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Friday, December 14, 2012

Motions to Recommit in the House

Megan Suzanne Lynch
Analyst on Congress and the Legislative Process

A motion to recommit is one of the final steps in House consideration of legislation. The rules of the House permit motions to recommit under two different circumstances. First, immediately before the House votes on passing a bill or joint resolution, a Member can move to recommit that measure to a House committee, typically the one that had considered and reported it. Second, before the House votes to accept or reject a conference report, a Member sometimes can move to recommit the report to the conference committee. In each case, the right to make recommittal motions is a prerogative of the minority party.

Date of Report: December 3, 2012
Number of Pages: 3
Order Number: 98-383
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