Notice of Action: H.R. 2918

Thursday, June 18, 2009

7:30 P.M.

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H.R. 2918

Appropriations

Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2010

The Committee granted, by a non-record vote, a structured rule providing for consideration for H.R. 2918, the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2010. The rule provides for one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Appropriations.

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 provisions in the bill for failure to comply with clause 2 of rule XXI.  The rule makes in order the amendment printed in the Rules Committee report, if offered by Representative McCarthy of New York or her designee, which shall be in order without intervention of any point of order, except clauses 9 and 10 of rule XXI, shall be considered as read, shall be separately debatable for 10 minutes equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question.  The rule provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions. 

The rule also provides that it shall be in order, any rule of the House to the contrary notwithstanding, to consider concurrent resolutions providing for the adjournment of the House and Senate during the month of July.