The House Rules Committee: Gatekeeper to the
Referred to as the "Gatekeeper to the Floor", the House Rules
Committee wields much power. This audio course explores the history,
membership, work, and power of the House Rules Committee.
Brief review of the history of the Rules Committee, its
power, and its role in recent Congresses
How the resolutions or "rules" granted by the Rules
Committee structure floor debate and amendment opportunities
The nuances and procedural implications of the different
types of "rules": open, modified, closed
The procedures that govern floor consideration of the
Recorded 2006 ISBN 10: 1-58733-042-3
Total run time: 90 minutes 0423
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