Notice of Action: H.R. 2620 - Departments of Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban Development, and Independent Agencies Appropriations Act, 2002

Thursday July 26, 2001

12:30 P.M.

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H.R. 2620 Appropriations Departments of Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban Development, and Independent Agencies Appropriations Act, 2002

The Committee granted, by a vote of 8 to 4, an open rule providing one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chairman 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 bill shall be considered for amendment by paragraph. The rule waives points of order against provisions in the bill for failure to comply with clause 2 of rule XXI (prohibiting unauthorized or legislative provisions in a general appropriations bill and prohibiting reappropriations in a general appropriations bill), except as specified in the rule. The rule provides that the amendment printed in the report of the Committee on Rules accompanying the rule may be offered only by a Member designated in the report and only at the appropriate point in the reading of the bill, shall be considered as read, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question in the House or in the Committee of the Whole. The rule waives all point of order against the amendment printed in the report. The rule waives clause 2(e) of rule XXI (prohibiting non-emergency designated amendments to be offered to an appropriations bill containing an emergency designation) against amendments offered during consideration of the bill. The rule authorizes the Chairman of the Committee of the Whole to accord priority in recognition to Members who have pre-printed their amendments in the Congressional Record. Finally, the rule provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.