Notice of Action: H.R. 4157 – Health Information Technology Promotion Act of 2006

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

9:30 P.M.


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H.R. 4157 -

Energy & Commerce
Ways & Means

Health Information Technology Promotion Act of 2005

The Committee granted, by a vote of 9 to 4, a structured rule providing one hour of general debate, with 35 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and 25 minutes 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. The rule provides that in lieu of the amendments recommended by the Committees on Energy and Commerce and Ways and Means now printed in the bill, the amendment in the nature of a substitute printed in part A of the Rules Committee report accompanying the resolution, modified by the amendment printed in part B of the report, shall be considered as adopted in the House and in the Committee of the Whole. The rule provides that the bill, as amended, shall be considered as the original bill for the purpose of further amendment and shall be considered as read. The rule waives all points of order against provisions in the bill as amended. The rule makes in order only those further amendments printed in part C of the Rules Committee report. The rule provides that the amendments printed in part C of the report 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 the amendments in the Rules Committee report. The rule provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions. The rule provides that after passage of H.R. 4157, it shall be in order to consider in the House S. 1418. The rule waives all points of order against the Senate bill and against its consideration. The rule provides that it shall be in order to move to strike all after the enacting clause of the Senate bill and to insert in lieu thereof the provisions of H.R. 4157 as passed by the House. The rule waives all points of order against that motion. The rule provides that if the motion is adopted and the Senate bill, as amended, is passed, then it shall be in order to move that the House insist on its amendments to S. 1418 and request a conference with the Senate thereon. Finally, the rule provides that H.Res. 924 is laid on the table.

 

H.R. 5766 -

Government Reform
Rules
the Budget

Government Efficiency Act of 2006

Testimony heard; Action deferred.

 

Emergency Measure

H.Res. ___ -

Rules

Waiving a requirement of clause 6(a) of rule XIII with respect to the same day consideration of certain resolutions reported by the Rules Committee

The Committee granted, by voice vote, a rule waiving clause 6(a) of rule XIII (requiring a two-thirds vote to consider a rule on the same day it is reported from the Rules Committee) against certain resolutions reported from the Rules Committee. The rule applies the waiver to any special rule reported on the legislative day of July 27, 2006, providing for consideration or disposition of any of the following measures: (1) a conference report to accompany the bill (H.R. 2830) to amend the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 and the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to reform the pension funding rules, and for other purposes; (2) a bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to increase the unified credit against the estate tax to an exclusion equivalent of $5,000,000, to repeal the sunset provision for the estate and generation-skipping taxes, and to extend expiring provisions, and for other purposes.