H. Res. 537

Amending the Rules of the House of Representatives to limit the eligibility for nomination to serve as Speaker of the House of Representatives to Members and Members-elect of the House.

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117 HRES 537 IH: MEMBERS Resolution

U.S. House of Representatives

2021-07-19

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117th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. RES. 537

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

July 19, 2021

Mr. Brendan F. Boyle of Pennsylvania

submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the

Committee on Rules

RESOLUTION

Amending the Rules of the House of Representatives to limit the eligibility for nomination to serve as Speaker of the House of Representatives to Members and Members-elect of the House.

1.

Short title

This resolution may be cited as the

Mandating that being an Elected Member Be an Essential Requirement for Speakership Resolution

or the

MEMBERS Resolution

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2.

Limiting eligibility for nomination to Speaker to Members and Members-elect

Rule I of the Rules of the House of Representatives is amended by adding at the end the following new clause:

Eligibility for nomination to serve as Speaker

13.

An individual is not eligible to be nominated to serve as Speaker unless the individual is a Member, Delegate, or Resident Commissioner (or, in the case of a nomination made prior to the beginning of the Congress in which the individual would serve as Speaker, is a Member-elect, Delegate-elect, or Resident Commissioner-elect).

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