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Friday, November 9, 2012

How Measures Are Brought to the House Floor: A Brief Introduction

Christopher M. Davis
Analyst on Congress and the Legislative Process

This report presents a brief description of the five parliamentary methods used to bring proposed legislation to the House floor for consideration. These methods allow for consideration as a privileged matter, under the limited privilege of a special calendar or day, under suspension of the rules, under the terms of a special rule, or by unanimous consent. This report will be updated to reflect changes in the rules or practices of the House.

Date of Report: November 2, 2012
Number of Pages: 9
Order Number: RS20067
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