E&C Rules


Rules of the Committee on Energy and Commerce for the 114th Congress

The committee’s rules include provisions regarding the following:

  • Rule 1. General Provisions
  • Rule 2. Meetings
  • Rule 3. Hearings
  • Rule 4. Vice Chairmen; Presiding Member
  • Rule 5. Open Proceedings
  • Rule 6. Quorum
  • Rule 7. Official Committee Records
  • Rule 8. Subcommittees
  • Rule 9. Opening Statements
  • Rule 10. Reference of Legislation and Other Matters
  • Rule 11. Managing Legislation on the House Floor
  • Rule 12. Committee Professional and Clerical Staff Appointments
  • Rule 13. Supervision, Duties of Staff
  • Rule 14. Committee Budget
  • Rule 15. Broadcasting of Committee Hearings
  • Rule 16. Subpoenas
  • Rule 17. Travel of Members and Staff
  • Rule 18. Website
  • Rule 19. Conferences

Additional resources:

Rules of the Committee on Energy and Commerce for the 113th Congress

Rules of the House of Representatives (112th Congress)

Constitution, Jefferson’s Manual, and Rules of the House of Representatives (112th Congress)

House Practice – A Guide to the Rules, Precedents, and Procedures of the House (2011)

Rules of the Committee on Energy and Commerce for the 112th Congress