Notice of Action: H.R. 1851 - Section 8 Voucher Reform Act of 2007; H.R. 2956 - Responsible Redeployment from Iraq Act

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

4:45 P.M.

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H.R. 1851        Financial Services         Section 8 Voucher Reform 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 Financial Services. 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 Financial Services 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 theRules Committee report accompanying the resolution.  The further 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 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. 2956         Armed Services, Foreign Affairs     Responsible Redeployment from Act

The Committee granted, by a voice vote, a closed rule. The rule provides for four hours of debate, with three hours equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Armed Services and one hour equally divided and controlled by the Committee on Foreign Affairs.

The rule waives all points of order against the bill and its consideration except those arising under clause 9 or 10 of rule XXI.  The rule provides that the bill shall be considered as read.  The rule provides one motion to recommit.  Finally, the rule permits the Chair, during consideration of the bill, to postpone further consideration of it to a time designated by the Speaker.