Notice of Action: H.R. 3639; H.R. 2868

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

4:15 P.M.

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H.R. 3639

Financial Services 

Expedited CARD Reform for Consumers Act of 2009

The Committee granted, by a non-record vote, a structured rule providing for consideration of H.R. 3639, the Expedited CARD Reform for Consumers Act of 2009.  The rule provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Financial Services.  The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill except clauses 9 and 10 of rule XXI.  The rule provides that the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Financial Services now printed in the bill, modified by the amendment printed in part A of the report of the Committee on Rules, shall be considered as adopted and provides that the bill, as amended, shall be considered as the original bill for the purpose of further amendment under the five-minute rule and shall be considered as read.  The rule waives all points of order against bill, as amended. 

The rule makes in order only those further amendments printed in part B of the report of the Committee on Rules.  The amendments made in order 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 a division of the question in the House or in the Committee of the Whole.  All points of order against the amendments in part B of the report except for clauses 9 and 10 of rule XXI are waived.  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 the Chair may entertain a motion that the Committee rise only if offered by the chair of the Committee on Financial Services 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). 

H. R. 2868

Homeland Security, Energy and Commerce, Transportation and Infrastructure, Judiciary

Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Act of 2009

The Committee granted, by a non-record vote, a structured rule providing for consideration of H.R. 2868, the “Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Act of 2009.”  The rule provides 90 minutes of general debate equally divided among and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Homeland Security, the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.  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 provides that in lieu of the amendments in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committees on Homeland Security and Energy and Commerce now printed in the bill, the amendment in the nature of a substitute printed in part A of the report accompanying this rule 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 amendment in the nature of a substitute except those arising under clause 10 of rule XXI.  The rule makes in order only those amendments printed in part B of the report of the Committee on Rules.  Each such amendment may be offered only in the order printed in the report of the Committee on Rules, may be offered only by a Member designated, 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.  All points of order against the amendments printed in part B of the Committee report are waived except for clauses 9 and 10 of rule XXI.  The rule provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.  The rule provides that the Chair may entertain a motion that the Committee rise only if offered by the chair of the Committee on Homeland Security or a designee.  The rule provides that the Chair may not entertain a motion to strike out the enacting words of the bill.  Finally, the rule authorizes the Speaker to entertain motions that the House suspend the rules at any time through the legislative day of November 7, 2009. The Speaker or her designee shall consult with the Minority Leader or his designee on the designation of any matter for consideration pursuant to this rule.