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Senate Rules Committee
Standing committee
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United States Senate
116th Congress
Formed December 9, 1874
Chair Roy Blunt (R)
Ranking member Amy Klobuchar (D)
Political parties Majority (10) Minority (9)
Policy areas Books, manuscripts and monuments to the memory of individuals, Congressional office buildings, Congressional Record, Corrupt practices, Credentials and qualifications of members of the Senate, Federal elections generally, Government Publishing Office, Meetings of the Congress and attendance of members, Presidential succession, Senate library, statuary and works of art in the Capitol, Smithsonian Institution, Standing Rules of the United States Senate, United States Botanic Garden
Oversight authority Architect of the Capitol, Congressional Research Service, FEC, EAC, GPO, Historian of the United States Senate, Library of Congress, Parliamentarian of the United States Senate, Secretary of the Senate, Sergeant at Arms of the United States Senate, Smithsonian Institution, United States Botanic Gardens, United States Senate Curator, United States Senate Library
  • Rule XXV.1.(n), Standing Rules of the Senate

The Senate Committee on Rules and Administration, also called the Senate Rules Committee, is in charge of the rules of the United States Senate, administration of congressional buildings, monitoring elections and deciding whether or not the members should be there.

What it does

Rule XXV of the United States Senate says that all legislation, messages, petitions, memorials, and other matters relating to the following subjects is to be given to the Senate Rules Committee:

  1. Administration of the Senate Office Buildings and the Senate wing of the Capitol, including deciding where members' offices will be;
  2. Congressional organization relative to rules and procedures, and Senate rules and regulations, including floor and gallery rules;
  3. Corrupt practices;
  4. Credentials and qualifications of Members of the Senate, contested elections, and acceptance of incompatible offices;
  5. Federal elections generally, including the election of the President, Vice President, and Members of the Congress;
  6. Government Printing Office, and the printing and correction of the Congressional Record, as well as those matters provided for under rule XI;
  7. Meetings of the Congress and attendance of Members;
  8. Payment of money out of the contingent fund of the Senate or creating a charge upon the same (except that any resolution relating to substantive matter within the jurisdiction of any other standing committee of the Senate shall be first referred to such committee);
  9. Presidential succession;
  10. Buying books and manuscripts and creating monuments to the memory of individuals;
  11. Senate Library and statuary, art, and pictures in the Capitol and Senate Office Buildings;
  12. Services to the Senate, including the Senate restaurant; and,
  13. United States Capitol and congressional office buildings, the Library of Congress, the Smithsonian Institution (and the incorporation of similar institutions), and the Botanic Gardens.

Members, 116th Congress

Majority Minority

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