|Date||January 2, 2013 (113th Congress, 1st Session)|
|Staff Contact||Kimberly Betz|
On Thursday, January 3, 2013, the House is scheduled to adopt H. Res. 5 – House Rules for the 113th Congress.
At the beginning of a Congress, the House must not only constitute itself, but must also approve rules. A newly elected House typically adopts the rules of the previous Congress with specific amendments. The proposed rules are offered in the form of a House resolution, which is considered under “general parliamentary law” which is interpreted to include the rules of the previous Congress (CRS RL 30725).
H. Res. 5 provides that the Rules of the 112th Congress are the Rules of the 113th Congress, with the following amendments and orders:
On January 5, 2011, the House passed H. Res. 5, the House Rules for the 112th Congress, by a vote of 240-191.
There is no cost associated with the House Rules.