Notice of Action: H.R. 3093 – Departments of Commerce and Justice, and Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill, 2008.

Monday July 23, 2007

5:40 P.M.

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H.R. 3093        Appropriations        Departments of Commerce and Justice, and Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2008

The Committee granted, by a vote of 9 to 0, an open rule. The rule provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Appropriations.

The rule provides that the bill shall be considered as read.  The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill except those arising under clause 9 or 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.  Amendments so printed shall be considered as read.  The rule provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.  The rule permits the Chair, during consideration of the bill in the House, to postpone further consideration of it to a time designated by the Speaker.  Finally, the rule permits the chairman of the Committee on Appropriations to file, on behalf of the Committee, a supplemental report to accompany H.R. 3093.