H.Res. 11: Amending the Rules of the House of Representatives to reinstate the “Gephardt rule”.

Introduced:
Jan 03, 2013
Status:
Referred to Committee
Prognosis
31% chance of being agreed to
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Sponsor
Peter Welch
Representative for Vermont At Large
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Jan 03, 2013
Length
4 pages
 
Status

This resolution was assigned to a congressional committee on January 3, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Progress
Introduced Jan 03, 2013
Referred to Committee Jan 03, 2013
Reported by Committee ...
Agreed To (Simple Resolution) ...
Prognosis

31% chance of getting past committee.
31% chance of being agreed to.

47% of simple resolutions made it past committee and about 45% were agreed to in 2011–2013. [show factors | methodology]

 
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Cosponsors
23 cosponsors (23D) (show)
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Notes

H.Res. stands for House simple resolution.

A simple resolution is used for matters that affect just one chamber of Congress, often to change the rules of the chamber to set the manner of debate for a related bill. It must be agreed to in the chamber in which it was introduced. It is not voted on in the other chamber and does not have the force of law.

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1/3/2013--Introduced.
Adds Rule XXX (Statutory Limit on Public Debt) to the Rules of the House of Representatives to reinstate the "Gephardt rule," repealed by H.Res. 5 (adopting the Rules of the House for the 112th Congress).
(The Gephardt rule: (1) provided for an automatic engrossment and transmittal to the Senate of a joint resolution changing the public debt limit, upon the adoption of a congressional concurrent budget resolution; and (2) avoided a separate vote in the House on public debt-limit legislation.)

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