rules committee

noun

Legal Definition of rules committee

: a committee of a legislative house that determines the rules and procedure for expediting the business of the house and has the power to control the date and extent of debate of a proposed bill and the degree to which it may be amended

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“Rules committee.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/rules%20committee. Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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