US HR8 | 2021-2022 | 117th Congress

Status

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)
Status: Introduced on January 4 2021 - 25% progression
Action: 2021-01-04 - Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]

Summary

This resolution establishes the rules of the House of Representatives for the 117th Congress by adopting and modifying the House rules from the 116th Congress. Changes from the rules for the previous Congress include measures to facilitate the operation of Congress during the ongoing COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019) pandemic. The resolution makes the Office of Diversity and Inclusion permanent, revises language in the rules to be gender-inclusive, and continues requirements to protect congressional employees from harassment and discrimination. The resolution also implements measures to protect whistle-blowers and increase congressional transparency. The resolution authorizes necessary amounts for the Committee on House Administration to resolve contested elections. Additionally, the Clerk of the House of Representative must establish a process for House Members to indicate their support for Senate-passed measures that have been received by the House, including maintaining a publicly available list of Members supporting each measure. The chair of the Committee on the Budget may adjust an estimate concerning the fiscal impact of legislation to exempt the budgetary effects of measures to prevent, prepare for, or respond to economic or public health consequences resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as measures to prevent, prepare for, or respond to economic, environmental, or public health consequences resulting from climate change. Until the Committee on Oversight and Reform has adopted rules, the chair of the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis may issue subpoenas related to its investigation into political interference in the response to the coronavirus pandemic at the Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The resolution also reauthorizes specified commissions, offices, and committees, and establishes a Select Committee on Economic Disparity and Fairness in Growth.

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Title

Adopting the Rules of the House of Representatives of the One Hundred Seventeenth Congress, and for other purposes.

Sponsors


Roll Calls

2021-01-04 - House - On agreeing to the resolution (Y: 217 N: 206 NV: 0 Abs: 6) [PASS]
2021-01-04 - House - On motion to commit with instructions (Y: 203 N: 217 NV: 0 Abs: 9) [FAIL]
2021-01-04 - House - On ordering the previous question (Y: 217 N: 204 NV: 0 Abs: 8) [PASS]
2021-01-04 - House - On motion to table the motion to refer (Y: 214 N: 196 NV: 0 Abs: 19) [PASS]
2021-01-04 - House - On motion to table the motion to postpone consideration to a day certain (Y: 214 N: 204 NV: 0 Abs: 11) [PASS]

History

DateChamberAction
2021-01-04HouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2021-01-04HouseOn agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 217 - 206 (Roll no. 8). (text: CR H13-18)
2021-01-04HouseOn motion to commit with instructions Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 203 - 217 (Roll no. 7).
2021-01-04HouseMr. Smith (MO) moved to commit with instructions to a select committee. (text: CR H35)
2021-01-04HouseOn ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 217 - 204 (Roll no. 6).
2021-01-04HouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 8.
2021-01-04HouseConsidered as privileged matter. (consideration: CR H20-36)
2021-01-04HouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2021-01-04HouseOn motion to table the motion to refer Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 214 - 196 (Roll no. 5).
2021-01-04HouseMr. Hoyer moved to table the motion to refer
2021-01-04HouseMr. Davis, Rodney moved to refer to a select committee.
2021-01-04HouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2021-01-04HouseOn motion to table the motion to postpone consideration to a day certain Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 214 - 204 (Roll no. 4).
2021-01-04HouseMr. Hoyer moved to table the motion to postpone consideration to a day certain
2021-01-04HouseMr. Cole moved to postpone consideration to a day certain.
2021-01-04HouseMr. Hoyer sent the privileged resolution H. Res. 8 to the desk and moved for its consideration. (CR H13)
2021-01-04HouseIntroduced in House

Same As/Similar To

HR85 (Related) 2021-02-02 - Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.

Subjects

Air quality
Assault and harassment offenses
Budget process
Cardiovascular and respiratory health
Civil actions and liability
Climate change and greenhouse gases
Congress
Congressional committees
Congressional officers and employees
Congressional operations and organization
Congressional oversight
Constitution and constitutional amendments
Disability and health-based discrimination
Elections, voting, political campaign regulation
Emergency medical services and trauma care
Employee hiring
Employment discrimination and employee rights
Evidence and witnesses
Government buildings, facilities, and property
Government ethics and transparency, public corruption
Government information and archives
Health programs administration and funding
Health promotion and preventive care
Higher education
House Committee on Ethics
House Committee on House Administration
House of Representatives
Human rights
Infectious and parasitic diseases
Internet and video services
Legislative rules and procedure
Members of Congress
Photography and imaging
Public contracts and procurement
Public participation and lobbying
Racial and ethnic relations
Senate
Sex, gender, sexual orientation discrimination
Sports and recreation facilities
State and local government operations
Student aid and college costs
War and emergency powers

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