Notice of Action: H.R. 2217 – Department of the Interior and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2002

Wednesday June 20, 2001

2:30 P.M.

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H.R. 2217 Appropriations Department of the Interior and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2002

The Committee granted, by voice vote, an open rule providing one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Appropriations. The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill. The rule waives points of order against provisions in the bill for failure to comply with clause 2 of rule XXI (prohibiting unauthorized or legislative provisions in an appropriations bill), except as specified in the rule. The rule provides that the bill shall be considered for amendment by paragraph. The rule waives points of order during consideration of the bill against amendments for failure to comply with clause 2(e) of rule XXI (prohibiting non-emergency designated amendments to be offered to an appropriations bill containing an emergency designation). The rule authorizes the Chair to accord priority in recognition to Members who have pre-printed their amendments in the Congressional Record. Finally, the rule provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.