H.Res.835 - Amending the rules of the House of Representatives to provide for transparency in the committee amendment process.111th Congress (2009-2010)
Summary: H.Res.835 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)
Introduced in House (10/15/2009)
Amends Rule XI (Procedures of Committees and Unfinished Business) of the Rules of the House of Representatives to require the chair of a committee, within 24 hours after commencing a meeting to consider a measure or matter, to cause its text to be made publicly available in an electronic form.
Requires a committee chair to do the same with an amendment to such measure or matter within 24 hours after adopting it.
Amends Rule XIII (Calendar and Committee Reports) to prohibit a committee report on a measure or matter from including recommended amendments after it was ordered reported, except technical and conforming changes authorized by the committee to correct section numbers, cross-references, punctuation, grammar, spelling, or to maintain mathematical consistency.