Notice of Action: H.R. 1900 - Natural Gas Pipeline Permitting Reform Act

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

3:54 PM

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H.R. 1900

Energy and Commerce

Natural Gas Pipeline Permitting Reform Act

             The Committee granted, by record vote of 8-4, a structured rule for H.R. 1900.  Provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Energy and Commerce.  Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.  Makes in order as original text for purpose of amendment an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 113-25 and provides that it shall be considered as read.  Waives all points of order against the amendment in the nature of a substitute.  Makes in order only those further amendments printed in the Rules Committee report. Each such amendment 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.  Waives all points of order against the amendments printed in the report.  Provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.  

            In section 2, the rule provides that on any legislative day during the period from November 22, 2013, through November 29, 2013: the Journal of the proceedings of the previous day shall be considered as approved; and the Chair may at any time declare the House adjourned to meet at a date and time to be announced by the Chair in declaring the adjournment.

            In section 3, the rule provides that the Speaker may appoint Members to perform the duties of the Chair for the duration of the period addressed by section 2 of the rule.