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Date Created: 10/08/15
09262014 Midterm Multiple choice and short answer 0 Suspension of the rules something used in the house where house has 40 minutes to debate a bill 23 vote for nal passage what does the term mean used to speed up the process for easy bills why is it used Special rules and the rules committee 0 2 step process 0 what they use for complicated bills 0 come from the rules committee 0 house rules committee is unique its members are appointed by the speaker 21 majority party 9 majority 4 minority o incredibly powerful 0 most members do not want to be on the rules committee 0 to write the special rules in a way that allows the bill to move through the process the way the majority party wants it to and to get the 218 votes that will allow it to pass 0 rst the house deals with the special rule then the bill itself amendments 0 open all amendments 0 closed no amendments 0 modi ed structured some 0 the debate in the house has narrowed as has the amendment process the hour rule 0 can debate the special rule for an hour 0 doesn t work completely useless for large scale debates previous question 0 vote says quotare we done debating and do we want to votequot 0 a debate ending device if the vote says yes then you move to the immediate vote 0 majority can move it at any time and it takes a simple majority to win 0 if it fails then the minority party takes control of the oor it is a party line vote never fails O committee of the whole house on the state of the union composed of every member meets in house chamber 5 minute rule most major measures are considered in committee of the whole terms for consideration typically set by special rue resolving into the committee of the whole general debate any amendment that the house has agreed to is voted on by the committee of the whole only thing guaranteed to the minority motion to recommit o ets send the bill back to committee and tell the committee to add or subtract this make changes 0 partisan 0 simple majority vote a quorum being present voUng members seeking a roll call vote may request a vote by quotelectronic devicequot bells and lights aert members to vote by electronic device and its duration yes no or present 0 present con ict of interest member of the ethics committee