H.R. 5010 - Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2003

COMMITTEE ACTION: REPORTED BY VOICE VOTE on Wednesday, June 26, 2002.
FLOOR ACTION: ADOPTED BY VOICE VOTE on Thursday, June 27, 2002.
MANAGERS: MYRICK/FROST
107th Congress
2nd Session

H.R. 5010 - Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2003

1. Open rule.

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

3. Waives all point of order against consideration of the bill.

4. Waives clause 2 of rule XXI (prohibiting unauthorized or legislative provisions in an appropriations bill) against provisions in the bill.

5. Provides that the bill shall be considered for amendment by paragraph.

6. Authorizes 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.

7. Provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

8. Provides that upon adoption of the resolution it shall be in order, any rule of the House notwithstanding, to consider concurrent resolutions providing for adjournment of the House and Senate during the month of July.

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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. 5010) making appropriations for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2003, and for other purposes. The first reading of the bill shall be dispensed with. All points of order against consideration of the bill are waived. 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.

Sec. 2. That upon the adoption of this resolution it shall be in order, any rule of the House to the contrary notwithstanding, to consider concurrent resolutions providing for adjournment of the House and Senate during the month of July.