How Special Rules Regulate Calling up Measures for Consideration in the House

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A special rule is a House resolution that regulates consideration of a specific legislative measure named in the resolution. Members and staff commonly refer to a resolution of this kind simply as “the rule” for considering a measure.
A rule has two key functions:
(1) to enable the House to consider the measure specified, and
(2) to set terms for considering it. The House Committee on Rules has jurisdiction to report resolutions that combine these two functions, and this ability enables the leadership to use rules effectively to manage the floor agenda.
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