Notice of Action: H.R. 3081; H.R. 2701

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

5:50 P.M. 

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H.R. 3081 

Appropriations

Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2010

The Committee granted, by a record vote of 8 to 2, a structured rule providing for consideration of H.R. 3081, the Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2010.  The rule provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Appropriations.  The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill except for clauses 9 and 10 of rule XXI.  The rule waives all points of order against provisions in the bill for failure to comply with clause 2 of rule XXI. 

The rule makes in order the amendment printed in part A of the report of the Committee on Rules, and the amendments printed in part B of the report.  The rule provides that each such amendment shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for 10 minutes equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question in the House or in the Committee of the Whole.  All points of order against such amendments are waived except those arising under clause 9 or 10 of rule XXI.  The rule also provides that the amendments printed in part B of the report may be offered only at the appropriate point in the reading. 

The rule provides that for those amendments reported from the Committee of the Whole, the question of their adoption shall be put to the House en gros and without demand for division of the question.  The rule provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.  

The rule provides that after consideration of the bill for amendment, the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Appropriations or their designees each may offer one pro forma amendment to the bill for the purpose of debate, which shall be controlled by the proponent.  The rule provides that the Chair may entertain a motion that the Committee rise only if offered by the chair of the Committee on Appropriations or his designee and that the Chair may not entertain a motion to strike out the enacting words of the bill (as described in clause 9 of rule XVIII).  Finally, the rule provides that during consideration of the bill, the Chair may reduce to two minutes the minimum time for electronic voting.

H.R. 2701 

Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence

Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010

The Committee granted, by a record vote of 8 to 2, a structured rule providing for consideration of H.R. 2701, the “Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010.”  The rule provides for one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.

The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill except those arising under clause 9 of rule XXI.  The rule provides that the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence 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 committee amendment. 

The rule makes in order only those amendments printed in the report of the Committee on Rules and waives all points of order against such amendments except those arising under clause 9 or 10 of rule XXI.

The amendments made in order may be offered only in the order printed in the Rules Committee report, may be offered only by a Member designated in the Committee 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.

The rule provides for the reporting to the House of the amendment in the nature of a substitute, as amended, and the ordering of the previous question on the bill and amendments except one motion to recommit with or without instructions.  It provides that the Chair may entertain a motion that the Committee rise only if offered by the chair of the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence or a designee.  It provides that the Chair may not entertain a motion to strike out the enacting words of the bill (as described in clause 9 of rule XVIII).  Finally, during consideration of the bill, the Chair may reduce to two minutes the minimum time for electronic voting under clause 6 of rule XVIII and clauses 8 and 9 of rule XX.