In the House, a two-thirds majority may suspend the rules and bring a bill directly to the floor. Often, a voice vote is used to suspend the rules on non-controversial bills.
A time-saving procedure used in the House and reserved for non-controversial legislation, under which a favorable vote of two-thirds of those Representatives present and voting is required for passage. Debate is limited to 40 minutes and no amendments are permitted. If a bill does not attain passage under suspension of the rules, it can still be considered later under regular procedures.
In order to take any action contrary to the procedures set forth in the Joint Rules, Senate or House Rules, the chamber must agree to suspension of the Rules.
Procedural action in the House whereby a two-thirds majority can vote to bring a measure to a vote after 40 minutes of debate.
Parliamentary procedure whereby actions can be taken which would otherwise be out of order. A 2/3 vote is required to suspend the rules.
An expedited procedure for considering legislation in the House. Time for debate is severely restricted, no floor amendments are allowed, but a two-thirds majority is required for passage.
A procedure in the House that limits debate on a bill to 40 minutes, bars amendments to the legislation and requires a 2/3 majority of those present and voting for the measure to be passed.
A measure used by the House to expedite passage of a bill. A favorable vote of two-thirds of those present is required for passage and no floor amendments are permitted. This occurs for noncontroversial legislation.
In the United States House of Representatives, suspension of the rules is a procedure generally used to quickly pass non-controversial bills.