Notice of Action: H.R. 1229; H.R. 1230

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

5:40 P.M.

                                                                   

H.R. 1229

Natural Resources Judiciary

Putting the Gulf of Mexico Back to Work Act

H.R. 1230

Natural Resources

Restarting American Offshore Leasing Act Now

The Committee granted, by a vote of9 to 3, a structured rule for H.R. 1229. The rule provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Natural Resources. The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill. The rule provides that the amendment recommended by then Committee on Natural Resources shall be considered as adopted. The rule waives all points of order against provisions in the bill, as amended.

The rule makes in order only those amendments to H.R. 1229 printed in Part A of the Rules Committee report accompanying the resolution. The rule provides that 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 in the House or in the Committee of the Whole. The rule waives all points of order against the amendments printed in Part A of the report. The rule provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

The rule further provides a structured rule for H.R. 1230. The rule provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Natural Resources. The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill. The rule waives all points of order against provisions in the bill.

The rule makes in order only those amendments to H.R. 1230 printed in Part B of the Rules Committee report accompanying the resolution. The rule provides that 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 ofthe question in the House or in the Committee of the Whole. The rule waives all points of order against the amendments printed in Part B of the report. The rule provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

Finally; the rule directs the Clerk to, in the engrossment ofH.R. 1229, add the text of H.R. 1230 as passed by the House as new matter at the end ofH.R. 1229.