Notice of Action: H. R. 4213; H. R. 4173

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

5:10 P.M.

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H. R. 4213

Ways and Means

Tax Extenders Act of 2009

The Committee granted, by a nonrecord vote, a closed rule providing for consideration of H.R. 4213, the “Tax Extenders Act of 2009.”  The rule provides one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Ways and Means.

The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill except those arising under clause 9 or 10 of rule XXI.  The rule provides that the bill shall be considered as read.  The rule waives all points of order against the bill.  Finally, the rule provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

H. R. 4173

Financial Services, Agriculture, Energy and Commerce, Judiciary, Rules, Budget, Oversight and Government, Ways and Means

The Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2009

The Committee granted, by a nonrecord vote, a rule providing for consideration of H.R. 4173, “The Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2009.”  The rule provides three hours of general debate with two hours to be equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the C ommittee on Financial Services, 30 minutes to be equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Agriculture, and 30 minutes to be equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Energy and Commerce.  The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill except those arising under clause 9 or 10 of rule XXI.

The rule provides that the amendment printed in the report of the Committee on Rules shall be considered as adopted in the House and in the Committee of the Whole. The rule provides that the Committee of the Whole shall rise without motion after general debate and that no further consideration of the bill shall occur except pursuant to a subsequent order of the House.  The rule also provides that the Chair of the Committee of the Whole may entertain a motion that the Committee rise only if offered by the chair of the Committee on Financial Services or his designee.