H.Con.Res. 42 – Peacekeeping Operations in Kosovo Resolution

COMMITTEE ACTION: REPORTED BY VOICE VOTE on Wednesday, March 10, 1999.
FLOOR ACTION: ADOPTED BY A RECORD VOTE OF 218-201 AFTER AGREEING TO THE PREVIOUS QUESTION BY THE YEAS AND NAYS 219 - 203 on Wednesday, March 17, 1999.
MANAGERS: DIAZ-BALART/HALL
106th Congress 
1st Session
H.RES. 103
[Report No. 106-48]

H.CON.RES. 42 – PEACEKEEPING OPERATIONS IN KOSOVO RESOLUTION

1. Modified open rule.

2. Provides for two hours of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on International Relations.

3. Provides that the concurrent resolution shall be open to amendment at any point.

4. Makes in order only those amendments printed in the Congressional Record.

5. Provides that each amendment printed in the Congressional Record may be offered only by the Member who caused it to be printed or his designee, and each amendment shall be considered as read.

6. Allows the Chairman of the Committee of the Whole to postpone votes during consideration of the bill, and to reduce voting time to five minutes on a postponed question if the vote follows a fifteen minute vote.

7. Provides for one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

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RESOLUTION

Resolved, That at any time after the adoption of this resolution the Speaker may, pursuant to clause 2(b) of rule XVIII, declare the House resolved into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for consideration of the concurrent resolution (H.Con.Res. 42) regarding the use of United States Armed Forces as part of a NATO peacekeeping operation implementing a Kosovo peace agreement. The first reading of the concurrent resolution shall be dispensed with. General debate shall be confined to the concurrent resolution and shall not exceed two hours equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on International Relations. After general debate the concurrent resolution shall be considered for amendment under the five-minute rule. The concurrent resolution shall be considered as read. No amendment to the concurrent resolution shall be in order except those printed in the portion of the Congressional Record designated for that purpose in clause 8 of rule XVIII and except pro forma amendments for the purpose of debate. Each amendment so printed may be offered only by the Member who caused it to be printed or his designee and shall be considered as read. The chairman of the Committee of the Whole may: (1) postpone until a time during further consideration in the Committee of the Whole a request for a recorded vote on any amendment; and (2) reduce to five minutes the minimum time for electronic voting on any postponed question that follows another electronic vote without intervening business, provided that the minimum time for electronic voting on the first in any series of questions shall be 15 minutes. At the conclusion of consideration of the concurrent resolution for amendment the Committee shall rise and report the concurrent resolution to the House with such amendments as may have been adopted. The previous question shall be considered as ordered on the concurrent resolution to final adoption without intervening motion except one motion to recommit with or without instructions.