Notice of Action: H.R. 4613 - Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2005

Monday, June 21, 2004

5:00 P.M.

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H.R. 4613 Appropritations Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2005

The Committee granted, by voice vote, an open rule providing one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Appropriations. The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill. The rule provides that the amendment printed in the Rules Committee report shall be considered as adopted in the House and in the Committee of the Whole. Under the rules of the House the bill shall be read for amendment by paragraph. The rule waives points of order against provisions in the bill, as amended, for failure to comply with clause 2 of rule XXI (prohibiting unauthorized appropriations or legislative provisions in an appropriations bill). The rule authorizes the Chair to accord priority in recognition to Members who have pre-printed their amendments in the Congressional Record. The rule provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions. Section 2 of the resolution provides that upon the adoption of the resolution it shall be in order, any rule of the House to the contrary notwithstanding, to consider concurrent resolutions providing for adjournment of the House and Senate during the month of July.