Notice of Action: H.R. 10

Thursday, December 1, 2011

4:22 P.M.
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H.R. 10           the Judiciary                          Regulations From the Executive in Need of
                        Rules                                         Scrutiny (REINS) Act of 2011

            The Committee granted, by a vote of 6 to 4, a structured rule providing one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on the Judiciary.  The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.  The rule provides that the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Rules now printed in the bill, as modified by the amendment in part A of the Rules Committee report, shall be considered as adopted.  The rule provides that the bill, as amended, shall be considered as original text for the purpose of further amendment and shall be considered as read.  The rule waives all points of order against provisions in the bill, as amended.  The rule makes in order only those further amendments printed in part B of 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 part B of the Rules Committee report.  The rule provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions. 

The rule provides that during any recess or adjournment of not more than three days, if in the opinion of the Speaker the public interest so warrants, then the Speaker or his designee, after consultation with the Minority Leader, may reconvene the House at a time other than that previously appointed, within the limits of clause 4, section 5, article I of the Constitution, and notify Members accordingly.  Finally, the rule provides that clause 3 of rule XXIX shall apply to the availability requirements for a conference report and the accompanying joint statement under clause 8(a)(1) of rule XXII.