H.R. 2559 - Military Construction Appropriations Act, 2004

COMMITTEE ACTION: REPORTED BY VOICE VOTE on Thursday, June 26, 2003 (Legislative day of Wednesday, June 25, 2003).
FLOOR ACTION:ADOPTED BY VOICE VOTE AFTER AGREEING ON THE PREVIOUS BY A RECORD VOTE OF 220-200 on Thursday, June 26, 2003.
MANAGERS: MYRICK/MCGOVERN
108th Congress
1st Session

H.R. 2559 - Military Construction Appropriations Act, 2004

1. Open rule.

2. Provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Appropriations.

3. Under the rules of the House the bill shall be read for amendment by paragraph.

4. Waives points of order against provisions in the bill for failure to comply with clause 2 of rule XXI (prohibiting unauthorized appropriations or legislative provisions in an appropriations bill).

5. Authorizes the Chair to accord priority in recognition to Members who have pre-printed their amendments in the Congressional Record.

6. Provides 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 bill (H.R. 2559) making appropriations for military construction, family housing, and base realignment and closure for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2004, and for other purposes. The first reading of the bill shall be dispensed with. General debate shall be confined to the bill and shall not exceed one hour equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Appropriations. After general debate the bill shall be considered for amendment under the five-minute rule. Points of order against provisions in the bill for failure to comply with clause 2 of rule XXI are waived. During consideration of the bill for amendment, the Chairman of the Committee of the Whole may accord priority in recognition on the basis of whether the Member offering an amendment has caused it to be printed in the portion of the Congressional Record designated for that purpose in clause 8 of rule XVIII. Amendments so printed shall be considered as read. At the conclusion of consideration of the bill for amendment the Committee shall rise and report the bill to the House with such amendments as may have been adopted. The previous question shall be considered as ordered on the bill and amendments thereto to final passage without intervening motion except one motion to recommit with or without instructions.