Notice of Action: H.R. 3867 - Small Business Contracting Program Improvements Act

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

2:55 P.M.

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H.R. 3867      Small Business       Small Business Contracting Program Improvements Act

The Committee granted, by a voice vote, a structured rule. The rule provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Small Business. 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 the bill shall be considered as read.  The rule waives all points of order against provisions of the bill.

The rule makes in order only those amendments printed in the Rules Committee report.  Amendments so printed 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 in the House or in the Committee of the Whole.  The rule waives all points of order against such amendments except those arising under clause 9 or 10 of rule XXI. The rule provides one motion to recommit the bill with or without instructions.  Finally, notwithstanding the operation of the previous question, the Chair may postpone further consideration of the bill to a time designated by the Speaker.