House Committee on Rules

The Rules Committee has two broad categories of jurisdiction: special orders for the consideration of legislation (known as “special rules” or “rules”) and original jurisdiction matters. A special rule provides the terms and conditions of debate on a measure or matter, consideration of which constitutes the bulk of the work of the Rules Committee. The Committee also considers original jurisdiction measures, which commonly represent changes to the standing rules of the House, or measures that contain special rules, such as the expedited procedures in trade legislation. (source)

Chairman
Rep. Pete Sessions [R-TX32]
Ranking Member
Rep. Louise Slaughter [D-NY25]

The chairman is always selected from the majority party. The ranking member is the most senior member of the minority party.

Republicans
7
Democrats
4
Track Committee
Official Website: http://www.rules.house.gov/

Committee Members

Chairman
Pete Sessions
TX-32
Republican
Ranking Member
Louise Slaughter
NY-25
Democrat
Michael Burgess
TX-26
Republican
Tom Cole
OK-4
Republican
Doug Collins
GA-9
Republican
Virginia Foxx
NC-5
Republican
Alcee Hastings
FL-20
Democrat
James “Jim” McGovern
MA-2
Democrat
Jared Polis
CO-2
Democrat
Steve Stivers
OH-15
Republican
Rob Woodall
GA-7
Republican

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