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United States Senate Committee on Rules and Administration

The Senate Committee on Rules and Administration (also called the Senate Rules Committee) is responsible for the rules of the United States Senate, administration of congressional buildings, and with credentials and qualifications of members of the Senate, including responsibility for dealing with contested elections.

The committee is not as powerful as its House counterpart, the House Committee on Rules as it does not set the terms of debate for individual legislative proposals, since the Senate has a tradition of open debate.

Some members of the committee are also ex officio members of the Joint Committee on Printing.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Members, 113th Congress 2
  • Chairmen 3
    • Select Committee to Revise the Rules of the Senate, 1867–1874 3.1
    • Committee on Rules, 1874–1947 3.2
    • Committee on Rules and Administration, 1947–present 3.3
  • Notes 4
  • External links 5

History

The Committee was first created as the Select Committee to Revise the Rules of the Senate on December 3, 1867. On December 9, 1874, it became a standing committee.

On January 2, 1947, its name was changed to the Committee on Rules and Administration, and it took over the functions of the following committees:

Members, 113th Congress

Majority Minority

Source:

Select Committee to Revise the Rules of the Senate, 1867–1874

Committee on Rules, 1874–1947

Committee on Rules and Administration, 1947–present

Notes

  1. ^ Angus King is an independent, but caucuses with the Democrats.

External links

  • Official site
  • Members of the Rules Committee
  • Senate Rules and Administration Committee member profiles collected news and commentary at The Washington Post
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