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H.RES.5: Adopting rules for the One Hundred Thirteenth Congress.

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This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
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Sponsor Eric Cantor, R-Va.
Total Cosponsors 0
Introduced Jan. 3, 2013
Latest Major Action Jan. 3, 2013
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Bill Summary

(Sec. 2) Adopts the Rules of the House of Representatives for the 112th Congress as the Rules for the 113th Congress, with amendments.

Reduces the frequency of committee activity reports from four times (semiannually) per Congress to two times (annually) per Congress.

Reduces from five to at least two minutes the minimum time for electronic voting after a quorum call in the Committee in the Whole House on the state of the Union.

Authorizes the Chair to reduce to at least two minutes the minimum time for electronic voting on any postponed question taken without intervening debate or motion after the Committee of the Whole resumes its sitting if in the discretion of the Chair Members would be afforded an adequate opportunity to vote.

Authorizes the Speaker of the House to reduce to five minutes the minimum time for electronic voting on:

  • a postponed question, or on a question incidental to it, that follows a report from the Committee of the ...

    (Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Jan. 3, 2013 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
Jan. 3, 2013 Subsequent to the adoption of the resolution, the Chair announced that, without objection, the word "General" in section 3(j)(1) is changed to "Government".
Jan. 3, 2013

On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 228 - 196 (Roll no. 6). (text: CR H7-9)

Jan. 3, 2013

On motion to commit with instructions Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 194 - 229 (Roll no. 5).

Jan. 3, 2013 The previous question on the motion to commit with instructions was ordered without objection.
Jan. 3, 2013 DEBATE - The House proceeded with debate on the George Miller (CA) motion to commit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion direct that the resolution be committed to a select committee composed of the Majority Leader and the Minority Leader with instructions to report it forthwith back to the House with an amendment. The amendment would amend the Republican Rules Package to include legislation that would require that all Federal elections offer early voting for 10 hours per day for a period of 15 days, and ensure that no voter waits more than one hour to cast a ballot by providing sufficient voting systems, poll workers, and other necessary resources. The bill would also implement uniform standards for the counting of provisional ballots to ensure all voters have the opportunity to cast a ballot. Additionally, it would grant the Attorney General authority to enforce new requirements and grant private
Jan. 3, 2013 Mr. Miller, George moved to commit with instructions (consideration: CR H20-22; text: CR H20-21)
Jan. 3, 2013

On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 227 - 191 (Roll no. 4). (consideration: CR H19-20)

Jan. 3, 2013 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 5.
Jan. 3, 2013

On motion to table the motion to refer Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 224 - 187 (Roll no. 3).

Jan. 3, 2013 Mr. Cantor moved to table the motion to refer.
Jan. 3, 2013 Ms. Norton moved to refer the resolution to a select committee of five members, to be appointed by the Speaker, not more than three of whom shall be from the same political party, with instructions not to report back the same until it has conducted a full and complete study of, and made a determination on, whether there is any reason to deny Delegates voting right in the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.
Jan. 3, 2013 Considered as privileged matter. (consideration: CR H6-22)