Notice of Action: H.R. 4715

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

 3:15 P.M. 
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H.R. 4715

Transportation & Infrastructure

Clean Estuaries Act of 2010

The Committee granted, by voice vote, a structured rule providing for consideration of H.R. 4715, the “Clean Estuaries Act of 2010.”  The rule provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by 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 the bill shall be considered as read.  The rule waives all points of order against the bill.  The rule further makes in order only those amendments printed in 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 this 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 are waived except those arising under clause 9 or 10 of rule XXI.  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 Transportation and Infrastructure or a designee.  The rule provides that the Chair may not entertain a motion to strike out the enacting words of the bill. 

The rule waives 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 a resolution reported through the legislative day of Friday, April 16, 2010, providing for consideration of a measure relating to the extension of unemployment insurance.  The rule provides that it shall be in order at any time through the legislative day of Friday, April 16, 2010, for the Speaker to entertain motions that the House suspend the rules relating to a measure addressing the extension of unemployment insurance.