Notice of Action: H.R. 3463; H.R. 527; H.R. 3010

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

6:25 P.M.

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H.R. 3463

House Administration                    Ways & Means   

To reduce Federal spending and the deficit by terminating taxpayer financing of presidential election campaigns and party conventions and by terminating the Election Assistance Commission.

H.R. 527

the Judiciary                                     Small Business

Regulatory Flexibility Improvements Act of 2011

H.R. 3010 

the Judiciary

Regulatory Accountability Act of 2011

                The Committee granted, by a record vote of 7 to 3, a closed rule for H.R. 3463.  The rule provides one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on House Administration.  The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.  The rule provides that the bill shall be considered as read.  The rule waives all points of order against provisions in the bill.  The bill provides one motion to recommit.

                The resolution further provides for consideration of H.R. 527 under a structured rule.  The rule provides one hour of general debate with 40 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on the Judiciary and 20 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Small Business.  The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.  The rule makes in order as original text for the purpose of amendment the Rules Committee print of H.R. 527 dated November 18, 2011 and provides that it shall be considered as read.  The rule waives all points of order against the Rules Committee Print of H.R. 527 dated November 18, 2011.  The rule makes in order only those amendments to H.R. 527 printed in part A of the Rules Committee report.  Each such amendment may be offered only in the order printed in the report, may be offered only by a Member designated in the report, shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for the time specified in the 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 division of the question.  The rule waives all points of order against the amendments printed in Part A of the Rules Committee report.  The rule provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

            The resolution further provides for the consideration of H.R. 3010 under a structured rule.  The rule provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on the Judiciary.  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 the Judiciary now printed in the bill shall be considered as original text 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.  The rule makes in order only those amendments to H.R. 3010 printed in part B of the Rules Committee report.  Each such amendment may be offered only in the order printed in the report, may be offered only by a member designated in the report, shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for the time specified in the 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 division of the question.  The rule waives all points of order against the amendments printed in part B of the Rules Committee report.  The rule provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.  Finally, the rule provides that it shall be in order at any time through the legislative day of December 2, 2011, for the Speaker to entertain motions that the House suspend the rules relating to a measure addressing railway labor.