Notice of Action: H.R. 2419 – Farm, Nutrition, and Bioenergy Act of 2007

Thursday, July 26, 2007 (Legislative Day of July 25, 2007)

9:25 A.M.

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H.R. 2419        Agriculture         Farm, Nutrition, and Bioenergy Act of 2007 and Reserve Fund En Bloc Amendment

The Committee granted, by vote of 9 to 4, a structured rule. The rule provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Agriculture.  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 Agriculture now printed in the bill, modified by the amendments printed in Part A of the Rules Committee report, shall be considered as adopted in the House and in the Committee of the Whole.  The bill as amended shall be considered as an original bill for the purpose of amendment and shall be considered as read.   All points of order against provisions in the bill, as amended, are waived.

 The rule makes in order only those further amendments printed in part B of this report and amendments en bloc described in section 3 of the resolution.  The amendments made in order may be offered only in the order printed in this report, may be offered only by a Member designated in this report, shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for the time specified in this 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.    Section 3 of the rule allows the Chairman of the Committee on Agriculture to offer amendments en bloc consisting of amendments printed in part B of this report not earlier disposed of or to offer germane modifications to such.   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.  Finally, the rule provides that the Chair may postpone further consideration of the bill to a time designated by the Speaker.