I am making a political website, and I have data on all of the roll call votes of the 113th Congress.
The roll call votes have several categories, and one of them is passage-suspension. In regards to suspension of the rules, Wikipedia says,
A suspension motion sets aside all procedural and other rules that would otherwise prohibit the House from consideration of the measure, but the specific rules that are to be suspended are never mentioned in the motion. Typically, a suspension motion is phrased as a motion to "suspend the rules and pass the bill," and, if the Motion is agreed to, the bill is considered to be passed by the House.
What rules are actually being suspended. I mean that as in, how would the bill be handled differently without suspending the rules to pass it?
I also noticed that this type of roll-call vote only happens in the House and must be motioned by the speaker and agreed to by 2/3 majority.
I am trying to decide how much weight these types of votes have to be used as a basis of comparison of different legislators.