Notice of Action: House Amendments to the Senate Amendments to H.R. 4899

Thursday, July 1, 2010

5:15 P.M.

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House Amendments to the Senate Amendments to H.R. 4899

Appropriations; Budget

The Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2010

The Committee granted, by a non-record vote, a rule providing for consideration of the Senate amendments to H.R. 4899, making emergency supplemental appropriations for disaster relief and summer jobs for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2010, and for other purposes, with the Senate amendments thereto.  The rule makes in order a motion by the chairman of the Committee on Appropriations to concur in the Senate amendment to the text with each of the five House amendments printed in the Rules Committee report. The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the motion except those arising under clause 10 of rule XXI and provides that the Senate amendments and the motion shall be considered as read. The rule provides that the motion shall be debatable for one hour and 30 minutes as follows: 30 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Appropriations; then 30 minutes equally divided and controlled by Representative Lee of California or her designee and an opponent; and then 30 minutes equally divided and controlled by Representative McGovern of Massachusetts or his designee and an opponent.  The rule provides that the previous question shall be considered as ordered on the motion to final adoption without intervening motion or demand for division of the question except that the question of adoption of the motion shall be divided among the five House amendments, with the first portion of the divided question considered as adopted.  The rule provides that if the remaining portions of the divided question fail of adoption, then the House shall be considered to have rejected the motion and to have made no disposition of the Senate amendment to the text.

The rule provides that upon adoption of the motion specified in the first section of the rule the Clerk shall engross the action of the House under that section as a single amendment; and a motion that the House concur in the Senate amendment to the title shall be considered as adopted.  The rule allows the chair of the Committee on Appropriations to insert in the Congressional Record not later than July 3, 2010, such material as he may deem explanatory of the Senate amendments and the motion specified in the first section of the rule.  The rule provides that House Rule 1493 is hereby adopted.  The rule amends the time periods in clause 10 of rule XXI to align with the Statutory Pay-As-You-Go Act of 2010