Notice of Action: H.R. 2262 - Hardrock Mining and Reclamation Act of 2007; H.R. 3920 - Trade and Globalization Assistance Act of 2007

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

5:25 P.M.

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H.R. 2262     Natural Resources    Hardrock Mining and Reclamation Act of 2007

The Committee granted, by a voice vote, a structured rule providing one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Natural Resources. The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill except clauses 9 and 10 of Rule XXI.  The rule provides that the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Natural Resources now printed in the bill shall be considered as an original bill for the purpose of amendment and shall be considered as read.  All points of order against the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute are waived except clause 10 of rule XXI.  

The rule makes in order only those amendments printed in the Rules Committee report.  The amendments made in order may be offered only in the order printed in the Rules Committee 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 a division of the question in the House or in the Committee of the Whole.  All points of order against the amendments except for clauses 9 and 10 of rule XXI are waived.  The rule provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.  The rule provides that, notwithstanding3920 the operation of the previous question, the Chair may postpone further consideration of the bill to a time designated by the Speaker.

H.R. 3920      Ways & Means; Education & Labor       Trade and Globalization Assistance Act of 2007     

The Committee granted, by a voice vote, a structured rule providing one hour of debate, with 40 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Ways and Means and 20 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Education and Labor.

The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill except those arising under clause 9 or 10 of rule XXI.  The rule provides that the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Ways and Means, modified by the amendment printed in part A of the Rules Committee report, shall be considered as adopted and the bill, as amended, shall be considered as read.  The rule waives all points of order against provisions in the bill, as amended. 

The rule makes in order the substitute amendment printed in part B of the report if offered by Rep. Jim McCrery (R-LA) or his designee.  The rule provides that the substitute amendment shall be considered as read and debatable for one hour equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent.  The rule waives all points of order against the substitute amendment except those arising under clause 9 or 10 of rule XXI.  The rule provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.  Finally, the rule permits the Chair, during consideration of the bill, to postpone further consideration of it to a time designated by the Speaker.