Notice of Action: H.R. 2643 – Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2008

Monday, June 25, 2007 

5:05 P.M.

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H.R. 2643          Appropriations          Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2008

The Committee granted, by a voice vote, an open rule providing for consideration of H.R. 2643, the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2008.  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 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 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 of the bill to a time designated by the Speaker.