Council of the District of Columbia

The Chairman of the Council is the Chairman of the Committee of the Whole (COW), and all Councilmembers are part of the committee.  The COW meets on the third Tuesday of each month, except during periods of Council recess, to consider measures pending in the Committee and measures which have been reported and filed by other committees. During COW meetings, bills can also be introduced and referred to other committees.  Each bill and resolution reported by the several Council committees are referred to the COW to make sure the measure is legally sufficient and complies with Council rules, and that its fiscal impact statement is sound.


Committee of the Whole Council Period 22 Rules

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