H.Res. 260: H.R. 1433 - District of Columbia House Voting Rights Act of 2007

COMMITTEE ACTION: REPORTED BY A RECORD VOTE OF 7-4 on Thursday March 22 (legislative day, March 21), 2007.
FLOOR ACTION: ADOPTED BY A RECORD VOTE OF 226-195 AFTER AGREEING TO THE PREVIOUS QUESTION BY THE YEAS AND NAYS 228-198 on Thursday March 22, 2007.

MANAGERS: ARCURI/SESSIONS

110th Congress 
1st Session

H.RES. 260

[Report No. 110-63]

 

 

H.R. 1433 – District of Columbia House Voting Rights Act of 2007

  1. Closed rule.
  2. Provides one hour and twenty minutes of general debate, with one hour equally divided and controlled by the Chairman and Ranking Minority Member of the Committee on the Judiciary and twenty minutes equally divided and controlled by the Chairman and Ranking Minority Member of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
  3. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill except those arising under clauses 9 or 10 of Rule XXI.
  4. Provides that the amendment printed in the report shall be considered as adopted and the bill, as amended, shall be considered as read.
  5. Waives all points of order against the bill, as amended.
  6. Provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

 

RESOLUTION

            Resolved, That upon the adoption of this resolution it shall be in order to consider in the House the bill (H.R. 1433) to provide for the treatment of the District of Columbia as a Congressional district for purposes of representation in the House of Representatives, and for other purposes.  All points of order against consideration of the bill are waived except those arising under clause 9 or 10 of rule XXI.  The amendment printed in the report of the Committee on Rules accompanying this resolution shall be considered as adopted.  The bill, as amended, shall be considered as read.  All points of order against the bill, as amended, are waived.  The previous question shall be considered as ordered on the bill, as amended, to final passage without intervening motion except: (1) one hour and twenty minutes of debate, with one hour equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on the Judiciary and 20 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform; and (2) one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

            Sec. 2. During consideration of H.R. 1433 pursuant to this resolution, notwithstanding the operation of the previous question, the Chair may postpone further consideration of the bill to a time designated by the Speaker.

 

SUMMARY OF AMENDMENT CONSIDERED AS ADOPTED

 Conyers/Waxman #15: 
The amendment would (1) strike section 2, which would have included various findings pertaining to the District of Columbia and its lack of congressional representation; (2) strike section 4(d) which would have required the District and Utah Representatives to be sworn in and seated on the same day; (3) offset spending for Utah's new seat by adjusting estimated tax payments for certain individuals by 0.003%; and (4) strike section 6, which would have repealed the Office of Statehood Representative.

 

Text of Amendment Considered as Adopted