Charles E. Schumer, Chairman Bob Bennett, Ranking Member
Welcome to the U.S. Senate Committee on Rules and Administration website. The Rules Committee is one of the oldest committees of the United States Senate. Our origins date back to the early days of the Republic when the first Senate convened in March 1789 and established a committee to prepare... (Read More)

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Senate Rules Committee Holds Series of Hearings on the Filibuster

06.09.2010 - The Rules Committee is holding a series of hearings to examine the history and use of the filibuster in the U.S. Senate. The first in the series was held on Thursday, April 22, 2010. This hearing, “Examining the Filibuster: History of the Filibuster 1789-2008, discussed the evolution of the filibuster, the tradition of unlimited debate in the Senate, and efforts to curtail it from the earliest days of the Senate through 2008.
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The Military and Overseas Voter Empowerment Act Is Signed into Law

11.17.2009 - On Wednesday, October 28, President Obama signed the Military and Overseas Voter Empowerment (MOVE) Act into law, a bipartisan piece of legislation that will help U.S. troops cast ballots from overseas. U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer (D-NY), Chairman of the Senate Rules Committee, Ranking Member Robert Bennett (R-UT), and original co-sponsors Senator Saxby Chambliss (R-GA), Senator Ben Nelson (D-NE) and Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) led this effort to remove the barriers that too often disenfranch...
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Discover and learn about the Inaugural Ceremonies

Since 1901, the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies has been responsible for the planning and execution of the swearing-in ceremonies and the luncheon of the inauguration of the President of the United States at the U.S. Capitol.
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The Senate Chamber 1859-2009

The Senate has occupied its current Chamber in the United States Capitol since January 4, 1859. This room has witnessed some of the most significant events in American history. On January 4, 2009, the Senate celebrates the 150th anniversary of its move into this historic chamber. ...
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