Notice of Action: H.R. 1540

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

7:20 P.M.

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 H.R. 1540      Armed Services                     National Defense Authorization Act, FY 2012

            The Committee granted, by voice vote, a structured rule providing for further consideration of the bill.  The rule provides for no additional general debate.  The rule provides that the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Armed Services 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.  The rule provides that no amendments shall be in order except those amendments printed in the Rules Committee report accompanying the resolution and amendments en bloc described in section 3 of the resolution.  The rule provides that the amendments made in order 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.  The rule waives all points of order against the amendments printed in the report or against amendments en bloc described in section 3 of this resolution.  Section 3 of the resolution provides that the chairman of the Committee on Armed Services or his designee may offer amendments en bloc consisting of amendments printed in the report not earlier disposed of.  Amendments en bloc shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for 20 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Armed Services or their designees, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question.  The original proponent of an amendment included in such amendments may insert a statement in the Congressional Record immediately before the disposition of the amendments en bloc.  Finally, the rule provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.