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Committee offices their written notice that a special meeting
will be held at a specified date and hour to consider a
filed, the Committee shall meet on that date and hour.
Immediately upon the filing of such a notice, the Staff Director shall notify all members of the Committee that such special meeting will be held at the specified date and hour
to consider the specified measure (s) or matter(s).
measure(s) or matter (s) so specified in the meeting notice
as filed by the majority of Committee members and transmitted
to all Committee members may be considered at a special
Vice Chairman.--The [full] Committee shall, by a majority vote, designate one of its members as Vice Chairman who shall perform such duties as the Chairman may direct in
present at any Committee meeting, the Vice Chairman or, in
his absence, the ranking member of the majority party on the Committee who is present shall preside at that meeting. If the Chairman is not present at any Subcommittee meeting, the ranking member of the majority party who is present shall preside at that meeting.
Committee and Subcommittee Meetings Prohibited.-
The Committee or any of its
Subcommittees may not sit,
without special leave, while the House is reading a measure
for amendment under the five-minute rule.
the markup of legislation, shall be open to the public
except when the Committee or Subcommittee, in open session
and with a majority present, determines by rollcall vote that all or part of the remainder of the meeting on that day shall be closed to the publicę Provided, however, that no]. No
person other than members of the Committee or Subcommittee
and such congressional staff and departmental representatives
as the Committee or Subcommittee may authorize shall be
present at any business or markup session which has been
closed to the public.
This paragraph does not apply to
Committee or Subcommittee hearings or to any meeting that,
as announced by the Chairman of the Committee or Subcommittee, relates solely to internal budget or personnel matters.
Records and Rollcalls.--A complete record of
all Committee or Subcommittee action shall be kept in the
form of written minutes, including a record of the votes on
any question as to which a rollcall is demanded.
vote shall be ordered upon demand by one-fifth of the members
The record of such action and the results of the
rollcall votes during each session of the Congress shall be
made available by the Committee, upon request, for public
inspection during regular office hours in the Committee
offices and upon telephone request. The information so
available on rollcall votes shall include a brief description
of the amendment, motion, order or other proposition; the
name of each member voting for and each member voting against
such amendment, motion, order or other proposition; whether
such vote was by proxy or in person; and names of those
members present but not voting.
A stenographic record of a
business meeting of the Committee or Subcommittee may be kept and may thereafter be published if the Chairman of the
Committee determines there is need for such a record.
proceedings of the Committee or Subcommittee in a closed
meeting other than rollcall votes) shall not be divulged
unless otherwise determined by a majority of the Committee
or Subcommittee. See Rule IV-f for publication of the minutes of meetings.
[g) h. Quorums.--A majority of the members of the (full) Committee or (and each of the) Subcommittee shall constitute a quorum of the Committee or Subcommittee for the purpose of convening meetings, conducting business, and
voting on any matter: Provided, That the Chairman of the
(full) Committee may determine that one-third of the members of the (full) Committee shall constitute a quorum of the (full) Committee at any meeting for such purpose (other than for the reporting of any measure or recommendation, and voting on the authorization of subpoenas and on the closing of hearings and business meetings to the public) if he gives written notice to that effect to the members prior to the
meeting. Dany Committee member present at a Committee meeting may make a point of order that a quorum is not
present under the conditions set forth above, but a quorum shall be deemed present unless a member objects to the
transaction of business because of the lack of a quorum.)
Proxy Voting.--A member may vote by proxy on any
matter before the Committee or Subcommittee by proxy) other
than the issuance of a subpoena pursuant to Rule III-b.
proxy authorization shall be in writing, shall assert that
the member is absent on official business or is otherwise
unable to be present at the Committee or Subcommittee meeting,
shall designate the member who is to execute the proxy
authorization and shall be limited to a specific measure or
matter and any amendments or motions pertaining thereto. A
member may authorize a general proxy only for motions to
recess, adjourn, or other procedural matters.
Each proxy to
be effective shall be signed by the member assigning the
vote and shall contain the date and time of day the proxy is
signed as well as the date or dates during which it is to be
The proxy form required by the Committee or
Subcommittee is appended to these rules as Appendix A.
order to be cast in a vote it shall be filed with the Committee
or Subcommittee during such vote and must be placed on file
with the Staff Director.
Proxies shall not be counted
toward a quorum.
Location of Persons at Meetings.--No person
other than a Member of Congress or Committee or Subcommittee
staff may walk in or be seated at the rostrum area of the
Committee or Subcommittee unless the Chairman or a majority
of the Committee or Subcommittee determines otherwise.
Consideration of Amendments and motions.--A
member, upon request, may be recognized by the Chairman to
address the Committee or Subcommittee at a meeting for not
more than five minutes on behalf of an amendment or motion
offered by himself or another member, or upon any other
matter under consideration, unless he receives unanimous
consent to extend the time limit. Every amendment, substitute
amendment, amendment to an amendment, or amendment in the
nature of a substitute made in Committee or Subcommittee
that is substantial as determined by the Chairman shall, upon the demand of any member present, be reduced to writing, and a copy thereof shall be made available to all members
Provided, That such amendment shall remain pending
before the Committee or Subcommittee and may not be voted
upon until the requirements of this section have been met.
[k] 1. Points of Order .--No point of order, other than a point of order that a quorum (was) is not present,
against the hearing or meeting procedures of the Committee
or Subcommittee shall be sustained unless it is made in a
timely fashion either at the commencement of the hearing or
meeting or at the time such occasion for a point of order
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