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rules committee

a special committee of a legislature, as of the U.S. House of Representatives, having the authority to establish rules or methods for expediting legislative action, and usually determining the date a bill is presented for consideration.
Origin of rules committee
First recorded in 1915-20 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The rules committee had gone into its regular session; the hour was eight o'clock in the evening.

    Football Days William H. Edwards
  • Then the fate of the bill rests with the rules committee of the House.

    Citizenship Emma Guy Cromwell
  • Later this rules committee amalgamated with a new committee of wider representation.

  • He has served faithfully on the rules committee as well as an official in the game.

    Football Days William H. Edwards
  • The action of the Speaker in constituting the rules committee was scrupulously fair to the contending interests.

    The Cleveland Era Henry Jones Ford
  • Theyll be using half-backs as well as ends next year, unless the rules committee gets gay again!

    Left Half Harmon Ralph Henry Barbour

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