House Rules Reform

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Civil Society Proposals

  • Legislative Language Proposals for the House Rules Prepared by Daniel Schuman, Demand Progress (2018-12-05)
  • Coalition Proposals for Strengthening Congressional Oversight of the Intelligence Community (2018-11-16)
  • Demand Progress White Paper (2018-09-12); Letter from 20 organizations and 8 congressional experts 2018-09-12)
  • No Labels draft white paper (2018-07)
  • Good Government Now recommendations on Civil Enforcement of Congressional Subpoenas (2018-07-31)
  • Good Government now: Proposed Inherent Contempt Enforcement Rule for the U.S. House -- summary and rule text

Congressional Proposals

  • Section-By-Section Analysis of H. Res 6 Adopting the Rules for the 116th Congress (2019-01-01)
  • Adopting the Rules for the 116th Congress (2019-01-01) -- H. Res 6
  • Rep. Andy Biggs (2018-09-13) -- H. Rules testimony
  • Rep. Suzanne Bonamici (2018-09-13) -- H. Rules testimony
  • Rep. Mike Gallagher (2018-09-13) -- H. Rules testimony
  • Rep. Griffith (2018-09-13) -- H. Rules testimony
  • Rep. Derek Kilmer (2018-09-13) -- H. Rules testimony
  • Rep. Steve King (2018-09-13) -- H. Rules testimony
  • Rep. Scott Perry (2018-09-13) -- H. Rules testimony
  • Reps. Tom Reed and Josh Gottenheimer on behalf of Problem Solvers (2018-09-13) -- H. Rules testimony
  • Rep. Kathleen Rice (2018-09-13) -- H. Rules testimony
  • Rep. Jackie Speier (2018-09-13) -- H. Rules testimony
  • Reps. Ed Perlmutter and Kathleen Rice (2018-09-13) -- Letter to Democratic Caucus Chairs
  • Rep. Steny Hoyer (2018-09-12) -- Speech (video here)
  • Letter from 8 Democrats on HPSCI on Security Clearances for Staff (2016-03-22)

News Stories

September

  • More Problem Solvers Members Pledge to Tie Speaker Vote to Rule Changes, Lindsey McPherson, Roll Call (2018-09-27)
  • A New Petition From House Democrats Could Complicate Nancy Pelosi’s Future, Elaina Plott, The Atlantic (2018-09-19)
  • 15 Members Pledge to Withhold Speaker Vote Without Rule Changes, Lindsey McPherson, Roll Call (2018-09-13)
  • Government Overhaul Like ‘Caffeine’ for Economic Agenda, Dems Say, Lindsey McPherson, Roll Call (2018-09-12)
  • Good Government Groups Urge ‘Systematic Reform’ of House Rules, Lindsey McPherson, Roll Call (2018-09-12)
  • Time to Reform the House Rules, Daniel Schuman, Demand Progress (2018-09-12)
  • Dems vow rules overhaul to empower members if House flips, Mike Lillis, the Hill (2018-09-01)
  • Too Soon for Rules Talk, Uneasy House Members Say, Lindsey McPherson, Roll Call (2018-09-11)

August

July

June

  • There’s a Right Way to Overhaul Congress, Jonathan Bernstein, Bloomberg (2018-06-19)
  • Can the House Speakership Be Saved? These Lawmakers Have an Idea, Carl Hulse, New York Times (2018-06-16)

Previous

  • House Intel Panel Pushes for Access to Classified Info, Jenna McLaughlin, the Intercept (2016-03-23)

Other Resources

Proposals to reform House Rules in previous Congresses

  • Strengthening Congressional Oversight Over the Intelligence Community, released by R Street Institute, Demand Progress, Freedom Works, and the Electronic Frontier Foundation. (2016-09-13). Letter from a bipartisan group of 33 organizations endorsing the recommendations. (2016-09-13)
  • Coalition letter in support of security clearances for HPSCI staff (2016-03-18)
  • Congressional Oversight of National Security: Reform Agenda, released by a coalition of organizations. Daniel Schuman is the point of contact. (2014-12)
  • Recommendations for Updating House Rules for the 114th Congress, released by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, the Sunlight Foundation, and the OpenGov Foundation. Daniel Schuman is the point of contact. (2014-10-07)
  • House Rules Changes: Sunlight's Proposals for the 113th Congress. Daniel Schuman is the point of contact. (2012)
  • House Rules Changes: Sunlight’s Proposals for the 112th Congress. Daniel Schuman is the point of contact. (2010-09-16)

Historic Reports

  • Final Report on the Organization of Congress by the Joint Committee on the Organization of Congress (December 1993)
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