Notice of Action: H.R. 1429 - Improving Head Start Act of 2007; H.R. 1868 - Technology Innovation and Manufacturing Stimulation Act of 2007; H.R. 1867 - National Science Foundation Authorization Act of 2007

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

5:15 P.M.

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AnchorAnchor H.R. 1429      Education & Labor      Improving Head Start Act of 2007 

The Committee granted, by a voice vote, a structured rule.  The rule provides 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 for 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 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 committee amendment in the nature of a substitute except for clauses 9 and 10 of Rules XXI.

The rule makes in order only those amendments printed in this report and provides that they 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.  The rule waives all points of order against the amendments printed in the report except for clauses 9 and 10 of Rule XXI.  The rule provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.  Finally, 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.

H.R. 1868    Science and Technology   Technology Innovation and Manufacturing Stimulation Act of 2007

The Committee granted, by a voice vote, a structured rule.  The rule provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Science and Technology. 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 Science and Technology now printed in the bill shall be considered as an original bill for the purpose of amendment and shall be considered as read.  All points of order against the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute are waived except clauses 9 and 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.

H.R. 1867    Science and Technology    National Science Foundation Authorization Act of 2007

The Committee granted, by a voice vote, an open rule with a preprinting requirement.  The rule provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Science and Technology.

The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill except those arising under clauses 9 and 10 of rule XXI.  The rule makes in order the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Science and Technology as an original bill for the purpose of amendment. The rule waives all points of order against the amendment in the nature of a substitute except clauses 9 and 10 of Rule XXI.  The rule provides that notwithstanding clause 11 of rule XVIII, no amendment to the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute shall be in order except those printed in the portion of the Congressional Record designated for that purpose in clause 8 of rule XVIII and except pro forma amendments for the purpose of debate. Each amendment so printed may be offered only by the Member who caused it to be printed or his designee and shall be considered as read.  The rule provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.  Finally 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.