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  U.S. House Committee on Rules - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Committee on Rules, or (more commonly) Rules Committee, is a committee of the United States House of Representatives.
In 1880, the modern Rules Committee began to emerge from the reorganization of the House Committees.
Although their power to place members in committees and perform other functions was limited by a forced rule change in 1910, the Rules Committee retained its power.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/U.S._House_Committee_on_Rules   (792 words)

 Committee - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A committee is a deliberative assembly that is subordinate to another larger deliberative assembly.
Committees may have the advantage of widening viewpoints and sharing out responsibilities.
A subcommittee is a subset of a committee, formed to consider a limited topic or range of topics that would be impracticable for the full committee to consider.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Committee   (235 words)

 The Report of the Federal Advisory Committee on Gender-Integrated Training and Related Issues   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The committee members' central means for gathering information has been going directly to the source and conducting discussion groups with randomly selected recruits, instructors, newly assigned service members and their first-line supervisors, as well as interviews with the immediate chain of command, support-group personnel, and recruiters.
The committee also was told at some other installations that recruits did not know who or what the IG was, or that their ability to see a chaplain was controlled and discouraged by the training cadre or merely by their lack of access to a phone.
Regarding trainers, while the committee believes it is important to have at least one same-sex trainer assigned to each operational training unit, the committee underscores the importance of both male and female operational units having trainers of the opposite sex, given the importance of role models.
www.defenselink.mil /pubs/git/report.html   (9274 words)

 Pennsylvania Committee of Safety   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Committee was reappointed in October, 1775, with the addition of some new members, and continued until the middle of the next July, when it was superseded by a Council of Safety appointed by a Provincial Convention.
The local committees had previously exercised this authority, and in a test case it was not given up by the Committee of Philadelphia without a warm debate, but it finally complied with the wish of the Committee of Safety and recognized its jurisdiction.
That the Committee did not trust them is shown by the fact that it held it necessary to send a delegation from its number to the fleet, to be upon the spot to enforce its orders and to summarily suspend any disobedient officer.
www.committee.org /PCOS23Pennsylvania.htm   (3561 words)

 Ad Hoc Committee on an International Convention against the Reproductive Cloning of Human Beings   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The discussion on the topic continued in the Sixth Committee on 20 and 21 October 2003.
The motion was carried in the Committee by a vote of 80 in favour, 79 against and 15 abstentions.
The Sixth Committee of the General Assembly discussed the agenda item entitled “international convention against the reproductive cloning of human beings” on 21 and 22 October and 19 November 2004.
www.un.org /law/cloning   (1185 words)

 The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The present Chairman of the Committee is Mr Jaime Caruana, Governor of the Bank of Spain, who succeeded Mr William J McDonough on 1 May 2003.
The Committee reports to the central bank Governors of the Group of Ten countries and seeks the Governors' endorsement for its major initiatives.
One important objective of the Committee's work has been to close gaps in international supervisory coverage in pursuit of two basic principles: that no foreign banking establishment should escape supervision; and that supervision should be adequate.
www.bis.org /bcbs/aboutbcbs.htm   (739 words)

 Agriculture, Nuitrition and Forestry Committee - U.S. Senate
The vote of the committee to report a measure or matter shall require the concurrence of a majority of those members who are physically present at the time the vote is taken.
The committee shall not initiate procedures leading to criminal or civil enforcement proceedings for a witness' failure to appear unless the deposition notice was accompanied by a committee subpoena.
These rules may be modified, amended, or repealed by the committee, provided that all members are present or provide proxies or if a notice in writing of the proposed changes has been given to each member at least 48 hours prior to the meeting at which action thereon is to be taken.
agriculture.senate.gov /cmte/rules.htm   (1655 words)

 United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary
When a recorded vote is taken in the Committee on any bill, resolution, amendment, or any other question, a quorum being present, a Member who is unable to attend the meeting may submit her vote by proxy, in writing or by telephone, or through personal instructions.
Except for matters retained at the full Committee, matters shall be referred to the appropriate Subcommittee or Subcommittees by the Chairman, except as agreed by a majority vote of the Committee or by the agreement of the Chairman and the Ranking Minority Member.
Official attendance at all Committee markups and executive sessions of the Committee shall be kept by the Committee Clerk.
judiciary.senate.gov /committee_rules.cfm   (629 words)

 History of the Committee
The Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies was formed in 1901 to oversee Inaugural ceremonies at the United States Capitol.
Hanna chaired the committee, and continued the Senate tradition of accompanying the President-elect on his carriage ride to the Capitol.
As tradition dictates, the Committee includes the Senate Majority Leader (at the time of appointment), the chair and ranking member of the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration, the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the Majority and Minority Leaders of the House of Representatives.
inaugural.senate.gov /committee/committeehistory.html   (607 words)

 The Norwegian Nobel Institute- The Norwegian Nobel Committee
The committee's composition reflect the relative strengths of the political parties in the Storting.
All meetings of the Nobel Committee are held in a special conference room in the Nobel Institute, under an array of pictures of all individual Peace Prize Laureates.
The Secretary to the Committee and Director of the Nobel Institute is Professor Geir Lundestad, Ph.D., b.
www.nobel.no /eng_com_mem.html   (352 words)

 School Committee   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Hopkinton School Committee is composed of five volunteers from the community, elected to three-year overlapping terms during the May town election.
The Superintendent, who is appointed by the School Committee, oversees all of the daily operations of the schools and provides the staff work necessary for the Committee to act on policy matters and to evaluate, in a general sense, the overall functioning of the schools.
The School Committee's Regular Meetings are generally held on the first and third Thursday of the month (except in July and August) at 7:30 PM in the Middle School Library.
www.hopkinton.k12.ma.us /schoolcommittee/index.asp   (753 words)

 RSGB - Society - Propagation Studies Committee   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Propagation Studies Committee stemmed from a suggestion made in 1957 by Dr Smith-Rose, then Director of the Radio research Station, Slough, and later to become a President of the RSGB, that a small committee should be formed to attempt to correlate radio amateur observations with 'auroral, ionospheric or meteorological conditions'.
Each member of the Committee is a specialist in at least one aspect of radio propagation and there are always several projects in hand, such as the work on VHF sporadic-E and on tropospheric propagation at 50 MHz currently under way.
The Committee also supports the monthly Six and Ten Report, which reports and analyses propagation at 28 and 50 MHz, with the particular aim of reporting, discussing and analysing propagation on those bands and encouraging their more informed use.
www.rsgb.org.uk /society/psc.htm   (309 words)

 US CODE: Title 41,46. Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
There is established a committee to be known as the Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled (hereafter in sections 46 to 48c of this title referred to as the “Committee”).
(2) Upon request of the Committee, the head of any entity of the Government is authorized to detail, on a reimbursable basis, any of the personnel of such entity to the Committee to assist it in carrying out its duties and powers under section 46 to 48c of this title.
The Committee may secure directly from any entity of the Government information necessary to enable it to carry out sections 46 to 48c of this title.
www4.law.cornell.edu /uscode/41/46.html   (788 words)

 New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Massage, Bodywork and Somatic Therapy Examining Committee Minutes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
She asked when the committee will have a full panel of six members and thanked Alan Vonderahe for agreeing to attend the meeting of massage therapists function even though it is not an AMTA meeting.
Vonderahe stated that the committee members are passionate about the work they do on the committee and do not get paid by the State for their work and participation on the committee.
The committee has concerns regarding the language in the bill because modalities which are not included in the regulations would be prohibited and would like to send a letter to the Attorney General addressing this issue.
www.state.nj.us /lps/ca/nursing/massage/minutes/mass61.htm   (1532 words)

 Western Canada Wilderness Committee
The Western Canada Wilderness Committee just kicked off its 25th year of protecting wilderness by celebrating this milestone during the BC Day long weekend with a gathering of members and supporters in the Elaho Valley.
The Western Canada Wilderness Committee reacted with cautious optimism regarding the appointment of Barry Penner, Member of the Legislative Assembly for the riding of Chilliwack-Kent, as the Minister of Environment...
The Wilderness Committee protested at noon today outside of the federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) on Burrard Street calling for DFO to uphold its mandate to protect wild salmon by shutting down open-net cage salmon farms in British Columbia..
www.wildernesscommittee.org   (1132 words)

 President's Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities - Fact Sheet
Thus, the Committee would be addressing the same population as in the past but under a more acceptable name.
The President's Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities (PCPID), formerly known as the President's Committee on Mental Retardation, was initially organized as a blue ribbon Panel by President John F. Kennedy in 1961 and formally established as a Committee by President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1966 under an Executive Order.
As opportunities may present themselves, the Committee collaborates with other Federal agencies and national organizations in convening conferences and forums and disseminating information to the public on issues and accomplishments of people with intellectual disabilities.
www.acf.hhs.gov /programs/pcpid/pcpid_fact.html   (495 words)

 BBC NEWS | Programmes | BBC Parliament | Scottish row over gay rights
He told the Scottish Parliament's equal opportunities committee that he was in favour of rights for gay couples but not as part of marriage.
Members of the equal opportunities committee defended their attempts to improve the rights of homosexuals.
Committee convener Cathy Peattie said she doesn't understand why legal rights for same-sex couples are "a threat to marriage in any way".
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/programmes/bbc_parliament/3241817.stm   (262 words)

 Select Committee on Modernisation of the House of Commons | Houses of Parliament   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Appointment of Chairman: Mr Geoffrey Hoon was chosen as Chairman of the Committee on 20 July 2005.
The Committee was appointed on 13 July 2005.  Membership of the Committee can be viewed by clicking on the links.
The most recent Reports of the Committee are as follows: Scrutiny of European Business, Second Report of Session 2004-05, HC 465-I and II, published Tuesday 22 March 2005.
www.parliament.uk /parliamentary_committees/select_committee_on_modernisation_of_the_house_of_commons.cfm   (235 words)

 Lords Constitution Committee | Houses of Parliament
The Committee is to conduct an inquiry on "The use of the royal prerogative power by Government to deploy the UK’s armed forces".
The Committee's First Progress Report 2005-06, HL Paper 30, on the Commissioner for Older People (Wales) bill and the Equality bill, was published on 10 August.
The Committee's 14th Report of the 2003-04 session (Parliament and the Legislative Process, HL Paper 173) was published on 29 October 2004.
www.parliament.uk /parliamentary_committees/lords_constitution_committee.cfm   (606 words)

 Committee to Protect Bloggers
At the invitation of Civiblog the Committee to Protect Bloggers is moving to this address.
The Committee to Protect Bloggers is mentioned in an article from the National Law Journal.
The Committee to Protect Bloggers is seeking a blogger who speaks fluent Arabic (and is, preferably, resident in an Arabic-speaking country) to set up and manage an Arabic-language branch of the CPB.
committeetoprotectbloggers.blogspot.com   (9770 words)

 Standards Registry Committee
The deliverables of the committee will be considered public property and may be freely used by anyone.
A number of the committee members have introduced themselves on the mail list, stating their reasons for and interests in participating in the Standards Registry committee.
Interested participants should subscribe to the committee mail list by sending an email with the word "subscribe" as the body of the message to stdsreg-request@lists.oasis-open.org.
www.ansi.org /internet_resources/standards_registry_committee/stdsreg.aspx?menuid=12   (392 words)

 Development Committee - About The Development Committee
The Committee's mandate is to advise the Boards of Governors of the Bank and the Fund on critical development issues and on the financial resources required to promote economic development in developing countries.
The Development Committee meets twice a year; in the spring in tandem with the International Monetary and Financial Committee, and in the fall before the Bank-Fund Annual Meetings.
Given the Committee's focus, the President of the Bank has a special responsibility to propose topics that he believes require the attention of the ministers.
web.worldbank.org /WBSITE/EXTERNAL/DEVCOMMEXT/0,,contentMDK:20121744~menuPK:60001652~pagePK:64000837~piPK:64000843~theSitePK:277473,00.html   (287 words)

 Economic and Social Committee - ArtPolitic Encyclopedia of Politics : Information Portal
The Economic and Social Committee is the consultative assembly of European social and economic partners.
It was established by the Treaty of Rome of 1957 in order to unite different economic interest groups to establish the Common Market.
The creation of this committee gave them an institution to allow their voices to be heard by the Commission, the Council and the Parliament.
www.artpolitic.org /infopedia/ec/Economic_and_Social_Committee.html   (174 words)

 Power Plant & Transmission Line Siting Committee - Frequently Asked Questions   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Committee provides a single, independent forum to evaluate applications to build power plants (of 100 megawatts or more) or transmission projects (of 115,000 volts or more) in the state.
In general, the Committee has 180 days from the date the application is filed to come to a decision.
After all the information is before the Committee, the Committee members will discuss the matter and will take a vote on whether to grant or deny a "Certificate of Environmental Compatibility," which is a formal document that is necessary before the power plant or transmission line can be built.
www.cc.state.az.us /utility/electric/linesiting-faqs.htm   (1353 words)

 ALA | Emerging Technologies homepage
Twice per year committee members review projects that are submitted or nominated for review.
Each month a committee member interviews the creator of one of the highest scoring PRIMO projects.
Each quarter committee members pose a question to ILI-L related to the impact of technology on instruction.
www.ala.org /ala/acrlbucket/is/iscommittees/webpages/emergingtech   (223 words)

 IU Northwest Executive Committee Minutes, January 2002
The PandT Committee's composition should be examined in terms of member numbers and representation.
The committee is administrative, but the Faculty Organization elects the at-large members.
The Ex Comm agreed that the PandT Committee's composition, process, and procedures need to be delineated during the committee restructuring work.
www.iun.edu /~facorg/executive/minutes02/ex01-02.htm   (687 words)

 Science and Technology - Electronic Commerce Payments Committee
This committee deals with the payment side of e-commerce, as well as other forms of transfers such as stored value cards.
The Committee is also analyzing fundamental developing legal issues in electronic commerce payment, with a goal of being an objective, trusted resource for legislators and policymakers in the development of public policy in the area of electronic commerce payment.
Membership on the ECP Committee and participation on its list is available to approved current members of the Section of Science and Technology.
www.abanet.org /scitech/ec/ecp/home.html   (465 words)

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