H.Res. 809: H.R. 3996 - Temporary Tax Relief Act of 2007

COMMITTEE ACTION: REPORTED BY A RECORD VOTE OF 6-3 on Thursday November 8, 2007.
FLOOR ACTION: ADOPTED BY A RECORD VOTE OF 220 – 185 AFTER AGREEING TO THE PREVIOUS QUESTION BY THE YEAS AND NAYS 215 – 185 on Friday November 9, 2007.

 

MANAGERS:McGOVERN/HASTINGS(WA)

110th Congress 
1st Session

H.RES. 809

[Report No. 110-438]

H.R. 3996 – Temporary Tax Relief Act of 2007

  1. Structured rule.
  1. Provides one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Ways and Means.
  1. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill except those arising under clause 9 or 10 of rule XXI.
  1. Provides that the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Ways and Means now printed in the bill shall be considered as adopted and the bill, as amended, shall be considered as read.
  1. Waives all points of order against provisions of the bill, as amended.  This waiver does not affect the point of order available under clause 9 of rule XXI (regarding earmark disclosure).
  1. Makes in order an amendment in the nature of a substitute if offered by Rep. McCrery of Louisiana or his designee.
  1. Provides that the substitute amendment shall be considered as read and shall be separately debatable for one hour equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent.
  1. Provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.
  1. Provides that, 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 to consider in the House the bill (H.R. 3996) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend certain expiring provisions, 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 in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Ways and Means now printed in the bill shall be considered as adopted.  The bill, as amended, shall be considered as read.  All points of order against provisions of the bill, as amended, are waived.  The previous question shall be considered as ordered on the bill, as amended, and on any amendment thereto, to final passage without intervening motion except: (1) one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Ways and Means; (2) an amendment in the nature of a substitute, if offered by Representative McCrery of Louisiana or his designee, which shall be considered as read, and shall be separately debatable for one hour equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent; and (3) one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

            Sec. 2.  During consideration of H.R. 3996 pursuant to this resolution, notwithstanding the operation of the previous question, the Chair may postpone further consideration of the bill to such time as may be designated by the Speaker.