BBEDCA (Contents)

Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985

Section 227

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Title II—Deficit Reduction Procedures

PART A—CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET PROCESS
SUBPART III—ADDITIONAL PROVISIONS TO IMPROVE BUDGET PROCEDURES
Sec. 227. Early election of committees of the House.

Clause 6(a)(1) of Rule X of the Rules of the House of Representatives is amended by striking out “at” and inserting in lieu thereof “within the seventh calendar day beginning after”, and by adding at the end thereof the following new sentence: “It shall always be in order to consider resolutions recommended by the respective party caucuses to change the composition of standing committees.”.

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COUNSEL NOTES
EXPLANATORY NOTES

The Joint Explanatory Statement of the Managers of Conference on the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 included this description:

Section 226. Continuing Study of Congressional Budget Process

This section amends clause 3 of rule X of the House of Representatives. It includes among the functions of the Rules Committee the continuing study of the congressional budget process.

U.S. House of Representatives, Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985: Conference Report to Accompany H. J. Res. 372, House Report 99-433 (December 10, 1985).


LEGISLATIVE HISTORY NOTES
PUBLIC LAWS

Pub. L. 99–177, title II, §225, Dec. 12, 1985, 99 Stat. 1061 (Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985). 

Amendments

When the Rules of the House were recodified at the beginning of the 106th Congress, this text was moved to rule X, clause 5. It still relates to electing committees of the House of Representatives. The text of the clause and accompanying notes (§757 Rule X, clause 5) are as follows:

Election and membership of standing committees

§ 757. Electing committees

5. (a)(1) The standing committees specified in clause 1 shall be elected by the House within seven calendar days after the commencement of each Congress, from nominations submitted by the respective party caucus or conference. A resolution proposing to change the composition of a standing committee shall be privileged if offered by direction of the party caucus or conference concerned.

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[Manual Notes]

The role of the party caucuses in presenting privileged resolutions to the House electing Members to committees is discussed in detail in Deschler, ch. 17, § 9. In the 99th Congress the requirement for election of standing committees within the first seven calendar days and the conferral of privileged status on resolutions from the party caucuses to change the composition of standing committees were added by section 227 of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 (P.L. 99– 177). Before the House recodified its rules in the 106th Congress, this provision was found in former clause 6 of rule X (H. Res. 5, Jan. 6, 1999, p. 47).

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