Text of Budget Reconciliation Bill
House Session - January 4, 1995

This was the opening day of the 104th Congress. There are 84 new members in this session, 73 are Republicans. Members elected Representative Newt Gingrich, R-Georgia, as speaker of the House. New members and administrative officers were also sworn in. The House passed more than 25 new rules for the session. Among the new rules were cutting the number of committee members and staffs by more than one-third, limiting committee chairs to six years, and the House speaker’s service to eight years. Other new rules included opening all committee and subcommittee hearings to broadcast coverage, and requiring a three-fifths vote to pass income tax increases.

11:55AM - 2:24AM ETHouse Session

    117th Congress - House
    Total Hours: 493 (After 267 days)
    • Debate93 Hours
    • Special Orders70 Hours
    • Votes174 Hours
    • One Minute Speeches29 Hours
    • Morning Hour18 Hours
    • Opening Procedures5 Hours

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    Source: Resume of Congressional Activity (senate.gov)