Notice of Action: H.R. 2638 - Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2008

Monday, June 11, 2007

5:30 P.M.


H.R. 2638          Appropriations   The Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2008

The Committee granted, by a vote of 10 to 0, an open rule providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2638) making appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2008, and for other purposes.  The rule provides for one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Appropriations. 

The bill shall be considered as read.  The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill except those arising under clause 9 or 10 of rule XXI.  The rule waives points of order against provisions in the bill for failure to comply with clause 2 of rule XXI.  During consideration of the bill for amendment, the Chairman of the Committee of the Whole may accord priority in recognition on the basis of whether the Member offering an amendment has caused it to be printed in the Congressional Record.  The rule provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.  Finally, the rule permits the Chair, during consideration of the bill in the House, to postpone further consideration to a time designated by the Speaker.