Notice of Action: H.R. 2218; H.R. 1892

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

6:20 P.M.

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H.R. 2218

Education & the Workforce

Empowering Parents through Quality Charter Schools Act

H.R. 1892

Intelligence

Intelligence Authorization Act, FY 201

           The Committee granted, by voice vote, a structured rule for H.R. 2218.  The rule provides one hour of general debate on H.R. 2218 equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Education and the Workforce.  The rule waives all points of order against consideration of H.R. 2218.  The rule makes in order the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee Education and the Workforce now printed in the bill as an original bill for purpose of amendment and provides that the amendment shall be considered as read.  The rule waives all points of order against the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute.  The rule makes in order only those amendments to H.R. 2218 printed in Part A of the Rules Committee report accompanying the resolution.  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.  The rule waives all points of order against the amendments printed in Part A of the report.  The rule provides one motion to recommit H.R. 2218 with or without instructions.

            The rule further provides for a structured rule for H.R. 1892.  The rule provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.  The rule waives all points of order against consideration of H.R. 1892.  The rule makes in order as original text for the purpose of amendment the Rules Committee Print of H.R. 1892 dated August 31, 2011 and provides that the Print shall be considered as read.  The rule waives all points of order against the Rules Committee Print.  The rule makes in order only those amendments to H.R. 1892 printed in Part B of the Rules Committee report accompanying the resolution.  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.  The rule waives all points of order against the amendments printed in Part B of the Rules Committee report. The rule provides that the chairman of the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence or his designee may offer amendments en bloc consisting of amendments printed in Part B the report not earlier disposed of. Amendments en bloc shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for 10 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence 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 immediately before the disposition of the amendments en bloc.  The rule provides one motion to recommit H.R. 1892 with or without instructions.  Finally, the rule provides that a motion to proceed with regard to a joint resolution of disapproval specified in subsection (a)(1) of section 3101A of title 31, United States Code shall be in order only if offered by the Majority Leader or his designee; and may be offered even following the sixth day specified in subsection (c)(3) of such section but not later than the legislative day of September 14, 2011.