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111TH CONGRESS 1ST SESSION

H. RES. ll

Amending the rules of the House of Representatives to provide for transparency in the committee amendment process.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES Ms. JENKINS submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on lllllllllllllll

RESOLUTION Amending the rules of the House of Representatives to provide for transparency in the committee amendment process. 1

Resolved, That—

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(a) Clause 2(e) of rule XI of the Rules of the House

3 of Representatives is amended by adding the following 4 subparagraph: 5

‘‘(5)(A) Not later than 24 hours after com-

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mencing a meeting to consider a measure or

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matter, the chair of such committee shall cause

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the text of such measure or matter to be made

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publicly available in an electronic form.

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‘‘(B) Not later than 24 hours after the

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adoption of any amendment to a measure or

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matter considered by a committee, the chair of

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such committee shall cause the text of each

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such amendment to be made publicly available

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in an electronic form.’’.

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(b) Clause 3(a)(1) of rule XIII is amended by striking

10 ‘‘and’’ at the end of subdivision (A), striking the period 11 and inserting a semicolon at the end of subdivision (B), 12 and adding the following subdivision: 13

‘‘(C) shall not include recommended

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amendments made to such measure or

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matter after it was ordered reported except

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technical and conforming changes author-

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ized by the committee to correct section

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numbers,

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grammar, spelling, or to maintain mathe-

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matical consistency.’’.

cross-references,

punctuation,

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Jenkins Committee Transparency  

Rep. Jenkins Committee Transparency 10/16/2009 111th Congress

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