Notice of Action: HR 1

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

 7:45 P.M. 

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H.R. 1

Appropriations; Budget

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009

The Committee granted, by a vote of 9 to 2, a rule providing for further consideration of H.R. 1, the “American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.”  The rule provides an additional one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Appropriations.

The rule provides that the amendment printed in part A of the report of the Committee on Rules shall be considered as adopted in the House and in the Committee of the Whole.  The bill, as amended, shall be considered as the original bill for purpose of further amendment and shall be considered as read.  The rule waives all points of order against provisions of the bill, as amended. 

The rule provides that no further amendment shall be in order except those printed in part B of the Rules Committee report. Each further amendment may be offered only in the order printed, may be offered only by a Member designated, shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for the time specified equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, and shall not be subject to amendment or demand for division of the question.  The rule waives all points of order against such further amendments except those arising under clause 9 of rule XXI.  The rule provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

The rule provides that the chair of the Committee on Appropriations shall insert in the Congressional Record not later than February 4, 2009, such materials as he may deem explanatory of appropriations measures for fiscal year 2009.  Finally, the rule provides that the chair of the Committee on Ways and Means may file a supplemental report to accompany H.R. 598.