Notice of Action: H.R. 1540; H.R. 1216

Monday, May 23, 2011

5:50 P.M.

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H.R. 1540

Armed Services

National Defense Authorization Act, FY 2012

H.R. 1216

Energy & Commerce

To amend the Public Health Service Act to convert funding for graduate medical education in qualified teaching health centers from direct appropriations to an authorization of appropriations.

     The Committee granted, by non record vote, a modified open rule for H.R. 1216. The rule provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Energy and Commerce.  The rule waives all points of order against consideration of H.R. 1216.  The rule provides that after general debate H.R. 1216 shall be considered for amendment under the five-minute rule and shall be considered as read.  The rule waives all points of order against provisions in H.R. 1216. The rule makes in order only those amendments that are received for printing in the Congressional Record dated May 23, 2011 and pro forma amendments for the purpose of debate.  The rule provides that each amendment received for printing in the Congressional Record may be offered only by the Member who submitted it for printing or their designee, and that each such amendment shall be considered as read.  The rule provides one motion to recommit H.R. 1216 with or without instructions.

     The rule further provides for general debate of H.R. 1540.  The rule provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Armed Services.  The rule waives all points of order against H.R. 1540.  The rule provides that no further consideration of the bill shall occur except pursuant to a subsequent order of the House.  The rule waives clause 6(a) of Rule XIII (requiring a two-thirds vote to consider a rule on the same day it is reported from the Rules Committee) against any resolution reported from the Rules Committee providing for consideration or disposition of a measure addressing expiring provisions of the USA PATRIOT Improvement and Reauthorization Act of 2005, through the legislative day of May 27, 2011.