The House Rules Committee:
Gatekeeper to the Floor
Referred to as the "Gatekeeper to the Floor", the House Rules Committee wields much power. This audio course explores the history, membership, work, and power of the House Rules Committee.
- Brief review of the history of the Rules Committee, its power, and its role in recent Congresses
- How the resolutions or "rules" granted by the Rules Committee structure floor debate and amendment opportunities
- The nuances and procedural implications of the different types of "rules": open, modified, closed
- The procedures that govern floor consideration of the "rule"
Total run time: 90 minutes. Includes course materials.
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