H.Res. 119: Amending the Rules of the House of Representatives to establish the Committee on the Elimination of Nonessential Federal Programs.

Introduced:
Mar 15, 2013
Status:
Referred to Committee
Prognosis
6% chance of being agreed to
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Sponsor
Jeff Duncan
Representative for South Carolina's 3rd congressional district
Party
Republican
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Last Updated
Mar 15, 2013
Length
5 pages
Related Bills
H.Res. 82 (112th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Feb 10, 2011

 
Status

This resolution was assigned to a congressional committee on March 15, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Progress
Introduced Mar 15, 2013
Referred to Committee Mar 15, 2013
Reported by Committee ...
Agreed To (Simple Resolution) ...
Prognosis

6% chance of getting past committee.
6% 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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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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3/15/2013--Introduced.
Amends Rule X (Organization of Committees) of the Rules of the House of Representatives to establish the House Committee on Elimination of Nonessential Federal Programs to: (1) modify or eliminate underperforming or nonessential federal programs, and (2) identify federal programs and activities that duplicate or compete with activities available from the private sector.
Requires the Committee to: (1) research, review, and study federal programs underperforming or nonessential, and determine which ones should be modified or eliminated; (2) develop recommendations to the House designed for such action; and (3) report annually to the House a detailed statement of its findings and conclusions, a list of such programs, legislation to eliminate them, and rescissions based on the findings of the report.
Prescribes expedited procedures for legislation reported by the Committee.

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