ABSTRACT

Holman Rule (House Rule XXI, Clause 2(b)) [March 23, 2018]   [open pdf - 659KB]

"Although congressional rules establish a general division of responsibility under which questions of policy are kept separate from questions of funding, House rules provide for exceptions in certain circumstances. One such circumstance allows for the inclusion of legislative language in general appropriations bills or amendments thereto for 'germane provisions that retrench expenditures by the reduction of amounts of money covered by the bill.' This exception appears in clause 2(b) of House Rule XXI and is known as the Holman rule, after Representative William Holman of Indiana, who first proposed the exception in 1876."

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