Maryland Congressman Jamie Raskin (D) has been named chairman of a newly created subcommittee of the House Rules Committee. The Subcommittee on Expedited Procedures will look into ways of fast-tracking certain pieces of legislation, in the committee and on the House floor.

The subcommittee is being created following an amendment that Raskin offered to the Rules panel’s rules for the 116th Congress. Bills will be referred to the subcommittee at the discretion of Rules Chair James P. McGovern (D-Mass.).

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