72 hour rule dating
As we saw, the Rules of the House of Representatives establish policy, not just handle administrative matters or make statements about one matter or another.
The proposed abolition of the Office of Congressional Ethics was a big deal, and required at least a minimum of notice and debate.
(emphasis added) As it turns out, there are many different 3 days rules that apply to different types of documents: reported bills and resolutions (Rule XIII, Clause 4(a)), unreported bills and joint resolutions (Rule XXI, clause 11), conference reports (Rule XXII, clause 8(a)), Special Rules (Rule XIII, Clause 6(a)).
(This CRS Report explains the 3-day rule.) In addition, it’s not a 72-hour rule, as is generally understood, but has been implemented as a 3 legislative day rule, which can be considerably shorter.
In some instances, it can be barely 24 hours between introduction and vote.
* * * * * Even so, as the rules from the prior Congress had expired, and new rules for the House had not been adopted, , and the rules of parliamentary practice comprised by Jefferson’s Manual shall govern the House in all cases to which they are applicable and in which they are not inconsistent with the Rules and orders of the House.
That long list of provisions that require pre-publication does not include simple resolutions.
Simple resolutions include things like a statement honoring someone’s life, but they are also used to elect (i.e appoint) members to congressional committees, control debate on the House floor including how legislation may be considered and what amendments (if any) might be offered, allot money to committees, and …
The Office of Congressional Ethics is one of the many offices and agencies created by the rules of the House of Representatives, which are adopted on the first day of the new Congress.* * * * * But, if all of that’s true, why were the House Rules not available in advance?As it turns out, there is no House rule that requires simple resolutions to be made available to the public in advance of a vote.The not knowing, the second-guessing, the possible regrets that sometimes follow, especially if it means committing to a choice that may change our lives forever. One of those who always believed he was right, so he never wanted to make a bad decision which would warrant an Then there's the third kind of a decision-maker who is a happy medium between those two extremes. Although I'm not so sure now what my friend, Frances, falls under. She doesn't make any decisions without consulting her pendulum. From the food she eats, to the clothes she wears, the books she reads and the hair color she decides on, each must meet the approval of the pendulum.More and more I see how most of our decisions are made from fear: the fear that we will miss an opportunity, fear of not conforming, and fear of disappointing another.