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    This page lists memberships in organizations, for elected officials. Each organization determines its own rules for membership.

11-HC-RC on Feb 3, 2011

Decided Mar 2, 2011
Membership Roster: of the House Rules Committee
Source: U.S. House of Representatives website, www.house.gov
The House Committee on Rules is more commonly known as the Rules Committee.Rather than being responsible for a specific area of policy, as most other committees are, it is in charge of determining under what rule other bills will come to the floor. As such, it is one of the most powerful committees, and often described as "an arm of the leadership" and as the "traffic cop of Congress." A rule is a simple resolution of the House of Representatives to permit the immediate consideration of a legislative measure, notwithstanding the usual order of business, and to prescribe conditions for its debate and amendment.

When a bill is reported out of one of the other committees, it does not go straight to the House floor, because the House, unlike the Senate, does not have unlimited debate and discussion on a bill. Instead, what may be said and done to a bill is strictly limited. This limitation is performed by the Rules Committee.


  • Topic: Government Reform
  • Headline: Member of House Rules Committee
  • Headline 2: Chair of House Rules Committee
  • Headline 3: Leader of House Rules Committee

  • Key for participation codes:
  • Sponsorships: p=sponsored; o=co-sponsored; s=signed
  • Memberships: c=chair; m=member; e=endorsed; f=profiled; s=scored
  • Resolutions: i=introduced; w=wrote; a=adopted
  • Cases: w=wrote; j=joined; d=dissented; c=concurred
  • Surveys: '+' supports; '-' opposes.



Democrats participating in 11-HC-RC

Alcee Hastings s1mFlorida Democrat 
Jim McGovern s1mMassachusetts Democrat 
Jared Polis s1mColorado Democrat 
Louise Slaughter s3mNew York Democrat 



Republicans participating in 11-HC-RC

Rob Bishop s1mUtah Republican 
David Dreier s2cCalifornia Republican (Retiring 2012) 
Virginia Foxx s1mNorth Carolina Republican 
Rich Nugent s1mFlorida Republican 
Tim Scott s1mSC Republican Senator-Appointee 
Pete Sessions s1mTexas Republican 
Dan Webster s1mFlorida Republican 
Rob Woodall s1mGeorgia Republican 



Independents participating in 11-HC-RC



Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 4
Republicans: 8
Independents: 0


















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