Dianne Feinstein, Chairman
Bob Bennett, Ranking Member

Welcome to the U.S. Senate Committee on Rules and Administration website. The Rules Committee is one of the oldest committees of the United States Senate. Our origins date back to the early days of the Republic. Our origins date back to the early days of the Republic when the first Senate c... (Read More)

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Greening the Capitol Complex

11.18.2008 - Congress has an opportunity and an obligation to lead the way when it comes to saving energy. The Rules Committee is committed to instituting and administering programs that reduce greenhouse gases and promote energy efficiency.

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United States Capitol Visitor Center

11.18.2008 - The Senate Rules and Administration Committee and the Committee on House Administration oversee operation of the largest expansion of the U.S. Capitol in its 215 year history. The mission of the Capitol Visitor Center is to provide a welcoming and educational environment for visitors to learn about the unique characteristics of the House and the Senate and the legislative process as well as the history and development of the architecture and art of the U.S. Capitol. The Capitol Visitor Center also provides added security, resulting in a safe and secure guest experience. The opening of the Capitol Visitor Center (CVC) on December 2, 2008 marks an exciting and rejuvenating time for Capitol Hill and the beginning of a new experience and opportunity for those visiting the Capitol.

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Discover and learn about the 2009 Inaugural Ceremonies

Since 1901, the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies has been responsible for the planning and execution of the swearing-in ceremonies and the luncheon of the inauguration of the President of the United States at the U.S. Capitol.

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Did You Know?

On March 4 1789, the Senate convened for the first time at New York City's Federal Hall. On April 6, it achieved its first quorum and proceeded to elect a doorkeeper, secretary, and chaplain.

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