Notice of Action: H.R. 1947 - Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013 (AMENDMENT CONSIDERATION)

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

11:32 PM

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H.R. 1947

Agriculture

the Judiciary

Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013 (AMENDMENT CONSIDERATION)

The Committee granted, by voice vote, a rule providing for further consideration of H.R. 1947 under a structured rule. The rule provides no additional general debate. The rule 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 113-14, modified by the amendment printed in part A of the Rules Committee report. That amendment in the nature of a substitute shall be considered as read. The rule waives all points of order against that amendment in the nature of a substitute. The rule makes in order only those further amendments printed in part B of the report and amendments en bloc described in section 3 of the resolution. Each amendment printed in part B of the report 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debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, may be withdrawn by its proponent at any time before action thereon, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question.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 part B of the report or against amendments en bloc as described in section 3 of the resolution.

In Section 3, the rule provides that it shall be in order at any time for the chair of the Committee on Agriculture or his designee to offer amendments en bloc consisting of amendments printed in part B of 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 chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Agriculture 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 en bloc may insert a statement in the Congressional Record.

In Section 4, the rule provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.