House Rules Committee approves rule for regulation

The House Rules Committee on Tuesday approved a rule by voice vote that provides for nearly 10 hours of debate on a resolution that instructs House Committees to examine regulations that impede job growth. The resolution is expected to be considered later this week in the House.

The resolution, H.Res. 72, would require 10 House committees to examine and report on regulations, and the rule gives most of the chairs and ranking members control of one hour of debate time. Leaders of the Committees on Education and the Workforce, and Small Business get one hour total.

The rule will allow Democrats to make one motion to recommit the resolution. House Democrats this week complained that House Republicans need to focus on job creation rather than examining regulations, but the GOP believes limiting these regulations is a way to foster job growth.