Notice of Action: H. Con. Res. 63 - Disapproving of the decision of the President announced on January 10, 2007, to deploy more than 20,000 additional United States combat troops to Iraq.

Monday, February 12, 2007

10:40 P.M.

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H. Con. Res. 63

Armed Services, Foreign Affairs

Disapproving of the decision of the President announced on January 10, 2007, to deploy more than 20,000 additional United States combat troops to Iraq.    

The Committee granted, by a vote of 9 to 4, a closed rule. The rule provides for the following general debate in the House:  1) not beyond midnight on Tuesday, February 13, 2007; 2) not beyond midnight on Wednesday, February 14, 2007;  and 3) 12 hours beginning on Thursday, February 15, 2007.  All debate is equally divided and controlled by the Majority and Minority Leader or their designees.  The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the concurrent resolution and provides that the concurrent resolution shall be considered as read.

The rule provides that the Majority Leader at any time, after consultation with the Minority Leader, may extend debate time for an additional hour.  The rule also provides that, notwithstanding the operation of the previous question, the Chair may AnchorAnchorpostpone further consideration of the bill to a time designated by the Speaker.  Finally, the rule contains one motion to recommit which may not contain instructions.