Notice of Action: H.R. 2219

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

4:50 P.M.

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Activity Report for the First Quarter of the 112th Congress

Population of subcommittees of the Committee on Rules

H.R. 2219

Appropriations

Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2012

            The Committee granted, by voice vote, an open rule providing one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair 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.  Under the Rules of the House the bill shall be read for amendment by paragraph.  The rule authorizes the Chair to accord priority in recognition to Members who have pre-printed their amendments in the Congressional Record.  The rule provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.  The rule Establishes a standing order of the House, which prohibits consideration of an amendment to a general appropriation bill proposing both a decrease in an appropriation designated as costs of the Global War on Terror pursuant to section 301 of House Concurrent Resolution 34 and an increase in an appropriation not so designated, or vice versa.

            Also, the Committee on Rules constituted, by voice vote, its subcommittees as follows:

Legislative and Budget Process: Mr. Sessions, chairman; Ms. Foxx; Mr. Woodall; Mr. Webster; Mr. Dreier; Mr. McGovern, ranking member; and Ms. Slaughter. Rules and Organization of the House: Mr. Nugent, chairman; Mr. Bishop of Utah; Mr. Scott of South Carolina; Mr. Dreier; Mr. Hastings of Florida, ranking member; Mr. Polis.  Pursuant to clause 1(d) of Rule XI, the Committee ordered reported by voice vote its semiannual report on activities of the Committee for the first quarter of the 112th Congress.