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R41605 – House Standing Committees’ Rules on Legislative Activities: Analysis for the 113th Congress – 10/11/2016

R41605 – House Standing Committees’ Rules on Legislative Activities: Analysis for the 113th Congress – 10/11/2016 published on

Author: Michael L. Koempel, Senior Specialist in American National Government; Judy Schneider, Specialist on the Congress;J. Michael Jarrett Research Associate
Pages: 69

This report examines in text and tables how committees implemented House rules in their individual committee rules for the 113th Congress. The variety as well as consistency in committee rules is analyzed as these rules relate to legislative activities, principally hearings, oversight, and markups.4 Administrative provisions in House and committee rules are not analyzed in this report. Provisions of committee rules applicable to legislative activities are clustered by topic, rather than by House rule number. Bills: H.R. 1163, H.R. 1947, H.R. 5005

R43477 – Social Media in the House of Representatives: Frequently Asked Questions – 10/7/2016

R43477 – Social Media in the House of Representatives: Frequently Asked Questions – 10/7/2016 published on

Author: Jacob R. Straus, Analyst on the Congress; Matthew E. Glassman, Analyst on the Congress
Pages: 6

This report answers several common questions about the regulation of social media accounts in the House of Representatives. Recently, the number of Member offices adopting social media as an official communications tool has increased.1 With the increased use of social media accounts for official representational duties, the House has adopted policies and regulations regarding the creation, content, and use of third-party social media services, such as Facebook, Twitter, Vine, YouTube, Instagram, and Flickr.

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