DIRECT ACCESS TO THE FLOOR: Some House committees can
bring particular types of proposals directly to the floor and
bypass the Rules Committee.
- APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE
- BUDGET COMMITTEE
- HOUSE ADMINISTRATION (election contests, House funding issues)
- STANDARDS OF OFFICIAL CONDUCT
Source: Walter J. Oleszek, Congressional Procedures and the
Policy Process (Washington, D.C.: Congressional Quarterly
Press, 2004) 120.
CALENDAR WEDNESDAY: On Wednesdays, House committees are
called in alphabetical order and can propose consideration of
legislation, which must be decided upon on that day.