Notice of Action: H.R. 31; H.R. 1385

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

 5:35 P.M. 

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H.R. 31       

Natural Resources

Lumbee Recognition Act

H.R. 1385       

Natural Resources

Thomasina E. Jordan Indian Tribes of Virginia Federal Recognition Act of 2009

The Committee granted, by a non-record vote, a rule providing for consideration of H.R. 31, the “Lumbee Recognition Act,” under a closed rule providing one hour of general debate in the House equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Natural Resources. The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill except for clauses 9 and 10 of rule XXI.  The amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Natural Resources now printed in the bill shall be considered as adopted.  The rule waives all points of order against provisions of the bill, as amended.  The rule provides that the bill, as amended, shall be considered as read.  The rule provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions. 

The rule also provides for consideration of H.R. 1385, the “Thomasina E. Jordan Indian Tribes of Virginia Federal Recognition Act of 2009,” under a structured rule. The rule provides one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Natural Resources and waives all points of order against consideration of the bill except clauses 9 and 10 of rule XXI.  The rule provides that the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Natural Resources, now printed in the bill, shall be considered as an original bill for the purpose of amendment and shall be considered as read.  The rule waives all points of order against the amendment in the nature of a substitute except for clause 10 of rule XXI the bill.  The rule makes in order only those amendments printed in the Rules Committee report. The rule provides that the amendments made in order may be offered only in the order printed in the report, may be offered only by a Member designated in this report, shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for the time specified in this report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question in the House or in the Committee of the Whole.  The rule waives all points of order against the amendments printed in the report except for clauses 9 and 10 of rule XXI.  Finally, the rule provides one motion to recommit H.R. 1385 with or without instructions.