Notice of Action: H.R. 4310

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

11:59 P.M.
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H.R. 4310       Armed Services                     National Defense Authorization Act, FY 2013

            The Committee granted, by a record vote of 8 to 1, a rule providing for further consideration of H.R. 4310 under a structured rule.  The rule provides no additional general debate.  The rule makes in order as original text for purpose of amendment an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of Rules Committee Print 112-22 and provides that it shall be considered as read.  The rule waives all points against the amendment in the nature of a substitute.  The rule makes in order only those amendments printed in the Rules Committee report accompanying the resolution and amendments en bloc described in section 3 of the resolution.  The rule provides that the amendments printed in the report 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 or against amendments en bloc described in section 3 of the resolution.  Section 3 of the resolution provides that it shall be in order at any time for the chair of the Committee on Armed Services or his designee to offer amendments en bloc consisting of amendments printed in the report not earlier disposed of.  Amendments en bloc shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for 20 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Armed Services or their designees, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question.  The original proponent of an amendment included in such amendment en bloc may insert a statement in the Congressional Record.  Finally, the rule provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.