Notice of Action: H.R. 2842

Monday, March 5, 2012

5:20 P.M.
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H.R. 2842       Natural Resources                 Bureau of Reclamation Small Conduit Hydropower
                                                                              Development and Rural Jobs Act of 2011

            The Committee granted, by voice vote, a modified open rule.  The rule provides one hour of general debate 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.  The rule makes in order the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Natural Resources as original text for purpose of amendment, and provides that each section shall be considered as read.  The rule waives all points of order against the amendment in the nature of a substitute.  The rule makes in order only those amendments that are submitted for printing in the Congressional Record dated at least one day before the day of consideration of the amendment and pro forma amendments for the purpose of debate.  Each amendment submitted for printing in the Congressional Record may be offered only by the Member who submitted it for printing or the Member’s designee and shall be considered as read if printed.  The rule provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.  Finally, the rule provides that the chair of the Committee on Financial Services may file a supplemental report to accompany H.R. 3606.