Notice of Action: H.R. 1424 - Paul Wellstone Mental Health and Addiction Equity Act of 2007; H.R. 2857 - Generations Invigorating Volunteerism and Education Act

March 4, 2008

6:50 P.M.

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H.R. 1424 

Education and Labor;
Ways and Means;
Energy and Commerce 

Paul Wellstone Mental Health and Addiction Equity Act of 2007

The Committee granted, by voice vote, a closed rule providing for consideration of H.R. 1424, the Paul Wellstone Mental Health and Addiction Equity Act of 2007. The rule provides two hours of general debate in the House with 40 minutes equally divided and controlled by the Chairman and Ranking Minority Member of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, 40 minutes equally divided and controlled by the Chairman and Ranking Minority Member of the Committee on Ways and Means, and 40 minutes equally divided and controlled by the Chairman and Ranking Minority Member of the Committee on Education and Labor.  The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill except for clauses 9 and 10 of rule XXI.  

The rule provides that the bill shall be considered as read.  The rule provides that in lieu of the amendments recommended by the Committees on Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means, and Education and Labor, the amendment in the nature of a substitute printed in this report shall be considered as adopted.  The rule waives all points of order against the bill as amended.  The rule provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.  The rule provides that in the engrossment of H.R. 1424, the text of H.R. 493, as passed the House, shall be added at the end of H.R. 1424. Finally, the rule provides that the Chair may postpone further consideration of the bill to a time designated by the Speaker.

H.R. 2857  

Education and Labor  

Generations Invigorating Volunteerism and Education (GIVE) Act

The Committee granted, by voice vote, a structured rule providing one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Education and Labor. The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill except clauses 9 and 10 of rule XXI.  The rule provides that the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Education and Labor now printed in the bill shall be considered as an original bill for the purpose of amendment and shall be considered as read.  The rule waives all points of order against the amendment in the nature of a substitute except for clause 10 of rule XXI.

The rule makes in order only those amendments printed in this report.  The amendments made in order may be offered only in the order printed in this report, may be offered only by a Member designated in this report, shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for the time specified in this 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 a division of the question in the House or in the Committee of the Whole.  All points of order against the amendments except for clauses 9 and 10 of rule XXI are waived.  The rule provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.  The rule provides that, notwithstanding the operation of the previous question, the Chair may postpone further consideration of the bill to a time designated by the Speaker.