Notice of Action: H.R. 1646 - Foreign Relations Authorization Act

Wednesday, May 9, 2001

5:30 P.M.

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H.R. 1646 International Relations Foreign Relations Authorization Act for Fiscal Years 2002 and 2003

The Committee granted, by voice vote, a structured rule providing one hour of general debate to be equally divided and controlled between the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on International Relations. The rules waives all points of order against the consideration of the bill and the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute. The rule makes in order only those amendments printed in the Rules Committee report accompanying the resolution.

The rule provides that each amendment printed in the report shall be offered only in the order printed in the report, except as specified in section 2 of the resolution, shall be offered by a Member designated in the report, 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 a division of the question in the House or in the Committee of the Whole. The rule waives all points of order against such amendments.

The rule allows the chairman of the Committee of the Whole to permit amendments printed in the Rules Committee report to be considered out of the order printed, provided that the Majority Leader or his designee announces such a request form the floor no sooner than one hour before its consideration. Finally, the rule provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.