Notice of Action: HR 1886; HR 2410

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

6:15 P.M. 

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H. R. 1886  

Foreign Affairs

Enduring Assistance and Cooperation Enhancement Act of 2009

H. R. 2410

Foreign Affairs

Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 2010 and 2011

The Committee granted, by a non-record vote, a structured rule for H.R. 1886, providing one hour of general debate in the House equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs. The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill except for clauses 9 and 10 of rule XXI.  The amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Foreign Affairs now printed in the bill, modified by the amendment printed in part A of the  report of the Committee on Rules, shall be considered as adopted.  The rule waives all points of order against provisions of the bill, as amended.  The rule provides that the bill, as amended, shall be considered as read.  The rule makes in order the further amendment in the nature of a substitute printed in part B of the report of the Committee on Rules, if offered by Representative Ros-Lehtinen of Florida or her designee, which shall be in order without intervention of any point of order except those arising under clause 9 or 10 of rule XXI, shall be considered as read, and shall be separately debatable for 30 minutes equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent.  The rule provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions. 

The resolution also provides for consideration of H.R. 2410, the “Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 2010 and 2011,” under a structured rule. The rule provides one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs and 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 Foreign Affairs, 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 part C of the report of the Committee on Rules. The rule provides that the amendments made in order may be offered only in the order printed in the report of the Committee on Rules, may be offered only by a Member designated in the Committee 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 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 H.R. 2410 with or without instructions.  Finally, the rule provides that in the engrossment of H.R. 2410, the text of H.R. 1886, as passed by the House, shall be added as new matter at the end of H.R. 2410.