2005
H. Res. 315, H. Rept. 109-127..........  H.R. 2863..............  Department of Defense, Emergency
                                                                   Supplemental Appropriations to Address
                                                                   Hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico and
                                                                   Pandemic Influenza Act, 2006.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    6/14/2005  Cole/McGovern
                                                                  Previous question agreed to 223-200........    6/16/2005
                                                                  Rule adopted voice vote....................    6/16/2005
H. Res. 319, H. Rept. 109-132..........  H.R. 2745..............  Henry J. Hyde United Nations Reform Act of
                                                                   2005.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    6/15/2005  Bishop/Hastings(FL)
                                                                  Rule adopted voice vote....................    6/16/2005
H. Res. 330, H. Rept. 109-140..........  H.J. Res. 10...........  Proposing an amendment to the Constitution
                                                                   of the United States authorizing the
                                                                   Congress to prohibit the physical
                                                                   desecration of the Flag of the United
                                                                   States.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    6/20/2005  Gingrey/Hastings(FL)
                                                                  Rule adopted voice vote....................    6/21/2005
H. Res. 331, H. Rept. 109-141..........  H.R. 2475..............  Intelligence Authorization Act, 2006.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    7/20/2005  Putnam/Hastings(FL)
                                                                  Previous question agreed to 224-201........    7/21/2005
                                                                  Rule adopted voice vote....................    7/21/2005
H. Res. 334, H. Rept. 109-144..........  H.R. 2985..............  Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, FY
                                                                   2006.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    6/21/2005  Diaz-Balart/Matsui
                                                                  Previous question agreed to 219-196........    6/22/2005
                                                                  Rule adopted record vote 220-192...........    6/22/2005
H. Res. 337, H. Rept. 109-148..........  H.R. 3010..............  Labor, Health and Human Services, Education
                                                                   and Related Agencies Appropriations, FY
                                                                   2006.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    6/22/2005  Capito/Slaughter
                                                                  Previous question agreed to 225-194........    6/23/2005
                                                                  Rule adopted voice vote....................    6/23/2005
H. Res. 341, H. Rept. 109-155..........  H.R. 3057..............  Foreign Operations Export Financing, and
                                                                   Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2006.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    7/27/2005  Diaz-Balart/Hastings(FL)
                                                                  Previous question agreed to 217-189........    7/28/2005
                                                                  Rule adopted voice vote....................    7/28/2005
H. Res. 342, H. Rept. 109-156..........  H.R. 3058..............  Transportation, Treasury, Housing and Urban
                                                                   Development, the Judiciary, the District
                                                                   of Columbia, and Independent Agencies
                                                                   Appropriations Act, 2006.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    6/27/2005  Diaz-Balart/McGovern
                                                                  Previous question agreed to 263-152........    6/28/2005
                                                                  Rule adopted record vote 219-193...........    6/28/2005
H. Res. 345, H. Rept. 109-159..........  .......................  Providing for consideration of motions to
                                                                   suspend the rules.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    6/29/2005  Putnam/Slaughter
                                                                  Previous question agreed to 216-191........    6/30/2005
                                                                  Rule adopted voice vote....................    6/30/2005
H. Res. 346, H. Rept. 109-160..........  H.R. 2864..............  Water Resources Development Act of 2005.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    6/29/2005  Capito/Matsui
                                                                  Rule adopted voice vote....................    7/13/2005
H. Res. 351, H. Rept. 109-163..........  H.R. 739...............  Occupational Safety and Health Small
                                                                   Business Day in Court Act of 2005.
                                         H.R. 740...............  Occupational Safety and Health Review
                                                                   Commission Efficiency Act of 2005.
                                         H.R. 741...............  Occupational Safety and Health Independent
                                                                   Review of OSHA Citation Act of 2005.
                                         H.R. 742...............  Occupational Safety and Health Small
                                                                   Employer Access to Justice Act of 2005.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    7/11/2005  Bishop(UT)/Hastings (FL)
                                                                  Previous question agreed to 223-191........    7/12/2005
                                                                  Rule adopted record vote 224-189...........    7/12/2005
H. Res. 365, H. Rept. 109-175..........  H.R. 2601..............  Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal
                                                                   Years 2006-2007.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    7/18/2005  Bishop/Hastings (FL)
                                                                  Rule adopted record vote 228-190...........    7/19/2005
H. Res. 369, H. Rept. 109-369..........  H.R. 3199..............  USA PATRIOT and Terrorism Prevention
                                                                   Reauthorization Act of 2005.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    7/20/2005  Gingrey/Slaughter
                                                                  Previous question agreed to 224-197........    7/21/2005
                                                                  Rule adopted record vote 224-196, 3 Present    7/21/2005
H. Res. 370, H. Rept. 109-179..........  H.R. 3070..............  National Aeronautics and Space
                                                                   Administration Authorization Act of 2005.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    7/20/2005  Gingrey/McGovern
                                                                  Rule adopted voice vote....................    7/22/2005
H. Res. 379, H. Rept. 109-183..........  H.R. 525...............  Small Business Health Fairness Act of 2005.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    7/25/2005  Bishop(UT)/Matsui
                                                                  Rule Adopted voice vote....................    7/26/2005
H. Res. 380, H. Rept. 109-184..........  H.R. 22................  Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    7/25/2005  Sessions/Hastings(FL)
                                                                  Rule adopted voice vote....................    7/26/2005
H. Res. 385, H. Rept. 109-185..........  H.R. 5.................  Help Efficient, Accessible, Low-Cost,
                                                                   Timely Healthcare (HEALTH) Act of 2005.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    7/26/2005  Gingrey/Hastings(FL)
                                                                  Previous question agreed to 226-200, 1         7/27/2005
                                                                   Present.
                                                                  Rule adopted record vote 226-200, 1 Present    7/27/2005
H. Res. 386, H. Rept. 109-186..........  H.R. 3045..............  Dominican Republic-Central America-United
                                                                   States Free Trade Agreement Implementation
                                                                   Act.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    7/26/2005  Dreier/McGovern
                                                                  Rule adopted record vote 227-201...........    7/27/2005
H. Res. 387, H. Rept. 109-187..........  H.R. 3283..............  United States Trade Rights Enforcement Act.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    7/26/2005  Putnam/McGovern
                                                                  Previous question agreed to 226-202........    7/27/2005
                                                                  Rule adopted record vote 228-200...........    7/27/2005
H. Res. 392, H. Rept. 109-198..........  H.R. 2361..............  Department of the Interior, Environment,
                                                                   and Related Agencies Appropriations Act,
                                                                   2006--CONFERENCE REPORT.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    2/27/2005  Bishop/Hastings(FL)
                                                                  Rule adopted record vote 402-4, 23 Present.    7/28/2005
H. Res. 393, H. Rept. 109-199..........  .......................  Waiving a requirement of clause 6(a) of
                                                                   rule XIII with respect to the same day
                                                                   consideration of certain resolutions
                                                                   reported by the Rules Committee.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    7/27/2005  Capito/Slaughter
                                                                  Laid on the table..........................    6/29/2006
H. Res. 394, H. Rept. 109-200..........  H.R. 6.................  Energy Policy Act of 2005--CONFERENCE
                                                                   REPORT.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    7/27/2005  Hastings(WA)/McGovern
                                                                  Rule adopted voice vote....................    7/28/2005
H. Res. 395, H. Rept. 109-201..........  .......................  Providing for consideration of motions to
                                                                   suspend the rules.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    7/27/2005  Putnam/Slaughter
                                                                  Laid on the table..........................    6/29/2006
H. Res. 396, H. Rept. 109-202..........  H.R. 2985..............  Legislative Branch Appropriations Act,
                                                                   2006--CONFERENCE REPORT.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    7/27/2005  Diaz-Balart/Matsui
                                                                  Rule adopted record vote 375-27, 24 Present    7/28/2005
H. Res. 399, H. Rept. 109-212..........  H.R. 3.................  Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for
                                                                   Users--CONFERENCE REPORT.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    7/28/2005  Capito/Slaughter
                                                                  Rule adopted unanimous consent.............    7/29/2005
H. Res. 400, H. Rept. 109-213..........  .......................  Waiving a requirement of clause 6(a) of
                                                                   rule XIII with respect to the same day
                                                                   consideration of certain resolutions
                                                                   reported by the Rules Committee.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    7/28/2005  Capito/Slaughter
                                                                  Laid on the table..........................    6/29/2006
H. Res. 401, H. Rept. 109-214..........  H.R. 3514..............  To Provide an extension of highway, highway
                                                                   safety, motor carrier safety, transit, and
                                                                   other programs funded out of the Highway
                                                                   Trust Fund pending enactment of a law
                                                                   reauthorizing the Transportation Equity
                                                                   Act for the 21st Century.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    7/28/2005  Capito/Slaughter
                                                                  Laid on the table..........................    6/29/2006
H. Res. 426, H. Rept. 109-217..........  H. Res. 426............  Providing for Consideration of Motions to
                                                                   Suspend the Rules.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................     9/7/2005  Diaz-Balart/Slaughter
                                                                  Previous question agreed to 221-193........     9/8/2005
                                                                  Rule adopted recorded vote 235-179.........     9/8/2005
H. Res. 436, H. Rept. 109-219..........  H.R. 3132..............  Children's Safety Act of 2005.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    9/13/2005  Gingrey/Matsui
                                                                  Rule adopted voice vote....................    9/14/2005
H. Res. 439, H. Rept. 109-221..........  H. Res. 437............  A resolution to establish the Select
                                                                   Bipartisan Committee to Investigate the
                                                                   Preparation for and Response to Hurricane
                                                                   Katrina.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    9/14/2005  Dreier/Slaughter
                                                                  Previous question agreed to 222-193........    9/15/2005
                                                                  Rule adopted record vote 221-193...........    9/15/2005
H. Res. 440, H. Rept. 109-222..........  H.R. 889...............  Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Act
                                                                   of 2005.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    9/14/2005  Capito/Hastings(FL)
                                                                  Rule adopted voice vote....................    9/15/2005
H. Res. 451, H. Rept. 109-227..........  H.R. 250...............  Manufacturing Technology Competitiveness
                                                                   Act of 2005.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    9/20/2005  Gingrey/McGovern
                                                                  Rule adopted record vote 222-198...........    9/21/2005
H. Res. 455, H. Rept. 109-229..........  H.R. 2123..............  School Readiness Act of 2005.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    9/20/2005  Bishop/Hastings(FL)
                                                                  Rule adopted record vote 221-189...........    9/22/2005
H. Res. 462, H. Rept. 109-236..........  H.R. 3402..............  Violence Against Women and Department of
                                                                   Justice Reauthorization Act of 2005.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    9/27/2005  Gingrey/Hastings(FL)
                                                                  Rule adopted record vote 330-89............    9/28/2005
H. Res. 468, H. Rept. 109-238..........  H. Res. 468............  Waiving a requirement of clause 6(a) of
                                                                   rule XIII with respect to the same day
                                                                   consideration of certain resolutions
                                                                   reported by the Rules Committee.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................   11/28/2005  Sessions/Hastings(FL)
                                                                  Laid on the table..........................    6/29/2006
H. Res. 469, H. Rept. 109-239..........  H. J. Res. 68..........  Making Continuing Appropriations for the
                                                                   Fiscal Year 2006, and for other purposes.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    9/28/2005  Putnam/Matsui
                                                                  Rule adopted voice vote....................    9/29/2005
H. Res. 470, H. Rept. 109-240..........  H.R. 3824..............  Threatened and Endangered Species Recovery
                                                                   Act of 2005.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    9/28/2005  Hastings(WA)/McGovern
                                                                  Rule adopted record vote 252-171...........    9/29/2005
H. Res. 474, H. Rept. 109-242..........  H.R. 2360..............  Department of Homeland Security
                                                                   Appropriations Act, 2006--CONFERENCE
                                                                   REPORT.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    9/29/2005  Sessions/McGovern
                                                                  Rule adopted voice vote....................    10/6/2005
H. Res. 481, H. Rept. 109-245..........  H.R. 3893..............  Gasoline for America's Security Act of
                                                                   2005.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    10/6/2005  Diaz-Balart/Slaughter
                                                                  Rule adopted record vote 216-201...........    10/7/2005
H. Res. 493, H. Rept. 109-248..........  S. 397.................  Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................   10/17/2005  Gingrey/Hastings(FL)
                                                                  Rule adopted voice vote....................   10/18/2005
H. Res. 494, H. Rept. 109-249..........  H.R. 554...............  Personal Responsibility in Food Consumption
                                                                   Act of 2005.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................   10/17/2005  Gingrey/Matsui
                                                                  Rule adopted record vote 310-114...........   10/18/2005
H. Res. 508, H. Rept. 109-253..........  H.R. 420...............  Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act of 2005.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................   10/25/2005  Gingrey/Hastings(FL)
                                                                  Rule adopted voice vote....................   10/27/2005
H. Res. 509, H. Rept. 109-254..........  H.R. 1461..............  Federal Housing Finance Reform Act of 2005.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................   10/25/2005  Sessions/McGovern
                                                                  Rule adopted record vote 220-196...........   10/26/2005
H. Res. 520, H. Rept. 109-257..........  H.R. 2744..............  Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and
                                                                   Drug Administration and Related Agencies
                                                                   Appropriations Act, 2006--CONFERENCE
                                                                   REPORT.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................   10/27/2005  Putnam/McGovern
                                                                  Rule adopted voice vote....................   10/28/2005
H. Res. 527, H. Rept. 109-266..........  H.R. 4128..............  Private Property Rights Protection Act of
                                                                   2005.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    11/2/2005  Gingrey/McGovern
                                                                  Rule adopted record vote 401-11............    11/3/2005
H. Res. 532, H. Rept. 109-270..........  H.R. 3057..............  Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and
                                                                   Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2006--
                                                                   CONFERENCE REPORT.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    11/3/2005  Diaz-Balart/Slaughter
                                                                  Rule adopted voice vote....................    11/4/2005
H. Res. 538, H. Rept. 109-277..........  H.R. 2862..............  Science, State, Justice, Commerce, and
                                                                   Related Agencies Act, 2006--CONFERENCE
                                                                   REPORT.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    11/8/2005  Gingrey/Slaughter
                                                                  Rule adopted record vote 410-0.............    11/9/2005
H. Res. 539, H. Rept. 109-278..........  H.R. 2419..............  Energy and Water Development Appropriations
                                                                   Act, 2006--CONFERENCE REPORT.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    11/8/2005  Hastings(WA)/Matsui
                                                                  Rule adopted record vote 412-2.............    11/9/2005
H. Res. 540, H. Rept. 109-279..........  H.R. 1751..............  Secure Access to Justice and Court
                                                                   Protection Act of 2005.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    11/8/2005  Gingrey/Matsui
                                                                  Rule adopted record vote 412-0.............    11/9/2005
H. Res. 542, H. Rept. 109-281..........  H.R. 4241..............  Deficit Reduction Act of 2005.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    11/9/2005  Putnam/Slaughter
                                                                  Laid on the table..........................   11/17/2005
H. Res. 553, H. Rept. 109-295..........  H.R. 1065..............  United States Boxing Commission Act.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................   11/15/2005  Diaz-Balart/Hastings(FL)
                                                                  Rule adopted record vote 366-56............   11/16/2005
H. Res. 558, H. Rept. 109-301..........  H.J. Res. 72...........  Making Continuing Appropriations for the
                                                                   fiscal year 2006, and for other purposes.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................   11/16/2005  Putnam/Hastings(FL)
                                                                  Rule adopted record vote 407-21............   11/17/2005
H. Res. 559, H. Rept. 109-302..........  H.R. 3010..............  Labor, Health and Human Services, Education
                                                                   and Related Agencies Appropriations, 2006--
                                                                   CONFERENCE REPORT.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................   11/16/2005  Capito/Matsui
                                                                  Rule adopted record vote 244-185...........   11/17/2005
H. Res. 560, H. Rept. 109-303..........  H.R. 4241..............  Deficit Reduction Act of 2005.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................   11/16/2005  Putnam/Slaughter
                                                                  Amendment agreed to voice vote.............   11/17/2005
                                                                  Rule adopted voice vote....................   11/17/2005
H. Res. 563, H. Rept. 109-306..........  H. Res. 563............  Waiving a requirement of clause 6(a) of
                                                                   rule XIII with respect to the same day
                                                                   consideration of certain resolutions
                                                                   reported by the Rules Committee.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................   11/17/2005  Gingrey/McGovern
                                                                  Amendment agreed to voice vote.............   11/18/2005
                                                                  Rule adopted record vote 211-204...........   11/18/2005
H. Res. 564, H. Rept. 109-308..........  H.R. 2528..............  Military Quality of Life and Veterans
                                                                   Affairs and Related Agencies
                                                                   Appropriations Act, 2006--CONFERENCE
                                                                   REPORT.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................   11/17/2005  Gingrey/McGovern
                                                                  Rule adopted voice vote....................   11/18/2005
H. Res. 565, H. Rept. 109-309..........  H.R. 3058..............  Departments of Transportation, Treasury,
                                                                   Housing and Urban Development, the
                                                                   Judiciary, the District of Columbia, and
                                                                   Independent Agencies Appropriations Act,
                                                                   2006--CONFERENCE REPORT.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................   11/17/2005  Diaz-Balart/Matsui
                                                                  Rule adopted voice vote....................   11/18/2005
H. Res. 572, H. Rept. 109-312..........  H. Res. 571............  Expressing the sense of the House of
                                                                   Representatives that the deployment of
                                                                   United States forces in Iraq be terminated
                                                                   immediately.
                                         H. Con. Res. 308.......  Directing the Clerk of the House of
                                                                   Representatives to make a technical
                                                                   correction in the enrollment of H.R. 3058.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................   11/18/2005  Gingrey/Slaughter
                                                                  Rule adopted record vote 210-202...........   11/18/2005
H. Res. 583, H. Rept. 109-328..........  H.R. 4340..............  United States-Bahrain Free Trade Agreement
                                                                   Implementation Act.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    12/6/2005  Hastings(WA)/Hastings(FL)
                                                                  Rule adopted voice vote....................    12/7/2005
H. Res. 588, H. Rept. 109-330..........  H.R. 4297..............  Tax Relief Extension Reconciliation Act of
                                                                   2005.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    12/7/2005  Putnam/Slaughter
                                                                  Rule adopted voice vote....................    12/8/2005
H. Res. 595, H. Rept. 109-343..........  H.R. 3199..............  USA Patriot Improvement and Reauthorization
                                                                   Act of 2005--CONFERENCE REPORT.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................   12/13/2005  Gingrey/McGovern
                                                                  Rule adopted voice vote....................   12/14/2005
H. Res. 596, H. Rept. 109-344..........  H.R. 3010..............  Labor, Health and Human Services, and
                                                                   Education, and Related Agencies
                                                                   Appropriations Act, 2006--CONFERENCE
                                                                   REPORT.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................   12/13/2005  Capito/Matsui
                                                                  Rule adopted voice vote....................   12/14/2005
H. Res. 602, H. Rept. 109-346..........  H.R. 2830..............  Pension Protection Act of 2005.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................   12/14/2005  Hastings(WA)/McGovern
                                                                  Rule adopted record vote 226-199...........   12/15/2005
H. Res. 610, H. Rept. 109-347..........  H.R. 4437..............  Border Protection, Antiterrorism, and
                                                                   Illegal Immigration Control Act of 2005
                                                                   (1st Rule).
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................   12/14/2005  Gingrey/Hastings(FL)
                                                                  Rule adopted record vote 220-206...........   12/15/2005
H. Res. 619, H. Rept. 109-348..........  H. Res. 612............  Expressing the Commitment of the House of
                                                                   Representatives to Achieving Victory in
                                                                   Iraq.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................   12/15/2005  Dreier/McGovern
                                                                  Previous question agreed to 221-200........   12/16/2005
                                                                  Rule adopted record vote 217-202...........   12/16/2005
H. Res. 620, H. Rept. 109-349..........  .......................  Waiving a requirement of clause 6(a) of
                                                                   rule XIII with respect to the same day
                                                                   consideration of certain resolutions
                                                                   reported by the Rules Committee.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................   12/15/2005  Putnam/Matsui
                                                                  Laid on the table..........................    6/29/2006
H. Res. 621, H. Rept. 109-350..........  H.R. 4437..............  Border Protection, Antiterrorism, and
                                                                   Illegal Immigration Control Act of 2005
                                                                   (2nd Rule).
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................   12/15/2005  Gingrey/Hastings(FL)
                                                                  Rule adopted record vote 216-203...........   12/16/2005
H. Res. 623, H. Rept. 109-355..........  .......................  Providing for consideration of motions to
                                                                   suspend the rules.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................   12/16/2005  Sessions/Hastings(FL)
                                                                  Amendment agreed to voice vote.............   12/17/2005
                                                                  Rule adopted record vote 213-190...........   12/17/2005
H. Res. 631, H. Rept. 109-357..........  .......................  Providing for consideration of motions to
                                                                   suspend the rules.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................   12/17/2005  Sessions/McGovern
                                                                  Amendment agreed to voice vote.............   12/18/2005
                                                                  Rule adopted voice vote....................   12/18/2005
H. Res. 632, H. Rept. 109-358..........  .......................  Waiving a requirement of clause 6(a) of
                                                                   rule XIII with respect to the same day
                                                                   consideration of certain resolutions
                                                                   reported by the Rules Committee.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................   12/17/2005  Putnam/Matsui
                                                                  Rule adopted voice vote....................   12/18/2005
H. Res. 639, H. Rept. 109-361..........  H.R. 2863..............  Department of Defense Appropriations, 2006--
                                                                   CONFERENCE REPORT..
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................   12/18/2005  Cole/Slaughter
                                                                  Rule adopted record vote 214-201...........   12/19/2005
H. Res. 640, H. Rept. 109-363..........  S. 1932................  Deficit Control Act of 2005--CONFERENCE
                                                                   REPORT.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................   12/18/2005  Putnam/Slaughter
                                                                  Rule adopted voice vote....................   12/19/2005
H. Res. 653, H. Rept. 109-366..........  .......................  Relating to the consideration of the bill
                                                                   S. 1932--Deficit Reduction Act of 2005.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    1/31/2006  Putnam/Slaughter
                                                                  Motion to consider agreed to 226-201.......     2/1/2006
                                                                  Rule adopted record vote 216-214...........     2/1/2006
H. Res. 654, H. Rept. 109-367..........  .......................  Waiving a requirement of clause 6(a) of
                                                                   rule XIII with respect to the same day
                                                                   consideration of certain resolutions
                                                                   reported by the Rules Committee.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    1/31/2006  Capito/McGovern
                                                                  Laid on the table..........................    9/28/2006
H. Res. 702, H. Rept. 109-381..........  H.R. 4167..............  National Uniformity for Food Act of 2005.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................     3/1/2006  Gingrey/Matsui
                                                                  Previous question agreed to 216-198........     3/2/2006
                                                                  Rule adopted voice vote....................     3/2/2006
H. Res. 710, H. Rept. 109-386..........  H.R. 4167..............  National Uniformity in Food Act of 2005.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................     3/7/2006  Gingrey/Slaughter
                                                                  Previous question agreed to 223-198........     3/8/2006
                                                                  Rule adopted voice vote....................     3/8/2006
H. Res. 713, H. Rept. 109-387..........  H.R. 2829..............  Office of National Drug Control Policy
                                                                   Reauthorization Act of 2005.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................     3/8/2006  Sessions/Hastings(FL)
                                                                  Previous question agreed to 223-195........     3/9/2006
                                                                  Rule adopted voice vote....................     3/9/2006
H. Res. 725, H. Rept. 109-391..........  H.R. 4939..............  Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act
                                                                   for Defense, the Global War on Terror, and
                                                                   Hurricane Recovery, 2006.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    3/14/2006  Cole/Slaughter
                                                                  Previous question agreed to 224-192........    3/14/2006
                                                                  Rule adopted record vote 218-200...........    3/15/2006
H. Res. 741, H. Rept. 109-399..........  H.R. 609...............  College Access and Opportunity Act of 2005.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................   03/28/2006  Bishop/Matsui
                                                                  Rule adopted record vote 225-198...........   03/29/2006
H. Res. 742, H. Rept. 109-401..........  H.R. 609...............  College Access and Opportunity Act of 2005.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................   03/29/2006  Bishop/Matsui
                                                                  Rule adopted record vote 224-188...........   03/30/2006
H. Res. 755, H. Rept. 109-404..........  H.R. 513...............  527 Reform Act of 2005.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................     4/4/2006  Dreier/Hastings(FL)
                                                                  Amendment agreed to........................     4/5/2006
                                                                  Previous question agreed to 226-198........     4/5/2006
                                                                  Rule adopted record vote 223-199...........     4/5/2006
H. Res. 766, H. Rept. 109-405..........  H. Con. Res. 376.......  Concurrent Resolution on the Budget for
                                                                   Fiscal Year 2007 (1st rule).
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................     4/5/2006  Putnam/McGovern
                                                                  Previous question agreed to 226-199........     4/6/2006
                                                                  Rule adopted record vote 225-196...........     4/6/2006
H. Res. 767, H. Rept. 109-406..........  .......................  Waiving a requirement of clause 6(a) of
                                                                   rule XIII with respect to the same day
                                                                   consideration of certain resolutions
                                                                   reported by the Rules Committee.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................     4/5/2006  Putnam/McGovern
                                                                  Laid on the table..........................    9/28/2006
H. Res. 774, H. Rept. 109-438..........  H.R. 5020..............  Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal
                                                                   Year 2007.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    4/25/2006  Putnam/McGovern
                                                                  Previous question agreed to 228-194........    4/26/2006
                                                                  Rule adopted record vote 227-198...........    4/26/2006
H. Res. 783, H. Rept. 109-441..........  H.R. 4975..............  Lobbying Accountability and Transparency
                                                                   Act of 2006.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    4/26/2006  Dreier/Slaughter
                                                                  Rule adopted record vote 216-207...........    4/27/2006
H. Res. 789, H. Rept. 109-450..........  H.R. 4954..............  Security and Accountability For Every
                                                                   (SAFE) Port Act..
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................     5/2/2006  Sessions/Hastings(FL)
                                                                  Previous question agreed to 226-200........     5/3/2006
                                                                  Rule adopted record vote 230-196...........     5/3/2006
H. Res. 805, H. Rept. 109-458..........  H.R. 4297..............  The Tax Increase Prevention and
                                                                   Reconciliation Act of 2005--CONFERENCE
                                                                   REPORT.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................     5/9/2006  Hastings(WA)/Hastings(FL)
                                                                  Rule adopted record vote 228-194...........    5/10/2006
H. Res. 806, H. Rept. 109-459..........  H.R. 5122..............  National Defense Authorization Act for
                                                                   Fiscal Year 2007.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................   05/09/2006  Cole/Matsui
                                                                  Rule adopted record vote 351-70............   05/10/2006
H. Res. 810, H. Rept. 109-460..........  .......................  Waiving a requirement of clause 6(a) of
                                                                   rule XIII with respect to the same day
                                                                   consideration of certain resolutions
                                                                   reported from the Rules Committee.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    5/10/2006  Putnam/McGovern
                                                                  Laid on the table..........................    12/7/2006
H. Res. 811, H. Rept. 109-461..........  H.R. 5122..............  National Defense Authorization Act for
                                                                   Fiscal Year 2007--2nd Rule.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    5/10/2006  Cole/Slaughter
                                                                  Previous question agree to 223-192.........    5/11/2006
                                                                  Rule adopted record vote 226-195...........    5/11/2006
H. Res. 815, H. Rept. 109-466..........  .......................  Waiving a requirement of clause 6(a) of
                                                                   rule XIII with respect to the same day
                                                                   consideration of certain resolutions
                                                                   reported from the Rules Committee.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    5/16/2006  Putnam/McGovern
                                                                  Rule adopted record vote 227-195...........    5/17/2006
H. Res. 816, H. Rept. 109-467..........  H.R. 4200..............  Forest Emergency Recovery and Research Act.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    5/16/2006  Bishop/Matsui
                                                                  Rule adopted voice vote....................    5/17/2006
H. Res. 817, H. Rept. 109-468..........  H. Con. Res. 376.......  Concurrent Resolution on the Budget for
                                                                   Fiscal Year 2007--2nd Rule.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    5/17/2006  Putnam/McGovern
                                                                  Previous question agreed to 224-193........    5/17/2006
                                                                  Rule adopted record vote 226-193...........    5/17/2006
H. Res. 818, H. Rept. 109-469..........  H.R. 5386..............  Department of the Interior, Environment,
                                                                   and Related Agencies Appropriations Act,
                                                                   2007.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    5/17/2006  Bishop/Hastings(FL)
                                                                  Previous question agreed to 218-191........    5/18/2006
                                                                  Rule adopted record vote 218-192...........    5/18/2006
H. Res. 821, H. Rept. 109-472..........  H.R. 5385..............  Military Construction, Military Quality of
                                                                   Life and Veteran?s Affairs Appropriation
                                                                   Act, 2007.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    5/18/2006  Gingrey/Matsui
                                                                  Previous question agreed to 211-186........    5/19/2006
                                                                  Rule adopted record vote 216-187...........    5/19/2006
H. Res. 830, H. Rept. 109-477..........  H.R. 5384..............  Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and
                                                                   Drug Administration, and Related Agencies
                                                                   Appropriations Act, 2007.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    5/22/2006  Hastings(WA)/McGovern
                                                                  Previous question agreed to 213-194........    5/23/2006
                                                                  Rule adopted record vote 214-192, 1 Present    5/23/2006
H. Res. 832, H. Rept. 109-479..........  H.R. 5427..............  Energy and Water Development Appropriations
                                                                   Act, 2007.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    5/23/2006  Hastings(WA)/
                                                                  Previous question agreed to 224-190........    5/24/2006  Matsui
                                                                  Rule adopted record vote 254-165...........    5/24/2006
H. Res. 835, H. Rept. 109-480..........  H.R. 5429..............  American-Made Energy and Good Jobs Act.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    5/24/2006  Bishop/Hastings(FL)
                                                                  Rule adopted record vote 234-184...........    5/25/2006
H. Res. 836, H. Rept. 109-481..........  H.R. 5441..............  Department of Homeland Security
                                                                   Appropriations Act, 2007.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    5/24/2006  Sessions/Slaughter
                                                                  Rule adopted voice vote....................    5/25/2006
H. Res. 842, H. Rept. 109-482..........  H.R. 5254..............  Refinery Permit Process Scheduling Act.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    5/25/2006  Diaz-Balart/Matsui
                                                                  Previous question agreed to 220-192........     6/7/2006
                                                                  Rule adopted record vote 221-192...........     6/7/2006
H. Res. 849, H. Rept. 109-487..........  H.R. 5521..............  Legislative Branch Appropriations Act,
                                                                   2007.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................     6/6/2006  Bishop/McGovern
                                                                  Rule adopted voice vote....................     6/8/2006
H. Res. 850, H. Rept. 109-491..........  H.R. 5252..............  Communications Opportunity, Promotion, and
                                                                   Enhancement Act of 2006.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................     6/7/2006  Diaz-Balart/Slaughter
                                                                  Rule adopted record vote 262-151...........     6/8/2006
H. Res. 851, H. Rept. 109-492..........  H.R. 5522..............  Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and
                                                                   Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2007.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................     6/7/2006  Diaz-Balart/Hastings(FL)
                                                                  Rule adopted voice vote....................     6/8/2006
H. Res. 857, H. Rept. 109-496..........  H.R. 4939..............  Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act
                                                                   for Defense, The Global War on Terror, and
                                                                   Hurricane Recovery, 2006--CONFERENCE
                                                                   REPORT.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................     6/9/2006  Cole/Slaughter
                                                                  Previous question agreed to 204-165........    6/12/2006
                                                                  Rule adopted voice vote....................    6/12/2006
H. Res. 862, H. Rept. 109-498..........  .......................  Waiving a requirement of clause 6(a) of
                                                                   rule XIII with respect to the same day
                                                                   consideration of certain resolutions
                                                                   reported from the Rules Committee.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    6/12/2006  Diaz-Balart/Hastings(FL)
                                                                  Rule adopted record vote 221-194...........    6/13/2006
H. Res. 865, H. Rept. 109-501..........  H.R. 5576..............  Transportation, Treasury, Housing and Urban
                                                                   Development, the Judiciary, the District
                                                                   of Columbia and Independent agencies
                                                                   Appropriations Act, 2007.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    6/13/2006  Diaz-Balart/Hastings(FL)
                                                                  Previous question agreed to 249-167........    6/13/2006
                                                                  Rule adopted record vote 221-194...........    6/13/2006
H. Res. 868, H. Rept. 109-502..........  H. Res. 861............  Declaring that the United States will
                                                                   complete the mission in Iraq and prevail
                                                                   in the Global War on Terror, the struggle
                                                                   to protect freedom from the terrorist
                                                                   adversary.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    6/14/2006  Cole/McGovern
                                                                  Rule adopted record vote 222-194...........    6/15/2006
H. Res. 877, H. Rept. 109-507..........  H.R. 5631..............  Department of Defense Appropriations Act,
                                                                   2007.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    6/19/2006  Cole/Matsui
                                                                  Rule adopted record vote 400-18............    6/20/2006
H. Res. 878, H. Rept. 109-516..........  H.R. 9.................  Fannie Lou Hamer, Rosa Parks, and Coretta
                                                                   Scott King Voting Rights Reauthorization
                                                                   and Amendments Act of 2006 (1st Rule).
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    6/20/2006  Diaz-Balart/Hastings(FL)
                                                                  Rule laid upon the table...................    6/27/2006
H. Res. 885, H. Rept. 109-517..........  H.R. 5638..............  Permanent Estate Tax Relief Act of 2006.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    6/21/2006  Hastings(WA)/Slaughter
                                                                  Previous question agreed to 226-194........    6/22/2006
                                                                  Rule adopted record vote 228-194...........    6/22/2006
H. Res. 886, H. Rept. 109-518..........  H.R. 4890..............  Legislative Line Item Veto Act of 2006.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    6/21/2006  Putnam/Hastings(FL)
                                                                  Previous question agreed to 227-196........    6/22/2006
                                                                  Rule adopted record vote 228-196...........    6/22/2006
H. Res. 890, H. Rept. 109-529..........  H.R. 5672..............  Science, State, Justice, Commerce and
                                                                   Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2007.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    6/26/2006  Gingrey/Slaughter
                                                                  Rule adopted record vote 224-188...........    6/27/2006
H. Res. 891, H. Rept. 109-530..........  H.R. 4973..............  Flood Insurance Reform and Modernization
                                                                   Act of 2006.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    6/26/2006  Sessions/Matsui
                                                                  Rule adopted voice vote....................    6/27/2006
H. Res. 896, H. Rept. 109-539..........  H. Res. 895............  Supporting intelligence and law enforcement
                                                                   programs to track terrorists and terrorist
                                                                   finances conducted consistent with Federal
                                                                   law and with appropriate Congressional
                                                                   consultation and specifically condemning
                                                                   the disclosure and publication of
                                                                   classified information that impairs the
                                                                   international fight against terrorism and
                                                                   needlessly exposes Americans to the threat
                                                                   of further terror attacks by revealing a
                                                                   crucial method by which terrorists are
                                                                   traced through their finances.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    6/28/2006  Sessions/Slaughter
                                                                  Previous question agreed to 222-193........    6/29/2006
                                                                  Rule adopted record vote 220-195...........    6/29/2006
H. Res. 897, H. Rept. 109-540..........  H.R. 4761..............  Deep Ocean Energy Resources Act of 2006.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    6/28/2006  Capito/Hastings(FL)
                                                                  Previous question agreed to 224-193........    6/29/2006
                                                                  Rule adopted voice vote....................    6/29/2006
H. Res. 906, H. Rept. 109-550..........  H.R. 2990..............  Credit Rating Agency Duopoly Relief Act of
                                                                   2006.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    7/10/2006  Capito/Matsui
                                                                  Previous question agreed to 223-197........    7/12/2006
                                                                  Rule adopted record vote 308-113...........    7/12/2006
H. Res. 907, H. Rept. 109-551..........  H.R. 4411..............  Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act
                                                                   of 2006.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    7/10/2006  Gingrey/McGovern
                                                                  Previous question agreed to 214-189........    7/11/2006
                                                                  Rule adopted voice vote....................    7/11/2006
H. Res. 910, H. Rept. 109-554..........  H.R. 9.................  Fannie Lou Hamer, Rosa Parks, and Coretta
                                                                   Scott King Voting Rights Reauthorization
                                                                   and Amendments Act of 2006 (2nd Rule).
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    7/12/2006  Diaz-Balart/Hastings(FL)
                                                                  Rule adopted voice vote....................    7/13/2006
H. Res. 918, H. Rept. 109-573..........  H. J. Res. 88..........  Proposing an amendment to the Constitution
                                                                   of the United States relating to marriage.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    7/17/2006  Gingrey/McGovern
                                                                  Rule adopted voice vote....................    7/18/2006
H. Res. 920, H. Rept. 109-577..........  H.R. 2389..............  Pledge Protection Act of 2005.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    7/18/2006  Gingrey/Hastings(FL)
                                                                  Previous question agreed to 224-200........    7/19/2006
                                                                  Rule adopted record vote 257-168...........    7/19/2006
H. Res. 924, H. Rept. 109-578..........  S. 2754................  Alternative Pluripotent Stem Cell Therapies
                                                                   Enhancement Act.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    7/18/2006  Gingrey/Slaughter
                                                                  Laid on the table..........................    7/27/2006
H. Res. 925, H. Rept. 109-579..........  H.R. 5684..............  United States-Oman Free Trade Agreement
                                                                   Implementation Act.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    7/19/2006  Hastings(WA)/Matsui
                                                                  Previous question agreed to 227-196........    7/20/2006
                                                                  Rule adopted record vote 237-187...........    7/20/2006
H. Res. 939, H. Rept. 109-595..........  H.R. 1956..............  Business Activity Tax Simplification Act of
                                                                   2006.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    7/24/2006  Gingrey/McGovern
                                                                  Laid on the table..........................    12/7/2006
H. Res. 946, H. Rept. 109-598..........  S. 250.................  Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical
                                                                   Education Improvement Act of 2006.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    7/25/2006  Bishop/McGovern
                                                                  Rule adopted voice vote....................    7/27/2006
H. Res. 947, H. Rept. 109-599..........  H.R. 5682..............  Henry J. Hyde United States and India
                                                                   Nuclear Cooperation Promotion Act of 2006.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    7/25/2006  Bishop/Hastings(FL)
                                                                  Rule adopted record vote 311-112...........    7/26/2006
H. Res. 951, H. Rept. 109-602..........    .....................  Waiving a requirement of clause 6(a) of
                                                                   rule XIII with respect to the same day
                                                                   consideration of certain resolutions
                                                                   reported from the Rules Committee.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    7/26/2006  Bishop/Slaughter
                                                                  Laid on the table..........................    12/7/2006
H. Res. 952, H. Rept. 109-603..........  H.R. 4157..............  Health Information Technology Promotion Act
                                                                   of 2006.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    7/26/2006  Diaz-Balart/Matsui
                                                                  Previous question agreed to 223-193........    7/27/2006
                                                                  Rule adopted record vote 224-188...........    7/27/2006
H. Res. 958, H. Rept. 109-606..........  .......................  Waiving a requirement of clause 6(a) of
                                                                   rule XIII with respect to the same day
                                                                   consideration of certain resolutions
                                                                   reported from the Rules Committee.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    7/27/2006  Hastings(WA)/Slaughter
                                                                  Rule adopted record vote 217-192...........    7/28/2006
H. Res. 966, H. Rept. 109-613..........  H.R. 5970 H.R. 4.......  Estate Tax and Extension of Tax Relief Act
                                                                   of 2006.
                                                                  Pension Protection Act of 2006.............
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    7/28/2006  Hastings(WA)/McGovern
                                                                  Rule adopted record vote 217-194...........    7/28/2006
H. Res. 981, H. Rept. 109-642..........  H.R. 503...............  To Amend the Horse Protection Act to
                                                                   prohibit the shipping, transporting,
                                                                   moving, delivering, receiving, possessing,
                                                                   purchasing, selling, or donation of horses
                                                                   and other equines to be slaughtered for
                                                                   human consumption, and for other purposes.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    9/06/2006  Diaz-Balart/Matsui
                                                                  Rule adopted record vote 351-40............    9/07/2006
H. Res. 996, H. Rept. 109-646..........  H. Res. 994............  Expressing the sense of the House of
                                                                   Representatives on the fifth anniversary
                                                                   of the terrorist attacks launched against
                                                                   the United States on September 11, 2001.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    9/12/2006  Sessions/McGovern
                                                                  Previous question agreed to 223-191........    9/13/2006
                                                                  Rule adopted voice vote....................    9/13/2006
H. Res. 997, H. Rept. 109-647..........  H.R. 2965..............  Federal Prison Industries Competition in
                                                                   Contracting Act of 2006.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    9/12/2006  Gingrey/Hastings(FL)
                                                                  Rule adopted voice vote....................    9/13/2006
H. Res. 1002, H. Rept. 109-653.........  H.R. 6061..............  Secure Fence Act of 2006.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    9/13/2006  Sessions/Hastings(FL)
                                                                  Previous question agreed to 224-190........    9/14/2006
                                                                  Rule adopted voice vote....................    9/14/2006
H. Res. 1003, H. Rept. 109-654.........  H. Res. 1000...........  Providing for Earmark Reform in the House
                                                                   of Representatives.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    9/13/2006  Dreier/Slaughter
                                                                  Previous question agreed to 218-194........    9/14/2006
                                                                  Rule adopted record vote 245-171...........    9/14/2006
H. Res. 1015, H. Rept. 109-670.........  H.R. 4844..............  Federal Election Integrity Act of 2006.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    9/19/2006  Capito/Hastings(FL)
                                                                  Previous question agreed to 222-194........    9/20/2006
                                                                  Rule adopted record vote 223-196...........    9/20/2006
H. Res. 1018, H. Rept. 109-671.........  H.R. 6094..............  Community Protection Act of 2006.
                                         H.R. 6095..............  Immigration Law Enforcement Act of 2006....
                                         H.R. 4830..............  Border Tunnel Prevention Act of 2006.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    9/20/2006  Gingrey/McGovern
                                                                  Previous question agreed to 225-195........    9/21/2006
                                                                  Rule adopted record vote 227-195...........    9/21/2006
H. Res. 1037, H. Rept. 109-677.........  H.R. 5631..............  Department of Defense Appropriations Act,
                                                                   2007--CONFERENCE REPORT
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    9/25/2006  Cole/Matsui
                                                                  Rule adopted voice vote....................    9/26/2006
H. Res. 1038, H. Rept. 109-678.........  H.R. 2679..............  Veteran's Memorials, Boy Scouts, Public
                                                                   Seals, and other Public Expressions of
                                                                   Religion Act of 2005.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    9/25/2006  Gingrey/McGovern
                                                                  Rule adopted record vote 229-177...........    9/26/2006
H. Res. 1039, H. Rept. 109-679.........  S. 403.................  Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    9/25/2006  Gingrey/McGovern
                                                                  Rule adopted record vote 249-157...........    9/26/2006  ............................
H. Res. 1042, H. Rept. 109-688.........  H.R. 6166..............  Military Commissions Act of 2006.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    9/26/2006  Cole/Slaughter
                                                                  Previous question agreed to 225-191........    9/27/2006
                                                                  Rule adopted record vote 222-194...........    9/27/2006
H. Res. 1045, H. Rept. 109-690.........  .......................  Providing for consideration of motions to
                                                                   suspend the rules.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    9/27/2006  Hastings(WA)/Slaughter
                                                                  Previous question agreed to 223-196........    9/28/2006
                                                                  Rule adopted voice vote....................    9/28/2006
H. Res. 1046, H. Rept. 109-691.........  .......................  Waiving a requirement of clause 6(a) of
                                                                   rule XIII with respect to the same day
                                                                   consideration of certain resolutions
                                                                   reported by the Rules Committee.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    9/27/2006  Putnam/Slaughter
                                                                  Previous question agreed to 223-197........    9/28/2006  ............................
                                                                  Rule adopted record vote 227-191...........    9/28/2006
H. Res. 1047, H. Rept. 109-692.........  H.R. 4772..............  Private Property Rights Implementation Act
                                                                   of 2006.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    9/27/2006  Bishop/McGovern
                                                                  Laid on the table..........................   12/27/2006
H. Res. 1052, H. Rept. 109-696.........  H.R. 5825..............  Electronic Surveillance Modernization Act.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    9/28/2006  Putnam/Hastings(FL)
                                                                  Previous question agreed to 225-197........    9/28/2006  ............................
                                                                  Rule adopted record vote 220-199...........    9/28/2006
H. Res. 1053, H. Rept. 109-700.........  .......................  Waiving a requirement of clause 6(a) of
                                                                   rule XIII with respect to the same day
                                                                   consideration of certain resolutions
                                                                   reported by the Rules Committee.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    9/28/2006  Cole/McGovern
                                                                  Previous question agreed to 215-197........    9/29/2006
                                                                  Rule adopted record vote 227-193...........    9/29/2006
H. Res. 1054, H. Rept. 109-701.........  H.R. 5441..............  Department of Homeland Security
                                                                   Appropriations Act, 2007--CONFERENCE
                                                                   REPORT.
                                         S. 3930................  Military Commissions Act of 2006.
                                         H.R. 4772..............  Private Property Rights Implementation Act
                                                                   of 2006.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    9/28/2006  Sessions/Slaughter
                                                                  Previous question agreed to 221-186........    9/29/2006
                                                                  Rule adopted record vote 218-188...........    9/29/2006
H. Res. 1062, H. Rept. 109-703.........  H.R. 5122..............  National Defense Authorization Act, 2007--
                                                                   CONFERENCE REPORT..
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    9/29/2006  Cole/Matsui
                                                                  Rule adopted voice vote....................    9/29/2006  ............................
H. Res. 1092, H. Rept. 109-718.........  H.R. 6346..............  To extend certain trade preference
                                                                   programs, to authorize the extension of
                                                                   nondiscriminatory treatment (normal trade
                                                                   relations treatment) to the products of
                                                                   Vietnam, to modify temporarily certain
                                                                   rates of duty and make other technical
                                                                   amendments to the trade laws, and for
                                                                   other purposes.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    12/5/2006  Dreier/Hastings(FL)
H. Res. 1093, H. Rept. 109-719.........  .......................  Waiving a requirement of clause 6(a) of
                                                                   rule XIII with respect to consideration of
                                                                   certain resolutions reported from the
                                                                   Committee on Rules.
                                                                  Committee on Rules.........................
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    12/5/2006  Hastings(WA)/McGovern
H. Res. 1096, H. Rept. 109-720.........  .......................  Waiving a requirement of clause 6(a) of
                                                                   rule XIII with respect to the same day
                                                                   consideration of certain resolutions
                                                                   reported by the Rules Committee, providing
                                                                   for the consideration of motions to
                                                                   suspend the rules, and for other purposes.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    12/6/2006  Capito/McGovern
                                                                  Rule adopted record vote 212-190...........    12/7/2006
H. Res. 1099, H. Rept. 109-722.........  .......................  To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986
                                                                   to provide that the Tax Court may review
                                                                   claims for equitable innocent spouse
                                                                   relief and to suspend the running on the
                                                                   period of limitations while such claims
                                                                   are pending.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    12/7/2006  Gingrey/McGovern
                                                                  Rule adopted record vote 247-164...........    12/8/2006
H. Res. 1100, H. Rept. 109-723.........  H.R. 6406..............  To modify temporarily certain rates of duty
                                                                   and make other technical amendments to the
                                                                   trade laws, to extend certain trade
                                                                   preference programs, and for other
                                                                   purposes.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    12/7/2006  Dreier/Hastings
                                                                  Rule adopted record vote 207-193...........    12/8/2006
H. Res. 1101, H. Rept. 109-724.........  H.R. 5682..............  Henry J. Hyde United States and India
                                                                   Nuclear Cooperation Promotion Act of 2006.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    12/7/2006  Bishop/Hastings(FL)
                                                                  Rule adopted record vote 355-55............    12/8/2006
H. Res. 1102, H. Rept. 109-725.........  .......................  Waiving a requirement of clause 6(a) of
                                                                   rule XIII with respect to the same day
                                                                   consideration of certain resolutions
                                                                   reported by the Rules Committee, providing
                                                                   for the consideration of motions to
                                                                   suspend the rules, and for other purposes.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    12/7/2006  Capito/Matsui
                                                                  Rule adopted voice vote....................    12/8/2006
H. Res. 1105, H. Rept. 109-727.........  H.J. Res. 102..........  Making further continuing appropriations
                                                                   for the fiscal year 2007, and for other
                                                                   purposes.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    12/8/2006  Putnam/Slaughter
                                                                  Rule adopted voice vote....................    12/8/2006
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                   C. TABLE 3.--RESOLUTIONS DISCHARGED
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No resolutions were discharged from the Committee in the 109th Congress.
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                                   D. TABLE 4.--RESOLUTIONS LAID ON THE TABLE
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H. Res. 162......................  H.R. 1334..........  Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1334) to
                                                         amend title 28, United States Code, to provide for the
                                                         removal to Federal court of certain State court cases
                                                         involving the rights of incapacitated persons, and for
                                                         other purposes.
H. Res. 163......................  ...................  Waiving a requirement of clause 6(a) of rule XIII with
                                                         respect to consideration of certain resolutions
                                                         reported from the Committee on Rules.
H. Res. 181......................  ...................  Waiving a requirement of clause 6(a) of rule XIII with
                                                         respect to consideration of certain resolutions
                                                         reported from the Committee on Rules.
H. Res. 182......................  S. 686.............  Providing for consideration of the bill (S. 686) for the
                                                         relief of the parents of Theresa Marie Schiavo.
H. Res. 393......................  H.R. 3.............  Waiving a requirement of clause 6(a) of rule XIII with
                                                         respect to consideration of certain resolutions
                                                         reported from the Committee on Rules.
H. Res. 395......................  ...................  Providing for consideration of motions to suspend the
                                                         rules.
H. Res. 400......................  ...................  Waiving a requirement of clause 6(a) of rule XIII with
                                                         respect to consideration of certain resolutions
                                                         reported from the Committee on Rules.
H. Res. 401......................  H.R. 3514..........  Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3514) to
                                                         provide an extension of highway, highway safety, motor
                                                         carrier safety, transit, and other programs funded out
                                                         of the Highway Trust Fund pending enactment of a law
                                                         reauthorizing the Transportation Equity Act for the
                                                         21st Century.
H. Res. 468......................  ...................  Waiving a requirement of clause 6(a) of rule XIII with
                                                         respect to consideration of certain resolutions
                                                         reported from the Committee on Rules.
H. Res. 542......................  H.R. 4241..........  Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 4241) to
                                                         provide for reconciliation pursuant to section 201(a)
                                                         of the concurrent resolution on the budget for fiscal
                                                         year 2006.
H. Res. 620......................  ...................  Waiving a requirement of clause 6(a) of rule XIII with
                                                         respect to consideration of certain resolutions
                                                         reported from the Committee on Rules.
H. Res. 654......................  ...................  Waiving a requirement of clause 6(a) of rule XIII with
                                                         respect to consideration of certain resolutions
                                                         reported from the Committee on Rules.
H. Res. 767......................  H. Con. Res. 376...  Waiving a requirement of clause 6(a) of rule XIII with
                                                         respect to consideration of certain resolutions
                                                         reported from the Committee on Rules.
H. Res. 810......................  ...................  Waiving a requirement of clause 6(a) of rule XIII with
                                                         respect to consideration of certain resolutions
                                                         reported from the Committee on Rules.
H. Res. 878......................  H.R. 9.............  Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 9) to
                                                         amend the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
H. Res. 924......................  S. 2754............  Providing for consideration of the bill (S. 2754) to
                                                         derive human pluripotent stem cell lines using
                                                         techniques that do not knowingly harm embryos.
H. Res. 939......................  H.R. 1956..........  Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1956) to
                                                         regulate certain State taxation of interstate commerce,
                                                         and for other purposes.
H. Res. 951......................  ...................  Waiving a requirement of clause 6(a) of rule XIII with
                                                         respect to consideration of certain resolutions
                                                         reported from the Committee on Rules.
H. Res. 1047.....................  H.R. 4772..........  Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 4772) to
                                                         simplify and expedite access to the Federal courts for
                                                         injured parties whose rights and privileges under the
                                                         United States Constitution have been deprived by final
                                                         actions of Federal agencies or other government
                                                         officials or entities acting under color of State law,
                                                         and for other purposes.
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H. Res. 125......................  H.R. 841...........  Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 841) to
                                                         require States to hold special elections to fill
                                                         vacancies in the House of Representatives not later
                                                         than 45 days after the vacancy is announced by the
                                                         Speaker of the House of Representatives in
                                                         extraordinary circumstances, and for other purposes.
H. Res. 151......................  H.R. 1268..........  Providing for consideration of H.R. 1268, Emergency
                                                         Supplemental Appropriations Act for Defense, the Global
                                                         War on Terror, and Tsunami Relief, 2005.
H. Res. 278......................  H.R. 2360..........  Providing for consideration of H.R. 2360, Department of
                                                         Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2006.
H. Res. 365......................  H.R. 2601..........  Providing for consideration of H.R. 2601, Foreign
                                                         Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 2006 and
                                                         2007.
H. Res. 560......................  H.R. 4241..........  Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 4241) to
                                                         provide for reconciliation pursuant to section 201(a)
                                                         of the concurrent resolution on the budget for fiscal
                                                         year 2006.
H. Res. 563......................  ...................  Waiving a requirement of clause 6(a) of rule XIII with
                                                         respect to consideration of certain resolutions
                                                         reported from the Committee on Rules.
H. Res. 619......................  H. Res. 612........  Providing for consideration of the resolution (H. Res.
                                                         612) expressing the commitment of the House of
                                                         Representatives to achieving victory in Iraq.
H. Res. 623......................  H.R. 4521..........  Providing for consideration of motions to suspend the
                                                         rules.
                                   H.R. 2520
                                   H.R. 4568
                                   H.R. 3402
                                   H.R. 4579
                                   H.R. 4525
                                   S. 1281
                                   S. 467
H. Res. 631......................  H.R. 1185..........  Providing for consideration of motions to suspend the
                                                         rules.
                                   H. Res. 545
                                   H. Con. Res. 284
                                   H.R. 4501
                                   S. 1988
                                   H.R. 2329
H. Res. 755......................  H.R. 513...........  Providing for consideration of H.R. 513, 527 Reform Act
                                                         of 2005.
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                           HOUSE RESOLUTIONS

    H. Res. 25: Representative Maloney of New York, January 4, 
2005. A resolution amending the Rules of the House of 
Representatives to establish a standing committee on Homeland 
Security and a standing Committee on Intelligence and to allow 
the Committee on Appropriations to have 14 subcommittees (of 
which one is a subcommittee on Intelligence), and for other 
purposes.
    H. Res. 116: Representative Leach of Iowa, February 16, 
2005. A resolution creating a select committee to investigate 
the awarding and carrying out of contracts to conduct 
activities in Afghanistan and Iraq and to fight the war on 
terrorism.
    H. Res. 121: Representative Cooper of Tennessee, February 
17, 2005. A resolution amending the Rules of the House of 
Representatives to strengthen the budget process.
    H. Res. 123: Representative King of New York, February 17, 
2005. A resolution establishing a Select Committee on POW and 
MIA Affairs.
    H. Res. 131: Representative Mollohan of West Virginia, 
March 1, 2005. A resolution amending rule XI of the Rules of 
the House of Representatives with regard to the procedures of 
the Committee on Standards of Official Conduct.
    H. Res. 234: Representative Mollohan of West Virginia, 
April 26, 2006. A resolution providing for consideration of the 
resolution (H. Res. 131) amending rule XI of the Rules of the 
House of Representatives with regard to the procedures of the 
Committee on Standards of Official Conduct.
    H. Res. 267: Representative Hooley of Oregon, May 5, 2005. 
A resolution providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 376) 
to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to authorize 
the Secretary of Health and Human Services to negotiate fair 
prices for Medicare prescription drugs on behalf of Medicare 
beneficiaries.
    H. Res. 270: Representative Marshall of Georgia, May 10, 
2005. A resolution providing for consideration of the bill 
(H.R. 303) to amend title 10, United States Code, to permit 
certain additional retired members of the Armed Forces who have 
a service-connected disability to receive both disability 
compensation for the Department of Veterans Affairs for their 
disability and either retired pay by reason of their years of 
military service or Combat-Related Special Compensation and to 
eliminate the phase-in period under current law with respect to 
such concurrent receipt.
    H. Res. 271: Representative Edwards of Texas, May 11, 2005. 
A resolution providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 808) 
to amend title 10, United States Code, to repeal the offset 
from surviving spouse annuities under the military Survivor 
Benefit Plan for amounts paid by the Secretary of Veterans 
Affairs as dependency and indemnity compensation.
    H. Res. 284: Representative Baird of Washington, May 17, 
2005. A resolution amending the Rules of the House of 
Representatives to repeal the provisional quorum provision.
    H. Res. 391: Representative Hastings of Washington, July 
27, 2005. A resolution that there is hereby established a Task 
Force on Ocean Policy.
    H. Res. 432: Representative Leach of Iowa, September 8, 
2005. A resolution creating a select committee to investigate 
the awarding and carrying out of contracts to rebuild 
communities devastated by Hurricane Katrina.
    H. Res. 435: Representative Tancredo of Colorado, September 
8, 2005. A resolution providing for the establishment of a 
select committee to investigate and oversee the awarding and 
execution of contracts for relief and reconstruction activities 
in areas affected by hurricane Katrina.
    H. Res. 437: Representative Dreier of California, September 
14, 2005. A resolution to establish the Select Bipartisan 
Committee to Investigate the Preparation for and Response to 
Hurricane Katrina.
    H. Res. 449: Representative Tierney of Massachusetts, 
September 15, 2005. A resolution to create a select committee 
to monitor and investigate the awarding and carrying out of 
contracts related to the relief and reconstruction efforts in 
response to Hurricane Katrina.
    H. Res. 460: Representative Slaughter of New York, 
September 27, 2005. A resolution providing for consideration of 
the bill (H.R. 3764) to establish a National Independent 
Inquiry Commission on Disaster Preparedness and Response to 
examine and evaluate the Federal Government's response to 
Hurricane Katrina and assess its ability to respond to future 
large-scale disasters.
    H. Res. 480: Representative Dreier of California, October 
6, 2005. A resolution permitting individuals to be admitted to 
the Hall of the House in order to obtain footage of the House 
in session for inclusion in the orientation film to be shown to 
visitors at the Capitol Visitor Center.
    H. Res. 516: Representative Melancon of Louisiana, October 
26, 2005. A resolution providing for consideration of the bill 
(H.R.3763) to reinstate the application of the wage 
requirements of the Davis-Bacon Act to Federal contracts in 
areas affected by Hurricane Katrina.
    H. Res. 524: Representative Brown of Ohio, October 28, 
2006. A resolution amending the Rules of the House of 
Representatives to impose limitations respecting certain 
legislation that affects the economy, and for other purposes.
    H. Res. 537: Representative Waxman of California, November 
7, 2006. A resolution providing for consideration of the bill 
(H.R. 3838) to establish the Independent Commission to Prevent 
Fraud and Abuse in the Response to Hurricane Katrina, and for 
other purposes.
    H. Res. 543: Representative Abercrombie of Hawaii, November 
9, 2005. A resolution providing for consideration of the joint 
resolution (H. J. Res. 55) requiring the President to develop 
and implement a plan for the withdrawal of United States Armed 
Forces from Iraq.
    H. Res. 568: Representative Herseth of South Dakota, 
November 17, 2005. A resolution providing for consideration of 
the bill (H.R. 3936) to protect consumers from price-gouging of 
gasoline and other fuels during energy emergencies, and for 
other purposes.
    H. Res. 570: Representative Waxman of California, November 
17, 2005. A resolution providing for consideration of the bill 
(H.R. 3925) to provide that a Federal public safety position 
may not be held by any political appointee who does not meet 
certain minimum requirements.
    H. Res. 584: Representative Boswell of Iowa, December 6, 
2005. A resolution providing for consideration of the bill 
(H.R. 752) to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to 
deliver a meaningful benefit and lower prescription drug prices 
under the Medicare Program.
    H. Res. 585: Representative Herseth of South Dakota, 
December 6, 2005. A resolution providing for consideration of 
the bill (H.R. 3861) to amend title XVIII of the Social 
Security Act to provide extended and additional protection to 
Medicare beneficiaries who enroll for the Medicare prescription 
drug benefit during 2006.
    H. Res. 589: Representative McCotter of Michigan, December 
7, 2005. A resolution creating a select committee to oversee 
and, where necessary, investigate and maximize the necessarily 
significant appropriations expended to win the War on Terror, 
especially within the operational theaters of Afghanistan and 
Iraq.
    H. Res. 599: Representative Gilchrest of Maryland, December 
14, 2005. A resolution establishing the Task Force on Ocean 
Policy.
    H. Res. 614: Representative Barrow of Georgia, December 15, 
2005. A resolution providing for consideration of the bill 
(H.R. 2429) to amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to 
provide for an increase in the Federal minimum wage.
    H. Res. 616: Representative Lynch of Massachusetts, 
December 15, 2005. A resolution directing the Committee on 
Government Reform to hold hearings on intelligence relating to 
the rationale for the commencement of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
    H. Res. 635: Representative Conyers of Michigan, December 
18, 2005. A resolution creating a select committee to 
investigate the Administration's intent to go to war before 
Congressional authorization, manipulation of pre-war 
intelligence, encouraging and countenancing torture, 
retaliating against critics, and to make recommendations 
regarding grounds for possible impeachment.
    H. Res. 646: Representative Jones of North Carolina, 
January 31, 2006. A resolution denying the entitlement to the 
privilege of admission to the Hall of the House to any former 
Member of the House who is a registered lobbyist.
    H. Res. 647: Representative Jones of North Carolina, 
January 31, 2006. A resolution requiring the Clerk of the House 
of Representatives to post on the Internet for public review 
all travel disclosure reports submitted by Members, officers, 
and employees of the House.
    H. Res. 648: Representative Dreier of California, January 
31, 2006. A resolution to eliminate floor privileges and access 
to Member exercise facilities for registered lobbyists who are 
former Members or officers of the House.
    H. Res. 659: Representative Obey of Wisconsin, January 31, 
2006. A resolution amending the Rules of the House of 
Representatives to protect the integrity of the institution.
    H. Res. 662: Representative Price of Georgia, January 31, 
2006. A resolution amending the Rules of the House of 
Representatives to require that general appropriation bills 
contain a separate list of all earmarks in the accompanying 
report and the name of the sponsoring Member of each such 
earmark.
    H. Res. 663: Representative Snyder of Arkansas, January 31, 
2006. A resolution amending the Rules of the House of 
Representatives to prohibit former Members and former officers 
of the House who are registered lobbyists from admission to the 
Hall of the House, and for other purposes.
    H. Res. 666: Representative Goode of Virginia, February 1, 
2006. A resolution amending the Rules of the House of 
Representatives to prohibit privately-funded travel by any 
Member, Delegate, Resident Commissioner, officer, or employee 
of the House.
    H. Res. 674: Representative Lewis of Kentucky, February 14, 
2006. A resolution amending the Rules of the House of 
Representatives to require parity and transparency in the 
earmark process.
    H. Res. 676: Representative Poe of Texas, February 14, 
2006. A resolution amending rule XXV of the Rules of the House 
of Representatives to prohibit Members, officers, and employees 
of the House from accepting gifts from registered lobbyists.
    H. Res. 686: Representative Slaughter of New York, February 
16, 2006. A resolution amending the Rules of the House to 
restore transparency, accountability, and oversight, and for 
other purposes.
    H. Res. 688: Representative Baird of Washington, February 
16, 2006. A resolution amending the Rules of the House of 
Representatives to require that legislation and conference 
reports be available on the Internet for 72 hours before 
consideration by the House, and for other purposes.
    H. Res. 690: Representative Conaway of Texas, February 16, 
2006. A resolution amending the Rules of the House of 
Representatives to curtail the growth of Government programs.
    H. Res. 701: Representative Chabot of Ohio, March 1, 2006. 
A resolution amending the Rules of the House of Representatives 
to prohibit the consideration of conference reports on omnibus 
appropriation bills.
    H. Res. 709: Representative Paul of Texas, March 2, 2006. A 
resolution amending the Rules of the House of Representatives 
to ensure that Members have a reasonable amount of time to read 
legislation that will be voted upon.
    H. Res. 728: Representative Flake of Arizona, March 15, 
2006. A resolution amending the Rules of the House of 
Representatives to require preapproval of privately-funded 
travel and the inclusion of such travel information on the 
public website of the Office of the Clerk of the House of 
Representatives, and for other purposes.
    H. Res. 747: Representative Buyer of Indiana, March 30, 
2006. A resolution amending the Rules of the House of 
Representatives to require that all members of the Permanent 
Select Committee on Intelligence and all members of the 
Subcommittee on Defense of the Committee on Appropriations have 
security clearances.
    H. Res. 772: Representative Davis of Kentucky, April 25, 
2006. A resolution amending the Rules of the House of 
Representatives to require the Committee on Standards of 
Official Conduct to provide regular ethics training for 
Members, Delegates, and the Resident Commissioner.
    H. Res. 814: Representative Costello of Illinois, May 12, 
2005. A resolution providing for consideration of the bill 
(H.R. 4755) to amend title 49, United States Code, to modify 
the mediation and implementation requirements of section 40122 
regarding changes in the Federal Aviation Administration 
personnel management system, and for other purposes.
    H. Res. 841: Representative Tanner of Tennessee, May 24, 
2006. A resolution amending the Rules of the House of 
Representatives to require committees to hold hearings upon the 
issuance of certain reports from an Inspector General or the 
Comptroller General the subject matter of which is within the 
jurisdiction of such committees.
    H. Res. 903: Representative Chocola of Indiana, June 29, 
2006. A resolution repealing rule XXVII of the Rules of the 
House of Representatives relating to the statutory limit on the 
public debt.
    H. Res. 917: Representative Filner of California, July 17, 
2006. A resolution providing for the consideration of the bill 
(H.R. 23) to amend title 46, United States Code, and title II 
of the Social Security Act to provide benefits to certain 
individuals who served in the United States merchant marine 
(including the Army Transport Service and the Naval Transport 
Service) during World War II.
    H. Res. 960: Representative Flake of Arizona, July 28, 
2006. A resolution amending the Rules of the House of 
Representatives to limit gifts to Members, officers, and 
employees of the House from State and local governments.
    H. Res. 975: Representative King of Iowa, July 28, 2006. A 
resolution amending the Rules of the House of Representatives 
to require that rescission bills always be considered under 
open rules every year, and for other purposes.
    H. Res. 987: Representative Doggett of Texas, September 7, 
2006. A resolution providing for consideration of the bill 
(H.R. 147) to amend title II of the Social Security Act to 
repeal the Government pension offset and windfall elimination 
provisions.
    H. Res. 998: Representative Barrow of Georgia, September 
12, 2006. A resolution providing for consideration of the bill 
(H.R. 5099) to provide disaster assistance to agricultural 
producers for crop and livestock losses, and for other 
purposes.
    H. Res. 1000: Representative Dreier of California, 
September 13, 2006. A resolution providing for earmarking 
reform in the House of Representatives.
    H. Res. 1001: Representative Lewis of California, September 
13, 2006. A resolution providing for earmarking reform in the 
House of Representatives.
    H. Res. 1007: Representative Lowey of New York, September 
13, 2006. A resolution providing for consideration of the bill 
(H.R. 5147) to amend part B of title XVIII of the Social 
Security Act to repeal the income-related increase in part B 
premiums that was enacted as part of the Medicare Prescription 
Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003.
    H. Res. 1008: Representative Moore of Kansas, September 13, 
2006. A resolution amending the Rules of the House of 
Representatives to provide for transparency of earmarks 
requests.
    H. Res. 1060: Representative Conaway of Texas, September 
29, 2006. A resolution amending the Rules of the House of 
Representatives to require the reduction of section 302(b) 
suballocations to reflect floor amendments to general 
appropriation bills.

                              HOUSE BILLS

    H.R. 41: Representative Barrett of South Carolina, January 
4, 2005. A bill to establish a commission on tax reform.
    H.R. 75: Representative Davis of Virginia, January 4, 2005. 
A bill to require the Comptroller General to prepare statements 
for bills and resolutions reported by committees of the House 
of Representatives and the Senate on whether any new entities, 
programs, or functions authorized by the bills or resolutions 
are redundant with existing Federal entities, programs, or 
functions and could be more efficiently performed by an 
existing Federal entity, program, or function, and to require 
such statements to accompany reports on legislation.
    H.R. 116: Representative Holt of New Jersey, January 4, 
2005. A bill to amend the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 to 
preserve all budget surpluses until legislation is enacted 
significantly extending the solvency of the Social Security and 
Medicare trust funds.
    H.R. 266: Representative Brown-Waite of Florida, January 6, 
2005. A bill to amend the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 to 
protect Social Security beneficiaries against any reduction in 
benefits.
    H.R. 440: Representative Kolbe of Arizona, February 17, 
2005. 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.
    H.R. 523: Representative Barrett of South Carolina, 
February 2, 2005. A bill to amend the Balanced Budget and 
Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 to extend the 
discretionary spending limits through fiscal year 2010, to 
extend paygo for direct spending, and for other purposes.
    H.R. 576: Representative Ney of Ohio, March 2, 2005. A bill 
to amend chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, to establish 
the Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review.
    H.R. 750: Representative Shaw of Florida, March 3, 2005. A 
bill to amend the Social Security Act and the Internal Revenue 
Code of 1986 to preserve and strengthen the Social Security 
program through the creation of personal Social Security 
guarantee accounts ensuring full benefits for all workers and 
their families, restoring long-term Social Security solvency, 
to make certain benefit improvements, and for other purposes.
    H.R. 806: Representative Bilirakis of Florida, February 15, 
2005. A bill to modify the provision of law which provides a 
permanent appropriation for the compensation of Members of 
Congress, and for other purposes.
    H.R. 845: Representative Barrett of South Carolina, 
February 16, 2005. A bill to amend the Congressional Budget Act 
of 1974 to simplify annual concurrent resolutions on the budget 
and to budget for emergencies.
    H.R. 903: Representative Cooper of Tennessee, February 17, 
2005. A bill to amend the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit 
Control Act of 1985 and the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 to 
extend the discretionary spending caps and the pay-as-you-go 
requirement, and for other purposes.
    H.R. 918: Representative Flake of Arizona, March 14, 2005. 
A bill to contain the costs of the Medicare prescription drug 
program under part D of title XVIII of the Social Security Act, 
and for other purposes.
    H.R. 931: Representative Hayworth of Arizona, February 17, 
2005. A bill to require Congress and the President to fulfill 
their constitutional duty to take personal responsibility for 
Federal laws.
    H.R. 982: Representative Udall of Colorado, February 17, 
2005. 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.
    H.R. 1050: Representative Lee of California, March 24, 
2005. A bill to establish a living wage, jobs for all policy 
for all peoples in the United States and its territories, and 
for other purposes.
    H.R. 1170: Representative Levin of Michigan, March 8, 2005. 
A bill to authorize the extension of unconditional and 
permanent nondiscriminatory treatment (permanent normal trade 
relations treatment) to the products of Ukraine, and for other 
purposes.
    H.R. 1399: Representative Kaptur of Ohio, March 22, 2005. A 
bill to expand the number of individuals and families with 
health insurance coverage, and for other purposes.
    H.R. 1629: Representative Davis of Virginia, April 14, 
2005. A bill to amend the District of Columbia Home Rule Act to 
provide the District of Columbia with autonomy over its 
budgets, and for other purposes.
    H.R. 1642: Representative Flake of Arizona, April 14, 2005. 
A bill to prohibit Federal agencies from obligating funds for 
appropriations earmarks included only in Congressional reports, 
and for other purposes.
    H.R. 1776: Representative Ryan of Wisconsin, April 21, 
2005. A bill to reform Social Security by establishing a 
Personal Social Security Savings Program and to provide new 
limitations on the Federal Budget.
    H.R. 2290: Representative Hensarling of Texas, May 11, 
2005. A bill to reform Federal budget procedures, to impose 
spending safeguards, to combat waste, fraud, and abuse, to 
account for accurate Government agency costs, and for other 
purposes.
    H.R. 2339: Representative Cubin of Wyoming, May 12, 2005. A 
bill to amend title II of the Social Security Act to provide 
for Congressional oversight and approval of totalization 
agreements.
    H.R. 2412: Representative Meehan of Massachusetts, May 17, 
2005. A bill to provide more rigorous requirements with respect 
to ethics and lobbying.
    H.R. 2470: Representative Tiahrt of Kansas, May 18, 2005. A 
bill to establish a commission to conduct a comprehensive 
review of Federal agencies and programs and to recommend the 
elimination or realignment of duplicative, wasteful, or 
outdated functions, and for other purposes.
    H.R. 2472: Representative Wexler of Florida, May 18, 2005. 
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to impose a 
tax on the amount of wages in excess of the contribution and 
benefit base, to extend the pay-as-you-go requirement of the 
Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985, and 
for other purposes.
    H.R. 2664: Representative Dreier of California, May 26, 
2005. A bill to provide a biennial budget for the United States 
Government.
    H.R. 2842: Representative Flake of Arizona, June 9, 2005. A 
bill to require 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.
    H.R. 3073: Representative Lewis of Kentucky, June 27, 2005. 
A bill to allow Congress to reverse the judgments of the United 
States Supreme Court.
    H.R. 3148: Representative Brown-Waite of Florida, June 30, 
2006. A bill to amend chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, 
to establish the Joint Administrative Procedures Committee.
    H.R. 3177: Representative Miller of California, June 30, 
2005. A bill to prohibit registered lobbyists from making gifts 
to Members of Congress and to Congressional employees, and for 
other purposes.
    H.R. 3276: Representative Porter of Nevada, July 14, 2005. 
A bill to provide for the establishment of Results Commissions 
to improve the results of executive branch agencies on behalf 
of the American people.
    H.R. 3277: Representative Brady of Texas, July 14, 2005. A 
bill to provide for the establishment of the Sunset Commission 
to review and maximize the performance of all Federal agencies 
and programs.
    H.R. 3913: Representative Kuhl of New York, September 27, 
2005. A bill to provide for investment and protection of the 
Social Security surplus.
    H.R. 3966: Representative Udall of Colorado, September 29, 
2005. A bill to facilitate Presidential leadership and 
Congressional accountability regarding reduction of other 
spending to offset costs of responding to recent natural 
disasters.
    H.R. 4210: Representative McKinney of Georgia, November 2, 
2005. A bill to provide for the expeditious disclosure of 
records relevant to the life and death of Tupac Amaru Shakur.
    H.R. 4254: Representative Cooper of Tennessee, November 8, 
2005. A bill to establish a commission on corporate entitlement 
reform.
    H.R. 4259: Representative Thompson of California, November 
8, 2005. A bill to establish the Veterans' Right to Know 
Commission.
    H.R. 4526: Representative Barrett of South Carolina, 
December 14, 2005. A bill to amend the Balanced Budget and 
Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 to extend the 
discretionary spending limits through fiscal year 2011, to 
extend paygo for direct spending, and for other purposes.
    H.R. 4542: Representative Oberstar of Minnesota, December 
14, 2005. A bill to direct the Secretary of Transportation to 
report to Congress concerning proposed changes to long-standing 
policies that prohibit foreign interests from exercising actual 
control over the economic, competitive, safety, and security 
decisions of United States airlines, and for other purposes.
    H.R. 4575: Representative Shays of Connecticut, December 
16, 2005. A bill to provide greater transparency with respect 
to lobbying activities, and for other purposes.
    H.R. 4600: Representative Lee of California, December 16, 
2005. A bill to require poverty impact statements for certain 
legislation.
    H.R. 4631: Representative Jindal of Louisiana, December 17, 
2005. A bill to establish the Gulf Deregulation Commission.
    H.R. 4667: Representative Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania, 
January 31, 2006. A bill to provide greater transparency with 
respect to lobbying activities, and for other purposes.
    H.R. 4682: Representative Pelosi of California, February 1, 
2006. A bill to provide more rigorous requirements with respect 
to disclosure and enforcement of ethics and lobbying laws and 
regulations, and for other purposes.
    H.R. 4694: Representative Obey of Wisconsin, February 1, 
2006. 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.
    H.R. 4696: Representative Rogers of Michigan, February 1, 
2006. A bill to make certain reforms in lobbying, ethics, and 
campaign finance laws, and for other purposes.
    H.R. 4699: Representative Udall of Colorado, February 1, 
2006. A bill to facilitate Presidential leadership and 
Congressional accountability regarding reduction of spending.
    H.R. 4733: Representative Rangel of New York, February 8, 
2006. A bill to establish the Office of the Congressional Trade 
Enforcer, and for other purposes.
    H.R. 4799: Representative Shays of Connecticut, February 
16, 2006. A bill to establish the Office of Public Integrity as 
an independent office within the legislative branch of the 
Government, to reduce the duties of the Committee on Standards 
of Official Conduct of the House of Representatives and the 
Select Committee on Ethics of the Senate, and for other 
purposes.
    H.R. 4812: Representative Brown of Ohio, February 28, 2006. 
A bill to provide greater accountability in reviewing the 
national security considerations of free trade agreements.
    H.R. 4889: Representative Gingrey of Georgia, March 7, 
2006. A bill to grant the power to the President to reduce 
budget authority.
    H.R. 4890: Representative Ryan of Wisconsin, March 7, 2006. 
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.
    H.R. 4920: Representative Castle of Delaware, March 9, 
2006. A bill to amend the Rules of the House of Representatives 
to reform the ethics process, and for other purposes.
    H.R. 4926: Delegate Norton of the District of Columbia, 
March 9, 2006. A bill to amend the District of Columbia Home 
Rule Act to eliminate Congressional review of newly-passed 
District laws.
    H.R. 4948: Representative Blumenauer of Oregon, March 14, 
2006. A bill to abolish the Committee on Standards of Official 
Conduct in the House of Representatives, establish an 
Independent Ethics Commission, and provide for the transfer of 
the duties and functions of the committee to the Commission.
    H.R. 4964: Representative Flake of Arizona, March 15, 2006. 
A bill to prohibit Federal agencies from obligating funds for 
earmarks included only in Congressional reports, and for other 
purposes.
    H.R. 4967: Representative King of Iowa, March 15, 2006. A 
bill to amend the Ethics in Government Act of 1978 and the 
Rules of the House of Representatives to strengthen financial 
disclosures and to require precertification of privately-funded 
travel, and for other purposes.
    H.R. 4968: Representative McKinney of Georgia, March 15, 
2006. A bill to provide for the expeditious disclosure of 
records relevant to the life and death of Tupac Amaru Shakur.
    H.R. 4974: Representative Hyde of Illinois, March 16, 2006. 
A bill to authorize the President to waive the application of 
certain requirements under the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 with 
respect to India.
    H.R. 4975: Representative Dreier of California, March 16, 
2006. A bill to provide greater transparency with respect to 
lobbying activities, and for other purposes.
    H.R. 4988: Representative Hefley of Colorado, March 16, 
2006. A bill to amend the Rules of the House of Representatives 
to strengthen the ethics process, and for other purposes.
    H.R. 5017: Representative Shays of Connecticut, March 28, 
2006. A bill to ensure the implementation of the 
recommendations of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks 
upon the United States.
    H.R. 5430: Representative Berman of California, May 19, 
2006. A bill to establish sound criteria for civilian nuclear 
cooperation with certain countries.
    H.R. 5529: Representative English of Pennsylvania, June 6, 
2006. A bill to amend United States trade laws to address more 
effectively import crises, and for other purposes.
    H.R. 5552: Representative Wolf of Virginia, June 7, 2006. A 
bill to establish a commission to develop legislation designed 
to reform tax policy and entitlement benefit programs and 
ensure a sound fiscal future for the United States, and for 
other purposes.
    H.R. 5635: Representative Brown of Ohio, June 16, 2006. A 
bill to amend the Tariff Act of 1930 to prohibit the import, 
export, and sale of goods made with sweatshop labor, and for 
other purposes.
    H.R. 5667: Representative Spratt of South Carolina, June 
21, 2006. A bill to amend the Congressional Budget and 
Impoundment Control Act of 1974 to provide for the expedited 
consideration of certain proposed rescissions of discretionary 
budget authority, promote fiscal responsibility, reinstate Pay-
As-You-Go rules, require responsible use of reconciliation 
procedures, and for other purposes.
    H.R. 5677: Representative Shays of Connecticut, June 22, 
2006. A bill to provide for ethics and lobbying reform.
    H.R. 5682: Representative Hyde of Illinois, June 26, 2006. 
A bill to exempt from certain requirements of the Atomic Energy 
Act of 1954 a proposed nuclear agreement for cooperation with 
India.
    H.R. 5766: Representative Tiahrt of Kansas, July 12, 2006. 
A bill to provide for the establishment of Federal Review 
Commissions to review and make recommendations on improving the 
operations, effectiveness, and efficiency of Federal programs 
and agencies, and to require a schedule for such reviews of all 
Federal agencies and programs.
    H.R. 5788: Representative Cooper of Tennessee, July 13, 
2006. A bill to amend the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 to 
increase awareness of accrual and long-term budgeting, and to 
express the sense of Congress that the Presidents' annual 
budget submissions should consider accrual and long-term 
budgeting.
    H.R. 5847: Representative Hyde of Illinois, July 20, 2006. 
A bill to amend the Arms Export Control Act to strengthen the 
requirements for Congressional review of arms sales and exports 
under such Act, and for other purposes.
    H.R. 5859: Representative McHenry of North Carolina, July 
20, 2006. A bill to establish a commission to develop 
legislation designed to reform entitlement benefit programs and 
ensure a sound fiscal future for the United States, and for 
other purposes.
    H.R. 5864: Representative Baldwin of Wisconsin, July 24, 
2006. A bill to provide for innovation in health care through 
State initiatives that expand coverage and access.
    H.R. 5954: Representative Flake of Arizona, July 28, 2006. 
A bill to amend the Rules of the House of Representatives to 
specify conditions under which the Permanent Select Committee 
on Intelligence of the House of Representatives shall be 
required to exercise its authority to make classified 
information in its possession available to certain standing 
committees of the House, and for other purposes.
    H.R. 5965: Representative Hoyer of Maryland, July 28, 2006. 
A bill to strengthen national security and promote energy 
independence by reducing the Nation's reliance on foreign oil, 
improving vehicle technology and efficiency, increasing the 
distribution of alternative fuels, bolstering rail 
infrastructure, and expanding access to public transit.
    H.R. 6008: Representative McCollum of Minnesota, July 28, 
2006. A bill to reduce and prevent the sale and use of 
fraudulent degrees in order to protect the integrity of valid 
higher education degrees that are used for Federal purposes.
    H.R. 6024: Representative Whitfield of Kentucky, July 28, 
2006. A bill to provide a biennial budget for the United States 
Government.
    H.R. 6069: Representative Waxman of California, September 
13, 2006. A bill to reform acquisition practices of the Federal 
Government.
    H.R. 6076: Representative Rangel of New York, September 14, 
2006. A bill to extend the generalized system of preferences 
program under the Trade Act of 1974, to extend the Andean Trade 
Preference Act, to extend certain trade preferences under the 
African Growth and Opportunity Act, and for other purposes.
    H.R. 6176: Representative Neugebauer of Texas, September 
26, 2006. A bill to establish requirements for the 
consideration of supplemental appropriation bills.
    H.R. 6201: Representative Bilbray of California, September 
27, 2006. A bill to provide a biennial budget for the United 
States Government and to reform earmarking in the Congress.
    H.R. 6386: Representative Fortenberry, December 6, 2006. A 
bill to establish the Congressional-Executive Commission on the 
Socialist Republic of Vietnam.

                      HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS

    H. Con. Res. 358: Representative Castle of Delaware, March 
15, 2006. A concurrent resolution amending the Rules of the 
House of Representatives and the Standing Rules of the Senate 
to require the full payment and disclosure of charter flights 
provided to Members of Congress.
    H. Con. Res. 389: Representative Castle of Delaware, April 
25, 2006. A concurrent resolution amending the Rules of the 
House of Representatives and the Standing Rules of the Senate 
to require the full payment and disclosure of charter flights 
provided to Members of Congress.
    H. Con. Res. 402: Representative Gerlach of Pennsylvania, 
May 17, 2006. A concurrent resolution requiring certain 
committees of Congress to review and evaluate the activities 
and progress of the Government of Iraq in securing and 
stabilizing Iraq.

                        HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTIONS

    H.J. Res. 87: Representative Frank of Massachusetts, May 
25, 2006. A joint resolution requiring the President to notify 
Congress if the President makes a determination at the time of 
signing a bill into law to ignore a duly enacted provision of 
such newly enacted law, establishing expedited procedures for 
the consideration of legislation in the House of 
Representatives in response to such a determination, and for 
other purposes.
    H.J. Res. 89: Representative Frank of Massachusetts, June 
16, 2006. A joint resolution requiring the President to notify 
Congress if the President makes a determination to ignore a 
duly enacted provision of law, establishing expedited 
procedures for the consideration of legislation in the House of 
Representatives in response to such a determination, and for 
other purposes.

                           VIII. PUBLICATIONS


                        A. Printed Publications

    1. Rules of the Committee on Rules. One Hundred Ninth 
Congress (2005-2006). Committee Print.
    2. Rules Adopted by the Committees of the House of 
Representatives. One Hundred Ninth Congress (2005-2006). 
Committee Print.
    3. Journal and History of Legislation, Interim Edition. One 
Hundred and Ninth Congress (March 24, 2006).
    4. Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute to H.R. 4411--
Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006 (July 5, 
2006).
    5. Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute to H.R. 609--
College Access and Opportunity Act of 2005 (March 22, 2006).
    6. Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute to H.R. 4975--
Lobbying Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006 (April 24, 
2006).

                       B. Electronic Publications

    1. A Comparative Study of International Multi-year 
Budgeting (July 27, 2005).
    2. H. Rept. 109-220--Report to accompany H. Res. 437--to 
establish the Select Bipartisan Committee to Investigate the 
Preparation for and Response to Hurricane Katrina (September 
14, 2005).
    3. H. Res. 648--To eliminate floor privileges and access to 
Member exercise facilities for registered lobbyists who are 
Former Members or Officers of the House (January 31, 2006).
    4. Lobbying Reform: Accountability Through Transparency 
(March 2, 2006).
    5. Lobbying Reform: Reforming the Gift and Travel Rules 
(March 9, 2006).
    6. H.R. 4890--Legislative Line Item Veto Act of 2006 (March 
15, 2006).
    7. Lobbying Reform: Lobbying Accountability and 
Transparency Act (March 30, 2006).
    8. H. Res. 1000--Providing for earmarking reform in the 
House of Representatives--Original Jurisdiction Markup 
(September 13, 2006).

                                  
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 2d Session             HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES                 Report
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                                                 Union Calendar No. 445


                          SURVEY OF ACTIVITIES

                                 of the

                        HOUSE COMMITTEE ON RULES

                             109TH CONGRESS

                               __________

                              R E P O R T

                                 of the

                           COMMITTEE ON RULES




January 2, 2007.--Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the 
              State of the Union and ordered to be printed
                           COMMITTEE ON RULES

                   DAVID DREIER, California, Chairman
LINCOLN DIAZ-BALART, Florida         LOUISE McINTOSH SLAUGHTER, New 
DOC HASTINGS, Washington                 York
PETE SESSIONS, Texas                 JAMES P. McGOVERN, Massachusetts
ADAM H. PUTNAM, Florida              ALCEE L. HASTINGS, Florida
SHELLY MOORE CAPITO, West Virginia   DORIS O. MATSUI, California*
TOM COLE, Oklahoma
ROB BISHOP, Utah
PHIL GINGREY, Georgia
                 Hugh Nathanial Halpern, Staff Director
                John A. Daniel, Minority Staff Director
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             Subcommittee on Legislative and Budget Process

                 LINCOLN DIAZ-BALART, Florida, Chairman
PETE SESSIONS, Texas                 ALCEE L. HASTINGS, Florida
ROB BISHOP, Utah                     LOUISE McINTOSH SLAUGHTER, New 
PHIL GINGREY, Georgia                    York
DAVID DREIER, California
             C. Towner French, Subcommittee Staff Director
                Fred L. Turner, Minority Staff Director
                                 ------                                

          Subcommittee on Rules and Organization of the House

                   DOC HASTINGS, Washington, Chairman
ADAM H. PUTNAM, Florida              JAMES P. McGOVERN, Massachusetts
SHELLY MOORE CAPITO, West Virginia   DORIS O. MATSUI, California*
TOM COLE, Oklahoma
DAVID DREIER, California
                Ed Cassidy, Subcommittee Staff Director
                Keith L. Stern, Minority Staff Director

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* Appointed to the Rules Committee on March 16, 2005 filling a vacancy 
that existed at the beginning of the 109th Congress. On March 16, 2006, 
Mrs. Matsui was also appointed to the Subcommittee on Rules and 
Organization of the House replacing Mrs. Slaughter.
** This survey was the product of diligence and hard work by a number 
of professional staff. A special acknowledgment of their effort goes to 
Hugh Halpern, Adam Jarvis, Celeste West, George Rogers, Eileen Harley, 
Kathy White, Sonny Sinha, and Don Sisson.
                         LETTER OF TRANSMITTAL

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                          House of Representatives,
                                        Committee on Rules,
                                   Washington, DC, January 2, 2007.
Hon. Karen Haas,
Clerk, United States House of Representatives,
Washington, DC.
    Dear Mrs. Haas: Pursuant to clause 1(d) of rule XI of the 
Rules of the House of Representatives for the 109th Congress, I 
present herewith a report entitled ``Survey of Activities of 
the House Committee on Rules, 109th Congress.''
            Sincerely,
                                              David Dreier,
                                                          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 109th Congress........     4
      D. Rules Committee on the Internet.........................     5
      E. Rules of the Committee on Rules.........................     7
 II. House Rules Changes Adopted at the Beginning of the 109th Congre14
      A. Introduction............................................    14
      B. Summary of Substantive Changes Contained in H. Res. 5, 
          Adopting House Rules for the 109th Congress............    17
III. Committee Oversight Plan........................................20
 IV. Committee Jurisdiction and Activities...........................21
      A. Introduction............................................    21
      B. Special Orders or Rules.................................    22
          1. Rule Requests.......................................    22
          2. Hearings............................................    23
          3. Types of Special Orders or Rules....................    24
              a. Background......................................    24
              b. Categories of Rules Granted with Amendment 
                  Structures.....................................    24
                  (1) Open Rules.................................    24
                  (2) Modified Open Rules........................    24
                  (3) Structured or Modified Closed Rules........    25
                  (4) Closed Rules...............................    25
              c. Categories of Rules Granted with Certain Floor 
                  Management Tools...............................    25
                  (1) Expedited Procedure Rules..................    25
                  (2) Suspension Day Rules.......................    25
                  (3) Chairman's En Bloc Authority Rules.........    26
              d. Categories of Rules Granted to Resolve 
                  Differences Among and Responding to the 
                  Legislative Actions of Committees..............    26
                  (1) Self Executing Rules.......................    26
                  (2) Original Text Rules........................    26
              e. Categories of Rules Granted Dealing with House-
                  Senate Relations...............................    27
                  (1) Senate Hook-up Rules.......................    27
                  (2) Motion to go to Conference Rules...........    27
                  (3) Disposition of Senate Amendment Rules......    27
                  (4) Conference Report Rules....................    27
                  (5) Engrossment of Multiple Measures Rules.....    28
          4. Floor Consideration of a Special Rule...............    28
          5. Rules Rejected, Tabled, or Pending..................    29
              a. Rules rejected by the House.....................    29
              b. Rules tabled by the House.......................    29
              c. Rules Pending...................................    31
          6. Waivers of House Rules..............................    31
          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)..............    33
          8. Waiving All Points of Order.........................    33
      C. Original Jurisdiction Matter............................    41
          1. Committee Consideration of Original Jurisdiction 
              Measures...........................................    41
          2. Original Jurisdiction Full Committee Hearings.......    41
              a. Lobbying Reform: Accountability Through 
                  Transparency...................................    41
              b. Lobbying Reform: Reforming the Gift and Travel 
                  Rules..........................................    42
              c. Lobbying Reform: Accountability Through 
                  Transparency...................................    42
          3. Original Jurisdiction Measures Reported or 
              Discharged.........................................    42
              a. Lobbying Accountability and Transparency Act of 
                  2006 (H.R. 4975)...............................    42
              b. To eliminate floor privileges and access to 
                  Member exercise facilities for registered 
                  lobbyists who are former Members or officers of 
                  the House (H. Res. 648)........................    52
              c. The Legislative Line Item Veto Act (H.R. 4890)..    54
              d. To establish the Select Bipartisan Committee to 
                  Investigate the Preparation for and Response to 
                  Hurricane Katrina (H. Res. 437)................    55
              e. Providing for earmarking reform in the House of 
                  Representatives (H. Res. 1000).................    57
  V. Activities of the Subcommittees.................................58
      A. Activities of the Subcommittee on Legislative and Budget 
          Process................................................    58
          1. Jurisdiction and Purpose............................    58
          2. Summary of Activities in the 109th Congress.........    59
              a. A Comparative Study of International Multi-year 
                  Budgeting......................................    59
              b. H.R. 4890--The Legislative Line-Item Veto Act of 
                  2006...........................................    60
          3. Legislation Referred to the Subcommittee on 
              Legislative and Budget Process.....................    60
      B. Activities of the Subcommittee on Rules and Organization 
          of the House...........................................    62
          1. Jurisdiction and Purpose............................    62
          2. Summary of Activities in the 109th Congress.........    63
              a. To examine Rule X, the Organization of 
                  Committees, including its current legislative 
                  impact, arrangement, and effectiveness, and 
                  suggestions for changes........................    63
              b. To consider proposed changes to the Rules of the 
                  House for the 110th Congress...................    64
          3. Legislation Referred to the Subcommittee on Rules 
              and Organization of the House......................    64
 VI. Statistical Profile of the Committee on Rules, 109th Congress...69
      A. Statistics on Special Orders or ``Rules''...............    69
      B. Statistics on Original Jurisdiction Measures............    70
VII. Appendices......................................................71
      A. Table 1.--Types of Rules Granted........................    72
      B. Table 2.--Resolutions Reported..........................    81
      C. Table 3.--Resolutions Discharged........................   101
      D. Table 4.--Resolutions Laid on the Table.................   101
      E. Table 5.--Resolutions Amended...........................   102
      F. Table 6.--List of Original Jurisdiction Referrals.......   102
VIII.Publications...................................................114

      A. Printed Publications....................................   114
      B. Electronic Publications.................................   114
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 REPORT ON SURVEY OF ACTIVITIES OF THE HOUSE COMMITTEE ON RULES, 109TH 
                                CONGRESS

                                _______
                                

January 2, 2007.--Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the 
              State of the Union and ordered to be printed

                                _______
                                

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

                              R E P O R T

    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 109th 
Congress.

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


                            A. Introduction

    In the 109th Congress, the Rules Committee retained its 
traditional structure and purpose in the House of 
Representatives. Its size and super-majority party ratio 
remained the same as in previous Congresses, under both 
Republican and Democratic control of the institution. Its 
central function also continued to be setting the conditions 
under which major legislation will be considered on the House 
floor, including the terms of debate and the consideration of 
amendments.
    The Committee has been described by various scholars and 
Members as a ``legislative traffic cop,'' ``gatekeeper,'' 
``field commander,'' and ``the Speaker's Committee.'' All of 
these terms underscore the critical role the Committee plays in 
the conduct of legislative business on the House floor. While 
the primary responsibility of the Committee is to be the 
scheduling arm of the majority leadership, it also exercises 
``original jurisdiction'' over the rules of the House, joint 
rules of the House and Senate, the order of business in the 
House, and the budget process. Although the principal purpose 
of this report is to summarize the activities of the Rules 
Committee in the 109th Congress, its secondary purpose is to 
view these activities in the context of the evolution of the 
Committee and the House of Representatives since the First 
Congress in 1789.

                        B. History and Function

    The history of the Rules Committee roughly parallels the 
evolution of the House over the past two centuries. The House 
established the first Rules Committee 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 House order creating the Committee 
stated that a committee be appointed ``to prepare and report 
such standing rules and orders of proceedings as may be proper 
to be observed in the House.''
    From the beginning, the Members serving on the Rules 
Committee included some of the most prominent Members of the 
House. Of the first 11 Members on the Committee, several had 
been Founding Fathers of the nation. These included: (1) Mr. 
James Madison of Virginia, the ``Father of the Constitution'' 
and future President of the United States; (2) Mr. Roger 
Sherman of Connecticut, the only one of the Founding Fathers to 
help prepare and sign all four of the most important documents 
of the early nation--namely: the Articles of Association, the 
Articles of Confederation, the Declaration of Independence, and 
the Constitution; (3) Mr. Elias Boudinot of New Jersey, 
President of the Continental Congress from November 1782 to 
November 1783; and (4) Mr. Elbridge Gerry of Massachusetts, a 
future Vice President of the United States and a signer of the 
Declaration of Independence and the Articles of Confederation.
    Five days after its appointment, the first Select Committee 
on Rules initially reported back a set of four rules 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 13 , the Select 
Committee reported an additional eight rules dealing with such 
matters as the service of Members on committees, Members' 
attendance during floor proceedings, the creation of a standing 
Committee on Elections, the duties of the Clerk, and the 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, this pattern 
continued. The House would establish a Select Committee on 
Rules, the Committee would report any recommended revisions in 
the standing rules of the House from those of the previous 
Congress at the beginning of a Congress, and then the Committee 
would dissolve for the remainder of that Congress. In some 
Congresses, the House did not appoint a Select Committee on 
Rules, and operated under the rules recommended by the 
Committee and adopted in the preceding Congress.
    Although the House in its early years relied primarily on 
select committees to draft legislation, by the mid-nineteenth 
century this system had evolved into 34 standing committees. 
The House briefly converted the Rules Committee into a standing 
committee between 1849 and 1853, but it was not until 1880 that 
the Rules Committee was established as a permanent standing 
committee of the House. In 1858, the Speaker became a member of 
the Select Committee on Rules, and a year later he was 
designated as its chairman. The Speaker retained the 
chairmanship when the Committee became a standing committee in 
1880.
    In 1883, the modern-day Rules Committee began to emerge 
when the House upheld the right of the Committee to issue 
``special orders of business'' or ``special rules'' providing 
for the consideration of legislation from other committees. By 
1890, this new role was accepted as the exclusive prerogative 
of the Rules Committee.
    These special rules, which were House resolutions reported 
from the Rules Committee, were important because they only 
required a majority vote of the House to provide for the 
consideration of bills out of the order in which they appeared 
on their Calendar. Until the use of special rules, a two-thirds 
vote was required to suspend the rules and consider a bill out 
of order. Special rules gave the House flexibility in its 
legislative agenda that allowed for House leadership to respond 
to changing judgments about the nation's needs.
    The individual most responsible for recognizing and 
utilizing the full potential of the combined powers of Speaker 
and Rules Committee chairman was Mr. Thomas Brackett Reed of 
Maine who served in those two roles in 1889-91, and l895-99. 
Not only did he use his authority as Speaker to make rulings 
from the Chair that outlawed certain dilatory and 
obstructionist tactics on the House floor, but he also 
proceeded to codify these rulings, known as ``Reed's Rules,'' 
in the standing rules of the House through his capacity as 
Rules Committee chairman. Speaker Reed also made regular use of 
the Rules Committee to report special rules that enabled him to 
put bills he wanted considered on the floor when he wished, and 
under his terms of debate and amendment.
    It was not until 1910 that this power combination was 
broken up by a revolt against the conservative and autocratic 
Speaker Joseph 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. They amended the rules of the 
House, stripping the Speaker of his chairmanship and membership 
on the Rules Committee, as well as his power to appoint Members 
to the Committee. They also voted to enlarge the Committee from 
5 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 Members to all 
the other committees of the House. Since then, the House has 
elected all Members of standing committees.
    This revolt had far-reaching and long-lasting consequences. 
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 House 
leadership, it developed an independent streak 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, did not 
resolve this problem. It was not until the mid-1970s, 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 Members and the proliferation of semi-
autonomous subcommittees. This decentralization soon led to 
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. The 
slates of appointees recommended by both Leaders are still 
subject to approval by the whole House in the form of a House 
resolution. This practice continues today. In the 109th 
Congress, all of the Republican Members were appointed to the 
Rules Committee through the adoption of H. Res. 6. The 
Democratic Members of the Committee were appointed through the 
adoption of H. Res. 33, 
H. Res. 49, and H. Res. 161. Overall, the Rules Committee 
continues its role of facilitating the deliberation and 
amendment of major legislation in the House.

          C. Committee Organization During the 109th 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 remained 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 109th Congress. The ratio of majority 
party Members to minority party Members also has remained the 
same. However, in the 104th through the 109th Congresses, 
Republicans were in the majority and Democrats were in the 
minority.
    Eight of the thirteen Members of the Rules Committee in the 
109th Congress served on the Committee during the previous 
Congress. The returning Republican Representatives were David 
Dreier of California, Lincoln Diaz-Balart of Florida, Doc 
Hastings of Washington, Pete Sessions of Texas, and Adam Putnam 
of Florida. Mr. Putnam was appointed to serve on the Rules 
Committee during the 108th Congress after the retirement of 
Porter Goss of Florida, who had been appointed the Director of 
the Central Intelligence Agency. Four new Republican 
Representatives were appointed to serve on the Rules Committee 
to fill vacancies left by Republican Members who chose to serve 
on other committees. The new Republican Representatives were 
Shelly Moore Capito of West Virginia, Tom Cole of Oklahoma, Rob 
Bishop of Utah, and Phil Gingrey of Georgia. The returning 
Democratic Representatives were Louise McIntosh Slaughter of 
New York, James McGovern of Massachusetts, and Alcee Hastings 
of Florida. The one new Democratic Representative that was 
appointed to serve on the Rules Committee was Doris Matsui of 
California. Mrs. Matsui was appointed to serve on the Committee 
on March 16, 2005, after her election, to fill the vacancy left 
by Martin Frost of Texas, who was defeated for re-election to 
the 109th Congress.
    The Committee held its organizational meeting on January 
25, 2005. Chairman David Dreier of California opened the 
meeting and welcomed back all the returning Members.
    Mr. Diaz-Balart offered a motion that the Rules Committee 
adopt the proposed Committee rules for the 109th Congress.
    Chairman Dreier announced that the proposed Rules Committee 
rules would be considered as read and open for amendment at any 
point. He explained that the proposal calls for the adoption of 
the Committee's rules for the 108th Congress with two minor 
modifications. First, the Committee's regular meeting hour of 
10:30 AM on Tuesday was changed to the more realistic time of 
5:00 PM on Tuesday. Second, the title of the Subcommittee on 
Technology and the House was reverted back to the Subcommittee 
on Rules and Organization of the House, which was the 
Subcommittee's title prior to the 107th Congress. No changes 
were offered to the proposed Committee rules.
    Mr. Diaz-Balart's motion to adopt the Committee rules was 
agreed to by a voice vote. Chairman Dreier then designated, 
pursuant to clause 2(d) of rule XI of the Rules of the House, 
Lincoln Diaz-Balart as the Vice Chairman of the Rules Committee 
to act on the Chairman's behalf during a temporary absence of 
the Chairman.
    Mr. Diaz-Balart offered a motion that pursuant to Rule 5(c) 
of the Rules of the Rules Committee, 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. Diaz-Balart's motion was adopted by 
voice vote.
    Chairman Dreier subsequently appointed Mr. Hastings of 
Washington as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Rules and 
Organization of the House, and Mr. Diaz-Balart to chair the 
Subcommittee on Legislative and Budget Process. At a later date 
Chairman Dreier appointed the majority and minority Members of 
the two subcommittees as follows:
    Subcommittee on Rules and Organization of the House: Mr. 
Hastings of Washington (Chairman), Mr. Putnam (Vice Chairman), 
Mrs. Capito, Mr. Cole, Mr. Dreier, Mr. McGovern and Mrs. 
Matsui.
    Subcommittee on Legislative and Budget Process: Mr. Diaz-
Balart (Chairman), Mr. Sessions (Vice Chairman), Mr. Bishop, 
Mr. Gingrey, Mr. Dreier, Mr. Hastings of Florida, and Mrs. 
Slaughter.
    At a subsequent meeting on February 1, 2005, the Rules 
Committee adopted by voice vote the Committee oversight plan 
for the 109th Congress. On February 15, 2005 the Committee 
adopted by voice vote the Committee's budget and authorized 
Chairman Dreier to introduce a funding resolution.

                   D. Rules Committee on the Internet

    In the 109th Congress, the Committee on Rules website 
(www.rules.house.gov) underwent a modernization in site design, 
building upon the elements that have made it a popular tool for 
tracking legislation that passes through the Committee to be 
considered on the House floor. The Rules Committee website was 
also updated during each critical moment of the Rules Committee 
process with the posting of newly introduced or reported bills 
that were on the Committee's schedule, substitute amendments, 
committee prints, recently filed conference reports, and 
finally special rules or resolutions reported by the Committee. 
Posted conference reports received the most user requests as 
Members, staff, and the general public have come to rely on the 
site for the most current legislative developments. As a 
result, during the 109th Congress, the Rules Committee website 
was used more frequently and by a wider variety of users than 
in previous Congresses. The average daily usage for the 109th 
Congress was 33,898 requests, a dramatic increase from 12,770 
average daily requests in the 108th Congress with an end of the 
Congress total of 10,242,728 requests.
    The website offers a plethora of information on the 
operations of Congress and on the daily activities of the Rules 
Committee. The website can be used to access the Rules of the 
House, the Rules of the Senate, Brown's Practice Manual, 
Deschler's Precedents, Congressional Research Services reports, 
detailed information on the budget process, and both House and 
Senate committee and floor procedures. The website also 
provides immediate access to the Committee schedule, all 
special rules reported (including the text of amendments made 
in order), Committee announcements, the Committee's rules and 
jurisdiction, all original jurisdiction hearings, news 
releases, and the activities of the Committee's two 
subcommittees. The website also provides access to the 
Committee's history, membership, publications, the opening day 
rules package of each Congress and the reports of the 1993 
Joint Committee on the Organization of Congress of which has 
been updated with the latest reports and legislation affecting 
the House and Parliamentary process. The website facilitates 
the amendment process by providing the necessary forms and 
instructions for proper amendment filing as well as the ability 
to submit to the Committee amendments and testimony requests 
directly and securely online.
    One can also access the class schedules, class agendas, and 
background information of the Rules Committee's Parliamentary 
Outreach Program. In addition, in 2005, the site has added 
features such as streamlined access to information, a Really 
Simple Syndication (RSS) news feed for instantaneous 
notification of Rules Committee actions, and more robust search 
functionality for legislative research.
    In January of 2003, the Rules Committee website received 
recognition from the Congressional Management Foundation, 
winning a Silver Mouse Award. It is now in contention for the 
Golden Mouse Award for the 2006 iteration. The Congress Online 
Project of the Congressional Management Foundation, which 
conducted the survey and grading of Congressional websites, 
described the Rules Committee website as rich in content for 
both Congressional staff and the public. The site does an 
exceptional job of posting the Committee's decisions on rules 
as soon as they are made giving Congressional staff immediate 
access to the information they want. Additionally, the 
Committee has made the rules process, which can be difficult to 
understand, easily comprehensible through its How Congress 
Works section.

                   E. Rules of the Committee on Rules


                     U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                             109TH 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 privileged motions 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

    (a) Regular Meetings.--(1) The Committee shall regularly 
meet at 5:00 p.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.
    (b) Notice for Regular Meetings.--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.
    (c) Emergency Meetings.--
          (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 
        member 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.
    (d) Special Meetings.--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

    (a) In General.--
          (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 4 of Rule XI of the Rules 
        of the House (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.
    (b) Quorum.--
          (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.
    (c) Voting.--
          (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 record 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 record vote on any matter before the 
        Committee shall be available for public inspection at 
        the offices of the Committee, and with respect to any 
        record 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.
    (d) Hearing Procedures.--
          (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 hearing conducted 
        by the committee.
    (e) Subpoenas and Oaths.--
          (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 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 Administration and the 
Committee on Government Reform, in accordance with the 
provisions of clause 2(d) of House Rule X.

                         Rule 5.--Subcommittees

    (a) Establishment and Responsibilities of Subcommittees.--
          (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 process and procedures of the House, 
                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.
    (b) Referral of Measures and Matters to Subcommittees.--
          (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.
    (c) Composition of Subcommittees.--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.
    (d) Subcommittee Meetings and Hearings.--
          (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.
    (e) Quorum.--
          (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.
    (f) Effect of a Vacancy.--Any vacancy in the membership of 
a subcommittee shall not affect the power of the remaining 
members to execute the functions of the subcommittee.
    (g) Records.--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

    (a) In General.--
          (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 9 of Rule 
        X of the Rules of the House.
    (b) Associate Staff.--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 Administration under clause 9 of Rule X of 
the Rules of the House.
    (c) Subcommittee Staff.--From funds made available for the 
appointment of staff, the Chair of the Committee shall, 
pursuant to clause 6(d) of Rule X of the Rules of the House, 
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.
    (d) Compensation of Staff.--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.
    (e) Certification of Staff.--
          (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 9 of Rule X of the Rules of 
        the House.
          (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

    (a) Budget.--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.
    (b) Travel.--
          (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 
        Administration.
    (c) Pay of Witnesses.--Witnesses may be paid from funds 
made available to the Committee in its expense resolution 
subject to the provisions of clause 5 of Rule XI of the Rules 
of the House.

                   Rule 8.--Committee Administration

    (a) Reporting.--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.
    (b) Records.--
          (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 VII of 
        the Rules of the House. 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.
    (c) Committee Publications on the Internet.--To the maximum 
extent feasible, the Committee shall make its publications 
available in electronic form.
    (d) Calendars.--
          (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.
    (e) Other Procedures.--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 109TH 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 4, 2005, Majority Leader Tom DeLay called up the 
opening day rules package (H. Res. 5). Mr. Brian Baird of 
Washington rose and made a point of order against consideration 
of the resolution asserting that it contained a provision that 
the House did not have the constitutional authority to propose. 
Mr. Baird claimed that it ``. . . violates the United States 
Constitution which we were just sworn to uphold and defend. It 
does so by allowing a very limited number of Members, 
potentially only a handful, to constitute the House of 
Representatives.'' The provision of the resolution to which Mr. 
Baird referred to was the ``Provisional Quorum'' provision in 
the rules package which would allow the House to function in 
situations where large numbers of Members are incapacitated due 
to a catastrophic circumstance, such as a terrorist attack. The 
provisional quorum language included a number of safeguards to 
ensure that the House can continue to operate during times of 
turmoil and to ensure that democracy will be preserved. 
Chairman Dreier spoke against the point of order quoting 
Solicitor General Walter Dellinger, who had testified before 
the Rules Committee during the 108th Congress that, ``It is 
simply inconceivable that a Constitution established to provide 
for the common defense and promote the general welfare would 
leave the Nation unable to act in precisely the moment of 
greatest peril. No constitutional amendment is required to 
enact the proposed rule change because the Constitution as 
drafted permits the Congress to ensure the preservation of 
government.'' The Chair ruled that:

        As recorded in section 628 of the House Rules and 
        Manual, citing numerous precedents including volume 2 
        of Hinds' Precedents at sections 1318-1320, the Chair 
        does not determine the constitutionality of a 
        proposition or judge the constitutional competency of 
        the House to take a proposed action, nor does the Chair 
        submit such a question to the House as a question of 
        order. Rather, it is for the House to determine such a 
        question by its disposition of the proposition, such as 
        by voting on the question of its consideration, as 
        recorded in volume 2 of Hinds' Precedents of section 
        1255, or by voting on the question of its adoption, as 
        recorded in volume 2 of Hinds' Precedents at section 
        1320. The Chair would apply these precedents even 
        before the adoption of the Rules of the House as a 
        matter of general parliamentary law. As such, the House 
        may decide the issues raised by the gentleman by way of 
        the question of consideration of the resolution or the 
        question of adopting the resolution. The point of order 
        is not cognizable.

    Mr. Baird then asked for the question of consideration of 
the resolution to be to the House. The House agreed to the 
question of consideration by a vote of 224 to 192. Mr. DeLay 
then yielded control of his time to Rules Committee Chairman 
David Dreier.
    The rules package for the 109th Congress was the work 
product of many Members. During the initial stages of compiling 
the rules package in November of 2004, the Committee on Rules 
received 40 different proposals from both Democrats and 
Republicans. In addition to that, the committee staff had 
actively sought the input of the officers of the House, its 
committees and its caucuses to get their perspectives on the 
kinds of changes that would help to facilitate the work of the 
House. Two examples of changes coming from both the Majority 
and the Minority are a provision authored by Mrs. Jo Ann Davis 
of Virginia directing committees to review matters within their 
jurisdiction to ferret out duplicative government programs as 
part of their oversight planning at the beginning of each 
Congress, and a provision suggested by Mr. John Larson of 
Connecticut to conform the rules of the House to current law 
with regard to the 90-day preelection limit on franked mail.
    Other modifications to the House rules included: allowing 
the consideration of suspensions on Wednesdays, which was 
successful experimented with during the 108th Congress; 
elimination of the corrections calendar; allowing Members to 
make reference to the Senate and its members, so long as those 
references are confined to the question under debate and that 
they avoid personality; and the continuation of certain budget 
enforcement mechanisms from the 108th Congress.
    As noted above, in order to address concerns about 
maintaining the continuity of Congress and building on reforms 
made for such purpose in the 108th rules package, the 109th 
rules package included important provisions to allow the House 
to function in situations where large numbers of Members have 
been incapacitated. In the post-9/11 world it is very important 
that the House continue to expend a lot of time and energy 
dealing with the institutional challenges as well as the 
challenges that the Nation faces under such circumstances.
    The package also made a series of changes to the House 
ethics rules including two provisions suggested by the chairman 
and the ranking member of the Committee on Standards of 
Official Conduct, Mr. Hefley and Mr. Mollohan. First, the 
package clarified the rule on officially connected travel to 
allow a family member other than a spouse or child to travel 
with the Member at the sponsor's expense and, second, the 
package conformed the rules of the House to current law which 
allow the use of campaign funds to pay for certain official 
expenses, such as cell phones.
    The package also included two other provisions addressing 
House ethics rules. The first gave Members the same rights to 
choose their counsel before the Ethics Committee that they 
would have if they were a respondent in a court case. The 
second change addressed an inequity in the Standards Committee 
process requiring an investigative subcommittee if the chairman 
and ranking member do not act within 45 days. This change 
restored the presumption of innocence in the House ethics 
process.
    Arguably the most significant change in the 109th rules 
package was the creation of the new standing Committee on 
Homeland Security which represented a far-reaching and 
critically important part of the institution's overall 
strategic effort to protect the American people. The 9/11 
Commission unanimously called for the creation of a standing 
committee of the House with jurisdiction over homeland security 
functions. In the years previous the Congress had asked the 
American people to accept change in countless ways. Congress 
had mandated change at the Federal, State and local levels and 
asked for change from our allies and forced change upon our 
enemies. Congress responded to the need for change first with 
the enactment of the Homeland Security Act of 2002 and then 
with the formation of the Select Committee on Homeland 
Security. The change in House rule X, which governs the 
committees and their legislative jurisdictions, was a 
delicately crafted architecture. It created a primary committee 
while recognizing the other legitimate oversight roles of 
existing committees.
    The new committee was given jurisdiction over: the overall 
homeland security policy; the organization and administration 
of the Department of Homeland Security; the functions of the 
Department of Homeland Security relating to border and port 
security, except immigration policy and nonborder enforcement; 
customs, except customs revenue; the integration, analysis, and 
dissemination of homeland security information; domestic 
preparedness for, and collective response to, terrorism; 
research and development; and transportation security. Chairman 
Dreier placed additional legislative history in the 
Congressional Record pertaining to the new committee's 
jurisdiction.
    The package of changes for the 109th Congress was adopted 
by the House by a vote of 220 to 195, after defeating the 
motion to commit by a vote of 196 to 219, after agreeing to the 
previous question by a vote of 222 to 196. The package 
consisted of numerous minor and technical changes from the 
rules of the previous Congress, as well as those more 
significant changes mentioned above, which are summarized 
below.

  B. Summary of Substantive Changes Contained in H. Res. 5, Adopting 
                   House Rules for the 109th Congress

     Committee on Homeland Security. Created a standing 
Committee on Homeland Security, and granted it legislative and 
oversight jurisdiction. First, the Committee's jurisdiction 
included overall homeland security policy so that it could 
focus on national policies affecting the Federal government. 
Second, the jurisdiction included authority over the Department 
of Homeland Security (DHS)'s internal administration. Third, 
the Committee was given jurisdiction over functions of the DHS 
relating to six specified areas. These included: (A) Border and 
port security (except immigration policy and non-border 
enforcement); (B) Customs (except customs revenue); (C) 
Integration, analysis and dissemination of homeland security 
information; (D) Domestic preparedness for and collective 
response to terrorism; (E) Research and development; and (F) 
Transportation security. Additionally, the Committee was given 
broad oversight authority over government-wide homeland 
security matters. Finally, changes were made to the 
jurisdictions of three committees. First, the Committee on the 
Judiciary's jurisdiction was modified by adding new 
subparagraphs for Criminal law enforcement and Immigration 
policy and non-border enforcement. Second, the Committee on 
Transportation and Infrastructure's jurisdiction was modified 
to exclude transportation security by adding exceptions in two 
subparagraphs. Third, the Committee on Ways and Means' 
jurisdiction was modified by adding the word ``revenue'' to the 
clause containing customs. [Rule X]
     General oversight responsibilities. Insuring 
against duplicative programs. Added to the required list of 
content included in each standing committee's adopted oversight 
plan as submitted to the Committees on Government Reform and 
House Administration a review of Federal programs with a view 
to insuring against duplication of such programs. [Rule X, 
clause 2(d)(1)]
     Membership of Budget Committee. Permitted one 
member of the Budget committee majority and one member of the 
minority to be ``designated'' by the respective elected 
leaderships. Previous rules required such members to be 
``from'' elected leadership. [Rule X, clause 5(a)(2)]
     Rules Committee Organization. Authorized the 
chairman of the Committee on Rules to serve as chairman, 
notwithstanding the prohibition on serving more than three 
consecutive terms. [Rule X, clause 5(c)(2)]
     Privileged motions in committee. Recess subject to 
the call of the chair. Allowed for a privileged motion in 
committee to recess subject to the call of the chair for a 
period less than 24 hours. Previously only a motion to recess 
from day to day is privileged. [Rule XI, clause 1(a)(1)(B)]
     Motion to go to conference. Allowed committees to 
adopt a rule directing the chairman of the committee to offer a 
privileged motion to go to conference at any time the chairman 
deems it appropriate during a Congress. Previously a motion to 
request or agree to a conference with the Senate was privileged 
if the committee authorized the chairman to make such a motion. 
[Rule XI, clause 2(a)]
     Motion to suspend the rules. Extended suspension 
authority beyond Monday or Tuesday to include Wednesday. [Rule 
XV, clause 1(a)]
     Repeal of Corrections Calendar. Removed 
Corrections Calendar from the Standing Rules of the House. 
[Rule XV, clause 6]
     Allowing references to the Senate. Allowed remarks 
in debate to include references to the Senate or its Members. 
Remarks are to be confined to the question under debate, 
avoiding personality. [Rule XVII, clause 1]
     Provisional quorum. Provided for continuity of 
legislative operations in the House in the event of 
catastrophic circumstances. The rule allows for the House to 
conduct business with a provisional quorum only after a motion 
to compel members attendance, as prescribed under clause 5(a) 
of rule XX, has been disposed of and the following occur in 
sequence without the House adjourning: (A) A call of the House 
or a series of calls of the House totaling 72 hours without 
producing a quorum; (B) the Speaker, with the Minority and 
Majority Leaders, receive from the Sergeant-at-Arms (or his 
designee) a catastrophic quorum failure report and shall 
consult with the Minority and Majority Leaders on the contents 
of such report and shall announce the contents of such report 
to the House; and (C) A further call of the House or series of 
calls are conducted for a total of 24 hours without producing a 
quorum. A catastrophic quorum failure report is defined as a 
report advising that the inability of the House to establish a 
quorum is attributable to catastrophic circumstances involving 
natural disaster, attack, contagion, or similar calamity 
rendering Members incapable of being present. The report shall 
be prepared on the basis of the most authoritative information 
available after consultation with the Attending Physician, the 
Clerk and pertinent public health and law enforcement 
officials. A catastrophic quorum failure report shall describe 
the number of vacancies in the House, the names of Members 
considered to be incapacitated, the names of Members not 
incapacitated, but otherwise incapable of being present, and 
the names of Members unaccounted for. The report shall be 
updated every legislative day and such updates shall be made 
available to the House. [Rule XX, clause 5(c)]
     Postponement of certain votes. Added the motion to 
reconsider, tabling motions to reconsider and amendments 
reported from the Committee of the Whole among those votes the 
Speaker may postpone to a designated place in the legislative 
schedule within two additional legislative days. [Rule XX, 
clause (a)(2)]
     Allowing the use of campaign funds to pay for 
certain official expenses. Allowed Members to use campaign 
funds to pay certain, limited types of official expenses (e.g., 
handheld communication devices). This change conformed House 
Rules to current law (Sec. 105, P.L. 108-83), and mirrors Rules 
that took effect in the Senate in 2002. [Rule XXIV and Rule 
XXIII, clause 6(c)]
     Use of frank for mass mailings before an election. 
Amended the rule to conform to section 3210 of title 39 United 
States Code, stating that a mass mailing is not frankable when 
it is postmarked less than 90 days before the date of a primary 
or general election which he is a candidate for public office. 
Previously the rules stated 60 days. [Rule XXIV, clause 8]
     Gift rule on officially connected travel. Expanded 
the category of individuals who may accompany a Member or staff 
person on such a trip at the sponsor's expense to include a 
relative of the Member or the staff person. Under a provision 
of the previous gift rule (clause 5(b)(4)(D) of the House Rule 
XXV), a Member or staff person may be accompanied on a 
privately funded, officially connected trip, at the sponsor's 
expense, only by either his or her ``spouse or a child'', and 
not by any other relative. [Rule XXV, clause 5(b)(4)(D)]
     Due process for Members. Afforded Members the 
opportunity to be heard in the event the Standards Committee 
alleges the Member has violated or may have violated the Code 
of Conduct. Members may opt for either an adjudicatory 
proceeding or they can submit a response to the Committee 
report/letter with their response being made public with 
Committee report/letter. Under the previous rule, the Chairman 
and Ranking Member, or the Committee, could take action against 
a Member without a complaint, notice, or the opportunity to be 
heard. [Rule XI, clause 3]
     Restoring presumption of innocence. Provided that 
no action will be taken on a complaint unless the Chairman and 
Ranking Minority member of the Standards Committee, or the 
Committee itself, find within 45 days that further 
investigation is merited by the facts of the complaint, 
maintaining the presumption of innocence. Previously, if the 
Chairman and Ranking Minority Member took no action on a 
properly filed complaint within 45 days, the matter 
automatically goes to an investigative committee. [Rule XI, 
clause 3]
     Right to counsel. Provided that Members may select 
a counsel of their choice even if that counsel represents other 
Members. [Rule XI, clause 3]
     Technical and codifying changes. Technical and 
grammatical changes were made throughout the rules of the 
House.
     Continuation of budget enforcement mechanisms from 
the 108th. Clarified that section 306 of the Budget Act 
(prohibiting consideration of legislation within the Budget 
Committee's jurisdiction, unless reported by the Budget 
Committee) only applies to bills and joint resolutions and not 
to simple or concurrent resolutions. It also made a section 303 
point of order (requiring adoption of budget resolution before 
consideration of budget-related legislation) applicable to text 
made in order as an original bill by a special rule. Specified 
or minimum levels of compensation for Federal office were not 
to be considered as providing new entitlement authority. 
[Separate Order]
     Continuation of budget ``deeming'' resolution from 
the 2nd Session of the 108th Congress. Established that the 
provisions of the Senate Concurrent Resolution 95 of the 108th 
Congress would have effect in the 109th Congress until such 
time as a budget resolution for the fiscal year 2005 is 
adopted. [Separate Order]
     Extra subcommittees for Armed Services, 
International Relations, and Transportation & Infrastructure. A 
waiver of Rule X, clause 5(d), was granted for Armed Services 
and Transportation & Infrastructure for 6 subcommittees, and 
International Relations for 7 subcommittees in the 109th 
Congress. [Separate Order]
     Numbering of bills. In the 109th Congress, the 
first 10 numbers for bills (H.R. 1 through H.R. 10) were 
reserved for assignment by the Speaker to such bills as he may 
designate when introduced. [Separate Order]

                     III. COMMITTEE OVERSIGHT PLAN

    Pursuant to clause 2(d)(1) of rule X, the Committee met in 
public session on February 1, 2005 and adopted, by voice vote, 
an ambitious oversight plan for the 109th 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 developing a comprehensive oversight 
plan that reflects the jurisdictional reach of the committee, 
including the implementation of trade promotion authority, 
technology and its impact on the institution, and the 
Congressional Budget Act. It pledged to continue to work 
proactively on its legislative and oversight responsibilities, 
using its two subcommittees extensively in this effort.
    In its oversight plan for the 109th Congress, the Committee 
stressed its intention to conduct oversight efforts in a broad 
range of areas including an ongoing review of budget 
enforcement mechanisms to ensure fiscal discipline, the 
investigation of biennial budgeting as a viable budgeting 
proposal, a monitoring of the implementation of the Government 
Performance and Results Act, the use of dynamic scoring as a 
mechanism to ensure more accurate revenue and expenditure 
forecasting, the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act, and the review 
of the Congressional Review Act of 1996.
    The Committee reiterated the need to build on continued 
efforts to identify procedural vulnerabilities of Congress. 
Although the House adopted a rule to address the mass 
incapacitation of Members, the inquiry of the Committee on 
Rules on the Continuity of Congress is far from over. The 
Chairman of the Committee on Rules, Mr. Dreier, during the 
floor debate of H. Res. 5 (the rules package) on January 4, 
2005, announced that: ``The Committee on Rules intends to 
conduct further examination of the best way for the House to 
assure a continuity of government during a national emergency, 
and it is our hope that as we proceed with this work that 
further discussions will take place with the Members of that 
very distinguished panel, the Continuity Commission, which 
included our former colleague Senator Simpson, and Speakers 
Foley and Gingrich and former minority leader Bob Michel, Leon 
Panetta, [and] Kweisi Mfume . . .''
    In addition, the oversight plan asserted the need to 
thoroughly examine the potential benefits of new and evolving 
technologies to further enhance the continuity of Congress, 
while ensuring that a proper balance is struck between the 
requirement to improve security, the desire to enhance 
democracy and participation, and the need to maintain the 
deliberative traditions and representative nature of the 
institution. Lastly, the Rules Committee pledged to continue to 
review proposals to streamline the committee system and 
increase effective oversight.

               IV. COMMITTEE JURISDICTION AND ACTIVITIES


                            A. Introduction

    The jurisdictional mandate of the Committee on Rules is set 
forth in clause 1(m) of Rule X as follows:

    (m) Committee on Rules--
          (1) The rules and joint rules (other than those 
        relating to the Code of Official Conduct) and order of 
        business of the House.
          (2) Recesses and final adjournments of Congress.

    The special oversight function of the Committee is outlined 
in clause 3(I) of Rule X as follows:

          (I) The Committee on Rules shall review and study on 
        a continuing basis the Congressional budget process, 
        and the committee shall report its findings and 
        recommendations to the House from time to time.

    The jurisdictional mandate of the Committee for the 
purposes of this Survey of Activities is broken down into two 
subcategories: original jurisdiction matters and ``special 
rules'' (or 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. Original 
jurisdiction matters include all measures pertaining to the 
rules of the House, the budget process 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 procedures, 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 ten days of hearings and markups on five 
matters of original jurisdiction during the 109th Congress. 
These five measures were reported to the House for 
consideration, and were subsequently adopted by the House.
    The other subgroup of the Committee's jurisdictional 
mandate, referred to as order of business resolutions or 
``special rules,'' is used by the Committee to direct the 
manner in which a bill or resolution will be considered by the 
House. ``Special 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 controversies. These ``rules'' 
may also contain waivers of specific House rules or provisions 
in the Congressional Budget Act. It is sometimes necessary to 
waive the rules of the House in order to allow the House to 
consider all the facets of the particular issue or to 
facilitate the House resolving its differences with the Senate. 
Special rules also allow the House to consider measures 
according to the majority leadership's legislative scheduling 
priorities rather than the numerical order in which they were 
reported.
    During the 109th Congress, the Committee held 124 days of 
hearings pursuant to the 146 written requests received from 
Committee chairs seeking rules. In addition, there were four 
formal requests ultimately disposed of by procedures other than 
the Rules Committee (such as unanimous consent or suspension), 
and two 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 193 
rules: 138 rules provided for consideration of bills and 
resolutions, 25 dealt with conference reports, and 34 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 from the Committee 
on Rules).
    The Committee granted 22 open rules, 2 modified open rules, 
65 structured rules, and 49 closed rules. The Committee granted 
no waivers of specific sections of the Budget Act. The 
Committee granted 146 rules waiving points of order to permit 
consideration of either the underlying measure or matter made 
in order as original text, motions, or against the amendments 
made in order.
    In summary, the Committee on Rules reported 193 rules. Of 
these the House adopted 172, rejected none, and tabled 19. Two 
rules remained pending on the House Calendar when Congress 
adjourned in December of 2006. In addition, the Committee on 
Rules reported five original jurisdiction measures, which were 
ultimately adopted by the House and did not remain pending on 
the Union Calendar at the end of the 109th Congress.
    In addition to the full Committee's activities, the 
Subcommittee on Legislative and Budget Process and the 
Subcommittee on Technology and the House conducted studies 
concerning other matters within 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 chairman requesting that it 
hold a hearing and recommend a rule for 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 special 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 of jurisdiction or a designee 
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. It is 
often the case that Members wishing to testify in favor of or 
in opposition to a bill, amendment, or type of procedure may do 
so as part of a panel of witnesses.
    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 a 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, postponed, 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 Member 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 record or a division vote. In the 
past, most decisions of the Committee were made by voice vote, 
but in the last several Congresses there has been an increase 
in the number of record 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; in the 105th 
there were 104; in the 106th there were 119; in the 107th there 
were 176; in the 108th there were 326; and in the 109th there 
were 254.
    Once a special rule has been reported, the Majority 
Leader--working closely with the Speaker, the Rules Committee 
chairman, and the substantive committee chairman--decides upon 
an appropriate date and time for the consideration of the rule 
on the floor. Rules can be considered on the same day they are 
reported, if the House agrees to consideration of the rule 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. The Committee may occasionally report a rule 
waiving this requirement with respect to another rule.

                  3. TYPES OF SPECIAL ORDERS OR RULES

a. Background

    Table 1 in the Appendix categorizes all special rules 
granted by the Committee. These special rules are broken down 
into seventeen different categories dealing with all stages of 
the legislative process in the House.
    During the 109th Congress, the Rules Committee granted 
special rules that provided for specified amendment and debate 
structures, which assisted floor managers in managing the 
schedule and consideration of legislation, that resolved 
differences among and responded to the legislative actions of 
committees, and that addressed House-Senate relations. The 
explanations of these types of special rules and their methods 
of categorization are outlined below.

b. Categories of rules granted with amendment structures

    In categorizing special rules which specified an amendment 
structure, this report focuses only on those rules which 
provided for the initial consideration of bills, joint 
resolutions or budget resolutions and which provided for an 
amending process. Therefore, rules providing for general debate 
only, stopping short of consideration of the measure for 
amendment, or providing for consideration of a conference 
report (which are otherwise privileged and, under regular 
order, non-amendable) are not included in these categories. The 
amendment structure categories are as follows: (1) open rules, 
(2) modified open rules--requiring amendment pre-printing in 
the Congressional Record, (3) structured or modified closed 
rules, and (4) closed rules.
    (1) Open Rules: Under an open rule, 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 special rules that are often referred to as ``open 
plus.'' These rules allow the offering of any amendment 
normally in order under an open rule plus the consideration of 
any amendments for which waivers of points of order have been 
granted by the special rule.
    (2) Modified Open Rules (required amendment preprinting in 
the Congressional Record): This type of rule permits the 
offering of only those amendments preprinted 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 its consideration; and in 
other cases before the consideration of the bill for any 
amendment. In most cases these rules do not prohibit second 
degree amendments. Requiring that amendments be printed in 
advance of their consideration affords Members a better idea of 
the range of issues to be debated and voted on during 
consideration of the bill. This can particularly be true of 
bills or joint resolutions involving complex or confidential 
matters.
    (3) Structured or Modified Closed Rules: Under a structured 
or modified closed rule, the Rules Committee limits the 
amendments that may be offered to only those amendments 
designated in the special rule or in the Rules Committee report 
to accompany the rule, 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 will announce through a one minute speech on the floor 
of the House and through a ``Dear Colleague'' letter the 
intention of the Committee to hold a hearing on a measure and 
to review all amendments. The Chairman requests that Members 
provide the Rules 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.
    (4) Closed Rules: This type of rule is one under which no 
amendments may be offered other than amendments recommended by 
the committee reporting the bill. However, the Rules Committee 
is prohibited under the rules of the House from reporting a 
special rule providing for consideration of a bill or joint 
resolution that denies the minority the right to offer 
amendatory instructions in a motion to recommit if offered by 
the minority leader or a designee.

c. Categories of rules granted with certain floor management tools

    During the 109th Congress, special rules were often 
utilized to assist the Majority Leader in setting the Floor 
schedule of the House, as well as to equip committee chairman 
and ranking minority members with the special procedural tools 
necessary to efficiently manage the floor consideration of a 
bill. These categories include (1) expedited procedure rules, 
(2) suspension day rules, and (3) chairman's en bloc authority 
rules.
    (1) Expedited Procedure Rules: This type of rule waives 
clause 6(a) of rule XIII (requiring a two-thirds vote to 
consider a special rule on the same day it is reported from the 
Rules Committee) against certain resolutions reported from the 
Rules Committee. These rules generally specify the resolutions 
to which the waiver applies, as well as a defined time period 
for its application.
    (2) Suspension Day Rules: Under clause 1(a) of House Rule 
XV, it is in order on Monday and Tuesday of each week, and 
during the last six days of a session, for the Speaker to 
entertain motions to suspend the rules and pass legislation. 
This category of rule authorizes the Speaker to entertain 
motions to suspend the rules on days other than Mondays and 
Tuesdays. Generally, these rules provide that the object of any 
motion to suspend the rules be announced (sometimes with an 
hour or two notice) from the floor prior to its consideration 
and that the Speaker or his designee shall consult with the 
Minority Leader or his designee on the object of any suspension 
considered under the rule.
    (3) Chairman's En Bloc Authority Rules: This category of 
rule authorizes the chairman of a committee (usually the 
majority floor manager of the bill under consideration) or his 
designee to offer amendments en bloc consisting of amendments 
made in order by the special rule which have not earlier been 
disposed of, as well as germane modifications to any such 
amendments. With the exception of rules on appropriations bills 
(which permit en bloc amendments that do not increase budget 
authority or outlays in the bill), a Member seeking to offer 
amendments en bloc must obtain unanimous consent if they amend 
portions of the bill not yet open to amendment, unless a 
special rule authorizes several amendments to be offered and 
considered as a group. There is usually a specified time for 
divided debate on the amendment and a prohibition on amendments 
to and demands for a division of the question on the en bloc 
amendment. Generally, the original sponsor of the amendment 
must agree to having the amendment considered en bloc, and 
these rules generally provide that the original proponent of an 
amendment included in such an en bloc amendment may insert a 
statement in the Congressional Record immediately before the 
disposition of the en bloc amendment. Such a rule enables the 
floor manager to maximize efficiency and consensus while 
minimizing duplicative floor time and consideration.

d. Categories of rules granted to resolve differences among and 
        responding to the legislative actions of committees

    As the nexus of the legislative process in the House, the 
Rules Committee is often the institutional mechanism used to 
reconcile differences in legislative recommendations among 
multiple committees. Two often used, and often misunderstood, 
special rule features utilized to achieve these goals are (1) 
self-executing rules and (2) original text rules.
    (1) Self Executing Rules: This type of rule provides that, 
upon the adoption of the special rule, the text of a reported 
or introduced bill, as the case may be, is modified or amended 
in some specified manner. Therefore, the House's adoption of 
the rule itself has the effect of amending the underlying bill. 
Occasionally, a self-executing rule may also provide for the 
adoption of other unrelated measures or actions, such as 
adopting another simple resolution, bill, joint resolution or 
conference report. Self-executing rules may be utilized by the 
Rules Committee for a variety of reasons, including but not 
limited to: the correction of rule or Budget Act violations, 
the reconciling of multiple committee legislative 
recommendations, the elimination of procedural votes, the 
separation of policy issues or the complete redrafting of the 
legislation.
    (2) Original Text Rules: When a committee reports a 
measure, it will often favorably report the measure with a 
recommendation that an amendment or amendments be adopted by 
the full House. These amendments reflect the collegial action 
of the committee on that measure. This type of rule generally 
provides that the committee recommended amendment be adopted by 
the House and become the base text for the purpose of further 
amendment to the bill. This is often done to acknowledge the 
actions of the committee at the beginning of the consideration 
of a bill, and also to simplify the amendment process.

e. Categories of rules granted dealing with House-Senate relations

    While resolving differences with the Senate often involves 
privileged motions in the House, the Rules Committee is often 
called upon to expedite such procedural situations or to 
address unique procedural circumstances. The categories of such 
special rules are (1) Senate hook-up rules, (2) motion to go to 
conference rules, (3) disposition of Senate amendments rules, 
(4) conference report rules, and (5) engrossment of multiple 
measures rules.
    (1) Senate Hook-up Rules: The rules of the House provide 
for three methods of getting to conference with the Senate: (1) 
agreeing to a motion to go to conference by unanimous consent; 
(2) obtaining a special rule from the Rules Committee; or (3) 
receiving specific authorization from each committee which 
received an initial referral of and reported the bill (clause 1 
of Rule XX). Most often chairmen obtain conference authority 
from their committee at the time a bill is ordered reported. 
Most special rules allowing for a Senate hook-up provide that 
after passage of a House bill, it shall be in order to take a 
specific Senate bill from the Speaker's table, consider it in 
the House, and to move to strike all after the enacting clause 
and insert the text of the House bill as passed by the House. 
These special rules further provide that if the motion is 
adopted and the Senate bill, as amended, is passed, then it 
shall be in order to move that the House insist on its 
amendment and request a conference with the Senate. These hook-
up provisions can either be included in the original rule 
providing for consideration of the House bill or in a separate 
special rule only providing for the motion to go to conference.
    (2) Motion to go to Conference Rules: These special rules 
are those separate rules which only provide for the motion to 
go to conference with the Senate.
    (3) Disposition of Senate Amendment Rules: This type of 
rule generally provides for the consideration of a Senate 
amendment or amendments in the House and for a motion to concur 
in the Senate amendment with or without an amendment. These 
rules also usually specify a period of time for debate on the 
motion equally divided and controlled by the chairman and 
ranking minority member of the committee of jurisdiction, as 
well as any necessary waivers against consideration of either 
the Senate amendment or against the motion to concur.
    (4) Conference Report Rules: Under the standing rules of 
the House, conference reports are privileged matters. Unless 
the requirement is waived, House rules require that a 
conference report be available for at least three calendar days 
(excluding Saturdays, Sundays, and legal holidays) before it 
can be called up for consideration. After that time, because it 
is privileged, it can be called up at any time without a rule 
from the Rules Committee. However, if a conference report is in 
violation of a rule of the House or some extraordinary 
procedure for consideration of the report is desired, a special 
rule may be necessary for the conference report to be 
considered. Consequently, conference report rules generally 
provide waivers of all points of order against consideration of 
the conference report and provide that the conference report be 
considered as read, which effectively waives the three day 
availability requirement.
    It should be noted that points of order against a 
conference report lie against its consideration, not against 
individual provisions contained within the report. A conference 
report represents the collective agreement of the House and the 
Senate. Changing individual components of the agreement 
violates the sanctity of the agreement itself. Consequently, 
agreeing to a conference report is an all-or-nothing question. 
This is also the reason why, even as privileged matters, 
conference reports are not amendable on the floor of the House.
    (5) Engrossment of Multiple Measures Rules: These types of 
special rules generally provide for separate consideration and 
final passage votes on multiple bills, generally relating to a 
similar issue. The rule then instructs the House enrolling 
clerk to enroll the individually-passed bills into one bill 
before transmitting them to the Senate for consideration.

                4. FLOOR CONSIDERATION OF A SPECIAL RULE

    When the time comes to call up a special 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 privileged item, 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 a minority counterpart for the 
purposes of debate only. 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 adopted by voice vote.
    Since a rule is considered in the House under the hour 
rule, no amendments are in order unless the majority 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 109th Congress, the Committee on Rules reported 194 
rules. The House adopted 173 of these rules and tabled 19 
rules. During the 109th Congress, no rules were rejected by the 
House. There were 2 rules pending at the end of the 109th 
Congress.

a. Rules rejected by the House

    There were no rules rejected by the House during the 109th 
Congress.

b. Rules tabled by the House

    Pursuant to House Resolution 897, providing for 
consideration of the bill (H.R. 4761) to provide for 
exploration, development, and productions activities for 
mineral resources on the outer Continental Shelf, the following 
rules were laid on the table on June 29, 2006, by voice vote:
     House Resolution 162, providing for consideration 
of the bill (H.R. 1334) to amend title 28, United States Code, 
to provide for the removal to Federal court of certain State 
court cases involving the rights of incapacitated persons, and 
for other purpose.
     House Resolution 163, waiving a requirement of 
clause 6(a) of rule XIII with respect to the same day 
consideration of certain resolutions reported by the Rules 
Committee.
     House Resolution 181, waiving a requirement of 
clause 6(a) of rule XIII with respect to the same day 
consideration of certain resolutions reported by the Rules 
Committee.
     House Resolution 182, providing for consideration 
of the bill (S. 686) for the relief of the parents of Theresa 
Marie Schiavo.
     House Resolution 393, waiving a requirement of 
clause 6(a) of rule XIII with respect to the same day 
consideration of certain resolutions reported by the Rules 
Committee.
     House Resolution 395, providing for consideration 
of motions to suspend the rules.
     House Resolution 400, waiving a requirement of 
clause 6(a) of rule XIII with respect to the same day 
consideration of certain resolutions reported by the Rules 
Committee.
     House Resolution 401, providing for the 
consideration of the bill (H.R. 3514) to provide an extension 
of highway, highway safety, motor carrier safety, transit, and 
other programs funded out of the Highway Trust Fund pending 
enactment of a law reauthorizing the Transportation Equity Act 
for the 21st Century.
     House Resolution 468, waiving a requirement of 
clause 6(a) of rule XIII with respect to the same day 
consideration of certain resolutions reported by the Rules 
Committee.
     House Resolution 620, waiving a requirement of 
clause 6(a) of rule XIII with respect to the same day 
consideration of certain resolutions reported by the Rules 
Committee.
     House Resolution 542, providing for the 
consideration of the bill (H.R. 4241) to provide for 
reconciliation pursuant to section 201(a) of the concurrent 
resolution on the budget for fiscal year 2006, pursuant to 
House Resolution 558, providing for the consideration of the 
joint resolution (H.J. Res. 72) making further continuing 
appropriations for the fiscal year 2006, and for other 
purposes, was laid on the table on November 17, 2005, by a vote 
of 407-21.
    Pursuant to House Resolution 1046, waiving a requirement of 
clause 6(a) of rule XIII with respect to the same day 
consideration of certain resolutions reported by the Rules 
Committee, the following rules were laid on the table on 
September 28, 2006 by a vote of 227-191:
     House Resolution 654, waiving a requirement of 
clause 6(a) of rule XIII with respect to the same day 
consideration of certain resolutions reported by the Rules 
Committee.
     House Resolution 767, waiving a requirement of 
clause 6(a) of rule XIII with respect to the same day 
consideration of certain resolutions reported by the Rules 
Committee.
     House Resolution 878, providing for consideration 
of the bill (H.R. 9) to amend the Voting Rights Act of 1965, 
was laid on the table by a vote of 224-188 on June 27, 2006, 
pursuant to House Resolution 890, providing for consideration 
of the bill (H.R. 5672) making appropriations for Science, the 
Departments of State, Justice, and Commerce, and related 
agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2007, and for 
other purposes.
     House Resolution 924, providing for consideration 
of the bill (S. 2754) to derive human pluripotent stem cell 
lines using techniques that do not knowingly harm embryos, was 
laid on the table by a vote of 224-188 on July 27, 2006, 
pursuant to House Resolution 952, providing for consideration 
of the bill (H.R. 4157) to amend the Social Security Act to 
encourage the dissemination, security confidentiality, and 
usefulness of health information technology.
    Pursuant to House Resolution 1096, waiving a requirement of 
clause 6(a) of rule XIII with respect to the same day 
consideration of certain resolutions reported by the Rules 
Committee and providing for consideration of motions to suspend 
the rules, and for other purposes, the following rules were 
laid on the table on December 7, 2006, by a vote of 212-190:
     House Resolution 810, waiving a requirement of 
clause 6(a) of rule XIII with respect to the same day 
consideration of certain resolutions reported by the Rules 
Committee.
     House Resolution 939, providing for consideration 
of the bill (H.R. 1956) to regulate certain State taxation of 
interstate commerce, and for other purposes.
     House Resolution 951, waiving a requirement of 
clause 6(a) of rule XIII with respect to the same day 
consideration of certain resolutions reported by the Rules 
Committee.
     House Resolution 1047, providing for consideration 
of the bill (H.R. 4772) to simplify and expedite access to the 
Federal courts for injured parties whose rights and privileges 
under the United States Constitution have been deprived by 
final actions of Federal agencies or other government officials 
or entities acting under color of State law, and for other 
purposes.

c. Rules Pending

     House Resolution 1092, providing for consideration 
of the bill (H.R. 6346) to extend certain trade preference 
programs, to authorize the extension of non-discriminatory 
treatment (normal trade relations treatment) to the products of 
Vietnam, to modify temporarily certain rates of duty and make 
other technical amendments to the trade laws, and for other 
purposes.
     House Resolution 1093, waiving a requirement of 
clause 6(a) of rule XIII with respect to the same day 
consideration of certain resolutions reported by the Rules 
Committee.

                       6. WAIVERS OF HOUSE RULES

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

        Rule XXI, clause 2--Prohibiting unauthorized appropriations, reappropriations or legislative provisions in a general appropriations bill

H. Res. 151.........................  H.R. 1268..........................  Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act for Defense,     B
                                                                            the Global War on Terror, and Tsunami Relief, 2005.
H. Res. 278.........................  H.R. 2360..........................  Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2006.  B
H. Res. 315.........................  H.R. 2863..........................  Department of Defense Appropriations Act, FY 2006........  B
H. Res. 287.........................  H.R. 2361..........................  Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related       B
                                                                            Agencies Appropriations Act, 2006.
H. Res. 341.........................  H.R. 3057..........................  Foreign Operations Export Financing, and Related Programs  B
                                                                            Appropriations Act, 2005.
H. Res. 342.........................  H.R. 3058..........................  Transportation, Treasury, Housing and Urban Development,   B
                                                                            the Judiciary, the District of Columbia, and Independent
                                                                            Agencies Appropriations Act, FY 2006.
H. Res. 818.........................  H.R. 5386..........................  Making appropriations for the Department of the Interior,  B
                                                                            environment, and related agencies for the fiscal year
                                                                            ending September 30, 2006, and for other purposes.
H. Res. 821.........................  H.R. 5385..........................  Military Construction, Military Quality of Life and        B
                                                                            Veterans Affairs Appropriation Act for Fiscal Year 2007.
H. Res. 830.........................  H.R. 5384..........................  Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug              B
                                                                            Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act
                                                                            for Fiscal Year 2007.
H. Res. 832.........................  H.R. 5427..........................  Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act, 2007....  B
H. Res. 836.........................  H.R. 5441..........................  Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2007.  B
H. Res. 849.........................  H.R. 5521..........................  Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2007..............  B
H. Res. 851.........................  H.R. 5522..........................  Foreign Operations, Export Finance, and Related Programs   B
                                                                            Appropriations Act, 2007.
H. Res. 865.........................  H.R. 5576..........................  Transportation, Treasury, HUD, Judiciary, DC               B
                                                                            Appropriations Act, 2007.
H. Res. 877.........................  H.R. 5631..........................  Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2007...........  B
H. Res. 890.........................  H.R. 5672..........................  Science, State, Justice, Commerce Appropriations Act,      B
                                                                            2007.


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)

    There were no specific waivers of the Budget Act in the 
109th Congress.

                     8. WAIVING ALL POINTS OF ORDER

    The following compilation identifies House Resolutions 
reported by the Committee on Rules which waived all points of 
order against consideration of a bill, text, resolution, 
motion, or conference report. There is also an indication 
whether the waiver applies to the bill (B), original text (OT), 
an amendment (A), a motion (M), or a conference report (CR).

H. Res. 42........................  H.R. 54...........................  Congressional Gold Medal Enhancement Act of 2005.......  A
H. Res. 71........................  H.R. 418..........................  REAL ID Act of 2005-General Debate.....................  B
H. Res. 75........................  H.R. 418..........................  REAL ID Act of 2005-Further Debate/Amendments..........  A
H. Res. 95........................  H.R. 310..........................  Broadcast Decency Enforcement Act of 2005..............  A, B
H. Res. 96........................  S. 5..............................  Class Action Fairness Act of 2005......................  A, B
H. Res. 125.......................  H.R. 841..........................  Continuity in Representation Act of 2005...............  OT, A
H. Res. 126.......................  H.R. 27...........................  Job Training Improvement Act of 2005...................  A
H. Res. 140.......................  H.R. 3............................  Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (1st       A, B
                                                                         rule).
H. Res. 144.......................  H.R. 3............................  Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (2nd       A
                                                                         rule).
H. Res. 151.......................  H.R. 1268.........................  Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act for Defense,   B
                                                                         the Global War on Terror, and Tsunami Relief, 2005.
H. Res. 154.......................  H. Con. Res. 95...................  Concurrent Resolution on the Budget for Fiscal Year      A, B
                                                                         2006.
H. Res. 162.......................  H.R. 1334.........................  Protection of Incapacitated Persons Act of 2005........  B
H. Res. 182.......................  S. 686............................  For the Relief of the Parents of Theresa Marie Schiavo.  B
H. Res. 202.......................  H.R. 8............................  Death Tax Repeal Permanency Act of 2005................  A
H. Res. 211.......................  S. 256............................  Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act  B
                                                                         of 2005.
H. Res. 219.......................  H.R. 6............................  Energy Policy Act of 2005..............................  A, B
H. Res. 235.......................  H. Res. 22........................  Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives     B
                                                                         that American small businesses are entitled to a Small
                                                                         Business Bill of Rights.
H. Res. 236.......................  H.R. 748..........................  Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act.............  A, B
H. Res. 248.......................  H. Con. Res. 95...................  Concurrent Resolution on the Budget for Fiscal Year      CR
                                                                         2006--CONFERENCE REPORT.
H. Res. 254.......................  H.R. 366..........................  Vocational and Technical Education for the Future Act..  A, B
H. Res. 255.......................  H.R. 1185.........................  Federal Deposit Insurance Reform Act of 2005...........  B
H. Res. 268.......................  H.R. 1279.........................  Gang Deterrence and Community Protection Act of 2005...  A, B
H. Res. 269.......................  H.R. 1544.........................  Faster and Smarter Funding for First Responders Act of   A, B
                                                                         2005.
H. Res. 278.......................  H.R. 2360.........................  Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act,      B
                                                                         2006.
H. Res. 283.......................  H.R. 1817.........................  Department of Homeland Security Authorization Act for    A, B
                                                                         Fiscal Year 2006.
H. Res. 287.......................  H.R. 2361.........................  Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related     B
                                                                         Agencies Appropriations Act, 2006.
H. Res. 315.......................  H.R. 2863.........................  Department of Defense Appropriations Act, FY 2006......  B
H. Res. 330.......................  H.J. Res. 10......................  Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the        A, B
                                                                         United States authorizing the Congress to prohibit the
                                                                         physical desecration of the Flag of the United States.
H. Res. 331.......................  H.R. 2475.........................  Intelligence Authorization Act, 2006...................  A, B
H. Res. 341.......................  H.R. 3057.........................  Foreign Operations Export Financing, and Related         B
                                                                         Agencies Programs Appropriations Act, 2006.
H. Res. 342.......................  H.R. 3058.........................  Transportation, Treasury, Housing and Urban              B
                                                                         Development, the Judiciary, the District of Columbia,
                                                                         and Independent Agencies Appropriations Act, FY 2006.
H. Res. 346.......................  H.R. 2864.........................  Water Resources Development Act of 2005................  A, B, OT
H. Res. 351.......................  H.R. 739..........................  Occupational Safety and Health Small Business Day in     B
                                                                         Court Act of 2005.
                                    H.R. 740..........................  Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission
                                                                         Efficiency Act of 2005.
                                    H.R. 741..........................  Occupational Safety and Health Independent Review of
                                                                         OSHA Citation Act of 2005.
                                    H.R. 742..........................  Occupational Safety and Health Small Employer Access to
                                                                         Justice Act of 2005.
H. Res. 365.......................  H.R. 2601.........................  Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 2006-  A, B, OT
                                                                         07.
H. Res. 369.......................  H.R. 3199.........................  USA PATRIOT and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2005.......  A, B, OT
H. Res. 370.......................  H.R. 3070.........................  National Aeronautics and Space Administration            A, B, OT
                                                                         Authorization Act of 2005.
H. Res. 379.......................  H.R. 525..........................  Small Business Health Fairness Act of 2005.............  A, B
H. Res. 380.......................  H.R. 22...........................  Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act..............  A, B, OT
H. Res. 385.......................  H.R. 5............................  Help Efficient, Accessible, Low-Cost, Timely Healthcare  B
                                                                         (HEALTH) Act of 2005.
H. Res. 386.......................  H.R. 3045.........................  Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free    B
                                                                         Trade Agreement Implementation Act.
H. Res. 387.......................  H.R. 3283.........................  United States Trade Rights Enforcement Act.............  B
H. Res. 392.......................  H.R. 2361.........................  Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related     CR
                                                                         Agencies Appropriations Act, 2006--CONFERENCE REPORT.
H. Res. 396.......................  H.R. 2985.........................  Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2006--CONFERENCE  CR
                                                                         REPORT.
H. Res. 401.......................  H.R. 3514.........................  To provide an extension of highway, highway safety,      B
                                                                         motor carrier safety, transit, and other programs
                                                                         funded out of the Highway Trust Fund pending enactment
                                                                         of a law reauthorizing the Transportation Equity Act
                                                                         for the 21st Century.
H. Res. 436.......................  H.R. 3132.........................  Children's Safety Act of 2005..........................  B
H. Res. 439.......................  H.R. 437..........................  A resolution to establish the Select Bipartisan          B
                                                                         Committee to investigate the Preparation for and
                                                                         Response to Hurricane Katrina.
H. Res. 440.......................  H.R. 889..........................  Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Act of 2005....  B, OT
H. Res. 451.......................  H.R. 250..........................  Manufacturing Technology Competitiveness Act of 2005...  A, B, OT
H. Res. 455.......................  H.R. 2123.........................  School Readiness Act of 2005...........................  A, B
H. Res. 462.......................  H.R. 3402.........................  Department of Justice Appropriations Act, FY 2006-09...  A, B, OT
H. Res. 469.......................  H.J. Res. 68......................  Making continuing appropriations for the fiscal year     B
                                                                         2006, and for other purposes.
H. Res. 470.......................  H.R. 3824.........................  Threatened and Endangered Species Recovery Act of 2005.  A, B, OT
H. Res. 474.......................  H.R. 2360.........................  Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of    CR
                                                                         Fiscal Year 2006--CONFERENCE REPORT.
H. Res. 481.......................  H.R. 3893.........................  Gasoline for America's Security Act of 2005............  A, B
H. Res. 493.......................  S. 397............................  Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act..............  B
H. Res. 494.......................  H.R. 554..........................  Personal Responsibility in Food Consumption Act of 2005  A, B
H. Res. 508.......................  H.R. 420..........................  Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act of 2005....................  A, B
H. Res. 509.......................  H.R. 1461.........................  Federal Housing Finance Reform Act of 2005.............  A, B, OT
H. Res. 520.......................  H.R. 2744.........................  Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug            CR
                                                                         Administration and Related Agencies Appropriations
                                                                         Act, 2006--CONFERENCE REPORT.
H. Res. 527.......................  H.R. 4128.........................  Private Property Rights Protection Act of 2006.........  A, B
H. Res. 532.......................  H.R. 3057.........................  Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related        CR
                                                                         Programs Appropriations Act, 2006--CONFERENCE REPORT.
H. Res. 538.......................  H.R. 2862.........................  Science, State, Justice, Commerce, and Related Agencies  CR
                                                                         Act, 2006--CONFERENCE REPORT.
H. Res. 539.......................  H.R. 2419.........................  Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act, 2006--  CR
                                                                         CONFERENCE REPORT.
H. Res. 540.......................  H.R. 1751.........................  Secure Access to Justice and Court Protection Act of     A, B. OT
                                                                         2005.
H. Res. 542.......................  H.R. 4241.........................  Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 (1st rule)...............  B
H. Res. 553.......................  H.R. 1065.........................  United States Boxing Commission Act....................  A, B, OT
H. Res. 558.......................  H. J. Res. 72.....................  Making further continuing appropriations for the fiscal  B
                                                                         year 2006, and for other purposes.
H. Res. 559.......................  H.R. 3010.........................  Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related  CR
                                                                         Agencies Appropriations Act, FY 2006--CONFERENCE
                                                                         REPORT.
H. Res. 560.......................  H.R. 4241.........................  Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 (2nd Rule)...............  B, M
H. Res. 564.......................  H.R. 2528.........................  Military Quality of Life and Veterans Affairs and        CR
                                                                         Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2006--CONFERENCE
                                                                         REPORT.
H. Res. 565.......................  H.R. 3058.........................  Departments of Transportation, Treasury, Housing and     CR
                                                                         Urban Development, the Judiciary, the District of
                                                                         Columbia, and Independent Agencies Appropriations Act,
                                                                         2006--CONFERENCE REPORT.
H. Res. 583.......................  H.R. 4340.........................  United States-Bahrain Free Trade Agreement               B
                                                                         Implementation Act.
H. Res. 588.......................  H.R. 4297.........................  Tax Relief Extension Reconciliation Act of 2005........  A, B
H. Res. 595.......................  H.R. 3199.........................  USA Patriot Improvement and Reauthorization Act of       CR
                                                                         2005--CONFERENCE REPORT.
H. Res. 596.......................  H.R. 3010.........................  Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and     CR
                                                                         Related Agencies Appropriations Act, FY 2006--
                                                                         CONFERENCE REPORT.
H. Res. 602.......................  H.R. 2830.........................  Pension Protection Act of 2005.........................  B
H. Res. 610.......................  H.R. 4437.........................  Border Protection, Antiterrorism, and Illegal            A, B
                                                                         Immigration Control Act of 2005 (1st Rule).
H. Res. 619.......................  H. Res. 612.......................  Expressing the Commitment of the House of                B
                                                                         Representatives to Achieving Victory in Iraq.
H. Res. 621.......................  H.R. 4437.........................  Border Protection, Antiterrorism, and Illegal            A
                                                                         Immigration Control Act of 2005 (2nd Rule).
H. Res. 639.......................  H.R. 2863.........................  Department of Defense Appropriations Act, FY 2006--      CR
                                                                         CONFERENCE REPORT.
H. Res. 640.......................  S. 1932...........................  Deficit Control Act of 2005--CONFERENCE REPORT.........  CR
H. Res. 702.......................  H.R. 4167.........................  National Uniformity for Food Act of 2005 (1st rule)....  B
H. Res. 710.......................  H.R. 4167.........................  National Uniformity for Food Act of 2005 (2nd rule)....  A
H. Res. 713.......................  H.R. 2829.........................  Office of National Drug Control Policy Reauthorization   A, B
                                                                         Act of 2005.
H. Res. 725.......................  H.R. 4939.........................  Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act for Defense,   B
                                                                         the Global War on Terror, and Hurricane Recovery, 2006.
H. Res. 741.......................  H.R. 609..........................  College Access and Opportunity Act of 2005 (1st rule)..  A, B, OT
H. Res. 742.......................  H.R. 609..........................  College Access and Opportunity Act of 2005 (2nd rule)..  A
H. Res. 755.......................  H.R. 513..........................  527 Reform Act of 2005.................................  B
H. Res. 766.......................  H. Con. Res. 376..................  Concurrent Resolution on the Budget for Fiscal Year      B
                                                                         2007--General Debate Rule.
H. Res. 774.......................  H.R. 5020.........................  Intelligence Authorization Act for FY 2007.............  A, B, OT
H. Res. 783.......................  H.R. 4975.........................  Lobbying Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006...  A, B, OT
H. Res. 789.......................  H.R. 4954.........................  Security and Accountability For Every (SAFE) Port......  A, B, OT
H. Res. 805.......................  H.R. 4297.........................  The Tax Increase Prevention and Reconciliation Act of    CR
                                                                         2005--CONFERENCE REPORT.
H. Res. 806.......................  H.R. 5122.........................  National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2007  A, B, OT
                                                                         (1st Rule).
H. Res. 811.......................  H.R. 5122.........................  National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2007  A
                                                                         (2nd Rule).
H. Res. 817.......................  H. Con. Res. 376..................  Concurrent Resolution on the Budget for Fiscal Year      A
                                                                         2007 (2nd rule).
H. Res. 818.......................  H.R. 5386.........................  Making appropriations for the Department of the          B
                                                                         Interior, environment, and related agencies for the
                                                                         fiscal year ending September 30, 2006, and for other
                                                                         purposes.
H. Res. 821.......................  H.R. 5385.........................  Military Construction, Military Quality of Life and      B
                                                                         Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year
                                                                         2007.
H. Res. 832.......................  H.R. 5427.........................  Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act for      B
                                                                         Fiscal Year 2007.
H. Res. 835.......................  H.R. 5429.........................  American-Made Energy and Good Jobs Act.................  B
H. Res. 836.......................  H.R. 5441.........................  Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act,      B
                                                                         2007.
H. Res. 849.......................  H.R. 5521.........................  Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2007............  A, B
H. Res. 850.......................  H.R. 5252.........................  Communications Opportunity, Promotion, and Enhancement   A, B
                                                                         Act of 2006.
H. Res. 851.......................  H.R. 5522.........................  Foreign Operations, Export Finance, and Related          B
                                                                         Programs Appropriations Act, 2007.
H. Res. 857.......................  H.R. 4939.........................  Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act for Defense,   CR
                                                                         The Global War on Terror, and Hurricane Recovery,
                                                                         2006--CONFERENCE REPORT.
H. Res. 865.......................  H.R. 5576.........................  Transportation, Treasury, HUD, Judiciary, DC             B
                                                                         Appropriations Act, 2007.
H. Res. 868.......................  H. Res. 861.......................  Declaring that the United States will complete the       B
                                                                         mission in Iraq and prevail in the Global War on
                                                                         Terror, the struggle to protect freedom from the
                                                                         terrorist adversary.
H. Res. 877.......................  H.R. 5631.........................  Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2007.........  B
H. Res. 878.......................  H.R. 9............................  Fannie Lou Hamer, Rosa Parks, Coretta Scott King Voting  A, B
                                                                         Rights Reauthorization Act of 2006 (1st Rule).
H. Res. 885.......................  H.R. 5638.........................  Permanent Estate Tax Relief Act of 2006................  B
H. Res. 886.......................  H.R. 4890.........................  Legislative Line Item Veto Act of 2006.................  B
H. Res. 890.......................  H.R. 5672.........................  Science, State, Justice, Commerce Appropriations Act,    B
                                                                         2007.
H. Res. 891.......................  H.R. 4973.........................  Flood Insurance Reform and Modernization Act of 2006...  A, B
H. Res. 896.......................  H. Res. 895.......................  Supporting intelligence and law enforcement programs to  B
                                                                         track terrorists and terrorist finances conducted
                                                                         consistent with Federal law and with appropriate
                                                                         Congressional consultation and specifically condemning
                                                                         the disclosure and publication of classified
                                                                         information that impairs the international fight
                                                                         against terrorism and needlessly exposes Americans to
                                                                         the threat of further terror attacks by revealing a
                                                                         crucial method by which terrorists are traced through
                                                                         their finances.
H. Res. 897.......................  H.R. 4761.........................  Deep Ocean Energy Resources Act of 2006................  A, B, OT
H. Res. 906.......................  H.R. 2990.........................  Credit Rating Agency Duopoly Relief Act of 2006........  A, B
H. Res. 907.......................  H.R. 4411.........................  Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006.....  A, B
H. Res. 910.......................  H.R. 9............................  Fannie Lou Hamer, Rosa Parks, and Coretta Scott King     A, B
                                                                         Voting Rights Reauthorization and Amendments Act of
                                                                         2006 (2nd Rule).
H. Res. 918.......................  H. J. Res. 88.....................  Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the        B
                                                                         United States relating to Marriage.
H. Res. 920.......................  H.R. 2389.........................  Pledge Protection Act of 2005..........................  A, B
H. Res. 924.......................  S. 2754...........................  Alternative Pluripotent Stem Cell Therapies Enhancement  B
                                                                         Act.
H. Res. 925.......................  H.R. 5684.........................  United States-Oman Free Trade Agreement Implementation   B
                                                                         Act.
H. Res. 939.......................  H.R. 1956.........................  Business Activity Tax Simplification Act of 2006.......  B
H. Res. 946.......................  S. 250............................  Vocational and Technical Education for the Future Act--  CR
                                                                         CONFERENCE REPORT.
H. Res. 947.......................  H.R. 5682.........................  United States and India Nuclear Cooperation Promotion    A, B
                                                                         Act of 2006.
H. Res. 952.......................  H.R. 4157.........................  Health Information Technology Promotion Act of 2005....  A, B
H. Res. 966.......................  H.R. 5970.........................  Estate Tax and Extension of Tax Relief Act of 2006.....  B
                                    H.R. 4............................  Pension Protection Act of 2006.........................  .......................
H. Res. 981.......................  H.R. 503..........................  To amend the Horse Protection Act to prohibit the        A, B
                                                                         shipping, transporting, moving, delivering, receiving,
                                                                         possessing, purchasing, selling, or donation of horses
                                                                         and other equines to be slaughtered for human
                                                                         consumption, and for other purposes.
H. Res. 996.......................  H. Res. 994.......................  Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives on  B
                                                                         the fifth anniversary of the terrorist attacks
                                                                         launched against the United States on September 11,
                                                                         2001.
H. Res. 997.......................  H.R. 2965.........................  Federal Prison Industries Competition in Contracting     A, B
                                                                         Act.
H. Res. 1002......................  H.R. 6061.........................  Secure Fence Act of 2006...............................  B
H. Res. 1015......................  H.R. 4844.........................  Federal Election Integrity Act.........................  B
H. Res. 1018......................  H.R. 6094.........................  Community Protection Act of 2006.......................  B
                                    H.R. 6095.........................  Immigration Law Enforcement Act of 2006................  .......................
                                    H.R. 4830.........................  Border Tunnel Prevention Act of 2006...................  .......................
H. Res. 1037......................  H.R. 5631.........................  Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2007--         CR
                                                                         CONFERENCE REPORT.
H. Res. 1038......................  H.R. 2679.........................  Public Expressions of Religion Act of 2005.............  B
H. Res. 1039......................  S. 403............................  Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act.............  B
H. Res. 1042......................  H.R. 6166.........................  Military Commissions Act of 2006.......................  B
H. Res. 1047......................  H.R. 4772.........................  Private Property Rights Implementation Act of 2006.....  B
H. Res. 1052......................  H.R. 5825.........................  Electronic Surveillance Modernization Act..............  B
H. Res. 1054......................  H.R. 5441.........................  Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2007--CONFERENCE   CR, B
                                                                         REPORT.
                                    S. 3930...........................
                                    H.R. 4772.........................  Military Commissions Act of 2006. Private Property       .......................
                                                                         Rights Implementation Act of 2006.
H. Res. 1062......................  H.R. 5122.........................  National Defense Authorization Act, 2007--CONFERENCE     CR
                                                                         REPORT.
H. Res. 1092......................  H.R. 6346.........................  To extend certain trade preference programs, to          B
                                                                         authorize the extension of nondiscriminatory treatment
                                                                         (normal trade relations treatment) to the products of
                                                                         Vietnam, to modify temporarily certain rates of duty
                                                                         and make other technical amendments to the trade laws,
                                                                         and for other purposes.
H. Res. 1099......................  H.R. 6111.........................  To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide    M
                                                                         that the Tax Court may review claims for equitable
                                                                         innocent spouse relief and to suspend the running on
                                                                         the period of limitations while such claims are
                                                                         pending.
H. Res. 1100......................  H.R. 6406.........................  To modify temporarily certain rates of duty and make     B
                                                                         other technical amendments to the trade laws, to
                                                                         extend certain trade preference programs, and for
                                                                         other purposes.
H. Res. 1101......................  H.R. 5682.........................  Henry J. Hyde United States and India Nuclear            CR
                                                                         Cooperation Promotion Act of 2006--CONFERENCE REPORT.
H. Res. 1105......................  H.J. Res. 102.....................  Making further continuing appropriations for the fiscal  B
                                                                         year 2007, and for other purposes.


                    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 109th 
Congress. The list identifies the measures by number and title. 
It also includes the action and date the action was taken by 
the Committee and by the House.

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                 Bill                           Title                   Reported                  Status
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1. H. Res. 648.......................  To eliminate floor       Bill reported 1/31/2006  Passed House 2/1/2006.
                                        privileges and access
                                        to Member exercise
                                        facilities for
                                        registered lobbyists
                                        who are Former Members
                                        or Officers of the
                                        House.
2. H.R. 4975.........................  Lobbying Accountability  Bill reported 4/25/      Passed House 5/3/2006.
                                        and Transparency Act     2006..
                                        of 2006.
3 H.R. 4890..........................  Legislative Line-Item    Bill reported 6/19/2006  Passed House 6/22/2006.
                                        Veto Act of 2006.
4. H. Res. 1000......................  Providing for            Bill reported 9/13/2006  Passed House 9/14/2006
                                        earmarking reform in
                                        the House of
                                        Representatives.
5. H. Res. 437.......................  To establish the Select  Bill reported 9/14/2006  Passed House 9/15/2006.
                                        Bipartisan Committee
                                        to Investigate the
                                        Preparation for and
                                        Response to Hurricane
                                        Katrina.
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            2. ORIGINAL JURISDICTION FULL COMMITTEE HEARINGS

a. Lobbying reform: Accountability through transparency

    On March 2, 2006, the Committee began a series of hearings 
on how the House could change its rules to provide greater 
transparency and accountability regarding the institution's 
interaction with outside groups and lobbyists.
    Testifying at the hearing were: (1) The Honorable Karen 
Haas, Clerk, U.S. House of Representatives; (2) The Honorable 
James Bacchus, Former Member of Congress, Chairman Global Trade 
Practice Group, Greenberg Traurig, LLP; (3) Dr. Thomas Mann, 
Ph.D., Senior Fellow Brookings Institution; (4) Mr. Paul 
Miller, President, American League of Lobbyists; (5) Dr. Norman 
Ornstein, Ph.D., Resident Scholar, American Enterprise 
Institute; (6) Dr. James Thurber, Ph.D., Distinguished 
Professor of Government and Director of the Center for 
Congressional and Presidential Studies, American University; 
and (7) Mr. Fred Wertheimer, President, Democracy 21.
    At the hearing, Members considered a range of issues, 
including: (1) how lobbying has changed over time; (2) whether 
the prosecution and guilty plea of Jack Abramoff is instructive 
to the House as it considers lobbying reform; (3) how the 
Office of the Clerk handles lobbying disclosure and reporting; 
(4) how the lobbying process can be made more transparent to 
the American people; (5) what issues were uncovered in the 
recent mandatory electronic filing of lobbying disclosure 
forms; (6) how the House and Senate lobbyist reporting systems 
can be streamlined and improved; (7) what the best options are 
for increasing enforcement of restrictions on lobbying; (8) how 
the referral process to the Department of Justice has worked in 
practice; and (9) whether there a need for lobbyists to 
increase standards within their profession, such as by 
expanding their existing code of conduct into a self-regulating 
organization (SRO).

b. Lobbying reform: Reforming the gift and travel rules

    On March 9, 2006, the Committee held a second day of 
hearings to continue its comprehensive review of lobbying 
matters. The hearing focused on the current gift and travel 
rules for the House of Representatives as well as ideas for 
their reform.
    Testifying at the hearing were: (1) The Honorable Mickey 
Edwards, Former Member of Congress, Director, Aspen Institute-
Rodel Fellowships in Public Leadership and Lecturer of Public & 
International Affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton 
University; (2) Mr. Robert Bauer, Firmwide Chair, Political Law 
Practice, Perkins Coie, LLP; (3) Mr. William Daroff, Vice 
President for Public Policy and Director of the Washington 
Office, United Jewish Communities; (4) Mr. Michael G. Franc, 
Vice President, Government Relations, The Heritage Foundation; 
(5) Mr. Robert Hynes, Principal, Colling Murphy Swift Hynes and 
Former Minority Counsel, House Rules Committee.
    At the hearing, Members considered a range of issues, 
including: (1) how lobbying has changed over time; (2) whether 
the current gift and travel rules protect the House, and its 
Members and employees, from situations which could give the 
appearance of impropriety; (3) whether the current gift and 
travel rules are understandable; (4) how the gift and travel 
rules could be made more clear; (5) how the current disclosure 
system for gifts could be improved; (6) whether it is in the 
public interest for Members and staff to travel on fact 
finding, educational, or charitable trips; (7) what parameters 
are necessary in order to protect from impropriety and the 
appearance of impropriety any privately funded travel; and (8) 
how the disclosure and approval systems for privately funded 
travel can be improved.

c. Lobbying reform: Accountability through transparency

    On March 30, 2006, the Committee held a third day of 
hearings to listen to the perspectives of current Members of 
the House of Representatives on H.R. 4975, the Lobbying 
Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006.
    Testifying at the hearing were the following current 
Members of Congress: (1) Mr. Shays; (2) Mr. Buyer; (3) Mrs. 
Wilson of New Mexico; (4) Mr. Kirk; (5) Mrs. Schmidt; (6) Mr. 
Obey; (7) Mr. Frank of Massachusetts; (8) Mr. Cardin; (9) Mr. 
Price of North Carolina; (10) Mr. Meehan; (11) Mr. Blumenauer; 
(12) Mr. Doggett; (13) Mr. Allen; (14) Mr. Baird; (15) Mr. 
Emanuel; and (16) Ms. Bean.

        3. ORIGINAL JURISDICTION MEASURES REPORTED OR DISCHARGED

a. Lobbying Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006 (H.R. 4975)

    Introduced by Mr. Dreier on March 16, 2006, this was the 
House Leadership's bill to provide greater accountability and 
transparency with respect to lobbying activities, to protect 
the institution of the legislative branch of government, and to 
maintain the First Amendment rights of all Americans to 
petition their government. The bill was referred to the 
Committees on the Judiciary, Rules, House Administration, 
Ethics, & Government Reform. The Committee held three original 
jurisdiction hearings on lobbying reform and received numerous 
suggestions from Members of Congress. The Committee on the 
Judiciary also held a Subcommittee hearing on this legislation. 
All of the committees of jurisdiction held markups of the bill 
during the week of April 3, 2006, and all of the committees 
ordered the bill favorably reported.
    H.R. 4975 improved the current disclosure regime under the 
Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995 to provide more complete 
disclosures regarding lobbying activity, and required that they 
be made electronically and rapidly made available in a 
searchable format on the Internet to ensure public access. The 
bill also vested audit authority over those disclosures in the 
House Inspector General; the first time anyone has been given a 
mandate to regularly review these disclosures for accuracy.
    The bill also made several improvements to the 
institutional functions of the House, including addressing 
potential conflicts arising from employment negotiations of 
Members, making an explicit prohibition on the linkage of 
official actions to partisan employment decisions by outside 
entities, and addressing potential problems in the current 
rules governing acceptance of gifts and privately funded travel 
by Members, officers, and employees of the House. The bill also 
included provisions addressing the potential for a Member 
convicted of certain felonies to face the loss of Government 
contributions to his or her Congressional pension. The bill 
also established a new regime for ethics training for House 
employees and ensures that the Committee on Standards of 
Official Conduct maintains up to date information regarding the 
rules and standards which comprise the ethical principles for 
conduct in the House.
    The bill additionally included a new rule requiring the 
disclosure of earmarks in a general appropriations bill, its 
report, or an accompanying conference report. Finally, the bill 
included provisions ensuring that so-called `527' organizations 
are subject to the same kinds of campaign finance regulations 
as other organizations.
    The Committee on Rules held its original jurisdiction 
markup of the H.R. 4975 on April 5, 2006. The Committee ordered 
H.R. 4975 favorably reported to the House as amended by a voice 
vote. The Committee filed H. Rept. 109-439, part 3, including 
Minority Views, with the House on April 25, 2006.
    At the markup, the following amendments were considered:
    (1) Mrs. Capito #1
    Summary: Amending the training provisions to provide for 
mandatory training for House employees and encouraging Members 
to receive ethics training.
    Disposition: Agreed to by voice vote.

    (1a) Mr. McGovern #1a
    Summary: 2nd degree amendment to Capito amendment #1. 
Striking provision authorizing the CAO to withhold the salaries 
of employees who do not complete mandatory ethics training.
    Disposition: Not agreed to by voice vote.

    (2) Mrs. Slaughter #2
    Summary: Requires an itemized list of any scope violations 
in the rule providing for consideration of a conference report 
(items that were not in either the House or Senate passed 
versions of the bill) and provides for a consideration point of 
order when this rule is violated and provides a motion to 
strike items that are beyond the scope of a conference.
    Disposition: Not agreed to by a record vote of 4-9.

    (3) Mr. Gingrey #3
    Summary: Amended the definition of earmark to capture 
earmarks to Federal programs.
    Disposition: Agreed to by voice vote.

    (4) Mrs. Slaughter #4
    Summary: Requires, whenever a recorded vote is held open 
for more than 30 minutes, that the Congressional Record include 
a log of the voting activity that occurs after that 30-minute 
time frame to show which Members voted after that time and 
which Members changed their votes during that period.
    Disposition: Not agreed to by a record vote of 4-9.

    (5) Mrs. Slaughter #5
    Summary: Creates a new Majority/Minority leader point of 
order that can be raised against consideration of a conference 
report where the integrity of the conference is in question.
    Disposition: Not agreed to by a record vote of 4-9.

    (6) Mrs. Slaughter #6
    Summary: Provides that staff on the Committee of Standards 
of Official Conduct can be dismissed only by an affirmative 
vote of the Standards Committee.
    Disposition: Not agreed to by a record vote of 4-9.

    (7) Mr. McGovern #7
    Summary: Provides that whenever a 3-day layover is waived 
against a conference report, it is in order for a Member to 
raise a point of order to determine whether the House will 
consider the conference report.
    Disposition: Not agreed to by a record vote of 4-9.

    (8) Mr. McGovern #8
    Summary: Regulates Member travel on private jets by 
requiring Members to pay full charter costs when using 
corporate jets for official travel and to disclose relevant 
information in the Congressional Record, including the owner or 
lessee of the aircraft and the other passengers on the flight.
    Disposition: Not agreed to by a record vote of 4-9.

    (9) Mr. McGovern #9
    Summary: Clarifies that the ``face value'' of a ticket for 
the purposes of section 304 means the cost of that ticket if a 
member of the general public were purchasing it.
    Disposition: Not agreed to by a record vote of 4-9.

    (10) Mr. Hastings of Florida #10
    Summary: Mandates public disclosure of which Members 
sponsor earmarks and disclosure of whether Members have a 
financial interest in the earmark. Earmarks include 
authorizations, appropriations, and tax provisions.
    Disposition: Not agreed to by voice vote.

    (11) Mr. Hastings of Florida #11
    Summary: Establishes a pre-approval and disclosure system 
through the Standards Committee for privately-funded travel.
    Disposition: Not agreed to by a record vote of 3-9.

    (12) Mrs. Matsui #12
    Summary: Requires a roll-call vote, in an open meeting, on 
the final version of a conference report.
    Disposition: Not agreed to by a record vote of 4-7.

    (13) Mrs. Matsui #13
    Summary: Uses actual time (24-hours as opposed to one 
legislative day) to determine how soon a rule can be called up 
on the House Floor after it is reported from the Rules 
Committee.
    Disposition: Not agreed to by a record vote of 4-8.

    The House of Representatives considered H.R. 4975 pursuant 
to a special rule (H. Res. 783) that provided for base text 
consisting of a Rules Committee Print dated April 21, 2006, 
modified by an amendment to be considered as adopted upon 
passage of the rule. The rule also provided for consideration 
of nine amendments and an hour of general debate in the 
Committee of the Whole. The House adopted H.R. 4975 by a vote 
of 217-213 on May 3, 2006. The Senate also passed its version 
of lobbying reform, S. 2349, which was adopted by a vote of 90-
8 on March 29, 2006.
    Subsequently, H.R. 4975, as passed House, was inserted into 
S. 2349 and S. 2349 as amended was sent to the Senate. The 
Senate disagreed to the House amendments, requested a 
conference, and appointed conferees. [The House and Senate did 
not reach agreement prior to the sine die adjournment of the 
109th Congress and the provisions were never enacted into law.]
    A section-by-section analysis of H.R. 4975 is as follows:
            Section 1. Short title; table of contents
    This section provides the short title of the bill, the 
Lobbying Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006, and 
provides a table of contents.

                 Title I--Enhancing Lobbying Disclosure

            Section 101. Quarterly filing of lobbying disclosure 
                    reports
    Section 101 amended section 5 of the Lobbying Disclosure 
Act of 1995 (`LDA') to provide for quarterly filing of reports 
under the Act, rather than the semiannual reporting requirement 
under existing law, and makes other conforming changes.
            Section 102. Electronic filing of lobbying registrations 
                    and disclosure reports
    Section 102 provided that registrations and reports 
mandated under the LDA must be filed electronically in addition 
to any other form that may be required by the Secretary of the 
Senate (Secretary) and the Clerk of the House (Clerk). The 
provision also permitted the Secretary and the Clerk to grant 
extensions for the time to file electronically if (1) the 
registrant files in every form required other than electronic, 
and (2) the Secretary or Clerk finds good cause to extend the 
due date upon a request by the registrant.
            Section 103. Public database of lobbying disclosure 
                    information
    This section mandated that the Secretary and the Clerk 
maintain a searchable, sortable, and downloadable electronic 
database freely available to the public over the Internet that 
includes the information contained in registrations and reports 
filed under the LDA and is searchable and sortable, at a 
minimum, by each of the major categories of information 
required in the registrations and reports. It also provided 
that registrations or reports received electronically by the 
Secretary or Clerk must be made available for public inspection 
over the Internet not later than 48 hours after they are 
received. Finally, it authorized such sums as may be necessary 
to carry out these provisions.
            Section 104. Disclosure by registered lobbyists of past 
                    executive branch and congressional employment
    Section 104 amended the LDA by extending the current 
requirement to disclose past Congressional and executive branch 
employment from the current 2 years to 7 years.
            Section 105. Disclosure of lobbyist contributions and gifts
    Section 105 required each registrant (and each political 
committee affiliated with or each employee listed as a lobbyist 
by that registrant) to report the recipient, date, and amount 
of each contribution made to a Federal candidate or 
officeholder, leadership PAC, political party committee, or 
other political committee, so long as that contribution must be 
reported to the Federal Election Commission.
    The section also required the reporting of any gifts given 
to a covered legislative branch official which counts toward 
the cumulative annual limit for gifts under the Rules of the 
House of Representatives.
            Section 106. Increased penalty for failure to comply with 
                    lobbying disclosure requirements
    This section increased the civil penalties under the LDA 
from a maximum of $50,000 to $100,000.

                  Title II--Slowing the Revolving Door

            Section 201. Notification of post-employment restrictions
    This section amended the post-employment restrictions 
contained in section 207(e) of title 18, United States Code, to 
direct the Clerk, in consultation with the Committee on 
Standards of Official Conduct, to inform a Member, officer, or 
employee who is subject to the post-employment restrictions on 
lobbying contacts contained in that section of the beginning 
and ending dates of the restriction. The Clerk must also inform 
each office of the House to which the restriction applies of 
the restriction as well.
            Section 202. Disclosure by Members of the House of 
                    Representatives of employment negotiations
    Section 202 amended the Code of Official Conduct contained 
in rule XXIII of the Rules of the House of Representatives to 
require that once a Member, Delegate, or Resident Commissioner 
begins negotiating compensation for prospective employment (or 
has any other arrangement concerning prospective employment 
that creates a conflict of interest or the appearance of a 
conflict of interest), he or she must file a statement with the 
Committee on Standards of Official Conduct disclosing the 
negotiations within 5 days after commencing the negotiation. 
The section also provided that the Member, Delegate, or 
Resident Commissioner should refrain from voting on any 
legislative measure pending before the House or its committees 
if the negotiation may create a conflict of interest.
            Section 203. Wrongly influencing, on a partisan basis, an 
                    entity's employment decisions or practices
    Section 203 amended the Code of Conduct to explicitly 
restate the existing standards of conduct for Members, 
officers, and employees of the House that it is improper to 
condition the taking or withholding of an official act, or 
influence or offer or threaten to influence, the official act 
of another, in return for a private or public entity's 
employment decision or practice based on partisan political 
affiliation.

  Title III--Suspension of Privately Funded Travel; Curbing Lobbyist 
                                 Gifts

            Section 301. Suspension of privately-funded travel
    Section 301 provided that, notwithstanding the exceptions 
described in clause 5 of rule XXV of the Rules of the House, no 
Member, Delegate, Resident Commissioner, officer or employee of 
the House may accept a gift of travel from any private source.
            Section 302. Recommendations from the Committee on 
                    Standards of Official Conduct on gifts and travel
    Section 302 directed the Committee on Standards of Official 
Conduct to report its recommendations on changes to rule XXV of 
the Rules of the House (regarding acceptance of gifts and 
travel) to the Committee on Rules on or before December 15, 
2006. In reporting its recommendations, the Committee on 
Standards was directed to consider a number of issues, 
including whether the current rules protect Members, officers, 
and employees from the appearance of impropriety, the degree to 
which privately-funded travel meets the representational needs 
of Members, officers, and employees, the sources and methods of 
funding for privately-funded travel, the adequacy of the 
current system of approval and disclosure of privately-funded 
travel, the degree to which the current exceptions to the 
prohibition on the acceptance of gifts contained in rule XXV 
meet the representational and personal needs of the House, its 
Members, officers, and employees, the clarity of the limitation 
and its exceptions, and the suitability of the current dollar 
limitations contained in the rule. On May 10, 2006 the 
Committee on Standards of Official Conduct issued an advisory 
memorandum on the Interim Process for Voluntary Certification 
of Privately Funded Travel. In the memorandum, the Committee 
stated ``Until the enactment of H.R. 4975 or a conference 
report requiring a similar certification, Members, officers, 
and employees may continue to accept privately sponsored travel 
that complies with the existing requirements of House Rule XXV, 
clause 5(b), as there currently is no requirement for pre-
travel certification.'' However, in recognition that many 
Members and staff have already made plans to travel between now 
and such time when the House may act on travel recommendations 
proposed by the Committee, the Committee has determined 
voluntarily to review and certify privately funded travel 
offered to Members, officers, and employees in connection with 
official duties, if the private sponsor of any such trip seeks 
such certification.'' The memorandum then set out the process 
by which private sponsors could obtain certification from the 
Committee on Standards of Official Conduct for specific trips. 
The certification process was done on a voluntary basis and the 
memorandum further stated ``Finally, as explained above, the 
certification process we are offering is a voluntary one, but 
it is one that we believe will benefit Members, officers, and 
employees considering whether to accept an offer of travel from 
a private source. Acceptance of travel from a private travel 
sponsor who has not received certification will not in itself 
constitute a violation of House rules.''
            Section 303. Prohibiting registered lobbyists on corporate 
                    flights
    Section 303 amended the LDA to prohibit a registered 
lobbyist from traveling as a passenger or crew member aboard 
the flight of an aircraft not licensed by the Federal Aviation 
Administration to operate for compensation or hire and which is 
owned by the client of a lobbyist or lobbying firm when a 
Member, officer, or employee of the House is also a passenger 
or crew member on the same flight.
            Section 304. Valuation of tickets to sporting and 
                    entertainment events
    This section amended rule XXV of the Rules of the House to 
provide that, for purposes of valuation under that rule, a gift 
of a ticket to a sporting or entertainment event must be valued 
at the face value of the ticket, except that when the ticket 
does not have a face value, it must be valued at the highest 
cost of a ticket with a face value for the event.

            Title IV--Oversight of Lobbying and Enforcement

            Section 401. Audits of lobbying reports by House Inspector 
                    General
    This section authorized the Office of the Inspector General 
of the House of Representatives to have access to all 
registrations and reports received by the Clerk of the House 
under the LDA. Further, the Inspector General was directed to 
conduct random audits of that information as necessary to 
ensure compliance with the Act. The section also granted the 
Inspector General the authority to refer violations of the LDA 
to the Department of Justice. The Committee noted that clause 
6(a)(5) of rule II of the Rules of the House already granted 
the Inspector General the authority to refer ``information 
involving possible violations by a Member, Delegate, Resident 
Commissioner, officer, or employee of the House of any rule of 
the House or of any law applicable to the performance of 
official duties or the discharge of official responsibilities'' 
to the Committee on Standards of Official Conduct. The 
Committee expected that the Office of the Inspector General 
would exercise this authority if it found any potential 
violations during the audit process authorized by this section.
            Section 402. House Inspector General review and annual 
                    reports
    Subsection (a) required that the Inspector General of the 
House review on an ongoing basis the effectiveness of the 
activities carried out by the Clerk under section 6 of the LDA, 
and whether the Clerk had all of the necessary authority and 
resources for effective oversight and compliance of the Act. 
Subsection (b) required that the Inspector General submit an 
annual report on the review, including any recommendations for 
improvements.

                     Title V--Institutional Reforms

            Section 501. Earmarking reform
    This section provided a special order of the House 
providing that it would not be in order to consider (1) a 
general appropriation bill unless the bill included a list of 
earmarks in the bill or in the report to accompany the bill, 
including the name of any Member who submitted a request to the 
Committee on Appropriations for an earmark included in the 
list, or (2) the conference report accompanying a general 
appropriation bill unless the joint explanatory statement of 
managers accompanying that conference report included a list of 
earmarks, including the name of any Member who submitted a 
request to the Committee on Appropriations for an earmark 
included in the list, which were not committed to conference by 
either House or were not in the report accompanying the House 
or Senate bills. If a rule waived the application of this order 
to a conference report, a point of order would lie against the 
rule.
    Disposition of the point of order against the bill (or 
against the rule in the case of a conference report) would be 
as a question of consideration put by the Chair, and be 
debatable for 20 minutes, equally divided between a proponent 
and opponent.
    The section defined an ``earmark'' as a provision in either 
legislative or report language providing or recommending a 
specific amount of discretionary budget authority to a non-
Federal entity, if that entity was specifically identified in 
the bill or report, or if the budget authority was allocated 
outside of the normal formula-driven or competitive bidding 
process and was targeted or directed to an identifiable person, 
State, or Congressional district. The definition also described 
the treatment of government sponsored enterprises, Federal 
facilities, Federal lands, Indian tribes, foreign governments, 
and intergovernmental international organizations.
            Section 502. Mandatory ethics training for House employees
    This section amended rule II of the Rules of the House to 
prohibit the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) from paying 
compensation to an employee of the House when the Committee on 
Standards of Official Conduct had determined that the employee 
was not in compliance with the regulations regarding mandatory 
ethics training issued pursuant to clause 3(r) of rule XI. The 
Committee anticipated that this provision will be rarely used, 
and that the Committee on Standards of Official Conduct would 
make every effort to bring the employee in question into 
compliance with the regulations prior to making the 
determination described in this provision.
    It also amended rule XI to direct the Committee on 
Standards of Official Conduct to establish a mandatory program 
of regular ethics training for employees of the House. The 
regulations would provide that each employee of the House must 
complete ethics training offered by the Committee on Standards 
of Official Conduct at least once during each Congress. 
Employees hired after the adoption of the regulations would 
complete the training within 30 days of being hired. 
Furthermore, the requirement was tolled for any employee who 
worked in a Member's district office until 30 days after that 
office is notified that the training is available over the 
Internet.
    Upon the completion of training, each employee was required 
to file a written certification with the Committee on Standards 
of Official Conduct that the employee has completed the 
required ethics training and is familiar with the contents of 
any publications designated by the Standards Committee. 
Employees were defined as any individual whose compensation was 
disbursed by the CAO, but specifically did not include a 
Member, Delegate, or Resident Commissioner.
    While the Committee recognized that a mandatory requirement 
for the ethics training of Members have been construed as a 
qualification of service that could raise Constitutional 
questions, the Committee believed that ethics training for 
Members is vitally important so that they know and understand 
the rules and laws applicable to their service. To that end, 
the section also directed the Committee on Standards of 
Official Conduct to establish a program of regular ethics 
training for Members, Delegates, and the Resident Commissioner 
similar to the program established for employees of the House, 
and encourage Member participation in the program.
            Section 503. Biennial publication of ethics manual
    This section required that, not later than 120 days after 
the enactment of the legislation, and one time in each Congress 
thereafter, the Committee on Standards of Official Conduct 
publish an up-to-date ethics manual for Members, officers, and 
employees of the House and make the manual available to those 
individuals. It further provided that the Standards Committee 
has a duty to keep all Members, officers, and employees of the 
House apprised of current rulings or advisory opinions when 
those rulings or opinions constitute changes to or 
interpretations of current policies.

             Title VI--Reform of Section 527 Organizations

            Section 601. Short title
    This section provided that the short title of this title, 
the 527 Reform Act of 2006.
            Section 602. Treatment of section 527 organizations
    This section amends the Federal Election Campaign Act of 
1971 (FECA; 2 U.S.C. 431 et seq.) to require 527 groups to 
register as political committees with the Federal Election 
Commission (FEC) and comply with Federal campaign finance laws, 
unless they raise and spend money exclusively in connection 
with non-Federal candidate elections, State or local ballot 
initiatives, or the nomination or confirmation of individuals 
to non-elected offices, such as judicial positions. The bill 
provided a narrow exception for 527 groups whose annual 
receipts are less than $25,000, or whose activities are related 
exclusively to State or local elections or ballot initiatives. 
However, this exception did not apply if a 527 group spends 
more then $1,000 (aggregate) to transmit a public communication 
that promotes, supports, attacks, or opposes a Federal 
candidate in the year prior to a Federal election, or spends 
more than $1,000 (aggregate) to conduct any voter drive 
activities in connection with an election in which a Federal 
candidate appears on the ballot. However, the bill made further 
exceptions for groups that make voter drive disbursements with 
respect to elections in only one State, make no references or 
contributions to Federal candidates, or have no Federal 
candidates, officeholders, or national political parties 
control or materially participate in the direction of the 
organization, solicit contributions, or direct disbursements.
    This section also provided that 527 groups registered as 
political committees can only use Federal hard money 
contributions to finance ads that promote or attack Federal 
candidates, regardless of whether the ads expressly advocate 
the election or defeat of the candidate.
            Section 603. Rules for allocation of expenses between 
                    Federal and non-Federal activities
    This section generally sets forth rules for allocation and 
funding for certain expenses relating to Federal and non-
Federal activities of political committees. When a Federal 
political committee makes expenditures for voter mobilization 
activities or public communications that affect both Federal 
and non-Federal elections, at least 50% of the costs of those 
activities would have to be paid for with Federal hard money 
contributions. Further, at least 50% of administrative and 
fundraising expenses must be paid with funds from a Federal 
account (not including fundraising solicitations or any other 
activity that constitutes a public communication).
    With regard to the non-Federal funds that can be used to 
finance a portion of voter mobilization activities and public 
communications that affect both Federal and non-Federal 
elections, those funds must come from individuals only and must 
be in amounts of not more than $25,000 per year per individual 
donor. National political parties and Federal candidates are 
prohibited from soliciting funds for these non-Federal 
accounts. [This is similar to the provision in the Bipartisan 
Campaign Reform Act of 2002 that placed a limit on the size of 
a non-Federal contribution that can be spent by State parties 
on activities affecting both Federal and non-Federal elections. 
$25,000 is the same amount that an individual can contribute to 
a national political party. An individual can give only $5,000 
per year to a Federal political committee to influence Federal 
elections.] The section also required that 527s must report all 
receipts and disbursements from a qualified non-Federal 
account.
    Finally, the provision directed the FEC to promulgate 
regulations within 180 days to implement these provisions and 
establishes the effective date as 180 days after the date of 
enactment of the legislation.
            Section 604. Repeal of limit on amount of party 
                    expenditures on behalf of candidates in general 
                    elections
    This section repealed the limit on expenditures coordinated 
between party committees and their candidates contained in 
section 315(d) of FECA.
            Section 605. Construction
    This provision specifically provided that nothing in the 
language of this title be construed as approving, ratifying, or 
endorsing a FEC regulation, establishing, modifying, or 
otherwise affecting the IRS's definition of a political 
organization, or affecting whether a 501(c) organization should 
be considered a political committee.
            Section 606. Judicial review
    This section established certain special rules for actions 
brought on constitutional grounds. Those actions (1) must be 
filed in United States District Court for the District of 
Columbia and be heard by a 3-judge panel; (2) a copy of the 
complaint must be delivered to the Clerk of the House and the 
Secretary of the Senate; and (3) a final decision in the 
actions is only reviewable by direct appeal to the Supreme 
Court. This section also provided that Members of Congress have 
the right to intervene either in support or opposition to the 
position of a party to the case regarding the constitutionality 
of the provision or amendment and any Member may bring an 
action for declaratory or injunctive relief to challenge the 
constitutionally of any provision of the title.
            Section 607. Severability
    This section provided that, should any part of this title, 
or amendment made by this title, be held to be 
unconstitutional, the remainder of the title and amendments 
made by the title will remain unaffected.

              Title VII--Forfeiture of Retirement Benefits

            Section 701. Loss of pensions accrued during service as a 
                    Member of Congress for abusing the public trust
    This section amended section 8332 of title 5, United States 
Code, to provide that a Member of Congress, if convicted of 
bribery or acting as an agent of a foreign government 
(including the associated conspiracy charges), would lose those 
contributions made by the government to their Congressional 
pension. The provision also authorized the Office of Personnel 
Management to promulgate regulations to carry out the section, 
including regulations providing for the payment of the full 
amount of the pension to the spouse or children of the Member 
to the extent deemed necessary given the totality of the 
circumstances.

b. To eliminate floor privileges and access to Member exercise 
        facilities for registered lobbyists who are former Members or 
        officers of the House (H. Res. 648).

    Introduced by Mr. Dreier on January 31, 2006, this special 
order of business eliminated, for the remainder of the 109th 
Congress, floor privileges and access to Member exercise 
facilities for registered lobbyists who were former Members or 
officers of the House. H. Res. 648 was referred to the 
Committees on Rules and on House Administration. No hearings 
were held on the legislation. The Committee on Rules marked up 
H. Res. 648 on January 31, 2006, and ordered it favorably 
reported, without amendment, by voice vote. The Committee filed 
H. Rept. 109-369 with the House on January 31, 2006.
    Prior to adoption of H. Res. 648, clause 2(a)(15) of rule 
IV of the Rules of the House of Representatives for the 109th 
Congress authorized the admission of former Members, Delegates, 
and Resident Commissioners, former Parliamentarians of the 
House, elected officers, and minority officer nominees to the 
Hall of the House or the rooms leading thereto. That rule 
limited the privilege when such a person: (1) has a ``direct 
personal or pecuniary interest in any legislative measure 
pending before the House or reported by a committee'' or (2) 
are employed by an entity for the purpose of influencing the 
legislative work of the House. However, given the need to 
maintain the integrity of the House and its proceedings--and 
the need to prevent even the appearance of impropriety--the 
Committee believed that it was necessary to tighten the rules 
and regulations governing the access of former Members to the 
Floor and other exclusive facilities of the House.
    On February 1, 2006, the House of Representative considered 
H. Res. 648 under suspension of the rules and adopted the 
legislation by a vote of 379-50, with one Member voting 
present.
    A section-by section analysis of H. Res. 648 is as follows:
            Section 1. Floor privileges of former members and officers
    Clause 4(a) of rule IV of the Rules of the House of 
Representatives limits the privilege of access to the Hall of 
the House granted to former Members, Delegates, or Resident 
Commissioners, former Parliamentarians of the House, or former 
elected officers of the House or former minority employees 
nominated as elected officers of the House in clause 2(a) when 
that person has a direct personal or pecuniary interest in 
pending legislation or is in the employ of an entity attempting 
to influence the consideration of a legislative proposal. This 
section amended clause 4(a) to clarify that former Members, 
Delegates, or Resident Commissioners, former Parliamentarians 
of the House, or former elected officers of the House or former 
minority employees nominated as elected officers of the House 
do not have the privilege of the Hall of the House when that 
person is a registered lobbyist or agent of a foreign 
principal. The amended rule also retained the current 
restrictions against access if a person has a direct personal 
or pecuniary interest in pending legislation or is in the 
employ of an entity attempting to influence the consideration 
of a legislative proposal.
    In addition, clause 4(b) of rule IV authorizes the Speaker 
to promulgate regulations to exempt certain ceremonial or 
educational functions from the restrictions of the clause, such 
as a joint meeting to receive a message from a foreign Head of 
State, a tour when the House is not in session, or Former 
Member's Day. The Committee anticipated that the Clerk of the 
House would assist the Sergeant-at-Arms in carrying out the 
provisions of this section.
            Section 2. Prohibiting access to member exercise facilities 
                    for lobbyists who are former members or officers
    Section 2 prohibited the House from providing access to any 
exercise facility which is made available exclusively to 
Members, former Members, officers, and former officers of the 
House of Representatives, and their spouses to any former 
Member, former officer, or spouse who is a registered lobbyist 
or an agent of a foreign principal. Further, it directed the 
Committee on House Administration to promulgate regulations to 
carry out this section.

c. The Legislative Line Item Veto Act (H.R. 4890)

    H.R. 4890 was introduced by Mr. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin on 
March 7, 2006 and was referred to the Committee on the Budget 
and the Committee on Rules. On March 15, 2006, the Rules 
Subcommittee on Legislative and the Budget Process held a 
hearing on H.R. 4890 and received testimony from Mr. Paul Ryan 
of Wisconsin, and from Mr. Jerry Lewis, Chairman of the 
Committee on Appropriations. Mr. Joel Kaplan, the then Deputy 
Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and Mr. 
Donald B. Marron, the Acting Director of the Congressional 
Budget Office (CBO) also appeared before the Subcommittee.
    H.R. 4890, the Legislative Line Item Veto Act of 2006, 
builds on all previous efforts to strengthen and expedite the 
rescission process, refining the terms and practices and 
correcting the flaws. Unlike the Line Item Veto Act of 1996, 
this proposal has been adjudged by legal experts to be 
constitutional by adhering to the presentment clause of article 
I, section 7 of the Constitution. It keeps legislative and 
budgetary authority in Congress. Although it requires Congress 
to vote on the President's proposed rescissions, it assures 
that no law changes unless and until Congress votes to change 
it.
    Specifically, H.R. 4890, amends the Congressional Budget 
and Impoundment Control Act of 1974 (2 U.S.C. 621 et seq.) to 
provide a new expedited procedure for considering Presidential 
proposals to cancel specified discretionary budget authority, 
items of direct spending, or targeted tax benefits (defined as 
any provisions of a revenue bill that provide a Federal tax 
benefit to only one beneficiary) in newly enacted legislation 
and for Congressional consideration of such proposals. Under 
the bill, the President would transmit a special message to 
both Houses of Congress specifying the project or governmental 
functions involved, the reasons for the proposed cancellations, 
and--to the extent practicable--the estimated fiscal, economic, 
and budgetary effect of the action. The Congress could then 
approve or disapprove the President's proposals in legislation. 
(If approved, any such proposed cancellations would then become 
law.)
    Under H.R. 4890, the President could submit up to five 
special messages for most acts and joint resolutions, and up to 
10 special messages for reconciliation or omnibus appropriation 
acts. A message would have to be transmitted to the Congress 
within 45 calendar days of enactment of the legislation 
containing the items proposed for cancellation. Within five 
days of receiving a special message, the majority leaders of 
the House and Senate (or their designees) would be required to 
introduce a bill or joint resolution to approve the proposed 
cancellations; that approval bill would be considered under 
expedited procedures. H.R. 4890 also would amend the 
Congressional Budget Act to require that CBO prepare an 
estimate of savings in budget authority and outlays resulting 
from any cancellations proposed by the President. Additionally, 
the President could withhold discretionary budget authority 
proposed for cancellation and suspend items of direct spending 
and targeted tax benefits for 45 days from the date on which a 
special message is transmitted. For each such transmittal, the 
Government Accountability Office would be required to submit a 
report to the Congress indicating whether any delay in 
obligation of discretionary authority, suspension of a direct 
spending item, or suspension of a targeted tax benefit 
continued after the President's authority to suspend them 
expired.
    The Committee on Rules met on June 15, 2006 in open 
session. A motion offered by Mr. Lincoln Diaz-Balart, to 
favorably report H.R. 4890, the Legislative Line Item Veto Act 
of 2006, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute, 
consisting of the text of the bill as reported by the Committee 
on the Budget on June 14, 2006, was agreed to by a record vote 
of 8 to 4. On June 21, 2006 the Committee on Rules reported by 
voice vote, H. Res. 866, a closed rule, providing for the 
consideration of H.R. 4890. The rule provided one hour of 
debate in the House and waived all points of order against 
consideration of the bill. The rule provided that the amendment 
in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on 
the Budget, modified by a Mr. Ryan manager's amendment which 
added language clarifying that any trust fund or special fund 
amounts canceled shall be returned to the fund from which they 
were originally derived, not the General Fund, be considered as 
adopted. Finally, the rule waived all points of order against 
the bill, as amended and provided one motion to recommit with 
or without instructions. No amendments were offered during 
committee consideration. On June 22, 2006 the House passed H.R. 
4890 by a vote of 247 to 172.

d. To establish the Select Bipartisan Committee to Investigate the 
        Preparation for and Response to Hurricane Katrina (H. Res. 437)

    Rules Committee Chairman David Dreier (R-CA) introduced 
House Resolution 437, to establish the Select Bipartisan 
Committee to Investigate the Preparation for and Response to 
Hurricane Katrina, on September 14, 2005. The measure was 
referred to the Committee on Rules and additionally the 
Committee on House Administration. On Wednesday, September 14, 
2005, the Committee on Rules held a full committee markup of 
the resolution, and favorably reported the resolution without 
amendment by a record vote of 9 to 4. The Committee on House 
Administration subsequently discharged the measure from its 
committee. Immediately following the full committee markup, the 
Rules Committee considered the rule for H. Res. 437. During 
consideration of the rule, an amendment was offered to the 
resolution by Ranking Member Louise Slaughter which would have 
made in order H.R. 3764, sponsored by Representative Alcee 
Hastings (D-FL), as a substitute to H. Res. 437. After 
defeating the amendment by a record vote of 4 to 9, the motion 
to report a closed rule offered by Representative Lincoln Diaz-
Balart was adopted by a record vote of 9 to 4. On September 15, 
2005, the full House adopted H. Res. 439, the rule for H. Res. 
437, by a record vote of 221 to 193, and subsequently adopted 
H. Res. 437 by a record vote of 224 to 188.
    Hurricane Katrina formed in late August of 2005 and caused 
massive devastation along much of the north-central Gulf Coast 
of the United States. Katrina was the costliest and one of the 
deadliest hurricanes in the history of the United States, the 
sixth-strongest Atlantic hurricane ever recorded and the third-
strongest land-falling U.S. hurricane on record. Through the 
establishment of the Select Bipartisan Committee to Investigate 
the Preparation for and Response to Hurricane Katrina, the 
House was given the tools necessary to move forward in a 
bipartisan, bicameral way to fully investigate the response to 
Hurricane Katrina at all levels of government and do so in a 
manner which will minimize any negative impact on the ongoing 
recovery efforts in the region.
    H. Res. 437 created a select bipartisan committee in the 
House to investigate the preparation for and response to 
Hurricane Katrina. The resolution provided that the select 
committee shall be composed of 20 Members appointed by the 
Speaker, of whom 9 shall be appointed after consultation with 
the Minority Leader, and of whom one shall be designated by the 
Speaker as chairman. The resolution provided that the Speaker 
and the Minority Leader shall be ex officio members of the 
select committee but shall have no vote in the select committee 
and may not be counted for purposes of determining a quorum. 
The resolution also provided that the Speaker and the Minority 
Leader each may designate a leadership staff member to assist 
in their capacity as ex officio members, with the same access 
to select committee meetings, hearings, briefings, and 
materials as employees of the select committee and subject to 
the same security clearance and confidentiality requirements as 
staff of the select committee.
    The resolution authorized and directed the select committee 
to conduct a full and complete investigation and study and to 
report its findings to the House no later than February 15, 
2006. The resolution directed the committee to investigate the 
development, coordination, and execution by local, State, and 
Federal authorities of emergency response plans and other 
activities in preparation for Hurricane Katrina, and the local, 
State, and Federal government response to Hurricane Katrina.
    The resolution provided that rule XI, regarding procedures 
of committees, shall apply to the select committee, including 
clause 2(j)(1) of rule XI, guaranteeing the minority additional 
witnesses, and clause 2(m)(3) of rule XI, providing for the 
authority to subpoena witnesses and documents. H. Res. 437 
authorized the chairman of the select committee, in conducting 
the investigation and study described in section 3 of the 
resolution, to consult with the chairman of a Senate committee 
conducting a parallel investigation and study regarding meeting 
jointly to receive testimony, the scheduling of hearings or 
issuance of subpoenas, and joint staff interviews of key 
witnesses.
    The resolution provided that the select committee may 
utilize the services of the staff of the House to the greatest 
extent practicable. The resolution provided that staff of the 
House or a joint committee may be detailed to the select 
committee to carry out this resolution and shall be deemed to 
be staff of the select committee, at the request of the 
chairman in consultation with the ranking minority member. The 
resolution provided that the chairman, upon consultation with 
the ranking minority member, may employ and fix the 
compensation of such staff as the chairman considers necessary 
to carry out the resolution. The resolution also authorized the 
payment of $500,000 out of the applicable accounts of the House 
for the expenses of the select committee. The resolution 
provided that such payments shall be made on vouchers signed by 
the chairman and approved in the manner directed by the 
Committee on House Administration, and that amounts made 
available by the resolution shall be expended in accordance 
with regulations prescribed by the Committee on House 
Administration.
    H. Res. 437 provided that the select committee shall cease 
to exist 30 days after filing the report required under section 
3 of the resolution, and that upon dissolution of the select 
committee, the records of the select committee shall become the 
records of any committee designated by the Speaker.
    Finally, the resolution provided that the Select Bipartisan 
Committee was authorized to conduct an investigation to review 
the development, coordination, and execution by local, State, 
and Federal authorities of emergency response plans and other 
activities in preparation for Hurricane Katrina, as well as the 
local, State, and Federal government response to the hurricane. 
The Select Bipartisan Committee was charged with investigating 
how each entity worked together, and what can be done in the 
future to ensure the smooth functioning of these entities 
during another disaster. With these responsibilities, the 
Select Bipartisan Committee was directed to conduct a thorough 
investigation into the apparent failures that occurred in the 
wake of Hurricane Katrina and the events that precipitated 
those failures.

e. Providing for earmarking reform in the House of Representatives (H. 
        Res. 1000)

    Mr. Dreier introduced H. Res. 1000, a resolution providing 
for earmarking reform in the House of Representatives, for 
himself and 55 other cosponsors, on September 13, 2006. This 
resolution closely matched language contained in section 501 of 
H.R. 4975 as passed by the House.
    The Committee on Rules met in open session and ordered H. 
Res. 1000 favorably reported to the House by a voice vote on 
September 13, 2006. The Committee also reported a rule 
providing for its consideration (H. Res. 1003), which provided 
for the adoption of H. Res. 1000, as reported by the Committee 
on Rules, upon the adoption of H. Res. 1003. The rule was 
considered on the House Floor on September 14, 2006, and was 
adopted by a record vote of 245 yeas and 171 nays.
    H. Res. 1000 provided a special order of the House 
prohibiting consideration of a bill, unless the report to 
accompany the bill includes a list of earmarks in the bill or 
its report, including the name of any Member who submitted a 
request to the committee for an earmark included in the list, 
or the conference report accompanying a bill, unless the joint 
explanatory statement of managers accompanying that conference 
report includes a list of earmarks, including the name of any 
Member who submitted a request to the committee for an earmark 
included in the list, which were not committed to conference by 
either House or were not in the report accompanying the House 
or Senate bills. If a rule waived the application of this order 
with respect to a conference report, a point of order laid 
against the rule.
    Consideration of a tax measure (or a conference report to 
accompany such a bill) was prohibited where the Joint Committee 
on Taxation identified a tax earmark, or failed to provide a 
required analysis regarding tax earmarks, unless the joint 
explanatory statement of managers accompanying that conference 
report included a list of earmarks, including the name of any 
Member who submitted a request to the committee for an earmark 
included in the list, which were not committed to conference by 
either House or were not in the report accompanying the House 
or Senate bills.
    Disposition of the point of order against the bill (or 
against the rule in the case of a conference report) was as the 
question of consideration put by the Chair, debatable for 30 
minutes, equally divided between the Member raising the point 
of order and an opponent. However, if the point of order was 
made on the basis that the committee report or joint statement 
of managers failed to contain the applicable analysis of the 
Joint Committee on Taxation or accompanying list, the point of 
order was not debatable. With regard to a conference report to 
accompany a bill containing a tax measure which contains an 
analysis from the Joint Committee on Taxation, the maker of the 
point of order was required to specify the precise language of 
the rule or order and any pertinent analysis by the Joint 
Committee on Taxation contained in the joint statement of 
managers.
    Finally, the resolution defined certain terms, including 
``earmark'', and ``tax earmark''.

                   V. ACTIVITIES OF THE SUBCOMMITTEES


  A. Activities of the 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 109th Congress, the Subcommittee maintained its 
previous complement of seven Members, 5 majority and 2 
minority. Chaired by Rep. Lincoln Diaz-Balart of Florida,the 
Subcommittee members included Pete Sessions of Texas (Vice 
Chairman), Rob Bishop of Utah, Phil Gingrey of Georgia, David 
Dreier of California, Alcee Hastings of Florida (Ranking 
Member), and Louise Slaughter of New York.
    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 continues to exercise 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, five resolutions, 23 bills and one joint resolution 
were referred to the Subcommittee for its consideration and 
review.

             2. SUMMARY OF ACTIVITIES IN THE 109TH CONGRESS

    The 109th Congress saw heightened attention paid to the 
fiscal solvency of the United States. Appropriation and 
authorization reform dominated proposed action on budget 
policy. With the additional attention to spending, members 
increased the focus on the budget process, introducing 29 bills 
or resolutions referred to the Subcommittee on Legislative and 
Budget Process, proposing changes to the Congressional Budget 
Act of 1974 and the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit 
Control Act of 1985.
    During the second session of the 109th, Congress focused on 
one specific proposal, the Legislative Line-Item Veto. This 
legislation was the focus of a hearing by the Subcommittee on 
March 15, 2006 and a mark-up session was held by the full Rules 
Committee on June 19, 2006.

a. A comparative study of international multi-year budgeting

    On July 27, 2005, the Subcommittee on Legislative and 
Budget Process held a hearing to study the possible effects of 
multi-year or biennial budgeting. This process has been a topic 
of possible reform since 1977 in the United States while 21 
states currently employ some form of multi-year budgeting. The 
Subcommittee used expert witnesses familiar with the multi-year 
budgeting processes in the United Kingdom and Germany to 
compare those processes with those in the United States.
    The Subcommittee received testimony on the first panel from 
Dr. Adam S. Posen, Senior Fellow at the Institute for 
International Economics on the German budget system and Mr. 
Barry Anderson from the Organization for Economic Co-operation 
and Development on the British budget system. Both witnesses 
testified concerning the specific duration of budget processes 
in the United Kingdom and Germany which utilize medium and 
long-term planning to determine annual spending priorities.
    Testimony was then taken from Mr. Robert M. McNab, a 
Professor of Economics at the Naval Post Graduate School and 
Ms. Maya C. MacGuineas, the President of the Committee for a 
Responsible Federal Budget. At that time, the effectiveness of 
a 2-5 year budget projection was discussed by the witnesses and 
members of the Subcommittee. The hearing was an effective tool 
to learn the advantages and disadvantages of the multi-year 
budget approach to Federal spending and planning.

b. H.R. 4890--The Legislative Line-Item Veto Act of 2006

    On March 7, 2006, Representative Paul Ryan (R-WI) 
introduced H.R. 4890, the Legislative Line-Item Veto Act of 
2006. The bill was based on a proposal by the Administration to 
create an expedited process for considering rescission packages 
submitted by the Executive Branch. The Subcommittee last held 
hearings on this topic under Chairman Porter Goss on July 30, 
1999. Due to the action in the House during the 109th Congress, 
it was viewed as important to revisit the issue from the 
analytical perspective of the new proposal.
    The Subcommittee received testimony from several expert 
witnesses including, Representative Paul Ryan (sponsor of the 
legislation), Mr. Joel D. Kaplan (Deputy Director, Office of 
Management and Budget), Appropriations Committee Chairman Jerry 
Lewis (R-CA), and Mr. Donald B. Marron (Acting Director of the 
Congressional Budget Office).
    Testimony during the hearing focused on two important 
topics: the effect of the legislation on checks and balances 
between the Legislative and Executive Branches, and possible 
changes to the legislation to allow for more flexibility while 
considering rescission packages by the Congress. Conclusions 
from the hearing, including proposed changes, were incorporated 
into the legislation before it was considered by the full House 
on June 22, 2006. The legislation was reported by the Rules 
Committee under a closed rule and was passed by the House on a 
vote of 247-172. The Senate declined to consider the bill 
during the 109th Congress.
    The Rules Committee's efforts reflected the bipartisan 
interest among Members of Congress to examine the current 
budget process. The Subcommittee anticipates that the 110th 
Congress will provide additional opportunities to investigate 
these various types of budget process reforms.

 3. LEGISLATION REFERRED TO THE SUBCOMMITTEE ON LEGISLATIVE AND BUDGET 
                                PROCESS

House resolutions

    H. Res. 524: Representative Brown of Ohio, October 28, 
2006. A resolution amending the Rules of the House of 
Representatives to impose limitations respecting certain 
legislation that affects the economy, and for other purposes.
    H. Res. 690: Representative Conaway of Texas, February 16, 
2006. A resolution amending the Rules of the House of 
Representatives to curtail the growth of Government programs.
    H. Res. 903: Representative Chocola of Indiana, June 29, 
2006. A resolution repealing rule XXVII of the Rules of the 
House of Representatives relating to the statutory limit on the 
public debt.
    H. Res. 975: Representative King of Iowa, July 28, 2006. A 
resolution amending the Rules of the House of Representatives 
to require that rescission bills always be considered under 
open rules every year, and for other purposes.
    H. Res. 1060: Representative Conaway of Texas, September 
29, 2006. A resolution amending the Rules of the House of 
Representatives to require the reduction of section 302(b) 
suballocations to reflect floor amendments to general 
appropriation bills.

House bills

    H.R. 116: Representative Holt of New Jersey, January 4, 
2005. A bill to amend the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 to 
preserve all budget surpluses until legislation is enacted 
significantly extending the solvency of the Social Security and 
Medicare trust funds.
    H.R. 266: Representative Brown-Waite of Florida, January 6, 
2005. A bill to amend the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 to 
protect Social Security beneficiaries against any reduction in 
benefits.
    H.R. 523: Representative Barrett of South Carolina, 
February 2, 2005. A bill to amend the Balanced Budget and 
Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 to extend the 
discretionary spending limits through fiscal year 2010, to 
extend paygo for direct spending, and for other purposes.
    H.R. 750: Representative Shaw of Florida, March 3, 2005. A 
bill to amend the Social Security Act and the Internal Revenue 
Code of 1986 to preserve and strengthen the Social Security 
program through the creation of personal Social Security 
guarantee accounts ensuring full benefits for all workers and 
their families, restoring long-term Social Security solvency, 
to make certain benefit improvements, and for other purposes.
    H.R. 845: Representative Barrett of South Carolina, 
February 16, 2005. A bill to amend the Congressional Budget Act 
of 1974 to simplify annual concurrent resolutions on the budget 
and to budget for emergencies.
    H.R. 903: Representative Cooper of Tennessee, February 17, 
2005. A bill to amend the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit 
Control Act of 1985 and the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 to 
extend the discretionary spending caps and the pay-as-you-go 
requirement, and for other purposes.
    H.R. 982: Representative Udall of Colorado, February 17, 
2005. 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.
    H.R. 1776: Representative Ryan of Wisconsin, April 21, 
2005. A bill to reform Social Security by establishing a 
Personal Social Security Savings Program and to provide new 
limitations on the Federal Budget.
    H.R. 2290: Representative Hensarling of Texas, May 11, 
2005. A bill to reform Federal budget procedures, to impose 
spending safeguards, to combat waste, fraud, and abuse, to 
account for accurate Government agency costs, and for other 
purposes.
    H.R. 2472: Representative Wexler of Florida, May 18, 2005. 
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to impose a 
tax on the amount of wages in excess of the contribution and 
benefit base, to extend the pay-as-you-go requirement of the 
Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985, and 
for other purposes.
    H.R. 2664: Representative Dreier of California, May 26, 
2005. A bill to provide a biennial budget for the United States 
Government.
    H.R. 2842: Representative Flake of Arizona, June 9, 2005. A 
bill to require 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.
    H.R. 3913: Representative Kuhl of New York, September 27, 
2005. A bill to provide for investment and protection of the 
Social Security surplus.
    H.R. 3966: Representative Udall of Colorado, September 29, 
2005. A bill to facilitate Presidential leadership and 
Congressional accountability regarding reduction of other 
spending to offset costs of responding to recent natural 
disasters.
    H.R. 4526: Representative Barrett of South Carolina, 
December 14, 2005. A bill to amend the Balanced Budget and 
Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 to extend the 
discretionary spending limits through fiscal year 2011, to 
extend paygo for direct spending, and for other purposes.
    H.R. 4600: Representative Lee of California, December 16, 
2005. A bill to require poverty impact statements for certain 
legislation.
    H.R. 4699: Representative Udall of Colorado, February 1, 
2006. A bill to facilitate Presidential leadership and 
Congressional accountability regarding reduction of spending.
    H.R. 4889: Representative Gingrey of Georgia, March 7, 
2006. A bill to grant the power to the President to reduce 
budget authority.
    H.R. 5667: Representative Spratt of South Carolina, June 
21, 2006. A bill to amend the Congressional Budget and 
Impoundment Control Act of 1974 to provide for the expedited 
consideration of certain proposed rescissions of discretionary 
budget authority, promote fiscal responsibility, reinstate Pay-
As-You-Go rules, require responsible use of reconciliation 
procedures, and for other purposes.
    H.R. 5788: Representative Cooper of Tennessee, July 13, 
2006. A bill to amend the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 to 
increase awareness of accrual and long-term budgeting, and to 
express the sense of Congress that the Presidents' annual 
budget submissions should consider accrual and long-term 
budgeting.
    H.R. 5859: Representative McHenry of North Carolina, July 
20, 2006. A bill to establish a commission to develop 
legislation designed to reform entitlement benefit programs and 
ensure a sound fiscal future for the United States, and for 
other purposes.
    H.R. 6024: Representative Whitfield of Kentucky, July 28, 
2006. A bill to provide a biennial budget for the United States 
Government.
    H.R. 6069: Representative Waxman of California, September 
13, 2006. A bill to reform acquisition practices of the Federal 
Government.

House joint resolutions

    H.J. Res. 89: Representative Frank of Massachusetts, June 
16, 2006. A joint resolution requiring the President to notify 
Congress if the President makes a determination to ignore a 
duly enacted provision of law, establishing expedited 
procedures for the consideration of legislation in the House of 
Representatives in response to such a determination, and for 
other purposes.

  B. Activities of the 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, its name was changed to 
the Subcommittee on Rules and Organization of the House to more 
accurately reflect the Subcommittee's mission and jurisdiction. 
In the 107th Congress, the Subcommittee's name was modified to 
the Subcommittee on Technology and the House, and at the 
beginning of the 109th Congress, when Mr. Hastings became 
Chairman, the name reverted to the Subcommittee on Rules and 
Organization of the House. The Subcommittee's jurisdiction 
remained unchanged and it maintained its previous level of 
seven Members, 5 majority and 2 minority. In the 109th 
Congress, the subcommittee membership is as follows: Doc 
Hastings of Washington (Chairman), Adam Putnam of Florida (Vice 
Chairman), Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia, David Dreier 
of California, James McGovern of Massachusetts (Ranking 
Member), and Doris O. Matsui of California.
    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 of all House committees. It 
remains committed to a continuing study of the organization and 
operations of the House. In this Congress, 61 bills and 
resolutions were referred to the Subcommittee for its 
consideration and review.

             2. SUMMARY OF ACTIVITIES IN THE 109TH CONGRESS

a. To examine Rule X, the Organization of Committees, including its 
        current legislative impact, arrangement, and effectiveness, and 
        suggestions for changes

    House Rule X broadly delineates the jurisdiction of each 
standing Committee of the United States House of 
Representatives. The majority of Rule X was drawn from 19th and 
20th Century precedents and codified into law by the 
Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946. Although the rule 
underwent modest revisions in 1974 and 1980, as well as more 
extensive changes in 1995, the rule itself remains the creation 
of a time when most public policies were not as complicated as 
they are currently. Questions about the omission of certain 
subject matters and issue overlap among different committees 
continue to exist. The formal provisions of Rule X are 
supplemented by a number of precedents and informal agreements 
among committees governing the referral of legislation.
    For the Committee on Rules, Rule X assigns the task of 
supervising the rules, joint rules and the order of business of 
the House of Representatives. It is the responsibility of the 
Committee on Rules to focus its oversight on the configuration 
of the jurisdiction and mission of each committee to ensure 
that the House reflects contemporary times.
    In the early months of the 109th Congress, majority staff 
of the subcommittee and full committee undertook a preliminary 
review to ensure that the Rule X arrangement continues to 
permit House committees to review and study the application, 
administration, and execution of all laws within their 
legislative jurisdiction most effectively. Particular emphasis 
was placed on the practical function of Rule X in a modern 
House, including an analysis of both the effectiveness of the 
current Rule X arrangement and various alternatives to the 
existing provisions of Rule X.

b. To consider proposed changes to the Rules of the House for the 110th 
        Congress

    Traditionally, toward the end of each Congress the 
Committee on Rules solicits ideas from Members on proposed 
changes to the Rules of the House for consideration at the 
start of the subsequent Congress. In view of the pending 
transfer of majority control in the House for the 110th 
Congress, the subcommittee neither solicited nor considered 
suggestions from Members this year.

 3. LEGISLATION REFERRED TO THE SUBCOMMITTEE ON RULES AND ORGANIZATION 
                              OF THE HOUSE

    H. Res. 25: Representative Maloney of New York, January 4, 
2005. A resolution amending the Rules of the House of 
Representatives to establish a standing Committee on Homeland 
Security and a standing Committee on Intelligence and to allow 
the Committee on Appropriations to have 14 subcommittees (of 
which one is a subcommittee on Intelligence), and for other 
purposes.
    H. Res. 116: Representative Leach of Iowa, February 16, 
2005. A resolution creating a select committee to investigate 
the awarding and carrying out of contracts to conduct 
activities in Afghanistan and Iraq and to fight the war on 
terrorism.
    H. Res. 121: Representative Cooper of Tennessee, February 
17, 2005. A resolution amending the Rules of the House of 
Representatives to strengthen the budget process.
    H. Res. 123: Representative King of New York, February 17, 
2005. A resolution establishing a Select Committee on POW and 
MIA Affairs.
    H. Res. 284: Representative Baird of Washington, May 17, 
2005. A resolution amending the Rules of the House of 
Representatives to repeal the provisional quorum provision.
    H. Res. 391: Representative Hastings of Washington, July 
27, 2005. A resolution that there is hereby established a Task 
Force on Ocean Policy.
    H. Res. 432: Representative Leach of Iowa, September 8, 
2005. A resolution creating a select committee to investigate 
the awarding and carrying out of contracts to rebuild 
communities devastated by Hurricane Katrina.
    H. Res. 435: Representative Tancredo of Colorado, September 
8, 2005. A resolution providing for the establishment of a 
select committee to investigate and oversee the awarding and 
execution of contracts for relief and reconstruction activities 
in areas affected by hurricane Katrina.
    H. Res. 449: Representative Tierney of Massachusetts, 
September 15, 2005. A resolution to create a select committee 
to monitor and investigate the awarding and carrying out of 
contracts related to the relief and reconstruction efforts in 
response to Hurricane Katrina.
    H. Res. 589: Representative McCotter of Michigan, December 
7, 2005. A resolution creating a select committee to oversee 
and, where necessary, investigate and maximize the necessarily 
significant appropriations expended to win the War on Terror, 
especially within the operational theaters of Afghanistan and 
Iraq.
    H. Res. 616: Representative Lynch of Massachusetts, 
December 15, 2005. A resolution directing the Committee on 
Government Reform to hold hearings on intelligence relating to 
the rationale for the commencement of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
    H. Res. 635: Representative Conyers of Michigan, December 
18, 2005. A resolution creating a select committee to 
investigate the Administration's intent to go to war before 
Congressional authorization, manipulation of pre-war 
intelligence, encouraging and countenancing torture, 
retaliating against critics, and to make recommendations 
regarding grounds for possible impeachment.
    H. Res. 646: Representative Jones of North Carolina, 
January 31, 2006. A resolution denying the entitlement to the 
privilege of admission to the Hall of the House to any former 
Member of the House who is a registered lobbyist.
    H. Res. 663: Representative Snyder of Arkansas, January 31, 
2006. A resolution amending the Rules of the House of 
Representatives to prohibit former Members and former officers 
of the House who are registered lobbyists from admission to the 
Hall of the House, and for other purposes.
    H. Res. 688: Representative Baird of Washington, February 
16, 2006. A resolution amending the Rules of the House of 
Representatives to require that legislation and conference 
reports be available on the Internet for 72 hours before 
consideration by the House, and for other purposes.
    H. Res. 701: Representative Chabot of Ohio, March 1, 2006. 
A resolution amending the Rules of the House of Representatives 
to prohibit the consideration of conference reports on omnibus 
appropriation bills.
    H. Res. 709: Representative Paul of Texas, March 2, 2006. A 
resolution amending the Rules of the House of Representatives 
to ensure that Members have a reasonable amount of time to read 
legislation that will be voted upon.
    H. Res. 747: Representative Buyer of Indiana, March 30, 
2006. A resolution amending the Rules of the House of 
Representatives to require that all members of the Permanent 
Select Committee on Intelligence and all members of the 
Subcommittee on Defense of the Committee on Appropriations have 
security clearances.
    H. Res. 841: Representative Tanner of Tennessee, May 24, 
2006. A resolution amending the Rules of the House of 
Representatives to require committees to hold hearings upon the 
issuance of certain reports from an Inspector General or the 
Comptroller General the subject matter of which is within the 
jurisdiction of such committees.

House bills

    H.R. 41: Representative Barrett of South Carolina, January 
4, 2005. A bill to establish a commission on tax reform.
    H.R. 75: Representative Davis of Virginia, January 4, 2005. 
A bill to require the Comptroller General to prepare statements 
for bills and resolutions reported by committees of the House 
of Representatives and the Senate on whether any new entities, 
programs, or functions authorized by the bills or resolutions 
are redundant with existing Federal entities, programs, or 
functions and could be more efficiently performed by an 
existing Federal entity, program, or function, and to require 
such statements to accompany reports on legislation.
    H.R. 440: Representative Kolbe of Arizona, February 17, 
2005. 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.
    H.R. 576: Representative Ney of Ohio, March 2, 2005. A bill 
to amend chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, to establish 
the Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review.
    H.R. 806: Representative Bilirakis of Florida, February 15, 
2005. A bill to modify the provision of law which provides a 
permanent appropriation for the compensation of Members of 
Congress, and for other purposes.
    H.R. 918: Representative Flake of Arizona, March 14, 2005. 
A bill to contain the costs of the Medicare prescription drug 
program under part D of title XVIII of the Social Security Act, 
and for other purposes.
    H.R. 931: Representative Hayworth of Arizona, February 17, 
2005. A bill to require Congress and the President to fulfill 
their constitutional duty to take personal responsibility for 
Federal laws.
    H.R. 1050: Representative Lee of California, March 24, 
2005. A bill to establish a living wage, jobs for all policy 
for all peoples in the United States and its territories, and 
for other purposes.
    H.R. 1170: Representative Levin of Michigan, March 8, 2005. 
A bill to authorize the extension of unconditional and 
permanent nondiscriminatory treatment (permanent normal trade 
relations treatment) to the products of Ukraine, and for other 
purposes.
    H.R. 1399: Representative Kaptur of Ohio, March 22, 2005. A 
bill to expand the number of individuals and families with 
health insurance coverage, and for other purposes.
    H.R. 1629: Representative Davis of Virginia, April 14, 
2005. A bill to amend the District of Columbia Home Rule Act to 
provide the District of Columbia with autonomy over its 
budgets, and for other purposes.
    H.R. 2339: Representative Cubin of Wyoming, May 12, 2005. A 
bill to amend title II of the Social Security Act to provide 
for Congressional oversight and approval of totalization 
agreements.
    H.R. 2470: Representative Tiahrt of Kansas, May 18, 2005. A 
bill to establish a commission to conduct a comprehensive 
review of Federal agencies and programs and to recommend the 
elimination or realignment of duplicative, wasteful, or 
outdated functions, and for other purposes.
    H.R. 3073: Representative Lewis of Kentucky, June 27, 2005. 
A bill to allow Congress to reverse the judgments of the United 
States Supreme Court.
    H.R. 3148: Representative Brown-Waite of Florida, June 30, 
2006. A bill to amend chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, 
to establish the Joint Administrative Procedures Committee.
    H.R. 3276: Representative Porter of Nevada, July 14, 2005. 
A bill to provide for the establishment of Results Commissions 
to improve the results of executive branch agencies on behalf 
of the American people.
    H.R. 3277: Representative Brady of Texas, July 14, 2005. A 
bill to provide for the establishment of the Sunset Commission 
to review and maximize the performance of all Federal agencies 
and programs.
    H.R. 4210: Representative McKinney of Georgia, November 2, 
2005. A bill to provide for the expeditious disclosure of 
records relevant to the life and death of Tupac Amaru Shakur.
    H.R. 4254: Representative Cooper of Tennessee, November 8, 
2005. A bill to establish a commission on corporate entitlement 
reform.
    H.R. 4259: Representative Thompson of California, November 
8, 2005. A bill to establish the Veterans' Right to Know 
Commission.
    H.R. 4542: Representative Oberstar of Minnesota, December 
14, 2005. A bill to direct the Secretary of Transportation to 
report to Congress concerning proposed changes to long-standing 
policies that prohibit foreign interests from exercising actual 
control over the economic, competitive, safety, and security 
decisions of United States airlines, and for other purposes.
    H.R. 4631: Representative Jindal of Louisiana, December 17, 
2005. A bill to establish the Gulf Deregulation Commission.
    H.R. 4694: Representative Obey of Wisconsin, February 1, 
2006. 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.
    H.R. 4733: Representative Rangel of New York, February 8, 
2006. A bill to establish the Office of the Congressional Trade 
Enforcer, and for other purposes.
    H.R. 4812: Representative Brown of Ohio, February 28, 2006. 
A bill to provide greater accountability in reviewing the 
national security considerations of free trade agreements.
    H.R. 4926: Delegate Norton of the District of Columbia, 
March 9, 2006. A bill to amend the District of Columbia Home 
Rule Act to eliminate Congressional review of newly-passed 
District laws.
    H.R. 4968: Representative McKinney of Georgia, March 15, 
2006. A bill to provide for the expeditious disclosure of 
records relevant to the life and death of Tupac Amaru Shakur.
    H.R. 4974: Representative Hyde of Illinois, March 16, 2006. 
A bill to authorize the President to waive the application of 
certain requirements under the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 with 
respect to India.
    H.R. 5017: Representative Shays of Connecticut, March 28, 
2006. A bill to ensure the implementation of the 
recommendations of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks 
Upon the United States.
    H.R. 5430: Representative Berman of California, May 19, 
2006. A bill to establish sound criteria for civilian nuclear 
cooperation with certain countries.
    H.R. 5529: Representative English of Pennsylvania, June 6, 
2006. A bill to amend United States trade laws to address more 
effectively import crises, and for other purposes.
    H.R. 5552: Representative Wolf of Virginia, June 7, 2006. A 
bill to establish a commission to develop legislation designed 
to reform tax policy and entitlement benefit programs and 
ensure a sound fiscal future for the United States, and for 
other purposes.
    H.R. 5635: Representative Brown of Ohio, June 16, 2006. A 
bill to amend the Tariff Act of 1930 to prohibit the import, 
export, and sale of goods made with sweatshop labor, and for 
other purposes.
    H.R. 5766: Representative Tiahrt of Kansas, July 12, 2006. 
A bill to provide for the establishment of Federal Review 
Commissions to review and make recommendations on improving the 
operations, effectiveness, and efficiency of Federal programs 
and agencies, and to require a schedule for such reviews of all 
Federal agencies and programs.
    H.R. 5847: Representative Hyde of Illinois, July 20, 2006. 
A bill to amend the Arms Export Control Act to strengthen the 
requirements for Congressional review of arms sales and exports 
under such Act, and for other purposes.
    H.R. 5864: Representative Baldwin of Wisconsin, July 24, 
2006. A bill to provide for innovation in health care through 
State initiatives that expand coverage and access.
    H.R. 5954: Representative Flake of Arizona, July 28, 2006. 
A bill to amend the Rules of the House of Representatives to 
specify conditions under which the Permanent Select Committee 
on Intelligence of the House of Representatives shall be 
required to exercise its authority to make classified 
information in its possession available to certain standing 
committees of the House, and for other purposes.
    H.R. 5965: Representative Hoyer of Maryland, July 28, 2006. 
A bill to strengthen national security and promote energy 
independence by reducing the Nation's reliance on foreign oil, 
improving vehicle technology and efficiency, increasing the 
distribution of alternative fuels, bolstering rail 
infrastructure, and expanding access to public transit.
    H.R. 6008: Representative McCollum of Minnesota, July 28, 
2006. A bill to reduce and prevent the sale and use of 
fraudulent degrees in order to protect the integrity of valid 
higher education degrees that are used for Federal purposes.
    H.R. 6076: Representative Rangel of New York, September 14, 
2006. A bill to extend the generalized system of preferences 
program under the Trade Act of 1974, to extend the Andean Trade 
Preference Act, to extend certain trade preferences under the 
African Growth and Opportunity Act, and for other purposes.

House concurrent resolutions

    H. Con. Res. 402: Representative Gerlach of Pennsylvania, 
May 17, 2006. A concurrent resolution requiring certain 
committees of Congress to review and evaluate the activities 
and progress of the Government of Iraq in securing and 
stabilizing Iraq.

House joint resolutions

    H.J. Res. 87: Representative Frank of Massachusetts, May 
25, 2006. A joint resolution requiring the President to notify 
Congress if the President makes a determination at the time of 
signing a bill into law to ignore a duly enacted provision of 
such newly enacted law, establishing expedited procedures for 
the consideration of legislation in the House of 
Representatives in response to such a determination, and for 
other purposes.

   VI. STATISTICAL PROFILE OF THE COMMITTEE ON RULES, 109TH CONGRESS


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

    1. Number of formal requests for Rules Committee hearings: 
146
          (a) Number of rules requested for original 
        consideration of measures, rules for further 
        consideration, rules for disposition of Senate 
        amendments: 123
          (b) Number of rules requested on conference reports: 
        19
          (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: 4
    2. Number of formal requests pending at adjournment: 0
    3. Number of hearing days--
          (a) 1st Session: 69
                  (1) Regular meetings: 41
                  (2) Emergency meetings: 29
                  (3) Regular/Emergency meetings: 5
          (b) 2nd Session: 55
                  (1) Regular meetings: 31
                  (2) Emergency meetings: 20
                  (3) Regular/Emergency meetings: 7
    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: 193
                  (1) Bills and resolutions: 137
                  (2) Conference Reports: 25
                  (3) Providing for general debate only, 
                waiving 2/3 requirement or creating suspension 
                days: 34
          (b) Types of amendment structures for consideration 
        of bills and resolutions--
                  (1) Open: 22
                  (2) Modified Open--Required Preprinting in 
                the Congressional Record: 2
                  (3) Structured or Modified Closed: 65
                  (4) Closed: 49
          (c) Categories of Rules Granted with Certain Floor 
        Management Tools--
                  (1) Expedited Procedures Rules: 21
                  (2) Suspension Day Rules: 10
                  (3) Chairman's en bloc authority: 1
          (d) Categories of Rules Granted to Resolve 
        Differences Among and Responding to the Legislative 
        Actions of Committees--
                  (1) Self-Executing Rules: 37
                  (2) Original Text Rules: 27
          (e) Categories of Rules Granted Dealing with House-
        Senate Relations--
                  (1) Senate Hook-up Rules: 5
                  (2) Disposition of Senate Amendments: 1
                  (3) Conference Report Rules: 25
                  (4) Engrossment of Multiple Measures Rules: 1
                  (5) Motions to go to conference: 2
          (f) Disposition of the 193 rules granted:
                  (1) Adopted by the House: 172
                  (2) Rejected by the House: 0
                  (3) Laid on the Table: 19
                  (4) Pending on the House Calendar at 
                Adjournment: 2
    5. 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: 146
                  (2) Waiving all points of order against 
                provisions in the bill, except as specified in 
                the rule: 2
                  (3) Rule XIII, clause 6(a): 21
                  (4) Rule XXI, clause 2: 16
                  (5) Rule XXI, clause 2(e): 1
                  (6) Rule XXI, clause 5(b): 1

            B. Statistics on Original Jurisdiction Measures

    1. Full Committee
          (a) Number of bills and resolutions referred: 148
          (b) Number of measures referred to the subcommittees: 
        90
                  (1) Exclusive Referrals to the Subcommittee 
                on Rules and Organization of the House: 61
                  (2) Exclusive Referrals to the Subcommittee 
                on the Legislative and Budget Process: 29
                  (3) Joint Referrals: 0
          (c) Number of original jurisdiction measures heard by 
        the full committee: 5
          (d) Number of hearings and markups held by the full 
        committee: 3
          (e) Number of measures reported by the full 
        committee: 5
                  (1) Disposition of measures reported
                          (a) Measures adopted by the House: 5
                          (b) Measures reported and pending 
                        floor action at adjournment: 0
                          (c) Measures rejected by the House: 0
                          (d) Measures tabled by the House: 0
    2. Subcommittee on the Legislative and Budget Process
          (a) Measures referred: 29
          (b) Days of hearings and markups: 2
          (c) Measures reported: 1
    3. Subcommittee on Rules and Organization of the House
          (a) Measures referred: 61
          (b) Days of hearings and markups: 0
          (c) Measures reported: 0

                            VII. APPENDICES


                   A. TABLE 1.--TYPES OF RULES GRANTED
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Open:
    H. Res. 151...........  H.R. 1268.................  Emergency
                                                         Supplemental
                                                         Appropriations
                                                         Act for
                                                         Defense, the
                                                         Global War on
                                                         Terror, and
                                                         Tsunami Relief,
                                                         2005.
    H. Res. 255...........  H.R. 1185.................  Federal Deposit
                                                         Insurance
                                                         Reform Act of
                                                         2005.
    H. Res. 278...........  H.R. 2360.................  Department of
                                                         Homeland
                                                         Security
                                                         Appropriations
                                                         Act, 2006.
    H. Res. 287...........  H.R. 2361.................  Department of
                                                         the Interior,
                                                         Environment,
                                                         and Related
                                                         Agencies
                                                         Appropriations
                                                         Act, 2006.
    H. Res. 291...........  H.R. 2419.................  Energy and Water
                                                         Development
                                                         Appropriations
                                                         Act 2006.
    H. Res. 298...........  H.R. 2528.................  Military Quality
                                                         of Life and
                                                         Veterans
                                                         Affairs
                                                         Appropriations
                                                         Act, 2006.
    H. Res. 303...........  H.R. 2744.................  Agriculture,
                                                         Rural
                                                         Development,
                                                         Food and Drug
                                                         Administration,
                                                         and Related
                                                         Agencies
                                                         Appropriations
                                                         Act, 2006.
    H. Res. 314...........  H.R. 2862.................  Science, State,
                                                         Justice,
                                                         Commerce, and
                                                         Related
                                                         Agencies
                                                         Appropriations
                                                         Act, 2006.
    H. Res. 315...........  H.R. 2863.................  Department of
                                                         Defense
                                                         Appropriations
                                                         Act, FY 2006.
    H. Res. 337...........  H.R. 3010.................  Departments of
                                                         Labor, Health
                                                         and Human
                                                         Services, and
                                                         Education, and
                                                         Related
                                                         Agencies
                                                         Appropriations
                                                         Act, 2006.
    H. Res. 341...........  H.R. 3057.................  Foreign
                                                         Operations
                                                         Export
                                                         Financing, and
                                                         Related
                                                         Programs
                                                         Appropriations
                                                         Act, 2006.
    H. Res. 342...........  H.R. 3058.................  Transportation,
                                                         Treasury,
                                                         Housing and
                                                         Urban
                                                         Development,
                                                         the Judiciary,
                                                         the District of
                                                         Columbia, and
                                                         Independent
                                                         Agencies
                                                         Appropriations
                                                         Act, FY 2006.
    H. Res. 725...........  H.R. 4939.................  Emergency
                                                         Supplemental
                                                         Appropriations
                                                         Act for
                                                         Defense, the
                                                         Global War on
                                                         Terror, and
                                                         Hurricane
                                                         Recovery, 2006.
    H. Res. 818...........  H.R. 5386.................  Making
                                                         appropriations
                                                         for the
                                                         Department of
                                                         the Interior,
                                                         environment,
                                                         and related
                                                         agencies for
                                                         the fiscal year
                                                         ending
                                                         September 30,
                                                         2006, and for
                                                         other purposes.
    H. Res. 821...........  H.R. 5385.................  Military
                                                         Construction,
                                                         Military
                                                         Quality of Life
                                                         and Veterans
                                                         Affairs
                                                         Appropriations
                                                         Act for Fiscal
                                                         Year 2007.
    H. Res. 830...........  H.R. 5384.................  Agriculture,
                                                         Rural
                                                         Development,
                                                         Food and Drug
                                                         Administration,
                                                         and Related
                                                         Agencies
                                                         Appropriations
                                                         Act for Fiscal
                                                         Year 2007.
    H. Res. 832...........  H.R. 5427.................  Energy and Water
                                                         Development
                                                         Appropriations
                                                         Act for Fiscal
                                                         Year 2007.
    H. Res. 836...........  H.R. 5441.................  Department of
                                                         Homeland
                                                         Security
                                                         Appropriations
                                                         Act, 2007.
    H. Res. 851...........  H.R. 5522.................  Foreign
                                                         Operations,
                                                         Export Finance,
                                                         and Related
                                                         Programs
                                                         Appropriations
                                                         Act, 2007.
    H. Res. 865...........  H.R. 5576.................  Transportation,
                                                         Treasury, HUD,
                                                         Judiciary, DC
                                                         Appropriations
                                                         Act, 2007.
    H. Res. 877...........  H.R. 5631.................  Department of
                                                         Defense
                                                         Appropriations
                                                         Act, 2007.
    H. Res. 890...........  H.R. 5672.................  Science, State,
                                                         Justice,
                                                         Commerce
                                                         Appropriations
                                                         Act, 2007.
Modified open:
    H. Res. 436...........  H.R. 3132.................  Children's
                                                         Safety Act of
                                                         2005.
    H. Res. 440...........  H.R. 889..................  Coast Guard and
                                                         Maritime
                                                         Transportation
                                                         Act of 2005.
Structured or Modified
 Closed:
    H. Res. 42............  H.R. 54...................  Congressional
                                                         Gold Medal
                                                         Enhancement Act
                                                         of 2005.
    H. Res. 75............  H.R. 418..................  REAL ID Act of
                                                         2005-Further
                                                         Debate/
                                                         Amendments.
    H. Res. 95............  H.R. 310..................  Broadcast
                                                         Decency
                                                         Enforcement Act
                                                         of 2005.
    H. Res. 96............  S. 5......................  Class Action
                                                         Fairness Act of
                                                         2005.
    H. Res. 125...........  H.R. 841..................  Continuity in
                                                         Representation
                                                         Act of 2005.
    H. Res. 126...........  H.R. 27...................  Job Training
                                                         Improvement Act
                                                         of 2005.
    H. Res. 140...........  H.R. 3....................  Transportation
                                                         Equity Act: A
                                                         Legacy for
                                                         Users (1st
                                                         rule).
    H. Res. 144...........  H.R. 3....................  Transportation
                                                         Equity Act: A
                                                         Legacy for
                                                         Users (2nd
                                                         rule).
    H. Res. 154...........  H. Con. Res. 95...........  Concurrent
                                                         Resolution on
                                                         the Budget for
                                                         Fiscal Year
                                                         2006
    H. Res. 202...........  H.R. 8....................  Death Tax Repeal
                                                         Permanency Act
                                                         of 2005.
    H. Res. 219...........  H.R. 6....................  Energy Policy
                                                         Act of 2005.
    H. Res. 236...........  H.R. 748..................  Child Interstate
                                                         Abortion
                                                         Notification
                                                         Act.
    H. Res. 254...........  H.R. 366..................  Vocational and
                                                         Technical
                                                         Education for
                                                         the Future Act.
    H. Res. 268...........  H.R. 1279.................  Gang Deterrence
                                                         and Community
                                                         Protection Act
                                                         of 2005.
    H. Res. 269...........  H.R. 1544.................  Faster and
                                                         Smarter Funding
                                                         for First
                                                         Responders Act
                                                         of 2005.
    H. Res. 283...........  H.R. 1817.................  Department of
                                                         Homeland
                                                         Security
                                                         Authorization
                                                         Act for Fiscal
                                                         Year 2006.
    H. Res. 293...........  H.R. 1815.................  National Defense
                                                         Authorization
                                                         Act for Fiscal
                                                         Year 2006.
    H. Res. 319...........  H.R. 2745.................  Henry J. Hyde
                                                         United Nations
                                                         Reform Act of
                                                         2005.
    H. Res. 330...........  H. J. Res. 10.............  Proposing an
                                                         amendment to
                                                         the
                                                         Constitution of
                                                         the United
                                                         States
                                                         authorizing the
                                                         Congress to
                                                         prohibit the
                                                         physical
                                                         desecration of
                                                         the Flag of the
                                                         United States.
    H. Res. 331...........  H.R. 2475.................  Intelligence
                                                         Authorization
                                                         Act, 2006.
    H. Res. 334...........  H.R. 2985.................  Legislative
                                                         Branch
                                                         Appropriations
                                                         Act, 2006
    H. Res. 346...........  H.R. 2864.................  Water Resources
                                                         Development Act
                                                         of 2005.
    H. Res. 365...........  H.R. 2601.................  Foreign
                                                         Relations
                                                         Authorization
                                                         Act, Fiscal
                                                         Years 2006-07.
    H. Res. 369...........  H.R. 3199.................  USA PATRIOT Act
                                                         and Terrorism
                                                         Prevention
                                                         Reauthorization
                                                         Act of 2005.
    H. Res. 370...........  H.R. 3070.................  National
                                                         Aeronautics and
                                                         Space
                                                         Administration
                                                         Authorization
                                                         Act of 2005.
    H. Res. 379...........  H.R. 525..................  Small Business
                                                         Health Fairness
                                                         Act of 2005.
    H. Res. 380...........  H.R. 22...................  Postal
                                                         Accountability
                                                         and Enhancement
                                                         Act.
    H. Res. 451...........  H.R. 250..................  Manufacturing
                                                         Technology
                                                         Competitiveness
                                                         Act of 2005.
    H. Res. 455...........  H.R. 2123.................  School Readiness
                                                         Act of 2005.
    H. Res. 462...........  H.R. 3402.................  Department of
                                                         Justice
                                                         Appropriations
                                                         Authorization
                                                         Act, FY 2006-
                                                         09.
    H. Res. 470...........  H.R. 3824.................  Threatened and
                                                         Endangered
                                                         Species
                                                         Recovery Act of
                                                         2005.
    H. Res. 481...........  H.R. 3893.................  Gasoline for
                                                         America's
                                                         Security Act of
                                                         2005.
    H. Res. 494...........  H.R. 554..................  Personal
                                                         Responsibility
                                                         in Food
                                                         Consumption Act
                                                         of 2005.
    H. Res. 508...........  H.R. 420..................  Lawsuit Abuse
                                                         Reduction Act
                                                         of 2005.
    H. Res. 509...........  H.R. 1461.................  Federal Housing
                                                         Finance Reform
                                                         Act of 2005.
    H. Res. 527...........  H.R. 4128.................  Private Property
                                                         Rights
                                                         Protection Act
                                                         of 2005.
    H. Res. 540...........  H.R. 1751.................  Secure Access to
                                                         Justice and
                                                         Court
                                                         Protection Act
                                                         of 2005.
    H. Res. 553...........  H.R. 1065.................  United States
                                                         Boxing
                                                         Commission Act.
    H. Res. 588...........  H.R. 4297.................  Tax Relief
                                                         Extension
                                                         Reconciliation
                                                         Act of 2005.
    H. Res. 610...........  H.R. 4437.................  Border
                                                         Protection,
                                                         Antiterrorism,
                                                         and Illegal
                                                         Immigration
                                                         Control Act of
                                                         2005 (1st
                                                         Rule).
    H. Res. 621...........  H.R. 4437.................  Border
                                                         Protection,
                                                         Antiterrorism,
                                                         and Illegal
                                                         Immigration
                                                         Control Act of
                                                         2005 (2nd
                                                         Rule).
    H. Res. 710...........  H.R. 4167.................  National
                                                         Uniformity in
                                                         Food Act of
                                                         2005 (2nd
                                                         Rule).
    H. Res. 713...........  H.R. 2829.................  Office of
                                                         National Drug
                                                         Control Policy
                                                         Reauthorization
                                                         Act of 2005.
    H. Res. 741...........  H.R. 609..................  College Access
                                                         and Opportunity
                                                         Act of 2005.
    H. Res. 742...........  H.R. 609..................  College Access
                                                         and Opportunity
                                                         Act of 2005.
    H. Res. 774...........  H.R. 5020.................  Intelligence
                                                         Authorization
                                                         Act for FY
                                                         2007.
    H. Res. 783...........  H.R. 4975.................  Lobbying
                                                         Accountability
                                                         and
                                                         Transparency
                                                         Act of 2006.
    H. Res. 789...........  H.R. 4954.................  Security and
                                                         Accountability
                                                         For Every
                                                         (SAFE) Port.
    H. Res. 806...........  H.R. 5122.................  National Defense
                                                         Authorization
                                                         Act for Fiscal
                                                         Year 2007 (1st
                                                         Rule).
    H. Res. 811...........  H.R. 5122.................  National Defense
                                                         Authorization
                                                         Act for Fiscal
                                                         Year 2007 (2nd
                                                         Rule).
    H. Res. 816...........  H.R. 4200.................  Forest Emergency
                                                         Recovery and
                                                         Research Act.
    H. Res. 817...........  H. Con. Res. 376..........  Concurrent
                                                         Resolution on
                                                         the Budget for
                                                         Fiscal Year
                                                         2007.
    H. Res. 849...........  H.R. 5521.................  Legislative
                                                         Branch
                                                         Appropriations
                                                         Act, 2007
    H. Res. 850...........  H.R. 5252.................  Communications
                                                         Opportunity,
                                                         Promotion, and
                                                         Enhancement Act
                                                         of 2006.
    H. Res. 878...........  H.R. 9....................  Fannie Lou
                                                         Hamer, Rosa
                                                         Parks, and
                                                         Coretta Scott
                                                         King Voting
                                                         Rights
                                                         Reauthorization
                                                         and Amendments
                                                         Act of 2006--
                                                         1st Rule.
    H. Res. 891...........  H.R. 4973.................  Flood Insurance
                                                         Reform and
                                                         Modernization
                                                         Act of 2006.
    H. Res. 897...........  H.R. 4761.................  Deep Ocean
                                                         Energy
                                                         Resources Act
                                                         of 2006.
    H. Res. 906...........  H.R. 2990.................  Credit Rating
                                                         Agency Duopoly
                                                         Relief Act of
                                                         2006.
    H. Res. 907...........  H.R. 4411.................  Unlawful
                                                         Internet
                                                         Gambling
                                                         Enforcement Act
                                                         of 2006.
    H. Res. 910...........  H.R. 9....................  Fannie Lou
                                                         Hamer, Rosa
                                                         Parks, and
                                                         Coretta Scott
                                                         King Voting
                                                         Rights
                                                         Reauthorization
                                                         and Amendments
                                                         Act of 2006--
                                                         2ne Rule.
    H. Res. 920...........  H.R. 2389.................  Pledge
                                                         Protection Act
                                                         of 2005.
    H. Res. 947...........  H.R. 5682.................  United States
                                                         and India
                                                         Nuclear
                                                         Cooperation
                                                         Promotion Act
                                                         of 2006.
    H. Res. 952...........  H.R. 4157.................  Health
                                                         Information
                                                         Technology
                                                         Promotion Act
                                                         of 2005.
    H. Res. 981...........  H.R. 503..................  Horse Slaughter
                                                         Protection
                                                         Bill.
    H. Res. 997...........  H.R. 2965.................  Federal Prison
                                                         Industries
                                                         Competition in
                                                         Contracting
                                                         Act.
Closed:
    H. Res. 59............  H. Con Res. 36............  Expressing the
                                                         continued
                                                         support of
                                                         Congress for
                                                         equal access of
                                                         military
                                                         recruiters to
                                                         institutions of
                                                         higher
                                                         education.
    H. Res. 162...........  H.R. 1334.................  Protection of
                                                         Incapacitated
                                                         Persons Act of
                                                         2005.
    H. Res. 182...........  S. 686....................  For the Relief
                                                         of the Parents
                                                         of Theresa
                                                         Marie Schiavo.
    H. Res. 211...........  S. 256....................  Bankruptcy Abuse
                                                         Prevention and
                                                         Consumer
                                                         Protection Act
                                                         of 2005.
    H. Res. 235...........  H. Res. 22................  Expressing the
                                                         sense of the
                                                         House of
                                                         Representatives
                                                         that American
                                                         small
                                                         businesses are
                                                         entitled to a
                                                         Small Business
                                                         Bill of Rights.
    H. Res. 241...........  H. Res. 240...............  Amending the
                                                         Rules of the
                                                         House of
                                                         Representatives
                                                         to reinstate
                                                         certain
                                                         provisions of
                                                         the rules
                                                         relating to
                                                         procedures of
                                                         the Committee
                                                         on Standards of
                                                         Official
                                                         Conduct to the
                                                         form in which
                                                         those
                                                         provisions
                                                         existed at the
                                                         close of the
                                                         108th Congress.
    H. Res. 304...........  H.J. Res. 27..............  Withdrawing the
                                                         approval of the
                                                         United States
                                                         from the
                                                         Agreement
                                                         Establishing
                                                         the World
                                                         Organization.
    H. Res. 351...........  H.R. 739..................  Occupational
                                                         Safety and
                                                         Health Small
                                                         Business Day in
                                                         Court Act of
                                                         2005.
                            H.R. 740..................  Occupational
                                                         Safety and
                                                         Health Review
                                                         Commission
                                                         Efficiency Act
                                                         of 2005.
                            H.R. 741..................  Occupational
                                                         Safety and
                                                         Health
                                                         Independent
                                                         Review of OSHA
                                                         Citation Act of
                                                         2005.
                            H.R. 742..................  Occupational
                                                         Safety and
                                                         Health Small
                                                         Employer Access
                                                         to Justice Act
                                                         of 2005.
    H. Res. 385...........  H.R. 5....................  Help Efficient,
                                                         Accessible, Low-
                                                         Cost, Timely
                                                         Healthcare
                                                         (HEALTH) Act of
                                                         2005.
    H. Res. 386...........  H.R. 3045.................  Dominican
                                                         Republic-
                                                         Central
                                                         American-United
                                                         States Free
                                                         Trade Agreement
                                                         Implementation
                                                         Act.
    H. Res. 387...........  H.R. 3283.................  United States
                                                         Trade Rights
                                                         Enforcement
                                                         Act.
    H. Res. 401...........  H.R. 3514.................  To Provide an
                                                         extension of
                                                         highway,
                                                         highway safety,
                                                         motor carrier
                                                         safety,
                                                         transit, and
                                                         other programs
                                                         funded out of
                                                         the Highway
                                                         Trust Fund
                                                         pending
                                                         enactment of a
                                                         law
                                                         reauthorizing
                                                         the
                                                         Transportation
                                                         Equity Act for
                                                         the 21st
                                                         Century.
    H. Res. 439...........  H. Res. 437...............  A resolution to
                                                         establish the
                                                         Select
                                                         Bipartisan
                                                         Committee to
                                                         Investigate the
                                                         Preparation for
                                                         and Response to
                                                         Hurricane
                                                         Katrina.
    H. Res. 469...........  H.J. Res. 68..............  Making
                                                         Continuing
                                                         Appropriations
                                                         for the fiscal
                                                         year 2006, and
                                                         for other
                                                         purposes.
    H. Res. 493...........  S. 397....................  Protection of
                                                         Lawful Commerce
                                                         in Arms Act.
    H. Res. 542...........  H.R. 4241.................  Deficit
                                                         Reduction Act
                                                         of 2005.
    H. Res. 558...........  H.J. Res. 72..............  Making
                                                         Continuing
                                                         Appropriations
                                                         for the fiscal
                                                         year 2006, and
                                                         for other
                                                         purposes.
    H. Res. 560...........  H.R. 4241.................  Deficit
                                                         Reduction Act
                                                         of 2005.
    H. Res. 572...........  H. Res. 571...............  Expressing the
                                                         Sense of the
                                                         House of
                                                         Representatives
                                                         that the
                                                         Deployment of
                                                         United States
                                                         forces in Iraq
                                                         be terminated
                                                         immediately.
                            H. Con. Res. 308..........  Directing the
                                                         Clerk of the
                                                         House of
                                                         Representatives
                                                         to make
                                                         technical
                                                         correction in
                                                         the enrollment
                                                         of H.R. 3058.
    H. Res. 583...........  H.R. 4340.................  United States-
                                                         Bahrain Free
                                                         Trade Agreement
                                                         Implementation
                                                         Act.
    H. Res. 602...........  H.R. 2830.................  Pension
                                                         Protection Act
                                                         of 2005.
    H. Res. 619...........  H. Res. 612...............  Expressing the
                                                         Commitment of
                                                         the House of
                                                         Representatives
                                                         to Achieving
                                                         Victory in
                                                         Iraq.
    H. Res. 755...........  H.R. 513..................  527 Reform Act
                                                         of 2005.
    H. Res. 835...........  H.R. 5429.................  American-Made
                                                         Energy and Good
                                                         Jobs Act.
    H. Res. 842...........  H.R. 5254.................  Refinery Permit
                                                         Process
                                                         Scheduling Act.
    H. Res. 868...........  H. Res. 861...............  Declaring that
                                                         the United
                                                         States will
                                                         complete the
                                                         mission in Iraq
                                                         and prevail in
                                                         the Global War
                                                         on Terror, the
                                                         struggle to
                                                         protect freedom
                                                         from the
                                                         terrorist
                                                         adversary.
    H. Res. 885...........  H.R. 5638.................  Permanent Estate
                                                         Tax Relief Act
                                                         of 2006.
    H. Res. 886...........  H.R. 4890.................  Legislative Line
                                                         Item Veto Act
                                                         of 2006.
    H. Res. 896...........  H. Res. 895...............  Supporting
                                                         intelligence
                                                         and law
                                                         enforcement
                                                         programs to
                                                         track
                                                         terrorists and
                                                         terrorist
                                                         finances
                                                         conducted
                                                         consistent with
                                                         Federal law and
                                                         with
                                                         appropriate
                                                         Congressional
                                                         consultation
                                                         and
                                                         specifically
                                                         condemning the
                                                         disclosure and
                                                         publication of
                                                         classified
                                                         information
                                                         that impairs
                                                         the
                                                         international
                                                         fight against
                                                         terrorism and
                                                         needlessly
                                                         exposes
                                                         Americans to
                                                         the threat of
                                                         further terror
                                                         attacks by
                                                         revealing a
                                                         crucial method
                                                         by which
                                                         terrorists are
                                                         traced through
                                                         their finances.
    H. Res. 918...........  H.J. Res. 88..............  Proposing an
                                                         amendment to
                                                         the
                                                         Constitution of
                                                         the United
                                                         States relating
                                                         to marriage.
    H. Res. 924...........  S. 2754...................  Alternative
                                                         Pluripotent
                                                         Stem Cell
                                                         Therapies
                                                         Enhancement
                                                         Act.
    H. Res. 925...........  H.R. 5684.................  United States-
                                                         Oman Free Trade
                                                         Agreement
                                                         Implementation
                                                         Act.
    H. Res. 939...........  H.R. 1956.................  Business
                                                         Activity Tax
                                                         Simplification
                                                         Act of 2006.
    H. Res. 966...........  H.R. 5970.................  Estate Tax and
                                                         Extension of
                                                         Tax Relief Act
                                                         of 2006.
                            H.R. 4....................  Pension
                                                         Protection Act
                                                         of 2006.
    H. Res. 996...........  H. Res. 994...............  Expressing the
                                                         sense of the
                                                         House of
                                                         Representatives
                                                         on the fifth
                                                         anniversary of
                                                         the terrorist
                                                         attacks
                                                         launched
                                                         against the
                                                         United States
                                                         on September
                                                         11, 2001.
    H. Res. 1000..........  H. Res. 1003..............  Providing for
                                                         earmarking
                                                         reform in the
                                                         House of
                                                         Representatives
                                                         .
    H. Res. 1002..........  H.R. 6061.................  Secure Fence Act
                                                         of 2006.
    H. Res. 1015..........  H.R. 4844.................  Federal Election
                                                         Integrity Act.
    H. Res. 1018..........  H.R. 6094.................  Community
                                                         Protection Act
                                                         of 2006.
                            H.R. 6095.................  Immigration Law
                                                         Enforcement Act
                                                         of 2006.
                            H.R. 4830.................  Border Tunnel
                                                         Prevention Act
                                                         of 2006.
    H. Res. 1038..........  H.R. 2679.................  Public
                                                         Expressions of
                                                         Religion Act of
                                                         2005.
    H. Res. 1039..........  S. 403....................  Child Interstate
                                                         Abortion
                                                         Notification
                                                         Act.
    H. Res. 1042..........  H.R. 6166.................  Military
                                                         Commissions Act
                                                         of 2006.
    H. Res. 1047..........  H.R. 4772.................  Private Property
                                                         Rights
                                                         Implementation
                                                         Act of 2006.
    H. Res. 1052..........  H.R. 5825.................  Electronic
                                                         Surveillance
                                                         Modernization
                                                         Act.
    H. Res. 1054..........  H.R. 5441.................  Homeland
                                                         Security
                                                         Appropriations
                                                         Act, 2007--
                                                         CONFERENCE
                                                         REPORT.
                            S. 3930...................  Military
                                                         Commissions Act
                                                         of 2006.
                            H.R. 4772.................  Private Property
                                                         Rights
                                                         Implementation
                                                         Act of 2006.
    H. Res. 1092..........  H.R. 6346.................  To extend
                                                         certain trade
                                                         preference
                                                         programs, to
                                                         authorize the
                                                         extension of
                                                         nondiscriminato
                                                         ry treatment
                                                         (normal trade
                                                         relations
                                                         treatment) to
                                                         the products of
                                                         Vietnam, to
                                                         modify
                                                         temporarily
                                                         certain rates
                                                         of duty and
                                                         make other
                                                         technical
                                                         amendments to
                                                         the trade laws,
                                                         and for other
                                                         purposes.
    H. Res. 1099..........  H.R. 6111.................  To amend the
                                                         Internal
                                                         Revenue Code of
                                                         1986 to provide
                                                         that the Tax
                                                         Court may
                                                         review claims
                                                         for equitable
                                                         innocent spouse
                                                         relief and to
                                                         suspend the
                                                         running on the
                                                         period of
                                                         limitations
                                                         while such
                                                         claims are
                                                         pending.
    H. Res. 1100..........  H.R. 6406.................  To modify
                                                         temporarily
                                                         certain rates
                                                         of duty and
                                                         make other
                                                         technical
                                                         amendments to
                                                         the trade laws,
                                                         to extend
                                                         certain trade
                                                         preference
                                                         programs, and
                                                         for other
                                                         purposes.
    H. Res. 1105..........  H. J. Res. 102............  Making further
                                                         continuing
                                                         appropriations
                                                         for the fiscal
                                                         year 2007, and
                                                         for other
                                                         purposes.

                           SPECIAL PROCEDURES

Waiving Rule XIII, clause 6(a), requiring a two-thirds vote to consider
 a rule on the same day it is reported from the Committee on Rules:
    H. Res. 163...........  ..........................  Special rule
                                                         reported on the
                                                         legislative day
                                                         of March 17,
                                                         2005, providing
                                                         for
                                                         consideration
                                                         of a bill
                                                         relating to the
                                                         rights of an
                                                         incapacitated
                                                         person or
                                                         persons.
    H. Res. 181...........  ..........................  Special rule
                                                         reported on or
                                                         before the
                                                         legislative day
                                                         of April 5,
                                                         2005, providing
                                                         for
                                                         consideration
                                                         of a bill
                                                         relating to the
                                                         rights of an
                                                         incapacitated
                                                         person or
                                                         persons.
    H. Res. 242...........  ..........................  Special rule
                                                         reported on the
                                                         legislative day
                                                         of April 28,
                                                         2005: (1)
                                                         providing for
                                                         consideration
                                                         or disposition
                                                         of a conference
                                                         report to
                                                         accompany the
                                                         concurrent
                                                         resolution (H.
                                                         Con. Res. 95)
                                                         establishing
                                                         the
                                                         Congressional
                                                         budget for the
                                                         United States
                                                         Government for
                                                         fiscal year
                                                         2006, revising
                                                         appropriate
                                                         budgetary
                                                         levels for
                                                         fiscal year
                                                         2005, and
                                                         setting forth
                                                         appropriate
                                                         budgetary
                                                         levels for
                                                         fiscal years
                                                         2007 through
                                                         2010; or (2)
                                                         establishing a
                                                         separate order
                                                         relating to
                                                         budget
                                                         enforcement.
    H. Res. 393...........  ..........................  Special rule
                                                         reported on the
                                                         legislative day
                                                         of July 28,
                                                         2005, providing
                                                         for
                                                         consideration
                                                         or disposition
                                                         of a conference
                                                         report to
                                                         accompany the
                                                         bill (H.R. 3)
                                                         to authorize
                                                         funds for
                                                         Federal-aid
                                                         highways,
                                                         highway safety
                                                         programs, and
                                                         transit
                                                         programs, and
                                                         for other
                                                         purposes.
    H. Res. 400...........  ..........................  Special rule
                                                         reported on the
                                                         legislative day
                                                         of July 29,
                                                         2005, providing
                                                         for
                                                         consideration
                                                         or disposition
                                                         of any measure
                                                         related to
                                                         funding for
                                                         transportation
                                                         programs.
    H. Res. 468...........  ..........................  Special rule
                                                         reported on the
                                                         legislative day
                                                         of September
                                                         29, 2005,
                                                         providing for
                                                         consideration
                                                         or disposition
                                                         of a conference
                                                         report to
                                                         accompany the
                                                         bill (H.R.
                                                         2360) making
                                                         appropriations
                                                         for the
                                                         Department of
                                                         Homeland
                                                         Security for
                                                         the fiscal year
                                                         ending
                                                         September 30,
                                                         2006, and for
                                                         the other
                                                         purposes.
    H. Res. 563...........  ..........................  Special rule
                                                         reported on the
                                                         legislative day
                                                         of November 18,
                                                         2005, providing
                                                         for
                                                         consideration
                                                         or disposition
                                                         of any of the
                                                         following
                                                         measures:
                                                          (1) A bill or
                                                         joint
                                                         resolution
                                                         making general
                                                         appropriations
                                                         for the fiscal
                                                         year ending
                                                         September 30,
                                                         2006, any
                                                         amendment
                                                         thereto, or any
                                                         conference
                                                         report thereon.
                                                          (2) A
                                                         conference
                                                         report to
                                                         accompany the
                                                         bill (H.R.
                                                         3199) to extend
                                                         and modify
                                                         authorities
                                                         needed to
                                                         combat
                                                         terrorism, and
                                                         for other
                                                         purposes.
                                                          (3) A bill or
                                                         joint
                                                         resolution
                                                         relating to
                                                         flood
                                                         insurance.
                                                          (4) A bill to
                                                         provide for
                                                         reconciliation
                                                         pursuant to
                                                         section 201 of
                                                         the concurrent
                                                         resolution on
                                                         the budget for
                                                         fiscal year
                                                         2006.
    H. Res. 620...........  ..........................  Special rule
                                                         reported on the
                                                         legislative day
                                                         of Friday,
                                                         December 16,
                                                         2005, or
                                                         Saturday,
                                                         December 17,
                                                         2005.
    H. Res. 632...........  ..........................  Special rule
                                                         reported on the
                                                         legislative day
                                                         of Sunday,
                                                         December 18,
                                                         2005.
    H. Res. 654...........  ..........................  Special rule
                                                         reported on the
                                                         legislative day
                                                         of February 1,
                                                         2006, providing
                                                         for
                                                         consideration
                                                         or disposition
                                                         of a bill to
                                                         extend and
                                                         modify
                                                         authorities
                                                         needed to
                                                         combat
                                                         terrorism, and
                                                         for other
                                                         purposes.
    H. Res. 767...........  ..........................  Special rule
                                                         reported on the
                                                         legislative day
                                                         of April 6,
                                                         2006, providing
                                                         for
                                                         consideration
                                                         of the
                                                         concurrent
                                                         resolution (H.
                                                         Con. Res. 376)
                                                         establishing
                                                         the
                                                         Congressional
                                                         budget for the
                                                         United States
                                                         Government for
                                                         fiscal year
                                                         2007 and
                                                         setting forth
                                                         appropriate
                                                         budgetary
                                                         levels for
                                                         fiscal years
                                                         2008 through
                                                         2011.
    H. Res. 810...........  ..........................  Special rule
                                                         reported on the
                                                         legislative day
                                                         of May 11,
                                                         2006, providing
                                                         for
                                                         consideration
                                                         of the
                                                         concurrent
                                                         resolution (H.
                                                         Con. Res. 376)
                                                         establishing
                                                         the
                                                         Congressional
                                                         budget for the
                                                         United States
                                                         Government for
                                                         fiscal year
                                                         2007 and
                                                         setting forth
                                                         appropriate
                                                         budgetary
                                                         levels for
                                                         fiscal years
                                                         2008 through
                                                         2011.
    H. Res. 815...........  ..........................  Special rule
                                                         reported on the
                                                         legislative day
                                                         of May 17,
                                                         2006: (1)
                                                         providing for
                                                         consideration
                                                         of the
                                                         concurrent
                                                         resolution (H.
                                                         Con. Res. 376)
                                                         establishing
                                                         the
                                                         Congressional
                                                         budget for the
                                                         United States
                                                         Government for
                                                         fiscal year
                                                         2007 and
                                                         setting forth
                                                         appropriate
                                                         budgetary
                                                         levels for
                                                         fiscal years
                                                         2008 through
                                                         2011; or (2)
                                                         addressing
                                                         budget
                                                         enforcement or
                                                         priorities.
    H. Res. 862...........  ..........................  Special rule
                                                         reported on the
                                                         legislative day
                                                         of June 13,
                                                         2006, providing
                                                         for
                                                         consideration
                                                         of the bill
                                                         (H.R. 5576)
                                                         making
                                                         appropriations
                                                         for the
                                                         Departments of
                                                         Transportation,
                                                         Treasury, and
                                                         Housing and
                                                         Urban
                                                         Development,
                                                         the Judiciary,
                                                         District of
                                                         Columbia, and
                                                         independent
                                                         agencies for
                                                         the fiscal year
                                                         ending
                                                         September 30,
                                                         2007, and for
                                                         other purposes.
    H. Res. 951...........  ..........................  Special rule
                                                         reported on the
                                                         legislative day
                                                         of July 27,
                                                         2006, providing
                                                         for
                                                         consideration
                                                         or disposition
                                                         of any of the
                                                         following
                                                         measures: (1) a
                                                         conference
                                                         report to
                                                         accompany the
                                                         bill (H.R.
                                                         2830) to amend
                                                         the Employee
                                                         Retirement
                                                         Income Security
                                                         Act of 1974 and
                                                         the Internal
                                                         Revenue Code of
                                                         1986 to reform
                                                         the pension
                                                         funding rules,
                                                         and for other
                                                         purposes; (2) a
                                                         bill to amend
                                                         the Internal
                                                         Revenue Code of
                                                         1986 to
                                                         increase the
                                                         unified credit
                                                         against the
                                                         estate tax to
                                                         an exclusion
                                                         equivalent of
                                                         $5,000,000, to
                                                         repeal the
                                                         sunset
                                                         provision for
                                                         the estate and
                                                         generation-
                                                         skipping taxes,
                                                         and to extend
                                                         expiring
                                                         provisions, and
                                                         for other
                                                         purposes.
    H. Res. 958...........  ..........................  Special rule
                                                         reported on the
                                                         legislative day
                                                         of July 28,
                                                         2006, providing
                                                         for
                                                         consideration
                                                         or disposition
                                                         of any of the
                                                         following
                                                         measures: (1) a
                                                         conference
                                                         report to
                                                         accompany the
                                                         bill (H.R.
                                                         2830) to amend
                                                         the Employee
                                                         Retirement
                                                         Income Security
                                                         Act of 1974 and
                                                         the Internal
                                                         Revenue Code of
                                                         1986 to reform
                                                         the pension
                                                         funding rules,
                                                         and for other
                                                         purposes; (2) a
                                                         bill to amend
                                                         the Internal
                                                         Revenue Code of
                                                         1986 to
                                                         increase the
                                                         unified credit
                                                         against the
                                                         estate tax to
                                                         an exclusion
                                                         equivalent of
                                                         $5,000,000, to
                                                         repeal the
                                                         sunset
                                                         provision for
                                                         the estate and
                                                         generation-
                                                         skipping taxes,
                                                         and to extend
                                                         expiring
                                                         provisions, and
                                                         for other
                                                         purposes; and
                                                         (3) a bill to
                                                         provide
                                                         economic
                                                         security for
                                                         all Americans,
                                                         and for other
                                                         purposes.
    H. Res. 1046..........  ..........................  Special rule
                                                         reported on the
                                                         legislative day
                                                         of September
                                                         27, 2006,
                                                         providing for
                                                         consideration
                                                         or disposition
                                                         of any of the
                                                         following
                                                         measures: (1) A
                                                         bill to
                                                         authorize trial
                                                         by military
                                                         commission for
                                                         violations of
                                                         the law of war,
                                                         and for other
                                                         purposes. (2) A
                                                         bill to update
                                                         the Foreign
                                                         Intelligence
                                                         Surveillance
                                                         Act of 1978.
                                                         (3) A
                                                         conference
                                                         report to
                                                         accompany the
                                                         bill (H.R.
                                                         5441) making
                                                         appropriations
                                                         for the
                                                         Department of
                                                         Homeland
                                                         Security for
                                                         the fiscal year
                                                         ending
                                                         September 30,
                                                         2007, and for
                                                         other purposes.
    H. Res. 1053..........  ..........................  Special rule
                                                         reported on the
                                                         legislative day
                                                         of September
                                                         29, 2006,
                                                         providing for
                                                         consideration
                                                         of certain
                                                         resolutions
                                                         reported by the
                                                         Rules
                                                         Committee.
    H. Res. 1093..........  ..........................  Special rule
                                                         reported on the
                                                         legislative day
                                                         of December 5,
                                                         2006, providing
                                                         for
                                                         consideration
                                                         or disposition
                                                         of any
                                                         resolution
                                                         reported on the
                                                         legislative day
                                                         of December 6,
                                                         2006, providing
                                                         for
                                                         consideration
                                                         of a bill to
                                                         amend the
                                                         Internal
                                                         Revenue Code of
                                                         1986 to extend
                                                         expiring
                                                         provisions, and
                                                         for other
                                                         purposes.
    H. Res. 1096..........  ..........................  Special rule
                                                         reported on the
                                                         legislative day
                                                         of December 6,
                                                         2006, providing
                                                         for
                                                         consideration
                                                         of certain
                                                         resolutions
                                                         reported by the
                                                         Rules
                                                         Committee.
    H. Res. 1102..........  ..........................  Special rule
                                                         reported on the
                                                         legislative day
                                                         of December 7,
                                                         2006, providing
                                                         for
                                                         consideration
                                                         of certain
                                                         resolutions
                                                         reported by the
                                                         Rules
                                                         Committee.
Makes in order suspensions
 on special days:
    H. Res. 345...........  ..........................  Suspensions in
                                                         order on
                                                         Thursday, June
                                                         30, 2005.
    H. Res. 395...........  ..........................  Suspensions in
                                                         order on
                                                         Thursday, July
                                                         28, 2005.
    H. Res. 426...........  ..........................  Suspensions in
                                                         order on
                                                         Thursday,
                                                         September 8,
                                                         2005.
    H. Res. 440...........  H.R. 889..................  Suspensions in
                                                         order on
                                                         Thursday,
                                                         September 15,
                                                         2005.
    H. Res. 469...........  H.J. Res. 68..............  Suspensions in
                                                         order on
                                                         Thursday,
                                                         October 6,
                                                         2005.
    H. Res. 623...........  ..........................  Suspensions in
                                                         order on
                                                         Saturday,
                                                         December 17,
                                                         2005.
    H. Res. 631...........  ..........................  Suspensions in
                                                         order on
                                                         Sunday,
                                                         December 18,
                                                         2005.
    H. Res. 1045..........  ..........................  Suspensions in
                                                         order on
                                                         Friday,
                                                         September 29,
                                                         2006.
    H. Res. 1096..........  ..........................  Suspensions in
                                                         order on
                                                         Thursday,
                                                         December 7,
                                                         2006.
    H. Res. 1102..........  ..........................  Suspensions in
                                                         order on
                                                         Friday,
                                                         December 8,
                                                         2006.
Senate hook-up:
    H. Res. 154...........  H. Con. Res. 95...........  Concurrent
                                                         Resolution on
                                                         the Budget for
                                                         Fiscal Year
                                                         2006.
    H. Res. 560...........  H.R. 4241.................  Deficit
                                                         Reduction Act
                                                         of 2005.
    H. Res. 653...........  ..........................  Relating to the
                                                         consideration
                                                         of the bill S.
                                                         1932--Deficit
                                                         Reduction Act
                                                         of 2005.
    H. Res. 783...........  H.R. 4975.................  Lobbying
                                                         Accountability
                                                         and
                                                         Transparency
                                                         Act of 2006.
    H. Res. 817...........  H. Con. Res. 376..........  Concurrent
                                                         Resolution on
                                                         the Budget for
                                                         Fiscal Year
                                                         2007--2ndRule.
Disposition of Senate
 amendments:
    H. Res. 1099..........  H.R. 6111.................  To amend the
                                                         Internal
                                                         Revenue Code of
                                                         1986 to provide
                                                         that the Tax
                                                         Court may
                                                         review claims
                                                         for equitable
                                                         innocent spouse
                                                         relief and to
                                                         suspend the
                                                         running on the
                                                         period of
                                                         limitations
                                                         while such
                                                         claims are
                                                         pending.
Motions to go to
 conference:
    H. Res. 783...........  H.R. 4975.................  Lobbying
                                                         Accountability
                                                         and
                                                         Transparency
                                                         Act of 2006.
    H. Res. 952...........  H.R. 4157.................  Health
                                                         Information
                                                         Technology
                                                         Promotion Act
                                                         of 2005.
Chairman's en bloc
 authority:
    H. Res. 811...........  H.R. 5122.................  National Defense
                                                         Authorization
                                                         Act for Fiscal
                                                         Year 2007--
                                                         2ndRule.
Self-executing amendments:
    H. Res. 75............  H.R. 418..................  Real ID Act of
                                                         2005--Further
                                                         Debate/
                                                         Amendments.
    H. Res. 140...........  H.R. 3....................  Transportation
                                                         Equity Act: A
                                                         Legacy for
                                                         Users (part 1).
    H. Res. 283...........  H.R. 1817.................  Department of
                                                         Homeland
                                                         Security
                                                         Authorization
                                                         Act for Fiscal
                                                         Year 2006.
    H. Res. 331...........  H.R. 2475.................  Intelligence
                                                         Authorization
                                                         Act, 2006.
    H. Res. 351...........  H.R. 740..................  Occupational
                                                         Safety and
                                                         Health Review
                                                         Commission
                                                         Efficiency Act
                                                         of 2005.
                            H.R. 741..................  Occupational
                                                         Safety and
                                                         Health
                                                         Independent
                                                         Review of OSHA
                                                         Citation Act of
                                                         2005.
    H. Res. 365...........  H.R. 2601.................  Foreign
                                                         Relations
                                                         Authorization
                                                         Act, Fiscal
                                                         Years 2006-07.
    H. Res. 369...........  H.R. 3199.................  USA PATRIOT and
                                                         Terrorism
                                                         Prevention
                                                         Reauthorization
                                                         Act of 2005.
    H. Res. 387...........  H.R. 3283.................  United States
                                                         Trade Rights
                                                         Enforcement
                                                         Act.
    H. Res. 470...........  H.R. 3824.................  Threatened and
                                                         Endangered
                                                         Species
                                                         Recovery Act of
                                                         2005.
    H. Res. 481...........  H.R. 3893.................  Gasoline for
                                                         America's
                                                         Security Act of
                                                         2005.
    H. Res. 553...........  H.R. 1065.................  United States
                                                         Boxing
                                                         Commission Act.
    H. Res. 560...........  H.R. 4241.................  Deficit
                                                         Reduction Act
                                                         of 2005.
    H. Res. 572...........  H. Res. 571...............  Expressing the
                                                         sense of the
                                                         House of
                                                         Representatives
                                                         that the
                                                         Deployment of
                                                         United States
                                                         forces in Iraq
                                                         be terminated
                                                         immediately.
                            H. Con. Res. 308..........  Directing the
                                                         Clerk of the
                                                         House of
                                                         Representatives
                                                         to make
                                                         technical
                                                         corrections in
                                                         the enrollment
                                                         of H.R. 3058.
    H. Res. 588...........  H.R. 4297.................  Tax Relief
                                                         Extension
                                                         Reconciliation
                                                         Act of 2005.
    H. Res. 602...........  H.R. 2830.................  Pension
                                                         Protection Act
                                                         of 2005.
    H. Res. 610...........  H.R. 4437.................  Border
                                                         Protection,
                                                         Antiterrorism,
                                                         and Illegal
                                                         Immigration
                                                         Control Act of
                                                         2005 (1st
                                                         Rule).
    H. Res. 640...........  S. 1932...................  Deficit Control
                                                         Act of 2005--
                                                         CONFERENCE
                                                         REPORT.
    H. Res. 741...........  H.R. 609..................  College Access
                                                         and Opportunity
                                                         Act of 2005.
    H. Res. 755...........  H.R. 513..................  527 Reform Act
                                                         of 2005.
    H. Res. 783...........  H.R. 4975.................  Lobbying
                                                         Accountability
                                                         and
                                                         Transparency
                                                         Act of 2006.
    H. Res. 816...........  H.R. 4200.................  Forest Emergency
                                                         Recovery and
                                                         Research Act.
    H. Res. 817...........  H. Con. Res. 376..........  Concurrent
                                                         Resolution on
                                                         the Budget for
                                                         Fiscal Year
                                                         2007.
    H. Res. 885...........  H.R. 5638.................  Permanent Estate
                                                         Tax Relief Act
                                                         of 2006.
    H. Res. 886...........  H.R. 4890.................  Legislative Line
                                                         Item Veto Act
                                                         of 2006.
    H. Res. 907...........  H.R. 4411.................  Unlawful
                                                         Internet
                                                         Gambling
                                                         Enforcement Act
                                                         of 2006.
    H. Res. 939...........  H.R. 1956.................  Business
                                                         Activity Tax
                                                         Simplification
                                                         Act of 2006.
    H. Res. 947...........  H.R. 5682.................  United States
                                                         and India
                                                         Nuclear
                                                         Cooperation
                                                         Promotion Act
                                                         of 2006.
    H. Res. 952...........  H.R. 4157.................  Health
                                                         Information
                                                         Technology
                                                         Promotion Act
                                                         of 2005.
    H. Res. 1002..........  H.R. 6061.................  Secure Fence Act
                                                         of 2006.
    H. Res. 1003..........  H. Res. 1000..............  Providing for
                                                         Earmark Reform
                                                         in the House of
                                                         Representatives
                                                         .
    H. Res. 1015..........  H.R. 4844.................  Federal Election
                                                         Integrity Act.
    H. Res. 1038..........  H.R. 2679.................  Public
                                                         Expressions of
                                                         Religion Act of
                                                         2005.
    H. Res. 1039..........  S. 403....................  Child Interstate
                                                         Abortion
                                                         Notification
                                                         Act.
    H. Res. 1042..........  H.R. 6166.................  Military
                                                         Commissions Act
                                                         of 2006.
    H. Res. 1047..........  H.R. 4772.................  Private Property
                                                         Rights
                                                         Implementation
                                                         Act of 2006.
    H. Res. 1052..........  H.R. 5825.................  Electronic
                                                         Surveillance
                                                         Modernization
                                                         Act.
    H. Res. 1054..........  H.R. 5441.................  Homeland
                                                         Security
                                                         Appropriations
                                                         Act, 2007--
                                                         CONFERENCE
                                                         REPORT
                            S. 3930...................  Military
                                                         Commissions Act
                                                         of 2006.
                            H.R. 4772.................  Private Property
                                                         Rights
                                                         Implementation
                                                         Act of 2006.
Makes in order original
 text:
    H. Res. 27............  H.R. 27...................  Job Training
                                                         Improvement Act
                                                         of 2005.
    H. Res. 236...........  H.R. 748..................  Child Interstate
                                                         Abortion
                                                         Notification
                                                         Act.
    H. Res. 254...........  H.R. 366..................  Vocational and
                                                         Technical
                                                         Education for
                                                         the Future Act.
    H. Res. 255...........  H.R. 1185.................  Federal Deposit
                                                         Insurance
                                                         Reform Act of
                                                         2005.
    H. Res. 268...........  H.R. 1279.................  Gang Deterrence
                                                         and Community
                                                         Protection Act
                                                         of 2005.
    H. Res. 269...........  H.R. 1544.................  Faster and
                                                         Smarter Funding
                                                         for First
                                                         Responders Act
                                                         of 2005.
    H. Res. 346...........  H.R. 2864.................  Water Resources
                                                         Development Act
                                                         of 2005.
    H. Res. 370...........  H.R. 3070.................  National
                                                         Aeronautics and
                                                         Space
                                                         Administration
                                                         Authorization
                                                         Act of 2005.
    H. Res. 380...........  H.R. 22...................  Postal
                                                         Accountability
                                                         and Enhancement
                                                         Act.
    H. Res. 436...........  H.R. 3132.................  Children's
                                                         Safety Act of
                                                         2005.
    H. Res. 440...........  H.R. 889..................  Coast Guard and
                                                         Maritime
                                                         Transportation
                                                         Act of 2005.
    H. Res. 451...........  H.R. 250..................  Manufacturing
                                                         Technology
                                                         Competitiveness
                                                         Act of 2005.
    H. Res. 455...........  H.R. 2123.................  School Readiness
                                                         Act of 2005.
    H. Res. 462...........  H.R. 3402.................  Department of
                                                         Justice
                                                         Appropriations
                                                         Act, FY 2006-
                                                         09.
    H. Res. 508...........  H.R. 420..................  Lawsuit Abuse
                                                         Reduction Act
                                                         of 2005.
    H. Res. 509...........  H.R. 1461.................  Federal Housing
                                                         Finance Reform
                                                         Act of 2005.
    H. Res. 527...........  H.R. 4128.................  Private Property
                                                         Rights
                                                         Protections Act
                                                         of 2005.
    H. Res. 540...........  H.R. 1751.................  Secure Access to
                                                         Justice and
                                                         Court
                                                         Protection Act
                                                         of 2005.
    H. Res. 713...........  H.R. 2829.................  Office of
                                                         National Drug
                                                         Control Policy
                                                         Reauthorization
                                                         Act of 2005.
    H. Res. 774...........  H.R. 5020.................  Intelligence
                                                         Authorization
                                                         Act for FY
                                                         2007.
    H. Res. 789...........  H.R. 4954.................  Security and
                                                         Accountability
                                                         For Every
                                                         (SAFE) Port.
    H. Res. 806...........  H.R. 5122.................  National Defense
                                                         Authorization
                                                         Act for Fiscal
                                                         Year 2007 (1st
                                                         Rule).
    H. Res. 878...........  H.R. 9....................  Fannie Lou
                                                         Hamer, Rosa
                                                         Parks, and
                                                         Coretta Scott
                                                         King Voting
                                                         Rights
                                                         Reauthorization
                                                         and Amendments
                                                         Act of 2006--
                                                         1st Rule.
    H. Res. 897...........  H.R. 4761.................  Deep Ocean
                                                         Energy
                                                         Resources Act
                                                         of 2006.
    H. Res. 906...........  H.R. 2990.................  Credit Rating
                                                         Agency Duopoly
                                                         Relief Act of
                                                         2006.
    H. Res. 910...........  H.R. 9....................  Fannie Lou
                                                         Hamer, Rosa
                                                         Parks, and
                                                         Coretta Scott
                                                         King Voting
                                                         Rights
                                                         Reauthorization
                                                         and Amendments
                                                         Act of 2006--
                                                         2nd Rule.
    H. Res. 997...........  H.R. 2965.................  Federal Prison
                                                         Industries
                                                         Competition in
                                                         Contracting
                                                         Act.
Conference reports:
    H. Res. 248...........  H. Con. Res. 95...........  Concurrent
                                                         Resolution on
                                                         the Budget for
                                                         Fiscal Year
                                                         2006--CONFERENC
                                                         E REPORT.
    H. Res. 258...........  H.R. 1268.................  Emergency
                                                         Supplemental
                                                         Appropriations
                                                         Act of Defense,
                                                         the Global War
                                                         on Terror, and
                                                         Tsunami Relief
                                                         Act, 2005--
                                                         CONFERENCE
                                                         REPORT.
    H. Res. 392...........  H.R. 2361.................  Department of
                                                         the Interior,
                                                         Environment,
                                                         and Related
                                                         Agencies
                                                         Appropriations
                                                         Act, 2006--
                                                         CONFERENCE
                                                         REPORT.
    H. Res. 394...........  H.R. 6....................  Energy Policy
                                                         Act of 2005--
                                                         CONFERENCE
                                                         REPORT.
    H. Res. 396...........  H.R. 2985.................  Legislative
                                                         Branch
                                                         Appropriations
                                                         Act, 2006--
                                                         CONFERENCE
                                                         REPORT.
    H. Res. 399...........  H.R. 3....................  Transportation
                                                         Equity Act: A
                                                         Legacy for
                                                         Users--CONFEREN
                                                         CE REPORT.
    H. Res. 474...........  H.R. 2360.................  Department of
                                                         Homeland
                                                         Security
                                                         Appropriations
                                                         Act of Fiscal
                                                         Year 2006--
                                                         CONFERENCE
                                                         REPORT.
    H. Res. 520...........  H.R. 2744.................  Agriculture,
                                                         Rural
                                                         Development,
                                                         Food and Drug
                                                         Administration
                                                         and Related
                                                         Agencies
                                                         Appropriations
                                                         Act, 2006--
                                                         CONFERENCE
                                                         REPORT.
    H. Res. 532...........  H.R. 3057.................  Foreign
                                                         Operations,
                                                         Export
                                                         Financing, and
                                                         Related
                                                         Programs
                                                         Appropriations
                                                         Act, 2006--
                                                         CONFERENCE
                                                         REPORT.
    H. Res. 538...........  H.R. 2862.................  Science, State,
                                                         Justice,
                                                         Commerce, and
                                                         Related
                                                         Agencies Act,
                                                         2006--CONFERENC
                                                         E REPORT.
    H. Res. 539...........  H.R. 2419.................  Energy and Water
                                                         Development
                                                         Appropriations
                                                         Act, 2006,--
                                                         CONFERENCE
                                                         REPORT.
    H. Res. 559...........  H.R. 3010.................  Labor, Health
                                                         and Human
                                                         Services,
                                                         Education and
                                                         Related
                                                         Agencies
                                                         Appropriations,
                                                         FY 2006--
                                                         CONFERENCE
                                                         REPORT.
    H. Res. 564...........  H.R. 2528.................  Military Quality
                                                         of Life and
                                                         Veterans
                                                         Affairs and
                                                         Related
                                                         Agencies
                                                         Appropriations
                                                         Act, 2006--
                                                         CONFERENCE
                                                         REPORT.
    H. Res. 565...........  H.R. 3058.................  Departments of
                                                         Transportation,
                                                         Treasury,
                                                         Housing and
                                                         Urban
                                                         Development,
                                                         the Judiciary,
                                                         the District of
                                                         Columbia, and
                                                         Independent
                                                         Agencies
                                                         Appropriations
                                                         Act, 2006--
                                                         CONFERENCE
                                                         REPORT.
    H. Res. 595...........  H.R. 3199.................  USA Patriot
                                                         Improvement and
                                                         Reauthorization
                                                         Act of 2005--
                                                         CONFERENCE
                                                         REPORT.
    H. Res. 596...........  H.R. 3010.................  Labor, Health
                                                         and Human
                                                         Services, and
                                                         Education, and
                                                         Related
                                                         Agencies
                                                         Appropriations
                                                         Act, FY 2006--
                                                         CONFERENCE
                                                         REPORT.
    H. Res. 639...........  H.R. 2863.................  Department of
                                                         Defense
                                                         Appropriations
                                                         Act, FY 2006--
                                                         CONFERENCE
                                                         REPORT.
    H. Res. 640...........  S. 1932...................  Deficit Control
                                                         Act of 2005--
                                                         CONFERENCE
                                                         REPORT.
    H. Res. 805...........  H.R. 4297.................  The Tax Increase
                                                         Prevention and
                                                         Reconciliation
                                                         Act of 2005--
                                                         CONFERENCE
                                                         REPORT.
    H. Res. 857...........  H.R. 4939.................  Emergency
                                                         Supplemental
                                                         Appropriations
                                                         Act for
                                                         Defense, The
                                                         Global War on
                                                         Terror, and
                                                         Hurricane
                                                         Recovery, 2006--
                                                         CONFERENCE
                                                         REPORT.
    H. Res. 946...........  S. 250....................  Vocational and
                                                         Technical
                                                         Education for
                                                         the Future Act--
                                                         CONFERENCE
                                                         REPORT.
    H. Res. 1037..........  H.R. 5631.................  Department of
                                                         Defense
                                                         Appropriations
                                                         Act, 2007--
                                                         CONFERENCE
                                                         REPORT.
    H. Res. 1054..........  H.R. 5441.................  Homeland
                                                         Security
                                                         Appropriations
                                                         Act, 2007--
                                                         CONFERENCE
                                                         REPORT.
    H. Res. 1062..........  H.R. 5122.................  National Defense
                                                         Authorization
                                                         Act, 2007--
                                                         CONFERENCE
                                                         REPORT.
    H. Res. 1101..........  H.R. 5682.................  Henry J. Hyde
                                                         United States
                                                         and India
                                                         Nuclear
                                                         Cooperation
                                                         Promotion Act
                                                         of 2006
Providing for the
 consideration of multiple
 measures:
    H. Res. 351...........  H.R. 739..................  Occupational
                                                         Safety and
                                                         Health Small
                                                         Business Day in
                                                         Court Act of
                                                         2005.
                            H.R. 740..................  Occupational
                                                         Safety and
                                                         Health Review
                                                         Commission
                                                         Efficiency Act
                                                         of 2005.
                            H.R. 741..................  Occupational
                                                         Safety and
                                                         Health
                                                         Independent
                                                         Review of OSHA
                                                         Citation Act of
                                                         2005.
                            H.R. 742..................  Occupational
                                                         Safety and
                                                         Health Small
                                                         Employer Access
                                                         to Justice Act
                                                         of 2005.
    H. Res. 572...........  H. Res. 571...............  Expressing the
                                                         sense of the
                                                         House of
                                                         Representatives
                                                         that the
                                                         deployment of
                                                         United States
                                                         forces in Iraq
                                                         be terminated
                                                         immediately.
                            H. Con. Res. 308..........  Directing the
                                                         Clerk of the
                                                         House of
                                                         Representatives
                                                         to make a
                                                         technical
                                                         correction in
                                                         the enrollment
                                                         of H.R. 3058.
    H. Res. 966...........  H.R. 5970.................  Estate Tax and
                                                         Extension of
                                                         Tax Relief Act
                                                         of 2006.
                                                         Pension
                                                         Protection Act
                                                         of 2006.
                            H.R. 4....................  To provide
                                                         economic
                                                         security for
                                                         all Americans,
                                                         and for other
                                                         purposes.
    H. Res. 1018..........  H.R. 6094.................  Community
                                                         Protection Act
                                                         of 2006.
                            H.R. 6095.................  Immigration Law
                                                         Enforcement Act
                                                         of 2006.
                            H.R. 4830.................  Border Tunnel
                                                         Prevention Act
                                                         of 2006.
    H. Res. 1054..........  H.R. 5441.................  Homeland
                                                         Security
                                                         Appropriations
                                                         Act, 2007--
                                                         CONFERENCE
                                                         REPORT.
                            S. 3930...................  Military
                                                         Commissions Act
                                                         of 2006.
                            H.R. 4772.................  Private Property
                                                         Rights
                                                         Implementation
                                                         Act of 2006.
Providing for the
 engrossment of multiple
 measures:
    H. Res. 351...........  H.R. 739..................  Occupational
                                                         Safety and
                                                         Health Small
                                                         Business Day in
                                                         Court Act of
                                                         2005.
                            H.R. 740..................  Occupational
                                                         Safety and
                                                         Health Review
                                                         Commission
                                                         Efficiency Act
                                                         of 2005.
                            H.R. 741..................  Occupational
                                                         Safety and
                                                         Health
                                                         Independent
                                                         Review of OSHA
                                                         Citation Act of
                                                         2005.
                            H.R. 742..................  Occupational
                                                         Safety and
                                                         Health Small
                                                         Employer Access
                                                         to Justice Act
                                                         of 2005.
Waiving points of order
 against the bill, except
 for provisions specified
 in the rule:
    H. Res. 151...........  H.R. 1268.................  Emergency
                                                         Supplemental
                                                         Appropriations
                                                         Act for
                                                         Defense, the
                                                         Global War on
                                                         Terror, and
                                                         Tsunami Relief,
                                                         2005.
    H. Res. 154...........  H. Con. Res. 95...........  Concurrent
                                                         Resolution on
                                                         the Budget,
                                                         Fiscal Year
                                                         2006.
Miscellaneous:
    H. Res. 241...........  ..........................  Providing for
                                                         the adoption of
                                                         the resolution
                                                         (H. Res. 240)
                                                         amending the
                                                         rules of the
                                                         House of
                                                         Representatives
                                                         to reinstate
                                                         certain
                                                         provisions of
                                                         the rules
                                                         relating to
                                                         procedures of
                                                         the Committee
                                                         on Standards of
                                                         Official
                                                         Conduct to the
                                                         form in which
                                                         those
                                                         provisions
                                                         existed at the
                                                         close of the
                                                         108th Congress.
    H. Res. 783...........  H.R. 4975.................  Lobbying
                                                         Accountability
                                                         and
                                                         Transparency
                                                         Act of 2006.
    H. Res. 818...........  H.R. 5386.................  Making
                                                         appropriations
                                                         for the
                                                         Department of
                                                         the Interior,
                                                         environment,
                                                         and related
                                                         agencies for
                                                         the fiscal year
                                                         ending
                                                         September 30,
                                                         2006, and for
                                                         other purposes.
    H. Res. 1100..........  H.R. 6406.................  To modify
                                                         temporarily
                                                         certain rates
                                                         of duty and
                                                         make other
                                                         technical
                                                         amendments to
                                                         the trade laws,
                                                         to extend
                                                         certain trade
                                                         preference
                                                         programs, and
                                                         for other
                                                         purposes.
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                                                            B. TABLE 2.--RESOLUTIONS REPORTED
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                  Rule                             Bill                           Floor Action                     Date               Managers
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
H. Res. 42, H. Rept. 109-1.............  H.R. 54................  Congressional Gold Medal Enhancement Act of
                                                                   2005.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    1/25/2005  Sessions/Hastings (FL)
                                                                  Rule Adopted voice vote....................    1/26/2005
H. Res. 59, H. Rept. 109-2.............  H. Con. Res. 36........  Expressing the continued support of
                                                                   Congress for equal access of military
                                                                   recruiters to institutions of higher
                                                                   education.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................     2/1/2005  Cole/McGovern
                                                                  Rule Adopted voice vote....................     2/2/2005
H. Res. 71, H. Rept. 109-3.............  H.R. 418...............  REAL ID Act of 2005-General Debate.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................     2/8/2005  Sessions/Hastings (FL)
                                                                  Rule Adopted record vote 228-191...........     2/9/2005
H. Res. 75, H. Rept. 109-4.............  H.R. 418...............  REAL ID Act of 2005-Further Debate/
                                                                   Amendments.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................     2/9/2005  Sessions/Hastings (FL)
                                                                  Rule Adopted record vote 228-198...........    2/10/2005
H. Res. 95, H. Rept. 109-6.............  H.R. 310...............  Broadcast Decency Enforcement Act of 2005.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    2/15/2005  Capito/Slaughter
                                                                  Rule Adopted record vote 230-19............    2/16/2005
H. Res. 96, H. Rept. 109-7.............  S. 5...................  Class Action Fairness Act of 2005.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    2/15/2005  Gingrey/McGovern
                                                                  Rule Adopted voice vote....................    2/16/2005
H. Res. 125, H. Rept. 109-10...........  H.R. 841...............  Continuity in Representation Act of 2005.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................     3/1/2005  Cole/Hastings(FL)
                                                                  Rule Adopted voice vote....................     3/3/2005
H. Res. 126, H. Rept. 109-11...........  H.R. 27................  Job Training Improvement Act of 2005.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................     3/1/2005  Bishop/McGovern
                                                                  Rule Adopted record vote 227-191...........     3/2/2005
H. Res. 140, H. Rept. 109-14...........  H.R. 3.................  Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for
                                                                   Users (1st rule).
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................     3/8/2005  Capito/Slaughter
                                                                  Rule Adopted voice vote....................     3/9/2005
H. Res. 144, H. Rept. 109-15...........  H.R. 3.................  Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for
                                                                   Users (2nd rule).
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................     3/9/2005  Capito/Slaughter
                                                                  Rule Adopted voice vote....................    3/10/2005
H. Res. 151, H. Rept. 109-18...........  H.R. 1268..............  Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act
                                                                   for Defense, the Global War on Terror, and
                                                                   Tsunami Relief, 2005.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    3/14/2005  Cole/Slaughter
                                                                  Rule adopted voice vote....................    3/15/2005
H. Res. 154, H. Rept. 109-19...........  H. Con. Res. 95........  Concurrent Resolution on the Budget for
                                                                   Fiscal Year 2006..
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    3/15/2005  Putnam/Slaughter
                                                                  Previous question agreed to 230-202........    3/16/2005
                                                                  Rule Adopted record vote 228-196...........    3/16/2005
H. Res. 162, H. Rept. 109-20...........  H.R. 1334..............  Protection of Incapacitated Persons Act of
                                                                   2005.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    3/16/2005  Gingrey/Slaughter
                                                                  Laid on the table..........................    6/29/2006
H. Res. 163, H. Rept. 109-21...........  H. Res. 163............  Waiving a Requirement of Clause 6(a) of
                                                                   Rule XIII with Respect to the Same Day
                                                                   Consideration of Certain Resolutions
                                                                   Reported by the Committee on Rules.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    3/16/2005  Gingrey/Slaughter
                                                                  Laid on the table..........................    6/29/2006
H. Res. 181, H. Rept. 109-27...........  H. Res. 181............  Waiving a Requirement of Clause 6(a) of
                                                                   Rule XIII with Respect to the Same Day
                                                                   Consideration of Certain Resolutions
                                                                   Reported by the Committee on Rules.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    3/20/2005  Gingrey/Slaughter
                                                                  Laid on the table..........................    6/29/2006
H. Res. 182, H. Rept. 109-28...........  S. 686.................  For the Relief of the Parents of Theresa
                                                                   Marie Schiavo.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    3/20/2005  Gingrey/Hastings (FL)
                                                                  Laid on the table..........................    6/29/2006
H. Res. 202, H. Rept. 109-35...........  H.R. 8.................  Death Tax Repeal Permanency Act of 2005.       4/12/2005  Hastings(WA)/McGovern
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    4/13/2005
                                                                  Previous question agreed to 237-195........    4/13/2005
                                                                  Rule adopted voice vote....................    4/13/2005
H. Res. 211, H. Rept. 109-43...........  S. 256.................  Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer
                                                                   Protection Act of 2005.
                                                                  Reported from Rules                            4/13/2005  Gingrey/Hastings (FL)
                                                                  Previous question agreed to 227-199........    4/14/2005
                                                                  Rule Adopted record vote 227-196...........    4/14/2005
H. Res. 219, H. Rept. 109-49...........  H.R. 6.................  Energy Policy Act of 2005.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    4/19/2005  Sessions/McGovern
                                                                  Rule Adopted voice vote....................    4/20/2005
H. Res. 235, H. Rept. 109-55...........  H. Res. 22.............  Expressing the sense of the House of
                                                                   Representatives that American small
                                                                   businesses are entitled to a Small
                                                                   Business Bill of Rights.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    4/26/2005  Capito/Matsui
                                                                  Previous question agreed to 228-201........    4/27/2005
                                                                  Rule adopted voice vote 4/26/2005..........    4/27/2005
H. Res. 236, H. Rept. 109-56...........  H.R. 748...............  Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    4/26/2005  Gingrey/Slaughter
                                                                  Previous question agreed to 234-192........    4/27/2005
                                                                  Rule adopted voice vote....................    4/27/2005
H. Res. 241, H. Rept. 109-59...........  .......................  Providing for the adoption of the
                                                                   resolution (H. Res. 240) amending the
                                                                   rules of the House of Representatives to
                                                                   reinstate certain provisions of the rules
                                                                   relating to procedures of the Committee on
                                                                   Standards of Official Conduct to the form
                                                                   in which those provisions existed at the
                                                                   close of the 108th Congress.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    4/27/2005  Drier/Slaughter
                                                                  Rule adopted record vote 406-20............    4/27/2005
H. Res. 242, H. Rept. 109-60...........  .......................  Waiving a requirement of clause 6(a) of
                                                                   rule XIII with respect to the same day
                                                                   consideration of certain resolutions
                                                                   reported by the Rules Committee.
                                                                  Reported from Rules 4/27/2005..............               Putnam/Slaughter
                                                                  Rule adopted record vote 230-199...........    4/28/2005
H. Res. 248, H. Rept. 109-63...........  H. Con. Res. 95........  Concurrent Resolution on the Budget for
                                                                   Fiscal Year 2006-Conference Report.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    4/28/2005  Putnam/Slaughter
                                                                  Previous question agreed to 228-196........    4/28/2005
                                                                  Rule adopted voice vote....................    4/28/2005
H. Res. 254, H. Rept. 109-69...........  H.R. 366...............  Vocational and Technical Education for the
                                                                   Future Act.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................     5/3/2005  Bishop/McGovern
                                                                  Rule adopted voice vote....................     5/4/2005
H. Res. 255, H. Rept. 109-70...........  H.R. 1185..............  Federal Deposit Insurance Reform Act of
                                                                   2005.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................     5/3/2005  Sessions/Matsui
                                                                  Rule adopted voice vote....................     5/4/2005
H. Res. 258, H. Rept. 109-73...........  H.R. 1268..............  Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act
                                                                   for Defense, the Global War on Terror, and
                                                                   Tsunami Relief, 2005.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................     5/4/2005  Cole/Slaughter
                                                                  Previous question agreed to 224-196........     5/5/2005
                                                                  Rule adopted voice vote....................     5/5/2005
H. Res. 268, H. Rept. 109-76...........  H.R. 1279..............  Gang Deterrence and Community Protection
                                                                   Act of 2005.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    5/10/2005  Gingrey/McGovern
                                                                  Previous question agreed to 227-198........    5/11/2005
                                                                  Rule adopted voice vote....................    5/11/2005
H. Res. 269, H. Rept. 109-77...........  H.R. 1544..............  Faster and Smarter Funding for First
                                                                   Responders Act of 2005.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    5/10/2005  Sessions/Matsui
                                                                  Rule adopted voice vote....................    5/12/2005
H. Res. 278, H. Rept. 109-83...........  H.R. 2360..............  Department of Homeland Security
                                                                   Appropriations Act, 2006.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    5/16/2005  Sessions/McGovern
                                                                  Previous question agreed to 223-185........    5/17/2005
                                                                  Rule adopted record vote 222-185...........    5/17/2005
H. Res. 283, H. Rept. 109-84...........  H.R. 1817..............  Department of Homeland Security
                                                                   Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2006.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    5/17/2005  Sessions/Slaughter
                                                                  Previous question agreed to 226-199........    5/18/2005
                                                                  Rule adopted record vote 284-124...........    5/18/2005
H. Res. 287, H. Rept. 109-87...........  H.R. 2361..............  Department of Interior, Environment, and
                                                                   Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2006.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    5/18/2005  Bishop/Hastings (FL)
                                                                  Previous question agreed to 215-194........    5/19/2005
                                                                  Rule adopted voice vote....................    5/19/2005
H. Res. 291, H. Rept. 109-94...........  H.R. 2419..............  Energy and Water Development Appropriations
                                                                   Bill, 2006.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    5/23/2005  Diaz-Balart/Matsui
                                                                  Previous question agree to 219-190.........    5/24/2005
                                                                  Rule adopted voice vote....................    5/24/2005
H. Res. 293, H. Rept. 109-96...........  H.R. 1815..............  National Defense Authorization Act for
                                                                   Fiscal Year 2006.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    5/24/2005  Cole/Slaughter
                                                                  Previous question agreed to 225-200........    5/25/2005
                                                                  Rule adopted record vote 225-198...........    5/25/2005
H. Res. 298, H. Rept. 109-97...........  H.R. 2528..............  Military Quality of Life and Veterans
                                                                   Affairs and Related Agencies
                                                                   Appropriations Act, 2006.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    5/25/2005  Gingrey/McGovern
                                                                  Previous question agreed to 223-194........    5/26/2005
                                                                  Rule adopted voice vote....................    5/26/2005
H. Res. 303, H. Rept. 109-105..........  H.R. 2744..............  Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and
                                                                   Drug Administration, and Related Agencies
                                                                   Act, 2006.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................     6/7/2005  Putnam/McGovern
                                                                  Rule adopted voice vote....................     6/8/2005
H. Res. 304, H. Rept. 109-106..........  H.J. Res. 27...........  Withdrawing the approval of the United
                                                                   States from the Agreement establishing the
                                                                   World Trade Organization.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................     6/7/2005  Hastings(WA)/Matsui
                                                                  Rule Adopted voice vote....................     6/8/2005
H. Res. 314, H. Rept. 109-122..........  H.R. 2862..............  Science, State, Justice, Commerce, and
                                                                   Related Agencies Appropriations, FY 2006.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    6/13/2005  Gingrey/Slaughter
                                                                  Previous question agreed to 222-190........    6/14/2005
                                                                  Rule adopted voice vote....................    6/14/2005
H. Res. 315, H. Rept. 109-127..........  H.R. 2863..............  Department of Defense, Emergency
                                                                   Supplemental Appropriations to Address
                                                                   Hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico and
                                                                   Pandemic Influenza Act, 2006.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    6/14/2005  Cole/McGovern
                                                                  Previous question agreed to 223-200........    6/16/2005
                                                                  Rule adopted voice vote....................    6/16/2005
H. Res. 319, H. Rept. 109-132..........  H.R. 2745..............  Henry J. Hyde United Nations Reform Act of
                                                                   2005.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    6/15/2005  Bishop/Hastings(FL)
                                                                  Rule adopted voice vote....................    6/16/2005
H. Res. 330, H. Rept. 109-140..........  H.J. Res. 10...........  Proposing an amendment to the Constitution
                                                                   of the United States authorizing the
                                                                   Congress to prohibit the physical
                                                                   desecration of the Flag of the United
                                                                   States.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    6/20/2005  Gingrey/Hastings(FL)
                                                                  Rule adopted voice vote....................    6/21/2005
H. Res. 331, H. Rept. 109-141..........  H.R. 2475..............  Intelligence Authorization Act, 2006.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    7/20/2005  Putnam/Hastings(FL)
                                                                  Previous question agreed to 224-201........    7/21/2005
                                                                  Rule adopted voice vote....................    7/21/2005
H. Res. 334, H. Rept. 109-144..........  H.R. 2985..............  Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, FY
                                                                   2006.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    6/21/2005  Diaz-Balart/Matsui
                                                                  Previous question agreed to 219-196........    6/22/2005
                                                                  Rule adopted record vote 220-192...........    6/22/2005
H. Res. 337, H. Rept. 109-148..........  H.R. 3010..............  Labor, Health and Human Services, Education
                                                                   and Related Agencies Appropriations, FY
                                                                   2006.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    6/22/2005  Capito/Slaughter
                                                                  Previous question agreed to 225-194........    6/23/2005
                                                                  Rule adopted voice vote....................    6/23/2005
H. Res. 341, H. Rept. 109-155..........  H.R. 3057..............  Foreign Operations Export Financing, and
                                                                   Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2006.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    7/27/2005  Diaz-Balart/Hastings(FL)
                                                                  Previous question agreed to 217-189........    7/28/2005
                                                                  Rule adopted voice vote....................    7/28/2005
H. Res. 342, H. Rept. 109-156..........  H.R. 3058..............  Transportation, Treasury, Housing and Urban
                                                                   Development, the Judiciary, the District
                                                                   of Columbia, and Independent Agencies
                                                                   Appropriations Act, 2006.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    6/27/2005  Diaz-Balart/McGovern
                                                                  Previous question agreed to 263-152........    6/28/2005
                                                                  Rule adopted record vote 219-193...........    6/28/2005
H. Res. 345, H. Rept. 109-159..........  .......................  Providing for consideration of motions to
                                                                   suspend the rules.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    6/29/2005  Putnam/Slaughter
                                                                  Previous question agreed to 216-191........    6/30/2005
                                                                  Rule adopted voice vote....................    6/30/2005
H. Res. 346, H. Rept. 109-160..........  H.R. 2864..............  Water Resources Development Act of 2005.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    6/29/2005  Capito/Matsui
                                                                  Rule adopted voice vote....................    7/13/2005
H. Res. 351, H. Rept. 109-163..........  H.R. 739...............  Occupational Safety and Health Small
                                                                   Business Day in Court Act of 2005.
                                         H.R. 740...............  Occupational Safety and Health Review
                                                                   Commission Efficiency Act of 2005.
                                         H.R. 741...............  Occupational Safety and Health Independent
                                                                   Review of OSHA Citation Act of 2005.
                                         H.R. 742...............  Occupational Safety and Health Small
                                                                   Employer Access to Justice Act of 2005.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    7/11/2005  Bishop(UT)/Hastings (FL)
                                                                  Previous question agreed to 223-191........    7/12/2005
                                                                  Rule adopted record vote 224-189...........    7/12/2005
H. Res. 365, H. Rept. 109-175..........  H.R. 2601..............  Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal
                                                                   Years 2006-2007.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    7/18/2005  Bishop/Hastings (FL)
                                                                  Rule adopted record vote 228-190...........    7/19/2005
H. Res. 369, H. Rept. 109-369..........  H.R. 3199..............  USA PATRIOT and Terrorism Prevention
                                                                   Reauthorization Act of 2005.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    7/20/2005  Gingrey/Slaughter
                                                                  Previous question agreed to 224-197........    7/21/2005
                                                                  Rule adopted record vote 224-196, 3 Present    7/21/2005
H. Res. 370, H. Rept. 109-179..........  H.R. 3070..............  National Aeronautics and Space
                                                                   Administration Authorization Act of 2005.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    7/20/2005  Gingrey/McGovern
                                                                  Rule adopted voice vote....................    7/22/2005
H. Res. 379, H. Rept. 109-183..........  H.R. 525...............  Small Business Health Fairness Act of 2005.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    7/25/2005  Bishop(UT)/Matsui
                                                                  Rule Adopted voice vote....................    7/26/2005
H. Res. 380, H. Rept. 109-184..........  H.R. 22................  Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    7/25/2005  Sessions/Hastings(FL)
                                                                  Rule adopted voice vote....................    7/26/2005
H. Res. 385, H. Rept. 109-185..........  H.R. 5.................  Help Efficient, Accessible, Low-Cost,
                                                                   Timely Healthcare (HEALTH) Act of 2005.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    7/26/2005  Gingrey/Hastings(FL)
                                                                  Previous question agreed to 226-200, 1         7/27/2005
                                                                   Present.
                                                                  Rule adopted record vote 226-200, 1 Present    7/27/2005
H. Res. 386, H. Rept. 109-186..........  H.R. 3045..............  Dominican Republic-Central America-United
                                                                   States Free Trade Agreement Implementation
                                                                   Act.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    7/26/2005  Dreier/McGovern
                                                                  Rule adopted record vote 227-201...........    7/27/2005
H. Res. 387, H. Rept. 109-187..........  H.R. 3283..............  United States Trade Rights Enforcement Act.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    7/26/2005  Putnam/McGovern
                                                                  Previous question agreed to 226-202........    7/27/2005
                                                                  Rule adopted record vote 228-200...........    7/27/2005
H. Res. 392, H. Rept. 109-198..........  H.R. 2361..............  Department of the Interior, Environment,
                                                                   and Related Agencies Appropriations Act,
                                                                   2006--CONFERENCE REPORT.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    2/27/2005  Bishop/Hastings(FL)
                                                                  Rule adopted record vote 402-4, 23 Present.    7/28/2005
H. Res. 393, H. Rept. 109-199..........  .......................  Waiving a requirement of clause 6(a) of
                                                                   rule XIII with respect to the same day
                                                                   consideration of certain resolutions
                                                                   reported by the Rules Committee.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    7/27/2005  Capito/Slaughter
                                                                  Laid on the table..........................    6/29/2006
H. Res. 394, H. Rept. 109-200..........  H.R. 6.................  Energy Policy Act of 2005--CONFERENCE
                                                                   REPORT.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    7/27/2005  Hastings(WA)/McGovern
                                                                  Rule adopted voice vote....................    7/28/2005
H. Res. 395, H. Rept. 109-201..........  .......................  Providing for consideration of motions to
                                                                   suspend the rules.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    7/27/2005  Putnam/Slaughter
                                                                  Laid on the table..........................    6/29/2006
H. Res. 396, H. Rept. 109-202..........  H.R. 2985..............  Legislative Branch Appropriations Act,
                                                                   2006--CONFERENCE REPORT.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    7/27/2005  Diaz-Balart/Matsui
                                                                  Rule adopted record vote 375-27, 24 Present    7/28/2005
H. Res. 399, H. Rept. 109-212..........  H.R. 3.................  Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for
                                                                   Users--CONFERENCE REPORT.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    7/28/2005  Capito/Slaughter
                                                                  Rule adopted unanimous consent.............    7/29/2005
H. Res. 400, H. Rept. 109-213..........  .......................  Waiving a requirement of clause 6(a) of
                                                                   rule XIII with respect to the same day
                                                                   consideration of certain resolutions
                                                                   reported by the Rules Committee.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    7/28/2005  Capito/Slaughter
                                                                  Laid on the table..........................    6/29/2006
H. Res. 401, H. Rept. 109-214..........  H.R. 3514..............  To Provide an extension of highway, highway
                                                                   safety, motor carrier safety, transit, and
                                                                   other programs funded out of the Highway
                                                                   Trust Fund pending enactment of a law
                                                                   reauthorizing the Transportation Equity
                                                                   Act for the 21st Century.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    7/28/2005  Capito/Slaughter
                                                                  Laid on the table..........................    6/29/2006
H. Res. 426, H. Rept. 109-217..........  H. Res. 426............  Providing for Consideration of Motions to
                                                                   Suspend the Rules.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................     9/7/2005  Diaz-Balart/Slaughter
                                                                  Previous question agreed to 221-193........     9/8/2005
                                                                  Rule adopted recorded vote 235-179.........     9/8/2005
H. Res. 436, H. Rept. 109-219..........  H.R. 3132..............  Children's Safety Act of 2005.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    9/13/2005  Gingrey/Matsui
                                                                  Rule adopted voice vote....................    9/14/2005
H. Res. 439, H. Rept. 109-221..........  H. Res. 437............  A resolution to establish the Select
                                                                   Bipartisan Committee to Investigate the
                                                                   Preparation for and Response to Hurricane
                                                                   Katrina.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    9/14/2005  Dreier/Slaughter
                                                                  Previous question agreed to 222-193........    9/15/2005
                                                                  Rule adopted record vote 221-193...........    9/15/2005
H. Res. 440, H. Rept. 109-222..........  H.R. 889...............  Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Act
                                                                   of 2005.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    9/14/2005  Capito/Hastings(FL)
                                                                  Rule adopted voice vote....................    9/15/2005
H. Res. 451, H. Rept. 109-227..........  H.R. 250...............  Manufacturing Technology Competitiveness
                                                                   Act of 2005.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    9/20/2005  Gingrey/McGovern
                                                                  Rule adopted record vote 222-198...........    9/21/2005
H. Res. 455, H. Rept. 109-229..........  H.R. 2123..............  School Readiness Act of 2005.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    9/20/2005  Bishop/Hastings(FL)
                                                                  Rule adopted record vote 221-189...........    9/22/2005
H. Res. 462, H. Rept. 109-236..........  H.R. 3402..............  Violence Against Women and Department of
                                                                   Justice Reauthorization Act of 2005.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    9/27/2005  Gingrey/Hastings(FL)
                                                                  Rule adopted record vote 330-89............    9/28/2005
H. Res. 468, H. Rept. 109-238..........  H. Res. 468............  Waiving a requirement of clause 6(a) of
                                                                   rule XIII with respect to the same day
                                                                   consideration of certain resolutions
                                                                   reported by the Rules Committee.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................   11/28/2005  Sessions/Hastings(FL)
                                                                  Laid on the table..........................    6/29/2006
H. Res. 469, H. Rept. 109-239..........  H. J. Res. 68..........  Making Continuing Appropriations for the
                                                                   Fiscal Year 2006, and for other purposes.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    9/28/2005  Putnam/Matsui
                                                                  Rule adopted voice vote....................    9/29/2005
H. Res. 470, H. Rept. 109-240..........  H.R. 3824..............  Threatened and Endangered Species Recovery
                                                                   Act of 2005.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    9/28/2005  Hastings(WA)/McGovern
                                                                  Rule adopted record vote 252-171...........    9/29/2005
H. Res. 474, H. Rept. 109-242..........  H.R. 2360..............  Department of Homeland Security
                                                                   Appropriations Act, 2006--CONFERENCE
                                                                   REPORT.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    9/29/2005  Sessions/McGovern
                                                                  Rule adopted voice vote....................    10/6/2005
H. Res. 481, H. Rept. 109-245..........  H.R. 3893..............  Gasoline for America's Security Act of
                                                                   2005.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    10/6/2005  Diaz-Balart/Slaughter
                                                                  Rule adopted record vote 216-201...........    10/7/2005
H. Res. 493, H. Rept. 109-248..........  S. 397.................  Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................   10/17/2005  Gingrey/Hastings(FL)
                                                                  Rule adopted voice vote....................   10/18/2005
H. Res. 494, H. Rept. 109-249..........  H.R. 554...............  Personal Responsibility in Food Consumption
                                                                   Act of 2005.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................   10/17/2005  Gingrey/Matsui
                                                                  Rule adopted record vote 310-114...........   10/18/2005
H. Res. 508, H. Rept. 109-253..........  H.R. 420...............  Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act of 2005.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................   10/25/2005  Gingrey/Hastings(FL)
                                                                  Rule adopted voice vote....................   10/27/2005
H. Res. 509, H. Rept. 109-254..........  H.R. 1461..............  Federal Housing Finance Reform Act of 2005.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................   10/25/2005  Sessions/McGovern
                                                                  Rule adopted record vote 220-196...........   10/26/2005
H. Res. 520, H. Rept. 109-257..........  H.R. 2744..............  Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and
                                                                   Drug Administration and Related Agencies
                                                                   Appropriations Act, 2006--CONFERENCE
                                                                   REPORT.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................   10/27/2005  Putnam/McGovern
                                                                  Rule adopted voice vote....................   10/28/2005
H. Res. 527, H. Rept. 109-266..........  H.R. 4128..............  Private Property Rights Protection Act of
                                                                   2005.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    11/2/2005  Gingrey/McGovern
                                                                  Rule adopted record vote 401-11............    11/3/2005
H. Res. 532, H. Rept. 109-270..........  H.R. 3057..............  Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and
                                                                   Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2006--
                                                                   CONFERENCE REPORT.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    11/3/2005  Diaz-Balart/Slaughter
                                                                  Rule adopted voice vote....................    11/4/2005
H. Res. 538, H. Rept. 109-277..........  H.R. 2862..............  Science, State, Justice, Commerce, and
                                                                   Related Agencies Act, 2006--CONFERENCE
                                                                   REPORT.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    11/8/2005  Gingrey/Slaughter
                                                                  Rule adopted record vote 410-0.............    11/9/2005
H. Res. 539, H. Rept. 109-278..........  H.R. 2419..............  Energy and Water Development Appropriations
                                                                   Act, 2006--CONFERENCE REPORT.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    11/8/2005  Hastings(WA)/Matsui
                                                                  Rule adopted record vote 412-2.............    11/9/2005
H. Res. 540, H. Rept. 109-279..........  H.R. 1751..............  Secure Access to Justice and Court
                                                                   Protection Act of 2005.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    11/8/2005  Gingrey/Matsui
                                                                  Rule adopted record vote 412-0.............    11/9/2005
H. Res. 542, H. Rept. 109-281..........  H.R. 4241..............  Deficit Reduction Act of 2005.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    11/9/2005  Putnam/Slaughter
                                                                  Laid on the table..........................   11/17/2005
H. Res. 553, H. Rept. 109-295..........  H.R. 1065..............  United States Boxing Commission Act.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................   11/15/2005  Diaz-Balart/Hastings(FL)
                                                                  Rule adopted record vote 366-56............   11/16/2005
H. Res. 558, H. Rept. 109-301..........  H.J. Res. 72...........  Making Continuing Appropriations for the
                                                                   fiscal year 2006, and for other purposes.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................   11/16/2005  Putnam/Hastings(FL)
                                                                  Rule adopted record vote 407-21............   11/17/2005
H. Res. 559, H. Rept. 109-302..........  H.R. 3010..............  Labor, Health and Human Services, Education
                                                                   and Related Agencies Appropriations, 2006--
                                                                   CONFERENCE REPORT.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................   11/16/2005  Capito/Matsui
                                                                  Rule adopted record vote 244-185...........   11/17/2005
H. Res. 560, H. Rept. 109-303..........  H.R. 4241..............  Deficit Reduction Act of 2005.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................   11/16/2005  Putnam/Slaughter
                                                                  Amendment agreed to voice vote.............   11/17/2005
                                                                  Rule adopted voice vote....................   11/17/2005
H. Res. 563, H. Rept. 109-306..........  H. Res. 563............  Waiving a requirement of clause 6(a) of
                                                                   rule XIII with respect to the same day
                                                                   consideration of certain resolutions
                                                                   reported by the Rules Committee.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................   11/17/2005  Gingrey/McGovern
                                                                  Amendment agreed to voice vote.............   11/18/2005
                                                                  Rule adopted record vote 211-204...........   11/18/2005
H. Res. 564, H. Rept. 109-308..........  H.R. 2528..............  Military Quality of Life and Veterans
                                                                   Affairs and Related Agencies
                                                                   Appropriations Act, 2006--CONFERENCE
                                                                   REPORT.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................   11/17/2005  Gingrey/McGovern
                                                                  Rule adopted voice vote....................   11/18/2005
H. Res. 565, H. Rept. 109-309..........  H.R. 3058..............  Departments of Transportation, Treasury,
                                                                   Housing and Urban Development, the
                                                                   Judiciary, the District of Columbia, and
                                                                   Independent Agencies Appropriations Act,
                                                                   2006--CONFERENCE REPORT.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................   11/17/2005  Diaz-Balart/Matsui
                                                                  Rule adopted voice vote....................   11/18/2005
H. Res. 572, H. Rept. 109-312..........  H. Res. 571............  Expressing the sense of the House of
                                                                   Representatives that the deployment of
                                                                   United States forces in Iraq be terminated
                                                                   immediately.
                                         H. Con. Res. 308.......  Directing the Clerk of the House of
                                                                   Representatives to make a technical
                                                                   correction in the enrollment of H.R. 3058.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................   11/18/2005  Gingrey/Slaughter
                                                                  Rule adopted record vote 210-202...........   11/18/2005
H. Res. 583, H. Rept. 109-328..........  H.R. 4340..............  United States-Bahrain Free Trade Agreement
                                                                   Implementation Act.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    12/6/2005  Hastings(WA)/Hastings(FL)
                                                                  Rule adopted voice vote....................    12/7/2005
H. Res. 588, H. Rept. 109-330..........  H.R. 4297..............  Tax Relief Extension Reconciliation Act of
                                                                   2005.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    12/7/2005  Putnam/Slaughter
                                                                  Rule adopted voice vote....................    12/8/2005
H. Res. 595, H. Rept. 109-343..........  H.R. 3199..............  USA Patriot Improvement and Reauthorization
                                                                   Act of 2005--CONFERENCE REPORT.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................   12/13/2005  Gingrey/McGovern
                                                                  Rule adopted voice vote....................   12/14/2005
H. Res. 596, H. Rept. 109-344..........  H.R. 3010..............  Labor, Health and Human Services, and
                                                                   Education, and Related Agencies
                                                                   Appropriations Act, 2006--CONFERENCE
                                                                   REPORT.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................   12/13/2005  Capito/Matsui
                                                                  Rule adopted voice vote....................   12/14/2005
H. Res. 602, H. Rept. 109-346..........  H.R. 2830..............  Pension Protection Act of 2005.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................   12/14/2005  Hastings(WA)/McGovern
                                                                  Rule adopted record vote 226-199...........   12/15/2005
H. Res. 610, H. Rept. 109-347..........  H.R. 4437..............  Border Protection, Antiterrorism, and
                                                                   Illegal Immigration Control Act of 2005
                                                                   (1st Rule).
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................   12/14/2005  Gingrey/Hastings(FL)
                                                                  Rule adopted record vote 220-206...........   12/15/2005
H. Res. 619, H. Rept. 109-348..........  H. Res. 612............  Expressing the Commitment of the House of
                                                                   Representatives to Achieving Victory in
                                                                   Iraq.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................   12/15/2005  Dreier/McGovern
                                                                  Previous question agreed to 221-200........   12/16/2005
                                                                  Rule adopted record vote 217-202...........   12/16/2005
H. Res. 620, H. Rept. 109-349..........  .......................  Waiving a requirement of clause 6(a) of
                                                                   rule XIII with respect to the same day
                                                                   consideration of certain resolutions
                                                                   reported by the Rules Committee.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................   12/15/2005  Putnam/Matsui
                                                                  Laid on the table..........................    6/29/2006
H. Res. 621, H. Rept. 109-350..........  H.R. 4437..............  Border Protection, Antiterrorism, and
                                                                   Illegal Immigration Control Act of 2005
                                                                   (2nd Rule).
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................   12/15/2005  Gingrey/Hastings(FL)
                                                                  Rule adopted record vote 216-203...........   12/16/2005
H. Res. 623, H. Rept. 109-355..........  .......................  Providing for consideration of motions to
                                                                   suspend the rules.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................   12/16/2005  Sessions/Hastings(FL)
                                                                  Amendment agreed to voice vote.............   12/17/2005
                                                                  Rule adopted record vote 213-190...........   12/17/2005
H. Res. 631, H. Rept. 109-357..........  .......................  Providing for consideration of motions to
                                                                   suspend the rules.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................   12/17/2005  Sessions/McGovern
                                                                  Amendment agreed to voice vote.............   12/18/2005
                                                                  Rule adopted voice vote....................   12/18/2005
H. Res. 632, H. Rept. 109-358..........  .......................  Waiving a requirement of clause 6(a) of
                                                                   rule XIII with respect to the same day
                                                                   consideration of certain resolutions
                                                                   reported by the Rules Committee.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................   12/17/2005  Putnam/Matsui
                                                                  Rule adopted voice vote....................   12/18/2005
H. Res. 639, H. Rept. 109-361..........  H.R. 2863..............  Department of Defense Appropriations, 2006--
                                                                   CONFERENCE REPORT..
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................   12/18/2005  Cole/Slaughter
                                                                  Rule adopted record vote 214-201...........   12/19/2005
H. Res. 640, H. Rept. 109-363..........  S. 1932................  Deficit Control Act of 2005--CONFERENCE
                                                                   REPORT.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................   12/18/2005  Putnam/Slaughter
                                                                  Rule adopted voice vote....................   12/19/2005
H. Res. 653, H. Rept. 109-366..........  .......................  Relating to the consideration of the bill
                                                                   S. 1932--Deficit Reduction Act of 2005.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    1/31/2006  Putnam/Slaughter
                                                                  Motion to consider agreed to 226-201.......     2/1/2006
                                                                  Rule adopted record vote 216-214...........     2/1/2006
H. Res. 654, H. Rept. 109-367..........  .......................  Waiving a requirement of clause 6(a) of
                                                                   rule XIII with respect to the same day
                                                                   consideration of certain resolutions
                                                                   reported by the Rules Committee.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    1/31/2006  Capito/McGovern
                                                                  Laid on the table..........................    9/28/2006
H. Res. 702, H. Rept. 109-381..........  H.R. 4167..............  National Uniformity for Food Act of 2005.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................     3/1/2006  Gingrey/Matsui
                                                                  Previous question agreed to 216-198........     3/2/2006
                                                                  Rule adopted voice vote....................     3/2/2006
H. Res. 710, H. Rept. 109-386..........  H.R. 4167..............  National Uniformity in Food Act of 2005.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................     3/7/2006  Gingrey/Slaughter
                                                                  Previous question agreed to 223-198........     3/8/2006
                                                                  Rule adopted voice vote....................     3/8/2006
H. Res. 713, H. Rept. 109-387..........  H.R. 2829..............  Office of National Drug Control Policy
                                                                   Reauthorization Act of 2005.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................     3/8/2006  Sessions/Hastings(FL)
                                                                  Previous question agreed to 223-195........     3/9/2006
                                                                  Rule adopted voice vote....................     3/9/2006
H. Res. 725, H. Rept. 109-391..........  H.R. 4939..............  Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act
                                                                   for Defense, the Global War on Terror, and
                                                                   Hurricane Recovery, 2006.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    3/14/2006  Cole/Slaughter
                                                                  Previous question agreed to 224-192........    3/14/2006
                                                                  Rule adopted record vote 218-200...........    3/15/2006
H. Res. 741, H. Rept. 109-399..........  H.R. 609...............  College Access and Opportunity Act of 2005.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................   03/28/2006  Bishop/Matsui
                                                                  Rule adopted record vote 225-198...........   03/29/2006
H. Res. 742, H. Rept. 109-401..........  H.R. 609...............  College Access and Opportunity Act of 2005.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................   03/29/2006  Bishop/Matsui
                                                                  Rule adopted record vote 224-188...........   03/30/2006
H. Res. 755, H. Rept. 109-404..........  H.R. 513...............  527 Reform Act of 2005.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................     4/4/2006  Dreier/Hastings(FL)
                                                                  Amendment agreed to........................     4/5/2006
                                                                  Previous question agreed to 226-198........     4/5/2006
                                                                  Rule adopted record vote 223-199...........     4/5/2006
H. Res. 766, H. Rept. 109-405..........  H. Con. Res. 376.......  Concurrent Resolution on the Budget for
                                                                   Fiscal Year 2007 (1st rule).
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................     4/5/2006  Putnam/McGovern
                                                                  Previous question agreed to 226-199........     4/6/2006
                                                                  Rule adopted record vote 225-196...........     4/6/2006
H. Res. 767, H. Rept. 109-406..........  .......................  Waiving a requirement of clause 6(a) of
                                                                   rule XIII with respect to the same day
                                                                   consideration of certain resolutions
                                                                   reported by the Rules Committee.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................     4/5/2006  Putnam/McGovern
                                                                  Laid on the table..........................    9/28/2006
H. Res. 774, H. Rept. 109-438..........  H.R. 5020..............  Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal
                                                                   Year 2007.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    4/25/2006  Putnam/McGovern
                                                                  Previous question agreed to 228-194........    4/26/2006
                                                                  Rule adopted record vote 227-198...........    4/26/2006
H. Res. 783, H. Rept. 109-441..........  H.R. 4975..............  Lobbying Accountability and Transparency
                                                                   Act of 2006.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    4/26/2006  Dreier/Slaughter
                                                                  Rule adopted record vote 216-207...........    4/27/2006
H. Res. 789, H. Rept. 109-450..........  H.R. 4954..............  Security and Accountability For Every
                                                                   (SAFE) Port Act..
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................     5/2/2006  Sessions/Hastings(FL)
                                                                  Previous question agreed to 226-200........     5/3/2006
                                                                  Rule adopted record vote 230-196...........     5/3/2006
H. Res. 805, H. Rept. 109-458..........  H.R. 4297..............  The Tax Increase Prevention and
                                                                   Reconciliation Act of 2005--CONFERENCE
                                                                   REPORT.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................     5/9/2006  Hastings(WA)/Hastings(FL)
                                                                  Rule adopted record vote 228-194...........    5/10/2006
H. Res. 806, H. Rept. 109-459..........  H.R. 5122..............  National Defense Authorization Act for
                                                                   Fiscal Year 2007.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................   05/09/2006  Cole/Matsui
                                                                  Rule adopted record vote 351-70............   05/10/2006
H. Res. 810, H. Rept. 109-460..........  .......................  Waiving a requirement of clause 6(a) of
                                                                   rule XIII with respect to the same day
                                                                   consideration of certain resolutions
                                                                   reported from the Rules Committee.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    5/10/2006  Putnam/McGovern
                                                                  Laid on the table..........................    12/7/2006
H. Res. 811, H. Rept. 109-461..........  H.R. 5122..............  National Defense Authorization Act for
                                                                   Fiscal Year 2007--2nd Rule.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    5/10/2006  Cole/Slaughter
                                                                  Previous question agree to 223-192.........    5/11/2006
                                                                  Rule adopted record vote 226-195...........    5/11/2006
H. Res. 815, H. Rept. 109-466..........  .......................  Waiving a requirement of clause 6(a) of
                                                                   rule XIII with respect to the same day
                                                                   consideration of certain resolutions
                                                                   reported from the Rules Committee.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    5/16/2006  Putnam/McGovern
                                                                  Rule adopted record vote 227-195...........    5/17/2006
H. Res. 816, H. Rept. 109-467..........  H.R. 4200..............  Forest Emergency Recovery and Research Act.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    5/16/2006  Bishop/Matsui
                                                                  Rule adopted voice vote....................    5/17/2006
H. Res. 817, H. Rept. 109-468..........  H. Con. Res. 376.......  Concurrent Resolution on the Budget for
                                                                   Fiscal Year 2007--2nd Rule.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    5/17/2006  Putnam/McGovern
                                                                  Previous question agreed to 224-193........    5/17/2006
                                                                  Rule adopted record vote 226-193...........    5/17/2006
H. Res. 818, H. Rept. 109-469..........  H.R. 5386..............  Department of the Interior, Environment,
                                                                   and Related Agencies Appropriations Act,
                                                                   2007.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    5/17/2006  Bishop/Hastings(FL)
                                                                  Previous question agreed to 218-191........    5/18/2006
                                                                  Rule adopted record vote 218-192...........    5/18/2006
H. Res. 821, H. Rept. 109-472..........  H.R. 5385..............  Military Construction, Military Quality of
                                                                   Life and Veteran?s Affairs Appropriation
                                                                   Act, 2007.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    5/18/2006  Gingrey/Matsui
                                                                  Previous question agreed to 211-186........    5/19/2006
                                                                  Rule adopted record vote 216-187...........    5/19/2006
H. Res. 830, H. Rept. 109-477..........  H.R. 5384..............  Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and
                                                                   Drug Administration, and Related Agencies
                                                                   Appropriations Act, 2007.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    5/22/2006  Hastings(WA)/McGovern
                                                                  Previous question agreed to 213-194........    5/23/2006
                                                                  Rule adopted record vote 214-192, 1 Present    5/23/2006
H. Res. 832, H. Rept. 109-479..........  H.R. 5427..............  Energy and Water Development Appropriations
                                                                   Act, 2007.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    5/23/2006  Hastings(WA)/
                                                                  Previous question agreed to 224-190........    5/24/2006  Matsui
                                                                  Rule adopted record vote 254-165...........    5/24/2006
H. Res. 835, H. Rept. 109-480..........  H.R. 5429..............  American-Made Energy and Good Jobs Act.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    5/24/2006  Bishop/Hastings(FL)
                                                                  Rule adopted record vote 234-184...........    5/25/2006
H. Res. 836, H. Rept. 109-481..........  H.R. 5441..............  Department of Homeland Security
                                                                   Appropriations Act, 2007.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    5/24/2006  Sessions/Slaughter
                                                                  Rule adopted voice vote....................    5/25/2006
H. Res. 842, H. Rept. 109-482..........  H.R. 5254..............  Refinery Permit Process Scheduling Act.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................    5/25/2006  Diaz-Balart/Matsui
                                                                  Previous question agreed to 220-192........     6/7/2006
                                                                  Rule adopted record vote 221-192...........     6/7/2006
H. Res. 849, H. Rept. 109-487..........  H.R. 5521..............  Legislative Branch Appropriations Act,
                                                                   2007.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................     6/6/2006  Bishop/McGovern
                                                                  Rule adopted voice vote....................     6/8/2006
H. Res. 850, H. Rept. 109-491..........  H.R. 5252..............  Communications Opportunity, Promotion, and
                                                                   Enhancement Act of 2006.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................     6/7/2006  Diaz-Balart/Slaughter
                                                                  Rule adopted record vote 262-151...........     6/8/2006
H. Res. 851, H. Rept. 109-492..........  H.R. 5522..............  Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and
                                                                   Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2007.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................     6/7/2006  Diaz-Balart/Hastings(FL)
                                                                  Rule adopted voice vote....................     6/8/2006
H. Res. 857, H. Rept. 109-496..........  H.R. 4939..............  Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act
                                                                   for Defense, The Global War on Terror, and
                                                                   Hurricane Recovery, 2006--CONFERENCE
                                                                   REPORT.
                                                                  Reported from Rules........................     6/9/2006  Cole/Slaughter
                                                                  Previous question agreed to 204-165........    6/12/2006
                                                                  Rule adopted voice vote....................    6/12/2006
H. Res. 862, H. Rept. 109-498..........  .......................  Waiving a requirement of clause 6(a) of