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Text of Adopting rules for the One Hundred Eleventh Congress.

This simple resolution was agreed to on January 6, 2009. That is the end of the legislative process for a simple resolution. The text of the bill below is as of Jan 6, 2009 (Passed the House (Engrossed)).

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IV

111th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. RES. 5

In the House of Representatives, U. S.,

January 6, 2009

RESOLUTION

Adopting rules for the One Hundred Eleventh Congress.

That the Rules of the House of Representatives of the One Hundred Tenth Congress, including applicable provisions of law or concurrent resolution that constituted rules of the House at the end of the One Hundred Tenth Congress, are adopted as the Rules of the House of Representatives of the One Hundred Eleventh Congress, with amendments to the standing rules as provided in section 2, and with other orders as provided in sections 3, 4, and 5.

2.

Changes to the Standing Rules

(a)

Inspector General Audits

Amend clause 6(c)(1) of rule II to read as follows:

(1)

provide audit, investigative, and advisory services to the House and joint entities in a manner consistent with government-wide standards;

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(b)

Homeland Security

In clause 3(g) of rule X, designate the existing text as subparagraph (1) and add thereafter the following new subparagraph:

(2)

In addition, the committee shall review and study on a primary and continuing basis all Government activities, programs, and organizations related to homeland security that fall within its primary legislative jurisdiction.

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(c)

Additional Functions of the Committee on House Administration

In clause 4(d)(1) of rule X—

(1)

redesignate subdivisions (B) and (C) as subdivisions (C) and (D) and insert after subdivision (A) the following new subdivision:

(B)

oversee the management of services provided to the House by the Architect of the Capitol, except those services that lie within the jurisdiction of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure under clause 1(r);

; and

(2)

in subdivision (D) (as redesignated) strike “(B)” and insert “(C)”.

(d)

Terms of Committee Chairmen

In clause 5 of rule X—

(1)

amend paragraph (a)(2)(C) to read as follows:

(C)

A Member, Delegate, or Resident Commissioner may exceed the limitation of subdivision (B) if elected to serve a second consecutive Congress as the chair or a second consecutive Congress as the ranking minority member.

; and

(2)

in paragraph (c)—

(A)

strike the designation of subparagraph (1); and

(B)

strike subparagraph (2).

(e)

Calendar Wednesday

(1)

In clause 6 of rule XV—

(A)

in paragraph (a)—

(i)

strike “the committees” and insert “those committees”; and

(ii)

strike “unless two-thirds” and all that follows and insert “whose chair, or other member authorized by the committee, has announced to the House a request for such call on the preceding legislative day.’’; and

(B)

strike paragraphs (c), (d), and (f) (and redesignate paragraph (e) as paragraph (c)).

(2)

In clause 6(c) of rule XIII, strike subparagraph (1) and the designation “(2)”.

(f)

Postponement Authority

In clause 1 of rule XIX, add the following new paragraph:

(c)

Notwithstanding paragraph (a), when the previous question is operating to adoption or passage of a measure pursuant to a special order of business, the Chair may postpone further consideration of such measure in the House to such time as may be designated by the Speaker.

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(g)

Instructions in the Motion to Recommit

In clause 2(b) of rule XIX—

(1)

designate the existing sentence as subparagraph (1);

(2)

in subparagraph (1) (as so designated)—

(A)

strike if; and

(B)

strike includes instructions, it; and

(3)

add the following new subparagraph at the end:

(2)

A motion to recommit a bill or joint resolution may include instructions only in the form of a direction to report an amendment or amendments back to the House forthwith.

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(h)

Conduct of Votes

In clause 2(a) of rule XX, strike A record vote by electronic device shall not be held open for the sole purpose of reversing the outcome of such vote..

(i)

General Appropriation Conference Reports

In clause 9 of rule XXI—

(1)

insert after paragraph (a) the following new paragraph (and redesignate succeeding paragraphs accordingly):

(b)

It shall not be in order to consider a conference report to accompany a regular general appropriation bill unless the joint explanatory statement prepared by the managers on the part of the House and the managers on the part of the Senate includes—

(1)

a list of congressional earmarks, limited tax benefits, and limited tariff benefits in the conference report or joint statement (and the name of any Member, Delegate, Resident Commissioner, or Senator who submitted a request to the House or Senate committees of jurisdiction for each respective item included in such list) that were neither committed to the conference committee by either House nor in a report of a committee of either House on such bill or on a companion measure; or

(2)

a statement that the proposition contains no congressional earmarks, limited tax benefits, or limited tariff benefits.

; and

(2)

in paragraph (c) (as redesignated)—

(A)

in the first sentence, after paragraph (a) insert or (b); and

(B)

amend the second sentence to read as follows:

As disposition of a point of order under this paragraph or paragraph (b), the Chair shall put the question of consideration with respect to the rule or order or conference report, as applicable.

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(j)

Paygo

(1)

Amend clause 10 of rule XXI to read as follows:

10.
(a)
(1)

Except as provided in paragraphs (b) and (c), it shall not be in order to consider any bill, joint resolution, amendment, or conference report if the provisions of such measure affecting direct spending and revenues have the net effect of increasing the deficit or reducing the surplus for either the period comprising—

(A)

the current fiscal year, the budget year set forth in the most recently completed concurrent resolution on the budget, and the four fiscal years following that budget year; or

(B)

the current fiscal year, the budget year set forth in the most recently completed concurrent resolution on the budget, and the nine fiscal years following that budget year.

(2)

The effect of such measure on the deficit or surplus shall be determined on the basis of estimates made by the Committee on the Budget relative to baseline estimates supplied by the Congressional Budget Office consistent with section 257 of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

(b)

If a bill, joint resolution, or amendment is considered pursuant to a special order of the House directing the Clerk to add as new matter at the end of such measure the provisions of a separate measure as passed by the House, the provisions of such separate measure as passed by the House shall be included in the evaluation under paragraph (a) of the bill, joint resolution, or amendment.

(c)
(1)

Except as provided in subparagraph (2), the evaluation under paragraph (a) shall exclude a provision expressly designated as an emergency for purposes of pay-as-you-go principles in the case of a point of order under this clause against consideration of—

(A)

a bill or joint resolution;

(B)

an amendment made in order as original text by a special order of business;

(C)

a conference report; or

(D)

an amendment between the Houses.

(2)

In the case of an amendment (other than one specified in subparagraph (1)) to a bill or joint resolution, the evaluation under paragraph (a) shall give no cognizance to any designation of emergency.

(3)

If a bill, a joint resolution, an amendment made in order as original text by a special order of business, a conference report, or an amendment between the Houses includes a provision expressly designated as an emergency for purposes of pay-as-you-go principles, the Chair shall put the question of consideration with respect thereto.

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(2)

In clause 7 of rule XXI, strike the period comprising the current fiscal year and the five fiscal years beginning with the fiscal year that ends in the following calendar year or the period comprising the current fiscal year and the ten fiscal years beginning with the fiscal year that ends in the following calendar year and insert “period described in clause 10(a)”.

(k)

Disclosure by Members of Employment Negotiations

In clause 1 of rule XXVII, strike “until after his or her successor has been elected,”.

(l)

Gender Neutrality

(1)

In the standing rules—

(A)

strike chairman each place it appears and insert chair; and

(B)

strike Chairman each place it appears and insert Chair (except in clause 4(a)(1)(B) of rule X).

(2)

In rule I—

(A)

in clause 1 strike “his”;

(B)

in clause 7, strike “his” and insert “such”;

(C)

in clause 8—

(i)

in paragraph (b)(1) strike “his”; and

(ii)

in paragraph (b)(3)(B), strike “his election and whenever he deems” and insert “the election of the Speaker and whenever”; and

(D)

in clause 12—

(i)

in paragraph (c) strike “he” and insert “the Speaker”; and

(ii)

in paragraph (d) strike “his opinion” and insert “the opinion of the Speaker”.

(3)

In rule II—

(A)

in clause 1—

(i)

strike “his office” and insert “the office”;

(ii)

strike “his knowledge and ability” and insert “the knowledge and ability of the officer”; and

(iii)

strike “his department” and insert “the department concerned”;

(B)

in clause 2—

(i)

in paragraph (b) strike “he is required to make” and insert “required to be made by such officer”;

(ii)

in paragraph (g) strike “his temporary absence or disability” and insert “the temporary absence or disability of the Clerk”; and

(iii)

in paragraph (i)(1) strike “Whenever the Clerk is acting as a supervisory authority over such staff, he” and insert “When acting as a supervisory authority over such staff, the Clerk”; and

(C)

in clause 3—

(i)

in paragraph (a) strike “him” and insert “the Sergeant-at-Arms”;

(ii)

in paragraph (b) strike “him” and insert “the Sergeant-at-Arms”;

(iii)

in paragraph (c) strike “his employees” and insert “employees of the office of the Sergeant-at-Arms”; and

(iv)

in paragraph (d)—

(I)

strike “; and” and insert “and,”; and

(II)

strike “he”.

(4)

In rule III—

(A)

in clause 1 strike “he has” and insert “having”; and

(B)

in clause 2(a)—

(i)

strike “his vote” and insert “the vote of such Member”; and

(ii)

strike “his presence” and insert “the presence of such Member”.

(5)

In rule IV—

(A)

in clause 4(a) strike “he or she” and insert “such individual”; and

(B)

in clause 6(b) strike “his family” and insert “the family of such individual”.

(6)

In rule V—

(A)

strike “administer a system subject to his direction and control” each place it appears and insert “administer, direct, and control a system”;

(B)

strike “he” each place it appears and insert “the Speaker”; and

(C)

in clause 3 strike “his” and insert “the”.

(7)

In rule VI, strike “he” each place it appears and insert “the Speaker”.

(8)

In clause 7 of rule VII, strike “his office” each place it appears and insert “the office of the Clerk”.

(9)

In clause 6(b) of rule VIII, strike “he” and insert “the Speaker”.

(10)

In clause 2(a)(1) of rule IX, strike “his” and insert “an”.

(11)

In rule X—

(A)

in clause 4(f)(1), strike “President submits his budget” and insert “submission of the budget by the President”;

(B)

in clause 5—

(i)

in paragraph (a)(4)—

(I)

strike “his designee” each place it appears and insert “a designee”; and

(II)

strike “his respective party” each place it appears and insert “the respective party of such individual”;

(ii)

in paragraph (b)(1) strike “he was”; and

(iii)

in paragraph (c) strike “chairmanship” and insert “chair”;

(C)

in clause 8—

(i)

strike “his expenses” each place it appears and insert “the expenses of such individual”; and

(ii)

strike “he” each place it appears;

(D)

in clause 10(a) strike “he is”; and

(E)

in clause 11—

(i)

in paragraph (a)(3) strike “member of his leadership staff to assist him in his capacity ” and insert “respective leadership staff member to assist in the capacity of the Speaker or Minority Leader”;

(ii)

in paragraph (e)(1) strike “his employment or contractual agreement” and insert “the employment or contractual agreement of such employee or person”; and

(iii)

in paragraph (g)(2)—

(I)

in subdivision (B)—

(aa)

strike “he” and insert “the President”; and

(bb)

strike “his”; and

(II)

in subdivision (C) strike “his”.

(12)

In rule XI—

(A)

in clause 2—

(i)

in paragraph (c)(1) strike “he” and insert “the chair”; and

(ii)

in paragraph (k)(9) strike “his testimony” and insert “the testimony of such witness”;

(B)

in clause 3—

(i)

in paragraph (a) strike “his duties or the discharge of his responsibilities” each place it appears and insert “the duties or the discharge of the responsibilities of such individual”;

(ii)

in paragraph (b)—

(I)

in subparagraph (2)(B) strike “he” and insert “such Member, Delegate, or Resident Commissioner”; and

(II)

in subparagraph (5) strike disqualify himself and insert seek disqualification;

(iii)

in paragraph (g)—

(I)

in subparagraph (1)(B) strike “he is”;

(II)

in subparagraph (1)(E) strike “his or her employment or duties with the committee” and insert “the employment or duties with the committee of such individual”; and

(III)

in subparagraph (4)—

(aa)

strike “his or her personal staff” and insert “the respective personal staff of the chair or ranking minority member”; and

(bb)

strike “he” and insert “the chair or ranking minority member”;

(iv)

in paragraph (p)—

(I)

in subparagraph (2) strike “his counsel” and insert “the counsel of the respondent”;

(II)

in subparagraph (4)—

(aa)

strike “his or her counsel” and insert “the counsel of the respondent”; and

(bb)

strike “his counsel” and insert “the counsel of the respondent”;

(III)

in subparagraph (7) strike “his counsel” and insert “the counsel of a respondent”; and

(IV)

in subparagraph (8) strike “him” and insert “the respondent”; and

(v)

in paragraph (q) strike “his or her” and insert “the”.

(13)

In rule XII—

(A)

in clause 2(c)(1) strike “he” and insert “the Speaker”; and

(B)

in clause 3 strike “he shall endorse his name” and insert “the Member, Delegate, or Resident Commissioner shall sign it”.

(14)

In clause 6(d) of rule XIII, strike “his”.

(15)

In clause 4(c)(1) of rule XVI strike “his discretion” and insert “the discretion of the Speaker”.

(16)

In rule XVII—

(A)

in clause 1(a) strike himself to Mr. Speaker and insert “the Speaker”;

(B)

in clause 6 strike “his discretion” and insert “the discretion of the Chair”; and

(C)

in clause 9 strike “he” each place it appears and insert “such individual”.

(17)

In clause 6 of rule XVIII, strike “he” each place it appears and insert “the Chair”.

(18)

In rule XX—

(A)

in clause 5—

(i)

in paragraph (b) strike “him” and insert “the Sergeant-at-Arms”;

(ii)

in paragraph (c)(3)(B)(I) strike “his” and insert “a”; and

(iii)

in paragraph (d) strike “he” and insert “the Speaker”; and

(B)

in clause 6(b)—

(i)

strike “he” and insert “the Member”; and

(ii)

strike “his” and insert “such”.

(19)

In clause 7(c)(1) of rule XXII, strike “his”.

(20)

In rule XXIII—

(A)

in clause 1 strike conduct himself and insert behave;

(B)

in clause 3—

(i)

strike “his beneficial interest” and insert “the beneficial interest of such individual”; and

(ii)

strike his position and insert the position of such individual;

(C)

in clause 6—

(i)

in paragraph (a)—

(I)

strike “his campaign funds” and insert “the campaign funds of such individual”; and

(II)

strike his personal funds and insert the personal funds of such individual; and

(ii)

in paragraph (c) strike “his campaign account” and insert “a campaign accounts of such individual”;

(D)

in clause 8—

(i)

in paragraph (a) strike “he” and insert “such employee”; and

(ii)

in paragraph (c)—

(I)

in subparagraph (1)(A) after “his spouse” insert “the spouse of such individual”; and

(II)

in subparagraph (1)(B) strike “his spouse” and insert “the spouse of such employee”;

(E)

in clause 10—

(i)

strike “he is a” and insert “such individual is a”;

(ii)

strike “his innocence” and insert “the innocence of such Member”; and

(iii)

strike “he is reelected” and insert “the Member is reelected”; and

(F)

in clause 12(b)—

(i)

strike “advises his employing authority” and insert “advises the employing authority of such employee”; and

(ii)

strike “from his” and insert “from such”; and

(G)

in clause 15 strike “his or her family member” each place it appears and insert “a family member of a Member, Delegate, or Resident Commissioner”.

(21)

In rule XXIV—

(A)

in clause 1—

(i)

in paragraph (a) strike “his use” and insert “the use of such individual”; and

(ii)

in paragraph (b)(1) strike his principal campaign committee and insert the principal campaign committee of such individual;

(B)

in clause 7 strike “he was”;

(C)

in clause 8 strike “he is” and insert “such individual is”; and

(D)

in clause 10 strike “he was” and insert “such individual was”.

(22)

In rule XXV—

(A)

in clause 2(b) strike “his name” and insert “the name of such individual”;

(B)

in clause 4—

(i)

in paragraph (c) strike “his residence or principal place of employment” and insert “the residence or principal place of employment of such individual”; and

(ii)

in paragraph (d)(1)—

(I)

in subdivision (B) strike he and insert “such individual”;

(II)

in subdivision (C) strike “him” and insert “such individual”; and

(III)

in subdivision (D)—

(aa)

strike he or his family and insert such individual or the family of such individual; and

(bb)

strike “him” and insert “such individual”;

(C)

in clause 5—

(i)

strike “his official position” each place it appears and insert “the official position of such individual”;

(ii)

strike his actual knowledge each place it appears and insert the actual knowledge of such individual;

(iii)

strike his duties each place it appears and insert the duties of such individual;

(iv)

in paragraph (a)(3)(D)(ii)(I) strike his relationship and insert the relationship of such individual; and

(v)

in paragraph (a)(3)(G)(i) strike his spouse and insert the spouse of such individual;

(D)

in clause 6—

(i)

strike “he acts” and insert “acting”; and

(ii)

strike “he is”; and

(E)

in clause 8 strike “his or her” and insert “the”.

(23)

In clause 1 of rule XXVI, strike “him” and insert “the Clerk”.

(24)

In clause 2 of rule XXVII, strike “he or she” and insert “such individual”.

(25)

In clause 2 of rule XXIX, strike the masculine gender include the feminine and insert “one gender include the other”.

(m)

Technical and Codifying Changes

(1)

In clause 2(h) of rule II, strike not in session and insert in lieu thereof in recess or adjournment.

(2)

In clause 4(b) of rule IV, strike regulations that exempt and insert in lieu thereof regulations to carry out this rule including regulations that exempt.

(3)

In clause 5(c) of rule X—

(A)

strike temporary absence of the chairman and insert in lieu thereof absence of the member serving as chair; and

(B)

strike permanent.

(4)

In clause 7(e) of rule X, strike signed by and all that follows, and insert in lieu thereof signed by the ranking member of the committee as it was constituted at the expiration of the preceding Congress who is a member of the majority party in the present Congress..

(5)

In clause 8(a) of rule X, strike clauses 6 and 8 and insert in lieu thereof clause 6.

(6)

In clause 2(a) of rule XIII—

(A)

in subparagraph (1), strike as privileged; and

(B)

in subparagraph (2), insert (other than those filed as privileged) after reported adversely.

(7)

In clause 5(c)(3) of rule XX, strike clause 5(a) of rule XX and insert paragraph (a).

(8)

In clause 6(c) of rule XX, after yeas and nays insert ordered under this clause.

(9)

In clause 7(c)(3) of rule XXII, strike motion meets and insert in lieu thereof proponent meets.

(10)

In clause 1(b)(2) of rule XXIV, strike office space, furniture, or equipment, and and insert in lieu thereof office space, office furniture, office equipment, or.

(11)

In clause 5(i)(2) of rule XXV, strike paragraph (1)(A) and insert subparagraph (1)(A).

3.

Separate Orders

(a)

Budget Matters

(1)

During the One Hundred Eleventh Congress, references in section 306 of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 to a resolution shall be construed in the House of Representatives as references to a joint resolution.

(2)

During the One Hundred Eleventh Congress, in the case of a reported bill or joint resolution considered pursuant to a special order of business, a point of order under section 303 of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 shall be determined on the basis of the text made in order as an original bill or joint resolution for the purpose of amendment or to the text on which the previous question is ordered directly to passage, as the case may be.

(3)

During the One Hundred Eleventh Congress, a provision in a bill or joint resolution, or in an amendment thereto or a conference report thereon, that establishes prospectively for a Federal office or position a specified or minimum level of compensation to be funded by annual discretionary appropriations shall not be considered as providing new entitlement authority within the meaning of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974.

(4)
(A)

During the One Hundred Eleventh Congress, except as provided in subsection (C), a motion that the Committee of the Whole rise and report a bill to the House shall not be in order if the bill, as amended, exceeds an applicable allocation of new budget authority under section 302(b) of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974, as estimated by the Committee on the Budget.

(B)

If a point of order under subsection (A) is sustained, the Chair shall put the question: Shall the Committee of the Whole rise and report the bill to the House with such amendments as may have been adopted notwithstanding that the bill exceeds its allocation of new budget authority under section 302(b) of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974?. Such question shall be debatable for 10 minutes equally divided and controlled by a proponent of the question and an opponent but shall be decided without intervening motion.

(C)

Subsection (A) shall not apply—

(i)

to a motion offered under clause 2(d) of rule XXI; or

(ii)

after disposition of a question under subsection (B) on a given bill.

(D)

If a question under subsection (B) is decided in the negative, no further amendment shall be in order except—

(i)

one proper amendment, which shall be debatable for 10 minutes equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question in the House or in the Committee of the Whole; and

(ii)

pro forma amendments, if offered by the chair or ranking minority member of the Committee on Appropriations or their designees, for the purpose of debate.

(b)

Certain Subcommittees

Notwithstanding clause 5(d) of rule X, during the One Hundred Eleventh Congress—

(1)

the Committee on Armed Services may have not more than seven subcommittees;

(2)

the Committee on Foreign Affairs may have not more than seven subcommittees; and

(3)

the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure may have not more than six subcommittees.

(c)

Exercise Facilities for Former Members

During the One Hundred Eleventh Congress—

(1)

The House of Representatives may not provide access to any exercise facility which is made available exclusively to Members and 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 lobbyist registered under the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995 or any successor statute or agent of a foreign principal as defined in clause 5 of rule XXV. For purposes of this section, the term Member includes a Delegate or Resident Commissioner to the Congress.

(2)

The Committee on House Administration shall promulgate regulations to carry out this subsection.

(d)

Numbering of Bills

In the One Hundred Eleventh Congress, the first 10 numbers for bills (H.R. 1 through H.R. 10) shall be reserved for assignment by the Speaker.

(e)

Medicare Cost Containment

Section 803 of the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003 shall not apply during the One Hundred Eleventh Congress.

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4.

Committees, Commissions, and House Offices

(a)

Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming

(1)

Establishment; Composition

(A)

establishment

There is hereby established a Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming (hereinafter in this section referred to as the select committee).

(B)

composition

The select committee shall be composed of 15 members appointed by the Speaker, of whom 6 shall be appointed on the recommendation of the Minority Leader. The Speaker shall designate one member of the select committee as its chair. A vacancy in the membership of the select committee shall be filled in the same manner as the original appointment.

(2)

Jurisdiction; Functions

(A)

legislative jurisdiction

The select committee shall not have legislative jurisdiction and shall have no authority to take legislative action on any bill or resolution.

(B)

investigative jurisdiction

The sole authority of the select committee shall be to investigate, study, make findings, and develop recommendations on policies, strategies, technologies and other innovations, intended to reduce the dependence of the United States on foreign sources of energy and achieve substantial and permanent reductions in emissions and other activities that contribute to climate change and global warming.

(3)

Procedure

(A)

Except as specified in paragraph (2), the select committee shall have the authorities and responsibilities of, and shall be subject to the same limitations and restrictions as, a standing committee of the House, and shall be deemed a committee of the House for all purposes of law or rule.

(B)
(i)

Rules X and XI shall apply to the select committee where not inconsistent with this resolution.

(ii)

Service on the select committee shall not count against the limitations in clause 5(b)(2) of rule X.

(4)

Funding

To enable the select committee to carry out the purposes of this section—

(A)

the select committee may use the services of staff of the House; and

(B)

the select committee shall be eligible for interim funding pursuant to clause 7 of rule X.

(5)

Reporting

The select committee may report to the House from time to time the results of its investigations and studies, together with such detailed findings and recommendations as it may deem advisable. All such reports shall be submitted to the House by December 31, 2010.

(b)

House Democracy Assistance Commission

House Resolution 24, One Hundred Tenth Congress, shall apply in the One Hundred Eleventh Congress in the same manner as such resolution applied in the One Hundred Tenth Congress.

(c)

Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission

Sections 1 through 7 of House Resolution 1451, One Hundred Tenth Congress, shall apply in the One Hundred Eleventh Congress in the same manner as such provisions applied in the One Hundred Tenth Congress, except that—

(1)

the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission may, in addition to collaborating closely with other professional staff members of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, collaborate closely with professional staff members of other relevant committees; and

(2)

the resources of the Committee on Foreign Affairs which the Commission may use shall include all resources which the Committee is authorized to obtain from other offices of the House of Representatives.

(d)

Office of Congressional Ethics

Section 1 of House Resolution 895, One Hundred Tenth Congress, shall apply in the One Hundred Eleventh Congress in the same manner as such provision applied in the One Hundred Tenth Congress, except that the Office of Congressional Ethics shall be treated as a standing committee of the House for purposes of section 202(i) of the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946 (2 U.S.C. 72a(i)).

(e)

Empanelling Investigative Subcommittee of the Committee on Standards of Official Conduct

The text of House Resolution 451, One Hundred Tenth Congress, shall apply in the One Hundred Eleventh Congress in the same manner as such provision applied in the One Hundred Tenth Congress.

(f)

Continuing Authorities for the Committee on the Judiciary and the Office of General Counsel

(1)

The House authorizes—

(A)

the Committee on the Judiciary of the 111th Congress to act as the successor in interest to the Committee on the Judiciary of the 110th Congress with respect to the civil action Committee on the Judiciary v. Harriet Meirs et al., filed by the Committee on the Judiciary in the 110th Congress pursuant to House Resolution 980; and

(B)

the chair of the Committee on the Judiciary (when elected), on behalf of the Committee on the Judiciary, and the Office of General Counsel to take such steps as may be appropriate to ensure continuation of such civil action, including amending the complaint as circumstances may warrant.

(2)
(A)

The House authorizes—

(i)

the Committee on the Judiciary to take depositions by a member or counsel of the committee related to the investigation into the firing of certain United States Attorneys and related matters; and

(ii)

the chair of the Committee on the Judiciary (when elected), on behalf of the Committee on the Judiciary, to issue subpoenas related to the investigation into the firing of certain United States Attorneys and related matters including for the purpose of taking depositions by a member or counsel of the committee.

(B)

Depositions taken under the authority prescribed in this paragraph shall be governed by the procedures submitted for printing in the Congressional Record by the chair of the Committee on Rules (when elected) or by such other procedures as the Committee on the Judiciary shall prescribe.

(3)

The House authorizes the chair of the Committee on the Judiciary (when elected), on behalf of the Committee on the Judiciary, and the Office of General Counsel to petition to join as a party to the civil action referenced in paragraph (1) any individual subpoenaed by the Committee on the Judiciary of the 110th Congress as part of its investigation into the firing of certain United States Attorneys and related matters who failed to comply with such subpoena or, at the authorization of the Speaker after consultation with the Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group, to initiate judicial proceedings concerning the enforcement of subpoenas issued to such individuals.

5.

Special Orders of Businessverify that these bills will be introduced on opening day

(a)

Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act

Upon the adoption of this resolution it shall be in order to consider in the House the bill (H.R. 11) to amend title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990, and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 to clarify that a discriminatory compensation decision or other practice that is unlawful under such Acts occurs each time compensation is paid pursuant to the discriminatory compensation decision or other practice, and for other purposes. All points of order against the bill and against its consideration are waived except those arising under clause 9 or 10 of rule XXI. The bill shall be considered as read. The previous question shall be considered as ordered on the bill to final passage without intervening motion except: (1) one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the Majority Leader and the Minority Leader or their designees; and (2) one motion to recommit.

(b)
(1)

Paycheck Fairness Act

Upon the adoption of this resolution it shall be in order to consider in the House the bill (H.R. 12) to amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to provide more effective remedies to victims of discrimination in the payment of wages on the basis of sex, and for other purposes. All points of order against the bill and against its consideration are waived except those arising under clause 9 or 10 of rule XXI. The bill shall be considered as read. The previous question shall be considered as ordered on the bill to final passage without intervening motion except: (1) one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the Majority Leader and the Minority Leader or their designees; and (2) one motion to recommit.

(2)

In the engrossment of H.R. 11, the Clerk shall—

(A)

add the text of H.R. 12, as passed by the House, as new matter at the end of H.R. 11;

(B)

conform the title of H.R. 11 to reflect the addition to the engrossment of H.R. 12;

(C)

assign appropriate designations to provisions within the engrossment; and

(D)

conform provisions for short titles within the engrossment.

(3)

Upon the addition of the text of H.R. 12 to the engrossment of H.R. 11, H.R. 12 shall be laid on the table.

Lorraine C. Miller,

Clerk.