Notice of Action: Senate Amendment to H.R. 2; S. 352

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

 6:40 P.M. 

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Senate Amendment to H.R. 2

Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means

Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009

The Committee granted, by a non-record vote, a rule providing for consideration of the Senate amendment to H.R. 2, the Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009.  The rule makes in order a motion offered by the chair of the Committee on Energy and Commerce or his designee that the House concur in the Senate amendment.  The rule provides for one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Energy and Commerce and the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Ways and Means.

The rule waives all points of order against the motion except those arising under clause 10 of rule XXI.  The rule provides that the Senate amendment and the motion shall be considered as read.

S. 352

Energy and Commerce

DTV Delay Act

The Committee granted, by a non-record vote, a closed rule providing for consideration of S. 352, the “DTV Delay Act.”  The rule provides one hour of debate 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 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.  The rule provides one motion to commit the bill with or without instructions.

Finally, the rule amends section 2 of H. Res. 92 to provide that the chair of the Committee on Appropriations shall insert in the Congressional Record no later than February 26, 2009, such material as he may deem explanatory of appropriations measures for fiscal year 2009.

The Committee also adopted, by a non-record vote, its oversight plan for the 111th Congress, and authorized its transmission to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform and the Committee on House Administration.