Reference Information for the
Rules of the 110th Congress
The House of Representatives adopts its organizing resolution at the beginning of each Congress in the form of a simple House resolution. Information related to H. Res. 5 and H. Res. 6 for the 110th Congress is included here. Though organizing resolutions usually have the number H. Res. 5, as part of the transition from a Republican Majority in the 109th Congress to a Democratic Majority in the 110th Congress, the new Leadership found it useful to use two resolutions, H. Res. 5 and H. Res. 6, for organizing the new Congress.