Notice of Action: H.R. 3996 - Temporary Tax Relief Act of 2007

Thursday, November 8, 2007

4:10 P.M.

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H.R. 3996     Ways and Means      Temporary Tax Relief Act of 2007     

The Committee granted, by a vote of 6 to 3, a structured rule providing one hour of debate in the House equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Ways and Means.

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 amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Ways and Means now printed in the bill shall be considered as adopted and the bill, as amended, shall be considered as read.  The rule waives all points of order against provisions in the bill, as amended.

The rule makes in order a substitute amendment if offered by Rep. McCrery (R-LA) or his designee.  The rule provides that the substitute amendment shall be considered as read and shall be debatable for one hour equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent.  The rule provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.  Finally, the rule permits the Chair, during consideration of the bill, to postpone further consideration of it to a time designated by the Speaker.