H.R. 2606 - Foreign Operations Appropriations for FY 2000

COMMITTEE ACTION: REPORTED BY VOICE VOTE on Tuesday, July 27, 1999.
FLOOR ACTION: ADOPTED BY RECORD VOTE OF 256 - 172 on Thursday, July 29, 1999.
MANAGERS: DIAZ-BALART/HALL
106th Congress 
1st Session
H.RES. 263
[Report No. 106-269]

H.R. 2606 -- Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2000

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. Allows that the bill be open to 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 or legislative provisions or transfers of funds in a general appropriations bill).

5. Provides that before consideration of any other amendment it shall be in order to consider the amendments printed in part A of the Rules Committee report which shall be considered only in the order printed in the report.

6. Provides that the amendment printed in part B of the report may be offered only at the appropriate point in the reading of the bill.

7. Provides that the amendments printed in the report may be offered only by a Member designated in the report, shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, and shall not be subject to amendment.

8. Waives all points of order against the amendments printed in the report.

9. Allows the chairman of the Committee of the Whole to accord priority in recognition to Members who have pre-printed their amendments in the Congressional Record.

10. 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.

11. 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. 2606) making appropriations for foreign operations, export financing, and related programs for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2000, 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. Before consideration of any other amendment it shall be in order to consider the amendments printed in part A of the report of the Committee on Rules accompanying this resolution. Each amendment printed in part A of the report may be considered only in the order printed in the report. The amendment printed in part B of the report may be offered only at the appropriate point in the reading of the bill. Each amendment printed in the report may be offered only by a Member designated in the report, shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, and shall not be subject to amendment. All points of order against the amendments printed in the report are waived. During consideration of the bill for further 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. 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 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.


AMENDMENTS MADE IN ORDER

Summary of Amendments Made in Order

Text of Amendments Made in Order (In .PDF Format)

PART A

Smith (NJ) Amendment | Greenwood Amendment

PART B

Pitts Amendment