Notice of Action: H.R. 1173

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

3:06 P.M.
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H.R. 1173       Energy & Commerce                        Fiscal Responsibility and Retirement
                          Ways & Means                                    Security Act of 2011

            The Committee granted, by voice vote, a modified open rule providing one hour of general debate on the bill, with 40 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Energy and Commerce and 20 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Ways and Means.  The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.  The rule makes in order the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Energy and Commerce now printed in the bill as original text for the purpose of amendment and provides that it shall be considered as read.  The rule waives all points of order against the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute.  The rule makes in order only those amendments that are submitted for printing in the Congressional Record not later than the legislative day of Tuesday, January 31, 2012, or pro forma amendments for the purpose of debate.  Each such amendment may be offered only by the Member who cause it to be printed or a designee and each amendment shall be considered as read if printed.  The rule provides that the bill shall be considered for amendment for a period not to exceed three hours.  Finally, the rule provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.