Notice of Action: H.R. 2989 - Departments of Transportation and Treasury, and Independent Agencies Appropriations Bill, 2004

Wednesday, September 3, 2003

5:00P.M.

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H.R. 2989 Appropriations Transportation, Treasury, and Independent Agencies Appropriations Act, 2004

The Committee granted, by voice vote, an open rule providing 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. Under the rules of the House the bill shall be read for amendment by paragraph. The rule waives points of order against provisions in the bill for failure to comply with clause 2 of rule XXI (prohibiting unauthorized appropriations or legislative provisions in an appropriations bill), except as specified in the resolution. The rule authorizes the Chair to accord priority in recognition to Members who have pre-printed their amendments in the Congressional Record. Finally, the rule provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.