H.R. 2738 - United States-Chile Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act and H.R. 2739 - United States-Singapore Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act

COMMITTEE ACTION: REPORTED BY VOICE VOTE on Tuesday, July 22, 2003.
FLOOR ACTION:ADOPTED BY A RECORD VOTE OF 281-144, AFTER AGREEING ON THE PREVIOUS QUESTION BY A RECORD VOTE OF 226-200 on Wednesday, July 23, 2003.
MANAGERS: DREIER/HASTINGS (FL)
108th Congress
1st Session

H.R. 2738 - United States-Chile Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act and H.R. 2739 - United States-Singapore Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act

1. Provides for consideration of H.R. 2738 under a closed rule.

2. Provides two hours of debate in the House on H.R. 2738 with one hour and forty minutes equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Ways and Means and twenty minutes equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on the Judiciary.

3. Waives all points of order against consideration of H.R. 2738.

4. Provides that pursuant to section 151(f)(2) of the Trade Act of 1974, the previous question shall be considered as ordered on H.R. 2738 to final passage without intervening motion.

5. Provides for consideration of H.R. 2739 under a closed rule.

6. Provides two hours of debate in the House on H.R. 2739 with one hour and forty minutes equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Ways and Means and twenty minutes equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on the Judiciary.

7. Waives all points of order against consideration of H.R. 2739.

8. Provides that pursuant to section 151(f)(2) of the Trade Act of 1974, the previous question shall be considered as ordered on H.R. 2739 to final passage without intervening motion.

9. Provides that during consideration of H.R. 2738 or H.R. 2739, notwithstanding the operation of the previous question, the Chair may postpone further consideration of the bill to a time designated by the Speaker.

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RESOLUTION

Resolved, That upon the adoption of this resolution it shall be in order without intervention of any point of order to consider in the House the bill (H.R. 2738) to implement the United States-Chile Free Trade Agreement. The bill shall be considered as read for amendment. The bill shall be debatable for two hours, with one hour and forty minutes equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Ways and Means and twenty minutes equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on the Judiciary. Pursuant to section 151(f)(2) of the Trade Act of 1974, the previous question shall be considered as ordered on the bill to final passage without intervening motion.

Sec. 2. Upon the adoption of this resolution it shall be in order without intervention of any point of order to consider in the House the bill (H.R. 2739) to implement the United States-Singapore Free Trade Agreement. The bill shall be considered as read for amendment. The bill shall be debatable for two hours, with one hour and forty minutes equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Ways and Means and twenty minutes equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on the Judiciary. Pursuant to section 151(f)(2) of the Trade Act of 1974, the previous question shall be considered as ordered on the bill to final passage without intervening motion.

Sec. 3. During consideration of H.R. 2738 or H.R. 2739 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.