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This protocol provides further guidance for the adherence of Rule 28 of the Rules of the House Republican Conference which provides that:

The Republican Leader shall not schedule, or request to have scheduled, any bill or resolution for consideration under suspension of the Rules which…expresses appreciation, commends, congratulates, celebrates, recognizes the accomplishments of, or celebrates the anniversary of, an entity, event, group, individual, institution, team or government program; or acknowledges or recognizes a period of time for such purposes…


A resolution of bereavement, or condemnation, or which calls on others (such as a foreign government) to take a particular action, but which does not otherwise violate the provisions of Rule 28 is eligible to be scheduled under suspension of the Rules.