Notice of Action: H.R. 2641 – Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2008; H.R. 2642 – Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act, 2008

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

 2:30 P.M.

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H.R. 2642          Appropriations          The Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act, 2008

The Committee granted, by a voice vote, an open rule providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2642) making appropriations for military construction, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and other agencies 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.

H.R. 2641         Appropriations          Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act, 2008        

The Rules Committee granted, by a voice vote, an open rule. The rule provides 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 except clauses 9 and 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 recognition to Members who have preprinted their amendments 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 of the bill to a time designated by the Speaker.