Carl's Capitol Comments

Bills move from committee to the House floor


The House of Representatives finished hearing bills in committee this past week. The next two weeks will be devoted to hearing bills on the House floor.

Of the 1,987 House bills and joint resolutions introduced this year, only 503, or 25%, made it through the committee process. This compares to 494 measures that passed in committee in 2020 out of 1,378 filed, equaling 36%; and 450 of 1,756 in 2019 – 26%.

Some of the measures never made it to committee. Others received a do-not-pass recommendation – or too many no votes – to advance from committee.

Interestingly, committee votes are...

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