Notice of Action: H.R. 2352; H. Res. 456

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

6:00 P.M.

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H.R. 2352

Small Business

Job Creation Through Entrepreneurship Act of 2009

The Committee granted, by a non-record vote, a structured rule providing for consideration of H.R. 2352, the Job Creation Through Entrepreneurship Act of 2009.  The rule provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Small Business. 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 Small Business now printed in the bill shall be considered as an original bill for the purpose of amendment and shall be considered as read.  The rule waives all points of order against the amendment in the nature of a substitute except for 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 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.

H. Res. 456

Rules

Providing for the consideration of the Senate amendment to H.R. 627, the Credit Cardholders' Bill of Rights Act of 2009

The Committee granted, by a non-record vote, a rule providing for consideration of the Senate amendment to H.R. 627, the Credit Cardholders' Bill of Rights Act of 2009.  The rule makes in order a motion by the Chairman of the Committee on Financial Services to concur in the Senate amendment.  The rule waives all points of order against the motion except clause 10 of rule XXI.  The rule provides that the Senate amendment and the motion shall be considered as read.  The rule provides one hour of debate on the motion equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Financial Services. The rule provides that the question of adoption of the motion shall be divided for a separate vote on concurring in section 512 of the Senate amendment. The rule further provides that if either portion of the divided question fails of adoption, then the House shall be considered to have made no disposition of the Senate amendment.  The rule provides that House Resolution 450 is laid on the table.