Notice of Action: H.R. 2316 - Honest Leadership and Open Government Act of 2007; H.R. 2317 - Lobbying Transparency Act of 2007

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

 8:45 P.M.

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H.R. 2317     Judiciary    Lobbying Transparency Act of 2007

H.R. 2316     Judiciary, Rules, House Administration    Honest Leadership and Open Government Act of 2007

The Rules Committee granted, by a vote of 7 to 4, a rule providing for consideration of H.R. 2317 and H.R. 2316.

With respect to H.R. 2317, the rule provides a closed rule with one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on the Judiciary.  The amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on the Judiciary, modified by the amendment printed in part A of the report, shall be considered as adopted and the bill, as modified, shall be considered as read.  The rule provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

With respect to H.R. 2316, the rule provides a structured rule with one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on the Judiciary.  The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill except for those arising under clauses 9 or 10 of rule XXI.  The rule considers as an original bill for the purpose of further amendment the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on the Judiciary.  The committee amendment shall be considered as read.  The rule waives all points of order against the committee amendment except for those arising under clauses 9 or 10 of rule XXI.  The rule makes in order those amendments printed in part B of the report and waives all points of order against such amendments except for those arising under clauses 9 or 10 of rule XXI.  The rule provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

The rule permits the Chair, during consideration of either H.R. 2317 or H.R. 2316, to postpone further consideration until a time designated by the Speaker.  Finally, the rule amends the Rules of the House governing Member and staff attendance at charitable events.