Notice of Action: House Amendment to the Senate Amendment to H.R. 3773 – FISA Amendments Act of 2008

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

5:50 P.M.

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H.R. 3773  

Judiciary; Intelligence  

House Amendment to the Senate Amendment to H.R. 3773 – FISA Amendments Act of 2008

The Committee granted, by voice vote, a rule providing for consideration of the Senate amendment to the bill H.R. 3773, the “FISA Amendments Act of 2008.”  The rule provides that it is in order for the chairman of the Committee on the Judiciary to make a motion that the House concur in the Senate amendment to H.R. 3773 with the amendment printed in the Rules Committee report accompanying the rule.

The rule waives all points of order against the motion except those arising under clause 10 of rule XXI.  The rule provides that the Senate amendment and the motion shall be considered as read.  It further provides that the motion shall be debatable for one hour, with 40 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on the Judiciary and 20 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.  Finally, the rule provides that, notwithstanding the operation of the previous question, the Chair may postpone further consideration of the motion to a time designated by the Speaker.