a means of forcing a bill out of a committee to the House floor for a vote
a motion to discharge a committee of its responsibilities over a given piece of legislation
an official motion to relieve a committee of its responsibilities over a given piece of legislation
a procedural mechanism designed to force stalled legislation out of committee)
a procedural mechanism to bring a bill directly to the House floor for consideration
a procedure that circumvents the regular legislative process and can bring a measure to the floor for a vote without the approval of House Leadership
a rare maneuver used to bypass House leadership and bring legislation up for a vote by gaining the signatures of the majority of House members
a rare tool used to bypass the committee structure of the House when leadership refuses to allow a bill to advance
A notice seeking to remove a bill from a committee.
Starts a process in the House of Representatives to force a bill out of committee. A successful petition requires the signatures of 218 members, which is a majority of the House.
A notice filed one day in advance of an attempt to take a bill or resolution from a committee.
A procedure for bringing to the House floor a bill that has been stalled or blocked in a committee. To succeed, the petition must be signed by the majority of House members.
A petition that if signed by a majority of the House, 218 members, requires a bill to come out of a committee and be moved to the floor of the House.
A discharge petition is a means of bringing a bill out of committee and to the floor of the United States House of Representatives without the cooperation of the leadership. It requires the signature of a simple majority of House members.