Notice of Action: H.R. 2584

Thursday, July 21, 2011

4:25 P.M.


H.R. 2584


Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, FY 2012

            The Committee granted, by record vote of 7 to 4, 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 provides that the amendment printed in Section 2 of the resolution, striking section 427 of the bill, shall be considered as adopted.  The rule waives points of order against provision 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 and that the bill shall be considered for amendment under the five-minute rule.  The rule authorizes the Chair to accord priority in recognition to Member who have pre-printed their amendments in the Congressional Record.  Finally, the rule provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.