Notice of Action: H.R. 2745 - Henry J. Hyde United Nations Reform Act of 2005

Wednesday, June 15, 2005

3:10 P.M.

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H.R. 2745 -

International Relations

Henry J. Hyde United Nations Reform Act of 2005

The Committee granted, by voice vote, a structured rule providing 20 minutes of general debate to be equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on International Relations. The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill. The rule provides that the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on International Relations now printed in the bill shall be considered as an original bill for the purpose of amendment and shall be considered as read. The rule waives all points of order against the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on International Relations.

The rule makes in order only those amendments printed in the Rules Committee report and amendments en bloc described in section 3 of the resolution. The rule provides that amendments shall be considered only in the order specified in the report, may be offered only by a Member designated in the report, shall be debatable for the time specified in the report, shall not be subject to amendment, shall be considered as read, 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 points of order against amendments printed in the Rules Committee report and amendments en bloc described in section 3 of the resolution.

The rule provides for an additional 20 minutes of general debate on the topic of accountability of the United Nations prior to consideration of amendments printed in subpart A of Part 1 of the report; an additional 10 minutes of general debate on the topic of United Nations peacekeeping operations prior to consideration of amendments printed in subpart B of Part 1 of the report; an additional 10 minutes of general debate on the topic of the International Atomic Energy Agency prior to consideration of amendments printed in subpart C of Part 1 of the report; an additional 20 minutes of general debate on the topic of human rights prior to consideration of amendments printed in subpart D of Part 1 of the report; an additional 20 minutes of general debate on the topic of the Oil-for-Food Program prior to consideration of amendments printed in subpart E of Part 1 of the report.

The rule authorizes the chairman of the Committee on International Relations or his designee to offer amendments en bloc consisting of amendments in part 2 of the report or germane modifications thereto, which shall be considered as read except that modifications shall be reported, which shall not be subject to amendment or a demand for division of the question in the House or in the Committee of the Whole, and which shall be debatable for 20 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on International Relations or their designees. Finally, the rule provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.