Notice of Action: H.R. 2693 - Popcorn Workers Lung Disease Prevention Act; H.J. Res. 52 – Making continuing appropriations for the fiscal year 2008, and for other purposes

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

4:45 P.M.

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H.R. 2693      Education and Labor        Popcorn Workers Lung Disease Prevention Act    

The Committee granted, by a vote of 7 to 3, with one member voting present, a structured rule providing one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Education and Labor. The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill except clauses 9 and 10 of Rule XXI.  The rule provides that the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Education and Labor now printed in the bill shall be considered as an original bill for the purpose of amendment and shall be considered as read.  All points of order against the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute are waived except clause 10 of Rule XXI

The rule makes in order only those amendments printed in the Rules Committee report.  The amendments made in order may be offered only in the order printed in the report, may be offered only by a Member designated in the report, shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for the time specified in this report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for a division of the question in the House or in the Committee of the Whole.  All points of order against the amendments except for clauses 9 and 10 of Rule XXI are waived.  The rule provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.  The rule provides that, notwithstanding the operation of the previous question, the Chair may postpone further consideration of the bill to a time designated by the Speaker.

H.J.Res. 52      

Appropriations        

Making continuing appropriations for the fiscal year 2008, and for other purposes

The Committee granted, by a voice vote, a closed rule providing one hour of general debate in the House equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Appropriations.

The rule waives all points of order against the joint resolution and against its consideration except clauses 9 and 10 of Rule XXI.   The rule also provides that the joint resolution shall be considered as read.    The rule provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.  The rule provides that the Chair may postpone further consideration of the joint resolution to a time designated by the Speaker and tables House Resolution 659.