Notice of Action: H.R. 3523; H.R. 4628

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

7:15 P.M.
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H.R. 3523       Intelligence                                         Cyber Intelligence Sharing & Protection Act
H.R. 4628       Education & the Workforce                        Interest Rate Reduction Act

            The Committee granted, by voice vote, a structured rule for H.R. 3523.  The rule provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.  The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.  The rule makes in order as original text for purpose of amendment the amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 112-20 and provides that it 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 printed in the Rules Committee report.  Each such amendment may be offered only in the order printed in the report, may be offered only by a Member designated in the report, shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for the time specified in the 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.  The rule waives all points of order against the amendments printed in the report.  The rule provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

            The rule further provides that it shall be in order at any time through the legislative day of April 27, 2012, for the Speaker to entertain motions that the House suspend the rules, as though under clause 1 of rule XV, relating to the following measures:  H.R. 2096, the Cybersecurity Enhancement Act of 2011; H.R. 3834, the Advancing America’s Networking and Information Technology Research and Development Act of 2012; and H.R. 4257, the Federal Information Security Amendments Act of 2012. 

            The rule provides further for a closed rule for consideration of H.R. 4628.  The rule provides one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Education and the Workforce.  The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill and provides that it shall be considered as read.  The rule waives all points of order against provisions in the bill.  The rule provides one motion to recommit. 

Finally, the rule provides that the Committee on Appropriations may, at any time before 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 2, 2012, file privileged reports to accompany measures making appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2013.