Notice of Action: H.R. 1950 - Foreign Relations Authorization Act, FY 2004-2005

Monday, July 14, 2003

3:00 P.M.

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H.R. 1950 International Relations
Armed Services
Energy and Commerce
the Judiciary
Foreign Relations Authorization Act, FY 2004-2005

The Committee granted, by voice vote, a structured rule providing one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on International Relations. The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill. The rule provides that the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on International Relations now printed in the bill modified by the amendments recommended by the Committees on Armed Services and Energy and Commerce also 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 recommended by the Committee on International Relations modified by the amendments recommended by the Committees on Armed Services and Energy and Commerce.

The rule makes in order only those amendments printed in the Rules Committee report accompanying the resolution and en bloc amendments as described in section 2 of the resolution. The rule provides that amendments shall be considered only in the order specified in the report (except as specified in section 3 of the resolution), may be offered only 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 except as specified in the report, shall be considered as read, 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 and against en bloc amendments as described in section 2 of the resolution. The rule authorizes the chairman of the Committee on International Relations or his designee to offer amendments en bloc consisting of amendments printed in the report, which shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for 20 minutes equally divided and controlled between the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on International Relations or their designees, and shall not be subject to amendment or demand for a division of the question. The rule provides that the original proponent of an amendment included in such amendments en bloc may insert a statement in the Congressional Record immediately before the disposition of the amendments en bloc. The rule allows the Chairman of the Committee of the Whole to recognize for the consideration of any amendment printed in the report out of the order printed, but not sooner than one hour after the chairman of the Committee on International Relations or a designee announces from the floor a request to that effect. Finally, the rule provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

 

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Testimony heard; action deferred.