Notice of Action: H.R. 3222 – Department of Defense Appropriations Bill, 2008; Conference Report to Accompany H.R. 1495 – Water Resources Development Act of 2007

Tuesday, July 31, 2007 
4:20 P.M. 
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H.R. 3222      

Appropriations    

Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2008

The Committee granted, by voice vote, 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.  Finally, 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.

Conference Report to accompany H.R. 1495

Transportation and Infrastructure 

Water Resources Development Act of 2007 

The Committee granted, by a voice vote, a rule providing for the consideration of the conference report to accompany H.R. 1495.  The rule waives all points of order against the conference report and its consideration.  The rule also considers the conference report as read.