Capital Building

House Committee On Rules

Committee Background

Year Established


Key Issues

Establishes terms and conditions of debate for any measure or matters via Special Rules; consideration of original jurisdiction matters


Issuance of special orders for the consideration of legislation, commonly referred to as “special rules or “rules,” which provide the terms and conditions of debate on a measure or matter; consideration of original jurisdiction measures, which commonly represent changes to the standing rules of the House; issuance of self-executed amendments which allow for legislation rewrites

Committee Leadership

Chair Pete Sessions (R - TX)
Ranking Mem. Louise Slaughter (D - NY)
Ranking Member

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